I am writing this with a little buzz in my head of the few drinks I had a while ago (make it a long while ago)
So I recently bought two games – NFS Hot Pursuit and Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition.For those of who you are wondering why I bought two old games games- I bought them for the multiplayer only and these two were a bit common among the folks I want to play with. I ordered GTA from Flipkart and NFS from HomeShop18. Because I am totally bored and eating a bun I shall write stuff about the incidents that followed.
Firstly I would like to say kudos to both the online shops because I got my games in two days which I think is really fast. Everything was satisfactory except the fact that the HomeShop18 people didn’t know English and I couldn’t converse with them easily (for providing them instructions on how to reach my place ), while the Flipkart guy knew my building(trust me its not big or famous) and just called me once to see I am available at home to make the delivery and even gave me exact change back while the other guy pocketed 20 bucks saying he doesn’t have change.
am not exactly a huge fan of sandbox hate sandbox games I wasn’t eager to play GTA IV and thereby NFS was the chosen one to be installed on my PC first. And here begins the shitty process of installing an original game- I couldn’t get past product activation. Yes the serial number I received apparently was shown as ” invalid”. After trying different methods I found on-line I still failed to get a clean installation. This made me stumble across a few posts where folks had similar problems and were abusing EA. I too thought I will do the same and posted a complaint in EA site. But after exploring the site for 20 minutes I figured out that there is an option to have a live chat with some EA guy and someone was available.
I had a conversation with one Mr. Himanshu. I was surprised as well as taken aback( Listen to Twilight by Coverdrive its nice) by his polite behaviour. He apologized frequently for replying a bit late and even for asking me if I could wait for 2 minutes so that he could cross check with their database. I haven’t encountered such politeness with any customer care. So it turns out that this serial key which was printed on the back of the booklet I received with the game is not there in their database. And due to this he offered me another apology and told me he will provide me another key if I could just sent him a photograph of the bill with the date and my signature on it. After I sent it I got disconnected.
After 30 minutes I got back to the live chat thing and I got a guy called Mr. Vinod. This was a short chat because even after me telling him that the other guy was going to sent me a key all he said was ” Sort it out with the reseller” and disconnected. But by this time the first guy I contacted actually sent me an email with the serial key. Although the key got me past the installation when I entered it in the Autolog threw another error at me saying ” Number of activations for this key has exceeded” . That means back to EA Live Chat.
The third guy I spoke to was some “Singh” I can’t remember his name,but he was also polite like the first guy so I am concluding that the second guy – Vinod is a mallu. The new guy apparently just asked me to wait for a few minutes(25) so that he can go through my previous conversations and then he asked me to try again(Try again happened 7 times ) after which he made me reinstall it and enter again…..
Then I slept, all these took 6 hours.
Second game I bought was GTA IV. No this was not an easy job too. Since I am bored and lost the interest to type more I shall be as short as I am in explaining this.
Game installed success
Couldn’t login to game because RockStar Social Club
Searched online for 25 minutes
Tried running – No success
Searched online – 25 mins later I find it won’t run on Win 7
I had to run it in compatibility mode
So my question- Why the hell will someone in their right mind pay to get fucked in the ass like this? I rarely buy games( usually its once a year) and such incidents actually gives me more reasons to just download games from torrents as its way easier including the installation if you ask me . I know may of you folks will tell such incidents occur very rarely but the point is it occurred. If the industry wants to actually attract customers and make them BUY the games the only thing I can tell is it that it should have a good multiplayer option – because people tend to think that ” I will just download the game as it has only SP ,I am not missing out on anything” . PC games shouldn’t be priced more than 1000 Rs. There are people who mocked me for even buying these games.
So what I want to say is play NFS:HP with me – Dark69Slayer
And follow me on twitter I mean seriously if you could read through all this then I am sure you can tolerate me.
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And to be honest- This was supposed to be a good post but I forgot what I had in mind when my dad shouted at me today.