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    EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    "To better represent all of EA's games and services".
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    I remember the nightmare that occurred when they switched over to Origin... glad I don't have a lot of product on this platform.
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    I wish they'd make up there minds what they want the service to be called ! And they are not exactly creating confidence in their steam copycat platform by changing what its called every few years, like guidoLS said when they changed it to Origin it caused enough problems last time.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Same, they used to put everything through Steam, a true game manager that encompassed everything from large communities, modding, sales and much much more.

    Now we have to live with a system heavy, extremely expensive, slow platform that sucks the life out of me when I try to use it.

    I promise, making me switch to that lost them money. I have never purchased anything from Origin and by the looks of things I never will.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Praetorian66 View Post
    Now we have to live with a system heavy, extremely expensive, slow platform that sucks the life out of me when I try to use it.

    I promise, making me switch to that lost them money. I have never purchased anything from Origin and by the looks of things I never will.
    This is indicative of a lot of peoples viewpoint. My experience has been that in most cases, it's a "toys out of pram" response due to the persons love of steam and fracturing of the marketplace.

    I am not sure I have had any Origin issues and I use it a fair amount, since day 1. Sure there are some things they could do better, sure they could provide more cloud storage but to call it system heavy and slow, while bigging up steam isn't exactly fair. Calling it expensive when Steam RRPs are just as bad isn't fair either. Both Stem and Origin (as well as uplay) keys are available fairly cheaply elsewhere

    Lets not forget, if Steam had been less greedy with fees, we probably wouldn't even have Origin and uPlay.
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    I only have a couple games on origin so this won't effect me much.

    Regarding Steam vs Origin my entire basis for opinion is how well they work. I have about 10 games on origin and for about 2 months after I bought it PVZ 2 would crash. Without fail after about 10 minutes. I couldn't work out what the issue was for love nor money. For Steam the only real issues I've had are co-op on Magicka when some of the people are on the same local network is a bit jenkball and Worms multiplayer is hit or miss. Not bad for a library in excess of 120 games.

    Would prefer no problems at all though
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Isn't this just simply a rename and not a full overhaul? They did this originally with the per-game accounts and converted them into Origin from what I can remember.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    How about EA fix origin as well. Very small program and hogs 100mb+ OR give us the ability to launch any battlefield game and have servers list in the game and have battlelog on a different tab. Instead of innificiently launching a browser to launch the game.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by TH3REDSP1R1T View Post
    How about EA fix origin as well. Very small program and hogs 100mb+ OR give us the ability to launch any battlefield game and have servers list in the game and have battlelog on a different tab. Instead of innificiently launching a browser to launch the game.
    One thing which really bugs me about Origin, is that unlike Steam, you can't re-install Windows and keep the games installed over the re-install.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Chugz View Post
    One thing which really bugs me about Origin, is that unlike Steam, you can't re-install Windows and keep the games installed over the re-install.
    Yes you can. I do it fairly often. Early in Origins past, I tried it with BF4 and it ended up downloading everything again but I have done it a number of times in the last year and it has download little to nothing. You just need to ensure you have setup the folders correctly first (just like with Steam).
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Yes you can. I do it fairly often. Early in Origins past, I tried it with BF4 and it ended up downloading everything again but I have done it a number of times in the last year and it has download little to nothing. You just need to ensure you have setup the folders correctly first (just like with Steam).
    Every time I've tried to do it, I've left the Origin folder on my separate games HDD, and re-installed Windows. After re-installing, I rename the original Origin folder, install Origin and set it up correctly; then replace the new folder with my old one. It ends up wiping out all of my old games; despite them being in the folder.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    I install origin to a different drive also but after reinstalling always have to go into origins settings and set the install folder correctly. Then when you choose to install a game it completes pretty much instantly and is available to play.
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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I am not sure I have had any Origin issues and I use it a fair amount, since day 1. Sure there are some things they could do better, sure they could provide more cloud storage but to call it system heavy and slow, while bigging up steam isn't exactly fair.
    Totally agree - there was an Origin update Feb/March that actually makes it pretty responsive and certainly as nice an experience as Steam (at least for my limited EA purchases). Oh, and don't forget the free games too - playing Zuma's Revenge at the moment and enjoying it.
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Lets not forget, if Steam had been less greedy with fees, we probably wouldn't even have Origin and uPlay.
    In that case I'm going to curse Valve for all eternity for unleashing that digital abortion that is uPlay, (of which I can find nothing good to say).
    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Regarding Steam vs Origin my entire basis for opinion is how well they work. I have about 10 games on origin and for about 2 months after I bought it PVZ 2 would crash. Without fail after about 10 minutes. I couldn't work out what the issue was for love nor money.
    That's strange because I know a few people playing the Android version of PvZ2 (me included) who've had "fun" with it locking up or suddenly deciding it didn't want to cooperate. It's almost as if there's some file in the install that gets borked - I've got a fix that works for me for that snafu.
    Quote Originally Posted by TH3REDSP1R1T View Post
    How about EA fix origin as well. Very small program and hogs 100mb+ OR give us the ability to launch any battlefield game and have servers list in the game and have battlelog on a different tab. Instead of innificiently launching a browser to launch the game.
    Yes, the whole BF3/4 Battlelog lash-up is, to be polite, amateurish.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Lets not forget, if Steam had been less greedy with fees, we probably wouldn't even have Origin and uPlay.
    When you count in the amount of money going for upkeep of origin/uplay, servers, bandwith, support.. I don't think that those 30% that valve asks is THAT BIG of a deal. Let's be real, they wanted to do what VALVE did, but failed. It's not about valve having large cut for their game.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    Makes sense
    The more one seeks, the more one finds and so you realise there is a lot more to be found.

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    Re: EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts in the coming weeks

    EA Accounts to replace Origin Accounts ...
    You say pot-ay-to and I say pot-ah-to??

    No?

    I don't have a dog in this race, since the chances of me having either is worse than that of me having a Steam a/c, and the chances of that are about the same as a snowball's chances of surviving on the surface of the sun.

    But it sounds to me like a simple branding exercise.

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