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Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 34
# 1718
01-28-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thisisoverlord View Post
They are as clueless as we are that's why. Heck they could've just linked us to a patch file we could install ourselves.

But noooooooooooooooooo.
They can't just link a patch file, because they use RSync type patching, which patches on the fly - it depends on where you are in the game, and what systems you've visited. Ever noticed that you go to some system and it says 'patching...' up in the top left?

So everyone is NOT at the same level of patch, they are for main launcher and main client, but not for in game files.

To produce a patch for 'everyone' we'd all have to re-download the game again. At least 12GB, which is why they don't do that kind of patching.

They can trickle feed the data to the people that need it, and hence be more efficient.