Obsess Much?

I saw this Twitter status earlier today from Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer for Star Trek Online:

As of 2/8 midnight PST: Most time spent in #STO by a player: 182.21 hours. Yeah, that’s right 7.58 DAYS of playtime.

That’s an incredible bit of trivia, and not a healthy achievement for whoever that player is.

Keep in mind that the headstart launch was 1/29 and the retail launch was 2/2. Just to make the math easy, ignore  the following:

  • the servers didn’t come up on 1/29 at midnight, so that was not a full 24 hours of playtime
  • the server have not had 99.9% uptime

So let’s just say that an absolute maximum amount of time a headstart player could have played is 11 days or 264 hours. That means someone has been playing for at least 69% of the time the game has been live.

10 Comments

  1. HudsonNo Gravatar says:

    Well at least he has a good chance to find the bugs

  2. Pete SNo Gravatar says:

    Just to play Devil’s Advocate… my girlfriend is logged into EQ2 constantly. We’ll be in another room having dinner, watching a movie…and all the time her character is sitting in-game. She’ll be surfing the net and EQ2 will be running in the background with her logged in. Etc etc.

    So maybe it is something like that. It’d be interesting to know what level the character is.

    But I’m probably giving this individual too much credit. 🙂 S/he is probably playing that much, which is indeed troubling. And worse, s/he is probably very proud of being singled out like this.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      That’s a pretty good point, except STO will log you out if you’re idle for a certain amount of time (30 minutes I think).

      • I think it’s 15…I would go for a quick shower and come back to find myself logged off.

        And I *think* I once got the message that I had been idle for 10 minutes and that in another 5 they will log me off.

        • Pete SNo Gravatar says:

          OK, scratch that theory then. (I honestly don’t understand why more games don’t do this.)

          So s/he is just, as Blue Kae initially stated, obsessed

    • LongascNo Gravatar says:

      I think Pete is right. One of my GW friends, Pakuna Bob, is always logged into GW in his guild hall (wonder why!) but 90% of the time he is not even near his computer but at work.

      STO does not log you off if you fly at minimum speed in an instanced solar system – at least I could take a shower and well, was still online.

      I bet he is one of the guys in the Vo’Qov Dreadnaughts – in the LtC bracket Klingon levelling starts to take quite some time. He probably had it! :>

  3. HudsonNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah it is 15 minutes, so he IS playing

  4. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    That person is going to burnout before the first month is over, sheesh.

  5. BrianNo Gravatar says:

    So did anyone get the movie reference in the title?

  6. YeeboNo Gravatar says:

    Dollars to donuts that guy/ gal will be on the forums whining about the lack of content in STO in another week.