Taking the term “forum Nazi” to the next level, EA has started banning accounts, not only across forums, but also across its games to prevent people from abusing on their official forums. And what’s worse is that their filter is pretty screwed up penalizing the wrong person at times. As reported on The Escapist forums, a user by the name of MaximumTacos got his EA account banned simply because someone hurled abuses at him on the EA forums. That’s right, this guy was the recipient of some not so pleasant words and he’s the one penalized simply because the dude abusing him left his username at the end of the post.
This situation = FUBAR
Now he faces a permaban (permanent ban) across Battlefield 3 as well as Bad Company 2, even though both those games were purchased by him – legitimately. It’s really ironic that EA are busy banning people muttering abuses on their forums, while hackers run rampant in Battlefield 3 making life largely unpleasant for the rest of us.
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