I'm running Windows 7 fyi. I finally was able to download it. The launcher came up just fine, downloaded the patch, and I clicked start. A little black window pops up and my cursor becomes an hourglass,then my whole screen goes black and I'm informed by Windows that the program has stopped responding and needs to be closed. I have tried twice now to start the game, both time with the same result.
I've been pretty excited to try out this game, but so far haven't even been able to get in the front door. kinda dissappointing.