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Cant play without purchasing a 60 day game card....

Dudek28Dudek28 Member UncommonPosts: 224

So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??

"There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"

I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.

This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.

I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

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  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Member UncommonPosts: 2,047

    Originally posted by Dudek28

    So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??

    "There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"

    I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.

    This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.

    I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

    I played wow, AOC and WAR and it was the case in each of those that I had to set up a sub upon activating the key.

  • kevjardskevjards Member UncommonPosts: 1,452

    Originally posted by Dudek28

    So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??

    "There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"

    I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.

    This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.

    I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

    you always have to set up a sub in mmo's..and really you should have checked before you purchased what you were getting into

  • COORSCOORS Member UncommonPosts: 353

    Most people have credit or debit cards. Heck, if you have a checking account anywhere, you automatically get a debit card, which you can use as a credit card to subscribe to the game.

    This must be the first MMO you've purchased so you learned a bit about how it works. You'll be prepared for the next one.

    Good luck!

     

  • zakiyawowzakiyawow Member UncommonPosts: 626

    As far as I remember, thats how most MMOs are. 

  • Mr.WizardMr.Wizard Member UncommonPosts: 243

    You could also set up and pay with a Paypal account. You just add your bank account to the Paypal account and you're done. Thats how I've done it. No need for credit cards or game cards.

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  • DekapitatorDekapitator Member UncommonPosts: 261

    You can contact support and give them your serial activation code and they get the game up and running for you.

    Most decente companies will do this for you if you contact them.

    Neve understood why they force us to choose a subscription plan.

  • MadimorgaMadimorga Member UncommonPosts: 1,920

    To be honest, it's probably a good idea.  It might at least cut down on some of the gold farming.  From what I read the other day, though, the servers are already infested with them.  So I guess that does mean the requirement hasn't done its job.

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  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Member UncommonPosts: 2,047

    Actually, come to think of it, while I got that message, I was going to wait to put in my cc info and forgot.  Yet I am playing now.  Did they decide on some sort of grace period after all, or was the message there to "encourage" people to provide their info?

  • DkompozeDkompoze Member UncommonPosts: 245

    Been playing since beta, have yet to see a gold farmer,maybe your misinformed.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Member Posts: 6,403

    Originally posted by niceguy3978

    Actually, come to think of it, while I got that message, I was going to wait to put in my cc info and forgot.  Yet I am playing now.  Did they decide on some sort of grace period after all, or was the message there to "encourage" people to provide their info?

    Two days.  Til the 22nd.

    OP: another option; prepaid Visa card.  If you don't subscribe, you can always go out to dinner or something.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • jadedlevirjadedlevir Member Posts: 628

    Wait, did you have to pay for a sub right away, or is it simply asking you to setup a sub for the next month? Every mmo requires you to setup a sub thats p2p. If you don't use a credit card, you could jsut use some prepair card witha  couple dollars in it, or pay pal. Just until the billing comes up at least, at which point just cancel it.

    Edit: nvm misread the op.


  • Originally posted by niceguy3978

    Originally posted by Dudek28

    So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??

    "There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"

    I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.

    This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.

    I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

    I played wow, AOC and WAR and it was the case in each of those that I had to set up a sub upon activating the key.

    All games for the last 13 years (Since EQ) have required you setting up an active subscription prior to play. You can cancel right after you set it up but it needs the account holders information on file for fraud issues (Which honestly is a smart thing).

  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Member UncommonPosts: 2,047

    Originally posted by namelessbob

    Originally posted by niceguy3978


    Originally posted by Dudek28

    So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??

    "There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"

    I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.

    This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.

    I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

    I played wow, AOC and WAR and it was the case in each of those that I had to set up a sub upon activating the key.

    All games for the last 13 years (Since EQ) have required you setting up an active subscription prior to play. You can cancel right after you set it up but it needs the account holders information on file for fraud issues (Which honestly is a smart thing).

    Yeah, I remember even the DAOC TRIAL wanted a credit card for a while, I don't know if it still does, but I was amused at the time.

  • HerodesHerodes Member UncommonPosts: 1,494


    Originally posted by namelessbob


    Originally posted by niceguy3978


    Originally posted by Dudek28

    So I buy the game, install. Put in my CD Key to get my 30 days free go to play the game and what do I get??
    "There is no active subscription on this account. Activate your account"
    I don't use credit cards so my the only option I have is to purchase a 60 day game card in order to start playing my one month free.
    This was never the case with Wow, LOTRO, Vanguard. Rift or any other MMO i have purchased. Once i purchased the CD key activates your account and lets you play the 30 days right away without having to put in a credit card or anything.
    I mean ya I went back and bought the game card so I could play but damn does this sound fishy or what? How many people out of this million and and a half that preordered dont use credit cards and have to buy a game card to play..

    I played wow, AOC and WAR and it was the case in each of those that I had to set up a sub upon activating the key.

    All games for the last 13 years (Since EQ) have required you setting up an active subscription prior to play. You can cancel right after you set it up but it needs the account holders information on file for fraud issues (Which honestly is a smart thing).

    Actually some needed, some didn´t, if I remember correctly. In several MMOs you just needed an account to activate your key. After your free month expired, then you had to give away your payment data.
  • purplecowpurplecow Member Posts: 40

    or debit cards??

     

    strange.  usually most debit cards come with a credit built in capacity which they should allow..

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    I never hope to see one.
    But I can tell you anyhow
    I'd rather see than be one.

  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,183

    People confuse retail vs trial. When the games you mentioned were only available for retail they too required a CC to set up a sub. This usually changes once a trial is available.

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  • GoerillaGoerilla Member Posts: 91

    Do they sell the game card at 711? What other stores other than bestbuy and gamestop do they sell it at?

  • jdnewelljdnewell Member UncommonPosts: 2,237

    Get a prepaid Visa.

    I know in my area they sell them everywhere. I went into WalGreens drug store and got a $20 one for someone at our office xmas party.

    Easiest way to do it IMO. And if you dont sub after the 1st month the money is still on there and you can use it anywhere. Unlike a game time card.

     

    Just my 2cp

     

  • GoerillaGoerilla Member Posts: 91

    So I buy the card that says prepaid card? I have never bought one before

  • GoerillaGoerilla Member Posts: 91

    I went to the711 website and there is this thing called prepaid Debit card. Is it that one? It says i can use it for anywhere its likst plastic cash? Should i get that one?

  • jdnewelljdnewell Member UncommonPosts: 2,237

    Yeah pretty much.

    The one I got had the visa logo and $20 on it, kind of like a gift card to somewhere. You can always ask when you check out to make sure.

    And then just call the number on the back to activate it.

    Pretty easy overall.

     

  • GoerillaGoerilla Member Posts: 91

    OKAY thanks im so excited to play. This is my first mmo :D

  • PyrostasisPyrostasis Member UncommonPosts: 2,293

    Originally posted by Dkompoze

    Been playing since beta, have yet to see a gold farmer,maybe your misinformed.

    Spam started on my server yesterday

  • RosmariiniRosmariini Member UncommonPosts: 154

    Seems like a normal MMO to me

    Currently playing: N/A :(
    Retired from: GW, WAR, Aion, LOTRO, Rift, SW:TOR, Vinductus


  • para_magicpara_magic Member Posts: 5

    Originally posted by Goerilla

    OKAY thanks im so excited to play. This is my first mmo :D

    realy? :D

    first mmo?:)

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