Yesterday I realized some of my EQ maps weren't working, so off I go to SOE support to find the fix. For windoze 7 and 8 platforms, EQ has a problem showing all maps. The fix is to tell Launcher (in game preferences) to create a new directory (preferably on a different partition than c: drive) other than default. With me so far? Now it gets interesting. When you do this fix, immediately another download starts via Launcher. My download is 7BILLION BYTES (7gb). Comcast sets the speed limit on my connection to a max of around 180KB (can anyone cry "FOUL!"?). So the fix is another 12 hours of download.
Next day, I boot my PC and get a message by the file system: I have a file on drive c: root called Program and it might cause future conflicts. Can we rename it to Program1? After entering dos command and checking out Program we find it's this:
Now as a returning player I am suddenly leary of SOE. This is what I call MEAN PROGRAMMING. More than that, suddenly obvious that SOE is oblivious to proper coding techniques. This is screaming BEWARE!