Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts

EA is sending out notices to Origin users saying their Origin accounts will soon become EA accounts. This apparently brings no changes other than the rebranding and remessaging, as they say: "Your account identity, preferences, and order history will remain unchanged. You will continue to use this account and the same login credentials to access all EA games, web sites, and services, including Origin." This is not the first time they've done this, as there are many of us with Origin announces that began as EA Download Manager accounts, so in some ways this process has come full circle.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 22, 2015, 11:05
Verno
 
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 22, 2015, 11:05
Jul 22, 2015, 11:05
 Verno
 
I got the same email:

In the coming weeks your Origin Account will be renamed to an EA Account to better represent all of EA's games and services. Your account identity, preferences, and order history will remain unchanged.

Here's the one I got in 2012 for the LOL:

The name of your EA account has changed. Going forward, your EA account will be called an Origin account. Your login and password are the same, and all EA account information is in your Origin account.

Make up your mind.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 12:09
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 12:09
Jul 20, 2015, 12:09
 
Out of curiosity for those wondering, I got an email today from EA about my Origin account being transferred over... the main takeaway:

"In the coming weeks your Origin Account will be renamed to an EA Account to better represent all of EA's games and services."
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 11:34
El Pit
 
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 11:34
Jul 20, 2015, 11:34
 El Pit
 
Slick wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 08:42:
you're kidding right? you know how much 10 GB of data to upload costs on a commercial scale? tenths of a cent. you think that this cost is higher than going from 33% profit, to 3% profit? you think that steam's storefront is worth 90 percent of your profits?

something tells me you weren't good at math in school

Exactly. Because that Origin platform programmed and updates itself, just like Steam... No guys working on it, no expenses, nothing.

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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 09:30
Verno
 
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 09:30
Jul 20, 2015, 09:30
 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 23:28:
Every time they do this they fuck up my account somehow. I already have 3 or 4 accounts with them because of this crap. I'm sure I'll need to start a 5th now if I ever play an EA game off Steam again.

That bit me too, when they finally amalgamated all of their old accounts across various services I had somehow accrued 8 of them. Now if I could get Origin to ever remember my username and password so I don't have to get it emailed constantly. Every reboot it seems to forget it. I loaded it up on a VM and similar behavior there.

With Origin, when I was downloading the DAI trial, I was getting up to 7MB/s which is basically above the physical limit of my connection. They must have excellent proxy/cache setups.

Origin has a well known, long running bug where it over estimates your downstream speeds. At one point it was displaying that a higher downstream than my ISP profile would even allow.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 09:15
Dev
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 09:15
Jul 20, 2015, 09:15
Dev
 
Slick wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 05:33:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:07:
EA seems to still be fighting with Steam over the fact that they don't want to pay Valve 30% of DLC sold on Steam, that they feel that it's their software selling the DLC and not the service. Don't see that being a winning strategy, but they're free to be stubborn.

not having to pay a competitor %30 of gross... (much higher than %30 of profits), you don't see that as a winning strategy?

So if it cost you $10 to develop a game, and your sales are $15, then you have a %33 profit margin. If you put it on steam, it goes from %33 to %3 profits. Or from $5 to 45 cents. I'd say that's a good enough reason to sell your own damn games.

Unless you really really like the idea of handing the lion's share of all your hard work to your biggest competitor Rolleyes

They'd only miss out on some profit for those steam sales. They can still get sales through origin too if they release on both platforms. Valve was just saying if they sell DLC, it had to be made available in both places, not just 1 place.
Question really is, do they they think they'd make more on the volume selling on steam vs selling only on origin. They've chosen origin only so far for some things.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 08:42
Slick
 
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 08:42
Jul 20, 2015, 08:42
 Slick
 
you're kidding right? you know how much 10 GB of data to upload costs on a commercial scale? tenths of a cent. you think that this cost is higher than going from 33% profit, to 3% profit? you think that steam's storefront is worth 90 percent of your profits?

something tells me you weren't good at math in school
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 05:41
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 05:41
Jul 20, 2015, 05:41
 
Slick wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 05:33:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:07:
EA seems to still be fighting with Steam over the fact that they don't want to pay Valve 30% of DLC sold on Steam, that they feel that it's their software selling the DLC and not the service. Don't see that being a winning strategy, but they're free to be stubborn.

not having to pay a competitor %30 of gross... (much higher than %30 of profits), you don't see that as a winning strategy?

So if it cost you $10 to develop a game, and your sales are $15, then you have a %33 profit margin. If you put it on steam, it goes from %33 to %3 profits. Or from $5 to 45 cents. I'd say that's a good enough reason to sell your own damn games.

Unless you really really like the idea of handing the lion's share of all your hard work to your biggest competitor Rolleyes

You must of forgot it costs a lot to run your own online store/services similar to what steam has which is what origin is....
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 05:33
Slick
 
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 05:33
Jul 20, 2015, 05:33
 Slick
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:07:
EA seems to still be fighting with Steam over the fact that they don't want to pay Valve 30% of DLC sold on Steam, that they feel that it's their software selling the DLC and not the service. Don't see that being a winning strategy, but they're free to be stubborn.

not having to pay a competitor %30 of gross... (much higher than %30 of profits), you don't see that as a winning strategy?

So if it cost you $10 to develop a game, and your sales are $15, then you have a %33 profit margin. If you put it on steam, it goes from %33 to %3 profits. Or from $5 to 45 cents. I'd say that's a good enough reason to sell your own damn games.

Unless you really really like the idea of handing the lion's share of all your hard work to your biggest competitor Rolleyes

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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 02:05
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 02:05
Jul 20, 2015, 02:05
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 20:58:
Never touch EA or Origin crap

Im with you on this one. I can't remember the last time I purchased an EA game. I think it was Mass Effect 2, or Dragon Age Origins...In any case, Im not going near EA or Origin and so far nothing they have released in the past few years has tempted me even a little bit.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 01:53
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 01:53
Jul 20, 2015, 01:53
 
That didn't last long. Maybe they'll just give up and finally put ME3 on Steam. I might actually play it finally.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 20, 2015, 00:51
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 00:51
Jul 20, 2015, 00:51
 
nin wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 23:33:
You don't have to out run the bear, you just have to out run the other guy.


Yep. And EA does the absolute bear (badum psshh!) minimum to stay ahead. If they'd just put some actual money into their stupid platform, they could easily make it better than Steam, but like everything else done by EA, it's just half-assed.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 23:33
nin
 
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Jul 19, 2015, 23:33
 nin
 
Creston wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 23:09:
Rhett wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 17:39:
"At least it's not UPlay!" ™

No kidding. And coincidentally (??), ever since Ubisoft has started sucking ass so much again, EA hasn't done shit to Origin anymore. I guess they figure that as long as UPlay sits out there stinking the joint up, nobody smells their slightly sour funk.

You don't have to out run the bear, you just have to out run the other guy.

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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 23:28
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 23:28
Jul 19, 2015, 23:28
 
Every time they do this they fuck up my account somehow. I already have 3 or 4 accounts with them because of this crap. I'm sure I'll need to start a 5th now if I ever play an EA game off Steam again.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 23:09
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 23:09
Jul 19, 2015, 23:09
 
Rhett wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 17:39:
"At least it's not UPlay!" ™

No kidding. And coincidentally (??), ever since Ubisoft has started sucking ass so much again, EA hasn't done shit to Origin anymore. I guess they figure that as long as UPlay sits out there stinking the joint up, nobody smells their slightly sour funk.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 22:45
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 22:45
Jul 19, 2015, 22:45
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 22:09:
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:52:
I got nothin' but a gut feeling about it, but it seems to me that EA is distancing itself from Origin as its primary sales platform recently. I half expect that we'll start seeing EA games back on Steam and GOG sooner rather than later.
That would surprise me. I really don't think they've lost any sales from Origin. Certainly not enough to negate any gains from not having to pay Valve anything.

EA is a very well known publisher, and their games as well known too. If you want an EA game on the PC, you know exactly where to go to get it already.

Yeah and it's not like they have given the impression as if they were ever desperately struggling for more attention to Origin. There were no massive sales or discounts. Nothing at all that would indicate they were desperate. Quite the contrary. Origin is probably BY FAR the most expensive gaming platform, especially EA's own catalogue.
They still don't do bundles and keep games and DLC strictly separated. DLC is never discounted so even if a game is on sale you will still bleed hard if you want the complete edition. Would they do that if they were seriously desperate to compete with other publishers that actually *do* bundles, GOTYs and complete editions? Hardly.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 22:09
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 22:09
Jul 19, 2015, 22:09
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:52:
I got nothin' but a gut feeling about it, but it seems to me that EA is distancing itself from Origin as its primary sales platform recently. I half expect that we'll start seeing EA games back on Steam and GOG sooner rather than later.
That would surprise me. I really don't think they've lost any sales from Origin. Certainly not enough to negate any gains from not having to pay Valve anything.

EA is a very well known publisher, and their games as well known too. If you want an EA game on the PC, you know exactly where to go to get it already.
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Jul 19, 2015, 21:38
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Jul 19, 2015, 21:38
 
Moog wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 11:19:
If only my Origin account could turn into a Steam account!

I fucking hate Origin... that piece of shite forgets my login details every fucking time it patches!
Had that problem a year or so ago until I fully uninstalled origin, and wiped the registry keys. No problems after that. On the otherhand, I'm starting to dislike Steam because of the complete shit tier level support. Twice now I've gotten responses in russian. For all the whining about origin/ea/whatever they've got some amazing tech support.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 21:06
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 21:06
Jul 19, 2015, 21:06
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:52:
I got nothin' but a gut feeling about it, but it seems to me that EA is distancing itself from Origin as its primary sales platform recently.

Well, primary sales platform on PC, yes, but overall EA is only making about 20% of its revenue from PC/browser games. Mobile is almost on par with PC now at 17% and consoles lead the pack with 60%.
The Origin brand is really only known to PC gamers, i.e. only a fraction of EA's customers. Many console/mobile gamers have probably never heard of Origin or at least don't know that Origin = EA.
My guess is that EA is just trying to unify things again so people across all platforms just have an EA account and do not get confused by the whole "requires an Origin account" stuff if a console/mobile peasant stumbles into the PC Holy Land.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 21:00
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Jul 19, 2015, 21:00
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:52:
* although given that its EA, I probably should have been

At the very least, do what I do - wait to see the reviews, if they're good, or the game gets meaningful patches over time, just snag the console version once it hits the bargain bin or a Black Friday sale.
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
Jul 19, 2015, 20:58
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Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 19, 2015, 20:58
Jul 19, 2015, 20:58
 
Never touch EA or Origin crap
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