So I’m making a Character Creation Stat Guide - where I basically abuse the Restart button and take screenshots after EVERY choice in the character creation stage of Game 1 so I can check them when writing the guide. That’s when I noticed this:
During character creation, you get the option of choosing whether your Dominus sired you out of "insatiable lust or for your “unique talents.”
If you pick “insatiable lust,” character creation proceeds as normal. Before you pick your Ethnic Background, you get a base Wealth of $500, as shown in the below screenshot.
Then, you get additional money based on your Ethnic Background. With most backgrounds - Choctaw, Slave, Freeman, and the many European laborer/soldier/peasant backgrounds - you’ll end up with a total of $3000.
While a few backgrounds - like the French Heir or Southern Belle - will net you $40,500.
BUT, if you pick “unique talents,” instead of a base Wealth of $500, you’ll get a base Wealth of $40,500! Before you even pick you Background!
And that $40k stacks with your Background money, so slaves and peasants end up with a starting total of $43k.
While the rich backgrounds like the Southern Belle will basically double their money and end up with a whopping $80k.
…This has to be a bug, right? There’s no way a recently-escaped slave can have more savings than a modern grad student!
(Or maybe it’s not a bug! Maybe you were so “uniquely talented” you hid $40k away from your slave masters, heh.)
Anyhow, I’ve tested this across the iOS, Android, and browser apps, with different genders and Dominus. (What’s the plural of “Dominus”? Is it “Domini”? “Dominuses”?)
Basically, it doesn’t matter what other choices you make or what platform you use. As long as you say you were chosen for your “unique talents,” you’ll start off with a small fortune.
I feel like someone HAS to have reported this bug by now, but for the life of me, I can’t find the right post. Honestly, I almost wish this bug will never get fixed, because it’s really funny. - Gotta fight that wage gap somehow!