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10-28-2010 @ 3:33PM
All done downloading for now, 689 MB downloaded, averaged 900KB/s. So glad I was able to get an expansion this way. I live in a small out of the way town. Nearest midnight release store would be a three hour drive, that's just to get there. Delivery service, even paying for faster delivery, would see me getting the box copy days late. I know there will be long queues and unanticipated down time, but I can rest safe knowing I have the data.
10-28-2010 @ 3:58PM
That's it? 689 MB?
10-28-2010 @ 4:53PM
Downloading now :D 1.7 MB/secIt's 689 MB so far, I imagine that as it's a digital download they'll patch in all the data as it gets finalised.Also, don't forget, you downloaded a whole new client for 4.0.1 including all of new azeroth (OldWorld.mpq vs world.mpq, I think) so the cata files should be the 80-85 zones only.
10-28-2010 @ 8:47PM
@Amaxe I believe PistolPeet has it right, we downloaded almost 5GB prior to 4.0.1 so we shouldn't have too much left. I know on MMO-C people were talking that if you wanted to break the TOS you could alter some files and see the changed old world on live(and risk a ban). Blizzard stated that all the pre-cata events are on our hard drives right now they just have to be switched on by the servers. They will probably be adding more data in the coming weeks but I wouldn't expect gigabytes. I noticed when I took a quick look earlier the Cataclysm cinematic is now selectable from the list of cinematics when I start WoW. Unfortunately I think I have to wait until Cataclysm release for the new log in screen. :( waaaaaaaaaaaaah@PistolPeet My download started out about 1.6 but as it got toward the end the speed lowered, and I was feeding hungry peers by then also. brainnnnnnnnnnnnnns
10-28-2010 @ 9:57PM
Hmm, 689mb would not be that hard for my bandwidth... (that was the reason for my question)But I guess I'll get the disc anyway. I'm hoping to get a new computer with my tax refund come January and it would be easier to just install WoW from disc than to have to redownload things.Thanks for your answers
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