Name of Contract: The Thraxx Paradox 2.0
Contract ID: 1-13-7028159-24 - obsolete: 1-13-0003647-24 (previous version)
Location: Mumbai, India - Chasing A Ghost
In 2007, a certain organization suffered substantial loss of personnel by the hand of a hired assassin. It is assumed that this assassin will soon attempt to re-enact his infamous killing spree in the city of Mumbai. You are to eliminate him and carry out the deed in his stead.
Why the contract should be featured:
This is my very first contract, no? So it’d be a very cool late-late Christmas gift (frosty even… see what I did there?) for a newbie like me, if I saw this in the featured contracts list, yas yas. It would really make my whole year and be a great motivational push to start 2020 off on a high note.
Since I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing when entering the contract creation mode, I did what probably every good person would do: look up an online guide on the DOs and DONTs and all that jazz. And you’ll be pleased to know that I basically ignored every single piece of advice.
This contract is obviously an homage to a certain movie almost everyone I know loves to hate. That’s why I’m giving you even more stuff to hate on. Don’t we all secretly enjoy to have some sort of love/hate relationship in our lives, in one way or another? Well well, my fellow assassins… you absolutely need to stay frosty to come out on top of this one.
The last round of featured contracts included one that didn’t quite fit the Christmas theme as well (not at first glance anyways) so you could argue: every month needs one of those.
All jokes aside though, this is pretty much the (sub)theme I was aiming for: LOVE IT / HATE IT.
LOVE IT, because it pays tribute to a piece of art (I did my best to find locations and targets that match some of the hits in the movie as closely as possible. If there’s a way to get the Kashmirian to the train yard, other than dragging his body there, please let me know).
HATE IT, because it basically does everything you hate about Hitman contracts: limiting your options to a ridiculous extent. Not even the loadout has any sort of wiggle room. So it should be easy enough for you to figure out, right? Or, in the words of Sidney Wang: “Answer simple, but question very hard.”
Bottom line: it’ll probably leave you with mixed feelings, just like the film might have. Don’t go too hard on me though, I promise I’ll do better next time. Maybe.
/edit 1: I’m actually already working on a version that’s less restrictive in some ways, but gives you more food for thought in others. Feedback on the current contract would be much appreciated, DMs are open.
/edit 2: Revamped contract is up. If any of you already played the previous one, don’t worry - it’s not for naught! Both have their PROs and CONs. Just look at it as a different approach, hopefully one that will allow players to be a little bit more creative. Just a little bit though. ;D