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10-13-2010 @ 12:52PM
I still haven't managed to log on yet. The patch is still downloading! Don't know why it's taking so long as my internet connection is usually very good!I actually can't wait to log on!
10-13-2010 @ 1:13PM
I'm with you Gammarey... except I finally got the patch downloaded and it's taking hours to install. I got stuck at 12% for about 4 hours the first time so I tried again and got stuck at 49%. I'm trying again (3 hours into installing it at 23%). I think it's a sign from the WoW gods to get away from the computer and go outside :P
10-13-2010 @ 4:18PM
You should probably turn off P2P, it famously destroys download speed as it uses up all your upload bandwidth.
10-13-2010 @ 5:27PM
You can try that, but usually P2P speeds up your download speeds. It should only slow them down if your ISP is engaging in "traffic shaping", which is the nice way of saying they punish you for actually *using* your promised throughput.
10-13-2010 @ 5:58PM
@ArtificialIn most cases that is true but not with the Blizzard Downloader. It has been extensively proved within the Blizzard forums and with my own testing that leaving P2P on without having enormous amounts of upload bandwidth (which is not the case with most ADSL connections) will slowdown your download to a crawl. This is because all of your upload bandwidth is being given to uploading data, not acknowledging data has been downloaded which slows it down. Most current bittorrent clients allow you to limit uploads so it doesn't affect speeds while still allowing you to upload data. Unfortunately blizzard has started hiding the actual torrent files in the executable so that people can't use their own BT clients. I'm sure they have their reasons but it is a stupid idea to cripple people who don't have greater than 128K upload speeds.
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