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[Buying] Account

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Karma Cowboy, May 9, 2013.

  1. Karma Cowboy

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    Does anyone know if it is legal to buy an account or trade one for free?

    Im looking for 1 - 2 accounts with characters on siege and europa.

    preferably with crafters on Siege.
     
  2. Tazar

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    Illegal per the new Terms of Service that EA put into place when they converted to the "Master Account" system.

    However - for a relatively cheap price, you can start a new account and get 2 Mythic Character Tokens starting your crafters at 90 skill. With Siege ROT - you'll be GM very quickly and with minimal resources used.
     
  3. Karma Cowboy

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    What about getting the accounts for free as a present?

    With older accounts, there are some benefit with skill caps and mounts.
     
  4. kelmo

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    No.

    http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/#section2

    4. Use and Expiration of Content and Entitlements/General License Restrictions

    EA grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive license to use Content and Entitlements to which you have access for your personal, private, non-commercial, non-transferable, limited uses solely as set forth herein and as set forth in any additional documentation and/or agreements applicable to the EA Services accessed by you. Content and Entitlements and all other intellectual property rights in or on EA Services as well as the products and services offered through EA Services, are owned by EA or EA's third party licensors and is protected by United States and International copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and other laws protecting intellectual property and related proprietary rights. You may not copy or download any Content and/or Entitlements from an EA Service unless you are expressly authorized to do so. In addition, unless expressly authorized by EA, you may not distribute, publicly perform or display, lease, sell, transmit, transfer, publish, edit, copy, create derivative works from, rent, sub-license, distribute, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise make unauthorized use of Content or Entitlements. Any commercial use is prohibited. You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to Content. Your rights are subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service as well as any other agreements applicable to the EA Services you are using.
     
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  5. Petra Fyde

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    The new accounts system, with accounts linked to your email address which has become your EA account name, trading accounts has become exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. The EA account transfer option has also been discontinued.
    However Mesanna has mentioned recently the possibility of the +5 skill points per year being abandoned, giving all accounts 720 skill points from outset. We await further news on that possible development.
     
  6. kelmo

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    I do have a few of the old school advanced character tokens available though...
     
  7. kelmo

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    Indeed Petra. I have seen that on the official "to do" list as well.
     
  8. andyjacksons

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    also if you do buy one even if you change passwords the original owner can get the account back by contacting origin so i would advise you not to purchase one
     
  9. Mithrandir Stormcrow

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    Yes, it is still possible to get an account for FREE and have UO/EA unLink the account and relink to your master account. It is a pain in the a** to do it but still possible. You have to email them and they will ask for all the information about the account. Here is what it looks like;




    Greetings,

    Before we can assist you with your issue we will need to verify your ownership of this account. Please reply to this E-mail and provide us the following information to verify your account ownership:

    Name of the account:
    Secret Word:

    First and Last name on account:
    Email on account:
    Date of birth on account:
    Any character names found on the account (name and shard):
    Phone number on the account:
    Date when account was opened and closed:
    Country and /or State of residency:
    Last four digits of credit card on account:
    Date of last login to account:

    You can contact the Technical or Billing Support departments by e-mail at [email protected]

    You can also contact Technical or Billing Support via help.ea.com. Click on “Contact Us” and follow the simple steps. If you are based in the US, this website allows you to leave your phone number for us to call you back.

    Thank you,
    Nanda
    Ultima Online Support
    Mythic, A Division of EA
     
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  10. Rumpy

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    You can get a free account from a friend you trust... Less you unlink it like Mith posted about. Be forewarned, the unlinking takes sometimes weeks to do. Trust me.
     
  11. kelmo

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    Without permission from EA, this is foolish.
     
  12. Mithrandir Stormcrow

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    The account has to be a gift or given for "FREE" because it's against the rules to sell/buy an account. ;)

    BUT and its a BIGBUTT, lol. If your missing one thing they want, for get about it... Its lost.
     
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  13. Rumpy

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    I was able to work around it and resolve it with some missing info.
     
  14. Rumpy

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    You don't need permission to give someone something. People give people accounts all the time when they quit.
     
  15. kelmo

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    You can only give what you own.
     
  16. Rumpy

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    I own my account. Its just contracted through EA :)
     
  17. kelmo

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    I did not make these rules, nor do I have any say in how these rules are applied. If you choose to ignore the terms of service established by EA for all of the games under that umbrella... do so knowing the risk.
     
  18. kelmo

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    You do not own your account. It is a lease.
     
  19. kelmo

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    The only reason I am still on this subject is that I do not want players to follow very bad advice. I am done with this topic.
     
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  20. Rumpy

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    So says you. I previously owned my accounts and could sell them freely.
     
  21. Guardian KX

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    For me to release my Guadian KX account it was a simple task of calling EA, talking to someone who had an India eccent, give them my email and the email I wanted it switched to. He was polite and had it done in a matter of minutes. Afterwards I'm very sure it was a matter of moments before the monitoring computer noted both the speed of the call and the satisfaction in my voice and then 2 large burly security officers showed up at his kiosk, told him he was fired and ushered him off the premises.

    People lose access to email accounts for many reasons and make new ones. Switching them should be easy... and luckily for me it was.
     
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