Tuesday, June 09, 2009
I don't know how I did it, but I'm probably the only MMO player who didn't get an Aion beta key. Maybe I shouldn't have registered on the Aion Euro site, but gone directly for the US site? Anyway, I'm not in the Aion beta, so I didn't sign the NDA, which appears to be strict, in spite the large number of beta players. Lots of bloggers apparently would like to write more about Aion, but can't because of the NDA. I can write anything I want about Aion, but won't, because I didn't see it yet.
Well, at least people are apparently allowed to mention that there is an NDA and that they are in the beta. I've been in betas where even saying you were in the beta and that there was an NDA was no allowed. How do you answer a direct question of whether you are in the beta then? If you say "I can't talk about it", you are illegally revealing both that you are in the beta and that there is an NDA. So to comply you would have to resort to lying. Which means that you can't even believe me when I say that I'm not in the Aion beta. Maybe I am in the beta and I'm legally obliged to say that I'm not? I would have to go to some beta leaks site and post some confidential information from there here, thereby proving that I didn't sign the NDA.
Excuse me, I have to lay down now, this legal stuff is giving me headaches.