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14GB? ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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  • ZamolxisZamolxis Fayetteville, ARPosts: 17Member

    The reason for the size is the large number of HD movies used for the story and I think it's a pretty good reason.

  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member

    vangaurd on release was 20gb 3-4 yrs ago,lotro has about 20gb,wow 25 or close..i find 14 gb small and only took 3 hrs for me and my isp is crappy..so all in all pretty good download..just set it b4 i went to bad and got up for a piss at about 4am gmt and it was done..no complaints here..and i,m suprised..the game is quite fun considering i never played anything like this type of game before.

  • hyllstarterhyllstarter ukiah, CAPosts: 203Member Common

    Isnt Swtor 30-40 Gb download?

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  • Joshua69Joshua69 Greenfield, WIPosts: 953Member

    I must have a really advanced system? cause, 50gig to me is just whatever

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by BTrayaL

    While the "15-20GB standard" is pure bull****, 14GB was unexpected for me.

    On the other hand, my first computer was an absolute beast with 32MB of ram. Do you get where I'm getting at?

    I will assume you're not, hence the thread. Tech changes, software takes advantage of the tech.

    Expect MMO's to get bigger & bigger. Mostly because of voice-acting and loads of cutscenes. It's not anymore the size of the world and actual content that determines size anymore :(

    And your 1st PC a beast with 32Mb..? *LOL* My 1st PC was a beast with 128Kb (Atari 800XL extremely enhanced). My 1st PC was a beast with 640Mb and 2x HDD totalling 60Mb of storage *LOL* and VGA (yes, an original 1st gen IBM clone)...

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  • chirpechirpe , NYPosts: 3Member

    @Kuppa: Why stop there?

    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/categoryID.13093400/subCategory.54598200/parid.13092300/catid.13092800

    1TB for $20 more, 2TB for $40 more and you don't even have to open up your case. Heck, I bought a 3TB and just power-screwed it in my case. xD

  • kirak2009kirak2009 fredericton, NBPosts: 541Member Uncommon

    It's not that bad in Canada, depends who you use, I have 30mb download and up with  unlimited bandwidth  for around 50 a month

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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    Seriously? 14 GB? 

    am i the only one that finds this a turnoff? 

    i mean i was all like, aww yeah green lantern corps, aww yeah here i come!!! this will be fun

    14GB!!!!!

    awww yeah where is this uninstall button... no more green lantern corps for me.

    Not to sound rude, but the year is 2011. It's kinda expected you have FLAT rate if you intend to do anything digital these days.

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  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    Its why i always try to buy retail cd copy. Makes it so much quicker. Unless the game has been out a long time and has a lot of patches/content/updates then i go with downloading as it will still need hours to patch/update.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Methos12

    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    Seriously? 14 GB? 

    am i the only one that finds this a turnoff? 

    i mean i was all like, aww yeah green lantern corps, aww yeah here i come!!! this will be fun

    14GB!!!!!

    awww yeah where is this uninstall button... no more green lantern corps for me.

    Not to sound rude, but the year is 2011. It's kinda expected you have FLAT rate if you intend to do anything digital these days.

    Perhaps flat rate, unlimited download plans are either not available or too expensive for the OP?

    If so, I can understand why he'd prefer a box copy, but those are sort of going the way of the dinosuar

     

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  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    Originally posted by Methos12


    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    Seriously? 14 GB? 

    am i the only one that finds this a turnoff? 

    i mean i was all like, aww yeah green lantern corps, aww yeah here i come!!! this will be fun

    14GB!!!!!

    awww yeah where is this uninstall button... no more green lantern corps for me.

    Not to sound rude, but the year is 2011. It's kinda expected you have FLAT rate if you intend to do anything digital these days.

    Perhaps flat rate, unlimited download plans are either not available or too expensive for the OP?

    If so, I can understand why he'd prefer a box copy, but those are sort of going the way of the dinosuar

     

    Or OP has a low DSL connection. I know a friend of mine to play MMOs thought a mobile G3 connection. Imagine to download 14Gb this way... ;-)

    Aside from that, most MMOs I played, I have the box of as well. Either bought later, or bought the box at start...

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  • FeverfewFeverfew Guntersville, ALPosts: 120Member

    14 GB means more content, obviously. 

  • Squal'ZellSqual'Zell Montreal, QCPosts: 1,803Member
    Its my download bandwidth cap of 30GB that's causing the problem.

    The only solution would be to take 2-3 months to download it. 5GB per month chunks :p

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  • just2duhjust2duh City, NSPosts: 1,290Member

     It's insanely slow going for the PS3 version lol.

     I left it going for about 6hrs over night and it still isn't done.. That is just way too long to leave a console running, and I have a feeling it's going to affect the playerbase if that DL time doesn't improve after the rush is over with.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,915Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    its not about the disk space, nor the time it takes to download

    its about the download size, where i live bandwith costs a fortune, (just to give you an idea, in my area the ISPs available would cost me 60$ + tx for a 2MB speed and 30GB/month. so a 14GB one shot download kind of hits you in the face!

    yes MMORPGs are in the range of 10-20GB  but most of it is installed from the CD/DVD, and the rest is downloaded (OVER MONTHS YEARS) as patches. so you dont really see the file size until you check it 3-6 months down the line.

    im going to go to my local game show see if i can find the DC universe box at a decent price (20$ or less) because i cant simply put a 14GB chunk on my bandwith on the 2nd of the month 

    You might get a good deal as far as I know they're discontinuing the box.

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  • kefkahkefkah East, TNPosts: 832Member

    It becomes painfully apparent when reading this thread that some of you are unaware of metered bandwidth which exists across the pond and in some areas in the US. The TOR client keeps getting brought up and the funny story is that the beta client has been changed a few timess recently. This, of course, eats up bandwidth and hurt those whose countries pretty much live by the meter. Effectively hurting thier ability to play in the beta.

    I can see the OP's reasoning and here in my area of the US,  I truly cannot know what it is like to be restricted for if I were, my gaming choices would be limited as well as even my side projects. Only good news that I can add though is that the client was free and aborting the install would only result in a loss of time. Well that and the peace of mind knowing that you don't have a bugged out piece of niche on your pc.

     

  • Squal'ZellSqual'Zell Montreal, QCPosts: 1,803Member

    this post was to express my sentiment to a large download file and how new games comming out are really big. going the way of the download client (instead of the box) is fine for som eplaces where you can get unlimited bandwidth, but there is still ALOT of places (mainly where i live, and i can tell you its not in the middle of nowhere, its one of the main cities in north america) i have a capped internet service. (and i believe, i dont have a source though, that we are the most expensive internet providers in the world)

    here is the cable plan 50$ + tax / month

     



    • Download speed of 8 Mbps, upload speed of 1 Mbps


    • Monthly data transfer capacity of 50 GB combined*


    here is the cable plan at 72$ + tax / month



    • Download speed of 30 Mbps, upload speed of 2 Mbps


    • Monthly data transfer of 120 GB combined


    the DSL connections are competitively priced


     


    the cheapest i found was the 56k connection (that uses up the phone line) at 15$/month


     


    and like i said, this is in a major city in North America


     


    i dont have 75$/month to spend on internet wich is still capped


    and the 50GB plan is still quite expensive for what it is


     


    i see a couple of posts above saying they they get 100Mbps and unlimited bandwith for 25$ 


    yeah i see why you guys think i'm whining about 14GB


     


    and to the others that can't read,


    its not about the disk space, (DUH i have 2x external hard drives of 1Tb each) i dont live in 1999


     


    and the one who called me a noob, do you have anything constructive to add? 


     


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  • PaithanPaithan AmsterdamPosts: 377Member

    Originally posted by Darkholme

    My WoW folder is 26GB

    LOTRO folder is 13.6GB

    DDO 6GB

    Champions Online 4GB

    While 14GB isn't in the average range for MMO client size, it's certainly not out of the ordinary...

    Dont forget rift :  15.0 GB

     

     

  • CharSolCharSol ManchesterPosts: 47Member Uncommon

    I hate internet in my area.  Seems no matter which ISP I have they can't offer me a reasonably stable or fast service regardless of what they offer 'on the box' so to speak.

     

    I've been downloading all evening and still only have 5GB.  My boyfriend however who lives in Sweden 'the land of fast internet' had his done in just shy of an hour.  I hate living in the UK, especially in an area that's so crowded with people that reasonable internet is a no go.

  • PaithanPaithan AmsterdamPosts: 377Member

    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    this post was to express my sentiment to a large download file and how new games comming out are really big. going the way of the download client (instead of the box) is fine for som eplaces where you can get unlimited bandwidth, but there is still ALOT of places (mainly where i live, and i can tell you its not in the middle of nowhere, its one of the main cities in north america) i have a capped internet service. (and i believe, i dont have a source though, that we are the most expensive internet providers in the world)

    here is the cable plan 50$ + tax / month

     



    • Download speed of 8 Mbps, upload speed of 1 Mbps


    • Monthly data transfer capacity of 50 GB combined*


    here is the cable plan at 72$ + tax / month



    • Download speed of 30 Mbps, upload speed of 2 Mbps


    • Monthly data transfer of 120 GB combined


    the DSL connections are competitively priced


     


    the cheapest i found was the 56k connection (that uses up the phone line) at 15$/month


     


    and like i said, this is in a major city in North America


     


    i dont have 75$/month to spend on internet wich is still capped


    and the 50GB plan is still quite expensive for what it is


     


    i see a couple of posts above saying they they get 100Mbps and unlimited bandwith for 25$ 


    yeah i see why you guys think i'm whining about 14GB


     


    and to the others that can't read,


    its not about the disk space, (DUH i have 2x external hard drives of 1Tb each) i dont live in 1999


     


    and the one who called me a noob, do you have anything constructive to add? 


     


    Em.. your first post suggests something different. But I appreciate trying to twist your own words into something else.

    On a side note, Im amased at the price of your internet, I pay 60USD, and I get Cable tv, phone and 120mb/s download, 10mb/s upload for that oh and digital tv.

  • DLangleyDLangley Beaumont, TXPosts: 1,407Member

    Lets end the name-calling and baiting.

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon

    I can understand this. Then again, that's what DVDs are for.

     

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Squal'Zell

    Its my download bandwidth cap of 30GB that's causing the problem.



    The only solution would be to take 2-3 months to download it. 5GB per month chunks :p

    Go look for a box copy. The local wal-mart and targets in my area have them for about $10-20.

  • TylinVTylinV Dixon, ILPosts: 26Member

    If 14GB prompted such and outcry and SWToR is on your list of games to get, better make sure you get the DVD.

  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon

    Good luck if you can find a box. 

    You'll still be downloading about half that 14gb.  It was about a 6gb download on my PS3 and I have the game on disc.

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