And why does everyone do it? Because they hope that even if you want to stop playing or whatever you might be a few hours or a day late and they get to subtract those 15$ from your CC so they can put it in their: http://puntabulous.com/wp-content/gin16.jpg
to tell you the truth ... you know when your sub expires ... if your too dumb to cancel it in time its your own fault ... ofc, its easier to blame your own stupidity on somebody else(atari in this case) but the fact remains its really not their fault if your not able to sort out your **** in time.
and that picture you attached is oh so funny ... they really are just a greedy corporation that tries to suck every last dime out of your pocket ...
I've seen this problem come up time and again. And i've been thinking about it. This seems to be the only MMO i've played that needs a credit card to play the FREE TIME you get for buying the game cept fo CO. Eve didn't do it WOW certainly didin't. And the others are so far back i just ca't remember. So why does cryptic need it to allow people to play the free time they get with the box???
for example... most people in germany dont have/use credit cards. I dont know where the OP is from... but if he is from germany, than u can see his dilemma
Cryptic should have stated this somewhere!
a friend of mine has the same problem... he does not have a creditcard....ergo... he cant acitivate his account until he gets his gametimecard.
but everybody should be able to register a paypal account....
or he goes to his bank or post office to get one of this prepayd credit cards for 1 or 2 € .. i don't know about germany but in italy you get them from the most banks
however its the truth.. im from italy and most people here don't use credit cards ..
germany aint italy ... no offense here but you cant compare that ... i know a lot of germans(naturally living near the border) ... and they all have some credit card even if they dont use them ... might be the fact its one of the wealthiest countries in the world you know