||01-12-2010 11:16 AM
Worst download ever!
I have beta tested alot of MMO's in my time (Fall Earth, LotRO, WAR, ect) and played just about every other mmo out there and I have never, NEVER come accross suck a cluster-beep- in a company getting their game out to the open (or closed for that matter) beta testers. This is just plain insanity. I have been trying to download since yesterday afternoon and have been rewarded first with FilePlanet opening its download manager and taking 15 min "preparing file for download" and then getting an error saying the server is overloaded. Tried every free server download with the same result. Then I finually started to get the file to get past the prep stage to get in line, only to wait until it was my turn and then have it get a few minutes into the DL and then fail with message that the download is corrupt. Finually last night I get fileplanet to start downloading at zero dark 30 (at 20 kb a sec...thats blazing...*sarcasim*) and go to bed. I wake up to find that the download failed 535mb into the file. Thats just stellar. Now keep in mind that I didnt just limit myself to the fileplanet download method either. I tried using bit torrent, which I use quite regularly with no problems. I got the torrent from the official star trek online site and start bit torrent and.....nothing. 116 peers and 0 seeders. That continued until this morning at ten o'clock. I also, in my desperation to get some method of download (both because of my geekish need to play the game and the fact that file had open slighed and challenged me just as if it had walked over and slapped my face with its digital glove) I tried the sights "star trek online downloader" that it had posted as a last resort for all us chumps trying to get the file. This method did indeed smoothly open and start downloading, but at a rate that after 4 hours yeilded 0.01% of the download complete. At that rate I would die a very old man with it still not finished. SO finually at about 10 am this morning fileplanet actually (praise jesus) actually started working, abait at squirts of 0.00 to 52 kb per sec which will put the down load at several days from finishing....but at least its working. AND bit torrent started working with 6 seeds and 44 peers connected to give me a 160-185 kbps download speed that will finish in approx 11 hours from now. Thats if the gods are happy and the planets alined and bit torrent stays stable with seeders connected. SO finually I get to my point....WHAT THE *&^$#@%% WAS THE DEVS THINKING!!!!! (or were they not) when they set up the method of destributing the open beta client? I have to say this is the most epic fail I have seen since matrix online came out ( and that was bad). Heres to hoping that the game is much much better and that patches are either handled different or nonexistant. And Devs..... :mad: shame on you.