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So whats happening in Japan

Discussion in 'UHall' started by THP, May 28, 2015.

  1. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
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    Are they no longer supporting Japan???...not sure how to read this....or as there been a big problem with fake codes over there?? hence the termination???

    Dear Customers

    Thank you very much for playing Ultima Online game.

    We are writing to inform you about termination of support of Ultima Online codes sold in Japan as at 23:59 July 31, 2015 and such codes will be deactivated and cannot be used after this date. We would therefore like you to apply your unused codes until the support end date. Please kindly refer to the list of codes subject to this at http://help.ea.com/jp/article/uo-jp-support-codes. We will inform you of any updates in the above website as well.

    Sincere apologies that may cause you for this.

    We are still operating Ultima Online game.

    Thank you again and enjoy playing Ultima Online.

    *Please note the codes sold from Amazon or Origin will not be affected, and Game Time codes will continue to be sold *
     
  2. Val'lyn De'ana

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    THP, you play on some Asian shards don't you?

    What are the populations of those shards during their prime time? Have you noticed any major drops in players?

    Interesting take on this announcement, but it does sound fishy that they are eliminating the use of those codes.

    -Val'lyn
     
  3. Merus

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    I thought they had a seperate store. Perhaps they are just consolidating stores and need to lock down the code sequence that will be accepted.
     
  4. Lord Frodo

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    They had a problem with some of their codes and were given a way to get them fixed which will end July 31, 2015. UO Japan found a problem and took steps to fix it, so if you have a code then you need to contact them and they will fix it providing it is a good code and you can prove that you got it from them.
     
  5. Deaol

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    I think its a bit deeper than that, a lot of the codes generated were being sold fora fraction of the cost of the Origin store.
     
  6. Scribbles

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    pretty sure the japan site was hacked... 6 month game time codes were ripped off in the thousands area... then sold to the masses very quickly...

    However, that is all speculation, i know nothing.
     
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  7. Old Vet Back Again

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    How can such speculation be so precise? Why are you always hinting at things that you are clearly doing only to sum it up with a mocking reply that you are either just kidding or you know nothing?
     
  8. Scribbles

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    but seriously im joking, but not really, arent I?


    Perhaps its because the game is so secretive about things to the general public but leaks them to a select few "special players" then that trickles down to little nobodies like myself. Perhaps though, only perhaps...
     
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  9. Poo

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    so when WE had fake advanced character tokens they all got deleted instantly, good or bad ones they all got deleted.
    the jap store puts out thousands of fake codes and they get 2 and a half months to use the codes before they are gonna delete them - they even get told to use them so they will all be gone before the cut off?

    um..... ok?
     
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  10. Smoot

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    or that its against stratics tos to be anything but indirect with that info. im sure if you icqed probably 50 different people here on stratics they could tell you exactly what player sellers / third party sites this announcement effects in some way.
     
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  11. GarthGrey

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    At least I know now where my chance at a ToL beta test invite email went to.
     
  12. THP

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    i think its just the time codes rather than item codes.....have talked to many folks the 6 month code thing is real as players have told me they were available for like 15/20 dollars for 6 months time on a open freely availble to buy website.....and let me also add they sold out!!!! so mny folks bought them at that price,,,....no wonder this action was needed- kinda gueesing it wasnt sooner...well at least we have got to the bottom of this mess
     
  13. Lord Frodo

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    To me they are saying that they know these codes are out there so they block all codes and you have to prove that your code was purchased the right way and this offer will expire July 31, 2015