The BF3 website is being crushed, the origin service is being crushed and stressed just by a beta? Can you imagine placing the stress of Steam Christmas sales on origin? I think we'd see news of servers blowing up in some serverfarm belonging to EA. If a whole system is being stressed because of one game, this really isn't looking good.
I can only imagine what will happen during the Old Republic pre-loads, and day one downloads when people aren't dling a beta but a 30gb+ file. If you want to compete with Steam guys you gotta bring your A game, otherwise you'll be the proverbial failed WoW clones trying to claim supremacy. (Can WoW clone failure be considered a proverb nowHonestly I love steam and would be fine to leave it unchallenged since it seems to be run by human beings and not empty business suits. But competition is never a bad thing, so try harder EA.
I'll still be buying BF3 at ebgames to have a hard copy back up after reading all those EULA stories, i know they altered alot of it to be more reasonable. But i don't feel like i can trust Origin or EA with my digital download libraries, and i have a nagging feeling i never will be able to trust EA in such a manner.
Ya dieing : (, its early : (.