I gotta agree with Bucky and think you're overreacting just a tad bit KilrathiAce. This is the perfect way for them to stress test their infrastructure and make sure it's stable for any future big time releases. It needs to be able to handle this kind of load even for Preloads if something big comes out and everyone wants to preload it all at once. Kinda hard to complain since it's a free game, and the original for UT2K4 was great. So it's no shock everyone wants this.