2. Try to log in as normal.
3. You should now get to a page that says you've exceeded the number of login attempts, and there is a security image (where you have to type in the letters/numbers you see in an image) as well as type in your username and password again. Do that.
4. You should now be logged in to your account. Logout, and try to log back in as normal. It should work now.
Of course I'm still happy to help anyone that has trouble, but for those of you that might have been hesitant to send over your password and didn't know someone with an iPhone to try, there you go...
This may or may not help you out, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
This morning, I tried to log in to FC, and I got the same problem that some of you have described in the past. Login issues, a quick flash of a "too many login attempts" screen. None of the "resend me my password" type links work, deleting cookies doesn't work, etc etc...
I figured I was screwed, and would have to make jdelgado07 or something and lose my precious #1 in FC post count.
However, as you can see, I'm posting from my account! Here's what I did.
I tried to login on my iPhone. Safari on the iPhone took me to the "too many login attempts" page, but it didn't flash and go to a different page, it stayed there. I typed in my login info again, and typed in the letters from the security image as the page requested. I was able to log in.
Still on my phone, I went to the User Control Panel and found my Account Settings. I changed my password to something else.
I was then able to log in on the computer without problems.
If you are having this problem, try what I did. If you don't have an iPhone (and obviously I haven't gotten to try on another mobile device), feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to try to fix it for you. You could send me your username and password, and I could try to get in and reset you to something new, then you could log in and set it back to your own password. Some of you may feel uncomfortable giving out your password, even to a non-working account. That's fine. Find a friend with an iPhone.
EDIT: Note this is for people that have problems logging into the forums, and the forums only. The game is still working fine.