Is It EA Policy For Forum Bans To Affect Gaming On Origin?

So EA has given a statement to RPS in response to their report the other day that getting banned on the EA forums will prevent you from playing games on Origin. The statement is almost frightening in that it doesn’t seem to address the issue at all. Read this:

With every game and service EA offers, we take the satisfaction of our customers very seriously. We discourage cheating and strive to maintain a high level of integrity in both our games and our forums. Therefore when someone violates our Terms of Service, we are forced to take actions that can include suspensions and other measures. We do not take those decisions lightly – however the integrity of our services and the satisfaction of our customers requires a clear set of rules.

We have listened to our customers and are planning a policy update which will include more equitable rules on suspensions – we want to make sure the time fits the crime. As with all technology updates, these changes take some time to implement. Meanwhile, we urge any user with a question about suspensions or our policies to please contact us at (866) 543-5435 so we can address their specific situation.

This seems to indicate that, yes, it was EA policy to enforce forum bans in Origin games. Perhaps they’re going to change that, or maybe they aren’t. In the meantime, I would suggest you stay far away from the EA forums. Nothing good can come of hanging out there, apparently.

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1 Comment on Is It EA Policy For Forum Bans To Affect Gaming On Origin?


On November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

Yeah EA banning users form their games has been the case as far back as 2004-2005 with emails/accounts tied to game log ins such as Battlefield 2 and other games and that are also tied to the EA Forums.

I don’t understand why this keeps getting reported about Origin, other than to deliberately deter new people away from EA and Origin and their forums. That’s probably a good thing. Because EA is not going to change much, its been the policy in stone the last 7 years.