Did I miss a downtime announcement, or is this a bonus one? Website is down as well, so can't even go there to check.
They just took it down yesterday for a couple hours for maintenance and patching, how's it down again already (and since it's 3am in CA, doubt this was 'scheduled') Are they rushing things through without testing them enough? Maybe we could do patching once a week, and test it more beforehand? Or is the code really just getting that unwieldly and out of control, that they can't handle things without reboots every 15-20 hours, and can't do simple patches without it interfering with other unrelated systems?
Annoying, this is my 30-40 min every morning that i get to rotate the DOFF assignments on all my toons, maybe play a quick mission if it gets done quickly. Almost always see the maintenance announcements in the morning, but they are usually for around 9-10 am ET, so don't affect me as I'm working. Per the DOFFJOBS page, looked like there was finally a MIlitary Base mission in the colonial chain I'd been waiting a couple weeks to find...
Yeah, they announced a maintenance patch and update around 7 PM PST, that would last from 12 AM to 2 AM PST. It was a patch update, too, though I don't know what it updated.
Two more newbie questions:
1) Is there any point in keeping the ships you get early in the game?
I didn't keep my Miranda, but I kept my Constitution class, my Galaxy class, and my Sovereign. Then I bought other ships. It's a personal preference. You can keep up to 8 ships. More if you pay for extra slots.
2) Are shuttles ever used for anything, or are they just something to buy for fun?
There are shuttle missions in the game, but after that, yeah, they're just fun to have.