Couldn't this be a result of the server/launcher bottlenecking do to the number of people downloading?
No. It is because people stop seeding after download and start playing.
yes but is whole game... i dont see any reason why to donwload 7 gb game instead off 1,9gb patch .... 40b/s telephone dial up connection .... i though we r in 21 century...
It checks files and downloads only what is missing or corrupted. Something went wrong with your update. I downloaded 2GB in two hours (torrent client) Two players were seeding with 200+ KB/s . Thank you ! :)