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How frustrating is Origin to deal with? New PC user here...

#1JigglybuffPosted 2/14/2014 9:15:46 AM
I just bought a decent gaming laptop off my friend for 200, and it can run things like BF4 fairly well.
Well I don't have the money for BF4 at the moment, so I kinda wanna get BF3, and its 5 bucks on Amazon at the moment. But I know you have to use Origins to run it and such.

Yet I have heard many a negative thing about it. So is it worth the hassle? Or are the complains I have heard unfounded?
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#2kingoffpsPosted 2/14/2014 9:18:42 AM
Well there was that issue about privacy which was addressed in a subsequent agreement, so I think it's a non-issue now.

I use it these days, and it's ok. The interface isn't as good as Steam, and i don't like not being able to actually list the games (you have to use a tile based system). But generally it's ok and not a problem to use.
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#3Jigglybuff(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2014 9:19:19 AM
So worth spending the 5 bucks?
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#4ShubPosted 2/14/2014 9:19:42 AM
It's not frustrating. It just sits there in the background.
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#5dementedlullabyPosted 2/14/2014 9:21:02 AM
I've never had an issue with Origin and only had a minor issue with G4WL when it was still being supported. Others have a lot of problems though. I guess you won't really know until you try it.

Steam is still my preferred client but I do use Origin for a small handful of games. Outside of just not fully digging Battlelog for BF I have no real complaints.
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#6steveboblarryPosted 2/14/2014 9:21:39 AM
Jigglybuff posted...
So worth spending the 5 bucks?


Yes for 5 bucks it is worth it.
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#7SleepComaPosted 2/14/2014 9:23:26 AM
I have a BF3 key. Wanna trade?
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#8-CJF-Posted 2/14/2014 9:24:31 AM
Most people who hate Origin are either EA haters or they just don't like having more than one DD platform and so they dislike anything that isn't Steam (Origin, Uplay, etc). Origin is fine and you can even launch your Origin games through Steam by adding them as a custom game and just pretend Origin doesn't exist.
#9ThePonyColliePosted 2/14/2014 9:25:45 AM
It's an annoying POS.
#10BuyersRemorse55Posted 2/14/2014 9:28:28 AM
It works fine.