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Jul 28, 2016, 19:57
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I actually don't mind the EA client that much. I mean, I wish I could do without it, but it doesn't seem that much worse than other digital storefronts. While it did have a very rough start, these days I don't find its usability that much worse than Steam (which, admittedly, is not that high a bar to cross; Steam itself is pretty awful).

Having said that, I wish they offered a text-only list of games; scrolling through tiles is fine if you have five or ten games but once your collection starts getting bigger than that it can be troublesome finding the "box art" that represents the game you are interested in.

Oh, and they really need to work on letting you back-up/archive downloaded games; for those of us on slow or metered connections, that lack is really painful (there is a kludge involving manually zipping up the game-directory, but it is complicated and doesn't always work).

On the other hand, the need to re-enter your credentials every time the client updated was fixed about a year ago. At least, that's when Origin stopped bugging me about it after every upgrade. I haven't had to retype my origin password into the program for a loooong time.

Oh, and for God's sake, EA, finally get the stick out of your ass and put your new games back on Steam again. If I don't see it on Steam, it might as well not exist; I certainly am not going to open Origin to look for it. I'm fairly sure you lose more sales because you lack presence on Steam than ever you lose from Valve's 30% cut.
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Jul 28, 2016, 16:49
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It's a schizophrenic design is the problem, nothing is laid out sensibly and it looks like a mix between Adobe Air crap and a college students first UX project. It also does a terrible job of both discoverability and execution for its various sub functions (many of which are half assed).

A redesign is totally welcome IMO.
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Jul 28, 2016, 14:57
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I don't really mind the current design. It's clean and lets me get to my games with a single click.

Although I load Steam at launch, it's not really a problem to load up Origin when I want to play something. Not sure where all the hate comes from.
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Jul 28, 2016, 10:24
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Jul 28, 2016, 10:24
 
Moog wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 09:34:
The only thing EA could do to improve Origin for me is to transfer my games to Steam and shoot Origin in the head!

Fuck Origin.
Fuck having to hunt out my login details every time that POS patches.
Txt file with name and password on the desktop works just fine until they patch that HORRIBLENESS.
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The only thing EA could do to improve Origin for me is to transfer my games to Steam and shoot Origin in the head!

Fuck Origin.
Fuck having to hunt out my login details every time that POS patches.
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