In an event of these characteristics, the most important thing (even above the housing [good agents do not sleep]) is the data, the SIM; and preferably at a very, very affordable price.
As any traveler, the acquisition of a local prepaid SIM card is a must if you want to avoid roaming charges arising from use of your national SIM card in a different country.
Prices vary by operator; and in the worst case scenario, it could happen that the data rate in Spain was more expensive than in your home country. :(
In Barcelona you will find these telecom operators
And many more. Practically there is an option for every need; unfortunately in this web there is no space to tell you which is the best option. :(
Barcelona is a city where you can not only play; you can also do some sightseeing (When Darsana finished, ok?, you shouldn't get tired early).
To move between the clusters during the event, or if you want to sightsee; we suggest avoiding the use of private vehicles as much as possible.
Like any European city, if you move around with a private vehicle you will have to fight traffic jams, the need to park, either on the street (beware, Barcelona has excellent towing services and very effective local police who may fine and/or remove your car if improperly parked) or in private car parks (and the expense that entails).
Barcelona has a subway, bus and tram network that will cover your needs during the event and even if you want to sightsee.
If you plan on lodging outside of the city of Barcelona; you should know that transport in Barcelona is integrated; this mean that you can buy a ticket in a neighboring town and will be able to use it to go to Barcelona and even make journeys within the city, even combining different modes of transportation.
Note that there are different types of transport tickets and both integrated and non-integrated tickets coexist, which can lead to confusion.
Although sleep is for weak agents not committed to their faction, sometimes (but only sometimes) is important to sleep.
There's a wide variety of hotels in Barcelona to suit all tastes and budgets; so all you need to do is prepare your mobile, your extra battery and you're ready, because you'll definitely find accommodation.
Although it is more comfortable staying overnight in Barcelona, do not overlook the surrounding towns, which also offer accommodation possibilities; and are often cheaper than those offered in Barcelona; although this method would involve additional transportation to the place where the event is held, might be an alternative for you to not miss Darsana.
Day lettings in Barcelona are another option with consequent savings in food's chapter.
Taking into account that the date of the event will be in December; and this means there can be no rooms available. Do not wait until the last minute to make your reservation.
Monuments, museums, beaches (well... maybe not beaches in winter), medieval districts, European modernism, Roman ruins, exhibitions, theaters, dance, children's activities... Barcelona has everything you may need if you want a touristic get away on top of the event.
The clusters of the event will be located in interesting areas of the city; so even during the course of the competition you will be sightseeing. ;)
If you have children and/or partner, you can bring them (if you want, of course); while you\re resisting the harassment of so-called "enlightened" (we all know they are a disgusting bunch of frogs 1), your family can enjoy:
The list would be long and endless:
And BEWARE! you should also stroll through the city once you've met your obligations as a resistance agent :).
Foodwise, Barcelona is a multicultural city, so you can eat whatever you want; you can get from 5-star restaurants run by some of the most renowned chefs in the world, to the humble kebab 2; from the Catalonian cuisine to Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, English ... and yes, you will also find McDonald's, Subway's, etc.
1 At a personal level are wonderful people, but they have chosen the wrong path in their lives.
2 For the record, the kebab is NOT humble; however it is very affordable and can be obtained all over the city. The team building this website has lived only on kebab while working on it.
And now, a variety of general tips(Enlightened, take advantage of this, we are so good we want everyone to have a good time in our city).
And most importantly: Do come looking forward to enjoying a great event and the company of your fellow faction agents!!!
Ahhh! What would these events be like without those products that allow us to remember those days of yore? (And no, we are not talking about photographs)
To give you an idea, we show:
And do not think this is all, there are more items available ...
Videos, music, all media is here.