STO Open Beta – First Night

I got home last night and found that my download was complete.  The Star Trek Online client was ready to install.

I ran the installer.  That went well.

I logged in and let it patch.  Also good.

And then I was told that the server was down, but that it would be up soon.  No big deal.

At some point after the server came up, I logged in.  I got to see the Cryptic and Atari logos as well as the cool loading screen.

Loading Screen Engaged!

And then that was about it for the excitement.

After that, the only two messages I saw were:


and

over and over again.

Not the most auspicious start for me I suppose.

But then again, it was the first night of open beta for a popular game.  Problems are to be expected.

It was persistent enough that I began to wonder if it was some sort of replay of the UDP issue I was having with Pirates of the Burning Sea way back when. (PotBS comparisons with STO seem to en vogue at the moment.)  However, a check of the forums showed that other people were having the same issue.

So there was no Star Fleet activity at our house on the first night of open beta.

But World of Warcraft was there for me.  I got on just in time to run Wintergrasp and call it a night.

6 thoughts on “STO Open Beta – First Night

  1. angrygamer09

    Nah it was just the game not you. I got in for about 2 hours from 6-8 then had a WoW 10 man raid. They are still stress testing so it was laggy and running like garbage so you didn’t miss too much. A lot of rubber banding and things like that, missions not working etc etc

    I got some good phaser combat footage though :)

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  2. Blue Kae

    Definitely was the server and not you. I think their player population jumped exponentially from closed to open beta. I was seeing a lot of issues when switching instances that I’d never seen in closed beta. Either Cryptic didn’t expect everyone who got an open beta key to try to login simultaneously or they were using this as an opportunity to stress test their servers. I expect the experience will smooth out during the course of this week.

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  3. pitrelli

    Hmm did none of you learn from Champions Online? (for the record I liked champions but the state of it at release was terrible)
    For that matter did they not learn anything from releasing champions? Sloppy stuff

    I’d stay well clear of this game unless your a trekie

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