Yeah I have seen the post after commenting -_-. But this was the relevant thread and I am focusing the problem on the lvl 0 character at login screen. Not the disconnects that were always in the game one way or another (but now I actually get them 100x more, which is probably coupled with the lvl 0 character problem). Also @OndeTv did also mention the problem in one of his later posts in this thread
I also have send the output log file to Riley multiple times. I advise anyone else to do so too if you want it fixed.
Edit: Also maybe the most important thing here is that the problem started when the “steam web api” went down around the time of the start of this thread.