The Biggest Patch Ever is Coming Soon
This comes from our favorite Blizzard Poster Nethaera:
The next major content patch is coming and sets the stage for Cataclysm with many great new changes, updates, and pure epic fun. Weâ€™ve packed it to the brim with so many new things that this patch proves to be the biggest one yet. In order to smooth the way, we have started background downloading the first segment of data for this patch. People who use the Launcher and have background downloading enabled will automatically start receiving the data. Other segments of data are forthcoming over the next few days.
To make sure you are pre-downloading data, make sure to run the launcher and see text that reads â€śData for the next patch is available.â€ť You should then see a message indicating when data will be downloaded. Click â€śOptionsâ€ť;, then â€śDownloader Preferencesâ€ť to make changes to when you background download data.
Fire up those background downloaders and walk away from your computer for a while because this big file is guaranteed to make your internet connection sweat like you ran it on a treadmill all day long.