‘Role-playing’ game for the rich in China: When the harmless entertainment game gradually transforms into a disguised ‘recruitment’ of ‘warm boys and girls’

Role-playing game (Murder Mystery Game) is currently very popular and makes young people in China crazy. This game was introduced to China in 2016 and quickly became a new entertainment trend for young people in the country of billions of people. This is a game that focuses on deduction, has an innovative scenario with many different characters to find the culprit. But recently, when players lost their heat because they had to perform repetitive content, the “rich service” accompanying this role-playing game suddenly became a fresh breeze that aroused the interest of many fans. money and spare time.

Currently, due to the epidemic, private services in Beijing city, China are only open for about 6 hours a day. They refuse to accept new customers, even “platinum” or “gold” members still have to book in advance. Many people still have to wait in line for nearly half a month to get their turn. Trieu Phong, a “new mat” participating in the game said that the staff here have the ability to “scan face” very accurately, even remember roughly which customer has deposited how much money to introduce the service to the future. worthy.

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The receptionist is also well-invested in costumes and appearance (Illustration image)

Tieu Mai (character name has been changed), the woman in charge of a facility in Beijing city, said that they were originally a sports brokerage and could provide many “sideline services”. Although only established for 3 years, their business activities include banquets, skiing, tennis and wine tasting… with nearly 500 potential employees.

“Our establishment has just ‘crossed over’ to this hot industry for more than half a year, but the income is very good. Most of the customers are sons and daughters of rich families who are willing to pay.” – Mai said.

Tieu Ho, an experienced role-playing player, said that although he had played a lot of role-playing scenarios with different large and small scales, it was not until he met Tieu Mai’s team that he realized that I knew nothing about the wonderful leisure life in the city of Beijing. It turns out that high-end hotels can also be turned into movie sets for the “Gods” to unleash their creativity.

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The facility in charge of Tieu Mai rents out a hotel to make a film studio (Artwork)

After Trieu Phong booked an appointment with the facility, Tieu Mai arranged for an assistant to contact guests directly and ask in advance if they would need a welcome service on the day of the “event”. It didn’t take long, the handsome “accompaniment” guy, over 1.8m tall, good at skiing and many other terrain sports was waiting in front of the 5-star hotel.

“I think if that guy goes to the casting for the role of a young tycoon who kills girls like in internet romance novels, he’ll be accepted no matter what.” – Trieu Phong clicked his tongue in exclamation.

What surprised Trieu Phong was that the shuttle bus was completely free, only paying an additional service fee for the “accompanied player”, the handsome guy mentioned above, for 200 yuan (equivalent to 720 thousand VND)/hour.

Their role-playing venue is a luxury hotel room. Inside were simple props such as folding fans, teapots… Tieu Mai stepped in and gave him the script and the game officially started.

“The script is nothing special, even if you look closely, you will see that the plot is written very illogically.” – Trieu Phong suddenly said.

Tieu Mai just smiled and replied: “Brother Just follow the rhythm of your companion.”

And it has been proven that the scenario really doesn’t matter, the main thing is that in the process of having fun, the customer enjoys it, and the skillful guidance of the “tutor” provided by the establishment is the key. key to retaining the “Gods”.

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The accompanying player is an extremely important “heat generating” character during the game (Artwork)

In the “role-playing” game, the experience of the whole process is very important, but when this game was first introduced to China, the elaborate and tight script was the attraction for players. . But recently, what customers want is just to experience the services that the facility offers. Tieu Mai also confided that when customers’ needs change, they also have to change.

“The content of our script is not outstanding, but there are really no players who take the role seriously. They come here to consume, enjoy the entertainment service.” – Mai said.

Quality scripts often incur a lot of costs in terms of copyright and investment in props for the scene. Since the establishment of the club, Tieu Mai’s base has only bought 14 scripts, the lowest price is about 700-800 yuan (equivalent to 2.5-2.8 million dong)/book.

“The content is mostly the same, the specific setting or plot doesn’t matter, as long as there are casts and specified elements in it.” – Tieu Mai introduced.

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The official playground takes place in a luxury room in the hotel, and is where the establishment sells its services (Artwork)

The element indicated here is alcohol itself. Although their scripts are also categorized into historical and modern films, the setting revolves around palaces and bars.

“Alcohol is an important or only thing to promote the sublimation of the plot.” – She continued.

The per capita ticket price of 498 yuan (equivalent to 1.7 million dong) for a role-playing game is not too expensive, but when it comes to alcohol, “accompanied players” will be sent out like ants, and With the service fee charged separately for each person, the bill that the customer has to pay is quite “bitter”.

It is the duty of each companion to seize every opportunity to convince the main player to drink, ordering the more expensive the better.

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The price list of “accompanied players” is higher for women than for men (Artwork)

When it was first established, Tieu Mai’s company operated as a sports agent in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu… They relied on competitions, recruitment and other forms of competition. to find and develop a team of “beautiful boys and girls” to serve the current role-playing game business. Besides appearance, the age requirement is also quite strict, usually people over 28 years old are not recruited.

“Of course, if there is a really eye-catching appearance and a super persuasive ability, then the age limit will be ignored.” – Tieu Mai revealed.

“The price list for female service is on average 400 yuan (equivalent to 1.4 million dong)/hour, and 200 yuan (equivalent to 720 thousand dong)/hour. The company offers half a discount, if you want to earn more, have to sell alcohol and they get an extra 80% off that money.” – Tu Duong, a male “accompaniment” of the establishment said.

All candidates applying for the above position must still pass online screening and training before being “on the catwalk”.

In short, for the rich, this new role-playing game is really worth experiencing, there’s nothing wrong with the two parties “buying and selling”. But the “way” of playing that they apply is hiding a lot of inadequacies, if not adjusted in time, it will most likely turn the champion into many other disguised unhealthy services.

Source: QQ

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