hmm odd... I just downloaded the client so it should be up to date, and I'm pretty sure I've left that pop up running for a while with no results. Maybe it's some sort of glitch and it's not connecting correctly to check. That wouldn't make sense either though, since the patch checker window always pops up and runs its progress bars, saying it's up to date.
Sometimes it will actually begin to start but I just get a small black "elsword" window, followed by a large one. And then it closes and nothing else happens. Wonder what that could mean.
Thx for the response.. I was indeed using a vpn (figured that out early by trial and error xD), but i still had the problem. Actually it would start sometimes, and a blank elsword window would pop up..but then it would change size, stall for a moment, and disappear. Any ideas about that?