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Fudge, were do I even begin?

I guess i'll just state over the past year or so, i've had multiple EA accounts created for a variety of games. I made one for my Mass Effect 2 collectors edition for Xbox 360, which was tied with the lame Bioware/EA merger, so I ran into issues with getting my collector codes and freebies to work that I had to resolve with bioware/EA over the phone. No fun.

Then i've had my Xbox live tag the past year or so that I had to attached to my EA account so I could get Mass Effect and other damn EA games to work properly with my Xbox account. All this time, my ISP was undergoing a buyout and I was having spam issues, so my email address have changed at least 3 times during all this.

Earlier, this year, I created an account over at STWOR website for my collectors edition preorder from Gamestop while nknown to me, about the whole EA/Origin tied with the STWOR launch/game.

On top of that with the Battlefield 3 launch, I again forgot about the whole stupid Origin tied with EA games now, and because I wasn't aware that my STWOR had to use origin as well, I created ANOTHER account for my Battlefield 3 Limited edition.

Then things get really ugly. I come to find out AFTER all this that now I have to deal with two origin accounts because I have my STWOR preorder account on one and my BF3 on another, and my xbox stuff on a 3rd.

So, after 3 days and 4 chats with EA? origin support online, I was stated flat out that EA/Origin/Bioware couldn't/wouldn't/shouldn't merge my accounts no matter how much information and verification of ownership I had gave over to them.

So I basically had no choice, but to create a NEW freaking preorder with a new SWTOR account that tied in with my BF3 origin account and then spent 2 hours today explaining to ANOTHER EA/Origin support chat agent to give me a new preorder Collectors edition code because my local gamestop couldn't give me one as they were all out AND because EA/Origin told me they couldn't/wouldn't transfer my preorder! So after that 2 hour ordeal, I at least managed to get a new collectors SWTOR preorder code created and attached to my origin account that includes my BF3 and SWTOR.

But as far as getting my Xbox live account and Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age stuff moved over, I couldn't verify my birthday even though I know I was giving the correct one, so she refused to help me further.

I really, really, really, hate EA/Origin and this damn Bioware merger and all the crap that goes with it mad.gif

/end rant
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post #2 of 11
That sucks.

I hit up their online chat the other day and it took only like 20mins and they merged my old account and current account w/o an issue.

Sucks it has been such a hassle for you.
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Originally Posted by digitard;15628557 

I hit up their online chat the other day and it took only like 20mins and they merged my old account and current account w/o an issue.

WHAT???????? THat is such utter BS!!!!! mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifconfused.gifconfused.gif I had two seperate people along with a supervisor said they couldn't do that!! ****.....
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 11/8/11 at 9:29pm
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That's weird man.

Yeah I had an account under an old email address that I stopped using like a year or so ago. Then I had a "new" one that I made for BC2 and now BF3. I hated that my LIVE tag was bound to my old one so I hit them up in chat, and after some verification questions from both accounts they merged it all for me.

Now when I look at my profile on the EA site it has all my tags, ID's, etc, under the single account.
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You have the collector's edition of SWTOR and don't know the acronym?

doh.gif
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Originally Posted by refeek;15628788 
You have the collector's edition of SWTOR and don't know the acronym?

doh.gif

^ this.......teaching.gif you have been informed thinking.gif

this is why i have 1 EA account...and the user and pass is locked away on a USB stick, with all my other user/pass combos. which is in a cash box, inside of a 2500lb safe in my closet. good luck if you want it
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You have the collector's edition of SWTOR and don't know the acronym?

doh.gif

When im typing that fast and furiuos when im frustrated, accurassy goes out window, bite me.
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All my accounts were automatically merged without issue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n;15628876 
When im typing that fast and furiuos when im frustrated, accurassy goes out window, bite me.

That's what I thought at first, and then you typed it the same way 5 times.

Admit to your wrongdoings!
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Originally Posted by refeek;15628882 
That's what I thought at first, and then you typed it the same way 5 times.

Admit to your wrongdoings!

Great, another grammar nazi
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 11/8/11 at 9:53pm
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