Can't register on website

#1NauticalDisastaPosted 11/16/2012 11:06:03 AM
So I wanted to give this game a try now that it went F2P. I go to the website and click on the "Play Free Now" button. When trying to create an account, it won't accept any username I try to input. I mean any username. I've tried the most random crap and it just keeps saying "name invalid or unavailable".

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions about how to solve this problem? If it helps, I already have an Origin account. The free to play model doesn't seem to be available through their store though.
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#2FarronXIIIPosted 11/16/2012 2:55:47 PM
got the same issue here. weird.
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#3AstroApePosted 11/16/2012 3:09:02 PM
I can log in to the game, but can't log in to the site to buy currency or work my account. Seems related.
#4trejoduneseaPosted 11/19/2012 9:45:12 AM
I figured out why. No matter what you start writing, it will always display "Name invalid or unavailable." However, if you fully type out a name that's not already taken, and that's acceptable, and then click in another box (like password), the message will go away.
#5eureca323Posted 11/25/2012 12:58:16 PM
I just tried to register for free to play and have the same problem. I can type in random numbers and letters. Or the username I want and add random numbers to it. Anything I put in I get the "Name invalid or unavailable" message.

Even if I go to the next box like mentioned it still shows the message and I can't press the play now button at the end to register even if I entered everything else.

Ill try later, but if anyone knows whats up please do tell.
#6pyber80Posted 11/25/2012 1:01:08 PM
No problem here, unless I try to use numbers.
#7eureca323Posted 11/25/2012 1:08:25 PM
Ah thanks. Yea it doesn't seem to accept numbers. Usually add numbers when my username is taken. Was able to register with an underscore.
#8Will446Posted 11/25/2012 1:29:43 PM
I had a simliar issue when paying for the game for two months. Pretty much this error has been going on since launch.
#9mas5949Posted 11/25/2012 1:32:43 PM
I have been trying to get my email validated so I can try to sub for a month and see if the benefits are worth the fees, but every time I try I never receive the email.
#10pyber80Posted 11/25/2012 1:33:49 PM(edited)
Will446 posted...
I had a simliar issue when paying for the game for two months. Pretty much this error has been going on since launch.

If you were already active and playing then its not a similar issue, since this has to do with initial account registration and not existing active account services (which have had their own separate issues off and on since long before launch). And if this had been going on since launch, I probably would have heard about it before now, so its either entirely new with 1.5/F2P, or was exceedingly rare before, to the point where even someone like myself, that tries his best to keep up with things, hasn't heard of it being an issue.