My apologizes I was reacting to the MP side. Na you would never be banned for modifying your SP just as long as it dose not effect MP or leader-board stuff on-line. Although am amazed this got picked up today. Since its like 20 days old and was clearly answered by Scylla Costa 18 days ago. Heck one mod dose not know what the other is doing or saying. Not to diss as I have been in that role before.
No need to apologize to me or anyone else for that matter, really. You did make note of the valid point that Origin's EULA specifically forbids any kind of lawsuit against EA for... well, anything. And since there actually has to be a sticky for this game telling people it's against the spirit of the site as well as the game's rules to cheat in MP, I suppose some anvils just need to be dropped as often as possible to drill stuff into peoples' heads.
But trying to actually be on topic: regardless of what BioWare's somewhat clueless/uninformed/terrible typing community managers manage to mix up, modifying anything but the game's .exe/.dll files and such will likely not set off any alarms, so even if you managed to stretch suspension of disbelief and edited an entry in the wrong category (MPgamecontent instead of just gamecontent) as long as you don't actually play MP and gain stuff from it, you're just as likely to get banned for what color hat you last wore. It's obviously better to just rename the original file, then just swap it back in if you want to play MP.
I think the main concern about "SP affecting MP" is that the MP is wholly client-based, so everything you modify will be used in some way or another. So better safe than sorry in using default files if you're going to touch MP - otherwise, stay out of the /mp*whateverstuff* directories when editing and you've nothing to worry about.
There was no need for anyone to jump on me for my post. Period. Snide, rude, and otherwise condescending comments are completely unwelcome and uncalled for.
Both posters were correct; that's been established. Thomas, being an official of Bioware, regardless of his role, should be taken literally - err on the side of caution. They are liable for their words, so naturally, I took him at his word and expertise with the company. After all, Bioware/EA can alway refer to his statement and simply say "An official with the company made it clear..." and refer to his post.
Reading the TOS and license for recent EA games reveals they CAN ban your game/account for periods of time or indefinitely for anything they consider "...Except, and only to the extent that may be permitted under applicable law, you may not decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Application by any means whatsoever, or alter,modify, enhance, or create a derivative work of the Application..."
Also, check out
to see further where I based my statements upon.
I guess, in reality, it's a darned if you do, darned if you don't with EA.