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Crysis 3 Crisis Averted

The Terms of Service for the new Crysis 3 open beta includes language about banning players for not reporting bugs, recalling the recently quelled controversy over the SimCity beta ToS threating a mab from all EA games for failure to report bugs. This new End-User License Agreement issue apparently has the same resolution as the previous one, as games.on.net notes a tweet explaining: "We did - it was baked into the Beta before we realized it had the 'Bug Ban' clause. We aren't enforcing that." They also link a follow-up tweet saying: "We'll be releasing a blog post about that soon, but for now rest assured we aren't banning players for finding bugs." So we now know why EULAs and ToSes are so lengthy: Even the people making the games can't be bothered to read the crap they let their lawyers stuff into them.

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16. Re: Crysis 3 Crisis Averted Jan 30, 2013, 13:30 NKD
 
People who get worked up over EULAs need to calm the fuck down. Like Beamer said, EULAs are the domain of lawyers, written by lawyers, FOR lawyers. It says "End User" but they don't care if we read it, and they don't expect us to read it.

When it comes to bannination and other types of rule enforcement, these guys always have an entirely different internal document typically written by the head of the community team that outlines rules and punishments.

And they don't refer back to the EULA in writing these, because they don't want to try and parse that bullshit either. They refer back to some template they used before, or someone elses set of rules.
 
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