I will not purchase any EA game with this technology... The last and only EA game I purchased with this technology was the last Command & Conquer. I got halfway through a mission and lost all progress because connectivity to EA failed. I stopped playing and took it back for in store credit then bought a non-EA game without that tech.
It also sucks not being able to play a single player game when travelling just because you dont have internet. This is rediculous and should have a law against preventing customers who legitimately purchased the game from playing it anytime they want.