Implying that torrenting the in-game torrent file using a WORKING tool vs. a broken updater is somehow dangerous or evil is silly. I didn't "rage"
I didn't think I implied that - but if you took it that way I didn't mean to give that impression.
My whole post is literally this: Facts about the situation I obtained the patch. The torrenting comment I made, like I said, was directed at yfaithfully because he said:
I assume it's that router port-forwarding trick. Just open the torrent file in uTorrent or another client, and you'll be fine.
And I was simply stating that's not how I did it.
I'm no computer expert but if it was an ISP thing, I highly doubt that EVERY OTHER torrenting program in the world would work fine, except the SE updater. Even if my ISP was somehow ONLY discriminating against the official SE updater - it is still a design flaw in SE's updater.
Well, I can say for WoW that their patcher throttles you intentionally. I believe what some folks do that is either:
a.) Do something to their patcher file (I forget what, but can ask my friend at work when he gets here.)
b.) Open ports in their router.
I forget which but...WoW definitely throttles people without a doubt. Their patcher works fine though - it just takes forever.
You have to look at it from the other direction too, which I believe you or someone said above:
"Why does it work for some people but not others?"
So you immediately start looking for major differences between people:
The #1 thing is ISP when talking about downloading things, obviously.
Which is the only reason I brought it up. Is it possible your Firewall blocks some hosts or something - idk. There's more to it then just "SE's **** is broken" - because if it was truthfully broken - everyone would have the same results as you - but they don't.
I'm not saying it's working correctly - but in order to really figure out the issue there's just so much more information needed to make the determination.
I work for a massive ISP, I troubleshot everything from home internet to enterprise size government and state accounts (now I do something different, but I did my trench work already) - so I approach everything from a "get all facts first" angle. ************ downloader hates me" is great and all - but more often then not ISPs, routers, or PC software tend to be a large majority of problems.
Like I said - I'm not ruling anything out at all - but if we're really interested in figuring out if SE's downloader is **** or not we need to compare setups (I.e. why I listed all my **** in my first post) as opposed to just being like "itz brokz". I need to read up more on how the SE downloader works - my friend is more familiar with torrenting (the one who edited his WoW patcher somehow) so he may be able to give me an idea - I'll see what he says.