Mikus_Aurelius wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 10:59: I don't mind always on DRM that much. I probably won't play til the weekend anyway. I know some people do and they're welcome to that opinion. I'm not trying to start a fight there.
I do mind a program scanning my hard drive and sending the info to EA. I was under the impression that there are ways to make sure Origin doesn't see anything on my HD and reports back a blank to EA.
You can add the origin servers to your host file, but that obviously negates downloading. (so you'd do it after the download was completed) Plus, you have to play on EA's server anyway, so I'm not sure that blocking Origin is really going to make much of a difference.