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Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues

This post and this one on the BioWare Social Network have complaints from players encountering errors when attempting to play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. Most of this seems to involve being told they require an "online pass," which does not exist for the PC version of the game, as it is used as a way of combating used console game sales. There are also indications that those who own the From Ashes DLC are not even able to play the game in singleplayer mode. There are posts from players claiming they've been told BioWare is working on the problem. Thanks Mark.

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17. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 13:13 Quicksilver
 
CrushBug wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:15:
The message is of course incorrect and could be saying "I like turtles." for all that it means. It is choking on some server messaging and this has nothing to do with DRM or the like. Once we wrangle the errant server under control those affected will be able to play again. Thankfully it isn't affecting many customers, but we almost have it all resolved at this time.

Any plans to include some kind of latency measurement in game? It would be nice to be able to check everyone's lag so I would know a bad connection is the reason my teammate is skipping across the map and not some other weird bug.
 
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16. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 10:20 everyone
 
nin wrote on May 4, 2012, 09:44:
Or just stop buying shit on Origin. That's a much better plan.
Never happens with any other game download services, of course. Nooo...
 
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15. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 09:44 nin
 

Also, anyone who can't play single-player should probably try offline mode. Gear icon - go offline.


Or just stop buying shit on Origin. That's a much better plan.


 
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14. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 08:54 Verno
 
necrosis wrote on May 4, 2012, 08:18:
Wish they could also fix the inability to connect when you launch ME2.

Every time I launch the game it gives me a "can't connect to EA's servers" and a OK button THAT DOES NOTHING. I have to wait 3-5 min for it to go away before I get the menu. Then miraculously when I click connect it connects.

Go to options and disable EA Online or whatever its called. Then it will just launch into the main menu without any pauses (other than the Steam overlay hiccup). You can still load saves with DLC and whatnot even with it disabled.
 
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13. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 08:18 necrosis
 
Wish they could also fix the inability to connect when you launch ME2.

Every time I launch the game it gives me a "can't connect to EA's servers" and a OK button THAT DOES NOTHING. I have to wait 3-5 min for it to go away before I get the menu. Then miraculously when I click connect it connects.
 
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12. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 02:34 Tanto Edge
 
Hmm, I'm sure a pirated version of the game would run fine.  
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11. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 01:51 entr0py
 
Origin now greets you with this message:

"Origin is currently experiencing issues with the download service. We're aware of this issue, and are working to resolve it as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later."

Also, anyone who can't play single-player should probably try offline mode. Gear icon - go offline.
 
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10. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 4, 2012, 00:24 Creston
 
It is choking on some server messaging and this has nothing to do with DRM or the like

Then why can't people play single player? What server does it need to connect to for single player?

*crickets*

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9. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 22:21 LordB3ta
 
Good thing I gave up playing this weeks (or is it months?) ago. It was too buggy, my Shep kept falling through floors, enemies disappeared but kept shooting, invulnerable enemies, impassible invisible walls and crashes at cut scenes and I actually payed for it. I haven't seen this many problems with a game since I pirated games in the 90's. What the hell EA, is this how you treat your paying customers?  
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8. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:56 nin
 
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:32:
Jivaro wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:19:
But I do like turtles.

Yeah, Derek! Lay off the turtles! What have they ever done to EA?

And Cutter wins post of the day!

 
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7. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:48 Pete
 
This happened to me yesterday, I am a sad turtle. Hopefully this is resolved "soon".  
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6. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:42 NegaDeath
 
Krogan look like turtles  
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5. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:32 Cutter
 
Jivaro wrote on May 3, 2012, 21:19:
But I do like turtles.

Yeah, Derek! Lay off the turtles! What have they ever done to EA?
 
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4. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:19 Jivaro
 
But I do like turtles.  
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3. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 21:15  CrushBug 
 
The message is of course incorrect and could be saying "I like turtles." for all that it means. It is choking on some server messaging and this has nothing to do with DRM or the like. Once we wrangle the errant server under control those affected will be able to play again. Thankfully it isn't affecting many customers, but we almost have it all resolved at this time.  
Derek French
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2. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 20:43 NegaDeath
 
Stay classy Bioware/EA  
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1. Re: Mass Effect 3 Connection Issues May 3, 2012, 20:30 Tumbler
 
Ooo, you look like a pirate, we can't let you play.
I'm not a pirate, I'm using origin too. Why do you think I'm a pirate?
Let's see your online pass sir.
My what?

Take em away boys!
 
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