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A buddy of mine convinced me to play WoW with him using Recruit a Friend so this morning I downloaded the installer from the email he sent at about 9AM and its been REALLY slow all day. Im on an 18/5 connection so its not my speed, And ive tried toggling the P2P and Throttling but nothing seems to help.
Ive heard that the Blizzard downloaders suck, but this is nuts.
Any Ideas? I really want to play and see if I like it.

EDIT:
Also, Does OCN have a WoW Guild?
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Also, Does OCN have a WoW Guild?
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Ha
Pretty much.
But I figured it was worth a shot.
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what i always suggest to people coming in to play wow cause of their friends is to grab a external hdd and go to your friends house and grab his wow folder and put in on the hdd and then just delete the *** folder which is the folder that holds 99% of the account info....its actually the fastest way to get up and running ive done it at least a dozen times for people ive gotten into wow over the years...and if thats not an option you are really stuck downloading off the blizzard p2p...if it was just a patch...you can just find a mirror

also with blizzard new downloader you can play the game as it downloads once it hits a certain point in the download...usually the yellow arrow
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isnt torrenting it ok?
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isnt torrenting it ok?
Not that I know of, and I dont think I would get the leveling perks and everything if I did it that way.

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what i always suggest to people coming in to play wow cause of their friends is to grab a external hdd and go to your friends house and grab his wow folder and put in on the hdd and then just delete the *** folder which is the folder that holds 99% of the account info....its actually the fastest way to get up and running ive done it at least a dozen times for people ive gotten into wow over the years...and if thats not an option you are really stuck downloading off the blizzard p2p...if it was just a patch...you can just find a mirror

also with blizzard new downloader you can play the game as it downloads once it hits a certain point in the download...usually the yellow arrow
I wish I had known that, at this rate its going to be another day or 2.
And since 9AM ive pulled down about 1GB, I need 6 before im in the "Playable but with issues" area of the game.
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post #7 of 18
Did you forward the ports that the downloader uses in your router?

Ports:
3724 TCP
6112 TCP
6113 TCP
6114 TCP
4000 TCP
6881-6999 TCP

You should also check that there's a firewall exception for the blizzard downloader.

I was having issues and just forwarded all the necessary ports and it doubled the speeds i was getting.
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There is a method that I used to use while downloading using the WoW installer.

Download a program such as Netlimiter and limit the upload.

The upload wastes a lot of the bandwidth which can be used for more downloading!
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if you can find the full game some place such as a torrent site...you can use it...hence why you can use your friends install...the RaF is all account based
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uninstall

download rift
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