What socialist country do you live in? 15gb a month, and thats your only option. I gotta tread lightly not to break 250 cap
Stop bashing his 'net, not everyone is from your country where it's practically free and uberfast with no cap.
Anyway, your best bet would be to pick up a physical copy at the store or have one delivered from Amazon.
Wait. The download is 40GB?
My download limit is 150GB, and is shared between three people. That could get difficult...
20gb seems more realistic.
come to think of it my WoW folder is 32gb.. (with like 2 addons)
Last edited by LieutenantDan; 2011-10-18 at 05:34 PM.
Current DL is around 29 GB depending on language pack.
While America is nowhere near its total bandwidth capacity thus companies have no real reason to limit physical connections at this time, our usage is only going up, and it could reach that point someday. Just look at iPhone data packages. They used to be unlimited as a standard, but that was quickly changed when they saw an explosion in the sheer amount of data actually traversing their wireless datastreams. Now most plans are in the 2-5 GB limit range. Wireless bandwidth is much more limited than fiber-based land systems, and with the exponential growth of users (and services that require high usage) the wireless networks are in more danger of being overloaded than the much more established physical networks.
As stated, the client is a little over a 30gb download right now. If you can't download that much, buy a disc, but don't pre-order since you won't get into the early play.
ah great.I think mine is 39GB hopefully it's less like some people are saying.
Reports are the beta client is 28gb. Might be reduced when extraneous code is removed, but I imagine most of it is voice files.
Unfortunately, you're fucked.
Either spend more on your internet, or move house to an area with better coverage. ISPs with caps aren't worth paying for.
Last edited by Nungamunch; 2011-10-18 at 08:10 PM.
Capped at 15 gigs a month? What ISP is that? I have Comcast and they cap theirs at 250 gigs a month which I find to be pretty limited. For instance, I can't use Netflix because I'll go over the cap in a week =/
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The current English DL client is 33gb. But they are right about compression; the initial download for Early Access folks will probably be slightly less. It should come with an installer than unpacks the files after download.
Also, to those who live with data caps, I'm sorry I'm sure Americans will be forced into that plan soon
While people are still debating on the size of the client and the OP's horric ISP, I would really like to reiterate to everyone that has a ISP with a soft or hard bandwidth cap that they most likely have a off peak free for all time and that they should really look into it if you are worried about the client size.
The final copy won't be 40 GB's, it's only a beta client. Hell, look at Rift, Rift was only 8 or so GB's. WoW has only reached about 20 GB's after 3 expansions, each with a substantial amount of content.
The final is going to be down to about 15-18 GB's I reckon.