I've got all the patches straight, I'm at 3.3.5/12340 - at least that's what the login screen says in the lower left corner. I've changed realmlist.wtf. I've turned off my firewall. I deleted the 4.x.x launcher. I am logging in through wow.exe, not the launcher. The server is up, according to the site.
I login with my truewow account info, and I get nearly all the way through - to Handshaking. I've scoured the forums to try and find a solution, but I've already gone through the steps I've found (listed above).
I'd like very, very much to be able to play on a pre-cata 1x server, for story reasons. Is there anything else I can do/try?