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Publishers need to wake up and realize that not everyone out there has access to broadband internet. Almost 1/3 of Americans do not have it in their homes. The whole point of buying the disk is that a DVD can hold almost 8GB of data. I bought the disk so that I wouldn't have to deal with a huge download of the game. So now I just bought a $40 DVD that has a 2MB file on it (the launcher, and nothing else) and have to download the game. On top of that, I can't even play the original WOL anymore, because the launcher forces you to update. I can deal with small updates here and there, and even the need for a persistent connection that doesn't require a lot of bandwidth, but being forced to download almost 8GB on a slow or capped connection is just too much. Thanks for the $40 notepad that came in the box Blizzard, and for making both HOTS out of reach, as well as removing WOL at the same time. Great marketing there. Whatever genius thought that up should be dragged into the street and beaten with a baseball bat.
wait so your saying they didn't put any of the game files on the disk so what about the people who don't even have a connection to the internet? and ... ^.- no seriously wtf...
Nope, no game files on the disk, just the launcher. It's pretty much a big "F*** you" to those of us without broadband. I only care about the campaign and have no desire to play against anyone, so my slow as molasses internet connection is just fine for validating my game and letting me play, but not so much for downloading multiple gigs of data. Looks like I wasted $40. On top of that, I can't even play the first one anymore.
What's going on Michael,
It's okay guys, we only bought the physical copy of the game for the cool box and game manual. Blizzard knows nobody anywhere ever buys a physical CD so that they don't have to install several GB worth of data.
So quit complaining and be happy with your cool box.
Edit: Plus all those suckers who paid half price won't be able to get the amazing CD copy that doesn't install anything like we did... not even if they asked.
Edited by Hebetude on 3/19/2013 1:39 PM PDT
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