Origin issues

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by moonbogg, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. moonbogg

    moonbogg Diamond Member

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    Been having insane login issues with origin. I'll be playing need for speed in multiplayer and suddenly i'll get kicked from the game and logged out of origin. I try to log back in and password no longer works and I have to reset it using the email system. I'll play a couple minutes and the issue repeats and I have to reset the password again. I reset it 6 times last night before chatting live with someone through origin.
    The resulting conversation was absolutely hilarious and completely unbelievable for reasons that I will spare you the fine details of, but they claimed nothing was wrong etc and I get KICKED FROM THE CHAT ROOM while they are trying to help me as Origin logs me out! The issue happened right there infront of his face and upon re connecting he still sais nothing is wrong. they just said to use the email system like I had been.
    I suspect Origin is either broken on their end or people's accounts have been hacked on a large scale. There are account hack complaints all over the place with people's corresponding email addresses being changed without them knowing, password issues, not being able to use their games etc etc.
    You guys have problems too?
     
  2. Mem

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    Origin has been working fine for me for ages ie on Win7 and even now on Win8 x64 PCs,you could try a full virus scan and also uninstall Origin and reinstall it,also try it on another PC and see if you get same issues.

    Try something like Malwarebytes and see if that picks anything up as well,http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
     
  3. CVSiN

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    oh good it's not just me..
    same issues here.. thought I was being hacked.

    right now it's stable havent lost my current password..

    but had to change it 5 times in the last 24 hours.
    but was not getting any messages to my email my pass had changed other than when I did it.

    on the plus side.. They did send me back 36 dollars without me asking since I had bought premier BF3 just a couple weeks before the half off promo on warfighter..

    so that was cool..
     
  4. moonbogg

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    My friend had the exact same issue last night and many others as well. I came across this link

    http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654348298548260/last/

    Not sure if true, but it might make sense and match the current issues. Looks like their entire database was hacked and stolen. People across many different games have had similar issues. If you haven't, consider yourself lucky. My rig is virus free, but I will scan for any malware as well. I was happier with STEAM.
     
  5. CVSiN

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    mine was doing it on a brand new fresh imaged windows8 machine and the same from my corporate PC which is also not infected.

    there is something going on for sure.
     
  6. CVSiN

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    if it was a hack then how are they changing the passwords without using the email recovery?

    The only reset messages are from me..
    and ive already reset all my passwords to very long complex random corporate style passwords and it was still doing it up till 9 am this morning.

    My email passwords were different and very complex so they are not compromised.
     
  7. Mem

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    Weird issue you guys have ,my Origin launcher has been up all day today with no issues,infact off to game in ME3 MP right now,let you guys know how it goes.



    Update:just played two full maps in ME3 MP ,no issues.
     
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  8. moonbogg

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    I'm no IT guy, but my best guess is that IF the database was stolen, then perhaps EA is making passwords auto reset to prevent accounts from being hijacked? Thats my best guess, that EA is doing the password reset thing to be on the safe side and try to protect accounts. The database might be getting stolen repeatedly. Whatever it is, it sucks and is making Origin look like a complete joke, especially compared to STEAM.
     
  9. CVSiN

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    you forgetting that Steam had plenty of security issues.. and plenty of early issues.

    no system is bulletproof.. and the only way to really tie a system down is to use external authenticators like SWTOR/battlenet..

    I already have a SWTOR authenticator I wonder why they cant tie those in.. TOR uses my same account info as it is technically an Origin/EA product.
     
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    Every time I have had this issue with Origin there's a software update waiting when I completely close the program. Maybe it's tied to that. Even after the update it still doesn't like my old password though.

    It seems like I have to change my password every time I shut my computer off. I finally made a much stronger password and I haven't had many problems since.
     
  11. moonbogg

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    A few days ago, I had this same login issue and had to change the password. I couldn't play online with the new password, battlelog gave me an error. The only way to get online was to go back to the original password! Its a confusing mess and makes no sense.
     
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    You forget about this?

     
  13. moonbogg

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    Despite the attacks on STEAM, I have had a much easier time using STEAM than I have with Origin. I don't recall having passwords not work, getting kicked from games ETC. This doesn't need to turn into a STEAM vs Origin battle because STEAM would just win anyway :D

    Oh, and at least STEAM communicated with its customers, unlike Origin who just pretends there is no problem and keeps everyone in the dark. I hope they get hacked to death and their whole damn world ends up permabroken.
     
  14. Mem

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    In the very early days Steam had a lot of issues which effected many users including myself,however nowadays its fine and I don't get any issues,Origin has never gave me any issues,right back to ME3 MP in Origin got some Geth to kill :).
     
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    I'll give it a shot. I won't use passwords like "moonbogg123" or anything like that.

    I'm only dogging Origin because I got kicked from a good game several times. When it works I actually like it. The orange symbol looks good and makes me happy and I like all my Origin games.
     
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    I have special characters in my new password on origin.
     
  19. moonbogg

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    I am happy to report that Origin hasn't broke on me lately. I did get kicked from need for speed, but it doesn't seem to be an Origin issue like before since Origin stays logged in. I can't help but wonder if complaining to the tech support caused them to do something to fix my account? Who knows. I'll keep my little fingers crossed.

    @ M0oG0oGaiPan:

    Thanks for the offer (I think you were speaking to me?) but the thought of playing a sports game of any kind makes me want to rip my eye balls out of their sockets.
     
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    same after that day it is fine.
     
  21. M0oG0oGaiPan

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    doesn't matter how strong your password is if the system with it is hacked.. many CREDIBLE news sites are saying EA was hacked.. But so far (as i know) nothing from EA.. a week or two from now when its confirmed, and EA sat on its thumbs and didn't warn anybody.. then we can all say what most of us KNOW on how EA runs things.. PR like this would hurt bottom line, hide it till you cant hide it anymore or the PR boys can gloss it over somewhat "we couldn't say anything till we researched it more". Which just means we let um rape your accounts for an extra week while we prayed we could find something to get us off the hook.. but we couldn't so yes, we got hacked.


    Of course if I am wrong.. and I am often.. you can tell me so.
     
  23. M0oG0oGaiPan

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    gj quoting a post I made 1.5 weeks ago when there wasn't as much information available.