1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Wanting to find my old old account...possible?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Stiles223, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    I had started playing UO near release, on my dialup modem as there was no readily cable internet yet. Yes it was a long time ago!!

    I am not sure how old the account was but it is older than my last one. I "retired" it some time after trammel/felucca was introduced. Exact dates I cannot remember, heck I cant come up with reasonably good guesses!

    I remember the character having a lot of (then) rare items and a neon blue beard that looked rather funny hehe. I also had a large tower but obviously that has decayed eons ago :p

    I provided info such as my real name and character name as well as possible old email addresses and physical addresses to confirm ownership.

    I sent the information to the support page http://www.uo.com/contact but when I hit the submit button I did not get a confirmation email and it just went back to the UO homepage. Is this normal? I would resend it but do not want to spam them.

    I have played a newer account in the past couple of years but it has been inactive for some time. I rather missed my old character and ended up uninstalling.

    Would like to be able to play my original character again even though it likely has an outdated or completely useless template. These things can be changed fast enough.

    Anyone have any luck getting an old, very old account back in the past? Should I try a different form to send my information to? A different email address? Or just let my current query stand although I do not know if it went through properly?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. NuSair

    NuSair Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,989
    Likes Received:
    999
    I forget where the link is, but there was one for forgot account name or something similar. I put in my email and there was every account that I had ever had attached to my email. Even back before pre-tram.
     
  3. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    my email way back then doesnt even exist. the isp doesnt exist even.

    this one will need digging.
     
  4. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    824
    You have the original CD key?
     
  5. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    oh, heck no.
     
  6. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    824
    Worth a shot at asking :p
     
  7. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    The original "billing credit card number" would also help if you still have that.
     
  8. NuSair

    NuSair Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,989
    Likes Received:
    999

    If doesn't matter if it still exist or not. If you can get a human on the line that actually knows somethings and cares, they can look up that information for you.
     
  9. Skunk

    Skunk Sage
    Stratics Veteran BREW

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2006
    Messages:
    610
    Likes Received:
    101
    That's what I had to do. Went looking for one, ended up with 2. I had forgot I even had the second one. Good luck.

    Sent from my SCH-S720C using Tapatalk 2
     
  10. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    9,944
    Likes Received:
    1,711
    why do people ask if uve got the orignal cd key..hell ill go out and buy 20 copies of the orignal release for a couple of bucks each at some old car boot sales or ebay ...etc etc....then ring EA and ask them to hook me up ''with my old accounts as i have the keys'' ....and hope i hit lcky lucky with someone elses old long forgotten accounts......Rightioooooo.....WTF....lol
     
    #10 THP, Aug 11, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2013
  11. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    824
    Because the CD Key is very helpful in recovering lost accounts...
    Believe it or not, some people still have them. I know I do, packed away in a box where I store my old PC games.

    No, it's not perfect considering some people sell their CDs with the cd key still in the box, but it works.
     
    #11 Viper09, Aug 11, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  12. Adol

    Adol Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    469
    If you can name some of the other details, like the holder name, account name, rough year of opening then yes you might get "lucky" THP, but otherwise I rather doubt it... however if you have the CD key it's corroborating proof you own the account, not instant proof.

    As for the OP, when you have the details, you need to add "_UO" to the account name when registering it with Mythic don't forget. I recovered mine after a 6 year absence, not quite as long as yours, but all the characters and their remaining items (not many, I gave it almost all away) were still there.
     
    Viper09 likes this.
  13. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    I did have the account holder, username and whatnot. Even the old billing address. I sent the in my form letter in the link in my OP.

    Haven't got a reply as of yet.
     
  14. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    No, i sent it to http://www.uo.com/contact on their form. It did not give me a confirmation email or anything. It just took me back to the UO home page when I clicked submit.

    Ill try that e-mail address, thanks! I saved my letter to them so I can just paste it :)
     
  15. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sent the e-mail with a couple extra pieces of information that may help them out further. Would be cool to see the old toon again!

    EDIT: this time I did get a confirmation mail. So at least there is a good start!
     
    #16 Stiles223, Aug 12, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
    dupapa likes this.
  16. THP

    THP Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    9,944
    Likes Received:
    1,711

    LOL.....Whatever crazy.....Starts buying up as many old copies with the keys still on the box as possible...
     
  17. Winter

    Winter Lore Keeper

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    996
    Likes Received:
    716
    I still have my original box, code and map; the Second Age CD, map and code; the 3rd Dawn beta CD; the final release 3rd Dawn DC the AOS box and CD, map and code; the 7th Anniversary box, CD, map and code; the 9th Anniversary box, CD and code; and the Samurai Empire box, CD, map and code. I should be set if I ever need to recover my account.

    Remember the original UO game box? It's HUGE!
     
  18. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    824
    Uh, ok...but while the code is very useful, you're still going to need more details than just that.

    But hey, knock yourself out! Let us know if you can manage to guess the right info on a random code. Assuming it's even in the box when you order it and not an unused one :p
     
    #19 Viper09, Aug 14, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  19. MadNezz55

    MadNezz55 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    The easiest way to get it resolved is to open a ticket for them to call you back. I spoke with a guy who recovered my main 4 accounts using some old cdkeys, but he could have done it various other ways. (email addys, name of account w/ PW, etc)

    He spent about 30 minutes on teh phone with me changing all my old accounts to my main email addy so i could reset the passwords and link them all to "one account" via mythics website.
     
  20. Arrgh

    Arrgh Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    94
    Let us know how it goes.
     
  21. Stiles223

    Stiles223 Visitor
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well that email address worked! I now have my ancient account back!

    BUT

    Im a bit scared hes naked and broke. Never know after such a long time.

    I cant download the client as the UO site is down:

    Error

    The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.

    Figures :p

    edit: nevermind, found a direct link. seems only uo.com is down for now.
     
    #22 Stiles223, Aug 16, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  22. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Premium Wiki Moderator Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,143
    Likes Received:
    780
    Glad the email worked.
     
  • About Us

    Stratics is the oldest continually running MMORPG Fansite on the Internet. Founded in 1997 Stratics has served the Ultima Online Community for 18 years. We strive to provide the most complete social experience for Ultima Online players.
  • Subscribe Now!

    Want to provide Continual Support? Subscribe and gain additional benefits as a patron of Stratics.com!
    Subscribe Now!

    Stratics Professional Accounts feature the following advantages:

    • Ad-Free Browsing of our Forums
    • Upload a custom Profile Cover
    • Unlimited media upload storage space
    • Use of the theme styler
    • Ability to collapse the sidebar
    • Premium background themes to choose from
    • Access to additional features of the Classifieds System
    • Ability to Customize Your User Title
    • No Post Delays
    • Additional Signature Allowances:
    • Special Professional Banner Display with your Account
    • PM Allowance Upgrade
    • Additional Thread Allowances
  • Support Us!

    Don't feel like subscribing? Donations to benefit the further development of Stratics and for purchase and inclusion of additional features are always welcome.

    Donate to us!