Trying to help some of you out. There have been a few posts already about bad download speeds. If you have multiple PC's that you need to install to, just download once. Copy the "RIFT Game" directory over to the other PC's on the network. Then create a shortcut to the "riftpatchlive" file in the directory.

Taking this even further...

If you have a friend that had a good downloading experience and you have not. Get him to copy the "RIFT Game" directory onto an external drive and come visit you.