So, we found out recently that BioWare is closing down it's official forums. A stupid decision I think we can all safely say but one they're insistent of making. Unfortunately they forgot to tell us what would happen with the fan-made creations and mods hosted on the site, how it will affect the download and use of ME1 and 2's and DAs game patches, what would happen to the information on the site re fan theories, etc, and where we'll be able to get ME3's soundtrack from. They also are rolling this out extremely quickly so if you're not on top of it, you're out of luck.
I came across a post from my old friends at ThaneMOD on tumblr, and they are once again saving us from BioWare's bad decisions. This time they are working on the creation of fan-archives for mods, recreating and archiving the information on the site, backing up the patch files *and* figuring out a way to get the games to recognise said files, and keeping everyone informed of the changes that are being made on BioWare's side, and archiving that information also.
(Now that I come to think of it, this and the "remasterd" edition of ME is far too coincidental. EA is probably shutting down the forums specifically so we will have to pay for the game again.)
This is the link to the original post on tumblr written by the account managers, who I think are coldie and emerald, but I don't really know. Please read it and spread the news to others in the ME and DA communities. Everyone needs to know about this so they aren't caught off guard after it goes into effect. TELL EVERYONE!
Keela Se'lai, and thank you for your time.