Pyx, sorry, but this issue will persist at least until we get a revision. I can always find some DLCs that are active in the crafting benches to serve my needs.
There is no active support for testlive other than testing builds for releasing to live. Since the problem does not exist on live, it’s kind of a moot point, but I suspect it has to do with the ID system put in place.
Having said that, I and a few others are enjoying our time on a dedicated testlive server and having fun, mostly in preparation for the next drop.
Update. After the latest patch, my DLC (Khitan and Frontier) are still not available in Testlive. Below is the message from Steam automated support. Steam seems to treat Testlive as a different game, and I can’t imagine we need to purchase DLC twice to use it on both Live and Testlive. If so, it would be nice if someone from Funcom could confirm what the deal is, so I don’t keep hoping to use my DLC and can focus instead on feedback on the actual game.