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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:36PM (Unverified) said

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Lengthy downloads? With a modern internet connection the high resolution client takes less than 15 minutes to download.

Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:48PM SnarlingWolf said

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They may have improved it but several times when I returned to the game and blasted through that tutorial zone, I wasn't even close to having finished downloading the "rest of the world" so I couldn't leave. It would often take a while for that to finish.

But like I said it has been a while since I've popped in there (last time was before F2P).
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:51PM pcgneurotic said

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@Doctor Adorah

Define "modern internet connection"! (and don't forget that speeds vary wildly with different set-ups, different ISPs and different parts of the world!!)
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:56PM Kaoy said

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@(Unverified) 'The hell do you live? With the average American broadband speed, it takes about about an hour and a half, followed by 15 minutes of installation and another 30 minutes of updates.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:57PM Softserve said

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@(Unverified) The game is like 8 to 10 GBs. I don't think most of us have connections to do that in 15 minutes lol
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:30PM Coldin said

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@Softserve

Actually, it's 6-8 GBs. Either way, an hour is likely not going to be near enough time to download, install, and update the game.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:26PM Mr Angry said

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Quick clarification here...

This is for just one hour as you download the client, it's not an alternative way to play the game following the initial setup. Press release was slightly vague.

Info here :

http://www.lotro.com/support/download-lotro/1653-what-is-gaikai

Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:36PM Brianna Royce said

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@Mr Angry Vague is an understatement! Thanks, added that to the post!
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:37PM Domintal said

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@Mr Angry Hmm, I like it. Reminds me of GW2 overflow server mechanic.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:10PM babywolfman said

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@Mr Angry
Aw, shucks. And just when I thought this would be a way to play covertly at work.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:21PM Nerves said

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@babywolfman

Me too! Sorely disappointed.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 1:49PM Dutzu said

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Wasn't Runes of Magic going to do something similar but full-time?

Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:14PM Niieh said

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@Dutzu Yes, you can play it in the browser on browser.runesofmagic.com. Works very well! More MMOs should do this.
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Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:12PM hami83 said

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Would be nice if it went on a service that wasn't a glorified demo.

Put it on Onlive or something, then I'll care.

Posted: Mar 8th 2012 2:22PM pixledriven said

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I was hoping to hear of something more like EQ2's steaming client.

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