Background Downloader is downloading 21gb file?

Can anyone explain what this is?

Recently came back to WoW after a month and a half break to see if I can enjoy playing again however Im having terrible ms/lag issues in game.

MS before I took the break was a constant 50-60 ms on Ragnaros. Now its constantly fluctuating between 90 and 300. Even at 90ms it feels like 500ms and its driving me crazy as the game feels unplayable due to this wierd lag.

I have noticed that the Blizzard Background Downloader is downloading a 21GB FILE?!!? Eh? Could this be the cause for MS issues and also could someone explain what this is!

Also have a trace just incase someone will spot something as I have no clue what the tracer data means.

Tracing route to 195.12.242.239 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 2 ms 1 ms 2 ms api.home 192.168.1.254]
2 38 ms 69 ms 76 ms 217.47.106.250
3 60 ms 33 ms 31 ms 217.47.106.161
4 57 ms 36 ms 35 ms 213.1.69.158
5 38 ms 53 ms 40 ms 31.55.165.102
6 39 ms 39 ms 38 ms 31.55.165.73
7 36 ms 36 ms 44 ms 31.55.165.107
8 46 ms 107 ms 98 ms 109.159.250.114
9 46 ms 47 ms 51 ms core2-te0-3-5-0.ilford.ukcore.bt.net 109.159.250.15]
10 154 ms 217 ms 100 ms core2-pos9-1.telehouse.ukcore.bt.net 194.74.65.118]
11 119 ms 43 ms 43 ms 166-49-214-149.eu.bt.net 166.49.214.149]
12 47 ms 44 ms 78 ms 166-49-211-34.eu.bt.net 166.49.211.34]
13 71 ms 214 ms 83 ms ldn-bb1-link.telia.net 80.91.247.91]
14 63 ms 98 ms 99 ms prs-bb1-link.telia.net 80.91.247.254]
15 119 ms 76 ms 144 ms ffm-bb1-link.telia.net 80.91.245.102]
16 65 ms 65 ms 64 ms ffm-b10-link.telia.net 213.155.134.135]
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 * * * Request timed out.
22 * * * Request timed out.
23 * * * Request timed out.
24 * * * Request timed out.
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * * * Request timed out.
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.

The downloader says

"WoW-4.3.3.15354-to-4.3.4.15595-patch" but the file size is 21gb... Anyone know whats going on here.

Youre pre-downloading stuff for Mists of Pandaria.

If the download is throttled, which is the default setting, it shouldnt cause any issues. Looking at the traceroute, the download isnt responsible because it isnt consistently bad.

Youll have to contact BT as the problem is on their end.

Youre pre-downloading stuff for Mists of Pandaria.

If the download is throttled, which is the default setting, it shouldnt cause any issues. Looking at the traceroute, the download isnt responsible because it isnt consistently bad.

Youll have to contact BT as the problem is on their end.


Ah ok.

Now that the downloading has stopped, Im back to 60-70ms.

Glad to hear everythings back to normal. :

 
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