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Topic # 110546 11-Oct-2012 10:57 Send private message

>:( I bought this yesterday, it has WoW and Burning crusade in it, I am attempting again to install this via disc but on my first try it kept trying to download a 17gb file.

I do not understand this, I have the game, I have not bought the other expansions, so why am I having to download the game even though it just installed?

Im praying that it does not do this a second time, but incase it does can anyone give me some assistance? I spent $35 of my budget on this game for something to do inbetween classes and studys and its really proving to be a hassle.

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 699576 11-Oct-2012 11:04 Send private message

its all the updates to the game, this is normal. but yeah its huge, nothing you can do about it but download the 17gb.






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  Reply # 699581 11-Oct-2012 11:11 Send private message

they should state that information on the box before buying the game... nevermind, will just use half of my usage tomorrow, incredibly infuriating, game better be good lol

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  Reply # 699585 11-Oct-2012 11:18 Send private message

Well these days, the media included in the game boxes are just for convenient, however as the games been updated and the retail boxes version get outdated easily.

With Blizzards games, you just need the key and go to your Battle.net and activate the key and just download from the site with the latest version.




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  Reply # 699586 11-Oct-2012 11:19 Send private message

If you know someone with the game, go copy their WoW folder onto your system. Runs fine like this and saves you a data shock :)

I just installed the "Starter" edition recently, it was 20GB to download.






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  Reply # 699588 11-Oct-2012 11:27 Send private message

unfortunately i know of no one else with this game, the datashock will just have to be necessary..

17gb out of 40gb is... not great.. but its mostly my parents who do things like watch youtube etc so it wont chew through, I certainly will not be downloading (I hope) any other big 17gb files afterwards

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  Reply # 699596 11-Oct-2012 11:31 Send private message

often after one date there is another update :) but in my experience the following updates were around 600mb...

havent played WoW in a couple of years.




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  Reply # 699599 11-Oct-2012 11:42 Send private message

reven: often after one date there is another update :) but in my experience the following updates were around 600mb...

havent played WoW in a couple of years.

They rewrote the downloader a while back; it downloads everything in one go now instead of the old system of consecutive updates.

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  Reply # 699634 11-Oct-2012 12:46 Send private message

Buy the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Box to install every version of WOW it will come with two dvds. No big download require afterwards. This is all you need.





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  Reply # 699729 11-Oct-2012 15:09 Send private message

The discs in the battle chest are really outdated. In fact it sounds like you got the old version of it since the battle chest now comes with the Wrath expansion as well.

However the good thing about the new WoW installer is that is a streaming one. You don't have to download the entire 17Gb to play the game. There will be a minimum 1Gb or so and then you can log into the game and it will just download the parts you need as you go along.

Your best bet is to download the latest installer from here: http://dist.blizzard.com/downloads/wow-installers/full/World-of-Warcraft-Setup-enUS.exe




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  Reply # 700735 13-Oct-2012 18:51 Send private message

tried the latest installer, unfortunately its making me download til the 11gb mark before letting me play.

ive had the download running since midnight last night and so far its at 8.14..

its now also making me download 20gb..

ah well, should be done in another day or so, I hope.. was really hoping to play before next week.

off topic question, since im essentially downloadin the whole package, even the expansions I do not own.. can I just buy the CD keys for cataclysm and pandaria? instead of spending over $100 on the discs?

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  Reply # 700740 13-Oct-2012 19:15 Send private message

Yeah you can. Just go to the account page and there is an option to upgrade your account.




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  Reply # 700751 13-Oct-2012 20:27 Send private message

sweet, cant wait til i start playn.

good weekend game material.. used to play runescape all the time but the bots ruined it.

i studyin nearly alll the time now, wow will be nice to play durin the downtime so i dont burn out (again) lol.

i'll only be playin casually til assignments are out of way, i know casual and WoW dont mix tho so hopefully im the exception hahah

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