I and 4 friends play every Tuesday and have since the Delta Recruit event. It's been fun but...
For an MMO, STO really doesn't seem to like teams playing their story missions. Especially the later ones. There are the annoying things like falling through Voyager's or K-13's floors ("if you fall don't click anything!") or someone getting stuck in a rail when beaming into the Tuterien's sphere ("we'll be one man short for this battle, sorry you don't get to participate") because those areas are too small for 5+ people (/stuck almost never works). It happens in space too when the increased number of enemy starships cause some to get stuck in terrain. They can shoot you but you can't shoot them - oh well, everyone abort and let's start all over assuming it will ever work. The less said about how the dialog works in a team the better - It's a mess and I think a major part of the really bad things that happen...
The killer transitions. Sometimes it's people left behind and we cannot continue the mission without exiting and trying again. We've decided Alliances can only be done solo or at most 2 players. Worse are the times when everyone does transition but 1 or more team members have somehow not gotten credit for having completed the previous part.
That last one is the most frustrating. Tonight, 2 people, including my wife, somehow didn't get credit for defending the Annorex in Midnight so when we all got finished we have a "Continue..." button. We're going to have to repeat the fight for Sol plus the whole part on ancient Iconia. I assume some dialog for them got dropped when the "Team Map Transfer" to Iconia popped up. It's insane - they were there the whole time so why didn't they get credit? It has happened to all of us at one point or another and usually it's because someone clicked past a dialog too fast and we didn't get our turn to "Accept" and therefore complete the talk-to objective or whatever before we were swept along.
I really like STO but we don't have this problem with other games we play in and that includes other Cryptic games. This is a multi-player game, right? Why can't these missions work right for teams?
Sorry to vent and I don't guess I know what the answer to fix it is, but multiple weeks of something going wrong in every single session is starting to wear on all of us.