Tribble test fail :)
Well, after an accepted application to join the beta (didn't seem like it was that big of a wait) I was able to access the test servers. I did have to download a 6GB patch (really??? Jeez) in order to do so, but that didn't bother me as much. My Samsung slate had 20GB free. So I got to playing, and the experience was sluggish - no surprise, it is a beta server after all! About an hour into play things got too sluggish and I got kicked out of the server...or rather the server was not responding so the client disconnected. I customized a character, a Romulan Science officer by the name of D'Nel Beret, did some ground missions, and started with a space mission before things went haywire. So far the story looks interesting. Looking forward to play more when I come back from vacation because I honestly don't see myself getting back into Tribble this weekend. The queue was a bit crazy to get into the beta of the game (10-15 minutes).
The bummer is that I can't get into the Holodeck (main server, non-beta) either. Star Trek Online seems to be...well....offline :-/