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Old January 8, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Question MMORPGers via Steam?

How does distribution and payment work with MMOs on Steam? Each in their own separate way?

I see AoC very clearly states that the Steam version key will not work with the retail package but others do not have any kind of warnings. There are lots of games: Aion, SWG, AoC, STO, FE, etc.

Obviously you pay Steam to download the package and, I guess, they provide the patches for the lifetime of the game. To whom do you pay the monthly fee? Do you pay Steam and they transfer the dough to the distributor or is your monthly payment taken care of directly with the distributor via your account? Have there been any botch ups?

I am thinking of getting Star Trek Online and/or Fallen Earth (and maybe SWTOR if it comes out on Steam) so I would appreciate any info on how it works.

EB screwed me out of my pre-order codes the last time I shopped with them so I really do not want to repeat that fiasco.

Thanks in advance.
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Old January 8, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Have to pay through NC or buy time cards at EB or somware.

AION is hacker paridise. Lost One month game card and my craricters hacked
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Old January 10, 2010, 04:07 AM
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What is NC? The Distributor for Aion?
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