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They can get 100,000 by Monday, I'm guessing.
 
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Buy a game knowing it had online only DRM... then be upset the game had online only DRM.... GENIUS!

Honestly, let the server issues solve themselves over the coming days and go play an awesome game. All services have hiccups, if my electric goes out for a day I don't expect them to pay my entire months bill for me. Same for the internet, water, or any other service you may have. There is going to be hiccups, people are going to be inconvenienced, and we all move on with our lives after the issues get fixed.

Anyways, I feel games that rely on the internet to play should be subscription based.
post #193 of 668
I find these issues to be no different than how Anno 2070 was after release.

For how long issues like this have riddled games in the past few years, I had expected more people to wait to make the buy. Never expect a game to be ready on release day. It's pure blasphemy anymore.
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post #194 of 668
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You messed the point of my post. The point is. EA is one of the worst companies in the history of the world. If the worst company in the history of the world offers refunds for its products, it might as well light the buildings on fire and move out of country. It is the worst company in the history of the world.

It beat out bank of america, who is evicting people illegally, for that prize.
We all know the worse company of all time is Paypal. If you don't know this then you will eventually, when they steal hundreds of dollars from you.
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You messed the point of my post. The point is. EA is one of the worst companies in the history of the world. If the worst company in the history of the world offers refunds for its products, it might as well light the buildings on fire and move out of country. It is the worst company in the history of the world.

It beat out bank of america, who is evicting people illegally, for that prize.

Pretty much proves anyone that voted for ea is an idiot who doesn't know anything other than video games in their own little world. Companies that caused widespread unemployment due to greed , evicted ppl from their homes, pollute are environment, manufacture weapons or in the case of PMCs actually kill ppl all were beaten by a company that creates crap to good games.

Keep crying about EA while banks take greedy unsafe investments with your money or while Exxon mobile destroys some village so they can drill for oil.
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One day EA will care about their customers.... One day...
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People can always resort to a chargeback if i'm not mistaken.
 
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They can get 100,000 by Monday, I'm guessing.

Not when no one wants to sign up. The Whitehouse gov website is bs, they know that most people are too lazy to sign up. Plus, EA probably pays the government to let EA bend the rules and screw the people who are dissatisfied with the product at hand. biggrin.gif
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Actually, the Whitehouse.gov petitions DID start an actual movement in the white house to do a complete 180 on the "no cell phone unlocking" clause that was being put into effect on the DMCA. They still have to take it through the legislative branch, but it's a pretty solid start.

Yes, signing up is a hassle at Whitehouse.gov, but that's why they only ask for 100,000 signatures, and not several million (ie, an actual significant proportion of the American population). If enough people signed that, I think you'd get some response.

I also want to say that while EA has screwed over millions of people lightly (the most they've ever done is steal $60-$300 from each person while providing mild home entertainment in the form of ridiculous headlines) most of the companies we really consider scumbags are the ones that pick targets, and then completely destroy lives making thousands of dollars in the process. I'm a little disturbed that people feel an entertainment company could really cause such public harm. Heck, to me, this is entertaining, considering apparently people are still dumb enough to buy from them.

But here's an example of a real scumbag: "Porn trolling" firms file copyright infringement against random people for illegally distributing pornography (random people who have done nothing). They aim for settlement, knowing that most of their high-profile targets can't risk the public humiliation of a trial about their usage of porn, and in many cases, also can't afford the lengthy legal process needed to win against a firm that knows just how broken copyright law is in the USA.

The fact that it's done pretty much at random, and is performed through the legal system, is really disturbing. At least if you get sued by the MPAA, it's for DOING something (which some consider to be wrong, with arguable merit)
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I want to play a fun game, not make a political statement about it.

You're perpetuating bad business practices. Get some conviction.
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Regardless of my frustration with EA and their push with Origin, I still bought and really enjoyed BF3.

That's great, but completely irrelevant. This isn't about whether the product is actually good, it's about the goings-on behind it and the attitude of the people behind it.
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Saying we're the reason DRM exists is purely ludicrous when EA obviously doesn't listen to consumers and hasn't for a long time regardless of sales.

Absolutely not. If people completely abstained from their games for half a year, do you think they'd still be doing the same thing? Even a month of absolutely no income would be a huge slap in the face.
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