Archmage Callinon wrote:
You guys having trouble or just don't trust C&B can look into that UltimatePay option...I haven't tried it, but looks like you can go through PayPal for that one and potentially use UltimateGameCards as well...
I may look into that during this free month...
Edited, Sep 21st 2010 2:30pm by TwistedOwl
The more I read about ClickAndBuy the shadier they seem... they might be fine but.. hmm
Indeed, I rushed through it & now I'm 2nd guessing myself. Even if it turns out they're ok...I didn't realize I might be able to go the route of prepaid cards through UP for crysta until after the fact. If that looks to be like an easy option for me I'll definitely consider switching...
Well while you're considering that switch, consider this..
I just took the time to do a little math regarding the UltimatePay system (which doesn't pay for the game, it gets you Crysta to pay for the game)
You can only buy Crysta in specific amounts (think Microsoft or Wii points) and none of those amounts are the amount of money you need to pay for a month's subscription with a single character (undoubtedly the most common player model).
The amount of Crysta needed for a basic subscription is 1299
You can buy Crysta in 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, and 10000 Crysta chunks.
Note the lack of a 1299 option? Because that's important.
So you get as close as you can: 500 + 1000 = 1500
Pay for a month: 1500 - 1299 = 201
(btw Crysta can't be refunded)
Next month: 201 + 1500 = 1701
Pay for a month: 1701 - 1299 = 402
Next month: 402 + 1000 = 1402
Pay for a month: 1402 - 1299 = 103
You can see where this is going
You would have to play the game for more years than you're likely to be playing video games before you'd ever zero out your crysta balance (see the calculation of the full amount of time below)
So I'm not sure what someone is supposed to do... Trust a company with kind of a shady reputation... Or donate free money to SE beyond what your account actually costs just to pay with PayPal Edited, Sep 21st 2010 2:32pm by Callinon