FIFA 11 / FIFA 12 online access farce.

Does anybody know if EA intend to fix the idiiotic, ridiculous restrictions regarding online access for FIFA 12?

 

I bought FIFA 11 a while back for my 9 year old boy so he could play it online against his friends from school.

The game had a large PEGI 3 rating on the box so I assumed (what with it being football . . the same football he watches on TV or plays with his friends in the schoolyard) that he would be able to play it with his friends and download squad updates etc. without any trouble.

 

Not only does it not allow him to play online at all with his Gamertag (even though I have a Gold Family account), he can't even download bloody squad updates.

He's a Chelsea fan (no, I don't understand it either) but can't even get the update to get Torres into his squad.

I find this to be the highest order of mind-bogglingly disgusting stupidity. Do EA actually play their own games before they churn them out?

Do they actually spend more than 10 minutes in any of their design meetings?

 

One of his friends (also 9) can get access to these things, because his parents set his age at 21.

I find this to be a ridiculous measure to have to take just to let him play A BLOODY FOOTBALL GAME.

It's not a snuff movie, it's not porn. I don't want him to have to do the computer equivalent of getting fake ID to play it. IT'S JUST FOOTBALL.

 

Rant over for now. Can anyone tell me if EA plan to fix this turgid drivel for FIFA 12?

At least if I know they plan the same stupid course of action this year I can spend my money on something else for him.

 

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This may be totally unrelated, but  EA operate a strict "no under 13's online" policy, and this may well be preventing him access to this content.

 

Would it be possible to start the game on his console with your profile, so you could perform the updates which would be saved to his console, so when h plays from his profile, the content is already stored and ready to use?

 

Unfortunately nothing can be done about playing online until his profile says he is 13, or create another one....

Yep if he is playing under his own account that has the correct date off birth then he'll not be able to play it as you have to be over 13 to play EA games online.

He would have to play online using an over 13 or adult profile.

Just let him play it on your account

Love EA...good on em

People under 18 shouldn't be able to play anything online. Full stop.

[quote user="Placid Casual"]

People under 18 shouldn't be able to play anything online. Full stop.

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People who express opinions like that shouldn't be allowed to play online. Full stop.

[quote user="Baron Spamedi"]

At least if I know they plan the same stupid course of action this year I can spend my money on something else for him.

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I'm sure he will like to play Pro Evo with made up team names etc; its great fun...

Thanks Placid Casual. At least my son appears to be more mature than you.

I think I'd probably rather have to fix the team names on Pro Evo 12 than buy him a 3 rated game he can't play with his friends.

Especially after all the problems with FIFA 11 on release.

I mean one example, the whole 'insert your own chants' feature was completely broken - that could only have got through if they don't do any QC testing at all.

To all the halfwits suggesting children shouldn't be allowed to play online - if I wanted I could just give him a new gamertag with a false DOB. However, I want him to be able to play his friends only by using the Xbox parental controls on his own account because that way I can prevent him from playing games and chatting to people I haven't approved for his friends list.

Of course you would have realised that if you were half as intelligent or mature ad you think you are.

[quote user="Baron Spamedi"]

I think I'd probably rather have to fix the team names on Pro Evo 12 than buy him a 3 rated game he can't play with his friends.

Especially after all the problems with FIFA 11 on release.

I mean one example, the whole 'insert your own chants' feature was completely broken - that could only have got through if they don't do any QC testing at all.

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Only problem i had with the game on release was related to the "Online Clubs" but apart from that it was perfect; i agree that chants thing was a load off crap; i done it for the achievement and nothing else after...

 

Well being an adult it bothers me with the team names etc but for kids they'd play anything really; at least the players names are correct.

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