When the apocalypse comes, money will become obsolete and bottle caps will become our new tender. At least, that’s according to the Fallout games, and one industrious fan has sent developer Bethesda over 2,000 bottle caps as payment to pre-order forthcoming sequel Fallout 4.
Seth, or GatorMacheteJr – his handle on Imgur – sent the boxful of caps, along with a letter, to Bethesda to reserve a copy of the game. In the description of the Imgur gallery, GatorMacheteJr says, “Fallout 3 was my favourite game for several years, so I made the rational choice to start saving up bottle caps. Turns out 4.5 years of undergrad and 3 years in a Master’s program leads to a lot of drinking.”
In the following letter that accompanied the unique method of payment, he revealed that he’d been collecting the bottle caps for over seven years:
Hello Boys and Girls,
If it’s not already obvious, I’m a pretty big fan of the series. Needless to say, I got pretty excited when I started seeing more and more about Fallout 4. I’ve also noticed you’re now accepting preorders. I only saw prices listed in pre-war dollars, and I wasn’t exactly sure what the exchange-rate is these days, so I went ahead and sent everything I’ve been able to save since I played Fallout 3 for the first time. Using my bathroom scale and a number I found on Wikipedia, I’m thinking this is somewhere in the range of 2,240 caps. That ought to cover it, right?
I’m a PC person and my Steam ID is [REDACTED] and if that doesn’t work out, my email is [REDACTED]. If caps are not an acceptable form of payment, let me know and I’m sure we can work something out. Additionally, I’m going to be moving in August, so if you need to send me anything (like a return of my life’s savings) after then, the return address won’t be any good. Just email me and we can sort it out.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and here’s hoping 7.5 years’ worth of bottle cap hoarding doesn’t just end up in the Bethesda trash can.
You’d best give this man at least one copy of Fallout 4, Bethesda. 2,240 bottle caps is at least double the RRP.
Thank you VG24/7 for providing us with this information.