So i had a problem with my pc last night a virus protection system update corrupted registry oh joy.
I fixed the problem with a simple system restore but as is the case with windows 7 you dont get to choose what date you restore to. It arbitrarily chose a day beffore nov 24.
To my surprise when i attempted to launch FFXIV that a patch started downloading... The Nov 25th patch, and subsequently will most likely download the nov30 bug fix patch again too. Suffice to say its taking forever and a day again even on non patch day...
My complaint i guess is why they dont check the files first to determine if you already have the patch downloaded before it automatically downloads it again, all i was missing is a registry entry that has the corect version number in it. And now because the patching system is so very basic and has no inteligence built in I have to wait 3 hours because it stops downloading for 2-4 minutes every 5% and does nothing yet i am uploading at full speed the entire time..