So I've skimmed the forum and tried nearly every fix (reboot, reinstall with Arc instead of Steam, adding exceptions to my firewall/antivirus, old patches, new patches, etc.), including the last link that appeared a few days ago.
I've been shut out of the game for a couple of days now because the Cryptic launcher fails to autoupdate and then blames my internet connection. There is nothing wrong with my internet connection. The first two days, I figured it was the universe telling me to get off my butt and do other things. Now, I am less amused.
Any tips/tricks for a mildly computer-literate person to try?