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origin_news_header_723x250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON May 1, 2012

Continuing The Origin Conversation

Since its launch in June 2011, Origin has undergone a quiet evolution, smoothing corners, strengthening foundations, and adding—piece by piece—the elements needed to make it a truly enjoyable gaming platform. However, in focusing so intently on what’s to come, we haven’t always succeeded in communicating what’s already available. That’s where our users bring invaluable insight to the Origin conversation.

Recently, Jon Peddie got in touch with EA about what he thought was a missing feature; he had purchased a game on Origin and wanted to run it on a new PC, but couldn’t get past an error screen and was understandably frustrated. We were able to connect with him about what was happening and rebuild his account to fix the issue. The exchange also made it obvious to us that some of Origin’s most fundamental features—like the ability to play your games from any PC—weren’t as clear as we’d hoped.

That’s where you come in. Like Peddie, you have a unique opportunity to engage us in conversation and help shape the future of Origin. That’s why we’d like to ask you to use take a moment and leave a comment about (1) Your favorite Origin feature and (2) A feature you’d like to see added or improved upon.

We will also be hosting a live Q&A with Origin Creative Director Robert Kissinger and Product Manager Mike Lewis this Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Check back soon for more information and instructions on how to RSVP for this special event.

Experiencing a more technical issue with Origin? You can always contact Origin Help for friendly, 24/7 assistance.

Comments (1872)

  1. Comment Flagged +16 -274
    My favorite origin feature is to download exciting games free and easy and I want a feature from which we can see other user HUB,social media and just like battlelog and nfs autolog
    May 2, 2012
    9 Replies
    1. +3 0
      are you serious bro ?
      May 4, 2012
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    2. 0 0
      you thought it is serious?ha.ha.ha.Its a fun.
      May 6, 2012
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    3. 0 0
      wtf, even EA staff can write here?
      May 18, 2012
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    4. +8 0
      Because people talk like this in real life.
      May 3, 2012
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    5. +2 0
      EA trying to make themselves look good. Nice try, but stop lying to yourselves. You know Origin sucks.
      May 6, 2012
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    6. +16 0
      lol, plant.
      May 3, 2012
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    7. +5 0
      Hah, Good call
      May 3, 2012
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    8. +13 0
      This post is such ********, hahaha. Nice try, EA.
      May 3, 2012
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    9. +1 -2
      lol
      May 5, 2012
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  2. Comment Flagged +45 -147
    I like the way the library is laid out. I would like a clock on the overlay so i can check the time easier while playing.
    May 2, 2012
    3 Replies
    1. 0 -1
      the way the library is laid out...REALLY......Steam does the same layout, and better layouts, and shows the time better lol
      May 4, 2012
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    2. 0 0
      How is it better if it's the same?
      May 4, 2012
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    3. +3 0
      Steam has multiple layouts. One is the same, others are better.
      May 4, 2012
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  3. Comment Flagged +199 -15
    I do like the ability to download games that I've purchased through other distribution sites and overall the program works rather smoothly. I do not like the privacy policy, the integration with Battlefield 3 is horribly obtuse and obstructive and only through the brilliance of BF3 do I suffer through the quagmire of the Battlelog and origin integration. I do not purchase anything through origin directly and I fully intend to uninstall origin the second I'm done playing Battlefield 3.
    May 2, 2012
    7 Replies
    1. +1 0
      100% agree, the moment I am done with BF3 Origin gets uninstalled. I've wanted to try games like The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3, but after suffering through the stupidity of the BF3 Battlelog and Origin I will never buy another game from EA. It's amazing how much EA can screw up something so simple, the BF3 engine is amazing and it could've been an awesome game but every time I go to play it I hesitate because of how bad the system is. Seriously, I purchased a game that I should own and yet I can't even run the software without going online and opening a webpage to find a server. Just to change a simple video setting or key binding...Mindblowingly stupid!
      May 4, 2012
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    2. +11 -1
      Agreed. I shouldn't have to open 3 programs to get to one game. Battlelog is horribly obstructive, and the ONLY reason I use it is because it is forced upon me.
      May 3, 2012
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    3. +17 -2
      Agreed. Battlelog is AWFUL and needs to be integrated into the game itself. I would also like to see origin games available on Steam.
      May 3, 2012
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    4. +5 -2
      I bought BF3 one month ago and discover that there was no ingame main menu, only this browser weird stuff. Didn't played it yet, I can't pass through the idea of how stupid is to make me open origin, then the browser so I finally can play the game. And where the hell is the damn video options? Serious, BF3 look awesome, but there's a pool of bad ideas between me and it. Maybe next week...
      May 3, 2012
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    5. +4 0
      Why I have friends in Origin, and OTHER FRIENDS in battelog!? This is just idiot, really. I have to add friends in every game I own!?
      May 4, 2012
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    6. +1 -1
      I think the battlelog is not so bad, but the integration with origin is horribly. Party and friends in battlelog, ingame chat with origin, that sucks.
      May 4, 2012
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    7. +1 -8
      Battlelog is awesome. While I hated the idea initially, putting the server browser on the web gets you: 1. ability to look at your stats on any pc anywhere 2. frequent, small updates to battlelog without requiring large patches or extensive testing by DICE 3. 3rd party plugins like better battlelog to enhance the experience through the wonders of greasemonkey scripts. 4. easily alt-tab to browser and find a new server while still in existing one
      May 3, 2012
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  4. Comment Flagged +119 -9
    I think we need to have the game updates and the clients updates more smooth like steam, i dont want to go through an installer every time there is a client update for origin. The detailed view of the games i own is nice.
    May 2, 2012
    3 Replies
    1. +10 -4
      With Origin 8.5, we introduced a new Origin self-updater that removes the need to go through the Origin installer for each Origin update. This will make future updates much faster and less painful. You should see this in action shortly when we release Origin 8.6. If you go into your Origin general settings and make sure "Automatically keep Origin up to date" is checked, Origin will just update itself when necessary without bugging you about it. Also in the general settings, "Automatically keep my games up to date" can be checked to have Origin automatically patch your games whenever an update is available.
      May 2, 2012
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    2. +3 0
      Why the heck was this voted down? Just because it was a reply from an official company rep?? Man, people online are unforgiving pricks sometimes...
      May 3, 2012
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    3. +1 0
      What, you aren't enjoying the great circlejerk we have in here?
      May 3, 2012
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  5. +103 -11
    make free dlc an auto update like steam, i didnt know how to download the mass effect 3 free dlc so i could play the new maps. Also, make paid dlc availible from the store page.
    May 2, 2012
    2 Replies
    1. 0 -2
      I don't know, I'd like to be able to choose whether or not to download DLC. I'm fine with it how it is right now.
      May 3, 2012
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    2. +1 0
      An option to turn on and off auto updates would solve your problem (like in Steam). I think most people prefer the auto updates (actually I think most people don't even think about it).
      May 4, 2012
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  6. +107 -4
    The store page. oh gosh I hate the store page. Show more content on it! Featured games, on sales, top sellers, upcoming... You know, all the stuff I miss from my Stream Store page.
    May 2, 2012
    1 Reply
    1. 0 -1
      More information on the store page would be very helpful. I too would like to see top sellers and what games are soon to be released. Maybe even have like an Indie game deal of the week or something.
      May 5, 2012
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  7. Comment Flagged +157 -2
    I am not fond of not having a an option to send statistical data to EA. there should be an option to send and or not send statistical data. it should NOT be mandatory. Remove this from the EULA and stop siphoning data from my workstation. Auto updates/DLC downloads would be nice, instead of having to manually do it. Clock in the overlay def is something needed.
    May 2, 2012
    3 Replies
    1. 0 0
      Personally, I hate the way steam forces me to use the latest updates. so I appreciate the fact that auto-update can be turned off.
      May 10, 2012
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    2. +1 0
      i second these ideas
      May 3, 2012
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    3. 0 0
      Third those ideas!
      May 4, 2012
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  8. Comment Flagged +86 -3
    I am not fond of not having a an option to send statistical data to EA. there should be an option to send and or not send statistical data. it should NOT be mandatory. Remove this from the EULA and stop siphoning data from my workstation. Auto updates/DLC downloads would be nice, instead of having to manually do it. Clock in the overlay def is something needed.
    May 2, 2012
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  9. Comment Flagged +74 -2
    I've somehow managed to have two origin accounts because of ea titles on different platforms. I wish there was an easy way to merge accounts to not lose any data.
    May 2, 2012
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  10. +45 -5
    As a digital distribution service, it's basically functional. It needs a screenshot feature. Minimally, you should be able to put screenshots on an EA profile page; optimally, there would be Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/whatever integration. Make it so that I can resize the client window with Winkey-Right Arrow and Winkey-Left Arrow. Allow people to run Battlefield 3 directly from Battlelog without needing the Origin client to be open.
    May 2, 2012
    3 Replies
    1. 0 0
      The Battlelog thing would probably be impossible. The Origin Client is their form of DRM. What might solve it is move the Battlelog to the Origin client or have a server browser in the client (like in Steam).
      May 4, 2012
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    2. +6 0
      Why do I need to connect every bloody thing to Twitter/Facebook/Other?
      May 3, 2012
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    3. +7 0
      So EA can monetise your user data for advertising and other purposes without asking your permission.
      May 3, 2012
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  11. Comment Flagged +364 -32
    (1) I like the uninstaller. (2) Please add a feature to purchase and play EA games through Steam.
    May 2, 2012
    35 Replies
    1. +29 -1
      Well played Sir, well played.
      May 3, 2012
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    2. Comment Flagged +2 -28
      This has to be one of the most useless comments I have ever seen. Valve fanboys seem to be very unintelligent, since they didn't contribute anything here to help EA fix problems with Origin.
      May 4, 2012
      0 Replies
    3. +15 -2
      @RageMyGoddess I'm afraid your comment is one ofthe most useless I have ever seen. EA corporate shills showing up here is counter productive. Why would a company solicit feedback if its going to just pay someone to come here and derail the conversation? Customers do not want Origin period. End of discussion, the only conversation that should be taking place is EA apologizing for introducing Origin in the first place. If a pizza place puts flies on your pizza, having a PR guy say it's great protein or ask for suggestions to make the flies taste better doesn't make anyone feel better about it, we just want the flies off our pizza.
      May 4, 2012
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    4. +1 -7
      What you said makes no sense....I'm a customer...and I want Origin, want it to be good and successful. I would rather there be no forced drm like Origin or Steam, but....I see nothing wrong with Origin existing, especially when you have bad services like steam with its so many issues as well and people don't seem to mind that existing.
      May 5, 2012
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    5. 0 -7
      I've used only Steam for the last 5 or so years, it's an ok service. I would love for there to be a better one though. Hopefully Origin once it gets all fixed will be tons better since so many pc gamers are tired of steam and its problems.
      May 5, 2012
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    6. +5 -2
      Its obvious you've never used Steam, so i won't fault you for your ignorance :)
      May 4, 2012
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    7. 0 -3
      @fearlessinwr I won't fault you for being an obvious shill too, gotta eat and something pays the bills. No right minded person would infer that Steam is a problem compared to Origin.
      May 4, 2012
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    8. +12 0
      EA's problems with Origin are Origin. That's the main problem. Almost no one wants to run additional software to run a game. Most PC gamers already have Steam installed, so either integrate your game with Steam, or release it with a normal installer. Not another always running client I'm never going to use. I have 192 games on Steam currently. I will be buying more soon. I do not own BF3 or ME3 because I will not use Origin. I had it installed to play something (maybe Dead Space 2, I can't remember) but uninstalled it because it's useless to me. I do not need another platform to add my friends on. I already use Steam and a few other IM networks. I don't see what Origin is offering me that Steam isn't. So either release the games on Steam, or with a normal stand alone installer, but as long as EA is using Origin I'm done playing EA games on my PC (and believe me, I would buy BF3 and ME3 in a second if I didn't have to use Origin).
      May 4, 2012
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    9. +11 0
      This. EA needs to stop alienating gamers by forcing them to use programs that they don't want to use. Battlefield 3 is an amazing game, but is mostly unplayable for me because of the broken Origin/Battlelog deal. I'm sure if EA made their entire library available on all digital distribution platforms, sales of games would increase dramatically. I don't know about anyone else, but I would be more than willing to buy BF3 again, just to have it on steam. It's about the convenience of having all of my titles on the same, highly stable platform, and not on multiple platforms that publishers are throwing around. EA needs to make this about the customers, not their profits.While I appreciate EA trying to fix their broken system, I would appreciate it more if I was given a choice. By all means EA, keep Origin, and fix it for those who want to use it, but give us gamers the choice of which digital distribution platform to use. You'll start earning the respect of the gaming community in no time.
      May 4, 2012
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    10. 0 0
      I enter this forum to express my dissatisfaction with Origin but I see that others already did and wrote exactly what I think. What do I like about it? Really, nothing. I don't care I just care about the video games I want to play, if anything a faster down loader that's it. I would really appreciate the opportunity to choose if I want to install / use or not; when I buy a game I don't like to think about "crap! to play this game I must deal with Origin" I just want to play the game that I have already paid.
      Oct 9, 2012
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    11. +14 0
      tbh i think you covered most of the problems with origin the only think i can think of /add is there lack of a support/help desk for the many many issues
      May 3, 2012
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    12. 0 0
      may bad they do have one just take hours to get a reply
      May 3, 2012
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    13. +4 0
      And even if you get a reply it is like "it is like it is, suck it up".
      May 3, 2012
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    14. +5 0
      CharlieUtter took the words straight from my mouth. Can't say it any better than he has.
      May 4, 2012
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    15. +15 -1
      Best one.
      May 3, 2012
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    16. +12 -2
      You think just like me and thousends of others...
      May 3, 2012
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    17. +6 -1
      You're the greatest man to live
      May 3, 2012
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    18. +2 0
      Thank you, CharlieUtter. Origin is the problem, not the solution. Like others, I'd buy BF3 and ME3 in a heartbeat if Origin was optional. DRM software is just there to make playing games uncomfortable for paying customers. It does not protect software from being cracked. People who don't want to pay for games will always be able to get them for free. Origin is therefore pointless except for people who like to be able to connect to other players.
      May 6, 2012
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    19. +1 0
      I agree that EA should not withhold their games from being sold on Steam, but should instead offer incentive to the buyer to purchase the games on Origin. I'm talking discounts, not exclusive DLC or anything. Still, all this hate for Origin is a little much. It's honestly not that awful.
      May 4, 2012
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    20. 0 0
      I understand the conflict of interest selling via steam but people who buy a boxed copy shouldn't need any extra software (my biggest gripe with steam) most games I have on origin are digital copies of physically boxed games I bought. I like the redundancy of having both a disc and a downloadable copy. my recommendation would be to allow people to burn a disc from an Origin download (so the disc should be the same as one bought in store, except without the pretty label on the other side). I would be far more inclined to buy from within origin if I knew I could get the same redundancy as with buying from a store.
      May 10, 2012
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    21. +31 0
      Spot on. EA lost sales of Crysis 2, Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 to me because I couldn't get them on my Steam account. Personally I got 600+ games on Steam so I buy games, and I'm not going to use another client.
      May 3, 2012
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    22. +17 0
      I have logged in only to thumb you up! :D You sir just spoke for me :)
      May 3, 2012
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    23. +16 0
      YES
      May 3, 2012
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    24. +11 0
      Really, this is it. As long as you insist on treating your customer's like petty thieves, (Checking DLC *EVERY TIME* I start a game) Steam will be better. Your software engineers went into this with the wrong mindset from the get-go. When you treat the customer like they are stealing, you are on the wrong track. Phoning home, activations, checking validity and requiring an online connection for just about everything poisons the experience for paying customers.
      May 4, 2012
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    25. +6 0
      I also logged in just to thumbs up and reply! I will NEVER buy a game that requires Origin, and I KNOW that many other gamers think this way as well!
      May 3, 2012
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    26. +18 0
      This is my vote as well. Honestly, I deal with Origin because I have to, to play the games that are only on Origin, but if I had a choice, I'd just purchase them on Steam. Steam does everything so well, and I already have over 200 games on Steam. The ONLY thing that I enjoy about Origin over Steam is that I get faster downloads on Origin. But the bottom line is that I do not want to have to deal with multiple clients if I don't have to. I should be able to choose if I want to purchase my games on Steam or on Origin. EA, please sort this out with Steam and get your games back on the best game service known to man. STEAM!
      May 3, 2012
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    27. +11 0
      Nailed it, I've avoided ME3 and BF3 due to this exclusivity BS. Luckily I got Crysis 2 before they took it and went home. Too bad no one else has it because it only exists on Origin now.
      May 3, 2012
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    28. +16 0
      BEST COMMENT (SUGGESTION) EVER!
      May 3, 2012
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    29. +16 -1
      agreed. STEAM >>>>>>everything else>>> (black hole) >>>> Origin
      May 3, 2012
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    30. +10 0
      The uninstaller does indeed work beautifully.
      May 3, 2012
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    31. +7 0
      I agree, the uninstaller is probably my favorite feature of Origin. I look forward to using it once I'm done with ME3's extended cut dlc.
      May 3, 2012
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    32. +8 0
      All EA is doing is fragment its stuff and just like the rest of you I have like 50 games on Steam and I would like to stay there.
      May 3, 2012
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    33. +14 -1
      Based on the gaul of EA asking for feedback on how to improve this nonsense, I'm uninstalling Origin and I will not buy another EA title that requires it, and you're right! The uninstaller is nice - it works!
      May 3, 2012
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    34. 0 -22
      EA is not in the business of giving their competitors traffic or dollars. This is the whole reason Origin exists. They're trying to improve their service and they get a childish uninformed response. Please try to think before you post.
      May 4, 2012
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    35. +10 -1
      Valve isn't a competitor, they're a valuable partner that brings customers to a developer/publisher. Every dollar EA invested in Steam brought them at least two back, and in the case of successful products offered on Steam many more. The whole reason Origin exists is because of greed, with EA hoping to leverage a few high profile products that are sought after so that they can bypass Steam. In the end this may make a few extra bucks in the short run, but burns many customers and drives people away in the long run. Please think before you post.
      May 4, 2012
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  12. +18 -2
    the only thing i want, option to limit download bandwidth to a specified speed, as it normally likes to run at full speed but that causes a lot of cut outs for me :C
    May 2, 2012
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  13. +37 -6
    Favorite feature: The look and feel of the app What's needed: Better games management... Steam is the perfect example of how to do a "platform" type scenario right... stuff isn't being spread out all over your computer, it's all nicely packaged in a single folder... no going to the Windows Program Manager to uninstall a game, etc... it needs to feel more like a complete solution than just a surface method to buy a game and install it
    May 2, 2012
    4 Replies
    1. +1 0
      It's very easy to move Steam games to multiple drives. I have used the program for awhile now and it works perfectly! http://www.traynier.com/software/steammover
      May 6, 2012
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    2. +1 0
      to select the destination folder is the only advantage of origin in comparison to steam for me.
      May 4, 2012
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    3. +5 -3
      Putting everything in a single folder is also quite limiting. You may have 10 hard drives in your computer, but you can only install Steam games on one of them. Origin's solution is better here.
      May 2, 2012
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    4. +1 0
      I agree with this. I have two HDD's. One is fast but small capacity, the other is slow but larger capacity. I would like to have games I play often installed to the faster drive and the others on the slower drive. As far as I can tell, this isn't possible on Steam.
      May 3, 2012
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  14. +14 -33
    The only feature in Origin I can honestly say I like are the sales you guys have every so often and how demos/games give you goodies in other games. As for added features, I would love to see some sort of achievements/trophies feature similar to the 360/PS3 in a system wide collective manner (not just separated by game like Steam does it). Give it more of a community feel.
    May 2, 2012
    1 Reply
    1. +4 0
      Whats sales? Digital Copy of Sim City is eighty bucks... Which is the the same price is the box set... which has no box... or the shipping... but is still eighty bucks
      May 3, 2012
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  15. +11 -15
    I like having the ability to download games that I've purchased to more than one PC as I wipe my hard drives on a semi-regular basis. I would like the ability to register a game I bought a physical copy of without having to actually install that game. For example, I ran into an issue with Mass Effect 3 where my drive wouldn't read the first disc. I had to go through a very tedious process of copying the data from that disc to another computer and then share the files in order to install it
    May 2, 2012
    1 Reply
    1. +2 -2
      Did you try registering the key? >_>
      May 3, 2012
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  16. Comment Flagged +54 -6
    My only complaint is that I cannot activate my C&C3 Keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already spent $40 on buying it in 2008 there is no reason why I should have to pay that again to link them to my orgin account.
    May 2, 2012
    3 Replies
    1. +7 -3
      If I remember correctly, C&C3 uses a legacy account system, whereas Origin's code redemption interface only handles the modern account system. Try redeeming your C&C3 keys via the legacy web interface here: https:// activate.ea.com/gameactivation.do (You'll have to remove the space between the // and activate, as the forums don't seem to like posting urls)
      May 2, 2012
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    2. 0 0
      TY soooo much for this link!
      May 10, 2012
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    3. 0 0
      Why do you want to use origin to play C&C!?
      May 4, 2012
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  17. Comment Flagged +18 -3
    I would like a clock when I shift+tab to chat during a game showing the time. I also would like a screenshot feature. And I know this is currently improving and will improve further with time... but I would like more 3rd party games to choose from. And better sales... better than just 50% off like Origin sales have been in the past. I like that origin has live chat support. And I like that I can choose where to install my game files, it's important for people who have SSD drives.
    May 2, 2012
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  18. Comment Flagged +24 -4
    Favorite feature: Simply the ability to change the installing folder. Desired features: + Ability to take an in-game screenshot, like Steam does, by pressing F12, for example. + This is more of a fix, but, optimize (initial) loading time of application. + When launching a game, make the "Launching..." window NOT modal to Origin. Since it is modal, it prevents me from closing the Origin main interface when launching a game. + Log and show statistics such as time played on games.
    May 2, 2012
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  19. Comment Flagged +153 -10
    have to say something nice? I like that... my steam keys will activate games on origin. It's still a pile of crap compared to steam. and keeping your PC games off steam in order to force users to origin isn't making me more likely to buy EA games, it makes me less likely. Your EULA and basically everything EA does as a company is unfriendly to the customers. I run origin to play BF3 and ME3. that's it. and only because I can't get them on steam. and why the heck is bioware crap still in points
    May 2, 2012
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    1. 0 0
      I got about 15 hours from BF3 before I burned out on its monotony. I played ME3 all the way through and finished the story, and as a result I will never play ME3 again. I have origin installed on my system still, if only for the chance that I'll want to play BF3 again; however it is by far the worst distribution system I've ever used (Steam since 03 :-D) and I will never buy anything on it again.
      May 4, 2012
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    2. +10 -3
      vote with your wallet and don't buy the games...
      May 2, 2012
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    3. +6 -1
      That's what I did with ME3, and what I wish I'd done with BF3. We'll see how strong my resolve is when Simcity comes out since I've been waiting a long time for a decent successor to SC4. It would be nice if EA released on Steam as well. Even if they want to charge slightly more on Steam to offset *part* of the difference, since they're not going to be pocketing 100% of the difference as running / developing / supporting Origin is not free. I wish they'd let us, the customers decide if we want to use Origin. Instead of forcing it on us.
      May 2, 2012
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    4. +5 -1
      Also EA, is it really necessary to strip out line breaks from posts?
      May 2, 2012
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    5. 0 -3
      Purchased BF3 and pre-purchased TOR the same day :( never again... (weeps)
      May 3, 2012
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    6. +14 -1
      Agreed 100%. I was forced to install Origin to play BF3. The only thing I like about Origin is the option to specify a folder to store your games. Otherwise, Steam is way better and much more user friendly.
      May 3, 2012
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  20. Comment Flagged +194 -11
    have to say something nice? I like that... my steam keys will activate games on origin. It's still a pile of crap compared to steam. and keeping your PC games off steam in order to force users to origin isn't making me more likely to buy EA games, it makes me less likely. Your EULA and basically everything EA does as a company is unfriendly to the customers. I run origin to play BF3 and ME3. that's it. and only because I can't get them on steam. and why the heck is bioware crap still in points
    May 2, 2012
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    1. +2 -16
      I like how Valve forces it's users to use Steam to play their games....Just like how EA forces people to use origin. Lets go and start creating threads on Steam forums how we want Valve games on Origin and tell them we don't want to be forced to use only their service. Give us more options Valve!
      May 4, 2012
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      @ragemygoddess Valve has pioneered the industry of digital distribution and over the year continued to be innovative. They took a long hard road that was said to be fruitless and despite this they have created fruit from the desert with the gaming platform known as steam. Over these long hard year Valve has created a community, and this community is a by-product of their innovations and good will. Valve made their games “exclusive” not to force users to use their service, but to unite a community, where there was no unification. EA on the other hand is trying to capitalize on this new wave of digital distribution, they did not try to win the hearts and minds of gamers instead they shoved this service down our throats, and have created, as a by product ill will in the entire community. The same thing can be said about battlenet, battlenet was a by product of a community created by Blizzard, it started with the multiplayer features of Starcraft and was improved upon with Diablo 2. When the pay service came into effect no one complained because blizzard developed this community. EA has NOT created any community to speak of... This service is a good downloader nothing more
      May 4, 2012
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      streamlined experience - servers, social network, friends, voice chats, screenshots, videos, mods (workshop is amazing idea), sales, statistics, achievements, cloud saves, leaderboards, matchmaking... all in. Such a restriction! Valve's way of making people come to them - giving their customers top-notch unique service, s**tload of stuff that makes gaming more comfortable. It's not restriction - it's platform. Amazing platform. Origin has nothing but restrict. And you can buy Valve's games on Origin actually... but who cares, right? :D
      May 22, 2012
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      But we don't want Valve games on Origin. Your entire post is invalid.
      May 5, 2012
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      fail post, there are a lot of people out there that refuse to use steam for valve games. Also...who is "we"? You don't speak for all of us PC gamers you know.
      May 5, 2012
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      fully agreed
      May 3, 2012
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      Market diversity is a great thing IF it was diverse. The problem here is there is ZERO competition if EA sells only their games and doesn't allow steam to sell any. The ONLY thing that having two different platforms does (that sale completely different games) is clog your computer up. So thanks, but no thanks. If Origin came on allowing their games to be on steam as well as Origin the response may have been a little better. Having a choice is what makes consumer power, not being forced into one.
      May 3, 2012
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      I agree. I wish they had games available on Steam still, I would have bought many more EA games!
      May 3, 2012
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      Hang on. You'd want all the games available via digital distribution on steam. Doesn't that make steam way too powerful? Personally I'm in favour of having more companies offer gaes via DD. My main issue is fact that EA servers have terrible security and have been hacked repeatedly. Spruce up the security, stop trying to spy on people and offer games from other developers on Origin.
      May 3, 2012
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      I'm with you on this one. Even though Steam has been doing a great job so far, market diversity is a great thing. Granted, we don't need ten million, but I can see a handful of major companies having their own "portal" of sorts. Hell, smaller companies have been doing it for YEARS. Gravity and NCSoft, for example, have long had interfaces similar to Steam for all of their games to be easily manageable. As long as EA actually puts some effort into making Origin a decent piece of software, I'm all for it. It doesn't need to be a carbon-copy of Steam, either, all of you hypocrites that are pushing it and ridiculing it at the same time!
      May 3, 2012
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      You are correct, except that the problem is EA games can't be bought on Steam. Even is Steam is 'way too powerful' does it really matter if it continues to be extremely good?
      May 3, 2012
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      Bioware was bought out by EA a few years ago.
      May 3, 2012
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      This man represents the people! DJ_D3RP for President! If Origin wants to keep their games on their platform.. well, good luck to them. I won't be purchasing those games then.
      May 4, 2012
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      I agree, soon every friggin publisher will want their own steam-like app installed. Best way is like blizzard does, everything built in the game client.
      May 2, 2012
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      Spot on. I was going to post almost the exact same comment.
      May 4, 2012
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