Living out in the country I have pretty terrible internet for downloading anything. Last night I drove into town and bought Guild Wars 2 and got home only to realize I don't have a DVD drive in my computer. I popped both discs into my laptop, made .iso's of them and transferred them over. Everything was working fine until I started the install and it immediately started download some patch.
Now I thought to myself, "that's odd, it didn't even install anything." Figuring it was just a patch, I went to bed letting it download. It is now 6 gigs in and only 30% complete. It's having me download the ENTIRE game! What was on the DVD's? Just a download link to the launcher?