The LOTRO_mac_360.pkg is the "PLAY INSTANTLY on Mac" option.
Originally Posted by Ray-of-C
The PMB downloader is the "Mac Download" option... and yes, the PMB downloader will be INCREDIBLY slow for the Mac because of what PMB is and how it works.
PMB is a torrent downloader and depends upon having hundreds of PC clients out there who are offering up parts of the download. There are very few Mac users, let alone those who allow the PMB client to keep running!
The Play Instantly option uses "Happy Cloud" which appears to be much faster, but since I only have a 2meg DSL line these days, I have no personal experience with it.
Happy Cloud uses the Akamai ftp service. And it appeared to saturate my DSL link at 2Mb, so "theoretically," if you have a larger pipe it will download faster.
Similarly, using Steam will get you a fast download.
Bill Magill - Mac Player - Old Timers Guild- Gladden:
Valamar: Dwarf Hunter - Level 100
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