PWE is investigating why Star Trek Online and Neverwinter are accidentally blocking Windows Server users

    
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How would you feel if the next time you went to log into your favorite MMO, the launcher went “Yeah, but no” and denied you access solely because of the operating system you were using?

That’s the situation some Star Trek Online, Champions Online, and Neverwinter players are finding themselves recently, as allegedly the PWE/Cryptic launcher has started blocking Windows Server machines. For its part, a Cryptic GM said that it the team is looking into the situation. “I’ve asked the core team to look into this,” AmbassadorKael wrote. “I’m not sure if it’s intended or not, but I’ll let you know when I know.”

Star Trek Online is also dealing with unforeseen issues regarding the new hair and skin textures outright breaking some of the outfits in the game. Cryptic is considering reverting this patch feature until the problem is fixed.

Meanwhile in Cryptic’s other games, events are springing out all over the place. Champions Online is running its Nightmare Invasion event through January 31st, while a new Call to Arms seasonal event is currently running in Neverwinter.

Source: Reddit, Neverwinter, Champions Online. Thanks TheGoddessInari!

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rafael12104

Accidentally blocks Windows Server? Heh. Blocking a server from gaining access to a gaming server is not accidental. It makes sense.

Would it not be more accurate that Crytek is misidentifying some clients as Windows Servers? Or are hacks using Windows Servers in a new and creative way?

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Matthew Perry

Nothing new from Cryptic, as they also block players from playing if they have slightly older graphics drivers.
I am sure they’ll bring out another lockbox to make up for it, as there is nothing like charging your customers for you own cock up…

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rafael12104

Lol. At this point nothing would surprise me.

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Darthbawl

FYI, servers are down for a patch that turns the Party Patrol mission on [it wasn’t turned up] and will finally let us peasants access the Mirror of Discovery Arc, so we can get our 200×2 tickets.

Nice little TGIF for everyone! 😎

Link with all the patch notes:
https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11077753

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flatline4400

Oh that’s good. I wondered why there was no Party Patrol.

Too late for me on the new missions fix… I thought it was really stupid that they were locked away after ALL existing content so I just power-skipped through everything I hadn’t done to that point. Oh well… my mission log was all messed up from their rearranging of things anyways.

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Sean Farrens

This shouldn’t be a surprise- there are no commercial MMO’s that support server operating systems. Nor should they. Nvidia and AMD don’t even release drivers for their non-work station cards for server operating systems so why would a game company expect their games to work with an OS that has no GPU driver support for the vast majority of their players?

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Tanek

If STO ends up rolling back the texture changes, it will be the second time* in as many patches they have rolled back an update. Maybe the phrase “measure twice, cut once” should be looked into over at Cryptic.

I have been playing STO lately and enjoying it, but recent “improvements” to the player experience seem to be only halfway planned out.

*(changes to episode availability in the mission journal were also rolled back when it turned out that bombarding a new player with every episode at once in no particular order was maybe not such a great plan)

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semugh

Cryptic always fail at first at everything. Always. No exception.
But truth to be told they always learn from their mistakes.

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Dagget Burmese

“are accidentally blocks Windows Server ” ‘blocking, perhaps?