It is great pleasure that I introduce the next chapter of the Crack Den – one that is focused on building on the deep lore and rivalries that created the kind of character development, intricate scenes, and weaved complex relationships as the streets of Hathian fell victim to… the rise of gangs.
In a series of new features, staff updates, and evolution of guidelines, we will be reimagining the concept of creating gangs and their purpose in the Den. As the balance between law enforcement and crime remains critically paramount, we have an opportunity now to create more drama and conflict to breed the kind of fiction that makes the Crack Den so sticky. It will require the community to step up with ideas and commitment, but I know we can do it together.
To better understand this new world of gangs in the Crack Den, please read the following:
As one of the active lieutenants of the Police Department and long time OOC lead of the community, I have asked Craig Hamilton (paulburkowski) to join the admin team alongside Perina and Blue with a focus on cultivating new gangs and maintaining the delicate balance between them and the police department. Craig has been a long time leader of the community and he has the motivation and drive that I believe can help usher in this new era of role-play opportunities.
Following this update, I will work the admin team to also review our current staff and leads to make sure we have the kind of coverage across timezones.
Gang Tagging (Graffiti)
Players who maintain active roster status for official gangs will have the ability to accrue cred and spend it on cans of spray paint. These cans can then be used on taggable walls around the city as a means of the following:
Each approved gang will have a dedicated hideout and indirect turf to help nurture their stories. A place to allow a group to rally and be accessible to other players is important as part of this overhaul.
There are many new features being rolled out in the next generation of the HUD, but the first set will be focused on gangs.
I have been inspired the past few months with the escalated stories between the police and crime factions of Hathian – I really think this was an area worth focusing on. I’m excited to roll these out and look forward to you all taking part of this new chapter of the Den.
You can learn more about these various features here:
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