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EA Forum Bans Still Earning Game Bans?

Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports hearing from players banned from playing Battlefield 3 and other EA games after being banned from the EA forums. This recalls an incident earlier this year where a player found himself locked out of playing Dragon Age II after being banned for misconduct on the BioWare forums. These bans were later lifted by EA who explained it was an error. Now they tell the tale of a few different similar incidents indicating the same policy is still being enforced. The story has an update showing EA's email response to a user explaining his "account will no longer be accessible in any way, and all property, items, and characters associated currently are or will soon be deleted," and they have reached out to EA for a further explanation. Here's their description of how he earned the ban:

Then we heard from James, whose tale is even more extraordinary. He has been permanently banned for using the word “e-peen”. (For those unfamiliar, this is short for “electronic penis”, and tends to be used to suggest someone is egotistically willy-waving.) However, he did not even introduce the word. It was in reply to someone else who’d said it, and responded, “Ah, back to the e-peen talk.” He was originally told this ban would be for 72 hours, but on Saturday received an email informing him that it was now to be a permanent ban from his Origin account, with no further explanation given. It was added that the matter was “now closed”. And, as ever, EA’s live chat and customer support are refusing to help him in any way. He’s also been told that his BF3 characters and levels will be deleted.

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43. Re: EA Forum Bans Still Earning Game Bans? Nov 14, 2011, 17:30 Agent.X7
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 14, 2011, 16:54:
Well, right at the start of their article they say this:

We are receiving information from a number of gamers who have received forum bans for a variety of reasons who are finding they’re unable to play Battlefield 3 (or indeed any other game tied into the EA user account), and worse, when they try to contact EA for help sorting this out, they are either ignored or told it’s tough. So what’s going on?

So maybe that's why they are putting so much weight in James' story, because they also have many more like his, judging from their second paragraph.

Do you know how many cheating bastards play BF3? I wouldn't doubt that you could find thousands of people who have had their accounts banned because of cheating in multiple games. And I sincerely doubt that any of them would actually man up and tell the truth about why they got banned. They'd all claim to be wronged by EA, even though they know they deserved it.

I'm not saying that it isn't possible that it happened just the way James says it did. I'm saying it's piss poor journalism to post what someone tells you in an email as fact with no proof. Oh, shit, gotta run, the aliens just landed on my roof! Please tell the Times and have them report it!
 
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