Illustration for article titled EA: Getting Banned In Forums Does Not Get You Banned In Our Games

Sounds like someone made quite a mistake when they told all of Electronic Arts gamers that if they got banned in the EA forums they'd be banned from playing their games as well. That's right: Totally not true, despite what EA's Command and Conquer manager told folks on Oct. 18. As EAAPOC himself said at 3 a.m. this morning in a new post on the forums it was "inaccurate and a mistake on my part." EA spokeswoman Mariam Sughayer was kind enough to walk us through EA's banning rules for us as well:“Players who have been banned from EA Forums are not automatically banned from online access to their other EA games.” “Posting in EA Forums is enabled by an EA Nucleus account — but access to the forums and access to the games are separate. “Players can be banned if they breach the Terms of Service or Code of Conduct in a forum, game or service. Each forum, game and service is managed independently by customer support representatives responsible for that specific forum, game or service.” So, for a second time now, you can only lose access to a game if you break the game's terms of service or code of conduct. True that can happen through acting out in a forum, but it would be independent from any forum banning.


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