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Origin Bans No Longer Cover Solo Play

A new Electronic Arts Account Suspension Policy indicates that being forum-banned from EA's Origin service will no longer result in being prevented from playing single-player games (thanks Blend Games). Here's word:

If you find yourself with a disabled account, please note that you can still play EA games in single-player mode. For PC games you will need to enable Origin's offline mode to play games with a disabled account. Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline.

If your account has been disabled, please follow the instructions in this article if you wish to appeal the action.

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40. Re: Origin Bans No Longer Cover Solo Play Apr 18, 2012, 08:51 Verno
 
I wasn't asking you to trust them with your money. I wasn't even suggesting you buy the games. I was suggesting that your comment that you weren't "missing out" on them was incorrect. You used the phrase in such a way as to dismiss them as being not worth playing:
"If that means I never play BF3 or ME3, then so be it. From what I've read, I'm not missing anything worth worrying about. "
I was simply correcting you on that point - the games are worth worrying about. Or, more specifically, worth playing. If you still have objections to Origin, or you are still wary of them after the troubles you went through, fine, those are valid reasons to not want to buy them. But those reasons are fine on their own, dismissing the games as not "worth" it is just wrong. The games themselves are (mostly) great.

There is nothing wrong with his attitude, he can say they aren't worth the hassle and so be it. That's really his gain or loss, there is nothing wrong with the rationale as its inherently subjective. For whatever reason the games aren't appealing, telling him they're great and hes missing out is just a sideways way of saying that you like these games and don't get why he won't give them a chance.

There are a lot of games other people might consider worthwhile that I never bothered with because of problems surrounding the release or the company behind the product. It wasn't worth the hassle or time considering as you pointed out all gaming is supposed to be a leisure activity.
 
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