Forum Settings
       
Reply To Thread

Confused, plz expalin continual downloading?Follow

#1 Oct 29 2010 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
When I 1st open up the client I see a download process that seems to either be moving slow or at the same number. For the life of me I can't remember what it said last time I looked at it. Is it downloading content (0) At all? (1) Always? (2) When I 1st open the client but not as I play? (3) Only as I'm playing? (4) Only if I have the client open whether playing or not? (5) Only if I subscribe?
#2 Oct 29 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Excellent
Special Snowflake
ZAM Administrator
Avatar
****
6,729 posts
If I'm remembering right, you're on Extended? If so you're using the streaming client. My understanding:

If there's an required update you'll download that before you are able to play.
If you log on to the launcher and just let it sit there it's downloading.
If you log on to the launcher and go into the game it will download what you need when you need it, like when you're zoning into a new zone for the first time.

You do have to have a Station ID (login) before you can download anything, but you don't have to subscribe. You won't download content you don't have privileges for (like if you haven't bought Sentinel's Fate).
____________________________
User Image
Community Manager | QA Lead
ZAM: Support FAQ | Forum FAQ | Forum Rules
Cook Ten Rats
#3 Oct 29 2010 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
I'm on Live. Here's what it looks like:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Jemaniya/games/c744fff9.jpg

All I'm asking is, is it really downloading anything? That 10.84 thingy?

Edited, Oct 29th 2010 3:30pm by Jemcrystaline
#4 Oct 29 2010 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
Sage
Avatar
****
8,148 posts
Yes, its still downloading in the background. That number will go down if you left it sit there, and eventually download the full game that you have access to.
____________________________
Things I sometimes play...

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a unicorn!"
"Awww, why's that?"........
"So I can stab people with my face."
#5 Oct 29 2010 at 2:54 PM Rating: Good
Gurue
*****
16,289 posts
Jemcrystaline wrote:
I'm on Live. Here's what it looks like:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Jemaniya/games/c744fff9.jpg

All I'm asking is, is it really downloading anything? That 10.84 thingy?

Edited, Oct 29th 2010 3:30pm by Jemcrystaline


That shot looks like the EQ2X patcher. Does Live's patcher look like that now? I use Station Launcher so I wouldn't know. The test launcher still looks like the old one.
#6 Oct 29 2010 at 3:34 PM Rating: Good
*****
19,727 posts
Nadenu wrote:
Jemcrystaline wrote:
I'm on Live. Here's what it looks like:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c378/Jemaniya/games/c744fff9.jpg

All I'm asking is, is it really downloading anything? That 10.84 thingy?

Edited, Oct 29th 2010 3:30pm by Jemcrystaline


That shot looks like the EQ2X patcher. Does Live's patcher look like that now? I use Station Launcher so I wouldn't know. The test launcher still looks like the old one.


Yeah, the fact that it says "Upgrade Now" sort of makes me think it's the EQ2X patcher.

Speaking of, I was all set to give f2p EQII a shot the other day but I can only choose from four different races and eight classes. Well that sucks, so I uninstalled. I really think they would have been wise to at least toss me a bone for having played in the past. I mean ****, my account is five years old, even if it hasn't been active for a little over a year now. At least give me the "Silver" status for free.

I dunno, just seems like compared to the other f2p titles I've spent time on (LotRO and DDO) EQ2X is an inferior deal. However, I'm still checking in on this board every other day, so maybe a part of me still wants to play. Or, maybe, a part of me just likes being abused by SOE.

Now that I've done some impotent rambling, I has a question, too: Does one accumulate station points (or whatever the micro-transaction currency is) while playing? I just haven't been able to find a very comprehensive guide on how exactly they're running the model.
#7 Oct 29 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Excellent
Special Snowflake
ZAM Administrator
Avatar
****
6,729 posts
Pretty sure that's not Live, but I could be mistaken. What's the name of your server?
____________________________
User Image
Community Manager | QA Lead
ZAM: Support FAQ | Forum FAQ | Forum Rules
Cook Ten Rats
#8 Oct 29 2010 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
Calthine wrote:
Pretty sure that's not Live, but I could be mistaken. What's the name of your server?

Lucan D'Lere



Okay, I found out that the download only works if you have that client page open. It will not download if you are playing the game, in char creation, or logged out. You have to log in to client and just leave it sit there with that big green PLAY button. Do nothing else.


Also, I found the report by Gordon that turned me away from EQx entitled "Everquest 2 Extended – A Deceptive Rip-Off": http://blog.weflyspitfires.com/2010/07/28/everquest-2-extended-a-deceptive-rip-off/



Edited, Oct 29th 2010 9:53pm by Jemcrystaline
#9 Oct 29 2010 at 8:32 PM Rating: Good
Gurue
*****
16,289 posts
Lucan D'Lere is a live server, so I'm not sure why your patcher looks like the one for EQ2X.

BT, no there's no way in game to earn SC, like there is in LotRO. IMO, Live is still a better deal. And over the next month or so they're merging servers so that will take care of a lot of the population issues. You should resub and come play with us again.
#10 Oct 30 2010 at 6:48 AM Rating: Excellent
Empress of News
ZAM Administrator
Avatar
***
2,220 posts
Nadenu wrote:
Lucan D'Lere is a live server, so I'm not sure why your patcher looks like the one for EQ2X.

BT, no there's no way in game to earn SC, like there is in LotRO. IMO, Live is still a better deal. And over the next month or so they're merging servers so that will take care of a lot of the population issues. You should resub and come play with us again.

Station Launcher ftw imo. ;) That does look like the X launchpad though, but maybe eq2's normal streaming client looks like that now?

In theory there's some "free offers" to earn SC through Pox Nora or some such.. some people were talking about it on the X forums. Some have gotten SC in the thousands, others have gotten nothing out of it. *shrug* I haven't bothered trying, it all sounds like too much hassle. Smiley: lol

Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 23 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (23)