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#4485871 - 08/12/19 12:08 AM ED now claiming some third-party old licenses are not valid  
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Anyone else think it's strange they've been blacklisting serials that worked for years? I've had an A-10C license for over 6 years that is blacklisted as of DCS 2.5 now that I just finally updated to the beta. The threads and news releases I've read said I need to take it up with who I bought it from or get a refund from my credit card company... that's kinda late, don't you think? My DCS account shows it was bound and approved back in 2013. Does anyone else remember ED at the time claiming if you didn't buy it directly from them it might by a shady serial? All the threads on this subject on their forum look like they've been locked, too.

Last edited by Reticuli; 08/12/19 12:12 AM.

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#4485890 - 08/12/19 09:57 AM Re: ED now claiming some third-party old licenses are not valid [Re: Reticuli]  
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where did you purchase the key?

#4485965 - 08/12/19 06:32 PM Re: ED now claiming some third-party old licenses are not valid [Re: Winfield]  
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My fellow college classmate helped me purchase it and installed DCS and the HOTAS for me at the time. I know we paid online for it, but that's about it. Something about 'don't get it for full price on ED's site, get it from another one for half' or something like that. I'm trying to find out from him which site it was, but this was over 6 years ago and he's overseas. ED didn't say they have any evidence of someone else trying to use the key during this time, only that Steam requested it be blacklisted. Apparently Steam has a history of doing shady stuff with keys, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were selling more of them than they had or were also selling them to third parties then reneging by requesting blacklisting later after making their money. This is a long frigg’n time for this key to be bound to an account and then claimed now it’s invalid. Hopefully his email still works. If I can't get a screenshot of the purchase from him, though, it looks like I'm SOL.

Last edited by Reticuli; 08/12/19 06:39 PM.

The term "necroposting" was invented by a person with no social memory beyond a year. People with a similar hangup are those o.k. with the internet being transient vapor.

http://www.openfuelstandard.org/2011/12/methanol-wins-open-wager.html

Saitek X65 and X52, Glide, Winx3D, and GlovePIE Profiles http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=reticuli&CatID=miscmisc

http://library.avsim.net/register.php

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#4487260 - 08/23/19 08:08 PM Re: ED now claiming some third-party old licenses are not valid [Re: Reticuli]  
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If you bought it from a 3rd party site that sells stolen keys you're out of luck. They're bought with stolen credit cards and the charge backs financially hurt the developers.

To give you an idea of how big the issue is, game developers are loosing thousands of dollars to schemes like this:

Example

You're literally better off pirating a game because at least then you're not charging the developer.

Six years is a long time to do it though. I suppose from their perspective, you charged them money while using their bandwidth so it has been a net loss. So I can understand why but I suppose at this point they may as well have let it slide because people will complain and there will be outrage even if it was justified if it has been 4-6 years since activated.


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