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[UO Herald] Return to Britannia

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. UO News

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    For fifteen years Britannia has been a world of arcane arts and cold steel, a world where the Apprentice can become Legendary, a world where Warriors become Champions. Throughout its rich past Britannia has been a place where histories have unfolded, where new friends have become family, and where each new adventure can lead to great fortune.
    We would like to once again invite old friends to Return to Britannia for the month of September!
    Simply log in using any past Ultima Online account information and begin your adventure today!
    If you have forgotten your account password please visit https://accounts.eamythic.com/ using the “Forgot your Mythic account password”.
    If you have forgotten your account name please e-mail [email protected] to help recover your account.
    See you in Birtannia,
    The UO Team

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  2. Thrakkar

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    Today as of right now?
    Well, all I get is the usual "not linked/expired/suspended"-message.
    So, when will we be able to login exactly? (I'm quite anxious to log in, if you haven't already figured out :p)
     
  3. Orgional Farimir

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    I think it goes live on 9/1 so maybe midnight est?
     
  4. Redxpanda

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    So is it free for the whole month or will they put u on like a trial or something? I hope its the 1st one so i can check on my old account and consider reactivating it (assuming my toons are still there)
     
  5. Barok

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    Does anybody know how Return to Brit interacts with an unpayed account with a house currently within the 90 day cycle? If I log in will it reset the 90 day timer on the house? or will my house fall when return to brit is over?
     
  6. sablestorm

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    In the past, they did not reset the 90 day timer. You still had to reactivate within that 90 day timer, even if it fell during the midst of Return to Brit so keep an eye on your houses if you mean to refresh them.
     
  7. Thrakkar

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    Doh! I hate such inaccurate news :p
    Yeah, but midnight of the time zone, where the login-server is loocated is a good guess, i suppose...
    Well, still a few hours then....
     
  8. Ashlynn_L

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    It's obviously from the 1st to the 30th of September. I'm pretty sure if I try logging in with my old second account, it won't work. You guys don't need clarification. Common sense etc etc.
     
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    Ok before everyone wants to loggin with their Old Accounts, make first sure, you all have used the Account Managment and linked all your Accounts to your Main Account. After that you can wait ... till the free Month starts :drool:
     
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    So Europa has had maint on the 1st of Sept and still i cannot login using my old account?
    Am i thinking correctly that it'll be Monday?
     
  11. Arien

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    no it will be today :), after the next server restart
     
  12. DanteSignas

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    has anyone been able to log in to a closed account yet?
     
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    They forgot to turn it on, they should have stated it might be after server restart or from 2nd instead
     
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    Or even beter yet, they never mentioned Free, so they only invite people back, but still have to pay :)
     
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    No luck here either. :postcount:
     
  16. Thrakkar

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    I too can't login...

    Ah, well, ye good olde UO bugs...
     
  17. Thrakkar

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    Yeah, this could lead to a completely wrong first impression for a lot of people, who try to take a look at the game again. Usually that won't earn them a good reputation...
     
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    I'm afraid they require you to link accounts first to an EA account, as the message indicates?
    (Which is exactly the reason, why people will not even start to bother to "return", if they run into this message.) They should really stop this nonsense for RTB, if this is the reason.

    (Also I cannot bind an account, which has been allowed for me to use, but technically belongs to someone else, to my EA ID.)

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
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    My closed accounts are linked but I still can't log in with them. :(
     
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    well might only be the first message you get, I have linked accounts but they still does not work. But I guess the experience for old players will be like this, most are used to it
     
  21. Thrakkar

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    Mine are linked. I'm 100% sure, since I already paid and played with those linked accounts about 8 months ago.

    Well, I noticed something odd:

    If I enter a random username and password, I get a "cannot verify" error message. BUT if I enter my correct username and a random password i get the "not linked/expired/suspended" message. That is extremly strange. Shouldn't that produce the same "cannot verify" message?

    So I went to the account managment and changed my password, just to be on the safe side. Still can't log in.
     
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    It's sad when this can't even be disputed...I figure, since it's not the devs, but EA's accounting that does that site, it won't be fixed till Tuesday =(
     
  23. sablestorm

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    All my accounts are linked, some of them having been activated since the new billing system went into effect, but I still can't login on the inactive accounts. Like I usually do when Return to Britannia rolls around, I emailed all the old UO players I know. I always forget EA is slow in implementing things, however, so please please please next year remind me to include that in the email I send out.
     
  24. Risso

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    Just dropped a bunch of houses last week because I could no longer afford the accounts :( Though to be fair they were already decaying.
     
  25. Skunk

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    So...when is this going to go to work? I want to see if any of my old accounts are worth reactivating.
     
  26. Thrakkar

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    Since it's weekend, not all too soon I suppose.
    Maybe someone could tweet it to Mesanna and if we're lucky she can do something...
     
  27. Skunk

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    Thats pretty craptastic, I was looking forward to this. Oh well...I am sure they will figure it out.
     
  28. Nails Warstein

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    Another disappointment. Please check out this post, check the date, says 9/1/2012
    ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Main

    Mesanna said "We would like to once again invite old friends to Return to Britannia for the month of September!"

    However quoting the post from the link above "This "free period" will last from September 25, 2 a.m. PST to until October 9, 2 a.m. PST."
     
  29. Petra Fyde

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    Mesanna doesn't tweet, but I have emailed. The link Nails Warstein has posted doesn't tie up with Mesanna's producer's letter either.
     
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    But look at the links on the page and that clients and such. kindda outdated, just looks like that they took some of the old and C/P if you read the other information there it all just seems old
     
  31. Petra Fyde

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    it's old. the top bar simply picks up the current date. Look here: ORIGIN - Ultima Online - Main
     
  32. Skunk

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    So now we wait...
     
  33. Orgional Farimir

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    Just like we had to wait for 8 months for the GREAT Dev movie, that lasted 5 minutes. hahaha
     
  34. Skunk

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    I am going nuts and half tempted to just turn on the one account I have been wanting to inspect...this is angering me.
     
  35. Hotei

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    If you read the link that Nails Warstein linked, you will also notice it tells you to get the Kingdom Reborn client. A clear indication that page is a remnant from many years ago. Just figured I'd add that tidbit if anyone doubted Petra's point about that link not being related to Mesanna's recent letter or the current Return to Brit promotion.
     
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    And now I have to explain to the people I emailed yesterday why they can't login today on the 1st of September, a Saturday which would've been a great time to play for many of them but.... You guys really don't make it easy on us long term players who are doing all we can to help keep UO alive.
     
  37. Skunk

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    I agree, I had 3 people planning on logging in this weekend...doubt that will happen now.
     
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    Do I recall it right that, when linking an account one has to also provide the credit card informations ?

    So, if the linking is required in order to re-activate a closed account for the free limited time returning players offer, and one has to enter the credit card info for that account when linking it, how can one be sure that the credit card won't be charged for the offer period ? Does it say anywhere on the Account Management Page that for that re-opened account for the offer time it is free and the credit card will come in play only after september ?

    Also, what if a player that tried out the limited time returning players' offer decides not to continue it past the offer time window, how can they make sure that their credit card won't be billed ?

    Thanks.
     
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    About five minutes ago the cynic in me thought that's why they'd delayed. Think I'm getting old and jaded heh.
     
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