So, I've betrayed the Steam religion and apparently upset the Allfather Gaben...
I purchased the Mass Effect Trilogy from Amazon last week and recovered an EA account long forgotten. After installing Origin and inputting the code, I continually get a popup message of "There's an issue with your account; it can't be logged in to more than one computer at once. You're now in offline mode" (paraphrase). 3 game downloads that should've taken 3-5 hours took almost 2 days because of the constant popup.
Does anyone else that uses Origin get this message?
On top of that, once they finally finished downloading, I tried to install Mass Effect, and I get a DirectX error: "There was an internal error. Installation failed." However, I found a solution to that today.
I'm sorry Gaben.