But then, yesterday, reports that DUST is going to enter open beta on January 22 surfaced. The NDA argument seemed moot, so I let it drop. What company hasn't dropped the NDA once they entered open beta? (There may be some old examples, but I can't think of a single recent example.)
Then Robert Pilarczyk pointed me to this forum comment by CCP FoxFour:
Keep in mind open beta does not mean no NDA.Granted, that does not confirm either way what CCP plans to do about the NDA come DUST entering open beta, but it suggests they're keeping their options open.
If CCP does, in fact, decide to keep the NDA in effect when they open up beta to everyone, well, good luck with that lofty endeavour.
Some questions for DUSTies. Apparently orbital strikes can be called even if there are no EVE players in orbit above the battling district. I've heard that fake orbital strikes are not as powerful as orbital strikes where an actual EVE player is involved, true/false?
Let's say an EVE player notifies DUST players that he is in orbit and ready to rain death from above. DUST players call for an orbital strike, does the EVE player then have to press a button to make the strike happen, or does it happen automatically? If the EVE player does have to press a button, and the player decides to not do so, does the orbital strike still happen in DUST?
I'm wondering how superficial (or not) the link between DUST and EVE actually might be.