Don't post about Warez.... THIS MEANS YOU.
I really hate to do this, because it's so obvious that we don't allow this kind of behavior on our boards, and our long time posters are aware of our policy and behave themselves.
As the release of the game draws closer, we have been getting some new people who apparently didn't read the rules they agreed to when the signed up, this is unfortunate. Due to repeated violations, this is necessary.
Raven/LucasArts frequent our boards and posting this garbage is a slap in the face to their hard work, not to mention it makes the rest of us, who will purchase the game legally when it comes out jealous and resentful.
People posting "warez" related threads, discussing where to get it or asking how, or bragging about it, will be dealt with swiftly and severely (this includes links, information, screenshots, files, whatever... AND posting "spoilers" taken from the illegally leaked beta). To our honest and loyal members, I call on you to report immediately any such behavior you see that breaks these rules. Your help is appreciated. This also applies to our irc chatrooms. Members there that break the rules on warez may find themselves kicked or banned, perhaps indefinately.
The game is set for release this Fall (the week of September 17 is the latest figure given). Anyone claiming to have the game before that date, (who is not a member of the press or a Raven/LA employee of course) will automatically arouse our suspicion.
Those claiming to be beta testers will be asked to show us proof (in private) that they are who they claim to be (and believe me, we know Raven/LA so we CAN CHECK if needed). False claims like this will be considered 'trolling' and dealt with accordingly.
There is no legal public beta version of the game, and anyone claiming that there is is lying. The official release date for the game is Sept. 17, 2003.
An official legal demo version has been released, but it is SINGLE PLAYER ONLY and easily distinguishable from any warez or leaked beta version.
Now that you've been warned, people posting illegal material will risk being banned, their threads locked and posts deleted, possibly without warning. Feel free to email or PM us if you have problems.
People have already been banned for ignoring this warning, don't be the next!
Don't be stupid. Don't ruin it for the rest of us.
Anyone who feels they have been treated unfairly can email us and discuss it in private, however we have the final say.