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You surely will agree with me that DF is a unique game and that is the reason why it has a unique client. I bought the game last night and although I knew the client was huge (almost 10 GB!!!) it is always sad to see how you have to wait (in my case) almost 3 days of downloading patches to finally enjoy the game. I cant afford a faster internet service so I have to patiently wait till the day I step in Agon. Not only I lost 3 days of subscription but I cant enjoy it inmediately as other mmos out there. I am not complaining in any way, I loved this game since the day they announced, however I am thinking in those that will come after me.
I am coming to the game relatively early but lets think about those that will come lets say in 5 years from today. More patches and expansion will come in the future, you can bet it, and in five years the client could reach easily the monstrous size of 20 GB nothing for a modern console game but this counts if we have to download it.
The nature of the game doesnt allow to play while you download as many mmos I tried since you dont start in a special noobies location where the game is launched but in DFO you must choose any of the 6 race driven places and what if you want visit the other edge of the world the very day you start so this model of downloading while I play would be impossible to apply in a game like DFO.
My fears are about losing the data for any given reason and that all the effort downloading the game be lost in a single day. So I am thinking about back up all the data from the DF folder in another hard disk, but I dont know if this would work, for example if I lose the data then reinstalling the client and later deposit all the back up data in the DF folder and start my game as if nothing would have happen. Is it possible? does any of you have had a similar experience? Thanks for any input.