so today i ran into a new issue and tried something different. after running the launcher and hitting start game i noticed the client took longer to load than normal. when i arrived at the opening screen. my user ID was not found and i couldnt play. i exited out completely and reloaded the launcher but instead used the 'check file' button. it took about 40 minutes and it seems to be scanning the game files. once finished it replaced 6 of the files and i logged in. my user id was there and i was able to play. this issue happened out of nowhere. no windows updates, nothing. it just completely failed to load my user id.
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