I've been locked out of NG.
I have no idea why, but whatever the reason it looks like this time it has nothing to do with my account getting backed (phew, that's a relief). So what is the reason behind it? I'm thinking it might have something to do with a failed credit card payment yesterday. They had a Mystery Box in store (a rare object containing all sorts of leftover goodies from the NG office) and of course I tried ordering it. To my dismay however, the payment failed, with no error message provided (it just returned me back to the 'fill-in-info' page)... but then I checked my balance and it appears there wasn't enough cash supplied to buy the box... least not with international shipping included. Which sucked, but there wasn't much I could do about it then.
That's one possibility.
The other is I've been posting comments in a chain-like fashion, and maybe not everyone appreciates such comments. If that's the case however, at least 10-20 other regular users should have had their accounts locked at the same time. I haven't checked, but that seems unlikely somehow... could it be that someone has tried to access my account multiple times, and it's therefore been locked? Maybe attempting to login after a certain amount of time will fix the issue... nooope, that's not working.
It's only been three hours since I sent an inquiry as to why my account has been locked, but I'm starting to get a bit desperate here. Makes me realize how reliant I am of this specific social community, just going a single day without going through my fair share of submissions feels like a huge loss... guess I could step down on my activity a bit. :) Ah well, my account is still there so there's no real apocalypse. Just a little crisis.
Speaking of which, I've been thinking of playing Crysis for quite some time, but time's never really allowed it. I guess I should make use of this time I've been given wisely, time to let out some anguish and rage in the game...
UPD: Turns out someone had gotten hold of my login credentials... somehow, and posted them in a news post. Fortunately staff were quick to assess the situation and lock my account, and now I've regained access, changed login info; everything is groovy! As for Crysis, it didn't work on my computer. But with the NG account accessible again there was no time for that.