If you have followed my twitter account since December, you might know that I was robbed by my Uber driver. He intentionally drove off with my backpack containing my brand new $2,000 laptop, a bunch of marketing stuff, my medicine, second cell phone, some clothes, and pretty much everything important I owned. Seven months later, the situation has finally been resolved. I wanted to give everyone on the internet a rundown of what happened so they can hopefully prevent this happening to them, and if so you will know the steps I took to get back what was taken from me (kind of).
The community had really rallied around NP and I wanted to give back to the fans, so why not give away a bunch of hot sauce? From Portland, Oregon I flew Southwest which allows you 2 free checked bags. I filled up 2 suitcases with hot sauce to the max of 50 pounds each. I also filled my backpack with a bunch of sample sauces that I could carry on, as well as other merchandise like hats, stickers, and shirts. All of this stuff was for giving away to the fans that supported the team. Without fans, NP would have had one heck of a time getting where they did.
My flights were awesome. No turbulence, and I had a whole row to myself. I was able to stretch my legs out and watch movies on my phone in comfort. I thought it was so cool all the space that I had that I took a picture to post on Twitter. While not a great image, you could definitely see my backpack under the seat.
I landed in Boston around 11 PM EST on Monday, December 5th, 2016, and went to get my checked bags. Luckily there were no leaking hot sauce bottles. I went to wikitravel to see the best way of traveling from the airport. I was warned that cab drivers will frequently rip people off and charge them $50 from the airport, when it should not take more than $20. I decided to call an Uber from my phone, the first time that I had ever used the service. While wearing my heavy backpack, I carried my two heavy bags out to the limo pick up area to wait.
As we arrived at my AirBNB I slid my laptop back into my bag and looked up instructions on how to check in. When we pulled up to the location we stopped in the middle of an uphill street, right next to another car. It was a tight fit getting out of the backseat. I looked around the unfamiliar street and told the driver that I would unload the suitcases to the curb then I would come back for the backpack in the backseat.
And we kept wanting to introduce tension and stressors into the map, and we do that with circle speed, we do that with loot. And now we do that with the Black Zone. Now I'll even find myself on the test server looting, trying to find my backpack because I can't seem to find a backpack, and I hear that siren and I see I'm in that purple circle, and I have to do that calculus of, okay, my specific building probably won't get hurt but do I want to risk it? And it's just one more thing we try to put into the player's lap to keep them thinking and keep them on edge.
Petty theft is the main crime so you should never leave your backpack or purse unattended in plain sight. Also do not ever leave valuables visible in your car. This is one of the first things we tell visitors when it comes to safety in Costa Rica.
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