Monday, 30 November 2009

SoM PRE-PATCH FOR EUROPE NOW ACTIVE!

We in Europe have often had occasion to grumble, not without reason, about the imbalance between what Turbine does for its subscribers Stateside, and what we get from Codemasters in Europe. Well, Codemasters have gone some way to redeeming themselves today, with the release in torrent form of a Siege of Mirkwood pre-patch. I'm not normally a great fan of torrents, and the speed currently (Monday afternoon) is averaging no more than about 25-30 kb/s, which means it will take a bit more than 24 hours to download the whole 1GB, but what the hell... we won't be able to use it till Thursday anyway, and anything that helps bypass the projected server log-jam is more than welcome. Now, if we could only have a look at the patch notes...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice, thanks for that...but the speed...the download speed :)

Kairos said...

The speed really seems to very enormously, largely I would imagine according to your location. People in my kinship are reporting a very wide spectrum of download speeds, from 15 kb/s at one end to 350 kb/s at the other.

binkley said...

Is the EURO prepatch different than the US download will be on release day?

Strings said...

Excellent, thank you. I rarely check the euro site so this might have gone unnoticed. Small error in your link btw.

Kairos said...

Is the EURO prepatch different than the US download will be on release day?
I assume it will be substantially the same in terms of game content, but dire warnings are always being posted to the effect that only Codemasters subscribers should download European patches, and vice-versa, otherwise you risk doing serious damage to your files.

small error in your link btw.
Thanks - should be OK now.

binkley said...

@Kairos - Ooo! Thanks for the warning. My impatience would be my downfall. :)

Anonymous said...

Release notes now available on Lorebook: http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Release_Notes_Volume_2_Siege_of_Mirkwood_Launch_Official#Epic_Book_9:_Fortress_of_the_Nazg.C3.BBl