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.
"Getting lost in the light is more than never being found." - Gordon Downie 360/PSN/Steam= NauticalDisasta
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.
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.
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.