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#1 Nov 26 2010 at 11:28 PM Rating: Good
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I've read many complaints about the patching system and have had problems with it myself on my 2nd computer. Therefore I have decided to set up my own torrent tracker system for the patches and set up a dedicated seed.

For those of you who are interested in using this, the tracker is located here: http://www.sudraservers.com/tracker/torrents-details.php?id=2 (Current Patch - 25 Nov 2010)

I will be uploading and hosting further patch releases as they are released.
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#2 Nov 27 2010 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not going to insinuate that your intentions are shady, but you're wasting your time. If someone is going to use a third party torrent client like BitTorrent/uTorrent, they might as well use the torrent file SE provides. It guarantees that the patches they get are safe since they're getting them from the exact same source as the people using SE's client. There's no point setting up an alternative download. The issue is with SE's client.
#3 Nov 27 2010 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
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Just started my patch , WTF i say again WTF , my download is running at 200 b/s to best so far 20kb/s with the F'ing upload running no less the 24kb/s , what the **** am I the local server for everybody in the area. time remain varies 2 hours to 5 hours
Is this the same for everybody I fell like I'm being **** on.
#4 Nov 27 2010 at 2:29 AM Rating: Default
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NeebiT wrote:
Just started my patch , WTF i say again WTF , my download is running at 200 b/s to best so far 20kb/s with the F'ing upload running no less the 24kb/s , what the @#%^ am I the local server for everybody in the area. time remain varies 2 hours to 5 hours
Is this the same for everybody I fell like I'm being sh*t on.


Rant less. Read more. There are all kinds of posts with solutions on the front page of the general forums thread list.
#5 Nov 27 2010 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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The problem with the SE client is it's sourcing. once it finishes downloading it doesn't upload anymore and they don't provide a good backup server to source off of. I can take the same torrent and put it into a good client and get nothing. Their tracker is losing its clients immediately when they finish because it's designed that way. (very poor thought)

I'm simply offering an alternative. nothing shady involved. I'm using what's provided and adding another source.
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#6 Nov 27 2010 at 2:41 AM Rating: Decent
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sudrakoder wrote:
The problem with the SE client is it's sourcing. once it finishes downloading it doesn't upload anymore and they don't provide a good backup server to source off of. I can take the same torrent and put it into a good client and get nothing. Their tracker is losing its clients immediately when they finish because it's designed that way. (very poor thought)

I'm simply offering an alternative. nothing shady involved. I'm using what's provided and adding another source.


Lots of people are already using third party clients to download the patches and unless they're setting up the client to download directly into the appropriate game folders, the patch files are remaining intact and seeding until they manually delete them or close the client.
#7 Nov 27 2010 at 5:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Aurelius wrote:
NeebiT wrote:
Just started my patch , WTF i say again WTF , my download is running at 200 b/s to best so far 20kb/s with the F'ing upload running no less the 24kb/s , what the @#%^ am I the local server for everybody in the area. time remain varies 2 hours to 5 hours
Is this the same for everybody I fell like I'm being sh*t on.


Rant less. Read more. There are all kinds of posts with solutions on the front page of the general forums thread list.


This is a fair point, but the issue is more that you shouldn't have to do this to download the update.

I saw they patched it and have come back into the forum to see what people think, and I'm disappointed that people are still having issues patching :(

Even by following the advice given, mine wouldn't patch directly from SE. I had to use uTorrent.
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#8 Nov 27 2010 at 5:54 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a fair point, but the issue is more that you shouldn't have to do this to download the update.


My problem was solved by changing the port in the XIV config.

Although as long as there's an alternative, it doesn't really matter. Now if SE didn't provide us with uTorrent files there would be a problem.
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#9 Nov 27 2010 at 12:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hyanmen wrote:
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This is a fair point, but the issue is more that you shouldn't have to do this to download the update.


My problem was solved by changing the port in the XIV config.

Although as long as there's an alternative, it doesn't really matter. Now if SE didn't provide us with uTorrent files there would be a problem.


This is also the only reason why they haven't been forced to change anything. Honestly, this should have been the first thing they fixed. But while people can still find a workaround... why bother?

If people can't log in, then it doesn't matter how good or bad the game is... and there's plenty of people out there who aren't good with computers (example: I had to explain to someone a while ago that email addresses don't start with "www." and end with ".com". And when I try to explain uTorrent to people I know who aren't good with computers... well, it's like trying to explain quantum physics to a Frenchman. While speaking dolphin. It's just not possible.

People like that - technophobes - would either not think of Googling it, or they'd just give up entirely. And then there's impatient people who don't want to find a workaroundd, and will just not bother trying.

The problem is that, while a workaround exists... it's only useful for a percentage of the XIV community. And this is another contributor into the decline in subscriptions.

It's a real shame. I hope they fix it for you all, I really do. But forcing people to open ports or change their router settings, or use bittorrent... it's ridiculous. A company of SE's size should be able to fix this within a week of the problem occuring.

Which, incidentally, was in Beta. (And maybe Alpha too - but I can't comment, I wasn't in that)
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