Heres the info on SOG as of 9:15 am est.
How can I take part to Settlers of Ganareth?
In order to give everyone a good chance to be ready for the beginning of Settlers of Ganareth, we decided to open SoG in several stages:
Dec 8th: Subscriptions for SoG opened
Dec 9th: The launcher and the client for SoG are available on this page.
If you got the chance to have an access to SoG, be sure to download the client through Bit Torrent as soon as available to be ready for the servers opening.
Download file size: 1.3 Go.
To prevent from server crashes, players will enter SoG by section:
The Pioneers enter Sog on Dec 12th, 10h00am UTC
The new Settlers enter SoG on Dec 13th, 06h00am UTC
How to download Settlers of Ganareth?
1. Download and install the launcher application as soon as the link for download is available.
2. Download and install the SoG Client in the launcher directory.
3. Execute the launcher application.
How do I start Settlers of Ganareth?
Please find here the Settlers of Ganareth Quickstart Manual.
When can I play Settlers of Ganareth?
Settlers of Ganareth is opened every week, from Thursday, 01:00pm UTC, to Tuesday, 06:00am UTC.
So basically the Download should be available today Dec 9 at sometime (probably 1800 GMT, but only guessing) and the Pioneers enter 1 day (Dec 12) than the Settlers (Dec 13), and gameplay will only be from Thursday to Tuesday, so no play on Wednesdays. I recieved an email today with account info so you should have gotten one or more depending on how many accounts you snagged.