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Post by Dan @ 10:43am 16/04/12 | 14 Comments
We're not sure why EA hasn't been shouting this from the rooftops themselves, but Gameblend are reporting that for over a month now (since March 8th) the Origin account suspension policy has been updated and bans from other EA services will no longer affect singleplayer access to games or DLC purchased from the Origin store.
If you find yourself with a disabled account, please note that you can still play EA games in single-player mode. For PC games you will need to enable Origin's offline mode to play games with a disabled account. Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline.
One of the biggest criticisms of the service (other than "it's not Steam") had been the overreaching affect of account bans, spawning from several tales of users that had been banned for anti-social behaviour on the BioWare forums, only to find that they could no longer play any of their Origin-activated games.



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copuis
Posted 10:51am 16/4/12
i thought one of the biggest criticisms was s*** servers, and battle log, and s*** access
Mosfx
Posted 12:06pm 16/4/12
I don't have a problem with servers, battle log or access.

But it's good to see EA fixing that up, I'd hate to be banned and not be able to play single player games because of something stupid I did online.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:25pm 16/4/12
i thought one of the biggest criticisms was s*** servers, and battle log, and s*** access

I agree and have experienced all 3 with BF3. Waste of money.
Whoop
Posted 09:01pm 16/4/12
banned for anti-social behaviour on the BioWare forums, only to find that they could no longer play any of their Origin-activated games
I'd be expecting to see class action suits or something if you had thousands of dollars worth of games you could no longer play after being banned for "admin sass" by a power hungry admin hell bent on banning anyone who looked at them strange.
deadlyf
Posted 09:06pm 16/4/12
We're not sure why EA hasn't been shouting this from the rooftops themselves
Probably an attempt to pretend it never happened.
paveway
Posted 09:13pm 16/4/12
Waste of money.


not sure if serious or just stupid
Superform
Posted 09:53pm 16/4/12
we have all seen the effects of over zealous forum admins.. i would hate to think that a epeen power crazed admin could cost you hundreds of monies just cause they want to be a c*** or you dont agree with them

when i first heard of this i vowed never to buy an EA game ever again

but i did falter and buy bf3...
Khel
Posted 09:59pm 16/4/12
I thought one of the biggest criticisms was s*** servers


Origin servers have been fantastic for me, I download stuff off their servers heaps faster than I ever do off steam, it maxes out my connection without fail.
ravn0s
Posted 10:07pm 16/4/12
whenever i go to play me3 mp with my mate it always shows him as offline. takes about 10 mins before he shows up as online.
koopz
Posted 07:01am 17/4/12
went to a lan on Saturday only to find the lads running up BF3...

I was hella surprised to see that you can avoid the ~15Gb download on Origin by simply copying someone's \\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3 folder now. (unless you got a dodgy Russian key)

Now if only I could figure out what ports were req'd for multiple PCs behind this @#$% Bigpond cable modem
Ozzy
Posted 08:03am 17/4/12
Why does my Origin still says it's "beta" (on the top bar)? Is this cause it's still s*** and waiting to be improved?
Mosfx
Posted 08:08am 17/4/12
Origin servers have been fantastic for me, I download stuff off their servers heaps faster than I ever do off steam, it maxes out my connection without fail.


I've also noticed Battle.net & Steam downloads are just as fast nowadays too!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 10:33am 17/4/12
not sure if serious or just stupid

Nope, truth for me. Maybe you love it but for me it f*****g sucks and is near unplayable for a number of reasons.
darkjedi
Posted 10:53am 17/4/12
My personal favourite with ME3 is that even if you have Origin in offline mode, should your PC have an IP address (but no Internet connection), the game will refuse to authenticate your DLC - thus preventing any save games from loading. Only workaround is to disable all network adapters, at which point ME3 doesn't try to check the DLC and loads happily. Great design there!
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