I've been having this problem >.< I really don't want to connect through a VPN when I live in the damn US...vpns are used to connect to games that aren't in your region...so I really hope they fix this...because it's sad...that this has been happening since 8/12...
I would love to be able to play this game again too but even with the VPN I get the "unable to connect to patch server" issue.
Hopefully support can get us some answers on this sometime soon. Sucks being a lifetime sub and suddenly unable to play because the launcher refuses to connect to the server. when others can obviously play still.
Having a similar problem VPN solution isn't working assuming I am doing it right. This is absurd, servers don't function correctly most of the time yet Cryptic/PWE wants us to pay for zen etc. Unbelievable!
Yeah i just purchased 2000 zen from c store, and i wanted to buy consumables for my starship very exciited to log on but... when i log on i get this error saying my connection timed out check your internet connection??? but clearly im connected to internet.. anyways... i hope they fix this issue fast.