guild wars second hand?

i was wondering if i bought guild wars second hand on amazon for £20,would i still be able to create my own free characters,or would the subscription thingy be used on the guy that bought the game new?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Guild Wars doesn't have a subscription, but you do need a unique access code to be able to register and play the game. Without that code, you will not be able to create an account and you will not be able to login and play the game. If you buy the box second-hand, that code will already be used (by the guy who bought the game new)... meaning you basically just pay for the box contents, without getting the ability to play the game.

    Note that the box itself is useless... you don't need the installation cds, as you can download the guild wars client for free from their website. All you need to play the game, is that (new and unused) access code.

    Also, keep in mind that selling/buying of used accounts is against the ArenaNet End User Agreement. In other words: if you should be able to successfully buy a second-hand (used) account and have the original owner transfer their entire account to you, then if ArenaNet finds out, you run the risk of that account being closed and you being banned. Plus, you never know what illegal activities that account has already been used for by the previous owner, so if that owner has been involved in any activities that are not allowed in the game (for example botting or gold selling), then that could be another reason for the account being closed/banned at any time.

    In short: never buy a used account, always buy guild wars accounts new. Right now, if I search on Amazon UK for Guild Wars ('new'), I see that you can already buy Prophecies (the original 'Guild Wars' campaign) for £5.99, Factions (the second campaign) for £2.99, Nightfall (the third campaign) for £5.00, and Eye of the North (the final expansion) for £4.89. Which means that for less than £20 you would have the full game brand new and unused, so why buy a used box at all?

  • 9 years ago

    Im pretty Sure you have to get a subscription code when you first buy the game or just go on the official website and buy the game >.>

  • ybanez
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    3 years ago

    i'm exceptionally particular all the campaigns require you to have a 2d occupation with the intention to progression interior the storyline. i ought to be incorrect although. Having a 2d occupation opens up yet another finished set of skills to your character to earnings and use. don't be petrified of picking a "undesirable" 2d occupation. just about each and every combination has reliable factors and undesirable factors. despite in case you %. something you later discover which you hate, you're starting to be the possibility to alter it later interior the sport.

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