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#1 Sep 08 2010 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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For the love of Pete....

High speed bandwidths over 1Mbit are so common now for the end user.

Sometimes takes several minutes just to get version information, then have to check files...only to get dropped from the rotation and have to start all over again.

When I DO get in... downloads only averaging about 64kbps, when they are moving. Eventually I get the network problem message and have to start over again.

It's not an ISP issue. I can run uploads/downloads all day without problems--even unencrypted plain vanilla FTP's, not torrents. And don't even try with the ps2 limitations mess. I'm talking about downloading the update, not playing the game. If nothing else, for the first few hours after a patch, lift the connections limits or something so that the files get out there faster.

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#2 Sep 09 2010 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
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The problem lies on S-E's end; their servers simply cannot handle the load of so many users attempting to download files at once. The best solution to the problem is to place the update files on a torrent. Torrents tend to be the opposite of typical servers in that they tend to get faster as more users attempt to connect. (This depends on a variety of factors, but the general point is true.)

However, it is much cheaper for them to post a message that says "sorry for the inconvenience" than it is to spend money in this situation.
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#3 Sep 09 2010 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Iresire wrote:
However, it is much cheaper for them to post a message that says "sorry for the inconvenience" than it is to spend money in this situation.
They would actually save money by using torrents.
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#4 Sep 09 2010 at 3:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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They would actually save money by using torrents.


Oh, certainly. My understanding is that getting approval for some things, even things that make perfect financial sense, can be obnoxious in large corporations.
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#5 Sep 09 2010 at 4:52 AM Rating: Good
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They are using it for FFXIV, which makes it possible to use 3rd party torrent apps and sadly they are even better. Kind of typical, really.

Problem here is probably that it's not technically possible with POL atm and they aren't going to take the time to make it possible for a game that is "dying." ****'s been said so much by clueless brats that even SE is believing it at this point.

This has been a problem since the game was launched. SE has never been willing to pay up to meet bandwidth demands. And from the looks of things, it isn't changing for FFXIV. There's congestion notices for beta left and right for months now. I don't think there's any hope for this game but ****, I'll root for it anyway since someone took the time to make another thread.

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