UPDATE: We just got word from tez19. He doesn’t deny insulting some people in the BioWare forums, but did it “in defense” of Bioware against the “haters” of Dragon Age 2 that are attacking the developers and publisher EA on their own forums.
From verbal racial attacks, to someone wishing death on the developers, these are examples of the things tez19 says that some of the forum “haters” are doing.
He also reiterates that what he did was nothing out of the normal for forum members and that similar people are doing the same thing without having their accounts terminated. Being this the case, he has no idea what actual thing he did that caused the termination of his account.
He does however admit that he might have deserved a temporary ban or a warning. He even says he would be ok with a permanent ban on the forums. What he doesn’t get or appreciate is “i do not accept that my EA account has been terminated permanently without any prior warnings or temp bans. I also did not like in the email they sent me telling me to not contact them by email or phone about the issue, i thought it was very unprofessional.”
Tez19 also said that he has emailed various members of Bioware and has yet to hear a response from them regarding the situation.
He ended the email by repeating that he would have been ok with a temporary or permanent ban on the forums but does not accept his account being terminated without any prior warnings. He also expressed concerns playing other EA games. EA games that run through EA’s account verification. Saying that he has no idea how this will affect him playing online for future EA games.
Tez19’s forum thread has now been taken down by BioWare/EA at the time of this update.
Just last week we reported that a Dragon Age 2 player was banned from playing the game because of a comment he made about Electronic Arts and BioWare. Turns out he’s not the only one.
According to a report from GamingBolt, a user by the name of tez19 is claiming his EA account has been terminated, permanently banning his account from accessing Dragon Age II online. That termination also blocks his ability to play DLC associated with the game as well.
In an email tez19 received from EA, he received word that “this action was taken due the severity and number of violations of our Terms of Service committed with the persons associated with this email address.”
The email also listed his most recent offense, which in this case was making an “inappropriate post.” Good thing he was kind enough to take a screenshot of the email that EA sent him. Check it out below.
What’s more intriguing is that the email says the decision is “final,” and that no further correspondence regarding his account will be acknowledged. Furthermore, the email explicitly states that the user is asked not to contact EA regarding this matter anymore either by email or by phone. I take it they’re really serious then, or maybe it's just another glitch?
For tez19's (now tez20) forum posts in the BioWare forums click here.
We’ve contacted EA and will update this post if we get a response from them.