Electronic Arts has reviewed the banning policy for its Origin service, reiterating that players would still be able to take part in solo gameplay offline even after being banned.
“If you find yourself with a disabled account,” reads a statement on EA’s site. “Please note that you can still play EA games in single-player mode. For PC games you will need to enable Origin’s offline mode to play games with a disabled account. Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline.”
Cineblend makes a good point though. The still most worrying aspect of Origin is the fact that if an account is inactive for two years or more, EA reserves the right to delete it, along with all purchased content. This is despite the fact that holding an account requires very little information be stored.
EA Origin accounts are banned for “miconduct” as well as cheating, though on the official announcement page, EA has been clear that most bans will be temporary, it’s only repeat offenders that will have their accounts permanently restricted to Single Player activities.
If you do end up with a banned or blocked account, there is an appeals process where you can chat with a member of the support staff and please your case