I just completed both of the tutorial speedlists for Cop and Racer, and when it returned me to the screen where you choose between being a Cop and a Racer, and I selected Racer, it immediately started an install process (after, mind you, the one it did before the game even launched).
Which, in of itself wouldn't be terrible (though I kind of thought it might have done all the installing it needed up front), but, it started at 33% and seems to be just crawling. It's been a good 20-30 minutes, and it's only gotten to 44%. I wouldn't be surprised if this takes 2 hours or more at the rate its going.
Did everyone/anyone else run into this same thing, or did I somehow trigger an install that could have been done earlier, or something?
EDIT: FWIW, this is a digital copy of the game (not disc).
Thanks for the anecdotes guys. I agree that it's real easy to blow money on equipment real fast, but, it sounds like so long as I stick with fighting pretty much everything I come across (so far I don't mind doing this), I should be in pretty decent shape.
Of course, as project343 alluded to, the trick will be to not overtly obsess about my familiars, party makeup, and their equipment! But, that's another thread topic I'd say. :-)
Right now I'm roughly 20 hours in (I tend to be...thorough, so in reality this means I've got 2 people in my party, level 24-25, have just got my cauldron, and currently trying to obtain a ship, if that helps those who are playing), and while so far I wouldn't say money has been a big issue, I do feel like I'm holding back a bit on my spending because I haven't quite gotten the feel for whether money eventually becomes trivial. I've read/seen several places that you should make sure to spend your money before going in to a dungeon so that if you die you're not hit with a high 10% fee to revive, but I also haven't felt like dying in a dungeon is a real threat (yet?).
That being said, I find I'm usually sitting on anywhere from 6K to 10K guilders, purchasing equipment without thinking too much, but then holding off on what feel like 'expensive' consumables (also because I've got a relatively adequate unused supply of them already).
Has anyone else gotten far enough or have more of an idea of whether money at some point becomes an afterthought?