So I quit WoW a LONG time ago, and decided that I want to play it again. I have Cataclysm and my account is upgraded to Cata, so I decided to just DL the game through the site, and load it through the launcher until I could play.
Well, I did that, and let it load a few gigs and decided I want to see if I could play. The little icon that says "play" was greyed out, so I decided to open up just WoW instead of the launcher, and it opened the window. I was able to log on and it had to spend a lot of time loading but I was able to actually log on and into SW and Org on my characters with a little less than 10% of the game loaded haha.
Well, I played that for a day and then the patch came out, I think it's 4.3.2. Obviously my game still isn't loaded and DL'd yet all the way (i'm in a hotel, and my nets DL speed is 40 KB/s (lol). So It's taking me literally weeks to DL just a few gigs. I am working with what I got here. v_v
Well like I said, the patch came out and the "just open WoW not the launcher" trick no longer works. I do that now, and it opens the launcher instead. So, I thought, well, I'll just put the launcher in the recycling bin and then open it. Well, that worked, I got to the login screen, but now it says "patch required: restart" and I hit restart. But, when I do that, it goes back to the login screen and this is what it shows:
I don't understand. Is it saying that something messed up and I have to completely reinstall WoW? Because that will literally take weeks for me. Will it not let me play until it loads the ENTIRE GAME and THEN loads the patch? Because that will take weeks as well. This is ridiculous. I just resubbed and I can't even play, I thought the game was supposed to stream even if the game wasn't loaded fully? I thought that was the entire point of that feature?
Here's another picture that I just took, something I don't get, it's at the green arrow yet it won't let me play. http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6017/picture3jg.png