Good afternoon (or morning, or night, depending on where you are lol),

I live in the middle of NOWHERE in the Southeast US. I get my internet via a Verizon Jetpack Wifi Hotspot. Works great for playing, but with the expansion coming up, I have a potential problem.

You see, I'm limited to 10 GB per month. While I never come anywhere near that in playing, the patch is supposedly 6+ GB - over 60% of my allowance, and I may need to download Windows updates, etc, so I try to cut downloads as much as possible.

My question: if I buy the Heart of the Swarm expansion on DVD, can I partially or completely eliminate the patch? I would like to see a blue response if possible. Thanks!