Why pre patch??
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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Their 'patch' progress leaves something to be desired, but yes, the amount that you are actually downloading (the recieved) will be considerably lower than it would have been if you had not pre-patched.
As for why pre-patch is done; I believe it is more along the lines that a portion of the users will pre-patch before it goes live, reducing the number that will hit the patch server when the new build goes up. Players tend to login to check out new major updates and that can overwhelm the patch servers creating delays for everyone.