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You know, I actually kind of like this game. I downloaded the free version, goofed with my old toons and enjoyed it enough to decide throw them $15 for a month to goof around some more.
Their damned account payment process is so borked, I'm afraid to give them a credit card number. I have never seen a sketchier process in my life, and I say this as an experienced back-end web developer who has done maybe 100 professional credit card transaction sites.
First they have you create a permanent credit card record on their servers. To a novice, this might seem spooky, but usually a recurring payment service returns an anonymized token after a single CC transaction and the credit card number is not actually stored on the vendor's server. That's the way it's supposed to work anyway. Based on the other amateur-hour crap on this site, I would even question this.
Pick a payment plan and connect it to the payment method you made. Fine. I pick the one-month deal and link it to the credit card I just made. Hit "Submit" and stare at my screen awaiting approval.
Normally, the back-end server would run out to Verisign or Paypal or whomever is processing their transactions, and a few seconds later you'd get a confirmation notice saying Ok or No-good. Not so with Funcom. Here they put a "payment pending" messge on your page.
Clicking on the "payment pending" link leads you to a form that now asks for a CCV value. Why this was not collected in step 1 is a mystery, but ok... So I put in the code from the back of my card, hit submit.
Nothing. No error, no acknowledgement, nothing. I'm afraid to click the button again of course, because who knows what kind of jackhole coded this thing. Will I be billed multiple times?
It's total amateur hour. You can't tell if it worked, failed, or what. There's no feedback at all. The whole thing is so poorly designed on the parts I CAN see that I'm afraid to even speculate on the parts I CAN'T. I can't possibly give these clowns a CC number given the assclownery that's happened in recent months with other sites.
No game is worth that risk.