pylotro/lotrolauncher user here...
Launcher gets stuck in what I believe to be the "installing pre-reqs" error for you guys:
Reading launcher configuration...
--2014-03-01 16:04:48-- http://gls.ddo.com/GLS.DataCenterServer/Service.asmx
Resolving gls.ddo.com... 126.96.36.199
Connecting to gls.ddo.com|188.8.131.52|:80... failed: Connection timed out.
--2014-03-01 16:06:56-- (try: 2) http://gls.ddo.com/GLS.DataCenterServer/Service.asmx
Connecting to gls.ddo.com|184.108.40.206|:80...
If you try to ping gls.ddo.com, you get no response at all:
localhost ~ $ ping gls.ddo.com
PING gls.ddo.com (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
--- gls.ddo.com ping statistics ---
95 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 94000ms
localhost ~ $
This happened with no firewall active whatsoever. I am just posting this here as maybe Turbine is not aware that this is coming as early as establishing connection with GLS Center.