thanks for the 'esc' tip
It's strange, I'm logged into impulse, but the game says I'm not logged in. I am starting from impulse.
All right, fixed it. Shift-tab, used login, and changed my password. I had changed my password since I bought elemental, I was logged into impulse using the new password but apparently you need to log into the game too.
Thanks for the shift-tab hint, I had no idea