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ESO: Falls on it's sword-Mass Lockout Account foul ups No Login

UnleadedRevUnleadedRev Boston, MAPosts: 387Member Uncommon

Well.....I guess because I really liked this MMORPG it was bound to self implode.

This morning, thousands of subscribers cannot login.

ESO's explaination? Fiasco!

The message is account credentials are wrong....looks like a mass hack of accounts?

I've never been less hyped for a WoW expansion. Blizzard really needs to prove they can do something other then the whole infinite gear treadmill dance, slowly and painfully introduced.


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  • JeleenaJeleena AlmerePosts: 123Member

    Early access is over so you need to set up a subscription plan to start the 30 days free play that comes with the first month.

    Otherwise you can't log in anymore.

  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member

    You would have thought they would have taken care of this before hand, then you would have thought they would have taken care of it after the logging into other peoples accounts incident, and now what's the excuse?

    With respect to security there is also a thread going about how when you ignore someone your account name is given to that person.

    What a mess. 

  • Sector13Sector13 New Providence, PAPosts: 687Member
    Apparently, you need to set up a sub plan, if not you are locked out. 
  • JeleenaJeleena AlmerePosts: 123Member
    Originally posted by Battlerock

    You would have thought they would have taken care of this before hand, then you would have thought they would have taken care of it after the logging into other peoples accounts incident, and now what's the excuse?

    With respect to security there is also a thread going about how when you ignore someone your account name is given to that person.

    What a mess. 

    Read my post above.

    You just have to apply a subscription plan on the website and it gets solved. No one got hacked :)

  • Sector13Sector13 New Providence, PAPosts: 687Member
    Originally posted by Jeleena
    Originally posted by Battlerock

    You would have thought they would have taken care of this before hand, then you would have thought they would have taken care of it after the logging into other peoples accounts incident, and now what's the excuse?

    With respect to security there is also a thread going about how when you ignore someone your account name is given to that person.

    What a mess. 

    Read my post above.

    You just have to apply a subscription plan on the website and it gets solved. No one got hacked :)

    Unfortunately you have an hour queue to apply that sub plan. 

  • mangarmangar Tallahassee, FLPosts: 282Member
    just follow the prompts that come up when you open the launcher... just not the "it is quick and easy part"  there is a queue over 1-hour at the moment. 

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  • Man_of_LeisureMan_of_Leisure beaverton, ORPosts: 37Member

    What a fucking joke.

    If we have 30 days we should not need a sub-plan. Why suddenly require every user to create sub-plan at the same time? I'm in a queue now for over an hour. So do i really want to make myself available for an hour so I can get their god damn plan, so I can get the 30 days i'm already entitled to? Or I could wait until i want to play later and deal with the same queue bullshit, then. 

    The downtime, and the glitches, weren't a big deal but this really pisses me off.

    What is their plan anyways, hope people who quit don't pay attention and get charged for another month? This is worth roadblocking everyone now?

  • UnleadedRevUnleadedRev Boston, MAPosts: 387Member Uncommon

    You cannot even get to the page to buy a subscription!

    LOL What FAIL!

    I am very close to saying I am done with this game and all subscription games.

    I've never been less hyped for a WoW expansion. Blizzard really needs to prove they can do something other then the whole infinite gear treadmill dance, slowly and painfully introduced.


  • PsychoticHamsterPsychoticHamster Brooklyn, NYPosts: 97Member Common

    That's a bold fucking move, to put a queue on your website. What I don't understand is why they didn't do like every other MMO and immediately apply the 30 days time instead of making everyone setup a pre-sub.

    @leisure that's exactly what they're doing, and I'm really fucking tired of Zenimax's bullshit as they continuously try these tiny, annoying tactics to pay extra.

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  • Man_of_LeisureMan_of_Leisure beaverton, ORPosts: 37Member

    Phew.

     

    I've taken a step back,and will now go about my day in peace. It's quite easy to get on the hyperbole bandwagon and blow shit way out of proportion.

     

    That is all.

  • Syphin_BSyphin_B Salisbury, MDPosts: 258Member Uncommon

    You guys let little things bother you so much, just quit then.

     

     

  • WinterizerWinterizer Fuzzy Wuzzy CavePosts: 65Member

    Haha !

     

    What a joke!

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Man_of_Leisure
    What a fucking joke.If we have 30 days we should not need a sub-plan. Why suddenly require every user to create sub-plan at the same time? I'm in a queue now for over an hour. So do i really want to make myself available for an hour so I can get their god damn plan, so I can get the 30 days i'm already entitled to? Or I could wait until i want to play later and deal with the same queue bullshit, then. The downtime, and the glitches, weren't a big deal but this really pisses me off.What is their plan anyways, hope people who quit don't pay attention and get charged for another month? This is worth roadblocking everyone now?

    welcome to subscription based mmorpg's, this must be your first one i take it?

  • Man_of_LeisureMan_of_Leisure beaverton, ORPosts: 37Member
    That would be a 'no'. Grats, on being a condescending ass though.
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,977Member Uncommon
    This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre.

    I bought my pre-order direct from Zenimax and they told me then the same card would be automatically be signed up for a month sub.

    It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • Man_of_LeisureMan_of_Leisure beaverton, ORPosts: 37Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre.

    It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.

    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.

  • ChieftanChieftan Independence, MOPosts: 1,417Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre.

    I bought my pre-order direct from Zenimax and they told me then the same card would be automatically be signed up for a month sub.

    It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.

    I went that route and and now I'm waiting to see if my patience runs out before I get the glorious opportunity to login to their billing site.

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    Each and every mmo that launched needs to be "activated" with a subscription with a few exceptions.
    Gues many people never played a sub based mmo before ? LOL

  • SlantizeSlantize Charlotte, NCPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by Man_of_Leisure
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre.

    It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.

    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.

    i can't remember ever playing a subscription based mmo without having to put in a credit card number before receiving the 30 days free. and i've played most large titles since 99. the only one i can recall not having to put in a credit card number after buying the game itself to set up the subscription was guild wars 2, for obvious reasons.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    I not set up a payment I plan yet and can still log in so I call bs. 
  • MMOredfalconMMOredfalcon Mitchell, ONPosts: 132Member Common
    Originally posted by Man_of_Leisure
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre.

    It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.

    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.

    That is what I was thinking too. I don't recall any MMO I have played which I needed to make up the Sub plan before the 30 days are up. Typically it has been 30 days are almost up, subscribe now option or wait till the time is up.

    I guess they just want to be sure to get as much money as they can after the 30 days is up. So those who decide not to sub will probibly  will be charged for the next month because they didn't give two weeks notice before the charge. Since most games need a few days notice before cancelling payments.

  • Man_of_LeisureMan_of_Leisure beaverton, ORPosts: 37Member
    Originally posted by Slantiz
    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.

    It's probably the early access that's throwing me off. There's always a song and dance when initially setting up an account, but i'm not used to being interupted after the fact. Since I did the stress test I was already setup.

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon
    Originally posted by Man_of_Leisure Originally posted by Kyleran This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre. It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.
    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.
    That is what I was thinking too. I don't recall any MMO I have played which I needed to make up the Sub plan before the 30 days are up. Typically it has been 30 days are almost up, subscribe now option or wait till the time is up.

    I guess they just want to be sure to get as much money as they can after the 30 days is up. So those who decide not to sub will probibly  will be charged for the next month because they didn't give two weeks notice before the charge. Since most games need a few days notice before cancelling payments.


    so you have never played EQ, EQ2, wow, SWTOR, and every other sub based mmo out there that used this same exact practice?

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,836Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by erictlewis
    I not set up a payment I plan yet and can still log in so I call bs. 

    i'm logged in right now as i sit in the queue to set up my subscription plan.

    i think it may only be required for physical copies and/or digital copies purchased from 3rd party websites.

  • MMOredfalconMMOredfalcon Mitchell, ONPosts: 132Member Common
    Originally posted by baphamet

     


    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Originally posted by Man_of_Leisure

    Originally posted by Kyleran This is standard practice for many mmos that have a sub,(not all) so it comes as a surprise to many of those new to the genre. It appears the process is optimized for those who went that route.
    I can't remember the last time I was required to sub before my free game time ran out. Actually, now that I think about it, it may have been daoc. They stopped doing it years ago though, that is when they still sold boxes.
    That is what I was thinking too. I don't recall any MMO I have played which I needed to make up the Sub plan before the 30 days are up. Typically it has been 30 days are almost up, subscribe now option or wait till the time is up.

     

    I guess they just want to be sure to get as much money as they can after the 30 days is up. So those who decide not to sub will probibly  will be charged for the next month because they didn't give two weeks notice before the charge. Since most games need a few days notice before cancelling payments.


     

    so you have never played EQ, EQ2, wow, SWTOR, and every other sub based mmo out there that used this same exact practice?

     

     

    Yes I have played every single one of those games. And Ultima Online, Final Fantasy, Anarchy Online, Vanguard, SWG, Matrix and most other popular Sub based MMOs. And I didn't put billing info untill or just before the  trials were up. 

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