I use bittorrent to update my client.
Have done since the Closed Alph.
Will do until the official client works properly.
Why does FFXIVs torrent program suck?
Reason 1: When the file is completed downloading, it is deleted, presumably to save HDD room. When people wish to download the torrent, if they were, say a few days behind, their only option is to used the limited number of official download servers because the file just isn't stored anywhere else.
Reason 2: P2P from an ISP instantly makes them think illegal files and excessive downloading. HUNDEREDS of ISPs severely cripple upload/download ratios. In most cases, when the upload hits 10kbps+ The download will plummet to 1kbps. With no official option to turn P2P mode off, this leaves people with said ISPs SoL. Why? Because SE's direct download servers are **** poor.
Why do people opt to use Bittorrent/uTorrent instead?
Felixibility - Torrent programs offer options to limit upload speeds. You can download at mega fast speeds by limiting what people can take from you. When you're done, you can seed the program for others. In fact most of them have timers built in to automatilicaly bump up your upload speed say in the middle of the night.
Seeding - Unlike SE's client, the file will be stored locally ready for downloading by anyone around. If anything you're helping the community.
Safety - It's a well known FACT torrents are safe when you can trust the source. Using SE's official file is no safer than torrenting programs. Torrents come with unique keys, and if even the smallest detail doesn't match up, the download fails.
Safely Sourced - The initial file creates a torrent file. It's not some random file we find ojn the internet, it's something SE officially give us.
Sanctioned? - From day one the Alpha forums were buzzing with guides on torrenting, SE has said nothing on the matter EVER. It causes no detrimental effect to SE, and for many was a saving grace.
So now you know, seriously. STFU AND STOP PREACHING TO US ON WHY WE SHOULDN'T TORRENT WHEN YOU CLEARLY DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT IT.