Since you are all so well informed at all times.. I'm wondering if anyone knows how many patches for D3 there will be upon release.
The reason I ask is that my internet sucks. I pre-ordered D3 online and downloaded it around the time the Open Beta weekend was around. Should I be worried that there will be huge patches (500MB+ total) or not? If so, would redownloading the game over the weekend negate having to download some of these patches?
I really don't want to spend release day downlaoding patches on my crappy internet.
I would say probably yes. If you can spend time to re-download the client as close before release date as possible, it should help you reduce the time you have to wait on release day. That being said, I assume that Blizzard is rolling the patches out as they become available instead of holding out on them till N-1
It's unfortunate that we can't install the game now and patch up. It makes no sense to me.. we can't play anyway, not even single player.. so why not let us install and be patched up and ready to go rather than stressing the servers with patching as well as a flood of players on the 15th..
You will be able to install D3 and download the latest (and last) patch the morning of the 14th, depending on your time zone. Even if you'll be at work you should have plenty of time when you get home, just be sure to turn off P2P in the patcher!