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Game Patcher - a request?

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by Billco, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Billco

    Billco Cupcake-About-Town

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    Just incase any of you dev's happen to read this :)

    Please Please Please make the patcher like WoW and SC2 - as in, you can download a minimal amount and play the game while the rest downloads in the background.

    I didn't realise how much I missed that until I started playing swtor and had to wait for every last kb to download before I could play. Considering how often they had to patch the darn game it was a lot :)

    I don't know if your setup will support it - but if it does, I'll love you lots!!!
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    I approve of this message. ;)
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    Seconded!!! :up:
  4. Black Wolf

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    It would be a feature that would be great to have, but it's not a game killer for me. I won't be upset if they didn't include it.
  5. Dyraele

    Dyraele "That" Cupcake

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    I would prefer this too but it won't kill me if they can't do it. Just means a little longer before I can get in the game. Downloads don't take that long for me anyway but I can understand that it would be frustrating for anyone that has a slow connection.
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    Patcher features I'd love to see...
    • Include the game login into the patcher - bypass any ingame login and cuts down on bandwidth costs of non-subscribers/players downloading data (Example: PlanetSide)
    • Allow a tasktray version to sit in the background and trickle download new patches (Example: NCsoft Launcher)
    • Micro-Transaction store integrated into the patcher - allows you to advertise and gives us something to do while patches download (Example: Star Trek Online)
    • As others have said, a "Patch and Play" system (Example: World of Warcraft)
    Also, try not to lock in any external links to a specific browser - I haven't used Internet Explorer outside of work for years and it is frustrating when IE does pop up.
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  7. SiegaPlays

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    Thumbs up on that. I mainly use Chrome and Maxthon these days for best HTML5 compliance.

    The "patch and pay" uhm, I mean "patch and play" should be easy to turn off, so you do not have it running during challenging game content.

    ohh, and an addon controller ingame instead of having to log out to switch addons, also a great plus, though nothing to do with launcher :p
  8. Billco

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    Oh and for the love of all that is holy, release patch notes on patch days at the START of downtime.

    I never understood that logic...8 hour downtime or whatever, servers are finally up and you want to play but you got a huge set of patch notes to sift through first, that I could have perused over the last 8 hours :)

    Just sayin....
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    Great ideas, completely agree. :up:
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    Great idea!
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    I'm snappyllama, and I approve this message.
  12. Tiktak

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    Hi, I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite store on the Citadel!

    Oh wait, wrong game... Yes. This. Definately this. A lot of very good ideas in this thread. +1!
  13. Billco

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    Hah - don't even get me started on THAT game......*shakes with silent "ending" rage*
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    Maybe an option to chat with your friends in-game through the launcher. It's quicker to start up the launcher to tell your friends you will be in the game in about 10 min, then to start up the game, log in, type in chat(s) and go /afk for 10.
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  15. Tiktak

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    That was for the third game -THEY NEVER MADE- *pointed look*

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