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lol @ the fear mongering and the referencing of the one time they banned someone for forum behaviour in the last 365+ days.
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lol @ the fear mongering and the referencing of the one time they banned someone for forum behaviour in the last 365+ days.

EA originally banned a bunch of Origin accounts because they legally downloaded Fifa 13 demo from Origin. redface.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1307885/ea-has-banned-my-origin-account
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I'm completely expecting them to do mass bans on the accounts made just for using the code though. That seems like a no brainer if they're going to do any banning.
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I'm completely expecting them to do mass bans on the accounts made just for using the code though. That seems like a no brainer if they're going to do any banning.

How can you expect for them to do this? The code was 100% legitimate for completing a survey or whatever it was. They have no clue which people actually got the code legitimately or not.

I smell a lawsuit if they try to ban everyone's account who used the code considering they were from a legitimate survey or email or whatever.
Edited by icehotshot - 10/14/12 at 1:13pm
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How can you expect for them to do this? The code was 100% legitimate for completing a survey or whatever it was. They have no clue which people actually got the code legitimately or no.
I smell a lawsuit if they try to ban everyone's account who used the code considering they were from a legitimate survey or email or whatever.

It isn't a question about getting the code legitimately. Perhaps they won't ban the accounts with one or a few, but if an account was made strictly for using the code and it has 10.. 20.. 30 games, I'm totally expecting them to ban it. Maybe they won't, but I would be surprised if they didn't.
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It isn't a question about getting the code legitimately. Perhaps they won't ban the accounts with one or a few, but if an account was made strictly for using the code and it has 10.. 20.. 30 games, I'm totally expecting them to ban it. Maybe they won't, but I would be surprised if they didn't.

I would agree with you that if an account has more than one game using that code then it may get banned. I thought you were saying that you thought EA would ban every account that used the code even for one game.

I just find it ridiculous though that EA screws up and they are most likely going to put it on the consumer. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Cant wait for EA to revoke said games then ban the user as that seems to be their style.
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I'm pretty sure they will at least end up removing all the games obtained this way. You know EA isn't going to let all that sweet $$$ just slide by. Everyone already hates EA from everything I read.

It's not $$$, because again, those people were not going to buy those games anyways. It only happened because they were free. When price hits 0, quantity demanded is virtually unlimited. Ea is not "losing money" on purchases that never would have occurred in the first place.
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The code is legit and can only be used once, until someone figured out how to exploit it.
I'm pretty sure that if you are the only one who did this, you will get banned, but are they gonna ban all those who used the exploit? We will see, EA is famous for banning people without any reason.
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It's not $$$, because again, those people were not going to buy those games anyways. It only happened because they were free. When price hits 0, quantity demanded is virtually unlimited. Ea is not "losing money" on purchases that never would have occurred in the first place.

Bandwidth and power distributing 100,000 games are free.
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