The Legacy of Romulus update has Cryptic working around the clock.
Try naming a single online game that didn't have launch issues during an update. Yeah, neither can I. It seems to be part and parcel of playing an MMORPG, and Star Trek Online is certainly no exception, with its freshly launched Legacy of Romulus update drawing the servers to a halt, forcing developer Cryptic to respond to complaints.
The biggest issue has been long queues to get into the server, especially for those not subscribed - some players have reported queue positions as large as 22,000. Additionally, many are finding themselves stuck on a loading screen while the servers groan beneath the weight of so many people.
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"Getting you in-game and having fun with a great playing experience is our top priority!" said the Facebook post. "We are all hands on deck and will be throughout the day/night."
The developer mentioned that lifetime subscribers and gold members had priority positions in the queue, and that their wait should be "fairly short" as opposed to free players, and that the servers' current troubles "shouldn't be the norm." The post also mentioned a smaller issue with mail not being able to be deleted, something else they were working to fix.
With all this fuss, all I can say is whew! I'm glad I decided to wait till the weekend, when things might have calmed down a bit. Server issues aside, Legacy of Romulus is looking pretty sweet, so let's hope Cryptic get things straightened out soon.
Source: STO's Official Facebook