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This is the reason I've held back from pre-ordering.
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post #92 of 106
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Originally Posted by xShishy;14416819 
Because it's extremely convenient, makes everything much more organized and allows you to manage all your friends (Which is really important for me)

and steam sales are amazing

Ever heard of adding a non-Steam game to the library?
    
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post #93 of 106
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule;14432749 
I'd be "okay" with it if, for some reason, you don't log into Origin in awhile, they send you an email asking you what's up, and remind you about the 24 month limit.

It makes SO much sense for it to work that way that EA thinks it would be absurd to do that! lachen.gif I used to be annoyed when my Diablo 2 characters would be inactivated. At least now you can reactivate them so long as no one else has taken your player's name.
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Originally Posted by Am*;14435411 
Ever heard of adding a non-Steam game to the library?

That doesn't officially tie the game to your Steam account. If you reformat, you can't simply double click BF3 on your Steam library and have it downloaded and patched, without having to fumble finding your physical game or dealing with Origin.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros;14435899 
It makes SO much sense for it to work that way that EA thinks it would be absurd to do that! lachen.gif I used to be annoyed when my Diablo 2 characters would be inactivated. At least now you can reactivate them so long as no one else has taken your player's name.



That doesn't officially tie the game to your Steam account. If you reformat, you can't simply double click BF3 on your Steam library and have it downloaded and patched, without having to fumble finding your physical game or dealing with Origin.


Er, no, you just redownload it with Origin which downloads it patched.

"dealing with Origin" is pretty much like Steam.
    
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Originally Posted by Viridian;14435962 
Er, no, you just redownload it with Origin which downloads it patched.

"dealing with Origin" is pretty much like Steam.

Except no guarantees ea will support it as it gets older, i still pop in half life once in a while on steam and don't have to worry about it being no longer supported.
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Originally Posted by Ironcobra;14437726 
Except no guarantees ea will support it as it gets older, i still pop in half life once in a while on steam and don't have to worry about it being no longer supported.

Proof?
    
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Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt;14427887 
Its 2 now. Then Activision will join in the fun. Then 2k. Then Bethesda. Then THQ. Then lets get GFWL back in the mix. Ooops, now Bioware wants their own separate thing.

I just find this hilarious. All these people who love Steam go on a rampage when other vendors try to implement their iteration of the same thing.

Maybe they don't want Valve involved? You Steam users are the cause of this. By supporting Steam in the first place you've proven the business model works, and everyone is going to want their slice of the pie. It was inevitable.


As a side note: I hate all 'services' such as Origin or Steam. They are a failure as DRM, which is the only reason they are forced upon the user anyways. Relying on one non-vendor-neutral service is doomed to fail.
    
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post #98 of 106
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Originally Posted by Ironcobra;14437988 
Umm really its EA, do you really think Steam would shut there servers down?

His point is that you have no proof. They could go offline permanently at any point and you have no recourse, no games, no nothing.

It's an unlikely scenario - but that doesn't mean its impossible.

EDIT: Much like the Sony PS3 incident. Sometimes I wish that would happen to Steam users so they understand they are not immune. Relying on a single service on something as versatile as a PC is moronic.
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Originally Posted by i_hax;14438042 
His point is that you have no proof. They could go offline permanently at any point and you have no recourse, no games, no nothing.

It's an unlikely scenario - but that doesn't mean its impossible.

Dont have concrete proof but we do have a long history of shady practices that should teach us something, I have origin and steam and have no problem with either steam is a proven winner though, origin has alot to prove this fall with swtor and bf3 so the jury is out, but im not wining I just expect EA to be there shady greedy selves they have always shown to be.
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Originally Posted by t3haxle;14417435 
If you never let another service like origin grow what do you expect? Nothing requires to run on startup either. Origin only disallows your account after 2 years if you don't sign into it for 2 years.

If Origin gave me a choice instead of trying to strongarm me to do it their way, I might not have bought the game on D2D instead.

I don't like their methods, or their ways of business. It's extremely foul play from my perspective as a consumer. I don't 'let companies grow' companies should give me options. Had they competed fairly, and offered incentives or specials such as pricing it cheaper than Steam~ that'd have been the way to go.

This though? This is just bs to me. I'm sorry.
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Umm really its EA, do you really think Steam would shut there servers down?
http://flawedgames.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/ea-shutting-down-15-game-servers-in-august-and-october-2011/

Tiger woods 10 is 1.5 years old ffs!!!! Have you tried to add your BF2 to origin?

It's like people forget who is running this software. It's not like this is a new young buck coming into the scene. This is a publisher of a game that stands to gain massively by bottlenecking an entire market to not only support one product of theirs, but two~ at the expense of consumer choice.

They didn't do this by giving you an opportunity to gain from your purchase, or a sale, or an exclusive feature like every other game or product in the market~ they did it by taking away choice. Nothing anyone here can say will change that. Sorry.
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