I usually get 350k sec download, patching the other evening this dropped down to 34k sec due I think to traffic shaping as when I blocked ports 6000-7000 on my firewall to force the updater to use port 80 it jumped back up to usual 350k.
I'm going to try that when I get to my deskop. I usually get super fast updating at home, but i'm on fiber there. I was trying to update my laptop last night, and it stopped patching at 8.4 meg for some reason (as mentioned above)... and was saying the remaining 54 meg or so would take 19 hours. lol the full 9 gig or so download only took 2 hours so something is up.
It is ISP throttling and it's bloody ridiculous. I can't do a damn thing.
PLEASE trion, figure this out. Put up SPECIFIC instructions (and sticky them) for those of us who are throttled on how to handle this because running around the forums jumping form post to post trying to find out information is infuriating.
Offer standalone downloads elsewhere. This patcher thing is stupid and causing so many issues. You are patching so often, and even though these patches aren't huge they are taking DAYS to download due to the silly patcher using p2p and it getting throttled. I appreciate that using p2p probably cuts down on your overheads etc, but it obviously causes a serious amount of other issues. We need alternatives.
I originally bought this game 3 days ago from the trion website. When I tried downloading the client it would not download and I will not go into detail what the past 2 days has been like with this game. Just last night, well at around 1 a.m. CST I broke down and bought Rift again from steam, because I honestly am not going back to Trions website to try and download from there again. Anyway, long story short, I am about 75%-79% complete with the patch. I started off at about 1.5 mb/s which is normal, but as soon as it gets to 3/4 of the way to game time it has completely stalled at 0.1 kb/s and 0.0 kb/s, so I am having the same problem as these people. Really, really annoyed with this game atm. I would like to repeat myself from my other posts, I have never had this many problems with any pc game in my gaming career. Any answers or thoughts on this issue will be much appreciated. Thanks.