Well, I decided to take the plunge and try this game. Last night, I made it through the introduction of an area and I am already hooked...except for one thing. This issue may keep me from becoming a subscriber. The download manager.
My speeds aren't amazing in the area I live, but the download speed is slowing to a < 1 KB/s download speed. When I see this happening, I have to completely exit the launcher and re-start it. For a few minutes, I'll get the download speed I expect and then it starts all over again.
- Configured my ports to open to the ports needed
- Made sure the firewall isn't blocking the turbine client or lotro client
- Checked on my ISP. My ISP does not restrict downloads or restrict peer to peer file sharing.
- Did a tracert and the tracert came out looking great.
I have no trouble connecting to other games, downloading other software or connecting to the internet. I also have never had trouble running multiple applications that connect to the internet. I have never had issue with a patching client or a download client from other games.
I began to download the full game last night before I went to bed. Here it is 11AM and my ETA is looking to be 4 AM tomorrow morning. =/ That's not an acceptable time frame.