Partial solution is run old (function backup) launcher with command:
"Star Trek Online.exe" -dontautopatch
And sometimes try if corrected functional version released (run without -dontautopatch)
It wouldn't matter if you tried to run the launcher without automatically patching. The problem is not connecting to the server. You can do the same thing you are suggesting by going directly to the game client (program files, cryptic studios, star trek online, live, game client) and it still does not load. Whether or not you disable auto patch or not has nothing to do with not connecting to the server. Unless the executable you are suggesting is written to bypass perfect world's normal routes to another path, then I am all about it. But it doesn't sound like it does. I truly am wondering if it is more the case where Perfect World is blocking certain IP's (whether intentionally or not) and simply do not have the resources or concern to quickly deal with this. I also wonder how many peoaple having this problem are Gold members, and how many have free accounts?
A week now and I am still unable to play due to this problem. I even tried it on seperate computers in different communities. I tried all of the options that should have solved it when the problem was on my end. All I can say is Argh! Give me my simple interface back .
19:48:20 1 : Launcher PCL Error The connection was idle for too long
19:53:40 1 : Launcher PCL Error The connection was idle for too long
20:05:12 1 : Launcher PCL Error The connection was idle for too long