EA forum ban blocks Dragon Age 2 player

Written by David Hing

March 11, 2011 | 14:30

Tags: #dragon-age-2

Companies: #bioware #electronic-arts

A player is unable to install Dragon Age following a temporary ban from the BioWare community forums.

User v_ware claims he was banned for asking if Bioware had 'sold their souls to the EA devil'. The ban then locked him out of the Bioware Social Network, blocking him from being able to play Dragon Age 2. A Bioware Social Network account is required to install copies of the game from the EA Store.

'Now I've got a dead game for 50 euros,' said v_ware. 'Pity.'

BioWare community representative Stanley Woo stated that the ban was in response to a breach of the EA community rules and was a result of another user pressing the report post button.

'Consider it an added incentive to follow the rules you say you're going to follow,' said Mr Woo.

A BioWare community ban can last as little as 24 hours, but may last more.

This incident is similar to Blizzard banning Starcraft 2 players for cheating on their singleplayer campaigns. The major difference here is that there is no online component to Dragon Age 2, other than downloadable content.

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