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Display Name Only Log In - Coming April 2, 2013
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CourtneyWoods
03.05.2013 , 10:06 AM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Please be aware that beginning on April 2, 2013, logging in to the game or website will require your Display Name. Email addresses will no longer be accepted; your Display Name will be the only accepted option.

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Icebergy
03.05.2013 , 10:15 AM | #2
April Fools?
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Hardtarget
03.05.2013 , 10:16 AM | #3
well that's... weird, since the whole point is the game uses our origin accounts

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BenKatarn
03.05.2013 , 10:17 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
April Fools?
My thoughts exactly.
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Bugattiboy
03.05.2013 , 10:18 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Icebergy View Post
April Fools?
No. It's not April Fools. If there is one thing EA does right and takes seriously, it's account security.

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bigheadbrandon
03.05.2013 , 10:29 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Bugattiboy View Post
No. It's not April Fools. If there is one thing EA does right and takes seriously, it's account security.
so now everyone will know half of what you use to login?
iuno theres a reason why something like steam doesn't show people your account name...

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MrSchmo
03.05.2013 , 10:30 AM | #7
I don't understand how this help security. No one knows what email I use to log in. Everyone knows your 'Display Name'. Granted they need to know the security questions, but knowing each persons display name is one less barrier IMO.
That's why they call it space, cause there is so much of it.

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WSS_Toxin
03.05.2013 , 10:31 AM | #8
I don't like this, if you are going to make us log in with our display names at least make it so we can change our display names at least one time.
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WSS_Toxin
03.05.2013 , 10:33 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by MrSchmo View Post
I don't understand how this help security. No one knows what email I use to log in. Everyone knows your 'Display Name'. Granted they need to know the security questions, but knowing each persons display name is one less barrier IMO.
But like he said if you post on the forums at all there is your display name, not the email address, i only see this making it easier for peoples accounts to get hacked....
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Urael
03.05.2013 , 10:38 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by WSS_Toxin View Post
But like he said if you post on the forums at all there is your display name, not the email address, i only see this making it easier for peoples accounts to get hacked....
A) EAware redefining terms AGAIN. Display Name = Forum "Handle" for those curious.

B) While at first blush it would seem that going from Email ( usually unknown/private ) to Handle ( very public ) there may seem to be a risk to security for hacking. I for one would expect to have A LOT of hacking attempts given how many people "love me" here. What you have is a fall back to the "questions" you were asked to associate with your account. These are triggerred if you don't log in from a consistante IP. Update your questions and change your password to be 10+ characters long with at least 2 Upper case, 2 lower case letters, 2 numbers, and 2 special characters. Nothing to worry about.