I'm in shock... after 4 days it finally updated without a stall / error and I was finally able to get back in the game!
Not a clue as to how it worked but I'm not complaining!
Thanks for your attempts to assist, it was much appreciated!
Me too! Thank you for your help Owen. Awesome you took the time to respond.
For those still having issues, the method I used was a complete uninstall, re-install, go to safe-mode, get updates/patch. Took me twice. On previous attempts, I had done a chkdsk and uninstalled curse client, but those didn't have effect on the failed patch attempts. There was something screwy with this patch with so many faults going on.