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You don't have to take my word for it but there was a statement somewhere that the legal department made EA put that in their TOS but that they would never delete paid content. It was, though, very dumb to put that in their TOS. Like any company, EA wants to make a profit and if EA actually strictly executes that clause and deletes games then that is very, very bad publicity. I just don't see that happening. If it does then you can tell me I'm wrong and I will be having absolutely nothing to do with Origin.
Mmm, you might be right. I'm not familiar with the topic, but unless someone could cite that for me I wouldn't go near them (assuming I was happy using their interface and so on) and it freaks me out knowing that they said it (even if it may be about free content) in the first place.
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If it comes to steam I will buy another copy of it on steam and permanently ditch Origin.
^^^ this..


I dont mind paying retail again for the game if it comes to steam.
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^^^ this..


I dont mind paying retail again for the game if it comes to steam.
I would only bother switching to Steam for this game if I could activate the game from Origin to Steam, otherwise I'm perfectly fine with it. Another factor would be whether or not the devs have an update before being released on Steam that has Battlelog as an in-game feature. Steam demands more memory then Origin for me, and I could see that being an issue for some people with only 4gb of RAM.
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What about Origin deleting your games if you haven't played said game in about two years? I like the fact that I own my games collection and can go back and play any one of them after any period of time.
They stated that they hold the right to close your account if totally unused for a period of over 24 months.

That means if your Origin account is 100% dormant for over two years, they MAY close it, not that if an individual game is not played for two years, they'll delete it.

If you have twenty billion games and an equal amount of friends then I'm guessing they wont, as opposed to an account that has no games/friends/anything on it and hasnt been used for two years.

Not that they WILL, or are definately GOING TO, they just state that totally dormant accounts may be close.

This whole Origin thing is becoming like a really bad game of Chinese Whispers.

Btw did you that Jay-Z is having a child with Fiancee??

What happened to his wife, Beyonce!?!?!!?
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Finally a smart decision hopefully there will be some new server browser interface. Or even a lan server option.
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Mmm, you might be right. I'm not familiar with the topic, but unless someone could cite that for me I wouldn't go near them (assuming I was happy using their interface and so on) and it freaks me out knowing that they said it (even if it may be about free content) in the first place.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...ount-deletion/

you know what they say when you assume things and don't research:

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Senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg explains: “The Origin terms of service are designed to protect against misuse of the Origin system. No Origin user who has paid entitlements and/or downloaded games will have their account cancelled or games expired due to extended non-use. The term regarding account cancellation for non-use is designed to guard against creation of non-active accounts for inappropriate reasons.â€
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Please, and keep the Battlelog as it is.


Just perfect.
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Please, and keep the Battlelog as it is.


Just perfect.
Yes, I have grown to quite like Battlelog. Obviously there's some bugs and a few features that should be added, but I'm sure those will get ironed out.

But Origin seems to be a pain for a lot of people. I have been fortunate enough to not have trouble with it (yet) though.
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They stated that they hold the right to close your account if totally unused for a period of over 24 months.

That means if your Origin account is 100% dormant for over two years, they MAY close it, not that if an individual game is not played for two years, they'll delete it.

If you have twenty billion games and an equal amount of friends then I'm guessing they wont, as opposed to an account that has no games/friends/anything on it and hasnt been used for two years.

Not that they WILL, or are definately GOING TO, they just state that totally dormant accounts may be close.

This whole Origin thing is becoming like a really bad game of Chinese Whispers.

Btw did you that Jay-Z is having a child with Fiancee??

What happened to his wife, Beyonce!?!?!!?
I see, thanks for that. More clarity is offered on the actual post below (although the quote isn't retained in my reply). It appears it only is for accounts that haven't paid for content.
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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...ount-deletion/

you know what they say when you assume things and don't research:
Mmm, actually no I don't but nonetheless we can't research everything and we tend to research the stuff we like the most. Thanks for the clarity though!
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If it does come to Steam I'll switch if I can transfer and not pay retail again. I'm running Origin through Sandboxie anyway so not to concerned about it snooping around.
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