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ea, gamestop, trymedia... Oh my!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by silmwarensurion, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

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    I am seeking help with a problem I am currently having. I bought stygian abyss through gamestop digital download. I thought that since it was gamestop that there wouldnt be any issues. I was wrong. Gamestop uses a company called trymedia(owned by realnetworks). I downloaded the game and everything was fine. But when i entered in the upgrade code it says: already applied to my acct. But it wasnt. i have no access to tel mur. I wont go into more detail than that, because i want everyone too do a search on trymedia. It will shock you at the very least. I have been working on this issue for over a month. And still nothing. I have contacted EA and they promised me some free stuff, But on the day that i was supposed to get these things, i got a email msg saying they want more info about my problem.
    um ya.
    Has anyone had an experience with trymedia and fixed there problem on there own? I dont know what too do. Will i be able to buy a new styg code and apply it too my acct?
    If u do a search on trymedia you will be like wtf? Why would gamestop affiliate with them?
    I have contacted trymedia and never get an answer back from them.
    so simply please. has anyone had this problem and been able to figure it out?
    plz help...
     
  2. Zosimus

    Zosimus Grand Inquisitor
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    I had did the pre-order through gamestop for Warhammer Online when it was coming out. I was suppose to get the promotional codes that came with it, I did not recieve them in my email. So I messaged them and they gave me this story how there was an limit on how many codes were given and sorry I missed the boat basically.

    I wasnt happy so emailed them back arguing about it. Well 2 days later get the "supposedly limited promotional codes" with a big apology. So I would email them and see if they can correct the issue.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    You did apply the code on the accounts page? Not through the 'promotions' option on the paper doll?
    What does the information on the accounts page say?
    If it's a new account, you should use the 'new account' code, not the upgrade code. That is for existing accounts.
     
  4. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss will be available via digital download only and requires the Ultima Online base game.

    from: http://www.gamestop.com/pc/games/ultima-online-stygian-abyss/76224

    also from there:
    The download version of this product is not eligible for refunds and is only available for purchase in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

    *shrugs*
    As far as I can tell ... he can only buy an upgrade from gamestop.
    If his "error message" is telling him he is already upgraded ...

    has he tried to play Stygian based area's/characters/content?
    If has tried ... and No joy ...
    Time for the EA support number.

    As far as I know ... trymedia has NO relevance.
    unless he got phished/spoofed to do his thang THRU a bogus link.

    of course that could never happen ... :danceb:
     
  5. silmwarensurion

    silmwarensurion Journeyman

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    MY questions are

    Why did you NOT buy direct from EA game site?

    Was it cheaper through the third party?

    my guess is, IF you are trying to apply the code in the right place, the third party seller has already used the code

    if this is the case the you only have yourself to blame for trying to save a few quid

    if this is NOT the case then i apologise and wish you luck
     
  7. Viper09

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    There are two types of codes:

    A new account code and upgrade existing account code. Do you know for sure that you bought the right one and are you trying to use the correct code under account management? In other words, do you want a new account or do you want to updrage an older one?

    There has been a fair amount of confusion at the beginning of SA with this.
     
  8. Lady Michelle

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    After clicking on the posters link above seeing this.
    Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss by Electronic Art
    I could not find any information on if it was a A new account code and upgrade existing account code.
     
  9. at the link under:
    ah! found at the links more info under: "Available for download."

    Huh! *shrugs* OP has had over a month (been working on this issue for over a month [quoted from op])

    No idea then ... and :talktothehand: Pass! on the OPs direction/motivation FOR posting the thread.
    Just not enough info to try and trouble shoot HIS installation problems through two other third parties & EA support services & any mis-strokes/mis-understanding on HIS part ...
     
  10. silmwarensurion

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    My reason for starting this thread was stated. I was simply asking if anyone out there had this happen too them; And was successful in finding out a way to rememdy the issue. It was also a warning to anyone making the same mistake; and buy a digital download game from gamestop. I made a mistake in ordering the stated product; while thinking hey its gamestop, shouldnt be any problems...