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CD keys becoming non-redeemable on Nov 15

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2016-11-04 09:48:51 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
(News item)

On the 15th of November, all EVE Online CD keys will become non-redeemable. This includes all trial keys, boxed edition CD keys and any reseller purchased CD keys.

PLEX Activation codes, EVE Starter Pack codes and other Reseller codes (including promotional codes for ship SKINs) will still be redeemable on our website.

Clarification and additional information

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Amak Boma
Dragon Factory
#2 - 2016-11-04 10:11:51 UTC
what will happen to players that purchased those cd keys recently but not activated them yet .
Bakuhz
NED-Clan
Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2016-11-04 10:51:55 UTC
so what about that lifetime key from the decade box? wich we really never gotten anything from???

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Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#4 - 2016-11-04 11:01:34 UTC
Amak Boma wrote:
what will happen to players that purchased those cd keys recently but not activated them yet .

I think CCP Phantom explained it in complete detail - On the 15th of November, all EVE Online CD keys will become NON_REDEEMABLE.

Simply - For those who recently purchased but haven't used an Eve CD key - Use it within the next 10 days or it becomes useless..

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MicDeath Titan
No Mans Corp
incendia equus
#5 - 2016-11-04 11:25:10 UTC
So why is this even a thing that is happening? Especially with such a SHORT time frame that basically screws over resellers with a large stock.
Mirage Starnova
State War Academy
Caldari State
#6 - 2016-11-04 14:14:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Mirage Starnova
so let me just clarify:

Does this make all the keys in the collectors edition no longer redeemable (the in game item codes, and mystery code)
or just the 60 days game time key?

or even better non of these.

Kind of want to know as I bought the collectors edition for a friend for Christmas, and would rather give them the codes early than late when they are no longer usable.
Omnathious Deninard
Ministry of Silly Walks.
The Gurlstas Associates
#7 - 2016-11-04 15:05:42 UTC
I too have some keys from 2nd decade and Art of new eden that I have not activated yet. Will those become non-redeemable also?

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#8 - 2016-11-04 16:10:23 UTC
Mirage Starnova wrote:
so let me just clarify:

Does this make all the keys in the collectors edition no longer redeemable (the in game item codes, and mystery code)
or just the 60 days game time key?

or even better non of these.

Kind of want to know as I bought the collectors edition for a friend for Christmas, and would rather give them the codes early than late when they are no longer usable.



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Reading comprehension FTW. The mystery code and other codes are promotional code. The 60 day time card code i'd beleiev is time card, and not a CD key code.

A CD key, is the key that was bought on a retail box of eve online that came with a CD used to install the game (i have not seen any of these in retails stores in about 5 years however) These will no longer work, because well.. you get a free account anyway.

Any promotion (i.e. codes with the 2nd decade and the Art of New Eden) will work fine, as these are NOT cd keys.

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DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#9 - 2016-11-04 16:12:08 UTC
Omnathious Deninard wrote:
I too have some keys from 2nd decade and Art of new eden that I have not activated yet. Will those become non-redeemable also?



Read the firts post again:

"PLEX Activation codes, EVE Starter Pack codes and other Reseller codes (including promotional codes for ship SKINs) will still be redeemable on our website."

The keys you listed are NOT cd keys. A CD key is a key from a retail box that was used to activate your '30 free days' of game time. The stuff in the 2nd decade and art of new eden are not the same. They are promotional keys for items

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CCP Alpha
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2016-11-04 17:12:13 UTC
Hi guys, CCP Sales guy checking in.

As mentioned in the post above, CD key is a key that comes with a CD or was sold by us as a CD key, rather than code/ETC/Mystery/PLEX .

In the case of the Collectors Edition, the only CD key inside that box is the 60 day new account creation CD key. The remaining items are codes (DUST code, Mystery code and EVE Online code). The 60 day CD key is designed to upgrade a trial account or create a new account and that's the CD key which will stop working after the 15th.

If you have an unused CD key (at this stage it should be either a trial CD key or a CD key from a boxed version of EVE Online), you will have to redeem it before the 15th.
Mirage Starnova
State War Academy
Caldari State
#11 - 2016-11-04 17:15:16 UTC
CCP Alpha wrote:
Hi guys, CCP Sales guy checking in.

As mentioned in the post above, CD key is a key that comes with a CD or was sold by us as a CD key, rather than code/ETC/Mystery/PLEX .

In the case of the Collectors Edition, the only CD key inside that box is the 60 day new account creation CD key. The remaining items are codes (DUST code, Mystery code and EVE Online code). The 60 day CD key is designed to upgrade a trial account or create a new account and that's the CD key which will stop working after the 15th.

If you have an unused CD key (at this stage it should be either a trial CD key or a CD key from a boxed version of EVE Online), you will have to redeem it before the 15th.



Thanks for confirming as to what constitutes as a CD key. Will have to give that part to my friend early then, so they can use the 60 days.
Light Raider
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2016-11-04 17:43:35 UTC
Mirage Starnova wrote:



Thanks for confirming as to what constitutes as a CD key. Will have to give that part to my friend early then, so they can use the 60 days.


Tell/help him to create a trial account first and apply the code that way it will add up the time. Blink
voetius
Grundrisse
#13 - 2016-11-04 18:33:52 UTC
Light Raider wrote:
Mirage Starnova wrote:



Thanks for confirming as to what constitutes as a CD key. Will have to give that part to my friend early then, so they can use the 60 days.


Tell/help him to create a trial account first and apply the code that way it will add up the time. Blink


I don't think that will work. The 60 day CD key that comes with the Collectors Edition creates a new account and adds 60 days game time to it. It's possible that it might work but that isn't how I would interpret it.
Mirage Starnova
State War Academy
Caldari State
#14 - 2016-11-04 19:30:33 UTC
voetius wrote:
Light Raider wrote:
Mirage Starnova wrote:



Thanks for confirming as to what constitutes as a CD key. Will have to give that part to my friend early then, so they can use the 60 days.


Tell/help him to create a trial account first and apply the code that way it will add up the time. Blink


I don't think that will work. The 60 day CD key that comes with the Collectors Edition creates a new account and adds 60 days game time to it. It's possible that it might work but that isn't how I would interpret it.



I can tell you now that the 60 days is for a new account only, as one of my accounts was started with the same style code and I only seemed to be able to use it for a new account.
witchking42
Node Nibblers
#15 - 2016-11-04 20:15:27 UTC  |  Edited by: witchking42
I still have the 60 day CD key from my second decade box set, and since all my friends already subscribe, any ideas what I should do with it or just hand it over to the #tweetfleeters on twitter?
Light Raider
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2016-11-04 22:54:07 UTC
witchking42 wrote:
I still have the 60 day CD key from my second decade box set, and since all my friends already subscribe, any ideas what I should do with it or just hand it over to the #tweetfleeters on twitter?



Well, I could use a second account if you are willing to give it way. Eve mail me, thanks.
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#17 - 2016-11-05 02:47:31 UTC
what about floppy disks?

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DiDDleR
Unity of Suns
Warped Intentions
#18 - 2016-11-05 10:07:08 UTC
What about the EVE Online Core Starter Packs? (these came with 30 days of game time)

Will CCP be offering any reimbursement for un-registered keys?

FYI these are still being sold by online retailers including Amazon, Greenmangaming, Humblebundle, Steam, G2A etc...

What happens if someone purchases theses keys from a retailer after November 15th?

I have 2 x of these keys which I was saving for a rainy day so I'm a little confused as to why you are getting rid of them? a little short-sighted maybe?
DiDDleR
Unity of Suns
Warped Intentions
#19 - 2016-11-05 10:14:03 UTC
voetius wrote:
Light Raider wrote:
Mirage Starnova wrote:



Thanks for confirming as to what constitutes as a CD key. Will have to give that part to my friend early then, so they can use the 60 days.


Tell/help him to create a trial account first and apply the code that way it will add up the time. Blink


I don't think that will work. The 60 day CD key that comes with the Collectors Edition creates a new account and adds 60 days game time to it. It's possible that it might work but that isn't how I would interpret it.


You can add it to a trial account and get the extra 60 days on top - have done this with two Collectors Edition codes in the past.
exiik Shardani
Imperial Spacedrill and Logistics
Rezeda Regnum
#20 - 2016-11-06 00:11:47 UTC
Can I get reimburse my AURUMs from my Dust514 account to eve account? What?

sry for my English :-(

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