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    Blizzard Downloader epicly slow, How to speed up?

    So, me and my best mate just got inot Beta, but it's going to take us 10 fucking hours to download the installer.

    Is it possible to make this bastardly thing go faster?

    Or is there a download link for this elsewhere?

    (BTW I've forwarded all the ports etc.)
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    Warchief Zethras's Avatar
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    stop downloading so much porn

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    It's taking that long to download the installer, or to download the game through the launcher? Because the actual client download is ~16GB so it's gonna be pretty slow.

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    @ Zethras, go away and stop trolling.

    @ Sea, this is the Installer trying to download.
    I downloaded PTR at 750kb's.

    It's taken 30 mintues to download 8 %...
    And it's only 600mbs. =/
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    me? trolling? it was an honest suggestion, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zethras View Post
    stop downloading so much porn
    Yeah seriously. It only took about 3 hours for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowpunch View Post
    @ Zethras, go away and stop trolling.

    @ Sea, this is the Installer trying to download.
    I downloaded PTR at 750kb's.

    It's taken 30 mintues to download 8 %...
    And it's only 600mbs. =/
    Well, if you've opened all the relevant ports and you don't have a firewall or router blocking it, then I dunno. Could be your ISP throttling it (mine does that, so annoying), but probably not if it didn't affect the PTR installation.

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    This isn't helping -_-
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    Try this http://us.blizzard.com/support/artic...rticleId=21065 dont know if it works for the beta downloader (the ports then) tho.

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    Nah I guess I'll have to wait -_- God damn it.
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    Open the WoW launcher.
    Options then downloader preferences.
    make sure to check the "Don't throttle background download".

    That solved it for me anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz View Post
    Yeah seriously. It only took about 3 hours for me
    Dude, seriously... You just confirmed that you're into it...

    OT: Blizz Downloader is epicly slow for a reason.. That's why Blizz is testing out the new stream downloader which is like 100 times faster; for me to download the 5 gigs for the pre-Cata (4.0.1 part 1&2)) took about 2 days, while a 15gig (the PTR pre-Cata patches with stream and had to download it twice) took me 'bout 2hours. A new age for World of Warcraft players is coming!
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    Ill restart and well see if it helps.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-02 at 06:21 AM ----------

    Still says about 2 hours, blah.
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    Try turning on/off p2p... helped for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowpunch View Post
    Ill restart and well see if it helps.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-02 at 06:21 AM ----------

    Still says about 2 hours, blah.
    How fast is your internet connection? Test it at speedtest.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snufferbox View Post
    Open the WoW launcher.
    Options then downloader preferences.
    make sure to check the "Don't throttle background download".

    That solved it for me anyways.
    This and checking p2p gave me a faster download at a cost of very slow gameplay.
    Just don't play the game whilst downloading

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    download is 4.67 mb's, but i live in australia.
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    Download WoWTorrentEx and load via your BitTorrent client.

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    Go to \World of Warcraft\Cache\ and find the .torrent file in there. Open it with utorrent or whatever torrent client. Voila!
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    why does it matter to be honest. its just files for the next patch which isnt even out yet.

    if you just let it run when you arent using the computer, before you know it, it will be done downloading.

    besides its not like its going to update your wow anyways. all it does, is sit in a folder waiting till blizzard releases the patch on the live servers.

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