EA Banning With The Best Of Them

30 Oct

Today Kotaku had an interesting link regarding EA’s supposed new forum ‘laws’:

“Your forum account will be directly tied to your Master EA Account, so if we ban you on the forums, you would be banned from the game as well since the login process is the same. And you’d actually be banned from your other EA games as well since its all tied to your account. So if you have SPORE and Red Alert 3 and you get yourself banned on our forums or in-game, well, your SPORE account would be banned to. It’s all one in the same, so I strongly recommend people play nice and act mature.”

Perhaps upset with the same old self-justifying banning going on all over the internet, EA has decided that if you run your mouth on their forums, you don’t get to play the games you bought.  Playing the games you bought is a privilege, one that EA can taketh away as it likes.  

Err, does that sound right?

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4 Responses to “EA Banning With The Best Of Them”

  1. Carl October 31, 2008 at 9:47 pm #

    The Mythic (I think it was Mythic…) big wig that made the statement that started the panic has apologized for his mistake. Forum bans don’t mean game bans.

  2. Duncan November 1, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    But of course, from now on every single time someone is banned from a game who happens to also speak on the forum; they are going to be wondering ‘perhaps it’s something I said on the forum’

    Hmmm…

  3. nickhalme November 1, 2008 at 12:35 am #

    Carl, the post was on the Red Alert 3 forums, by a community manager, as far as I know Mythic was not involved.

  4. Techni May 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    I think this is a great idea. It gives their comments more weight, it removes the whole impression that they are anonymous and can say whatever they want. They are given incentive to behave

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