when you upload the picture, do you check all the items on the check list on the upload page? is the picture the right format?
and no the id wouldn't effect you playing or not, it would just effect you receiving a paper-id because they would not be able to print the ID there since there is no picture ready for printing purposes.
i could be wrong with the id thing, but i know not having a picture up wouldn't have anything to do with you being able to play or not.
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