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by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert
Replies: 30
Views: 892

Re: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert

(Its worth noting that sec ONLY have metaprotection when arresting you for an obviously valid reason. If they decide to just trash the department and break all of Science's very expensive work, that's escalation and they get no more protection than a greytider does. Only the threat of intense brutal...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert
Replies: 30
Views: 892

Re: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert

I personally view an RD saying "dont build mechs" to a roboticist without a good reason (I need the points for something else right now / we have no mats / etc) as being more or less on the same level as the CMO telling the chemists they're only allowed to make meds in the chemlab. Its no...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert
Replies: 30
Views: 892

Re: Restrict Combat Mech Construction to Red/Delta Alert

I personally view an RD saying "dont build mechs" to a roboticist without a good reason (I need the points for something else right now / we have no mats / etc) as being more or less on the same level as the CMO telling the chemists they're only allowed to make meds in the chemlab. Its not...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:38 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: If the ban doesn't fit, you must acquit.
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: If the ban doesn't fit, you must acquit.

Isnt it generally already the case that the more effort you go to try and stop your eorg devices being used, the less trouble you get in when shithead 13 manages to activate them anyway? Like if you're holding a ttv in your hands and joey grey shoves you and activates it, that's different to if you ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:58 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Move RPR 10 to the general rules
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Move RPR 10 to the general rules

You could probbably just add "Admins may instruct players to stop using overplayed/spammed gimmicks or playstyles at their own discretion, even if no rules are being broken" to rule 7 or 6 or something, and leave the detailed explanation about how its toxic to the server in the rp rules.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: Horrific Heist of the Hellfoam Harbinger
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Horrific Heist of the Hellfoam Harbinger

For anyone wondering if something like this can be detected in-round before the (multiple) bugs that made this invisible on logs are fixed, the admin Secrets tool "list signalers" logs all signal pulses and their sender in a round, though like most Investigate tools I don't believe it's ad...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: Spriting and Mapping
Topic: The North Star: A Nanotrasen Exploratory Vessel [FEEDBACK]
Replies: 38
Views: 8582

Re: The North Star: A Nanotrasen Exploratory Vessel [FEEDBACK]

This has just struck me, but why was Northstar made to be the only map where fore/aft/port/starboard don't match with north/south/west/east directions? Obviously that cant be changed now but maybe thats why people get lost so much?
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: "Player's" club posters when they're asked to talk about playing
Replies: 33
Views: 790

Re: "Player's" club posters when they're asked to talk about playing

this is your daily reminder that you dont have to follow stupid and annoying orders Yes you do, you just don't have to follow obnoxiously unreasonable ones. The order in question was more like "Come with me I need you" and the borg just didnt want to because they were busy doing something...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy!
Replies: 215
Views: 3964

Re: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy

The note is harsh and unjustified. There is little to no reason to slap me with a Rule 1 griefing note. Would you feel that it's no longer unjustifiably harsh if all the un-needed stuff/context was removed and it was just changed to the pure recordskeeping "Asked to stop breaking into the vaul...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy!
Replies: 215
Views: 3964

Re: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy

IIRC in code we did actually lower EVA to not require a command-access slot to put on someone's ID card or something of the like, purely because there really isn't any reason for it to count as a secure area any more. (I don't really know how the new ID slot system code works, I just know internall...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy!
Replies: 215
Views: 3964

Re: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy

i will never be comfortable demanding that people play the game. it is not something that i will ever act on administratively. they are free to quit for whatever reason they like. but if you (not specifically you, but the royal you) quit the game because you lost or something happened that you don'...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: Ideas
Topic: More paranoid hallucinations
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: More paranoid hallucinations

Fake radio callouts is a fun one. Random crew saying fake common callouts like "Plasma in distro?" "Blue APC in [random area]", "Nightmare science maint" etc. I think we have some of these already but the choices are a bit lame Fake disease symptoms for you or people ar...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 11:03 am
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Manuel and a higher pop cap.
Replies: 22
Views: 1034

Re: Manuel and a higher pop cap.

Essentially, Manuel rules are mostly fences to herd players away from the common sorts of anti-rp behaviour and lone wolf wordless optimized gamer play.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:57 am
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: "Player's" club posters when they're asked to talk about playing
Replies: 33
Views: 790

Re: "Player's" club posters when they're asked to talk about playing

Had a round the other day where I was really snotty to a sec officer who was being an asshole fnr and calling the borgs rogue, malf accusing, etc at roundstart. Like 5 minutes of arguing on comms with him later I go "why *is* he so mad at you anyway" on .b and borg was like "oh he ord...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:51 am
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy!
Replies: 215
Views: 3964

Re: I am the uncontested Vault safe king but the adminfriend is taking the fun out of the game and it's driving me crazy

Saying you have to sit through the extremely long-winded routine of "trial for a confirmed antag" instead of just ghosting out is dumb. Trials are so slow and cumbersome that unless everyone involved wants one there's no point, especially since most captains just ignore everything that was...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Playing Long War 1 Day at a Time
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Re: Playing Long War 1 Day at a Time

RIP first campaign casualty. Being able to unpick the chain of bad strategic decisions, bad tactical decisions, and bad luck that leads to an unwelcome demise is always excruciating.


(Load time is getting a little long on the page with so many images too)
by Not-Dorsidarf
Sun Mar 31, 2024 5:55 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: this is what happens when you play on m*nu*el
Replies: 105
Views: 3658

Re: this is what happens when you play on m*nu*el

Seven day ban for gibbing security as a traitor chef? What the fuck?
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Can we bump threat on manny a little bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 1296

Re: Can we bump threat on manny a little bit?

People are also pretty bad at estimating the threat level on any round that doesn't have a plasmaflood, a final objective, and multiple killing sprees tbh.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: {Roleplay} Heretics should be allowed to say fuck in an eldritch tongue
Replies: 36
Views: 1635

Re: {Roleplay} Heretics should be allowed to say fuck in an eldritch tongue

There's levels of uncontainability, and changelings are a BIG step above heretics. Sure, some heretic types can easily escape prison if you toss them in perma unattended, but changelings can and will escape rapidly from cuffs while being held by an officer and are just as dangerous as if they'd neve...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:26 am
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: Can we bump threat on manny a little bit?
Replies: 28
Views: 1296

Re: Can we bump threat on manny a little bit?

I feel like manuel's in a good balance between "Only a few antags, spend more time doing regular sec stuff buddy" and "Would you like to meet The Wizard? Too Bad!" rounds tbh
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:24 am
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Bump down the population Birdshot rolls at to 50-60
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Bump down the population Birdshot rolls at to 50-60

Maybe we should look into making map votes able to be called again after say, 30 minutes. That way you never lock people out of choosing a new map but "I vote bird at roundstart when theres 15 people on then only play another 10 minutes" has less of an effect on the next round 90 minutes l...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: [UPDATE] Give Cyborgs speeding tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1487

Re: Give Cyborgs speeding tickets

This should really be a code solution because I can't imagine this would feel fair without some sort of balancing act. Nobody's going to buff borgs over a config change, that's just going against whoever's vision it is guiding borgs right now. Borgs have had features added to them specifically base...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:44 pm
Forum: Policy Discussion
Topic: [UPDATE] Give Cyborgs speeding tickets
Replies: 38
Views: 1487

Re: Give Cyborgs speeding tickets

Borgs are kinda supposed to be slower than humans and theyve ended up getting batteries of nerfs and counters coded in as a response to being the same speed as an unhurt human over time, many of which people have no clue exist like throwing trash at them. Lowering their speed down to "can't win...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Mon Mar 25, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: Peanut Wars
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Peanut Wars

My question is at what point does wasting resources in nuke ops become a free kill for the roiling mob? Like, if someone's carving statues with glass and metal and building a lounge instead of using it to build nukeops defenses, I think we all agree that would be insane to kill them. But if someone ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Mon Mar 25, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Wasting points during Nuke Ops = Immediate Kill?
Replies: 58
Views: 2246

Re: Wasting points during Nuke Ops = Immediate Kill?

While being wasteful and frivolous with tight resources during an emergency situation as a head of staff is dumb and crew should totally give them shit for it, saying "Waste your R&D points at all = kill" is kinda crazy and is, blunty, powergamer talk. In this specific case especially,...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Mar 20, 2024 10:54 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: when the nut is so good it got me hypotized
Replies: 89
Views: 3387

Re: when the nut is so good it got me hypotized

I was in one of these "mass objective go build a thing" hypnotisms and, you know, it was in fact kinda fun? Like we got told to "go build a new xenobiology in escape", and a swarm of people with stolen tools and gear showed up and at least chipped in, or helped break down the doo...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:37 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: What is YOUR shitty specialized codebase idea
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: What is YOUR shitty specialized codebase idea

PARANOIA ss13. The AI is always in charge but each head of staff (ULTRAVIOLET) can upload laws but NOT reset them. This can only go well. Crew have colour-coded security clearances. These are mostly random at shift-start and you have to do what a higher-clearance crewman says. The clown can roll any...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: should slimepeople remain enabled
Replies: 28
Views: 1602

Re: should slimepeople remain enabled

replace humans with slimepeople for a month. This will greatly enhance roleplay. I have foreseen it.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 19, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: local peanutmins show their hatred for jam, opt for jelly instead
Replies: 67
Views: 2378

Re: local peanutmins show their hatred for jam, opt for jelly instead

The new headmin team will enforce a codebase style "one in, one out" and remove another roundstart species to make room. I think this should be standard.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Remove Security Policy regarding Borgs.
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Remove Security Policy regarding Borgs.

Wait what, when the hell was this policy put in? The WHOLE POINT of the silicon faction is to be the 3rd faction between crew and security, and to help create interesting conflicts with security induced by their lawset, this has been a central theme in a million previous silicon policy discussions....
by Not-Dorsidarf
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Virology healing viruses and jellypeople
Replies: 19
Views: 961

Re: Virology healing viruses and jellypeople

If the viro releases a disease that kills jellypeople but won't make a vaccine for the jellypeople then he should be valid to jellypeople, seems simple.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Hypnosis/Brainwashing Guidelines
Replies: 45
Views: 2293

Re: Hypnosis/Brainwashing Guidelines

What kinds of hypnosis commands are we talking about here? Because there's a long precedent even for silicon laws that super unreasonable, time consuming, or obnoxious commands/laws are expected to get ignored/only somewhat followed. (See classics like "AI count all tiles on station before answ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Warops changes discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1747

Re: Warops changes discussion

I think that *total* stealth ops is kinda shitty because unless you screw up badly, the captain is lurking with a bunch of armed people all the time, or someone happens to bump into you as you're lurking in maint to yell NUKIES!! its a guaranteed win as you jump the captain, strip him/blow him up to...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:03 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Fortifying departments w/o provication
Replies: 28
Views: 1683

Re: Fortifying departments w/o provication

What are peoples opinions on replacing the ORM with a window? You occasionally see cargo departments do that, because everyone knows it's only existed as a free beeline to the autolathe/cargo lathe ever since they added the ore silo (screwdriver + wrench lets you instantly bypass cargos front doors...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 15, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: Bug exterminator gets angry with the computer, transformed into moth
Replies: 26
Views: 1290

Re: Bug exterminator gets angry with the computer, transformed into moth

So like did the paramedic just happen to stumble across an greytider assistant who was being manhunted to death at the worst possible moment (right before the captain burst in) or were they following them around or what? I assume the paramedic wasnt following them around healing them while knowing ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:22 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Fortifying departments w/o provication
Replies: 28
Views: 1683

Re: Fortifying departments w/o provication

What are peoples opinions on replacing the ORM with a window? You occasionally see cargo departments do that, because everyone knows it's only existed as a free beeline to the autolathe/cargo lathe ever since they added the ore silo (screwdriver + wrench lets you instantly bypass cargos front doors ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:16 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: Bug exterminator gets angry with the computer, transformed into moth
Replies: 26
Views: 1290

Re: Bug exterminator gets angry with the computer, transformed into moth

So like did the paramedic just happen to stumble across an greytider assistant who was being manhunted to death at the worst possible moment (right before the captain burst in) or were they following them around or what? I assume the paramedic wasnt following them around healing them while knowing t...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:10 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: Supernutter Ruined by Singulor Vote
Replies: 38
Views: 1514

Re: Supernutter Ruined by Singulor Vote

The note should be amended to clarify that there was a 93% vote for "I was fine with being singuloed that was base", with only 1 upset player while the rest of the crew made a viewing stand and set up concessions like it was a ballgame tbh instead of a vaguely worded "oh ya this guys ...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Disable space dragon on mrp
Replies: 19
Views: 1145

Re: Disable space dragon on mrp

it kinda sucks that the space carp and the dragon are just like: incredibly fast, space-capable (and therefore usually making a depressurised area wherever it can constantly) repositioning, deadly, stationwide threat, spawning teleporting adds, and fully allowed to do shit like beelining for apcs an...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: local terrynut upset because fruitmin
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: local terrynut upset because fruitmin

2017? Werent all antag tokens able to be redeemed for any antag back then?
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)
Replies: 58
Views: 2951

Re: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)

I don't think it's a healthy call to restrict the captain like that without there being some sort of carrot, support, or safeguard to account for the pressures Constellado brought up - even on captains or acting captains who do not WANT to be involved in security affairs. The captain's not forced t...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: How many phone screens have you broken?
Replies: 16
Views: 490

Re: How many phone screens have you broken?

2. One my old flip phone, one a smartphone i dropped face down (and it was still usable for months)
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: local terrynut upset because fruitmin
Replies: 47
Views: 1676

Re: local terrynut upset because fruitmin

If a traitor got jumped by zombies instantly in my "secretly its zombies" round and ahelped being upset I might have given them a token for it since yeah I guess thats my fault you ate shit unavoidably, but banning events on metastation because you like playing on it is beyond ridiculous.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)
Replies: 58
Views: 2951

Re: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)

I feel that "beat cop" activity as captain is pretty much in the same area as breaking open the gun case roundstart. I guess you can , but its petty and cringe and people should make more fun of players that do it. Captain should be stepping in for more serious situations, like leading man...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: the grumble thread: disappointed edition
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: the grumble thread: disappointed edition

NecromancerAnne wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:54 pm
Not-Dorsidarf wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:54 pm The round before the big site crash we had was fun, there was a shoddy subversion law, I had a gimmick based on it, but then oops server box out.
You may not have seen it, but I pixel shifted a fedora onto your head that round
Now i'm DOUBLE GRUMBLE for missing it
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: Player's Club
Topic: the grumble thread: disappointed edition
Replies: 15
Views: 606

Re: the grumble thread: disappointed edition

The round before the big site crash we had was fun, there was a shoddy subversion law, I had a gimmick based on it, but then oops server box out.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Wed Mar 06, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)
Replies: 58
Views: 2951

Re: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)

Also, there are additional factors to consider such as Security clearly being subservient to the Captain even in terms which strictly relate to Security, i.e how Security is supposed to get the Captain's explicit permission to execute. Yes, the captain can overrule security and other departments, b...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Playing Long War 1 Day at a Time
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Re: Playing Long War 1 Day at a Time

Long war 1! Now this is in for the long haul.
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)
Replies: 58
Views: 2951

Re: Captain, Security and RSR 4 (and RSR 9)

I really don't know why captain players have such an obsession with needing to kill/hunt antags. Ridiculous comparisons aside, maybe we just shouldnt make them the most heavily armed and armored crew member on the station, the target of virtually every antag, constantly under threat from any unchec...
by Not-Dorsidarf
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Closed Policy Discussion
Topic: Remove Security Policy regarding Borgs.
Replies: 38
Views: 2644

Re: Remove Security Policy regarding Borgs.

Like, you have a flash and flashbang - if the human in question is an existential threat, just kill them while the borg is incapacitated from one of those options. Yeah, if you aren't playing a nonhuman you can just... kill the baddie while its stunned then apologise profusely and promise the silic...