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EA retracts Dragon Age 2 user ban

EA retracts Dragon Age 2 user ban

EA has apologised for a system glitch which caused one user to be locked out of Dragon Age 2.

Electronic Arts has retracted the Bioware Social Network ban on a user who questioned if Bioware had 'sold their souls to the EA devil'.

As we wrote on Friday, the forum ban then rippled through Electronic Arts' DRM system and blocked user v_ware from being able to play Dragon Age 2 at all.

'Now I've got a dead game for 50 euros,' said v_ware at the time.

Despite the fact that moderators repeatedly told v_ware that the ban was not a mistake and that the Dragon Age 2 block was in accordance with the terms of service, EA now claims that the extent of the block was a mistake.

'Unfortunately, there was an error in the system that accidentally suspended your entire EA account.' EA's Senior Director of Customer Support, Boyd Beasley, wrote. 'Immediately upon learning of the glitch, we have restored the entire account and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused while accessing other areas of the EA service.'

EA continues to stand by the forum ban itself however, which lasted 72 hours and was issued on account of 'inappropriate language', according to RPS.

Check our Dragon Age 2 review for more information on the game itself, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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stonedsurd 14th March 2011, 12:48 Quote
Can't say he was too far off the mark. I haven't played either game but no one that I know was too happy with Dragon Age II.
Denis_iii 14th March 2011, 13:54 Quote
After seeing Angry Joe's review I'm not surprised they questioned if Bioware had 'sold their souls to the EA devil'.
http://www.youtube.com/user/AngryJoeShow#p/u/0/UuEamLsr8Qk
Bungletron 14th March 2011, 14:02 Quote
What is 'inappropriate language'? Do we have the full transcript of the post?
Skiddywinks 14th March 2011, 14:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bungletron
What is 'inappropriate language'? Do we have the full transcript of the post?

"Devil", I would imagine.
Kiytan 14th March 2011, 14:09 Quote
That sounds much more reasonable, temp forum ban is fair enough (bit of an overreaction imo, but it's their forums) But a whole account ban is silly.
Bungletron 14th March 2011, 14:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
"Devil", I would imagine.

Easy now, don't make me report you...
Skiddywinks 14th March 2011, 14:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bungletron
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
"Devil", I would imagine.

Easy now, don't make me report you...

Oh God, please, I take it back! I didn't mean it!
Guinevere 14th March 2011, 15:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
Oh God

You've only gone and done it again!
fingerbob69 14th March 2011, 15:24 Quote
Jesus, Skiddywinks! Watch the language there!
Bungletron 14th March 2011, 15:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by fingerbob69
Jesus, Skiddywinks!

Will these appalling displays of blasphemy never cease? There are ladies present, oh the humanity...
maximus09 14th March 2011, 15:45 Quote
lol, thanks guys you just brightened up my day. Praise the lord!

Maybe EA has some rules restricting religious words/names on their forum? I knew that either the ban on the account must have been a mistake or they actually meant it and reversed the decision because it was getting too much hype.
thehippoz 14th March 2011, 18:24 Quote
yeah shafting a paying customer is not how to get a following.. the customer is always right xD

there is too much buttsecks in this game though.. the angryjoe review hit it on the head perfectly- the devs had to be sweet in the pants.. also in the first one I spent a lot of time building team synergy with equipment and skills, custom tactics so that each filled the role- the trinity tank/healer/damage

this one is a lot like mass effect 2- they took out the option to put armor onto companions so building characters unique to be the best at a damage/control isn't an option- the gameplay tends to lean towards more hybrid gameplay.. the thing I do like about it is money isn't as easy to rack up until you get the bonus for more money dropped from mobs.. so you just can't buy anything you want (was so rich in dao- after while money didn't mean anything)

still haven't finished it.. the gameplay is good though- you can mix it up a bit more and still stomp anything.. like my healer also is a damage dealer- seems you don't need a really solid taunting tank.. can add more damage there too- only way to increase threat generation is through the weapon or shield though (other than talents)

it's more limited but fun.. then again dao was great until you added the dlc- which made it easier than cake.. guess it's hard to make a game that's fun for everyone and throwing buttsecks into your face everyone five minutes gets one section of the market- keeping the customization down makes it fun for the console gamers..

not a bad game though there's some memorable parts =] a lot of them below the belt
sausages 15th March 2011, 06:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bungletron
Will these appalling displays of blasphemy never cease? There are ladies present, oh the humanity...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3483643965_1ed14ccec2.jpg
Dreaming 15th March 2011, 10:45 Quote
In another related dragon age 2 story:

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/g3td7/dragon_age_2_conspiracy_highest_rated_metacritic/

think its probably worth a mention, hey wasn't there a job going for a news writer? ;)
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