----- Elder Scrolls Online NDA Agreement -----
As the beta phase for The Elder Scrolls Online (or "ESO") is upon us, it is important that the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is enforced here on MMO-Champion, and our users are aware of what breaks the NDA and what doesn't. Please refer to the link below and be aware of what you may or may not do if you're been selected to participate in the beta testing for ESO.
THIS IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE BETA HAS STARTED.
Refer specifically to Article 4, section (a):
(a) “Confidential Information” as used in this Agreement shall mean any and all information or material, of every kind and form, in electronic or tangible form, relating to the Beta Trial, Game or any other ZeniMax products and services which are made available to You by ZeniMax under this Agreement, whether or not designated as Confidential Information by ZeniMax. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, all information relating to the Beta Trial, Your selection as a Beta Trial participant, the Game (including but not limited to information and ideas relating to the Game, software, software code, designs, graphics, rules, playing strategies, artwork, visual depictions, plot, theme, settings, characters, characterizations, skills, emails, screenshots, marketing emails, marketing and promotional plans, current, future or proposed products or services of ZeniMax, written or printed documents, announcements or prereleases, product samples, artwork, graphics, promotional and/or marketing items), the Beta Trial forums and other private ZeniMax forums, business and/or trade secrets, testing protocols, processes, and standards relating to the Game and/or associated products or services of ZeniMax.
If you note the underlined portion (underline emphasis added by me), you'll see that you aren't able to announce that you've even been selected. As such, we'll have to ask MMO-Champion users to refrain from discussion or remarks that would violate this NDA. If you see any posts that do violate the NDA, please use the report post function in the bottom right corner of the offending post, or send a private message that includes a link to the post to any of the Video Games Discussion moderators (llDemonll, Azuri, edgecrusher, -Sj, Remilia) or to any other moderator so the message can be removed as quickly as possible.
TL;DR: You are not allowed to post about:
- being selected to the beta
- naming others who have been selected to the beta
- links to leaked beta content
- information about the game not released by the developer first
- veiled comments that could be construed as "beta information"
Lots of early information here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=472749