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Old 07-17-11, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Origin to Delete games after 24 months without login

Well nothing big tbh..i am sure we all would login at least once in 2 years...but a bit silly for Origin to hide it in the T&C

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"Paid DLC, and serial codes for your games (AKA your right to use the game) are "Entitlements" and will be deleted after 2 years, according to this agreement."
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Old 07-17-11, 02:16 AM   #2
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Does Steam have something like this?
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Old 07-17-11, 04:25 AM   #3
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Does Steam have something like this?
I think Steam's version is basically if you screw around with the services then yea...they will terminate your account.

This could be things like doing fraud.

Other than that...steam does not do things like this.
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Old 07-17-11, 09:47 AM   #4
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Just another reason not to use Origin. Steam is the superior service.
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Old 07-17-11, 04:32 PM   #5
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just login once a year
or if you download something, just keep the installer backed up.
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Old 07-17-11, 06:36 PM   #6
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Origin is really a horrible service. The current client and service is pretty much useless. It's not something that "just works".
The Origin "service" has been around for years, only it was called the EA downloader, and it's always worked fine for me. What part of it are you having problems with?

Personally I like it better than Steam, because once I download and install my game I never have to even use Origin again. The only time I ever run the service is to reinstall or buy something new.
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Old 07-17-11, 06:41 PM   #7
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The Origin "service" has been around for years, only it was called the EA downloader, and it's always worked fine for me. What part of it are you having problems with?

Personally I like it better than Steam, because once I download and install my game I never have to even use Origin again. The only time I ever run the service is to reinstall or buy something new.
Unless I am misunderstanding the OP, by not logging in once every 2 years EA can revoke your liscense for your copy of the game rendering it not playable.

So your claim about never having to use it again is false. Because if you don't ever use it again, you'll lose your liscense to the game and thus wont be able to play your game.
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Old 07-17-11, 06:55 PM   #8
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Default Re: Origin to Delete games after 24 months without login

You guys need to relax. The chances of this are minimal as almost ALL EA games have you logging into your account, this also includes the Bioware accounts now. (Even PSN ids now?) From what I hear it's just their in case they do need to purge accounts not doing anything. IE someone who has passed away... This is important for security reasons. You can't retain user info forever when an account becomes inactive. Unfortunately. If you can't delete personal information without losing the entitlements.

I've been using EA Downloader since it came out, no problems what so ever. I'll still continue to buy the Big EA games there if Steam isn't offering anything better. Plus it looks like BF3 isn't coming to Steam.
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Old 07-17-11, 09:00 PM   #9
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You don't have to revoke game ownership or delete a dormant account in order to lock it down for security purposes.
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Default Re: Origin to Delete games after 24 months without login

I dunno. Facebook cops a lot of flak for retaining user data closed and inactive accounts.

Whatever the case, I'd hope they would send an email before anything happens. No one is away from email for more than 2 years at a time these days are they?
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Old 07-18-11, 02:05 AM   #11
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Default Re: Origin to Delete games after 24 months without login

That's really lame if you have to log in once and a while. I think I went without using my steam account for somewhere around 29 months, if I would have lost my games I would have been pissed.

Glad I don't own any origin games.
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Old 07-18-11, 04:59 AM   #12
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WoW is a bigger database for sure...or battle.net/etc...includes sc2...they don't de-activate accounts/delete ure profile if ure in-active.
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