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Aion Forum » General Discussion » What the heck?

12 posts found
  Ozmodan

Elite Member

Joined: 2/27/07
Posts: 6669

 
OP  9/26/12 6:34:32 AM#1

I have not played in a long while, thought I would try the f2p version and Whoa, 18gb download?  Forget that, no wonder the game is underpopulated.  They cannot have 18gb of new data, their download software is hugely broken.  No way am I tying my computer up for 14 hours.

 

  NortonGB

Novice Member

Joined: 7/15/10
Posts: 284

9/26/12 8:16:57 AM#2

LOL you only do it once, it uses a system similar to torrents so it stops and starts while you work on other things.

You might prefer a small client or browser mmo but classic AAA mmorpg's like Aion have a ton of content to enjoy.

  khartokhar3

Novice Member

Joined: 10/27/07
Posts: 490

9/26/12 9:12:03 AM#3
there is nothin broken. with the last big patches aion has become a big game with a big world. u wont find any game with so many different weapons and gears. 18gb is just normal. u should get used to that since all new games commin will be around that amount of gb.
  Sukiyaki

Advanced Member

Joined: 8/14/09
Posts: 1298

9/26/12 1:55:34 PM#4

Blame the game for having too much content to offer and call it broken....

Thats why we cant have nice things nowadays.

 

I guess the instant gratification fad now has finally met even the installation process of MMORPGs...

 

  apocoluster

Apprentice Member

Joined: 4/15/07
Posts: 1297

\m/,

9/26/12 2:13:14 PM#5
Originally posted by Sukiyaki

Blame the game for having too much content to offer and call it broken....

Thats why we cant have nice things nowadays.

 

I guess the instant gratification fad now has finally met even the installation process of MMORPGs...

 

ouch  lol...I fell out of my chair laughing...the floor at work is bare concrete...still worth the laugh though

No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  MasterChaosX

Novice Member

Joined: 8/05/09
Posts: 53

9/26/12 8:27:20 PM#6
I downloaded it overnight and when it was all said and done it came out to be 34.8 GB...
  Sephros

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/22/11
Posts: 391

9/26/12 9:36:17 PM#7
1 download ties up your computer eh? Lol. Crap pc bro.

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Press F1 to continue......

  Jockan

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/03/08
Posts: 4150

9/29/12 5:45:16 PM#8
Yea, the game has just gotten that huge. Tottaly different then what it was at release.

  Eynollah

Novice Member

Joined: 4/30/09
Posts: 5

9/29/12 7:31:18 PM#9
The Siege fights were realy fun. But the gear-grind made me stop playing it. Still logging in for some Sieges :p
  Sukiyaki

Advanced Member

Joined: 8/14/09
Posts: 1298

10/21/12 11:27:28 AM#10

What a coincidence...

I just found out K-Aion will receive something like a "starter" game client in preparation for another few gigabyte being added with 4.0. Its already on the testserver since yesterday.

So the starter zones will be included in a small sized starter client while during gameplay the rest of the game is downloaded in the background.

  postpwn

Novice Member

Joined: 8/10/09
Posts: 87

11/20/12 5:30:36 PM#11
You could use the time to read about the game!
  doodler222

Novice Member

Joined: 6/16/06
Posts: 101

12/14/12 12:39:49 PM#12
Originally posted by Ozmodan

I have not played in a long while, thought I would try the f2p version and Whoa, 18gb download?  Forget that, no wonder the game is underpopulated.  They cannot have 18gb of new data, their download software is hugely broken.  No way am I tying my computer up for 14 hours.

 

Unpopulated? Are you on the NA or the EU?

My server is Kahrun and we most certainly are not under populated....

 

Try running the install at night and honestly it IS worth the wait

But I don't think I've ever see the download take more then 2-3 hours.  Maybe you hit a down time?