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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    What did u do? Started BackgroundDownloader in wow dir?
    No I just started my WoW Launcher and got this:

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Malico View Post
    What did u do? Started BackgroundDownloader in wow dir?
    I just started WoW Launcher. It is downloading. You can have a look at Launcher Menu>Info>Connection Info window.

  3. #23
    All right, then I have downloaded for ages I guess.

  4. #24
    I'm liking the Diablo changes, elite/champion packs will be less annoying...maybe I'll start playing again

  5. #25
    How long did it take between the time you could download 4.0.1 and its release?

    4.0.1 was 12th of October 2010, but when were you able to download it?
    Gotta know that, in case it's similar for this expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Blizzard are pretty smart with the launch of Mists...

    Instead of releasing the expansion at/around the same as a competitors game (Guild Wars 2), they release the expansion aprox. 1 month after. Even if Guild Wars 2 isn't a subscription game, some may think (consciously/unconsciously) that the game HAS a subscription, and will likely "quit" within the first month. Leaving a perfect opportunity to "return" to WoW. Historically, Blizzard also tends to launch the "pre-expansion patch" about a month before the expansion. Which happens to be... around the time of Guild Wars 2 launch. Leaving people to decide either to play the new game, or return to WoW and try out all the new systems, talents etc.

    Guild Wars 2 launches on August 28th (preorders on the 25th). Doesn't take a rocket scientist, to assume that 5.0.4 is going live on either the 21st or 28th (22nd/29th for EU).
    The release date for MoP is September 25th, so if the pre-xpac event lasts 2 weeks the earliest date for the patch hitting live would be Sept 11th. (I wonder if that could mean the beta will end around the start of the month...)

    Also, unless you have some proof like a piece of a Blizzard memo stating "guild wars 2 oh noes!!!!111!1", you can quit it with all the gw2 conspiracy stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by Djouga View Post
    How long did it take between the time you could download 4.0.1 and its release?

    4.0.1 was 12th of October 2010, but when were you able to download it?
    I think think it was roughly a week prior to the patch going live. It should be noted that it was the first time you could pre-download the pre-expansion patch before patch day, so I wouldn't read too much into this quite yet.
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  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    I think think it was roughly a week prior to the patch going live. It should be noted that it was the first time you could pre-download the pre-expansion patch before patch day, so I wouldn't read too much into this quite yet.

    It all depends if the PTR testing for 5.0.4 is complete so to speak, I'm not following its progress at all because I'm on the beta, and there's no blue post about that besides the maintenance stuff.
    Would appreciate any info on that.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Djouga View Post
    How long did it take between the time you could download 4.0.1 and its release?

    4.0.1 was 12th of October 2010, but when were you able to download it?
    Gotta know that, in case it's similar for this expansion.
    About a month.

    16th September 2010 according to google for the background downloader. They give you a lot of time as it's such a big download.

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    so having someone with RAF means they cant grant me levels like before with RAF correct ie monks still gotta grind like the rest

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    gogo 28th of August !

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    they can grant you levels, its just SOR that doesnt work ..

  12. #32
    Please let there be 5.0 next week... PLEASE OOH GOD!

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-10 at 08:53 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Meqq View Post
    they can grant you levels, its just SOR that doesnt work ..
    Which makes absolute sense. Your friend can only grant levels if he/she already has a higher level. And the granted levels are limited. It's not as extreme as the SOR instant lvl 80 with full premade gear and other noteworthy stuff

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
    so having someone with RAF means they cant grant me levels like before with RAF correct ie monks still gotta grind like the rest
    Yes because having the ability to insta get lvl 60 on a fresh ding if you had RAF levels to grant BEFORE the mop live date im sure wont get abused for realm 1st 's
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    I really don't see anything wrong with playing what you enjoy. Be it Frost, Fire, Arcane or Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

  14. #34
    This would explain why I'm suddenly missing 6GB from my hard drive :P

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Also, unless you have some proof like a piece of a Blizzard memo stating "guild wars 2 oh noes!!!!111!1", you can quit it with all the gw2 conspiracy stuff.
    I don't have any such memo, no. But you can bet a memo along those lines sure as hell exists, somewhere within Blizzard HQ. Especially after the last financial report, stating a loss of 1.1 million subscribers over a 3 month period.

    I do on the other hand, have the virtue of having been around for the launch of every, single, expansion pack for WoW so far, and that experience tells me that the pre-expansion update generally arrives on the Live servers aprox. 2-4 weeks before launch of an expansion. Also, Blizzard has a habit of releasing updates around the launch of ANY competitors game and/or expansion pack. The Firelands update for example, launched right around the same time that RIFT was launched.
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  16. #36
    well it appears i will use that $5 key i've had sitting around to RAF myself up a little bit at release.

  17. #37
    Mhhh, they will release the trailer at the gamescon (16.08.2012) - so I guess we will see the patch shortly after that, maybe one week later.

    As far as I can remember, the cata event lastet around 4-5 weeks.

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Maerad View Post
    Mhhh, they will release the trailer at the gamescon (16.08.2012) - so I guess we will see the patch shortly after that, maybe one week later.

    As far as I can remember, the cata event lastet around 4-5 weeks.
    I believe there was an official statement that the pre-event will be available two weeks before MoP Launch.

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    Alright, having a problem with the background downloader, I keep getting an "Invalid Torrent File" error. Anyone know of any fixes?

    Edit: Took about 5 minutes, but it's working now via the launcher
    Last edited by mjolnir1122; 2012-08-10 at 10:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyandor View Post
    I believe there was an official statement that the pre-event will be available two weeks before MoP Launch.
    Preevent is not the same thing as the patch. Pre-event is Theramore stuff. THe patch 5.0 will probably be deployed earlier, in case something goes wrong. How earlier we do not know.

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