Ok I have noticed that after the patch the game kinda worked but after a few minutes playing it would open the loading screen again and get stuck then after alt+f4'ing and reloading the game it would no longer show the main menu bar at the top of the main menu screen and would give me that connection error again... the patch kinda helped but not really.
It's not a patch issue. It would be helpful if you read other threads before posting, because I alone have already posted this in atleast 3 other threads Servers overflooded/shut down. Thats causing the firewall/unable to connect issue
Of course it's not meant to happen. But the thing is that they use this to sort issues early on. The game released just a couple of hours ago, and it is their first game ever. Just be patient, we finally got our hands on STN. Now it's just up to the servers to handle the pressure.