Joining A Modified Battlefield 3 Server Might Get You Banned From All EA Games

Hackers / modders have managed to modify Battlefield 3 beta servers to allow multiplayer battles between 128 players on the Operation Metro map. Problem is, those servers appear undifferentiated on the official Battlelog and players who join them risk losing access to all their EA Origin games.

We have no way of confirming this, but the screenshot accompanying this post is alleged to have been taken from the official EA forums before the post was removed. In the post, a Dice employee warned Battlefield 3 beta players that although the only way to distinguish "hacked" servers from official ones is by noting the maximum number of players which is 128 instead of 32, players who join those servers might have their accounts banned and hence lose access to all their EA games.

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I know this story is old but.......

What if your one of those people, like myself, that just presses the quick play button and the game puts you into one of those hacked servers automatically with no prior warning or indication? ---- Does this mean you still lose out for something that wasn't your fault?

Playstation 3 Cheaters

Red Dead Redemption for the Playstation 3 is full of cheaters. In just about every match you will find someone using a modified controller, aimbot, rapid fire, glitches, and several other hardware and software hacks. These are some of the known cheaters on the PS3.

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mpellerin
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maxibarza
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Soulenski
El-Baleado
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tuzuranuki
rd2504
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Ditto

I buy other games, but always pirate EA games.. and this is why. Congrats, EA! :)

---Steam turned me from a pirate into a customer, EA are doing the opposite--- That’s exactly what happened to me.

Ditto

so what your saying is you

so what your saying is you prefer "cheating"... and you prefer Steam that keeps changing release dates 5min before the games are actually to be released... Yeah.. just course EA has zero tolerance for "hacking/cheating"

lol origin

Origin is going to be a flop compaired to steam But I dont see why they cant have custom/hacked servers. Cant they Have them clearly labled and remove anysort of "rewards/trophies/achievements", so if you want to play in a modded game...you can...if you dont, then dont join that server "Fuckin' Derh". Every now and again its fun to fuck around and fly through the air and through walls lol

---Steam turned me from a pirate into a customer, EA are doing the opposite--- :)

Anyone who has an Origin

Anyone who has an Origin account should be bothered by this unless they're retarded. Doesn't matter whether you participated in the beta or not, this should still concern you. So whose opinion is it? The people who buy EA games' opinion, that's who.

EA

Banning a member from the game he cheated on is one thing, banning his account with all his games he bought with his own money for cheating in one game, that’s just fuckup, it should be illegal for EA to do that.

Derp

How stupid are you? They don't IP ban, they just ban your account from accessing/playing the games you bought. IPs have NOTHING to do with this.

Meh

Losing customers doesn't seem like a capitol idea. Especially if their in it for money so uh.... Retard... They can't even perma ban accounts unless it violates their TOS in some way. So unless your alright paying for stuff you can get for free, more than likely most of these games are in fact pirated. Thus pointing at a simple fact why most of these devs bitch and complain about all the stupid reasons why its better to port/release for consoles.

You must live in some far

You must live in some far away planet. Every gaming service on this planet bans people if they break their rules, yes that means losing customers and money but they do it anyway because maintaining order is capital to actually having a customer base. If you had bothered to actually READ the ToS you'd know EA reserves the right to ban your account without any previous warning if they deem necessary. So if they tell you not to do something, you either comply or be prepared for punishment. And no, devs are not complaining about pirated copies of bf3 playing on modded servers, why? Because devs dont track pirated versions, just legit ones. Honestly, get your facts straight before posting because you sound like a moron who just wants to complain.

Meh

A moron with 30 years experience under the belt, worked with artists, designers and story board writers. Also fyi they track everything legally bought and pirated copies, in fact most torrents are tracked. DRM itself is a form of pipeline, depending on the developers that implement it into a game. It can in fact relay information to centralized servers that detect and filter copies that you own or don't. Account bans on steam like services in fact only happen due to perpetual violations that brake both TOS and IP. Suffice to say that is a rare incident in the industry it does happen, in that case there no bans protecting you against a law suit.

I think its an unintentional ban, but who knows

well based on what it says i think what they mean is that do to the fact the the modified servers cause trophies and other such things that their program picks it up as a violation and bans you....I don't think it was something planned....i could be wrong though.....but if this is the case they should really phrase what they say differently

ass

That is what you get for letting others (unknown 3'rd party) host servers for your games. Host it your self's or don't bitch about it. If I EVER get banned by electronic assholes, then i want all my money back for all the games that i ever bought from them full price that i payed for them......worth a shot.

learn your place

So the best thing to do is ban dedicated servers and server modding altogether and host it all yourself? People who think like that only harm the gaming industry, so go back to farmville and leave true gaming to those of us who actually appreciate it. Taking part in a games beta phase is a priviledge, not a right. If you don't play by the rules its just fair that you get punished. But yea kids will whine and cry when they do get punished. Also you never bought any games, just licenses which will be revoked so reimbursement is not possible.

Miss

You missed my point. I was saying that EA lets 3rd party severs host their games as it is. All i want to do is play a game on a server that is fair to all players. And don't take shit so seriously. Reimbursement is not possible, what are you the fucking chairmen.

"All i want to do is play a

"All i want to do is play a game on a server that is fair to all players" - You and every other non cheater out there. However I dont think sacrificing the freedom of hosting and modding your own server is worth it (but it sure is the cheapest way to do it). Computer security is one of the biggest issues of our age, so don't try make it sound like its something simple to achieve or rage over it because peopl eliek you push companies to take the easiest path, which I talked about just now. "Reimbursement is not possible, what are you the fucking chairmen" - Nah, just the voice of common sense. Feel free to try though, they're used to turning down raging kids.

Fuel to the fire

I didn't say that they shouldn't mod anything. I said nothing about computer security. Your common sense blows, from the sounds of it you would let them take advantage of you. And if you have read what i said at the end you would see that i said its worth a shot even it might not work.

Game makers dont mod their

Game makers dont mod their own games, whatever they change is considered an official update, mods are created by the community so what you said was "WE shouldn't mod anything". Let me elaborate, you said "Host it your self's or don't bitch about it" - Which would prevent server modding altogether, so you said we shouldnt mod teh game even if you don't realize it. Next, you said nothing about computer security? You said you want to play without cheaters, thats ALL about computer security, seems you didnt realize that either. As it has become apparent, it's not my common sense that's bad, it's your inability to understand even what you say yourself, in short, if you're being honest on this last post (as opposed to making up excuses so as not to sound like you were wrong) then you are pretty bad with words if you weren't honest then you're just a loser who can't stand being wrong. Also about giving it a shot, you said it might not work, and I say it will not work, guaranteed. Not because I'm EA's president to know but because that's pretty much common knowledge, you own nothing, thus there is no refund to be received. I believe this concludes our little discussion since you went as far as denying the stuff you said before even though it's there for everyone to see. GG

Fuel for the fire

you are a fucking idiot i was talking about ea that if they don't like that shit then host it them self. I have nothing for them to steal that is why i don't care about computer security. I have a friend like you i call him google because he thinks he knows every little fucking thing even when he is shown he is wrong he thinks he is still right. By the way i like pissing people off, I do it well. I don't even play video games. Cant wait to see the next subject i can piss someone off on, I hope its something stupid.

The more you post the more

The more you post the more you show everyone you don't know jack about the subject, computer security isnt limited to theft, preventing cheating is also security. Also about pissing people off, first, thats just dumb, its what children say when they lose a discussion and still want to feel like they 'won', second, you didnt get me to light a single cigarette so you pretty much failed on all fronts. GG kid, better luck next time

No...

Neither of them "win". They are both the worst of the worst. They could both be wiped off the face of the earth and the gaming world would be MUCH better off.

While I have no love for EA

While I have no love for EA in this case I must agree with them. They have to punish people who are playing modded BETA servers, why? Because the game is in BETA phase, that means the devs are testing the game to find bugs. It's not finished and the they need a controlled environment for proper testing, modding BETA servers right now is actually hurting development since a host of new bugs which are meant to be tested later might show up in 128 player servers thus making any reports they get from people who play on those servers worthless.

Devs don't test games

Game developers have testing/QA departments specifically for this. Although given the state of PC gaming I've been wondering if in the last few years they've merely been dropping the QA and letting the early adopters (customers) be the testers.

It's clear that is the case with BF3. EA are saving a huge chunk of money by making this beta available and having the community test it for them. One would hope they have their own QA team working on it but in reality it is a massive, and massively expensive task. I used to do it for a living and to make it easy to understand:- 5 people doing two weeks worth of testing cost around $24k on the project I worked on. EA would need a considerably larger QA team so you can multiply that cost probably 5-10 times.

As I see it, EA is looking a gift horse in the mouth. Can you imagine if the game engine crashed or refused to run 128 player games? They would be thanking the community for finding such an epic (fail) bug. Not attempting to destroy their customer base.

Software development isn't

Software development isn't chaotic, tests are supposed to be done properly and in order. That order is defined by devs not the testers. I understand people just want to play the game, but its not finished. I agree EA is saving costs by using players to test but it doesnt change the fact that helping them test is a priviledge, not a right. If they dont punish transgressors everyone will think its ok to do whatever they please thus eliminating any sort of advantage a free tester group may have over a paid one. Plus, as I said before, I have no love for EA so I'm just hoping they ban a bunch of people and put their junk platform under a negative spotlight.

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