EA’s Account System: “What a fuck up”

So, like many of you I have had to create an EA account over the years for some of their games. This wasn’t really an issue before I had a PC, but after moving onto PC and more specifically, Steam I have realized the complete and utter confusion that EA has led itself and it’s consumers into.

Not only do I have my account, but I have all these “personas” that are created. To add to even more confusion I am then caused to create account for EA “partner” websites, such as the website for “SW:TOR” and the “Bioware Social Network”. Why the hell can’t I just use my EA account for everything that is “EA”. The master account, just like Xbox Live and SteamWorks games?

So, a few months back I bought a retail version of Mass Effect 1. The first bit of bullshit that I collided with was the fact that I couldn’t use it with my Origin account (make it a digital copy). Ok, so I installed it and attached it to my EA account. Fine done.

Then, I wanted the DLC, so I have to create this Bioware account, ok, I did this, linked it up and got my DLC key.

Fast forward a few months and I’ve got a copy of ME2. Straight away I was able to use it with Origin, which is great. Obviously, I linked it to my EA account, I wanted to use my cerberus network card, so I go to log into my Bioware social account… It starts asking me about a “Nickname” and such, as if I’m a new user.

It seems as if they had reset my account, so now I have effectively got my Mass Effect 1 linked to my account, but I can’t see it. Which is very frustrating. It seems as if they decided so wipe everything when the SW:KOTOR passwords got breached. Thanks for letting me know EA.

It’s all so confusing!

What’s your best EA moments?

Kyle Selman, 19, UK, Going to Bath University to study Computer Science in September. Do a lot of gaming on Xbox 360 and PC. Enjoy programming and trying to learn more! I love playing games. I love making games. I love talking about games. I love thinking about how games work. I am some sort of video game analyst.

I heard EA once ass raped a dude in jail.....without lube!!!!