I have some issues with reactivating an account, which belongs to a friend in the USA. First: Paying with credit card seems no longer be possible, if the system things, that the "address cannot be validated" (sure I enter my own address for the credit card in billing information, which is in Germany - the same billing information I used for my own accounts). So it seems, if an US soldier is located in Europe or if the payer lives in Europe, he will now have to pay the European overpriced UO fees now. Difference for one month payment currently more than 3.50 Euro in comparision to the payment in Dollar. Second: Ordering game time codes. There is that highly annoying policy change, which does no longer allow to purchase a stack of codes and hold them ready for when they are needed. (And I hesitate usually to pay other peoples accounts with my credit card to avoid a ban which may hit the other person as well if one of us makes an mistake.) "PLEASE NOTE THIS POLICY CHANGE BEFORE MAKING YOUR PURCHASE: When you purchase Game Time, 90 days of time will be added to the account you logged into the store with. You will no longer be emailed a code. This upgrade is automatic and will take place soon after your credit card information is verified and the purchase complete. " Nonsens. In the product features on uogamecodes.com for GTC is written a line: "Give the gift of Ultima Online™ Game Time to your friends." Fine - but how without having to accquire their password? And finding codes in a store is rather unusual. Also my money I have accumulated in PayPal seems no longer be good enough to pay game codes. It's rather simple - "If you wont't let me pay I will no longer play." Is it this, what EA want's for UO?