Just my own two cents: I also wanted to make a new account the other day (because i thought i lost access to this one) and i didn't receive a confimratory email (a separate email address than the one tied to this account).
I really enjoyed this game when i played it back when it dropped. In 2019, with most of the bugs ironed out, this is a real gem of a game. Sure, it's not as good as Gothic 2, but nothing is. Not even water.