tally Now, i dont have to play all this political bs anymore. Im free to tell the community just what I know. ;)
of course, i support tally 100%.
Ok... let's take a step back then, and I'm saying this will all due respect, b/c clearly I am not aware of something.
From the way people spoke, it was my understanding that you were an EMPLOYEE of IW, and not a forum admin. My apologies for confusing the two.
I cannot find the post that started this kafuffle (sp?), but I seem to remember there was a very factual tone to it. It was almost as though you had gotten this information from the man at the top, as it were. Again I could be wrong here, but I'm going on memory here.
Please correct if I'm wrong, and if you can find this post, then I would be grateful if you could PM it to me or post it here.
Tally, don't get the idea I'm coming down on you or hate you, I just called it like I saw it. And I saw it as you violating an NDA.
I feel like a dick now.
np m8. The mistake you made is one which has been made many times - confusing working for IWN for working for IW.
I did speak to Grant Collier personally about some stuff, and I also spoke to IW developers about some stuff. However, I never signed any NDA with them while I worked for IWN. It was something we IWN staff were trying to get IW to do. But they didnt go along with it.
I think I may have over stepped the line in breaking personal confidences. But as I understood it at the time I made my post, GC always made it clear to me when he wanted to keep things quite, and when he gave me the impression it was 'ok to talk' about things.
As the fact that IW/ACTVI were under an NDA with MS had become public knowledge, I felt it was 'ok' to talk about it. After all, the 360 world knows by common knowledge that they are all in this NDA together.
The 'sticking point' in my post was the deal about rolling out the patches together. This has caused the most upset in the community with PCers blaming the 360 for 'holding up the patch'. But that part of the deal is not in the NDA with MS as such - its part of the deal about the relationship between the dual platform nature of the game, being for both PC and the 360.
I made it clear that I offered my 'theory' about what was going on, garnared from info recieved from various sources - including my chats with IW staff. But ultimately, it is just that - a theory. I have never had it 'laid out for me' in clear and unequivocal terms, so i had to give an 'educated guess' about it.
Thing is, Im not the only person to be doing such things, and I certainly wasnt the only IWN staff member to do it after talking to an IW staff member. I got canned for reason "other" than simple supposed breaches of confidences.
Ah, now that makes MUCH more sense. Nothing like getting it from the horse's mouth.
Thank for clearing that up, and my apologies for the confusion.
Got my support to Tally. I dont use the forums as much as I used to, but I like to keep my hand in on issues I feel strongly about. I must admit I thought the CCA was a good idea and the majority of their work is great, but I just cant get this hardcore minority of the that smacks with the slight tang of "Fanatic". I dont use IWN forums anymore as I find it is the same old rubbish and the Mods are just impotent. Dont like flame wars m8, had enough of those in my RTCW days. Just my opinion.
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After doing another IP search, Tally and Artful_Dodger are one in the same. I remember doing a search awhile back when the accusations of Artful being Tally were starting, and seeing that Artful and Tally had very different IP's. I guess I didn't do a deep enough search, because some of Tally's last posts are from the same IP that Artful_Dodger has been using.
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