After 6 pc restarts, 5 game install checks and fixes, and more times then I have fingers to count on restarting the launcher to patch the game, it hanged on 75% no more, no less every single time. I deleted the game cleaned out the registry and checked for any traces at all of the old install and I'm trying it fresh.
I shall keep you guys updated if this fixes it, the main reason I'm so upset is one...TIMING IS EVERYTHING!!! and Two, would have been VERY decent of you guys to warn us of the change to the installer that may cause the game to stop working and require a wipe and reinstall. That would have saved me and who knows how many others that faced the same issue several hours of grief...
See you all in the game in a couple hours, ...hopefully.
I just wanted to reply to this, if any of you guys are still having issues, literally wipe it clean and start fresh, force it to fully patch
(disable on demand patching, let it patch the 5-6gb worth, exit the launcher then re-enable on demand patching)