Chronicles of Elyria Changes Alpha NDA, Talks Blockchain, NFT In Latest Update

Chronicles of Elyria back in the news this week after an update posted to her website details the changes to her Alpha NDA, as well as discussions about NFTs within Elyria.

First up: the Alpha NDA. If you remember, when the Kingdoms of Elyria alpha began, eagle-eyed users spotted disturbing language in the NDA deal that would see players potentially waiving their right to legal action against Soulbound Studios. Skeptical supporters (and they have every right to be skeptical) saw this potentially as a way for them to effectively dismiss their claims to sue the studio, both retroactively and in the future.

While the language is actually pretty standard for NDAs, against the backdrop of the current class action lawsuit by donors already underway, many potential testers urged themselves not to sign the NDA due to the language. , as we have reported. Well, it looks like the Soulbound Studios team has figured this out and are apparently determined to bring these backers into the Alpha, as CEO Jeromy Walsh announced this week via the studio’s website that the NDA is being edited.

While claiming that this does not reflect a “change in substance of the agreement,” Walsh argues that the rewording of the NDA is a way to better “clarify” their intention when presenting the NDA agreement to Kingdoms of Elyria. This is, of course, after actually criticizing players and influencers for reacting with “suspicion” to the deal, when they should do so as of right.

“Unfortunately, it became apparent that even before downloading the client, some players and influencers reacted with suspicion to specific sections of our testing agreement,” Walsh said in the post. “With an ongoing legal action against the studio, it has been suggested that the wording was intentionally ambiguous and designed to waive your rights to bring legal action against us for prior use of our website or services. , or for us to describe our product as finished or final to nullify pending legal claims. The result was that some of our Alpha 1 backers became reluctant to commit to our first Alpha test. “

The new language, says Walsh, will apply to any backer, both those who have already agreed to the previous terms, as well as potential testers who declined to sign it due to concerns about recourse rights. future (and current) collectives. The changes, however, might not go far enough as the wording makes it clear that potential funders could waive their rights to a claim relating to the fund. Kingdoms of Elyria, although it now states that it does not limit the ability of signatories to “pursue any claim, whether as an individual or a member of a group, against Soulbound Studios arising out of, or related to, or in relationship with your use of the Soulbound Studios website or other services unrelated to the Test. “

Here is the full language modified below:

Change 1 “This agreement only applies to your participation in the Kingdoms of Elyria. Your use of the Soulbound Studios website and other Soulbound Studios services is governed by the Terms of Service available at http://chroniclesofelyria.com/terms.

Change 2 “15 (iv) Limitation of Agreement to Arbitrate and Waiver of Class Actions. The terms of this Agreement, including the Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver, are not retroactive. Nothing in this Agreement limits your ability to pursue any claim, whether as an individual or a member of a group, against Soulbound Studios arising out of, related to or in connection with your use of the Soulbound Studios website or other services unrelated to the event. Your use of the Soulbound Studios website and other Soulbound Studios services is governed by the Terms of Service found at http://chroniclesofelyria.com/terms. ””

It should be noted that these changes were featured in the article this week without being placed in the full context of the full NDA, but potential funders will be able to see the full NDA when updated in the. Kingdoms of Elyria launcher this week.

The post goes on to talk about the need for SBS to shut down its Official subreddit because gamers, a small minority, have blasted developers with what Walsh calls a “torrent of abuse.” This includes, according to Walsh, “daily threats of violence.” As a result, Walsh states that the team decided to “temporarily lock down” the Center of excellence subreddit until the community is in “a place where people feel safe to express themselves”.

Finally, Walsh talks about digital assets in Chronicles of Elyria, stating that an “increasing number of people” have asked whether or not they could buy any of the CoE digital claims on a domain. As a result, Walsh details the initial plans to turn receivables into NFT where asset holders can swap or sell their current receivables as they see fit.

“From the release of KoE: domains, we will be issuing digital ownership certificates to our contributors for each title in their player inventory, as well as a wide selection of virtual items. These certificates can be freely bought, sold and exchanged on one or more of the public blockchain networks. This step allows players to trade, buy or sell their items for cryptocurrency (or even fiat currency) in a secure, secure and verifiable manner – so there is never a question of property. At the appropriate time – whether it’s the exhibition or the launch – players who have the certificates will be able to hand them over to Soulbound in order to obtain the functionality described in the certificates. Those who no longer want their titles and items can sell them to people who want them, those who wish to trade for a new location can arrange to do so, and those who want to claim a title can buy one from another player. “

You can read the full article on the Chronicles of Elyria website.

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