can't say for certain it was the latest wine update, but it worked fine that morning, and right after the update in the ubuntu 12.04 software updater the launcher will start and it would go through it's normal routine leading up to asking for my credentials before selecting game world and stop at checking for updates. does anyone else have this problem? does the fact that both launchers do it mean anything useful? or is it possible that something got corrupted in both the lotro and ddo folders?