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News EA's Origin to delete inactive accounts

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Aug 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Flanananagan

    Flanananagan New Member

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    Hahahahaha.
    gg EA, gg.
     
  3. Venares

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    Yet one more reason to stay FAR FAR FAR away.
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    with inability to combine 2 accounts, it really is bull.
     
  5. Blanx3_Bytex

    Blanx3_Bytex New Member

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    I dont see why this is a problem actually, I mean if you havent touched your games in 2 years, then you probably never will.
    Not being able to combine accounts is much more of a problem, and the store only selling EA games is by far the worst aspect of the service, and that is what will turn customers away.
     
  6. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    DragunovHUN stated this way back on 17 July.

    Actually, in my mind this kind of constitutes theft, but I'm sure things like that do not apply to the likes of EA.
     
  7. DriftCarl

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    They can put what they like in their terms of service. It doesnt make it legal though. I would bet that if you really wanted to, you could take them to court and overturn those terms of service to either get a new account created with the same entitlements, or get compensation for deleting the account.
    The question is if anyone will be bothered to do that, I would bet it isnt worth the effort if the games are over 2 years old.
    Such a shame that BF3 isnt available on steam(unless the position has recently changed)
     
  8. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    While I agree that if you've not been on for two years then you never will, EA shouldn't be allowed to do this. Imagine that you only buy BF3 on Origin (which I will be doing if it doesn't come out on steam) and after two or so years you decide to play it again.....Wait you can't. We all pick up games we've not played after a few years and have a go, like theme hospital. Granted these were from before digital platforms like steam, but they shouldn't be allowed to do it. They must have a reason for this stipulation and the question is, would they actually delete these accounts on the dot after 24 months or if its something to do with server traffic etc?
     
  9. CrapBag

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    As I said on dragons thread you only have to login to your account once every two years and you have secured your account and people will probably have bought other games as time goes by so the account will most likely be in use anyways.

    It's not a big ask, although I do agree this stipulation is kinda pointless.
     
  10. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    How on earth is it theft?
    In steam's terms and conditions it says they can close your account at any time as far as I'm aware don't they?
     
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    This sort of thing will not help them sell Origin to people.
    I don't like it already.
     
  12. Astatine

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    This sounds evil, but Ts and Cs are written by lawyers. They're all written evil (see the stuff in the Steam ones, as someone above pointed out.)

    The difference is that -- for the majority of people -- Steam don't *behave* evil, rather they're an excellent service that many of us are happy to use.

    It remains to be seen whether EA will behave evil or not, and that's not something you can tell by reading legalese. Judging by their enthusiasm in shutting down online services for 2-year-old games, I'm suspicious.
     
  13. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Hey Joe, don't you check our gaming section for news anymore?

    It's not theft, you agree to their conditions when you sign up. I'd like to point out that it's not the same thing as Steam's TOS either, as Origin states that your entitlements will expire and addition to that, your account might get closed, while Steam just might terminate your stuff.
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Who said Valve isn't in a position to steal as well... ;) That still doesn't make it right.
     
  15. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    It's still not theft?
    And I never mentioned whether it was right/wrong
     
  16. CrazyJoe

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    Couple of weeks late to the party I see, they've already responded.

    Plus EADM had a clause saying you only had 1 year to download your games and yet nothing happened.

    Also, already mentioned but we've been talking about this in the forums for the last 2 weeks...
     
  17. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    That still doesn't look credible.
     
  18. CrazyJoe

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    If they come back to BT with the same I hope you will say the same thing.
     
  19. earlydoors

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    graphical detail is over 9000
     
  20. CrazyJoe

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    Try this thread.
     
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