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This I do not lie, I have no evidence to back this up but since i got my broadband the speed has steadily gone down. Used to be like 12 mbs average now i get 3.5
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Originally Posted by macca_dj View Post
HMM seems strange if you are already up to date ?

Madness
This makes me laugh you buy a game that requires internet access you play said game for some time, the game needs an update a rather large update and you infringe your contract with the internet service providers, who grants you an unlimited download and then restrict you because you have downloaded what is deemed to be over there FAIR USAGE policy,

Games have gotten bigger over the years,
ISP have gotten tighter over the years,
Wow! I've only downloaded a few small steam games on a 300GB cap, 5Mbit DL un-throttled independent ISP, I can't imagine going back to Robers (Rogers Canada), for a 12Mbit throttled connection with 80GB cap!

It is surprising a game company is forcing a 8GB update though... seems excessive, on the other hand, ISPs are limiting innovation (and electronic delivery of games paradigm), so who is most at blame?

@Bal3Wolf never though about that aspect of steam, 200GB in downloads is insightful.
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You guys sound spoiled, the best we get around here is 30 mbit, throttled and it costs 80 bucks a month lmao.
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post #14 of 21
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This I do not lie, I have no evidence to back this up but since i got my broadband the speed has steadily gone down. Used to be like 12 mbs average now i get 3.5


May I ask what ISP you're with?
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You guys sound spoiled, the best we get around here is 30 mbit, throttled and it costs 80 bucks a month lmao.
YOu are spoiled. I get 16mbit!. Its throttled to 3.5 mbit.
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May I ask what ISP you're with?
Sky broadband. I have the ultimate package, the phone, the HD TV, the best internet connection the lot. £100 a month. Is it worth it absolutely not! After checking my internet speed today, the whole lot of this crap is being thrown out tomorrow and im getting the 100mbit virgin
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Sky broadband. I have the ultimate package, the phone, the HD TV, the best internet connection the lot. £100 a month. Is it worth it absolutely not! After checking my internet speed today, the whole lot of this crap is being thrown out tomorrow and im getting the 100mbit virgin
I had virgin in my old house, their service is lightning fast...at certain times during the day.

The only problem with cable is the bandwidth is shared between a few streets - the contention ratio can be awful.

Sky and other LLC providers also suffer from contention (as you've probably discovered). Over time, more people subscribe and sky can't afford/run out of room for DSLAM upgrades in the exchange
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lol witcher 2 probly has consumed 40gigs of bandwith sence i got it maybe more and your right games have got huge i got 10 or so while they were on sell and i bet i downloaded 100-150gigs in games. You could easy go over 100-250 gigs if you get 10-15 games a month with steam sales you could do that with under 75-100 bucks.
Yes I know what you mean there but if you look at this in a long term scale its going to be a no win situation,

Your ISP will be demanding more for the services they provide and on the other side of it you will be restricted because of the size of the games you want to download,

Lets just hope it does not come to this though,
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post #19 of 21
Im having this same issue. I log on, having completely patched everything, and then im met with a stupidly large update. And it doesn't even add anything at all!
post #20 of 21
Turn off auto-updates for the game? Not sure I don't have it, but that's what I've done for other games in the past that update all the time.
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