Bioware has a problem with Ron Paul?Submitted by egervari on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 20:18
I was invited to participate in the Star Wars: The Old Republic beta last weekend. It asked me for an account name and character name, and so I called them both "RonPaulForPrez".
I just received an email stating that I have violated their internal policies.
As you are aware, your current character name has been found to be in breach of our internal policies. As such, we are offering you the opportunity to change your characters name to an appropriate one which is in line with the testing agreement and our terms of service (http://www.swtor.com/game-testing-agreement and http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/ )
Can you please reply to this email and provide us with 5 appropriate, alternative names. These should be listed in order of preference.
Once received, if these names are deemed to be appropriate and are available, we will organize for your character name to be changed accordingly. However, please note that if the names are found to be inappropriate, or are unavailable for use, then we will have no alternative but to choose and apply an alternative for you.
At first, I didn't even understand what I had done, because I didn't know that any of the character names or account name I used were offensive or inappropriate. How is RonPaulForPrez inappropriate?
Make no mistake, I agree that this is their property and they have a right to do this, but why?
It's kind of a joke. I don't like MMOs anyway, but I definitely will not buy this game. Dragon Age 2 kind of sucked, so they are now 0/2 in their last two :)