Let's hope the contagion doesn't spread too far
Not to rub salt into the wound or anything, but the download I started when writing the previous post has just completed - without a download manager (just a regular download using Chrome) - so it is possible to download reasonably quickly.
Hopefully when you're able to re-download, things will go more smoothly for you.
I believe the plan with the free Halloween Dragon is to stop giving it out after tomorrow's patch so you might still be able to get it. Also, our patches tend to come out a little later than we anticipate as we try to squeeze as much into them as we can, so you'll probably have even more time to get yourself a dragon
Let us know how things work out and if we can be of any assistance.
See you in-game soon.