Hey there, it’s Dave here, posting from inside Star Trek Online head start. Or rather, *trying* to post from inside Star Trek Online head start. You see, it seems that when tried to log in, I got a ‘server is full’ message and was placed in a queue to log into the game.
Let me say that again: I was put on hold while trying to log into a game that I have invested a not-inconsiderable amount of my finances into…2 days before the official release.
This is really not a good sign. Now more than likely, 90% of the people that were going to play this game already pre-ordered it, and there’s a lot of Star Trek fans world-wide that have been waiting for this. However, I don’t think the player base is going to be nearly the size of WoW (11 million +), and I’ve never had an issue logging into a WoW server whose status is ‘Full’.
Another little matter that I discovered Friday morning: all throughout Beta-testing, we were limited to only 2 character slots. I figured that this was only for the durration of the beta test so as not to overload the game. But lo and behold, I log in on Friday morning when the servers go live and for real for the head start…and I’m still only limited 2 character slots.
Seriously, what the Hell are they smoking over at Cryptic? They already have a char-gen issue by forcing players that only want to play Klingons to grind to level 6 before making a Klingon character; now they’re forcing those players to devote 50% of their character slots to a Federation character that they’ll NEVER PLAY AGAIN?
Of course, if you get the lifetime subscription of the locked in 1-year subscription (a program which ends the day before the official release date), you get a whopping *2* extra character slots. Fascinating.
Come on, Cryptic. Get your act together here. I’ve been defending you for a while now. Don’t let this turn into the ‘Kamp Krusty’ episode of ‘The Simpsons’ with me and quite a few others, curled up, rocking back and forth, and chanting ‘The fixes are coming…the fixes are coming…the fixes are coming…’