DDO Players Council FAQ and NDA
Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the DDO Players Council:
What is the DDO Player Council?
The DDO Player Council is a group of players selected to provide targeted feedback and valuable suggestions to the DDO Team. This will involve participating in surveys, focused discussions, as well as highly structured and targeted developer chats. Often the topics covered will be elements of game design at their earliest stages, well before they are committed to development or appear in our preview programs like Lamannia.
Does Standing Stone Games determine the makeup of the DDO Player Council?
The forums are only one portion of the player base, how will the larger community be heard?
We extend invitations to players based on a variety of factors to determine their ability to be a good sample of the general player base.
What if I don’t live in North America?
The goal is to create a diverse group that accurately represents the player base in terms of geography, play style, and interests. We do ask that all applicants be capable of participating in the council in written and spoken English.
Will my participation be kept private?
The DDO Player Council will be covered by a Non-disclosure agreement that all participants must agree to before being added to the council. However, we will publish a list of all players participating in the council. This list will not reveal your real name, but will include your forum name and main server of choice.
I haven’t played DDO in a long time, but I really want to be part of this!
We’re very sorry, but the Player Council is for active players.
How will the Council be held accountable to the full community?
The role of the council is to provide feedback as requested, and suggestions as appropriate. It is not an elected body answerable to a constituency. We believe the size of the council is sufficient to ensure a majority of views are represented.
What if I’m chosen for the council and people harass or grief me in game because of my participation or if they don’t like suggestions the council made?
Harassment is harassment and a violation of the EULA, TOS and Community Guidelines. Players engaging in this behavior for any reason are subject to action based on the existing prohibitions against harassment.
NDA and Confidentiality Reminder
Your participation in the DDO Player council is voluntary and carries with it a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement in addition to the normal terms of service, EULA, and community guidelines. During your participation in the DDO Player Council, you will have access to non-public information concerning the Game, including without limitation the Game design, look and feel, computer software, game concepts, storylines, features, screen shots, characters, graphics, audio, images, virtual items, Feedback, business methods, Standing Stone Games updates, release schedules, information about other players or other information that is not generally known (collectively, the “Confidential Information”).
The Confidential Information is proprietary to Standing Stone Games (or its affiliates, publishing partners, licensors or licensees), and you agree to treat as confidential all Confidential Information of which you become aware in connection with your participation in the DDO Player Council, regardless of whether it is in written, oral, electronic or other form.
As a participant, you must maintain all Confidential Information in strict confidence, may not disclose or permit access to Confidential Information to anyone other than Standing Stone Games, or discuss Confidential Information with anyone except within the DDO Player Council’s private discussion boards located at www.ddo.com/forums.