People really ought to either just stay away from origin and EA, or just stay off their dumbass forums
Why does anyone post on an EA forum? I avoid them like
the plague syphilis. I don't mind Origin but EA has some dodgy practices that make interacting with them, except when unavoidable, a bad idea.
yea, cant agree with this post more. the official forums are absolute trash. while im not saying "its your fault for posting in such an awful forum" or anything, because clearly you did nothing wrong, in the future everyone should avoid origin forums because they are just bad, in both content and functionality.
I've been bookmarking this case ever since I first got a whiff of something smelly.
My conclusions so far are simple:
1) Stay the hell away from any and all EA online forums
2) Do not buy anything EA
If we keep throwing money at them, they'll turn into the Socialist Third Shariah Reich of Catholic Anarchists. And we can't have that, now, can we.
I still cherish some of my first C=64 ECA titles. Crap games, really. But they came wrapped in boatloads of lovingly crafty cardboard, and ECA just seemed so friendly back then. Now, they're basically some real-life Cyberdyne Systems with automated user buttplug harrassment, and they even expect to get paid for pestering and annoying us. I don't seem to like that very much.
And I really can't condone whatever it is they're doing to/with Battleforge. It started out fresh, and now it's like... well... how to put it into words. CUT OFF THE CASHCOWS LEGS SO WE CAN KEEP IT BLEEDING. ADD SOME CRACK AND LSD TO THE BLOOD, WE CAN'T LET THE USERS STOP PLAYING. PLAYING MEANS PAYING, BUT THE USERS MUST NOT NOTICE IT. ADD RUSSIA. RUSSIANS LOVE TO PAY BY PHONE, IT'S CONVENIENT. That's some scary stuff right there.
I can vouch for the OP on Origin/Battlog bans being outrageous. I was just banned for quoting a post that I reported in battlog for being offensive. Here's the post /email:
Your Electronic Arts account has been suspended for 72 hours for violating the Terms of Services for Electronic Arts Online.
Post:What a cock. I can tell if were ever unlucky enough to visit your house i`d imagine it being pristine clean with your cooking appliances in alphabetical order based upon what country it was manufactured, let alone the tins of food in chronological order and your DVD` stacked up from what you`d `approve` as best to worst.... You have spent 10 fold the amount of time as i have writing this message to your trolling first post on what seems to be the most ridiculous points to rage at because the game doesnt maintain to the standards of your pathetic lifestyle. Get a life you cocksucker. Its a fucking game that has minor errors; which of course is completely contrary to the life you lead..... .... you cum guzzling, spunk sniffing, lady boy fingering, anal dwelling, fat slutty fuck face penis, whore bag, crack pushing, sleezy shit pie. Thats all.
offenders post ^
[/quote] Reported for offensive language. Enjoy your 72 hour ban.
...and I was banned for 72 hrs for reporting this thread. How retarted is that? Ea has an automated service noe that looks for words in your postings... if you quote someone else.. you get punished for the offense.
Well your tale was the final nail in the EA coffin for me, I will continue to buy all other companies games. But their games will now be obtained via less scrupulous means, if at all.
Frankly, they seem to think themselves some sort of dystopian videogame dictators here.
I no longer want EA to redeem themselves, I am actually wishing the company completely fails.
Yes, this may lead to layoffs in an difficult time for people who didn't decide to take this course but they chose to work for this despicable organisation and their foreclosure would be a definite improvement to the industry. They could do SOMETHING to rise up against their leaders who are driving this publishing company off a cliff. The wholly owned studios would remain intact and simply be sold off to better publishers (i.e. ANY publisher).
Work for the evil empire, don't be surprised if you lose out.
EA have just gotten too bad, they just can't come back from this. This betrays such lack of confidence, such contempt for their customers, they have no trust left and can't earn it back.
Please. EA. Just stop.
I'll be returning to this thread to refresh it every time EA does something new like, oh I don't know, take weapons away people paid money for:
Amazing how fast they got to 200 pages in this thread, must of hit yet another nerve.
At least EA is being equal opportunity here, they screw up BF3 by banning people unfairly, and then follow on with their play for free version and pull a grinch on their paid for weaps.
Merry Christmas from EA.
Anyone here familiar with the Sims,I used to go on the EA forums for the Sims 3 until it turned to trash you had trolls running amuck and getting innocent users banned I got banned for 72 hours for confronting a troll and as well they let the forum bullies run amuck while people who are gifting things or etc still get banned
The SAME Zynga employee was stalking and harassing me during work hours. He would post my real name, events I was invited to and even started to harass my friends. I can't believe Zynga would allow their employees do track down people online and harass them relentlessly posting their personal information everywhere.
The stuff he dug up would have taken a lot of time so I know he wasn't doing his job.
Come to think of it, he was on a Zynga computer, Zynga company time and harassed me from their location.
I believe that makes Zynga liable for damages. I should peruse this with my lawyer.
You have a point but, maybe i'm missing something but what has Zynga to do with EA ?
Same Zynga guy was harassing me and posting personal info on me after he saw the reddit threads. He's claiming to be connected within the games industry, but I don't believe it. It's like someone at walmart palling around with nordstroms.
I hate to be a dick, but do you have any proof about the Zynga employee?