i would suggest to edit shortcut and add '/offline' at the end of shortcut as was posssible to bypass ubi launcher and get into game menu asap (offline) but with this launcher it has been removed aswell
EDIT: I tried it myself but didnt work with new launcher - maybe will work on you
In response to edmond_neo who wrote "please give us some control over our own software"
I wonder if this really is our own software anymore. We download the software from the publisher's server, we have to play it while connected to their servers (in order to have full functionality), they make changes to it whenever it suits them, they store our saved games in their cloud.
I noticed the fine print from the Steam (where I get many of my games) user agreement says I don't purchase the game, but rather the right to play the game. Which may be revoked at any time.
I may be a Luddite, but I prefer a game that I fully own and control. One that is wholly stored and played on my computer. That I can decide when to patch, and am able to reverse these changes. This idea of playing a game only when allowed to do so by some company is a large step down in customer satisfaction. Although I'm sure this amount of control is very pleasing to the company that has it.
A name that will stick in your mind
Perhaps making this thread continue to get bumped with more infomration might make it more visible and valuable. Now, I am at work, so I can't post mine yet, but in (approximately) c:/Program Files (x86)/Ubisoft/Logs (note, I actually have the game installed on my D: drive,but it still created this folder on the C drive), there is a very detailed lauch log. I will post mine when I get home.
Also, purchased my game through the Gamestop App (previously Stardock's ) Impulse. Anyone use steam, or the Ubi store, who is having the problem?
Oh, and the Gamestop App works similarly to steam in that you purchase it, it is stored in the client's UI as purchased, you install it through the Gamestop App, but then you don't seem to have to have the gamestop app active to play your games and it doesn't have the integrated social things and all that.
You used to be able to press play in the Gamestop App if you wanted, to launch the game, but since this patch, it literally won't launch even the Uplay now after this last Uplay Update. I have gone into the folder to start the game from the various Heroes .exe files, but they all start that Uplay and I get stuck in that loop.
I also had purchased the game through the GameStop App. Ubisoft Support responded to my request for help today with no awareness of how widespread the problem is, asking only for me to send in DXDIAG output. Very disappointing.