Posted on Grimwell and pasted here.
Note for who doesn’t know me: I’m italian and Blizzard has decided to not accept credit cards linked to foreign addresses. This is why I’m searching “workarounds” to the situation.
So, I’m a looser and I decided that it’s worth loosing money to at least try to get in. It will cost quite a bit but perhaps I’ll make through and will be able to play without waiting months. This because WoW is the only mmorpg I’m looking forward for a long, long time. So that’s it.
Gamestop was the only shop I found to ship outside the USA and in fact it worked and my box is in transit:
Nov 22, 2004
9:26 P.M. DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US DEPARTURE SCAN
8:03 P.M. DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US ORIGIN SCAN
Nov 21, 2004
6:14 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Tracking results provided by UPS: Nov 22, 2004 11:16 P.M. Eastern Time (USA)
Then I’ll see what happens and if I’ll be able to pay and play the game. The first thing I’ll try is to see if they’ll accept my credit card (you never know, perhaps they forgot to put in the block), if it doesn’t work I’ll try to cheat a bit with Paypal and see if I make through it.
If even that fails I still have a last resort. In fact I also ordered the game card box from EBgames which should ship tomorrow or by the end of this month.
This will cost me 130$ plus taxes (probably another 20-40$) for the standard box. But also considering that two months of subscription are included. I also wonder: I’ll be able to use the free month?
I expect that to use it you need to register the credit card, but then what happens for peoples using the game cards?
Anyway, it should work at least till the end of February, by then I hope to be able to pay following the normal ways. Wish me good luck :)