For those who are considering getting the digital version

#1 Posted by Great__defunct__Northern (127 posts) -

I just got into the beta, and the initial download was...32 GB. My download speeds were comparable to Steam, but it still took all night.  
 
Hopefully there will be an option to preload if you get it on Origin, but this may be something to keep in mind if they don't offer that option and you want to play on the day the game releases. 

#2 Posted by SomeJerk (3138 posts) -

Oh wow. That puts us SSD users in a potential pickle. How large is it once installed? Because if Origin's giving you that all uncompressed..

#3 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Pretty sure they said you would be able to pre-load TOR if you ran it digital. Have to download the thing earlier anyway to use the pre-order early access bonus.

#4 Posted by Great__defunct__Northern (127 posts) -

27.2 GB installed

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Most people who are getting a boxed copy will have to download it anyway if they preordered and want early access.

#6 Posted by Juvenfly (125 posts) -

1) Obligatory "I hate you for getting into the beta"

2) Yeah...MMO + Fully Voiced...well...everything basically = lots and lots of space. They'd be absolutely crazy not to let you preload, especially for an MMO. It's not like you can really do anything with it until the servers are up anyway. That said, preordered mine on Amazon so that I'll be able to download the client for early access and have the discs around should I ever need a quicker reinstall.

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

And the great news is, Origin doesn't allow backing up your games because it has a NEW INNOVATIVE download system that doesn't rely on installers! 
 
yaaaaay

#8 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5137 posts) -

In a world where the quality of games is measured by their size The Old Republic would be the best game ever.

Can we please start measuring the quality of games by their size? That would be sweet.

#9 Posted by Protome (346 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton said:

In a world where the quality of games is measured by their size The Old Republic would be the best game ever.

Can we please start measuring the quality of games by their size? That would be sweet.

But then the PC port of Star Wars The Force Unleashed would be one of the top 5 games of all time D: (it's like 25GB installed iirc)
#10 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5137 posts) -

@Protome: Heh I totally forgot about that. I guess in that perfect world the Star Wars games are really good.

#11 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

Yeah. I just got the standard version on Amazon. You know. Like a normal person. Also for half of the price, since Origin forces me to pay VAT.

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