So, many of you are wondering what the **** NDA stands for. Many of you know all too well what an NDA is. Let's talk about this for a minute.
NDA. (Non Disclosure Agreement.)
This means, that if you get selected to the Beta, you can't tell anyone.
Is this a bad thing?
No! No it isn't. Imagine, you are playing the beta, and you see something really cool. So you tell all you're friends, "This is bad ***!". Only to find out, that it was dropped from the game.
Companies use the NDA for several reasons, but for 1 really important reason:
The game isn't finished yet.
While you are telling your friends about a really sweet move .... it discontinued. Now, people expect a move that won't even be in the game.
Now let's talk about the agreement you have with the beta company.
Once you are accepted, you are asked to agree with the NDA.
They are asking you, to promise not to say anything about the game. If you agree, you can play. If you refuse .. no Beta For Joo!
Is it really necessary to break these rules? So some anonymous people think you are cool?
It is a privilege. We play beta's to find bugs. To make the game better for everyone. Do you think telling everyone on the internet is going to make you a superstar?
A PERSON is only as good as their word. If you can't follow the rules, pretty soon there will be no beta.
TLDR; Keep your word.
Edited, Mar 11th 2010 6:08pm by Pikko Lock Thread: derailed into flamefest