MMO-Champion - Patch 4.3 now available on the Background Downloader
Patch 4.3 now available on the Background Downloader
In an effort to save my PM box from imploding, I had to do a breaking news to tell everyone that the Patch 4.3.0 is now available on the background downloader for both EU and US players.

It doesn't actually mean much, it just means that we reached the point where Blizzard is comfortable enough to release most of the static assets to the live client while they finish polishing the PTR one. There was no release candidate build on the test realms and I don't really see the patch happening right now, you can all calm down.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.3 now available on the Background Downloader started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Vengfulr3ap3r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nienor View Post
    I any case, it's a fact that for half a year we have only firelands to raid. Considering that the normal mode of the bosses was down after two weeks, it makes 6 months a damn long period of seeing the same stuff again and again...
    You just posted the reason I quit. Lol. That and tired of "class balance changes".
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowe View Post
    Q: The download is still not starting.
    A: Start "BackgroundDownloader.exe" (without the quote marks) as Admin.

    Otherwise, thanks for the mini faq =)
    Oopsie. Thanks for pointing out the oversight; I forgot that not everyone has an admin account.
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    Still not working right for me and I usually let the patch download itself from the launcher, but how do I do it from the BackgroundDownloader?
  1. Dubious's Avatar
    For all those that thinks ur downloading 15 gig, u aint Thats what the current client is on The update isnt included in that But, if u are seeing the bar and it says u are, its bugged and u have to restart client
  1. ZeroEdgeir's Avatar
    Remember folks: The Patch won't be dropping til they announce the end of the PvP Season with a 1-2 week warning. So you know when to worry and wait for it to come.
  1. Dubious's Avatar
    i only downloaded 200 mb, not the 850 like the mini-guide says...
  1. fateswarm's Avatar
    It's sad when MMO-champion has to calm its puppies to calm down.

    edit: Wake up, it doesn't even know everything. Last time it went off twice or thrice.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Margallo View Post
    Still not working right for me and I usually let the patch download itself from the launcher, but how do I do it from the BackgroundDownloader?
    How do you mean? Are you unable to locate the BackgroundDownloader.exe file, or it won't run...? Usually, all you need to do is just double-click it (or right-click and choose "Run as Admin" if needed) and it should run normally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubious View Post
    i only downloaded 200 mb, not the 850 like the mini-guide says...
    I was up-to-date on my copy and I watched the downloader info nearly the entire time (yeah, you can tell I was bored). Final result after it completed was 805mb. So, I have no idea why you wound up with only 200mb...
  1. brainmonk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vihtahousu View Post
    I can't tell source but patch is coming 30.11.2011 new arena season starts 7.12.2011
    If it hits 30.11. its nice but it could be sooner
    ABOUT TIME LOL
    Didnt play wow for a long time , waited this patch
  1. Arlor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nienor View Post
    I any case, it's a fact that for half a year we have only firelands to raid. Considering that the normal mode of the bosses was down after two weeks, it makes 6 months a damn long period of seeing the same stuff again and again...
    It's been four months and a week since 4.2 dropped, about the length of the Ulduar patch, which was far too short for what Ulduar offered. This one's ready to go, though.
  1. Trakanonn's Avatar
    Expect it to be the very end of November / very Beginning of December... they need to compete with the December game releases so timing will be everything. In the end its up to Blizzard marketing when they best feel on releasing it. Anyone who thinks 4.3 will come out when it's "finished" is delusional.. they have had a release date set in stone for months. It will be released on that date.
  1. Bombkirby's Avatar
    They tend to avoid holiday releases so I bet it'll come out after Thanksgiving Vacation. Or the week before it....doubtful but I'd like that so I can do the 5 mans with my friends during the vacation.
  1. Haaz's Avatar
    noticed my backround dowloader before I checked on here, I say its a major step forward, still doesnt mean anything, but a step is a step, a nice step =)
  1. Verksus's Avatar
    it's here zomgz mmochampion confirmed it zomgzz =p
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    Direct download links :

    links directly from Blizzards own patching servers

    http://ak.worldofwarcraft.com.edgesu...base-14946.MPQ

    (place in Data folder)

    http://ak.worldofwarcraft.com.edgesu...enUS-14946.MPQ

    (place in Data -> enUS folder) (enUS locale only)

    Right click -> save as or copy the link into your favourite downloader program. Then put in folders stated.

    Then delete wow.mfil , wow.tfil and the launcher.wtf file in the WTF folder. Then open from the launcher and wait till it says World of Warcraft is up to date
    Thank you!
  1. Lolsteak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nienor View Post
    I any case, it's a fact that for half a year we have only firelands to raid. Considering that the normal mode of the bosses was down after two weeks, it makes 6 months a damn long period of seeing the same stuff again and again...
    More like 4 months
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    I'll just wait until the launcher actually downloads itself. Well anyway does anyone know on when the 4.4 one comes out as well?
  1. Prag's Avatar
    This is actually not bad. The highest end raiders might be bored farming this, but for the rest of us we've got some time to finish farming out the whorish loot tables and get alts through. Maybe even tell my lazy guildies to start studying PTR fights. :S

    < 6 months for a tier of content with possibly the most difficult pre-nerf boss fight is pretty fast. We sat on LK for so much longer. I don't really understand why the people are complaining. You said you didn't want to raid 4 different versions of the same raid every week (10 N/HM, 25 N/HM), so they squashed it. Then 2 was too many (10/25) and the content was too slow. Now there's one, content's moving faster... still upset?
  1. Arganaut's Avatar
    What I would like to understand is why I had a 15.3Gb download?

    This is a huge content patch! Probably on par with a bluray DVD with all the crappy extras.

    Is there anyway to reduce the size of your WOW folder? Mine is currently at 33.8GB? Can we delete previous patches?
  1. Simmeh-chan's Avatar
    Started downloading, it said it had finished after like 2 mins of downloading, but nooo, it overloaded my internet.

    EDIT: It stopped downloading, but I don't see anything.

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