So if I was to go buy both Storm Legion and classic and install them from CDs, what would I be looking at for the download size for updates?
You only need to buy Storm Legion as it includes classic Rift.
As for update size, I think we're around 5 gigs or so at the moment? Not positive on it, but it's not anything massive if you install from the SL disks.
I have a similar situation to you Zhaveros, download caps are the bane of my existence. I get 8GB a month on my current connection, believe me it is terrible having to consciously ration and justify every funny youtube link someone sends you.
If you can get a physical copy of Storm Legion then the updates are probably only ~1-3 GB. I'm not sure if you can though, you definitely can't in most countries, I thought I saw some in Australia a few weeks back but they may just have been Digital Licenses in a physical box.
My suggestion is to find yourself an internet cafe which allows downloads, that's what I did. Otherwise take your laptop or external hard drive around to a friend who has good internet, I've done that as well. You could even try bumming free wifi to download it in Starbucks/Airports/McDonalds etc depending on where you live and what sort of restrictions they have. It's a bit of a pain but well worth it.
8 and 10 GB a month O_O
Man I feel for you, that's probably my daily usage most days between torrents, youtube and streaming radio and shit.
Oh that poor fellow must be in some remote location or something I've got 250GB cap which I don't come near hitting any month. I've downloaded Tera, Defiance Alpha & Beta and PoE and w/e else I've done so far and still have 210GB left. To boot my bandwidth blows most US residential connections away (except them crazy download speeds they get in some countries in the EU)
You can take my guns and unrestricted internet from my cold dead hands, King of England. *shotgun cocking sound*
OT: I recall the Rift d/l even with disc being huge before the xpac. Not sure what wizardry Trion have done to their installer since then. But ya know, Canada.
I got the new version of Satilite Internet and its 15 gigs a MONTH! But I don't use that much usually unless everything has to update at once. When I upgrade to Storm Legion it was a 10 gig patch.
10 GB cap!? I'm in Canada and I get 140. You guys need to find a new ISP.
Solid 8 GB a month in Australia (love coming home to Canada for good unlimited internets). I can get by with the updates. If I go over I just use my phone as a hitspot since that's an extra 2 or 3 gigs.
use proxy , you should be fine
I feel sorry for some of you guys lol.
50 Mbps down, 5 Mbps up. Unlimited bandwidth cap. Our ISP is also rolling out gbit internet this month to our area with no bandwidth cap for about 90 bucks a month.
Good incentive to move to Canada, eh?
You might want to check with your ISP alot of them do not have or enforce caps in the wee hours of the morning... I know my mother is on a cap, but her ISP allows unlimited bandwith from 2am to 5am..
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