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NDA Lifted

Posted by Jon Wood on Jan 12, 2006  | Comments

NDA Lifted -

NCSoft has announced that the NDA on their beta-phase MMORPG, Auto Assault, has been lifted.


Greetings from the Central Wastelands!

The Auto Assault team is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, January 10, the Non-Disclosure Agreement was lifted. Members of the beta community and the gaming press are now permitted to publicly discuss their experiences in the Auto Assault beta test, as well as take and publish their own screenshots and videos. Those who have been awaiting the opportunity to publish beta diaries on their sites or write follow-ups to previously published previews are free to do so.

Producer Steve Snow also revealed the plans for the loot bonus that will be granted to players who have purchased the Auto Assault preorder package. In a post on the official message boards, Snow wrote, “The way the bonus works is it increases a creature’s chance to drop enhanced items from one to five percent of the creature’s base chance, so if you’re fighting a boss and it has an 80% chance to drop enhanced items, when your character gets credit for the kill the boss will have an 84% chance to drop enhanced items. For infantry that has only 1% chance to drop enhanced loot, the loot bonus will make that chance 2%. All of this is provided your character has looting rights to the creature when it dies. This will show up in the game as a medal on your character. The loot bonus is applied to your Auto Assault account, so every character created on a pre-order account will have the loot bonus. This is in addition to the unique retailer weapons that improve alongside your character.” You can read the entire post at

Coinciding with the lifting of the NDA and the preorder loot bonus announcement, will be giving away six thousand serial codes that will grant the gaming community the opportunity to participate in a special beta weekend event that starts Friday, January 13, at 4 pm Eastern time and ends Sunday, January 16, at 3 am Eastern time. In preparation for the assigning of the keys, the client and download instructions have been made available on the event page here:,1024,428656218,20060111043404.

Once again, we would like to extend an offer to interested gaming site staff to participate in the beta. To ensure that you’ve received your code in time for the beta weekend event, please send me the following information for each account requested, up to 6 per site, before 4 pm Central, Thursday, January 12:

First and last name
E-mail address
PlayNC username (if you don’t have an account, you can create one – it’s free! – at
If you have previously requested an account (before December 15) and haven’t received your invitation, please let me know. Requests received after December 15 are now queued for invitations and those should arrive before this weekend’s event. If you have received your invitation, but are experiencing issues with account registration, game installation or running the game, please contact Our Support team will do all they can to help resolve the issue and get you into the action as quickly as possible.

We look forward to sharing the road with you soon!

- The Auto Assault team

For more on Auto Assault, click here.