Billing FAQ

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This FAQ covers billing questions related to purchasing energy and packs. For information on other issues, see the complete list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Energy Prices

750 Energy for $2.45 USD - That's 306 energy per dollar!
1,600 Energy for $4.95 USD - That's 323 energy per dollar!
3,500 Energy for $9.95 USD - That's 352 energy per dollar!
7,500 Energy for $19.95 USD - That's 376 energy per dollar!
20,000 Energy for $49.95 USD - That's 400 energy per dollar!
45,000 Energy for $99.95 USD - That's 450 energy per dollar!

Deluxe Starter Pack for $19.95 USD - A $30 value!
More energy packages! - Take a look at ongoing promotions!

Please visit the page on Energy for much more information on how Energy works.

You can see how your Energy was spent from the Energy History on your account page. The account name is shown in the upper right corner of the screen.

Note: Not all pricing options are available for all payment methods. Be aware the prices above may differ depending on the payment method used that may require fees paid to payment services. VAT for certain countries may also be added.

Payment Options

We currently offer the payment options below.

To choose one of the first three options, please visit your account's Billing Page. Make sure you're logged in to the correct account (shown in the upper right corner).

We are always working on adding more payment options so check back often!

Credit & Debit Cards

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We accept the major credit cards VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, as well as debit cards, ATM cards, and prepaid credit cards. This is the quickest and least expensive way to purchase Energy!

Credit card information can be saved to make future purchases more quickly.

Is your Credit Card server secure?

Absolutely. Our credit card server is secured with 256bit industry-standard SSL encryption. You can verify this by looking for the golden padlock that most browsers display for encrypted pages.

What appears on my credit card statement?

Your credit card statement will show a billing for "Spiral Knights" as well as our phone number.

PayPal

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You can choose to pay for Energy using a PayPal account. If you have funds in your PayPal account or use a credit card there, payments are automatic and your Energy should be credited without delay.

Payments from PayPal using an eCheck (electronic funds transfer from your bank account) will be credited to your Spiral Knights account when your bank clears the transaction. Your PayPal account will show an estimated clearing date for the transaction. Once the transaction is cleared, the Energy will be credited to your account.

For more information, please see PayPal's Help Pages.

Paymentwall

You can buy Energy using prepaid cards, PaySafeCard, bank transfers, ewallets and some phone payment services through this method. Paymentwall accepts many different payment methods, depending on where you live in the world. The best way to see your options is to choose Paymentwall in our billing system.

Payment via Mail

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If none of these payment options are available to you, or you simply prefer not to use them and you live in the US, you may send a check or money order directly to our office in San Francisco.

We process payments Monday through Friday as soon as we receive them. Players often worry that this takes too long, but our experience is that it's shorter than most think. Also, if you plan to make a large payment you may want to consider insurance or a faster delivery option to ensure we receive your payment quickly.

Be aware we only accept checks or money orders from US banks.

Please note that we cannot process checks or money orders sent from outside the US.

Do NOT send cash, as we have no way of processing such payments! Any cash payments will be returned to sender. If you have not provided us with a legible return address, we will have no way of returning your money to you.

Along with the payment please add the following information:

  • Your account name.
  • Your knight name.
  • Your email address; we will send you a confirmation email when your payment is received.
  • Which Energy Package you would like to purchase.

If you decorate your envelope or include a fun note, we may display it on the office wall!

Please make this payable to: Grey Havens, LLC.

Send your mail to:

Grey Havens, LLC
P.O. Box 1356
Brookline, MA
02446
USA

Spending Limit

Alas, due to issues with fraud and credit card abuse, we have a limit imposed on the total amount a player can spend without giving authorization to Grey Havens. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you.

Accounts start out with a spending limit of $100 for a 30 day period--not a calendar month, but the past 30 days.

As you spend near this limit it will automatically go up to $200 over time. Limit increases to $400 and $800 are also possible under certain circumstances and upon request.

Should you wish to raise your Spiral Knights account's spending limit ahead of schedule or higher than $200, you may contact us and we will review your account to see if this is possible. Be sure to list the name of your main knight to speed up the process. Please note that we are unable to raise the limit in some cases. In those cases, the spending limit will still rise normally over time while the account is in good standing.

Converted Steam Accounts

If you have converted your Spiral Knights web account to a Steam account, you will no longer be able to play on the web account or make payments on it.

Instead you will make purchases using your Steam Wallet for your Steam account.

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To make a purchase, click on the Energy Icon in the lower right corner, that will bring up a window to select what you want to purchase. Then click Checkout to bring up the Steam Overlay showing you the details of the transaction, and allowing you to add more funds to your Steam Wallet if that is necessary.

If the Steam Overlay did not pop up and it just says "Authorizing via Steam" then you need to enable the Steam Overlay. You can enable this in your Steam client Settings under the "In game" tab → "Enable Steam Community In-Game". That check box needs to be checked. Restart Spiral Knights after you made this change!

If this option is activated, but the overlay does not work, please ensure that all your drivers are up to date and follow the trouble-shooting list found in our Technical Issues walk through.

For more information on paying via Steam, screen shots, videos and links to other resources please see this Steam Support page

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay to play?

No, you can play for free! If you want Energy, you can purchase it via the Energy Depot, which is where players buy and sell Energy for crowns, or you can buy Energy with real money as shown above.

I live outside the US. How can I buy Energy?

Your non-US credit or debit card should work if it is a VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. Alternatively, use one of the other payment options listed above.

With a credit card or PayPal transaction, currency conversion will happen automatically. For other payment methods, you are responsible for currency conversion.

Please note that we cannot accept checks or money orders sent from outside the US.

My credit card or PayPal account has been used for Spiral Knights without my authorization, what do I do?

First, please secure your credit card or PayPal account from further abuse. Your credit card company will be able to instruct you on this. PayPal's account security page is here.

We urge you to contact us before filing a dispute, as we can often provide a resolution much faster than the credit card companies can. When you do so, please provide the following information:

  • Name, address and last 6 digits of the credit card charged. Or the email address of the PayPal account used without your authorization.
  • The dates and amounts of the charges you did not authorize.
  • The account names of any other Spiral Knights accounts that are regularly, or have recently been, accessed from your household.

My credit card keeps being declined. Can you help?

Unfortunately, any declined transaction issues must be taken up with credit card company; it is the credit card company that controls which transactions are declined, not us.

Our experience is that problems arise most frequently from errors in the information you enter on the billing page. The address, zip code, and other user information must exactly match the billing information your credit card company has on file.

Here are a few of the most common problems we've run into:

  • Exact spelling of card details. Credit card companies are strict about the exact spelling of information on a credit card. You should check your bank statements or contact them to see that you have the exact information. Moving house, for instance, may cause problems if you haven't updated your address with the bank.
  • Gift cards often must be activated prior to making purchases with them. This is typically done either at the register when you buy the gift card, or via the phone/internet after being purchased.
  • If you have any sort of non-English characters in the credit card information, check your bank statement to see if they have it shown differently. Try and use standard English characters in place of those non-English characters.
  • There's always the chance that you're over a certain limit, check with your bank if that is the case.

If none of this works and you're not getting anywhere talking to the bank or the credit card company then you might consider trying a PayPal payment using your credit card.

My credit card was declined. I didn't get the Energy, but I see charges on my card statement!

Although it may appear that your card was charged, your credit card company has actually placed a temporary hold on your funds. Some banks (your bank, it has nothing to do with our bank or credit card processing procedures) place a hold on funds when an authorization is requested even though they have declined the charge. The hold typically lasts several days, and then the funds are released back to your account. This apparently happens more often with ATM / Debit Cards. The funds are then released again after a few days, when the bank realizes that actually no charge was placed (which is unsurprising, as they denied it).

We are completely perplexed by this behavior, but according to our bank it is commonplace and there is absolutely nothing we can do to prevent it. Our apologies. If this happens to you we suggest you use another payment option listed above.

I sent a payment via mail, but I haven't received the Energy yet.

We process the mailed payments the same day we receive them, except on weekends. Weekends and holidays may delay the delivery of your payment to us. We often receive many of these payments on Monday afternoons. Please note that we cannot process checks or money orders sent from outside the US.

One reason for major delays in payment processing is missing information. If account information is missing from your payment and you included your email address, we will contact you requesting additional information. Make sure to check for an email, including any junk or spam folders on your email account.

If you have not received an email from us requesting more information and you are certain your mailed payment should have reached us by now, you may contact us via the support form by selecting "Billing Inquiries" and providing the following information:

  • The amount of the payment sent
  • What sort of Payment (Check, Money Order etc.)
  • Your name if listed on the Check, Money Order or in a letter
  • When the letter was sent
  • Where it was sent from
  • The address it was sent to
  • Anything about the envelope or content that would identify it to us

I made a credit/debit card payment but I haven't received the Energy yet?

If the payment wasn't declined when you made it, and your card statement does show you were charged, please check all your Spiral Knights accounts to make sure you didn't accidentally purchase energy for a different account.

If you want the Energy on a different account, then you can start two game clients and log into both accounts to trade with yourself. Please don't use another player to make the trade, as you risk them running off with the Energy.

If you still can't find the Energy you purchased, please contact us and provide the following information:

  • Name and address and last 6 digits of the credit card charged.
  • The dates and amounts of the charges you did not receive.

I made a PayPal payment but I haven't received the Energy yet?

It is possible you made the payment on a different account? Check your other Spiral Knights accounts to see if the Energy is there. If it is, and you want the Energy on a different account, then you can start two game clients and log into both to trade with yourself. Please don't use another player to make the trade, as you risk them running off with the Energy.

You can expect a delay if you used an eCheck via PayPal. eChecks work like regular paper checks, which have to clear your bank before payment is sent to us. Your transaction in your PayPal account will show an estimate as to when the payment will be processed.

To avoid this in the future, you can set up your PayPal account as a "verified" account, or add a credit card as a funding source to make instant payments. For more information, please see PayPal's Help Pages.

If you have recently set up your PayPal account to make instant payments, and you don't want to wait until the eCheck payment is processed, then contact us. Explain you would like to cancel a pending eCheck payment to make an instant PayPal or credit/debit card payment instead. We can cancel the pending eCheck payment.

I made a payment on the wrong Spiral Knights account. What do I do?

If you want the Energy on a different account, you can start two game clients and log into both to trade with yourself. Please don't use another player to trade, as you risk them running off with it.

If you're not sure about how to do this, please contact us and explain the situation. List the usernames of the two accounts (not the knight names) and tell us which account should have the Energy.

We also need to verify that you are the true owner of the account on which the payment was made. Please include the following information in the message:

  • Name, address and last 6 digits of the credit card charged.
  • If you used PayPal, please send the email from the address registered to your PayPal account.
  • If you used another payment method please list this.
  • The date and amount of the payment made.

Can I sell Energy on eBay or Gaming Open Market?

No. Energy is intended as an in-game credit to be used within the game to purchase goods and enable aspects of game play. It is not to be resold or traded for anything else outside Spiral Knights. We will ban players who attempt to execute such trades.

Can I get a refund?

Grey Havens has an explicit policy of no refunds. Please bear in mind we do not have this policy to be hard-nosed business people, but because it is necessary to avoid people requesting refunds simply because they've had a bad day delving into the Clockworks.

If you have a billing problem you may contact us here.

Can I make a payment for another player?

The easiest solution would be to make a payment on your own account, then simply trade the Energy to the other player, or send it using the in-game mail system. You should never share your Spiral Knights account login information, your credit card information or PayPal accounts. Avoid trading Energy via a third player, as that player may be tempted to run off with it. You'd be surprised how often that happens, even with friends you trust, and it's not worth losing the Energy as well as the friend.

I have another question not listed here!

Please contact us via the support form by selecting "Billing Inquiries" to ask your question.

When filling out the support form regarding a payment already made, then please list the following:

  • Name, address and last 6 digits of the credit card used.
  • Or the email address of the PayPal account used.
  • Dates and amounts of the payments.
  • Information on other payment method used.
  • Your problem or question.

Then we will reply back to you as soon as possible.

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