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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Well that's what I mean...yes, asking you to log in again for each patch is not good. In UO, the patcher was a shim program that launched before you ever got a chance to log in. It would just launch, do it's thing (i.e. patch you from whatever version you had to whatever the current version was), and only then did it ask you to login. Much better solution.

I can only imagine WoW didn't go UO's route to prevent people without active accounts from getting hold of the auto-patch function? I.e. to prevent people playing on illegal private shards from getting patches. But they still shouldn't make you re-login after every patch.
It can't be your reason, because I can type in gibberish as account and something else as a password and still be able to download the new patches...

Usually, the WoW login procedure is like this

1) Receive login packet
2) Check version
2a) If version = not newest, get latest patch possible
2b) If version = newest, proceed
3) Check account name
3a) If account name = don't exist, write "Wrong account or password"
4) Check password
5) Handshake (CRC32 checks for EVERY file in the WoW folder)
6) Check for system integrity (ie. hacks or memory leak)
7) Show character and realm select

Sorry for the programming-like text, but I thought it were the simplest way to explain it.

And I'm not saying it's the undergoing of the world that you said what you said, I'm just making this post because it has to be said (so ie. other people can link to it)
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