Anyone still on the fence I'm giving a 15% off Origin coupon!

#1 Edited by DarkGamerOO7 (574 posts) -

The Code is still available, the user I gave it to was from Germany and said the code would not work with the pre-order, I do not know if this code will only work in the United States, or if it will only work with Pre-Orders within the United States but the code is still available if someone else wishes to try it out.

#2 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

That's very kind of you. I already have my origin copy pre-ordered and pre-loaded however.

#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Very tempting, but I can't not have a Battlefield box. I just can't!! 
 
Generous of you, and congratz to whoever gets it :)

#4 Posted by Rowr (5480 posts) -

Thankyou for your generous offer.

But Fuck Origin.

#5 Edited by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

I'm tempted, but I'd rather have a physical copy and I don't want to wait a week to refill my paypal. Very nice of you to offer though.

#6 Posted by big_jon (5709 posts) -

You know Origin is dumb when people are turning down free money.

#7 Posted by DarkGamerOO7 (574 posts) -

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

#8 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Pretty much my thoughts on it. People so quickly forget how hated steam was when it first launched.

#9 Edited by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -
@Swoxx said:

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Pretty much my thoughts on it. People so quickly forget how hated steam was when it first launched.

Seriously, the Origin hate-bandwagon is ridiculous. Have had absolutely no problems thus far, and was able to pre-load BF3 in the span of an hour at almost 3 MB/s.
 
If anything people should be directing their scrutiny towards Battlelog - but even then, during the beta it worked relatively well.
#10 Edited by Franstone (1093 posts) -

Can't believe people are not gonna play this game because they feel a need to protest since it's not on Steam.

Foolish.

What am I not gonna play Starcraft or buy Diablo III because it's on Battle.net?

Hellllllll no, gonna buy up that shit as soon as I can.

Be mad at EA for the NFL monopoly, not for doing what several companies are already doing.

#11 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I posted that I wanted it, but on second thought I'm going to wait a bit to buy this game. I've got quite a bit of stuff to do for school that probably wouldn't get done if I had Battlefield to play.

#12 Posted by awe_stuck (800 posts) -

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Can you get me a job at EA? PLEASE

I will totally fly you around in a helicopter, hoppin buildings in BF3 all day :D

#13 Posted by DarkGamerOO7 (574 posts) -

@awe_stuck said:

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Can you get me a job at EA? PLEASE

I will totally fly you around in a helicopter, hoppin buildings in BF3 all day :D

Seeing as how I am University Student and have no affiliation with Electronic Arts, DiCE, or any sub or parent companies, no I cannot get you a job at EA. :P

#14 Posted by DarkGamerOO7 (574 posts) -

Updated OP!

#15 Posted by BawlZINmotion (714 posts) -

Origin hate is little different than a fanboy fueled console war. I actually prefer buying my games direct from the publisher when possible. I do it with Valve via Steam, I do it with Blizzard via Battle.net, I do it with Microsoft via LIVE and now I do it with EA via Origin. People really hate on Origin because they play a lot of EA games. If they didn't, it would just have faded away like Games for Windows Live did. I'm a bit tired of people whining like a starved cat when they don't get what they want. And these days it is unavoidable and everywhere. I can still hear echoes of rage about the 2-4 hour unlock process for Half-Life 2 back in 2004. Not to mention having to actually sit through it because you needed to change the the fucking CDs it came on.

#16 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
was able to pre-load BF3 in the span of an hour at almost 3 MB/s.  
What's your internet speed, bro?
#17 Edited by Rowr (5480 posts) -

@Franstone said:

Can't believe people are not gonna play this game because they feel a a need to protest since it's not on Steam.

Foolish.

What am I not gonna play Starcraft or buy Diablo III because it's on Battle.net?

Hellllllll no, gonna buy up that shit as soon as I can.

Be mad at EA for the NFL monopoly, not for doing what several companies are already doing.

As long as they decide to charge 90 bucks (AUD) for all their downloads on the service they can go to hell. They have a long way to go before I can trust that making an online purchase through them isn't going to be the fuck around all online EA services have been in the past.

Not to say i'm protesting the game, i can't wait for it - In physical form.

#18 Posted by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:
@Three0neFive said:
was able to pre-load BF3 in the span of an hour at almost 3 MB/s.  
What's your internet speed, bro?
I pay for 25 Mbps, but I very rarely get more than 1 MB/s on anything.
#19 Posted by awe_stuck (800 posts) -

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

@awe_stuck said:

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Can you get me a job at EA? PLEASE

I will totally fly you around in a helicopter, hoppin buildings in BF3 all day :D

Seeing as how I am University Student and have no affiliation with Electronic Arts, DiCE, or any sub or parent companies, no I cannot get you a job at EA. :P

Oh, my friend did the real beta testing for BF3. He said buy it, its a great game. Unfortunately he wont help me get a job. EA is too far for me to walk to apply.

#20 Posted by RobertOrri (1120 posts) -

Everyone saying "I don't get the Origin hate" clearly lives in the United States. That's fine, EA caters very well to that market, giving them actual customer service, discounts and decent service.

Everywhere else, Origin is a piece of crap that gets rightly laughed at. I suggest you hit up their forums and discover all the problems international users are having. There are very real and serious issues with the client and the storefront, and EA has been acting like it does not give a crap about it.

#21 Posted by Metal_Mills (2980 posts) -

Can I try it? I'm in Australia though.

#22 Posted by xdaknightx69 (448 posts) -

@RobertOrri said:

Everyone saying "I don't get the Origin hate" clearly lives in the United States. That's fine, EA caters very well to that market, giving them actual customer service, discounts and decent service.

Everywhere else, Origin is a piece of crap that gets rightly laughed at. I suggest you hit up their forums and discover all the problems international users are having. There are very real and serious issues with the client and the storefront, and EA has been acting like it does not give a crap about it.

i dont live in the US and i like it . i haven't noticed any issue's whenever i use it and i can buy games at my local prices rather then pay $49.99/59.99 on steam which is more than double what i would pay on origin.

what issue's do u speak off?

#23 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@Franstone said:

Can't believe people are not gonna play this game because they feel a need to protest since it's not on Steam.

Foolish.

What am I not gonna play Starcraft or buy Diablo III because it's on Battle.net?

Hellllllll no, gonna buy up that shit as soon as I can.

Be mad at EA for the NFL monopoly, not for doing what several companies are already doing.

The problem people have is not that its not on steam but rather they wish to not keep a credit card on multiple sites. Steam has practically everything people want so thats why they choose it over origin and feel the need to not get the game based on that fact. I personally dont like origin for that fact. If they put it on steam i will buy it since I dont like to have my creditcard strung across multiple sites seeing as it is already on Battle.net and steam. And I had my info on blizzards site before i joined steam so that isnt a problem but since EA has only a select few games I ever want to have, it is useless to put it up there. Also the fact that you have games in different libraries just comes up with the fact that you cant open 1 page and pick what you want since steam allows you to clip Non-Steam games to their library if you so wish. Dont know if origin allows this as I deleted it once i found out there was no drivers for laptops during beta testing which really turned me off of this system. Maybe once EA and steam work out their differences will i buy this game but from what i did see of the beta, i dont think i want it on pc or at all and will stick to the already tested and approved BfBc2.

#24 Posted by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -
@RobertOrri said:

Everyone saying "I don't get the Origin hate" clearly lives in the United States. That's fine, EA caters very well to that market, giving them actual customer service, discounts and decent service.

Everywhere else, Origin is a piece of crap that gets rightly laughed at. I suggest you hit up their forums and discover all the problems international users are having. There are very real and serious issues with the client and the storefront, and EA has been acting like it does not give a crap about it.

Actually, I live in Canada.
 
I'm aware of some of the shitty prices in Europe, though that's hardly exclusive to Origin - as far as I remember, Steam doesn't even bother with conversion. Enlighten me, what is it with Origin that leaves everyone else so sour?
#25 Edited by RobertOrri (1120 posts) -

@Three0neFive said:

Actually, I live in Canada. I'm aware of some of the shitty prices in Europe, though that's hardly exclusive to Origin - as far as I remember, Steam doesn't even bother with conversion. Enlighten me, what is it with Origin that leaves everyone else so sour?

Whoops, guess I should have said North America. Fair enough.

It's not really conversion that Origin is doing, there's an entire different set of prices for most items. Some examples...

Dragon Age II, $19.99 vs. €49.99

Darkspore, $19.99 vs. €39.99

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, $19.99 vs. $49.99

(€50 is nearly $70 - also, remember that North American customers currently get to use a 60% discount code, driving those prices even further down)

There's also the matter of them categorizing customers into the wrong markets. I don't quite understand why I get redirected to the Irish store when I don't live there and am being shown Euro prices when my country isn't even in the EU? Mind you, Steam doesn't recognize my country either, but at least they just do show me prices in US dollars - like other digital retailers.

In fact, here's a large thread with people who are complaining about being given the wrong language or currency. Still hasn't been fixed, after six months. Customer satisfaction be damned.

Origin also ate one of my CD-keys without compensation, and refuses to recognize another one.

I realize I come across as someone on a crusade against Electronic Arts, but I assure you that's not the case. It's just that EA has had ample time to fix things, and they haven't. So it bugs me when people act like nothing is wrong.

Disclaimer: I like the idea of Origin, and in theory it's great to be able to access and buy games directly from each publisher, and have a client to store digital copies. This I don't mind, and I'm in fact not particularly fond of putting all my eggs in one basket a'la Steam.

#26 Posted by Ben_H (3311 posts) -

@Three0neFive said:

@Swoxx said:

@DarkGamerOO7 said:

Origin is not evil or bad as people make it out to be. It has its flaws, yes, but nothing major and the product is still in BETA. I purchased, and pre-loaded Battlefield 3 on Origin without any issues and have not had any major issues in using it over the past few weeks.

Pretty much my thoughts on it. People so quickly forget how hated steam was when it first launched.

Seriously, the Origin hate-bandwagon is ridiculous. Have had absolutely no problems thus far, and was able to pre-load BF3 in the span of an hour at almost 3 MB/s. If anything people should be directing their scrutiny towards Battlelog - but even then, during the beta it worked relatively well.

Indeed, I hated Origin at first but it seems just fine. I have BF3 pre-loaded and everything and it was smooth and the download was faster than Steam typically is.

Battlelog we will have to see. It seemed like a bit of a pain but not that bad in the beta.

#27 Posted by Three0neFive (2288 posts) -
@RobertOrri: All completely valid points.
 
It just seems like a lot of people are shitting on Origin just because they don't want have to remember another password or run a program that takes an incredibly miniscule amount of RAM or are just looking for any reason to hate EA. I guess the blind fanboyism goes both ways. :P
#28 Posted by RA20R (39 posts) -

Hey DarkGamerOO7 I'm not really on the fence of price it's just that I don't know if its something that I will like and play a whole lot. Can you tell me your thoughts on the game so far and give any information on it.

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