If you are stuck on the in-game …downloading screen…, and you are a Windower4 user you may have to use the –hairpin command in your settings file like this:

--server --hairpin --user YourAccountName  --pass YourPassword

adding that to your settings.xml file should allow you to get onto the server as normal. This file is located in your Windower4 folder.

See the full example below as to how your settings file should look like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <profile name="">
  <profile name="BabyChoco">
    <args>--server --hairpin --user Rocktoast --pass Mypassword</args>

If you are still stuck connecting from the character menu do the following:

  • Navigate to the Title Screen of the game and instead of selecting a character, click on the Back button. This will force the server to kick your ghost copy if it appears online:

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