My son got “Everquest: Planes of Power” as an early Christmas present. I dutifully installed it, only to find that after 45 minutes of copying files (off a 52x CD-ROM, no less), it still needed to download the latest patches and files from the Net.
This is all well and good, but over a 56K modem (don’t ask…), it expects to be finished in just over five hours. Five hours? Are they totally disregarding people on dial-up connections? Since when is a five hour wait to play a game for the first time an acceptable delay? Exactly how long do they think the patience of a nine-year-old lasts?