Not sure if this is the approriate forum but anyhow...I can't for the life of me get wow to connect to the News Server. I've tried disabling my firewall, shut down ad-aware and the like, I am running wow as an admin. Haven't poked around with the router settings but I have port forwarding on and I don't see why I would have to tinker with that? Also if i run the addy for the launcher in Ffox window it loads just fine.
The side effect of this is that the Blizzard downloader doesn't initiate. I try executing the Blizzard downloader manually but it still does not connect. If i just go ahead and login in goes fine, choose server and character it says I need to download patch and restart but alas it does not start downloading. If anyone has any bright ideas i'd be thankful.