Starcraft 2
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I started downloading Starcraft 2 yesterday morning around 7am. Given that it was 6.99Gb, I figured it would take most of the day. I was wrong.

The ETA bounced around 30 to 120+ hours. After I got home, I started digging in to the download client settings, and found the peer-to-peer info page, which showed me that I was getting a whopping 6Kb/s from three different peers, each at 2.0Kb/s.

So I figure the Mac version wouldn't be as popular as the Windows version, but seriously—this was horrible! So I shut down the peer-to-peer functionality (not recommended by Blizzard), and immediately jumped to around 600Kb/s download rate. It finished in two hours.

Starcraft 2 is, however, gorgeous.

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4 Responses to “Starcraft 2”

  1. Matt says:

    Let me know what you think about it. I am still not sure I am going to pick it up yet.

  2. sam says:

    Must...upgrade...computer!!!

  3. Scurvy Jake says:

    Starcraft 2 is AWESOME. The graphics are beautiful! The gameplay is fun. It's much more than an old "build up and conquer" game. Lots of things to do inbetween missions.

  4. BenY says:

    One more for the list!

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