TSW new account - is it still possible?

I have an account for TSW and like to play the old version with my friend. but there is no more registration of new accounts available ?? is this true ?? can anyone help ?

If you can get hold of a valid (non-Steam) key you can still create a new TSW account at https://register.thesecretworld.com/account. But keys are no longer being sold officially, so you’re completely at the mercy of resellers. Funcom won’t help you if you get scammed.

If you make it past that initial hurdle you’ll have to pay full price for the individual issues past issue 4 if you want to access that content in TSW.

thank you