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Dammit Zenimax enough with the 15.8GB downloads already!

UltimaJoe777
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Every time ya'll release a patch or update the initial 15.8GB involved when first downloading the game has to be REdownloaded along with any additional data. For someone with an internet connection as slow as mine this means I cannot play the game for at least 2 days. This wouldn't be that big of a deal if it wasn't for the fact that it drains time from our online subscriptions every couple of weeks or so. Can't you guys release a patch or update that DOESN'T require us go through this crap each and every time? Is it really so hard to just have us download a gig or so tops for new content or whatever? This seriously does NOT need to be a regular thing like this...
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  • Ladybear00
    I have to agree. Having to download a patch this size again is ridiculous.
  • Enodoc
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    Is that PS4? I haven't heard of any situation on the other platforms where you've had to redownload stuff you already have.
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  • Duff-Paddy
    This is getting beyond a joke now, soon the only thing installed on my PS4 will be ESO!!!!
  • MCMancub
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    This patch is like the last 4 or 5 PC patches rolled into one. That's why it's so big. We got a 3 GB patch, a 5 GB patch, and several others recently that were larger than 2 GB. They've simply rolled it all into 1 for you.
  • Junkogen
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    Duff-Paddy wrote: »
    soon the only thing installed on my PS4 will be ESO!!!!

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  • Leijona
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    MCMancub wrote: »
    This patch is like the last 4 or 5 PC patches rolled into one. That's why it's so big. We got a 3 GB patch, a 5 GB patch, and several others recently that were larger than 2 GB. They've simply rolled it all into 1 for you.

    ZOS_MichaelM just stated in the German forums, the patch should be about 700MB big.
    Edited by Leijona on July 29, 2015 1:43PM
  • Sithisvoid
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    Is that PS4? I haven't heard of any situation on the other platforms where you've had to redownload stuff you already have.

    That's because this type of thing only happens with sony. They are completely incompetent when it comes to the network


  • Sithisvoid
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    MCMancub wrote: »
    This patch is like the last 4 or 5 PC patches rolled into one. That's why it's so big. We got a 3 GB patch, a 5 GB patch, and several others recently that were larger than 2 GB. They've simply rolled it all into 1 for you.

    Source?


  • Geemarc
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    Since the release on PS4 this will be the third time we have downloaded 15+gig patch.

    It wouldn't be so bad if the play station network didnt suck so much, having to constantly restart the download to maintain maximum speed is annoying.
  • NDwarf
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    15 gigs again? You have got to be kidding me. I'm waiting to patch, maybe there is a mistake.

    edit- I see, hopefully it's 700mb
    Edited by NDwarf on July 29, 2015 1:50PM
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  • Enaijo
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    Sithisvoid wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Is that PS4? I haven't heard of any situation on the other platforms where you've had to redownload stuff you already have.

    That's because this type of thing only happens with sony. They are completely incompetent when it comes to the network

    The PSN is slow, yes ... but this mess-up with the updates is completely on ZOS and has nothing to do with Sony.
  • MCMancub
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    Sithisvoid wrote: »
    MCMancub wrote: »
    This patch is like the last 4 or 5 PC patches rolled into one. That's why it's so big. We got a 3 GB patch, a 5 GB patch, and several others recently that were larger than 2 GB. They've simply rolled it all into 1 for you.

    Source?

    Look at the patch notes? PC separated battle leveling and Psijic Ambrosia across several patches, each of which were more than 3 GB in size. In addition, the PS4 patch has a slew of UI and VOIP fixes. I mean, it makes sense. When you don't have a patch for a month, you're bound to get more crammed into each.
  • jtlightner
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    It is a 700MB patch for those who can actually read, and care to look at the patch notes.
  • Bocker
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    yea worked fine for me started at 15gb had like 1.2gb to download, So glad you fixed this because already had to download the 15gb twice already would not be bothered to do it again.
  • Geemarc
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    Hey guys. When you initially download today's patch, it will display something like "updating file XX/16GB". However, it should jump up to ~15GB pretty quickly, then download the 700MB patch. Please let us know if this isn't the case. Remember that this is only for those that are downloading today's patch (01.06) - if you need to download previous patches, it will be much larger.

    Mine started at 0/16.267Gb was fully patched before. It hasn't jumped up quickly yet.
  • Masuke8
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    You start with 15.5gb and just need to dl the remaining 700mb patch to reach 16.2gb
  • callahan9119
    Mine started at 15 gb
  • Elsonso
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    Mine started at 15.0/16.2, so a 1.2GB patch
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  • Machiavelli
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    mine shows :

    [img][/img]3469gdg.jpg
    Edited by Machiavelli on July 29, 2015 2:01PM
  • Duff-Paddy
    I wonder if I will get to see my friends list again after this update.....
  • Ladybear00


    Mine did that at first, too. I restarted the download and it sat in preparing to download for a bit and then jumped to 15 gigs when the download started.
    Edited by Ladybear00 on July 29, 2015 2:02PM
  • UltimaJoe777
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    I have been downloading the patch since I made this thread and currently sit at 307MB/16.267GB and rising. Will this jump occur for me when it reaches 700MB or what?
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  • ESOFanBoyz
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    People grabbing their pitchforks and there wasn't even an issue.
  • leighdelo
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    v7MXNIi.jpg

    Then what does this mean? I play daily, have suffered through all the large patches since the inception of the game on PS4, and now I've got this huge-ass file to download.
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  • Sithisvoid
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    leighdelo wrote: »
    v7MXNIi.jpg

    Then what does this mean? I play daily, have suffered through all the large patches since the inception of the game on PS4, and now I've got this huge-ass file to download.

    Sure doesn't look like 700 mb to me.

    [Moderator Note: Edited per our rules on bashing comments]
    Edited by ZOS_MatM on July 29, 2015 2:39PM


  • Geemarc
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    Mine started at 0 as well and hasn't jumped. Even tried restarting it a few times.

    It seems to be downloading better this time though, speed doesn't seem to be dropping like last time. I guess Sony sorted that problem out.
  • Sithisvoid
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    ESOFanBoyz wrote: »
    People grabbing their pitchforks and there wasn't even an issue.

    Maybe that's because it's not the first time we've been through this and its a clear message we won't stand for it.


  • Heathenpride
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    It's 700mb trust me. Unfortunately after downloading it the servers are down.

    Also my downloading progress bar was doing weird things, it showed zero progress until the very end. Took ten min all up.
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  • Techlisp
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    mine shows :

    [img][/img]3469gdg.jpg

    This is how mine went. Took a blink of an eye to download the patch.

    This post will not take you an unusually long time to read.

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