Ok, here it is how it went. I decided to play the game, cause I'm into flight sims. I have noticed Rise of Flight was on steam...
So I downloaded the game via Steam.
Launched the game via Steam. Was asked to create an account...
(Haven't bought a Channel Battles licence yet!)
Then I tried to create an account with the email I use for my Steam...
It appeared that email was already registered. I must have created an account some time ago on that email...
So... I used that account to log in.
I sense there might be some odd net design here, where RoF accounts created before steam launch, don't work with Steam for some reason? Which is jarring, given as a user I wasn't prompted with an error message saying: "We're sorry, but this account is not bound to your Steam account, you must create a new one with a new email..." no, instead it said: "#5: Licence key not activated." Alright, the message is clear, I need to activate a licence key. So I bough a licence, as prompted by the launcher. Went into my profile and activated the key which I bought from Steam:
This is what it says on my Profile Licence keys tab:
Albatros D.Va purchase 208BF-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
Albatros D.Va Aircraft Mod purchase 3ABAC-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
Nieuport 17.C1 RUS purchase 29F6C-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
Nieuport 17.C1 RUS Aircraft Mod purchase B571F-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
Rise of Flight: Channel Battles Edition steam AX5VT-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
SPAD 13.C1 purchase 43763-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Key activated
SPAD 13.C1 Aircraft Mod purchase 4AA26-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
(Changed the numbers for obvious reasons)
Ever since I encountered this issue I tried to contact the support team, no luck so far... The Launcher ALSO states to, and I quote:
"This game copy does not contain any stored e-mail and password.
1.If you have registered your game account before - type your email and password (which you have used while registering your game account) in the center of the screen."
The launcher says, that If I already HAVE an account registered, I should just type all the email and passowrd and that's it... This is so confusing and needlessly convoluted, by the information given by launcher's UI and annotations, I'm doing all things correctly. And when I tried to log in (as prompted, with the accound I confirmed as registered for that email and password) I was warned that I need to activate a key... I thought those prompts are quite clear and straightforward. So what's wrong?