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12.13.2011 , 05:42 PM | #6
Before proclaiming "your" rights and entitlements to a digital piece of software that is in no way, under any circumstance "owned" by you, please read the Terms of Service and the EULA that you agreed to prior to creating your account and installing the game client. Now after you have done so, sit back and wait in line like the rest of us have been doing for several years now.

Also, Origin, while run by EA who currently owns Bioware for legal reasons only, does not have to provide any information regarding the terms of use, advertisement legalities, and/or purchasing agreements related to a product not directly created by them ("them" being EA who in this case is strictly just a publishing company for Bioware). If you intentionally purchased a product and "assumed" all details involving that purchase would be available to you on the one little slide you were shown before you blindly placed your order, without checking the developing companies website for further information regarding your purchase, then shame on you and your ignorance. Do not put blame on anyone else but yourself, regardless of anything that may or may not have been said by any person outside of Bioware.

As for the Early Game Access, Bioware stated at the announcement of the EGA program that pre-order players will have access to the game "up to 5 days" early. "Up to" means that the maximum amount of time a pre-order player that has been given access to the game early can be anywhere from 1 second to 5 full days before the official public release of the game. They also stated very plainly that more info regarding this program will be released at a later time. If you purchased a pre-order of the game before this "more info" was released, again, shame on you and you only, because part of that "more info" that was released later on explained how the activation of the pre-order EGA program was going to work.

P.S. If the legal jargon of the EULA causes some people to blink rapidly and question their place in the universe, here is a little summation of exactly what you have "paid" for in regards to a piece of software:

The only "rights" you have to a piece of software are those given to you by the developing company. Mostly, you are "not" the owner of that piece of software under any means at all, you have only been given the "right"/access to USE that piece of software for as long as the developer allows you to use it. They (the developer) maintain all rights and control over the software that you purchased the rights to use and at any time, for any legitimate reason revoke your access to that software (legitimate meaning that some form of company issue or user issue has occurred that allows them to legally sever your connection to that software)

May the Force be with you!