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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-05-23 09:44
Subject: Today's update
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Tags:world of warcraft
So today, we see WoW 2.1. Roughly 385MB of update, with a details list longer than I've seen in absolutely ages.

ETA: I should clarify that, being 2.1, this is not a set of bugfixes - this is major extra content, the first since the release of Burning Crusade.
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aardvark179
User: aardvark179
Date: 2007-05-23 09:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
385MB is pretty big. I remember Eve Online managed 100MB patches sometimes, and if you ever had to reinstall it was best to just download the up to date install image because that was quicker than installing from the CD and then updating, but I don't think they ever had a patch that big.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-05-23 09:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think I saw a 600+ MB patch going past a while back. That was after not doing any patches for about a year, and I think it pretty well just updated the entire image. Except that it can't be, because the game comes on 4 CDs, and unpacks from those, and Burning Crusade is another 4 CDs on top, and .... well, I just hope you have disc space.

I did a clean install onto a laptop the other day. 4 CDs of WoW, and then immediately installed the 4CDs of Burning Crusade on top, before letting it do any updates. Quite a lot of the BC addition was updates to the original WoW, so the offered update size on WoW+BC was much smaller than that on just WoW.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2007-05-23 13:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In related news: the prospecting rate doesn't seem to be 100%; I've gone through about 50 stacks of ore this morning and gotten about 40 gems.

And the Barrier Hills now have non-elite 70+ ogres wandering around mixed with elite 71 ogres.

Adamantite ore appears to have pretty much doubled in price on the AH - yay for reserve stocks of ore.

I'm currently doing most of the gems at a flat 45g start 50g buyout; they seem to be selling well, as most of the existing sellers seem to be trying to stick to pre-2.1 pricing.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2007-05-23 13:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
no more prospects that only give powder

Do you mean that every stack should have at least one green gem, or that every prospect (of 5 ore) should give you one gem?

I've had a fair old number of powder-only prospects today; not over an entire stack, though - and on average I get a greenie per prospect.

As for the pricing; I'm mainly trying to build up a cash reserve for when the new recipes hit the AH; I imagine they're going to be pricy.
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Gideon Hallett
User: gmh
Date: 2007-05-23 14:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Vendor value has reduced to 25s; it may be that I was just a little unlucky with the ore I prospected this morning.
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2007-05-23 10:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
about 30 seconds for the blizzard download thing to grab 378 out of 385MB, and then about 4 minutes for the last 7MB *g*
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-05-23 12:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep - the 'pre-download' certainly helps for that. The only thing I wonder is how much of the first 97% wasn't actually wanted after all.
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