Hey guys, I need a little advice. I just bought an MW3 code off of ebay and here were the instructions.
Did I buy a legit product? I haven't tried the instructions yet. When I used the product code on steam, it said the code wasn't available in my country (I'm USA). I'm a little weary of using this code and following the steps.
What you're looking at here is that he's asking you to use a VPN to connect to a server in another region (Ukraine), where you will activate an MW3 code that is region-specific (Ukraine). Because you're using a VPN, you will be, as far as Steam is concerned, in Ukraine at the time that you're activating the code.
In theory, this should work fine. But it invites questions. I'm not certain if doing this would violate the TOS for Steam. There's also the issue that you'd be getting a key from an unknown retailer... is it a stolen key? Was it generated by a key generator? We can't know that. And if it is in any way shady, Steam might yank the game from your account, or (worse case scenario) ban your account.
I know it's too late to change this now, but in the future you might ask the retailer what region the key comes from before you buy. Because MW3 is a Steamworks game, average people on ebay don't have spare keys laying about to sell. You'll find people trying to sell MW3 codes that they have activated by selling you their Steam account. This definitely violates the TOS (although it happens quite a bit).