02-05-2012 02:49 PM - edited 02-05-2012 02:51 PM
I recently got Mass Effect 3. The issue is that the promotional code for multiplayer isn't working.
It says the code has already been used or is invalid. I got it from a trusted retailer, so I don't think the code had been used.
I've concluded that it could have something to do with the Area Code. I read somewhere that you can only activate promotional codes from games which are compatiable with your area.
I'm wondering which area code would work for me. I created the account in the UAE, my "Portable ID" has this country's flag, and I'm being transferred to the European server. According to this map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileAL-NTSC-SECAM.svg, I'm in the PAL region. So will an Area Code similar to one that would work in the UK, work for me as well?
However, I've set the address to the account to "Toronto, Ontario, Canada", so will I have to get a US copy instead?
My current copy has an area code of "2", and that isn't working.
Thanks in advance for any help.
on 02-05-2012 03:50 PM
on 02-05-2012 05:18 PM
I'm quite sure the game wasn't preowned.
I thought I'd be going back to Canada at the time I created the account, so as to be accurate in the future, I set the address to Canada. I also thought it was just a personal thing that I'd be able to edit it in the future. Is there no way to change it?
Is "the country I registered it as being from" the one I chose to be my address, or is it the one whose flag is on the Portable ID? Because in my particular case, they're different...
Which Area Codes would work for me? Area Code 2 apparently doesn't...
on 02-05-2012 10:46 PM
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