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Make felinids interesting

Postby Space Panda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:09 am #576916

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Felinids are currently the most boring species in the game. The only difference between them and regular humans is the ears and the brain damage. There's no reason to play one unless you're a complete weeb that has given up on life.

Hoping to fix this issue, I propose a few changes to their species:

  • rats and mice are always hostile to them
  • they have a completely carnivore diet, with a preference for mice (they should compete with lizards for food)
  • lactose intolerant (play burp noise and puke)
  • they make loud and unsettling noises randomly
  • they lose mental stability whenever they're touched by water
  • to clean themselves they must perform a slow lick action on each body part
  • puke hair (should be harder to clean, always happens after they lick themselves)
  • chocolate and caffeine deal high amounts of toxin damage to them
  • no fall damage

I feel like these are some pretty fun and balanced changes, and will likely get more people to play them.

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Armhulen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:36 am #576917

So basically a lot of people get up in arms every time a catgirl change pr goes through, leading the only changes to actually be done being done VERY CAREFULLY and VERY deliberately.

The chocolate change was tried, and man was it hell and it led to this as the final pr:

https://github.com/tgstation/tgstation/pull/48066
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Armhulen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:38 am #576918

Basically: Making a bunch of character's species gross and vomity and annoying makes the people who play them mad, adding anything to felinids makes people who don't play them mad, and finally breaking the freeze on them makes maintainers mad.
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Space Panda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:42 am #576919

I believe that these changes might result in funny RP situations that end with the catperson being murdered, so everybody wins

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Armhulen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:05 am #576921

Oh it's a shitpost thread
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Space Panda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:15 am #576922

nah, I do believe they're pretty bland

they could use some differences in gameplay

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby wesoda25 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:23 am #576923

None of these mechanics sound interesting once the initial novelty wears off, aside from perhaps diet preferences/limitations such as being carnivorous. The race at its core is unimaginative, so its no wonder it’s proposed mechanics would be.

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Armhulen » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:30 am #576924

wesoda25 wrote:None of these mechanics sound interesting once the initial novelty wears off, aside from perhaps diet preferences/limitations such as being carnivorous. The race at its core is unimaginative, so its no wonder it’s proposed mechanics would be.

Well, I had a felinid dna only mutation (so it could only be found in felinids, but anyone could use the genetics) that made you drop all your items and equip wolverine claws. that was pretty neat but RIP
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby wesoda25 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:32 am #576925

I think I downvoted that at the time but I think I’d support that now. Certainly a better feature than most of what is thrown around.

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Super Aggro Crag » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:55 am #576926

i suggested them diving at laser pointers
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby NecromancerAnne » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:44 am #577525

I already use Deviant Tastes on at least one of my cat characters for the express purpose of devouring rats in front of people and vomiting from sweets onto the bar's rug.

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Tlaltecuhtli » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:27 am #577545

problem isnt the race but the people who use anime as rp guideline

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby thehogshotgun » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:55 pm #577546

Tlaltecuhtli wrote:problem isnt the race but the people who use anime as rp guideline


This

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Screemonster » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:50 pm #577548

oranges was right though

the people that get mad about "thing other people like but I don't like" are bad for the game

it's like the people who were screaming about lizard legs being a fetish or some shit, if you give them any ground at all it just encourages them

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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby Farquaar » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:22 pm #577551

Screemonster wrote:oranges was right though

the people that get mad about "thing other people like but I don't like" are bad for the game

it's like the people who were screaming about lizard legs being a fetish or some shit, if you give them any ground at all it just encourages them

You're right that people who get autistically upset about felinids are bad for the game.
It doesn't really change the fact that felinids are a dumb, boring species that adds nothing to the game, and should either be made unique or removed.
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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby wesoda25 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:30 pm #577552


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Re: Make felinids interesting

Postby cacogen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:33 am #577596

thehogshotgun wrote:
Tlaltecuhtli wrote:problem isnt the race but the people who use anime as rp guideline


This

You may as well just say the problem isn't the race but the types of people it attracts which has always been the case
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