The Scalebreaker DLC game pack and Update 23 base-game patch are now available to test on the PTS! Read the full patch notes here: https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/categories/pts

So... about that patch.

RinaldoGandolphi
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a 12 GB incremental patch?

Can we please have a proper diff patching system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_(Unix)

you generate a patch and a diff file, then the client downloads the diff file, and then only downloads the files that have been changed according to the diff...

12 GB is a bit excessive for a patch. At the very least, you could use the 7zip library to compress these files before their downloaded and uncompress them on the client.

the 7zip LZMA SDK is in the public domain, there is no excuse for not compressing these files and decompressing them on the client.

http://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html

12 GB is more space then the entire Windows Operating System + Office...thats insane for a single incremental patch....we might as well throw the baby out with the bath water and just redownload the whole game every time you do an incremental update...

All i ask is, could you please take some of this into consideration...12 Gb is a bit excessive for a patch, especially when open source tools such LZMA SDK is open source you could use to help alleviate this a bit, while also using a proper diff patching system. Thank you for taking the time to accept my feedback, still love the game! :)
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  • ers101284b14_ESO
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    Mine was only 6 gigs but yeah its quite a bit. Glad I bought a 2 terabyte hard drive.
  • SoulScream
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    I agree! 12 gig is taking the entire day to download for me.
  • clayandaudrey_ESO
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    Especially sucks on dial-up
  • flotsam
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    Mine downloaded a 6 GB 59to60 patch and is now downloading a 6 GB 61to62 patch. Guess I'll just wait it out.
  • Pmarsico9
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    It's ridiculous how long downloads take. Even after going through all their diagnosis, other games have nowhere near as long to download.
  • HomerSamson
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    The launcher said 90% after it d/l'd and installed the first 6GB. Closed the launcher and ran ESO.exe and it had the proper version 1.5.6 and let me in game.
  • Sighlynce
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    12 gbs for a patch... seriously :s . I mean dang how big is the Justice system 'patch' gonna be?? My entire months gb allowance is 10 per month (satellite) and 19.99 per gb after that. This is kinda insane :( . Good thing my new sat. co gives free downloads from midnight till 5am.
    Edited by Sighlynce on November 24, 2014 7:37PM
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  • SoulScream
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    I would go outside but it's a freezing snow rain here. A good day for playing some game. Really wish I could get faster internet. About four hours still left for me on the download.
  • smacx250
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    I think it is likely it is a 3rd party patching system (and probably used by other game vendors as well). From the launcher (which does the patching):

    Copyright (C) Solid State Networks

    http://www.solidstatenetworks.com

  • Samadhi
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    My internet bill this month is going to be doubled just due to the download traffic for updates and patches.

    Would have preferred to wait a week for a patch this size.

    C'est la vie.
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  • Samadhi
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    someuser wrote: »
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    But 12gbs for the insignificant changes that offer NO substantial content???

    Very unhappy customer here.

    After reading the patch notes, am rather confused as to why the patch is so large.

    @ZOS_JessicaFolsom or @ZOS_GinaBruno or anyone else, could we get some light shone on whether the patches are supposed to be this large due to content, or if there is some issue with the launcher?
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  • Silver-Sabre
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    Got home from work only to realize I won't be playing for a long long time..!! Disappointed .. Rather play a slightly broken game than having to download the equivalent of all of NASA's files .. Unreal!!
  • Merlin13KAGL
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    It's fixing what was mentioned, plus updating every boss, etc.

    Given the success of 1.5.3, they probably figure it's safer to download the bulk of the data files rather than a bit here and a bit there.

    At least that way, they know what they are working with (it's not a partial image), and hopefully they tested before deployment.

    Imperial City might be getting snuck in there in the background, too...or non-PTS testing that we won't see.

    I'll get the vegetables thrown at me and say maybe this will be a good thing.

    It's gotta change somewhere in there, right...by the sheer random factor, if nothing else.

    After all, broken watch is right twice a day...
    Just because you don't like the way something is doesn't necessarily make it wrong...

    Earn it.

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  • andrewsleonrwb17_ESO
    It might be 6, it might be 12, we never know until it's over. This is just ridiculous. I'm sorry Zenimax, I like the game but there are others I want to play that don't kill my internet allowance. Gonna have to unsub for now.
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