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Game News EA bans player from playing Dragon Age II

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p><a href="http://gamingbolt.com/ea-bans-player-from-playing-dragon-age-2-for-calling-them-devil" target="_blank">What a dire fate</a>. Why did they do it? Because <a href="http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/6459941/1" target="_blank">someone wrote at the BioWarEA forums</a>: <em>Have you sold your souls to the EA devil? </em>Bad idea chap, now you're deprived of all the <strong>Dragon Age II</strong> goodness, you had it coming.</p>
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    <p>In what appears to be a tottaly unfair practice, it appears EA are banning people from accessing their legally purchased copies of Dragon Age 2 if they were vocal about their displeasure regarding the game over at the official Bioware forums.<br /><br />One particular case in point is VWARE, a user who got banned for accusing Bioware of &ldquo;selling their souls to the EA devil&rdquo;. He agreed that it was fair to ban him from the forums for 72 hours, however was shocked when he realized that he can&rsquo;t access his Bioware social account and activate his recently purchased copy of Dragon Age 2.</p>
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    <p>Nice business practices there, BioWarEA. Have a look at the answer from Stanley Woo on the Bioforums, it's rich.</p>
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    <p>Please review the EA Community Terms of Service, particularly sections #9 and #11. There are two levels of enforcement here:<br /><br />1. BioWare community bans are forum-only and can be for as little as 24 hours. These bans should have no effect on your game, only your ability to use all the features of this website/community. these bans are handed out by BioWare Moderators as the result of our travels around the forum and/or issues reported by fellow community members.<br /><br />2. EA Community bans come down from a different department and are the result of someone hitting the REPORT POST button. <strong>These bans can affect access to your game and/or DLC.</strong><br /><br />Because the BioWare community now operates under the same umbrella as all EA Communities, community members here have all explicitly agreed to abide by and be governed by both sets of rules. Consider it an added incentive to follow the rules you say you&rsquo;re going to follow.<br /><br />If there are further questions or concerns, please send them to me via private message. Thank you.<br /><br />End of line.</p>
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    <p>I wonder how *legal* such practices actually are. Anyway, you better watch out what you're saying when frequenting the Bioboards, lest you get your game deactivated, perhaps through the secret <a href="http://www.rpgcodex.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=56839" target="_blank">SecuROM features they snuck in</a> without telling you.</p>
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  2. Spectacle Arcane Patron

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    Epic Fail!
     
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  3. FatCat Educated

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    He got what he deserved , hope he learns his lesson not to buy EA shit.
     
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    My question is: who the fuck reported his post? Are biotards so stupid now they feel they have to defend not just Bioware, but EA too? FFS
     
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  5. catfood AGAIN

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    Hey, I didn't know EA were one of the good guys. They saved this poor man's mental sanity by not letting him play the game.
     
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  6. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Improved.
     
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  7. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    It's one and the same company.
     
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  8. Rogue Educated

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    How long will idiots pay for their shit? Yes, buy our crap game, but don't say or think anything bad about it! Also we will stuff your ass full of DRM and such.

    Bioware really needs to die horribly.
     
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    The person most likely didn't even think about that - probably just saw a complaint and thought "TROLL"
     
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  10. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Traditionally, all EA divisions will be shut down eventually. The rushjob that was DA2 is just the start. Soon EA demands sequels in 12 month intervalls, and then even less. Bio won't keep up and will therefor share the same fate as their sister-company that was Pandemic.
     
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    Keep on fighting the good fight, EA. :salute:
     
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  13. Rogue Educated

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  14. Rhalle Magister

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    SWTOR not living up to expectations, not allowing the EA people to swim in as much cash and Ukranian prostitutes as they'd like will be the nail in the coffin. You watch.
     
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    EA couldn't let Activision take the crown of Most Evil Publisher, so they had to pull this stunt. Thing is, has this ever happened with other EA games? This could be Bioware's doing, seeing as how they're so high-strung with all the negative feedback coming their way, and they could just be trying to pass the buck.
     
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  17. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ha ha ha, oh wow.
    Hilarious news.
    *Returns to Magic Candle*
     
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  18. BlaineMono Educated

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    That's how things are. Anything below 8/10 is probably considered shit these days
     
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    Honestly, this man needs to be shut down.
     
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    This is a pretty big fucking deal, and I'm pretty sure it's illegal. Or you could show it to be illegal in court, probably fairly easy. They're essentially punishing people for criticizing their product, and with no realistic way to get your money back, they're not leaving much room for a fair compensation.
     
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    No matter from what angle you try and look at it, this is beyond stupid. Not to mention the arrogance that speaks from it.

    And about that little article? The dev from DA:O blogged a year ago that he left because they were going the Mass Effect route with DA2. This guy denying that when it's so blatantly obvious now shows how much value one should attach to his sincerity.

    DA2 is a flaming turd and an excellent example of what being aqcuired by EA will do to a studio. End.
     
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