The inevitable coin selling, buying and promoting backlash begins for FIFA 15.
We've written a few pieces now on coin selling/promotion over the last few months and even though we hold a degree of influence the real gate keepers are EA themselves. And for FIFA 15 they are taking a much harder line on the selling and promotion of coins both inside and outside the game. These are huge, sweeping measures by EA which we've detailed below.
Here it is in EA's own words...
Coin Selling and Buying in FUT
Buying and selling coins is not authorized and amounts to cheating in FIFA Ultimate Team.
Buying coins, selling coins, or promoting Coin Selling violates our Terms of Service and, if caught, will result in an FUT account ban (or even a full EA account ban), either immediately or after a warning or FUT Club reset. Engaging in these activities can result in your entire FUT Club, FUT account, and FIFA online access being banned.
Since February 2014, we’ve banned hundreds of thousands of FIFA 14 accounts for coin selling and buying. Our goal is to educate our fans about the dangers of coin selling and buying while informing all players of our Terms of Service and ban process.
To check if your account has been banned, please access your EA SPORTS Football Club Alerts from the FIFA 14 main menu for a notification. An email will also be sent to your Origin email address within 24-72 hours of action being taken, including an account ban.
If you believe you were wrongfully banned, you can dispute your ban here.
Coin Promotion in FUT
The promotion of coin selling websites is also against our Terms of Service. If you see a video that promotes coin-selling please report it along with the gamer’s Xbox/PSN gamertag or Origin ID so we can investigate: [email protected]
Moving forward, we will be more proactive in taking action, including banning accounts, against players engaged in coin buying, coin selling, coin promoting, and the use of bots.
Our main goal is to counteract bots and resolve in-game exploits used to farmed coins. This is an on-going process but the wheels are already in motion. Our team is constantly investigating ways to track them and keep them out of FUT.
As we work to improve FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, we are making security and Transfer Market health a top priority in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
A huge change of stance from EA who are now very clearly and simply taking a much more proactive, and aggressive stance on not only the coin sellers and buyers, but also the promoters, who fuel this online industry. We await the response from FIFA's YouTube community and yours in the comments too. We'll follow this up with an editorial soon.
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