I'd rather download in just one large chunk and not have to fuss with installing discs and patching and all that mess. This is the 21st century.
Good point; point taken.
I actually had to DL this monster when I was in the TSW Beta (week before game's official launch and NO NDA's at that time) and my Net-connection was decent enough to suit me (it's much better now), so....ummm....yeah; that DL was NOT fun. Took a FEW hours.
Sure, you could always backup your game folder to another HDD; a lot of DVD's; or one BR disc, if need be - and be all up-to-date and whatnot.
Disclaimer: This is an opinion and is worth about as much as anyone else's opinion on the internet, which is not a damned thing, so you really don't need to argue it back.
Even though we don't always agree and don't always see eye-to-eye on things, I do like reading your opinions.
Anyway passing because it doesn't activate on Steam. Yes I am one of those.
For me, it's a MMO - I don't need extra Steam DRM on top of the annoying "Always online DRM."
I think this TSW game would've been a game I really would've liked to play like Torchlight 2, HG: London, Diablo 2, etc allow -- play offline if I feel like it or online if I feel like it. It just feels like....some of the things in this game (i.e. the superb voice-acting & writing) usually do lend itself better to a SP-atmosphere & experience.