To view the NDA please go here
Dickheads Aventurine much?
So, I'm not in the Darkfall beta currently, but I do know a few friends who may know some friends who are in beta. I'm doing this because I enjoy your blog and I think some things need to become public knowledge. ;)
I have confirmed reports from multiple sources that the first person to leak screenshots (the dragon screens) was almost immediately identified afterward and quickly had legal charges pressed against him by Aventurine. I have no idea what type of penalty a guilty verdict would lead to, but I imagine it would be some kind of fine.
I included a copy of the Darkfall NDA with this e-mail, so you can take a look for yourself and see that not only does the company have the power to do this under the contract, but they also hold testers to the requirement of deleting all game files if told to do so within five days. But most surprising of all, this NDA binds testers to an oath of silence for FIVE YEARS after the beta ends and the game is officially released. So yea, it's pretty strict and tightly bound.
I welcome you to post any/all of this, including the NDA itself, on your blog. If you do, however, please refer to me only as "TalonWind," and don't post my e-mail address anywhere. Like I said, I'm not in the beta, but I certainly don't want to hurt my chances of getting in, or be identified by any testers that I'm affiliated with. Thanks, and happy leaking.
P.s - if anyone knows ways to make ABSOLUTELY sure that leakers screen shots can not be decoded PLEASE email me at darkfallheraldATgmailDOTcom.
YOur faithful slave Faithkiller