PKPenguin321 wrote:The policy in question:When I wrote this it was directed towards admin event ghost roles, as in roles given to ghosts by admins, rather than ones that spawned on the map. I for some reason failed to take actual map-spawned ghost roles into consideration when I came up with the wording for this ruling, which has now led to confusion. Stupid mistake, I know.We're enacting a new policy that randomly killing admin event things for literally no reason is grounds for a note/tempban/permaban (depending on past behavior) for random murder. In the past, this has been let off as ghost roles are often valid, but that's no longer going to be the case. Unless the ghost role is something small and intended to be valid like a sentient cockroach or frog, the ghost role is inherently evil or antagonistic, or the person playing the ghost role does IC escalation to build up to murder, then admin event roles can be treated as any other default roles.
For example: Bumrushing and killing the centcomm inspector at arrivals docks for no reason as a non antagonist would be a note/tempban/permaban for random murder.
The validity of map-spawned ghost roles is a separate issue that I suppose could be debatable. Technically there isn't official policy, but I think the policy I quoted just a second ago could easily be applied to map-spawned ghost roles (especially considering the wording already unintentionally implies as much). I'll have to talk to another headmin about it.
Do you guys think these ideas are accurate in practice? Should they be changed?Kor wrote:The official policy of ghost roles has been massively relaxed escalation and basically following the roleplay guidelines of their flavour text.
Relaxed escalation/motivation can include things like "I want to kill the free golems for their minerals" or "that drone just stole my hat." It doesn't mean completely at random though.
I think that relaxed escalation is true, as well as how relaxed the escalation is scaling with how disposable the ghost role is. For example, drones are incredibly disposable and therefore are basically free to kill just for being a minor annoyance.