So 3 months had past since my little lucklessness episode and I had make up with my friend again. He was feeding me with informations about the chinese closed beta and was hoping that I would play with him. This time he said that he got all dates and would share with me before hand, so I would not lose anything like last time.
Everything went smoothly on the closed beta, and soon SNDA announced that they would launch their open beta and for our suprise, they wouldn’t wipe the closed beta data and some people already where on lvl 20. At first, not problem at all(on a side note, SNDA didn’t announced when the retail would start).
So I’ve started to download one week earlier before the server got opened. Again, I had problens doing that, as the entire world was also making the dowload. The fastest speed i got was something like 20kbps. It would take a month to dowload it and at that rate, the beta would be finished. A whole day had passed by and miraculously the download speed had increased to 210kbps.
Rukia>> Ow, sweet!
For the next day I went to see how it was and all parts had finished(there was 5 files, of wich, one where named as data.zip, following with data.zo1, data.zo2, data.z03 and the setup launcher). As such, I had it running the install program, while I went to the kitchen make something to eat. I knew it that would take a while so I didn’t mind at all. So when I had back to the computer, the game launcher was opened awaiting me to update it. I just closed it and turned off my pc. So it was still like 4 days to open to begin and again, I didn’t mind at all.So with 1 day left, my friend called me on msn.
Friend>> Hey ru!
Rukia>> Hi there!!
Friend>> Mind if I ask you something?
Rukia>> Should I be afraid of it?
Friend>> No, not at all
Rukia>> Ok, try me!
Friend>> Did you updated your client?
Rukia>> Hmm no…it’s that long?
Friend>> Not at all…
Friend>> But at this rate, everyone else should be making their too
Friend>> So it might take a while to download.
Rukia>> Yah, forgot about that…
Rukia>> I gonna let it updating here.
So I’ve opened the launcher and hit the chinese botton wich should meant “Start the game”, bellow it, a yellow gauge started to roll from the left to right, as if was checking something. It took about 5 or 6 secs and than the update started to be downloaded.
Rukia>> It’s downloading…
Rukia>> But it’s slow as hell!!
Friend>> Told you so…
Rukia>> Anyway the open beta will start tomorrow anyway.
Rukia>> Guess it will be up by than.
Rukia>> …ok, see you tomorrow than
So I let my pc downloading the whole night and the day after, as I had to go to work. When I’ve got in home, went to see how it was, and for my surprise, it was still downloading the update. I went to msn again.
Rukia>> Just checked my update, and was downloading still
Rukia>> it’s supposed to take this long?
Friend>> Hmm, no
Rukia>> how’s that so?
Friend>> Dunno…wich file it’s downloading?That CHS file?
Rukia>> Let me check..
A tick pass it by..
Rukia>> It’s downloading a file called texture/animated/env_skybox_lightning.pak
Rukia>> it’s what it says…
Friend>> you did something wrong on your install
Friend>> Cancel it and install it again
Rukia>> Are you sure?
Rukia>> Cuz I just pressed the install botton…
Rukia>>How could i miss something so simple?
Friend>> AHHH JUST DO IT!!
Rukia>> ok, ok…
So I ran the install program again, and when it hitted 27% a wierd message popped on my screen. My brain had imploded.
Rukia>> A message showed up…
Friend>> What it says?
Rukia>> Let me re-phrase that…A CHINESE MESSAGE SHOWED UP!
Friend>> Ah..can you print it?
A tick passed by
Friend>> Look, it says something about your data.zip
Rukia>> What do you mean?
Another Dramatic pause!!
Friend>> Try to download it again…
Rukia>> Ok, the data.zip right?
Friend>> This is what it says…
Rukia>> Ok, downloading.
So I’ve download it, since it was a small file, it went fast.
Rukia>> Ok, trying to install again.
Friend>> Good Luck…
And again the same error.
Rukia>> Didn’t work…
Rukia>> Are you there?
Friend>> I was making my character, sorry!
Rukia>> It didn’t work
Rukia>> What should I do?
Friend>> Besides sitting in a dark cornes in fetal position, as you cry?
Rukia>> ..I hate you…
Friend>> Love ya ^^
Friend>> Now to character creation screen…
I the end, I’ve found out that the data.zo1 and zo2 where corrupted, and had to download them again…just a side note, each one had about 2gb…