I know what an NDA is in principle. Rather, I want to know the details of what it means for this particular game.
My understanding is that the game is currently in closed beta 1, and still officially under NDA. However, anyone who wants to can pay $60 to get access to the beta and see whatever they want of the game. When it moves to beta 2, it will take a cheaper access package so you'll be able to buy access for $35; I'm not sure if the NDA will be removed before, after, or at the same time as the official move to beta 2. So in that sense, it's not a super strict NDA, and if there were any really juicy details, they'd surely have already leaked out.
Does the NDA for this game just mean that you can buy access, but have to agree not to say very much about the game outside of official channels only visible by the developers or others who have bought access? Obviously, it's not a complete ban on talking about the game; quoting or pointing to what the developers have said publicly is allowed under just about any NDA. But rather, is it just a restriction on giving out any information about the game that the developers haven't released publicly?
I've also seen people say that the developers have been really transparent. Usually I don't think of "game is under NDA" as being synonymous or even compatible with being transparent. Does that basically mean that the developers are transparent about telling the game's backers what is going on, but it's still under NDA so that they're not transparent with telling the general public so many details?