Making a new thread for this since it's a new problem that is emergent after fixing the previous problem.
Initially I was struggling to get the Blizzard Updater past the 70% load mark. After going through many steps including double-checking internet options, deleting folders, and manually downloading blizzard launcher tools, I managed to get past this point.
Now, my issue is my launcher is stuck at initializing with a grey play button. It seems that the common fixes for this seem to be all the steps I have already gone through to fix the initial problem, so now I'm stuck and unsure what to do.
Please halp :(
Edit: after restarting and re-deleting folders, I'm back at the original problem. This couldn't be more frustrating.