Sometimes getting into the game in a hurry is your priority and you know you're up to date on patches. Below are the steps for skipping the launcher and loading directly into the game.
PLEASE NOTE: At least once K2 have modified the command needed to skip the launcher. So if these steps stop working, please notify me, and I'll work out the new steps.
1: Creating a launcher-less Shortcut
Open My Computer
Open Local Disk (C
Open Program Files
Open Knight Online (this might be KnightOnline depending on when you first installed the game)
Right Click on "KnightOnline.exe" (this might appear as KnightOnline if you have file extensions hidden)
Right Click on an empty part of the folder, and select "Paste Shortcut"
Right Click on the new shortcut, "Shortcut to KnightOnline.exe"
You should have a screen looking like this:
Edit the Target section, adding to the end
It should now look like this:Code:<space>USA_KnightOnline
Double click on your new shortcut to check it works (I don't have KO installed at the moment to double check I have the line right)
You can now move the shortcut anywhere you want (start menu, desktop, etc)