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    Unsure of the NDA and what you can/cannot say? Read this.

    The Game Testing Agreement that was agreed upon (when signing up for game testing) states:

    PERMITTED DISCLOSURES
    1. The fact that there is a Game Program.
    2. The fact that you are a member of the Game Program.

    Outside of that, it is a violation of the agreement to do anything more such as posting images or screen captures of anything related to Game Testing that is private and confidential and not already publicly revealed by The Old Republic team.


    There seems to be a lot of confusion lately, so I thought I'd try to help clear it up.

    You can't say anything other than those 2 things. Opinions, spoilers, saying what is in or not in the game, etc, all break the NDA.

    Please remember this while posting.

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    very good to know, a lot of NDA breaking was going on on theyre sight, they have been closing threads really quickly lately though so thats good i guess. i just hope i can get in the beta soon just to see what tanking class i want to play more...

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    So, for instance, I can say I'm in the beta, but I can't say how I feel about the game?

    I was curious, just wanna make sure :P



    Any chance you happen to know when the NDA drops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seam View Post
    So, for instance, I can say I'm in the beta, but I can't say how I feel about the game?

    I was curious, just wanna make sure :P

    Any chance you happen to know when the NDA drops?
    Yeah, it kinda sucks lol.

    No idea when it'll drop. I'd guess almost up to launch though. They are still tweaking and testing things in beta.

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    Alrighty. I'll keep quiet for a bit longer, then.
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    When I talk about the game, I think really hard about if what message I want to convey has been officially said in some article or interview in the past. Once I know it has, I display my enthusiasm about that piece, even if it was kinda boring. Then I can get my points across without breaking the NDA.

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    I haven't followed the article or interviews though xD
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    Yeah, I'm a nerd like that. haha

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    Also, flaunting that you are in the beta and I am not will result in ban until the end of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Also, flaunting that you are in the beta and I am not will result in ban until the end of time.
    Resulting in said banned people spending more time playing beta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Also, flaunting that you are in the beta and I am not will result in ban until the end of time.
    boy do I wish that were true, there are far to many conceited beta players that act way too smug when mentioning the game they got to play by chance (likely because they made 1000 accounts)

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    NDA in this sort of beta stage has near zero legal weight though. I understand and respect that mmo champ likes to enforce it but really... /care in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    boy do I wish that were true, there are far to many conceited beta players that act way too smug when mentioning the game they got to play by chance (likely because they made 1000 accounts)
    First off, I don't find that true.
    Second, don't generalize and assume that the lucky people "cheated" and made multiple accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Also, flaunting that you are in the beta and I am not will result in ban until the end of time.
    Hey Buckwald.

    You know who's in the beta?

    I am.

    You know who isn't?

    You aren't.



    Sidenote: Once the NDA is lifted, I'm gonna have a list of my thoughts so far, and how I feel Bioware is handling them. Likely in an already made thread, but we'll see.
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    There is a Beta. I am in the beta. I can't wait till this NDA is lifted so I can talk about all the [deleted].

    For instance in the [Deleted] starting area, you get to [deleted] with your [deleted] and then have to go find this guy's [deleted] where you can choose to [deleted] and then go fight a huge [deleted]. All of this before level [deleted].

    I'll fill in that stuff once the NDA lifts. Its pure [deleted].

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmclrghuge3 View Post
    There is a Beta. I am in the beta. I can't wait till this NDA is lifted so I can talk about all the [deleted].

    For instance in the [Deleted] starting area, you get to [deleted] with your [deleted] and then have to go find this guy's [deleted] where you can choose to [deleted] and then go fight a huge [deleted]. All of this before level [deleted].

    I'll fill in that stuff once the NDA lifts. Its pure [deleted].
    And don't forget that [deleted] get the [deleted] [deleted] [deleted], which is really really [deleted]. I mean, whoever choose to[deleted] [deleted] that [deleted] was [deleted]. And the [deleted] for it looks so [deleted] as well.

    The [deleted] as a [deleted] is really [deleted].

    Mwuahahahaha, evil NDA q_q
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trollsbane View Post
    First off, I don't find that true.
    Second, don't generalize and assume that the lucky people "cheated" and made multiple accounts.
    your right those two posts above me joking about their lucky experience isn't at all flaunting their fortune, not at all. The non-smug thing to do would be to play it down that you are in beta, not tantalizingly say you know soooooooo much that you can't say to all the unfortunate.

    If you won 1 million dollars would it not be smug if you flew to poor parts of Africa and talked about all your money you had? Because coming to forums and constantly mentioning your luck without sharing it (even against the rules) is kinda smug/arrogant.
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    People that dont know that and goes around posting (and didnt know it was nda-breaking) didnt read what they signed before getting into the beta.

    Just like the new term of use of the PSN, that you cant group sue Sony if they lose your information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trollsbane View Post
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    You can't say anything other than those 2 things. Opinions, spoilers, saying what is in or not in the game, etc, all break the NDA.
    Unless bioware has said it themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackblade View Post
    Unless bioware has said it themselves.
    Correct. It's also ok to talk about experiences at conventions.

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