I’ve gone as far as deleting my antivirus and turning off my firewalls completely to see if it would resolve the issue, but to no avail. Reinstalling the game, restarting my router, running tracerts, and flushing the DNS did not help. A while back, I added “127.0.0.1:8888 www.sandstorm-interactive-api.newworldinteractive.com” to my hosts file, which dramatically improved my chances of logging in. Eventually, however, I took it out to test if the login would now get better without that change. Now, there is no difference whether I have that in the hosts file or not. I’m still getting a lot of login inconsistency. I've also tried all the basic Windows troubleshooting steps. I'm not able to get a refund of the game, so I'm looking for any help I can get.