Mex

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Extra! Extra! Read all about the newspaper!

By Mex

[quote author="Mark Twain"]

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.

"Mark

Ahoy there!

I don’t know where you live, but here in Italy these days have been terribly hot. I’ll try to write this latest post about Nantucket‘s features without sweating (and swearing) too much. Wait, some air. Gone.

This time I’m going to introduce you the last harbor’s area: the newspaper. “The sailor’s post” is a periodical published every month and available in the biggest cities around the world. It is divided into two main areas: news and jobs.

InGame_Newspaper

The News page contains information about current events around the world. Some of them are gameplay related (pirate activity) while others are just historical events to immerse you in a living world. We have tracked down 1800 real events, from really famous (Napoleon’s death, for example) to really weird.

About the second category, I want to mention the story of Col. Robert Gibbon Johnson. He is the man who proved tomatoes were edible. Yes, they thought they were poisonous and he has dedicated part of his life to prove they were all wrong. He did it. How? Eating them in front of a crowd week after week in front of 20.000 people. I don’t know if it’s weirder the fact Johnson wanted people to eat tomatoes that bad or that 20.000 people were going to the city square to see him to die. I guess they were just fucking bored without internet.

InGame_Jobs

The Jobs page contains instead minor errands to deal with in order to improve the captain’s prestige and his bank account. The game features 4 different minor quests’ types:

  • Delivieries between cities
  • Discovery of new whaling areas
  • Hunt of legenadry creatures sinking ships
  • Rescue missions of ships lost at sea

These minor quests are just a part of the quests available in the game. Apart from the main story line, related to Moby Dick, there are different side story lines related to famous explorer of the time, but this is a topic for a next post. So, I’ll invite you all to keep following us and I’ll take a cold beer.

See you next time!

Mex



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