I'd also appreciate if someone who bought this could give us this info. I can't download from amazon servers properly so at least being able to download the client from funcom should help - but I fear I might need a different cdkey from what amazon gives us for that.
When I purchased this yesterday, the only thing I received from Amazon was a "download" that put a folder on my desktop that had 2 html files, one of which was the activation key. I used that key at the Funcom site (and setup my account) and downloaded the client directly from Funcom. I can't answer the question about Steam.
this is not for steam or origin, using the key that amazon gives you instructions are:
REDEEM YOUR KEY 1.Go to http://register.thesecretworld.com. 2.Select "click here to register with a key" to create a new account, or log in to your existing Funcom account. 3.Enter and confirm your Product Registration Key when prompted. 4.Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account registration. 5.Install the game and begin playing.
I think most people want to know is it can activate via Steam for the d/l there as it can resume unlike ones I've tried here where it just restarts the whole d/l again if you pause it. So unless the Amazon d/l version has changed since I last tried it Steam is the better distribution method.
You can buy the same game as much as you want. Keys will not "stack / replace" each other but instead you will see multiply keys below the game. And you can simply copy them and share the keys and leave 1 for you. Or whatever your plan is.