Pre-loading a Steam game - What is the point?


#1

I pre-loaded Dragon’s Dogma for PC because I ordered it early, but I can’t play. Why give it to people only to lock it until release? I mean, sure, I got the pre-order bonuses of exclusive soundtrack and (digital) artbook, but that stuff was secondary. I downloaded a whole ~13 gig game and it’s sitting there, taunting me.

Anyways, why do this, if we can’t play it any earlier? All it does is frustrate me that I can’t enjoy it when it’s so close. Still six days before it unlocks, too.


#2

…Soooo that you don’t have to download it and wait LONGER after launch?

Pre-loading is so that it’s ready to go for launch. O.o


#3

It should download in relatively short order, anyways…? My internet is crap and I’ve got it already. Even so, a whole week early? Seems like overkill to me.


#4

not everyone has good internet. Preloading allows people with poor internet to still be able to play at launch. It also means you dont have to wait a second… It will be available instantly to you. Huzah DRM.


#5

Your internet is not crap.

Shut up. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Here in Australia I take FIFTY FUCKING YEARS TO DOWNLOAD 500 MB JESUS CHRIST. It’s for people like us. ._.


#6

You Americans make me jealous as all hell. xD


#7

I used to have 50 down, 30 upload. Unlimited. For the price of $25 a month…

I regret moving with every fibre in my being…


#8

I know that feel.

It’s been going for nearly fifteen hours and got done a few minutes ago. [quote=“MidnightRoses, post:6, topic:80549, full:true”]
You Americans make me jealous as all hell. xD
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Not racist at all kappa


#9

Did you say Google Fiber? :cow:


#10

I live in the sticks. Only time I have unlimited is between 3 and 8 a.m. Otherwise, we have a data limit of 20 gigs per month. Worse than some smart phone plans, but over $100 per month.


#11

;-;

  [quote=“TrickshotMcgee, post:8, topic:80549”]
It’s been going for nearly fifteen hours and got done a few minutes ago.
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Would take three days for me or something. <.<


#12

I changed my DL server to South Korea. Much faster than anything around me.


#13

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#14

What server do you use? You can change it to something MUCH better than your local one if you look right.

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/content/

Find one with a good ratio and switch to that. Something closer helps, but there’s nothing that good close to me.


#15

Doesn’t it still have to use my internet? :O<G


#16

Yes, but it can connect to servers that aren’t as heavily-loaded down. Like taking a road with less traffic. Put simply - still your car, same destination, but faster route.


#17

Okey. :smiley: Thank.


#18

No problem.
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#19

http://www.unitconversion.org/data-storage/megabits-to-megabytes-conversion.html
was the solution to the problem.


#20

Solution to what problem?