There is a reason why gamers can never trust a copy-protected game library system: you have to give your complete confidence to the service and you are at the mercy of their service and their interpretation of the law. EA blocked access to Origin in Myanmar sometime in September so, players living there cannot play the games they paid for. Even if your account didn’t originate from Myanmar but you are in the country then you will not be able to access or be allowed to either visit the Origin store or use any of your purchased games. The service can be accessed alternatively using virtual private network but it can slow down your connection while playing online. But the good news is it’s only temporary.
The block was a matter of obeying US laws that ban offering service in certain countries but the timing seems awkward because some time back President Barak Obama said that the US will lift trade sanctions against Myanmar. From October 7th they are not in effect. EA realized its mistake and stated that they “working to restore access,” and the timing will be declared soon:
“We are working to restore access to Origin for our players in Myanmar. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we’ll share updates on timing as soon as possible.”
So, what do you think about this temporary restriction?