DICE has drawn the line in the sand regarding PC gamers who are using VPN (Virtual Private Network) techniques to gain early access to Battlefield 3 through EA’s Origin.
the famous DontBl1nk from Pixelenemy did this, I hope he doesn't get banned. He even tells others how to get into the VPN.
Prolly ain't gonna happen! haha.
Yeah and he learned from Battlefieldo. They won't do it... At least I hope not.
Nope, im just going on vacation to korea. They won't ban you because they don't know if youre using it or not.
If your account is in the USA along with your CC address then it is pretty easy to tell if you are playing the game when you shouldn't be.
Might just be a matter of them deciding whether or not they want to pursue it. Being so close to release, most likely not.
I use VPN all the time on Steam and they don't seem to have any problem with this.
That is because Steam doesn't try to screw you over at every single turn. Steam is consumer friendly, while Origin is NOT!
They'll most likely get banned at the very least for a week. The whole reason for Origin/Battlelog is so that EA/Dice can make sure people don't hack/use loopholes in their system.
They are bluffing. The game officially comes out in like 6 hours, so it makes no difference in the end whether you are playing it now or in a few hours.
Agree - They do not want bad pub for banning people for a VPN.
Just like they didn't want bad Pub for banning people in the Beta? Or like how they chose Op Metro for the beta map.. Keep saying you won't get banned, but there is a good chance you will. Just wait another 8ish hours to play the game.
People really need to read the articles: "For those using VPN techniques to gain early access to Battlefield 3. DICE has this to say. “We strongly advise you do not use VPN. You can compromise the security of your account.” When asked by some fans if it is indeed possible to have their accounts banned, DICE responded. “If your account is related in suspicious activity, quite possibly.” Daniel Matros weighs in as well saying that though “it isn’t illegal,” DICE highly advises “against doing it and [to] instead wait for the launch day of your territory.”" "it isn't illegal" "highly advise against doing it" N4G Headliners are really annoying.
“Possibly” is in the headline.
Yes, and that possibly is the same standard as if you were playing from your regular location, hence that part of the quote: " “If your account is related in suspicious activity, quite possibly.”" Not "possibly" because you're using VPN
If you got high ping..it's a giveaway xD
This is why it they need to do universal release date and time. I understand if they do not want the flood gates to open at once but the servers are dedicated and should be able to handle.
they will never do that trust me.
"DICE to 'Possibly' Ban Accounts Using VPN to Gain Early Access to BF3" In other news, gamers 'possibly' to stop buying games from EA.
I'm playing now very happily. Ban me EA/DICE.
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