Why is the download so slow?

Started downloading at a speed near 7mb/s. Then it quickly crumbled down to 100-200kb/s… and stabilized at about 700kb/s.

Why is it this slow? Is there anything i can do about it?

You can install the game through steam. This will use steams servers to download the game client much faster. Funcom doesn’t have a lot of bandwidth allocated towards the client download.

Can u install custom ui with the steam version?

Yep

ah, nice!

And I thought Steam was insanely slow, but 7kb/s??? Wow.

Steams not slow at all