Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Next stop: New Cap City

The Caprican has an article that sheds some light on New Cap City, the game Graystone mentioned as part of the reason why his daughter had joined a religious cult. We'll see New Cap City this Friday in episode 1x05, "There Is Another Sky."

From the article:

The game that's all the rage with the kids these days is, of course, New Cap City. And we do mean "rage." New Cap allows players to live in a film noir world of gangsters, gun molls, sleazy politicians, drug-addicted starlets, flunkies, thugs, you name it. It's a fantastical fever dream of corruption, glamour, excess, sex and violence. And there's really only one rule: Don't Die. Because if you die, you're out of the game. Forever.

Anyone who plays New Cap City knows that the person to see if you need anything - anything at all - is Vesta. The self-appointed "queen bee" of New Cap has seen it all and done even more - she knows the ins and outs of the game's sprawling, dangerous world, the nooks and crannies, the cheats and shortcuts.

"I've seen all types in New Cap," says Vesta, communicating with The Caprican via encoded online chat. "People coming to me, wanting this or that. And questions - so many questions. But yes, I meet all types. Some people just want to get as many points as possible, build a reputation, no matter what it takes. It's that kind of ruthlessness...I admire that. And this city rewards that."

But not everyone in New Cap is a wannabe gangster. "Some players are here to do little more than just enjoy the scenery. Hear some music at the clubs, have a good meal, sleep with a beautiful stranger. Tourists. Hey, if they don't get in my way, they're free to do what they please. They just better keep their heads up - this can be a town without pity." -- The Caprican

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