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EA fixes Origin issue, allowing banned players to play offline
Posted: 16.04.2012 02:54 by Comments: 7
Back in November, users who were banned from the Electronic Arts forums even for minor offenses - and in some cases, incorrect offenses as well as being pegged as "repeat offenders" on their first ban - found themselves unable to play their games on Origin, even offline.


The backlash caused EA to promise "more equitable rules." Most of the complaints, however, came from the heavyhanded customer support, which EA also apologized for.

Electronic Arts has now announced that being banned for multiplayer violations will no longer lock the player out of their single-player games or the DLC. In addition, the Offline mode will no longer lock out DLC. However, it's still unknown whether forum bans will still affect game bans.

Stay tuned.
Source: RPS
Related games: Battlefield 3 (PC)

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Comments

By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 16, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Luckily I don't have any of these problems, as 1. I am not part of Origin, and 2. I am not very much interested in Battlefield 3.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 16, 2012
Kres
They could now fix the issue for users that were never banned and aren't able to play for more then a few minutes.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2012
JonahFalcon
@Kres: Come again? What happened?
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2012
FoolWolf
I never or rarely posts in forums that could lead to a ban of my account - I take complain via direct e-mail or via the consumer representatives in Sweden. I don't post good not bad - they want to keep the lid closed - nothing should be poured in or out - their loss.

This is however a good and most likely a way to avoid some legal attention that could hurt them severally...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Apr 17, 2012
Kres
@Jonah: I can play BF3 for about 5 minutes and it crashes. Every freking time. After the latest patch. So I'm complaining and I don't think it's totally off topic :p

As for the topic itself. They're feeding their bad karma every day almost.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 17, 2012
herodotus
This has been a phenomenon widely reported on the Forums, however noone really believes the "first time-only" complaints and many have been disproved by other gamers. One thing's for sure though, I am very careful as to what I say on the "BF 3" boards. Others disregard Forum rules and openly dare EA to ban them - then whinge when they are.
Give them all lollipops and a pacifier to suck on....along with raw eggs.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 18, 2012
SiyaenSokol
In every game I play online, I keep myself from swearing, even if I am being swear'd at, and also, I avoid posting complaints on forums. I prefer sticking to the direct email when I have difficulties, and at the end I always get helped.