They don’t have satellite internet That is how most people play online games.
If I had to take a WILD guess. The sever pings your computer to say “hey what version do you have and where are you on the download?”
Your internet type means the reply back to the server is VERY delayed. The sever gets tired of waiting and thinks you DCed. Loopity loop loop. On a day your internet happens to respond well, you might make some progress, otherwise, no.
This is from your provider regarding their service and online games.
What Online Games Are Not Recommended With HughesNet And Why?
While HughesNet can handle many different types of online gaming, “real-time” online games are not recommended. These are games that are played against other players at an incredibly fast pace and require a fast Internet connection to play. Many real-time online games are first-person shooters, sports games, fighting games, among others.
HughesNet is able to offer Internet coverage to such a huge area thanks to their satellites 45,000 miles above the Earth. This means it can take somewhere around ½ a second to transmit data, which might sound very quick, but isn’t always fast enough for very competitive fast-paced online games. While HughesNet® is perfect for downloading content, streaming video, and light online gaming, it is not well-suited for these data-intensive online games. While these games are not recommended to play online with HughesNet® Internet, you can still download updates and play them in single-player modes!
I am not shocked you can play D3, even though satellite is not supported for it. That game can be played solo which reduces the back and forth data between you and the server. It is also a fairly light game data wise.
Still, you SHOULD be able to at least update your WoW even if it does not play well.
MVPs are not Blizz staff - we are just other players. I honestly can’t think of anything you have not already been told to do. Short of go somewhere else to download it…
You can log in to any PC you trust if you want if someone else lets you use their data.
- Download the Launcher then log in with a valid username/pass. DO not ever share passwords.
- Dowload and update WoW
- Copy the WoW directory in Program files to an external drive.
- Take the drive home. Copy that to your WoW Program files directory.
I keep my installs on a USB Drive so I only have to download once and can just copy it to my other PC.