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Old January 13 2012, 01:46 AM   #541
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I assume those were all necessary backend changes... the interface should be the last thing changed to reflect and utilize what they did before.
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Old January 13 2012, 10:00 AM   #542
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"On Thursday January 12th from 6:00AM to 10:00AM PDT (1300 to 1700 UTC) we will be performing scheduled maintenance on the Star Trek Online shards and website. Both will be offline for the duration."

That's the ENTIRETY of the announcement yesterday. It clearly says the shards will be "offline for the duration".
The problem with that announcement was that the date in the thread title was the 11th. Since there WAS maintenance on the 11th, I didn't bother to read it yesterday.
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Old January 13 2012, 10:12 AM   #543
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There's another maintenance scheduled. When you load the launcher it says:

"We will be bringing down Holodeck on Friday, January 13th from 7:00AM to 9:00AM
PDT (1400 to 1600 UTC) in order to perform maintenance and apply a new patch. We
will provide an update once the maintenance has been completed."


I'll be glad when the 17th gets here and they won't need to patch so much.
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Old January 13 2012, 03:15 PM   #544
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My first bug report was filed yesterday. I was doing the Klingon Academy event and had collected just over 70 particle fragments in about 32 minutes, putting me on course to collect 120 for over 4,000 dilithium. That's when I scanned a particle and all of a sudden all the particles in my inventory got used up. One after the next I had a stream of messages covering my screen saying "You used 1 particle fragment". I lost all that effort and over half an hour of my time was wasted. Argh !!
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Old January 13 2012, 04:07 PM   #545
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Maybe there is a hard cap that is broken? Next time turn in at 60 and then go for the next batch of 60. Son if that happens again, you dont lose everything.
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Old January 13 2012, 04:24 PM   #546
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I've never had that happen before. There is a cap of 99 for the particle fragments, but then it starts a new slot in your inventory. I was able to collect 105 fragments just the other day and had no issues. I blame the latest patch.
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Old January 13 2012, 05:29 PM   #547
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I browse the forum all the time over there, and it seems to be a common problem.
Hopefully you can get it corrected!
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Old January 13 2012, 06:41 PM   #548
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Of course, you'll also note that we seem to be having 3-6 hours of 'scheduled maintenance' just about every single day lately. Can't say quite what's being fixed, but they are taking things down a lot to do it. Can't recall the last time I logged in in the AM and didn't see a message that the server would be down for a few hours today...

It looks like what they are doing (all in preperation for the opfficial F2P launch) is:

- Tieing in to PWE's network backend across the board (as anyone with a PWE account from PWE's other F2P titles - OR a Cryptic account (from CO and or STO) can log into STO now and make a character.

- Most likely expanding and adding server hardware on BOTH the patch server, game server and web server farms to handle what they expect to be a flood of new F2P player starting on 1/17/12.

- Getting the final tweaks in (patch wise) to the game servers and game client so that the game looks as 'polished' as possible for STO; again to make/give a good impression to these new players so they'll decide to keep playing and spend real money of Cryptic C-Points for the STO C-Store (which will be STO's main revenue sourse going forward.

It'll be interesting to see just what level of server load there is on the 17th of January as new players hit the servers (including the first few disruntled SWToR players who's first 30 day 'free month' is ending that same week; and those who decide not to continue subbing to SWToR may be looking for a space based/sci-fi MMO alternative. -- ALSO I'm not knocking TOR as I'm playing it as well as STO, but the fact is - with ALL MMOs not everyone who buys/tries it stays after the first month; and TOR, while a good MMO (if you like WoW style gound mechanics) has its flaws and issues as well.)
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Old January 13 2012, 07:38 PM   #549
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My first bug report was filed yesterday. I was doing the Klingon Academy event and had collected just over 70 particle fragments in about 32 minutes, putting me on course to collect 120 for over 4,000 dilithium. That's when I scanned a particle and all of a sudden all the particles in my inventory got used up. One after the next I had a stream of messages covering my screen saying "You used 1 particle fragment". I lost all that effort and over half an hour of my time was wasted. Argh !!

Was any of the particles left over from an earlier event? Did you have to leave the map then return? Those scenarios have resulted in my particle fragments being used automatically.
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Old January 13 2012, 08:26 PM   #550
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My first bug report was filed yesterday. I was doing the Klingon Academy event and had collected just over 70 particle fragments in about 32 minutes, putting me on course to collect 120 for over 4,000 dilithium. That's when I scanned a particle and all of a sudden all the particles in my inventory got used up. One after the next I had a stream of messages covering my screen saying "You used 1 particle fragment". I lost all that effort and over half an hour of my time was wasted. Argh !!

Was any of the particles left over from an earlier event? Did you have to leave the map then return? Those scenarios have resulted in my particle fragments being used automatically.
Nope. I did the Federation Academy event at 8pm with one toon with no issues. Then started the Klingon Academy event when I encountered the issue. Prior to starting the event, I didn't have any particle fragments in my inventory.
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Old January 13 2012, 09:32 PM   #551
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I have ~600 Mb to download and a slowwwww server connection.
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Old January 14 2012, 10:52 AM   #552
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I just switched back to my Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit (the James C. Maxwell Excelsior class). I love the Sovereign, but as a T5 ship, compared to the Excelsior Retrofit, it's severely lacking. I took on the Borg tonight, and where in the Maxwell I could tear shit up and not be killed, in the Sovereign I was killed 4 times. It just doesn't hold up as well.
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Old January 14 2012, 01:08 PM   #553
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And I've changed back to my Sovereign class ship. The Retrofit behaved just like the Sovvy, so I figured if it was going to do that, I was going to have a more modern ship. I renamed the Sovereign ship "The Californian" (NCC-921514-A). I feel much better.
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Old January 15 2012, 06:58 AM   #554
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My first bug report was filed yesterday. I was doing the Klingon Academy event and had collected just over 70 particle fragments in about 32 minutes, putting me on course to collect 120 for over 4,000 dilithium. That's when I scanned a particle and all of a sudden all the particles in my inventory got used up. One after the next I had a stream of messages covering my screen saying "You used 1 particle fragment". I lost all that effort and over half an hour of my time was wasted. Argh !!
Sounds similar to the incident I previously mentioned. Yes, it is frustrating to see those fragments disappear and leave you with nothing. The last time I check, they had not answered my trouble ticket.

I got a chuckle out of the comment that someone made that patches would be a thing of the past after F2P. I expect to see a flurry of patches for a few weeks after launch. It will be interesting times...
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Old January 15 2012, 07:33 AM   #555
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I've been having trouble with one of my duty officer missions. It's complete, and there should be rewards, but when I click on it I get text saying that my inventory is too full.

The problem? More than half of my inventory is empty and I still get the error message. I reported it to Cryptic, but, so far, nothing.
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