Big rig drivers in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator are being invited to hold digital deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines, though even this type of factor can’t go ahead with out some folks complaining that it’s a political assertion.
SCS Software’s “Hauling Hope” event is fairly simple: Make seven or extra undamaged deliveries of the COVID-19 Vaccine Cargo. The catch: The cargo in query has zero harm tolerance, so drivers want a Fragile Cargo ability of stage 1 or higher. The prize: an achievement, plus a Hope Trucker air freshener in your cab.
OK, fairly well timed gesture, assertion of solidarity with the long-haulers who’ve been protecting us going the previous yr, proper? Well, not precisely. Some fight-pickers within the feedback below SCS Software’s announcement weblog and Facebook put up informed the studio to stay to truckin’, and complained that this occasion was an unwelcome reminder of the actual world.
Others replied that such sentiments had been 10-1 (obtained poorly) and suggested complainers to 10-7 (exit of service). “Hauling Hope is an Event, not a political statement,” stated one trucker. “Covid sucks but this event does not. Just enjoy it. Thank you, SCS.”
“Real life truckers are essential workers in delivering supplies and food,” stated one other. “I’m so proud to at least be a virtual trucker, especially in events this one. […] #TheBestCommunityEver is proud of SCS bringing events like this to us.”
SCS group managers nonetheless needed to ask of us to be civil. “No matter if you stand for vaccines or against them, these truckers still have to work really hard and we wanted to give them their well-deserved 15 minutes of fame,” the builders stated. “But if you do not like this event, you do not need to participate in it. It is not mandatory, it’s totally up to every single one of you.”
Anyway, the Hauling Hope occasion runs till Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:59 p.m. EST.