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Was going to come back BUT F THIS GAME

tdawg26tdawg26 clifton park, NYPosts: 18Member
Holy Shit !! I decided i wanted to try guild wars a couple months back and after finally remembering my account and pw ... from when the game came out... it prompted me that i needed to remember and enter 1 of my characters full names to log in... WHAT BULLSHIT.. well that turned me away after trying to remember for a hour i sent in a email and received no response and totally forgot about the game as that stopped any desire to play. Today i tried installing from gw site and i had to send for a PW change because for some reason the one i remembered using was incorrect.. than use the code they sent answer some sec questions AND DO THE FING CAPTCHA THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE... literally could not get it .. i tried the audio sample and they may as well have been speaking demonic or some shit.. what bullshit ... i understand the security purposes but seriously come on.. than next screen enter current pw .. after i realize they had sent another email with another pw to use at this point which went to spam folder i worked on deciphering this captcha for about 25 mins to be asked other security questions and proceed to more screens of freaking challenges to log into my FING ACCOUNT... now after doing all that BS to acess my account and prove it is my account i am asked to log in and enter 1 of my characters names  ! DO they not want people to come back ? its been many many YEARS since i played come on !

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  • etlaretlar Posts: 677Member Uncommon

    Well i actually laughed out loud, thanks for that!

    But i see where youre coming from, had the same issues, so i just uninstalled it again, but i would have loved to get my

    hall of monument stuff for gw2 :(

  • DeolusDeolus DoncasterPosts: 392Member
    As long as you know your username and password they should tell you one of your characters names so you can log in. Just send them an email with as much info as you can. I had the same problem when I tried to log in after a 2 year break.
  • zimboy69zimboy69 chicargo, FLPosts: 378Member Uncommon

    i too also forgot everything about my  gw1 account and  found the customer support to be really good  i had to find my keycode for my game and  they  not only  gave me  my username they sent me a password and  gave me  a character name

     

     

    in the end i   got it all up and working

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  • negativf4kknegativf4kk WorthingPosts: 377Member Uncommon

    ROFL))))))) made my day.

     

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  • LeetheLeethe Posts: 876Member Uncommon
    NCsoft has some of the most convoluted security measures I've ever experience. i ran into the same trouble when trying to reactivate my old CoX account. I just ended up sending an email to support telling them everything short of a DNA sample and it was sorted. I was able to name my level 50 though so I guess that helps.

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  • otinanai123otinanai123 NowherePosts: 265Member
    customer support can help you (I had the same problem in the past). But better stay away. gw1 is a horrible, horrible game.
  • ExcessionExcession NottinghamPosts: 367Member Uncommon

    How dare they!!

    Talk about stupid, seriously, why the hell would anyone want, never mind need, such security measures in place to ensure accounts are not comprimsed.

    Who do they think they are FFS, making sure people are who they claim to be before letting them log in and play.

    So glad the OP pointed out what complete and utter morons they are.....

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  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    I didnt have any problem with GW1 support when trying to get back into the game to do HOM stuff. 

    I couldnt remember my username, password or any character names, but I filled out the form on their website and emailed it in with the details they needed and got an email back in about a day or so with all the info I needed to reset my account and log in.

    Just chill. Its not ANets fault you forgot your details. 

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  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    I had the same problem I could not remember the name of any of my characters. They asked me some details then they gave me a name when I supplied it.

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  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member

    It's actually a tool to keep impatient children out of Guild Wars. I say it's worked pretty well.

    But seriously, how hard is it to remember at least ONE character name.  It's no different than if you lose your authenticator in WoW.  You contact customer service, prove that it's you and you get access to your account.

    If in 1982 we played with the current mentality, we would have burned down all the pac man games since the red ghost was clearly OP. Instead we just got better at the game.
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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member
    Originally posted by tdawg26
    Holy Shit !! I decided i wanted to try guild wars a couple months back and after finally remembering my account and pw ... from when the game came out... it prompted me that i needed to remember and enter 1 of my characters full names to log in... WHAT BULLSHIT.. well that turned me away after trying to remember for a hour i sent in a email and received no response and totally forgot about the game as that stopped any desire to play. Today i tried installing from gw site and i had to send for a PW change because for some reason the one i remembered using was incorrect.. than use the code they sent answer some sec questions AND DO THE FING CAPTCHA THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE... literally could not get it .. i tried the audio sample and they may as well have been speaking demonic or some shit.. what bullshit ... i understand the security purposes but seriously come on.. than next screen enter current pw .. after i realize they had sent another email with another pw to use at this point which went to spam folder i worked on deciphering this captcha for about 25 mins to be asked other security questions and proceed to more screens of freaking challenges to log into my FING ACCOUNT... now after doing all that BS to acess my account and prove it is my account i am asked to log in and enter 1 of my characters names  ! DO they not want people to come back ? its been many many YEARS since i played come on !

    Instead of doing all that you could've just go here: https://guildwars.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_home

    and sort it out with their LIVE customer support and get everything done in just a matter of few mins... You just poletly explain that you forgot your character names and you haven't been playing for ages (there was this transfer to ncsoft master accounts so hence the security issues if you didn't transfer on time). It's way easier and I use it whenever I have a question or issue (even for GW2 issues I go to this chat and they always help me).

    Try it and see how it goes.

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  • JeleenaJeleena Posts: 120Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deolus
    As long as you know your username and password they should tell you one of your characters names so you can log in. Just send them an email with as much info as you can. I had the same problem when I tried to log in after a 2 year break.

    Yes I had the same issue. Customer support resolved it quite fast after I send them an email with the info I still had. Had no problem at all with their CS.

  • ToxiaToxia Lake Charles, LAPosts: 1,319Member Uncommon

    I didn't have a big issue with it...I used the online support chat thing, and after giving them just my name and my account name, they immediately told me a character name. So....not nearly as infuriating as you seem to be. This was only 3 weeks ago too.

    By the way, made it to 30 in that time, never having played the game. Get your goodies guys! lol

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  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    Had the same issue, took awhile but its solved now. Considering the other things you dont have to worry about like subbing its not that annoying.
  • thekid1thekid1 GroningenPosts: 789Member

    What nonsence is it that you have to remember your character name??

    Email account should be enough to retrieve your username and password.

     

    Thanks for this post, I am eyeballing Guild Wars 2 because it has no subscription (and looks like a good game) so I could take a break for months or years even and come back when I plan to.  But obviously that's not recommended with these jokers.

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Originally posted by tdawg26

     AND DO THE FING CAPTCHA THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE... literally could not get i

    Haha, I know that feel, bro.   I know that feel.  Captchas are the most awful, frustrating thing ever invented.  

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,915Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrumpyCharr

    It's actually a tool to keep impatient children out of Guild Wars. I say it's worked pretty well.

    But seriously, how hard is it to remember at least ONE character name.  It's no different than if you lose your authenticator in WoW.  You contact customer service, prove that it's you and you get access to your account.

    Not that i"ve tried to play in the last 4 years, but I wouldn't be able to remember my character names in that game at this point, I used to play under my main MMO name, but due to so few C-slots, I deleted him, I have no idea what the name was I used on any of my toons.

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  • clumsytoes44clumsytoes44 portland, ORPosts: 463Member
    Had 2 friends with a similar problem hadn't played the game for year's. Told them to get ahold of customer support and within 15 minute's they could login. So why didn't you just get ahold of customer support?
  • lotapartylotaparty taxila canttPosts: 514Member
    Originally posted by korent1991
    Originally posted by tdawg26
    Holy Shit !! I decided i wanted to try guild wars a couple months back and after finally remembering my account and pw ... from when the game came out... it prompted me that i needed to remember and enter 1 of my characters full names to log in... WHAT BULLSHIT.. well that turned me away after trying to remember for a hour i sent in a email and received no response and totally forgot about the game as that stopped any desire to play. Today i tried installing from gw site and i had to send for a PW change because for some reason the one i remembered using was incorrect.. than use the code they sent answer some sec questions AND DO THE FING CAPTCHA THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE... literally could not get it .. i tried the audio sample and they may as well have been speaking demonic or some shit.. what bullshit ... i understand the security purposes but seriously come on.. than next screen enter current pw .. after i realize they had sent another email with another pw to use at this point which went to spam folder i worked on deciphering this captcha for about 25 mins to be asked other security questions and proceed to more screens of freaking challenges to log into my FING ACCOUNT... now after doing all that BS to acess my account and prove it is my account i am asked to log in and enter 1 of my characters names  ! DO they not want people to come back ? its been many many YEARS since i played come on !

    Instead of doing all that you could've just go here: https://guildwars.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_home

    and sort it out with their LIVE customer support and get everything done in just a matter of few mins... You just poletly explain that you forgot your character names and you haven't been playing for ages (there was this transfer to ncsoft master accounts so hence the security issues if you didn't transfer on time). It's way easier and I use it whenever I have a question or issue (even for GW2 issues I go to this chat and they always help me).

    Try it and see how it goes.

    lol you cannot argue with a person who is bent on not listening :P

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  • WeretigarWeretigar winifrede, WVPosts: 609Member
    Originally posted by RebelScum99
    Originally posted by tdawg26

     AND DO THE FING CAPTCHA THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE... literally could not get i

    Haha, I know that feel, bro.   I know that feel.  Captchas are the most awful, frustrating thing ever invented.  

    I f-ing hate captchas there supposed to protect against bots, however the stupid creators make that stuff so hard to read like they don't want anyone accessing the stuff. We should start an E-riot (I'm totally serious) and protest sites that use insane capthas. 

  • dellirious13dellirious13 Lancaster, PAPosts: 205Member
    Originally posted by zimboy69

    i too also forgot everything about my  gw1 account and  found the customer support to be really good  i had to find my keycode for my game and  they  not only  gave me  my username they sent me a password and  gave me  a character name

     

     

    in the end i   got it all up and working

    ^ I had the same problem with forgetting my password. I sent them my serial key for one of the expansions and the CS rep solved it and I was playing after 45 minutes in total time. Always great service when I've dealt with them over the last 8 years.

  • TalRashaTalRasha GroningenPosts: 827Member

    I had the same problem. Could not remember any of the full names.

     

    Luckly for me, a friend still had a very old screenshot folder with a couple GW1 shots. Including name tags :p

  • postpwnpostpwn Tustin, CAPosts: 87Member
    Welcome to the Internet.  It sucks here.
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