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So I bought battlefield 2142.... used

KingMooKingMoo Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
please lock this if buying EA games used is illegal

I recently bought a used version of battlefield 2142 but I’m having issues getting it to work. First it says I am not connected to the internet and that I should download the EA downloader. If I try to log in with the account that the person gave me with the game it says that the account was not found on my local hard drive. Why would the account be stored on my local hard drive?

Also, when I log in with the account at the EA website it says the account has been used for 4 seconds. It’s weird that someone would have played this game for 4 seconds and decided they want to sell it…. unless there is a way to create secondary accounts and he’s selling them?

Also, what worries me is that the account password is linked to their email so I guess they could take the account back any time they want. Am I right?

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    pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It's not illegal, but it is really dumb. If the key/account you bought has been banned or is in bad standing then you're shit out of luck. And yes, they can take the account back. They have the proof of purchase and the original email address it was registered with.

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    KingMooKingMoo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    damn you EA!!! you have made me commit an act of dumbedness!

    I shalt not forgive thee... EVAR!!!

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    RNEMESiS42RNEMESiS42 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah, DRM = :x

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    RNEMESiS42 wrote: »
    Yeah, DRM = :x

    This isn't so much a case of DRM than it is of non-transferable accounts. MMOs are the same.

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    KingMooKingMoo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Nova_C wrote: »
    RNEMESiS42 wrote: »
    Yeah, DRM = :x

    This isn't so much a case of DRM than it is of non-transferable accounts. MMOs are the same.

    I have the account... which i could potentially lose whenever the original account holder wants. This is more an issue of wtf EA why does your games say I am not connected to the internet and why is this dude selling an account he used for 4 seconds

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    pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There's no way to know how they got the key. You don't need a physical copy of the disk to register a game key to an account. Maybe he cuts open boxes at the store and steals the license. Then creates an account, logs out and goes on to the next one. The account could have a one of a thousand histories. If you do get the internet connection thing worked out, I would be more worried about all the unlocks if he takes the account back.

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    KingMooKingMoo Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    So I guess this is more than likely a scam since they will more than likely just take the account back when they have received feedback.

    Is it possible to get them to change the account's email to mine?

    On a second not, is it possible for battlefield2142 account holders to make secondary accounts that are linked to the primary account. Being that mine has 4 seconds played on it seems suspicious

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