mellicious: pink manicure (WoW - rampage)
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Grr, LOTRO is downloading some update that I can't use yet anyway (the Scourge? what's up with people and their scourges lately?) and it's taking for-fucking-ever. It's at 31% and it's been going for a while already. Actually it's not downloading now, it's "updating game data" - whatever that means exactly. I'll be able to start playing around 8:00, at this rate. Grr.

Hmm, maybe I'll look for LOTRO icons while I wait. Even if I am mad at them. (Or I could go play WoW for a bit, which is tempting.)

Date: 2009-06-24 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's the first huge content update since Moria came out. If you hadn't updated in a while, or even if you had, it's a huge patch. We're still working it, too.

Date: 2009-06-24 05:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I have to admit that it affected me more than I thought - I'm not sure if it's good or bad, but there are certainly substantial changes.

Date: 2009-06-24 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, you can go ahead and tell anjea that I threw a fit, it's okay. (I'd post about it in my journal but I'm not sure anyone would see it, and only you would understand what I'm talking about anyway.)

"Updating game data" means it is doing a continuity check on the existing 10GB of data - seeing what you've already got, basically. It does this before every patch. It also does it when resuming an interrupted download, and once in a great while it will do it if you exit the game in a REALLY abnormal way. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but on the other hand, ideally it prevents game file corruption (which was an occasional problem in both WoW and GW with those massive game files). You would rather sit through the check than have to download all 10GB again, right?

I'm still annoyed that they moved so many quests and NPCs around, but I have to admit that they have improved the flow of quests and reduced the annoyance factor for several of them. I really need to go read the full patch notes. Of course I don't care about the new endgame content yet since hell will freeze over before I get a character to Moria :) seeing as how Cleia is basically stuck at 36. Maybe we'll get there with a pair, if we can get past the thicket of more-than-two-people required quests. But right now all our pairs have a ways to go before we can even run safely to Rivendell.

(Y'know, we could try that tonight if it's daytime. Cleia ran it at night and it was very, very tricky to dodge the trolls. It's not easy at our level even by day, but it's doable, I think.)


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