Although I have played on the open beta and yes even a few hours of head start as well!! ,today when I try to log in after putting in my account name and password the tracker comes up and patching of the game starts (a 72 meg patch).
What is this patch? the last patch according to release notes was Jan 23 and as said I have been playing the game since this date!
Even stranger is that initially it said that it was downloading a 128 meg patch I then pushed cancel ,restarted and then the patch had magically changed to the 72 meg patch that it is currently downloading now at a rate of about 3kb / sec!!! (everything else is currently working fine online by the way)
I bought the game through Steam , I am running windows xp and my ISP is BT