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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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