Sunday, September 14, 2008
GOA registration half-working
A bit later than scheduled, the GOA code registration for the WAR European headstart went life this morning. You can enter your e-mail, userid, password, and Collector's Edition headstart code. But what you can't do is log into your account and check whether you are in the headstart or not. When I try to enter my code, I get a message "key is expired". Does that mean something has gone wrong and I won't be able to play in the headstart? Or does that mean that some previous attempt to enter my key has gone through and I'm golden? Nobody knows, because not only is there no site to check it, but the e-mail notification of previous code entry successes didn't work. So I can only wait until the servers open and pray it works.
Meanwhile the Warhammer Online account site from EA / Mythic in the US works perfectly.
But the good news from European WAR is that apparently all the beta testers have been credited with 7 days of free play starting September 18th. That is great news insofar as I'm not certain whether my copy will make it into my mailbox by day 1, as I had to order from the UK. The 7 free days should be sufficient to tide me over until I get my release version key.