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Steams Anno 2070 $29.99 too good to be true?

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A fellow OCer recommended this game to me, I looked into it and immediately fell in love. I later found out about the insane DRM this game has. I told my self it was not worth it. I log into steam and find it on sale for $29.99. I bit the bullet and bought it, downloaded it only to get "Failed to contact key server".

I contact steam support and 8 hours fly by with no reply. I look over on the steam forums and see plenty of other people who bought the game are also having this problem. I guess they ran out of keys and decided to put a discount on this game or they didn't expect such a high volume of people buying this. We spent $29.99 for a game we can't play. Good Job Valve!

Edit: Supposedly someone on the steam forums got a generic reply from steam.
Quote:
Hello XXX,

Thanks for your message. This problem is known to us and we are currently working on an update to fix this problem.

Please check back regularly

http://store.steampowered.com/news/

for the latest updates, patches and information.

best regards

Steam Support Team

Hopefully hes not trolling and this gets resolved quick.
Edited by evilDSM - 3/17/12 at 6:38pm
post #2 of 23
lol i smell a lawsuit coming
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I expect they'll take care of it in the next few days, I had a similar situation with the live marketplace.
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I've had this with other games on steam, it will be fine by tomorrow.
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If they notified people that it was on backorder all of this could have been avoided, this is unacceptable on behalf of valve.
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I think as pyra said, give it a day or two and they will fix it. Had some issues with a paypal transaction when i bought Orange Box during a sale. Money was drawn but no game, contacted steam support who told me to re-buy the game, then not on sale, therefore much more expensive. After i told the support that i bought it on sale, he/she gave my account a key and i got for the sale price. thumb.gif

OT: Isn't the game a little cheap? I can get my hands on the Collectors Edition box for 35$. confused.gif
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I think as pyra said, give it a day or two and they will fix it. Had some issues with a paypal transaction when i bought Orange Box during a sale. Money was drawn but no game, contacted steam support who told me to re-buy the game, then not on sale, therefore much more expensive. After i told the support that i bought it on sale, he/she gave my account a key and i got for the sale price. thumb.gif
OT: Isn't the game a little cheap? I can get my hands on the Collectors Edition box for 35$. confused.gif

I have no other option but to wait, the game is cheap however it was not worth $49.99 before the sale with the DRM and all IMO.
post #8 of 23
Well it sucks that you can't play right now, but this has happened before and to my knowledge Steam has always either supplied new keys once they become available or refunded money. I wouldnt worry.
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My friend bought it yesterday and got into the game fine, guess he got lucky. I doubt anything will get fixed until monday for the people who bought it today.
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typical steam/valve affair rolleyes.gif
had this happen to me with crysis warhead when it was on sale.
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