Agree with OP. And to an earlier poster.....of course you americans are also crashing. ITS 1 SERVER for the WHOLE WORLD. Having a US Cluster and and EU Cluster would lighten the workload for each. Ofc ya also would need an Oceana/Asia cluster too. The workload is far too great for 1 server. As Blizz found with wow. I suspect the 1 server isnt for 'fraternity and togetherness etc'. Its more likely to save on costs initially and have an earlier release.
And Maidel comparing sto with a game with far "simpler" mechanics ? eve is a "click-and-play", as such It takes considerably less out of the cluster to run.
And Lets not forget Star trek Online being a star trek product, which Is something a considerable amount of people grew up watching, has the potential to become considerably more populated, Infact I am fairly certain that It allrdy has more players then eve..
The current ping for Eu players, atleast for me and my "neighbours" is horrible... 250-350ish... and in best case scenario with flawless servers we would still be getting 150 at best. which Is acceptable, but not nearly as enjoyable as no noticeable lag.
While having 1 server for CO Is fine, lets face It, Co Is a "minor" game, It never had the potential to become anything more then that, when Its forced to compete with its own siblings.
Setting up a new server In Europe would obviously not be something thats done overnight... But I would hope that cryptic Is willing to atleast consider start working toward a european server cluster, afterall the more enjoyable and smooth the game is the longer we will keep paying for it...
Don't do it. European Trekers are a nice people, and Trek is all about egalitarianism and united in an effort to make the galaxy a better place. We need the more moderate veiw to bring ballance to the Trek collective. Certainly they need unfettered access, but do not cull them from the heard!!!