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i insulted ea

boo hooo poor me

I see people sassing moderators on bad company 2, and then the admins kick them. Same deal, my 2c
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Edited by Draygonn - 3/10/11 at 11:30pm
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Funny, there's 700 comments on the Reddit post about this. All that needs to happen now is for one of the more major blogging sites to pick it up (if it already hasn't been) and EA will have a little bit of damage control to do.
oh no... 700 comments... out of how many people on the interwebs? out of how many people playing EA games? Rofl... drop in the bucket my friend.
    
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oh no... 700 comments... out of how many people on the interwebs? out of how many people playing EA games? Rofl... drop in the bucket my friend.
700 people isn't much but the Reddit user base tends to be very proactive( along the lines of psychotic sometimes) about things like this. They have gone so far as to get FBI investigations going on a person asking for donations ( it was shady as hell though). Reddit has an awful pack mentality that once a enough get rilled up about something they start to unleash and it takes a bit for them to cool down. I am sure a few gaming news websites have been flooded with emails about the situation and absurd amounts of blogspam about it.
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i insulted ea

boo hooo poor me

I see people sassing moderators on bad company 2, and then the admins kick them. Same deal, my 2c
Same deal? We're not talking about being kicked from a forum, we're talking about not being able to play the game you just spent $60 on.
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with all the piracy in the world and EA treats their honest customers like this? no wonder piracy goes up!

this is also why i choose to get games by RETAIL (aka go to a store like gamestop and order a box copy with a DVD in it) not from some digital distribution source that can literally destroy ur acc and any traces of ur stuffs anytime they wanted.
if i have the DVD, i can always play teh single player.

i can't jus stay away from EA though since the crysis franchise, my favorite games, are published by them.
A lot of games don't have that option. If a game uses Steamworks you are stuck using Steam (not that it is a bad thing) whether you bought a DVD at Fry's or not.

It baffles me that a couple people are jumping in and blindly supporting EA here. If they guy is making it up then fine, but in what bizarro world is it ok to stop someone from activating a game he bought b/c of comments made on a forum?
http://www.gamepur.com/news/3070-gam...on-age-ii.html
Yeah, this is going to be on all the gaming news/blogs tomorrow.

One last point, the mod confirms that game access CAN be affected by forum infractions:
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Originally Posted by Stanley Woo
2. EA Community bans come down from a different department and are the result of someone hitting the REPORT POST button. These bans can affect access to your game and/or DLC.

Edited by Mygaffer - 3/11/11 at 1:16am
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Been reading about people criticizing the game on their forums getting banned. Not very good publicity either way.
Seems legit to me. If you go into someones house and talk trash you are bound to get smacked. I'm sure if he criticized in a respectable way he wouldn't have been punished.

Respect garners respect. No respect given and none received.
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i think that this sounds petty and stupid, the way i see it you voiced your honest opinion on EA, should sue them under free speach or somet xD, plus you own those games with money you spent on them, whether you like EA or not does not change the fact those games are yours and not EA's
Edited by Hatakescreams - 3/11/11 at 1:44am
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
i insulted ea

boo hooo poor me

I see people sassing moderators on bad company 2, and then the admins kick them. Same deal, my 2c
Do you pay a fee to play on those servers? If you did, do you think it would be far for you to be banned at random, for an off-hand comment that wasn't even against the rules?

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Seems legit to me. If you go into someones house and talk trash you are bound to get smacked. I'm sure if he criticized in a respectable way he wouldn't have been punished.

Respect garners respect. No respect given and none received.
This is more like paying for a hotel room, complaining about the giant turd the maid left on your pillow, then having the manager kick you out, with no refund.
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I laugh so hard at the people who enjoy a corporate shafting, first Activision (CoD), then Sony, now EA.
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oh no... 700 comments... out of how many people on the interwebs? out of how many people playing EA games? Rofl... drop in the bucket my friend.
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700 people isn't much but the Reddit user base tends to be very proactive( along the lines of psychotic sometimes) about things like this. They have gone so far as to get FBI investigations going on a person asking for donations ( it was shady as hell though). Reddit has an awful pack mentality that once a enough get rilled up about something they start to unleash and it takes a bit for them to cool down. I am sure a few gaming news websites have been flooded with emails about the situation and absurd amounts of blogspam about it.
Ya, this is more of what I was getting at. Yes 700 is a very very tiny drop in the bucket. But it's also exponential. The more people that know about it, the more people find out about it. And like nutri said, some of those 700 people could be quite vocal.

Kotaku picked it up:http://kotaku.com/#!5780876/how-sayi...g-a-video-game
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