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  1. I feel like if the PR notes were clear, and the announcement more transparent about what we would be losing, I think the Aut'akh would of asked for it to be stopped and changed. The half-baked implementation without consideration for the characters it would destroy, is sort of disheartening. Yes, it was a desire I had to have non-fbp Unathi. It's something that is clearly lacking and should of been added. However not considering that removing the option of the FBP and what it would do to the existing community in a way killed a lot of Aut'akh characters and the motivation to play them. Honestly a proper solution would of been to just... do something similar to how Off Worlder Humans work. Create the Reborn Aut'akh, and then create a Shard Aut'akh which is a unathi with access to Aut'akh implants and limbs. I don't see why this would of been any more of a challenge with other recent examples showing how this could be done. I don't want to give anyone a hard time, it was most certainly a slip up instead of something in malice. But I would rather us not have access to Shard Aut'akh and having to wait however long it would take to separate the two then continue to have just Shards. I don't think its fair for people to not be able to play their Aut'akh they already made within the limitations. +1 BTW
  2. Yeah but how long will it take for me to earn it back? I don't expect you guys to allow me to immediately re-apply for the whitelist. At this point this judgment is going to severely impact my enjoyment of the server in the long-run, since it kinda kills my main character. I mean, unless I can play this lack of a whitelist off as 'diversifying skill-set training's' and still claim that I'm a Research Director in lore, but just not act in that capacity in game (unless made interim), but I'm not sure how much of that is allowed.
  3. I know it's up to the discretion of administration to define 'too many administrative actions' However, I am not sure if one very low severity one, which is completely unrelated to the issue that got me banned. The warning by paradox, the first one was: "Please do not break immersion with prototype gun names or anything else. References to modern day memes are a no-go." Which is me not knowing that a certain name was considered a 'meme name' and the one serious one, is too many. Please keep in mind, that these two warnings, are two of four total warnings that I have on my account, during the course of three years of playing on the server off and on, of which not one is a major warning.
  4. For me, personally some of the antag types are pretty hard to work with. A lot of it is the pressure to have a good gimmick. I keep my antag preferences on so that we have a chance to have good rounds in different types, but then I have a pressure to perform/am walking on eggshells to not get in trouble, and also give everyone a good time. I'm also pretty bad at the game's mechanics, and use the fact we are a slower paced HRP server to my benefit. I'm kinda afraid to take risks, and try new things, because of harsh consequences and group judgement of what kind of antagonist I try to be. Nowadays I kinda just want to play extended, but that is me personally. If I am playing antagonist rounds, I'd like a bit more diversity for lower pop, since I only seem to have time to play when pop sits at 20-30 people.
  5. I didn't get that impression from the reply, however the current circumstance is that he banned me. At the end of the day I care less about the reversal of the ban, because also at the end of the day two people's experiences were ruined, and some form of justice is merited for them. It not mattering if it came from ignorance or not. I am simply asking that the totality of my situation be considered, as well as the good of me having a majority positive command rounds vs the two negative ones that happened near each other. I wasn't aware that you couldn't relink the borg to the AI. That wasn't a bug but more so a lack of understanding of how the mechanics worked. This isn't where the bug occurred, but that it occurred during the crowbar scene. To be precise about the series of events, so that there is no confusion. >I had my PDA in my hand, to eject my ID so that I could surrender to the borg once I realized he had a weapon. >Backup arrived, and I paniced and started clicking and moving around like my life depended on it. Causing me to unlock - lock - unlock before I realized I had a fucking PDA in my hand. >I realized I had a PDA in my hand, and swapped to my crowbar, which again had the consequence of not doing damage, but starting a opening animation. The borg pushed me away, and I was still juking him, and the loading bar sprite never finished, so I didn't think it had opened. (It doesn't help that the sprite was also a custom sprite, so i didn't recognize the sideways open hatch sprite. >I put my crowbar on my belt, and get a punch click in before looking for something else to bludgeon with, my saviors break through the glass and back me up, and my attempted punch throw instead pulled the power cell. I understand it's a very convenient series of events. I also understand that there is no way to verify if this was malicious or not. I at the end of the day wont be mad at whatever decision you make, because I get that we need to be fair to everyone. I just feel like that when you take in the totality of the situation, a series of mistakes, accidents, and a bug happened. I made my best effort to bring all of these issues to the proper channels attention, and I have created an action plan to improve and avoid this issue again. I feel like that is more effort than someone that was making something up would put in, but at the end of the day that is for you to decide. I am simply asking that my otherwise relatively clean record, long activity, and overall normally non-controversial status on the server be considered in totality. That you trust that I am not being malicious, that I am taking the warnings and advice to heart, and that I am going to do my best to avoid any future bwoinks. I would understand this approach to someone who was unproven, and joined the server mere weeks ago, I just personally feel it's unnecessarily harsh. I'm just asking for one more shot, before my character that I play the most, and was my motivation to return, is essentially stripped from me.
  6. Hello! First of all, sorry that I wasn't able to apologise to you in private. I didn't know that you played thay Borg until now. So, sorry about the round! I had no understanding that cutting your link would not be a reversable action. I thought I would be able to cut it, question you, and uncut it. Thinking it would liberate you. When I cut you and put the cell back in, and you commented on the unlinking, the other director at the time mentioned the command announcement. I repaired your link and was kinda devastated that it didn't fix itself right away. If I had known that cutting the unlink while fixing your cell was not reversable, and would hamper your entire round, obviously i would not of done it. I thought I was being clever for further RP and instead I was embarrassed. So, sorry for my general stupidity, and harming your gameplay. Now that I know this, I'm not gonna mess with the Borg wires. I would like to say my record before the past few days was very good. I made a real bad judgement call the day before the incident in reference in the op. So my lack of knowing how mechanics works is kind of killing me here. I would understand if it was beyond a reasonable doubt that I had bad intentions, or if this behavior was more consistent then just these two rounds. But it isn't, which is why I'm asking for clemency.
  7. BYOND Key: TomiixStarslasher Staff BYOND Key: Alberyk Game ID: b5y-aB66 Reason for complaint: I was banned for valid rules violations, but I feel like I could of been warned instead, due to the circumstances of the incident. Evidence/logs/etc: A ban request thread, in which I was redirected to this. Here I explain my story. Additional remarks: I do not want to argue with the reasons for the ban, as due to a result of circumstances rules violations occured. I just want to argue that I had shown during the round that I had taken a good faith approach to address my warning and improve, and that I could of been given the benefit of the doubt. I don't feel like being banned/having my whitelist stripped is fair when a series of reasonable accidents and a bug caused something to happen that I did not want to happen. I have since the incident did everything in my power to report the bug, and talk with the effected players on how future encounters in this situation can be improved, and myself and the Borg in question found faults in our gameplay that caused the RP to not go the direction we both thought. We both discussed the situation in depth, and agreed a combination of lag and misunderstanding caused the incident, and that there is no bad blood. I also acknowledge that I need to relearn the systems. Like for example with the Borg being delinked. I had no clue you couldn't relink them when you cut the wire. I thought the connection would be restored if I mended the wire, like other hackables. Or that you can't see what a Borg is welding without examining them. I'd also also would like to note that there is nothing against Alberyk. I don't disagree with anything but the form of punsihment. He has to treat me like everybody else.
  8. I'm confused, you make it sound like I have an option, when it currently seems like I either choose to be unbanned and lose my whitelist... or choose to be on 72 hour ban and still lose my whitelist. Are you saying that I have some other option?
  9. I feel like this is overkill, and not only overkill, but kind of bans me from playing the main character I enjoy playing. I don't feel like two instances of misconduct, one of which was accidental, should lead to me being banned from playing my character. I'd like to request a probationary period, of the length of time it takes for my warning you gave me on this matter to expire. If I goof up again I cannot object to you taking my whitelist. I feel like enough people benefit from me having my whitelist that it outweighs the recent two incidents of negatives. If it would help, or make you feel better about this, me and the affected parties already talked and have gotten over the incident, and have actually had really pleasant conversation on how to improve and work with fleshie/Borg encounters that I can adapt and share with others. They said they intended to reply to the thread, if allowed and I think it could provide a perspective on why I might be deserving of that courtesy of the third strike. Edit: For added context I think I would rather sit in 72 hour time out then have my whitelist barred for an indeterminate amount of time.
  10. The difference is that you can survive being hit with a stun, and can even win the situation. If you pry a borg during combat you will get boinked because it's not reasonable to be able to do that during a combat situation.
  11. I'm not really sure how often good faith capturing happens in rounds that you would want to disable a borg. While moreso my ancedotal experience is that you simply pull the cell and throw the Borg in robotics to sit for the rest of the round. Furthermore, I can't think of a situation where you would be okay to remove their cell during a combat situation. If the Borg is fighting back in any way, and you pull a cell, that is considered power gaming.
  12. Do you feel pressured to have a good gimmick? I know an apprehension I have is that I don't want the spotlight to be on myself necessarily, as ooc can be pretty toxic if they don't like your gimmick. As an admin how do you approach security no-rp shitstomping you? It's interesting that even as a staff member you kinda feel defeated by a sense of low-rp shenanigans. I would think the theory is that by ahelping them, they will be reprimanded and the behavior eventually curving.
  13. Currently, it is really easy to meme, even accidentally, a cyborg. While the rules against power gaming should apply to most instances of these tactics to disable a borg, I feel that they still need a buff for things to just make better sense. I am proposing the following changes. Crowbars should not be able to pry a borg while the user is in intents harm/grab/disarm. This is a buff to the crowbar, as you can now use it to attack borgs. This is a nerf to prying, as you can be more easily bullied while in help intent. Borgs should not be able to be pryed open while they are powered and in harm intent. Borgs have limited ability to combat external threats outside their few tools they get to have at a time. While they are in harm intent, their hatch should lock down so that it cannot be pryed open, to prevent tampering giving a similar message to doors with security motors. If you ion them and make them lose their power, I can see the argument for then being able to open it, as it can no longer resist you. You should not be able to open the hatch while the borg has a shield. I am not sure if this is actually doable, but this was relaid to me by a borg main, and if it is then this just doesn't make sense point blank.
  14. Hi there! During my return to Aurora, I've noticed a repetition in secret round types. A lot of the time, the round type in secret ends up being malf ai from my personal experience. When it comes time for the game to fetch a secret roundtype, a lot of other types get ignored because of a lack of antags. It's kinda killing the diversity of rounds from my anecdotal evidence and experience. How does the general community feel about this? What's the motive for people turning off antag as often as they do? I have some theories of my own, but I want to reserve them and not steer the conversation until I hear some unique inputs first.
  15. BYOND Key: TomiixStarslasher Total Ban Length: 72 Hours Banning staff member's Key: Albyrek Reason of Ban: Reason for Appeal: TL;DR I accidentally ignored fear rp because I forgot how certain mechanics worked, and new changes to the server confused me. I accidentally power-gamed due to a bug. I understand how these actions are bad, harmed the fun of a player, and agree that rules were breached, and I resolve to use my new understandings of the game mechanics to ensure it doesn't happen again. --- Hey, it's your boy, Tomiix. My return to the Aurora has been kinda shakey what with getting used to the changes and remembering how SS13 works. After a year or more of inactivity I have returned, and having a blast, besides from my antagonist activities. Yesterday Alberyk gave me a well reasoned warning about how to approach dealing with AI's, and reasonable central command messages. Today I joined a late in progress round to a kind of hectic situation, and was waiting for command (the multiples of each role, since there was an ongoing AI gimick I wasn't aware of.) While I was doing so, people were complaining about the AI in coms. Heeding the warning, when I came in and found the other 'director' (who was roleplaying not knowing what to do due to the gimmick rather well.) I reasoned it would be fine to disconnect the borgs link to the AI until I got further clarification on what was going on. The gimmick was explained to me, and I attempted to relink the borg, but for some reason repairing the wire wasn't relinking the borg. We tried troubleshooting it over looc, but I think the borg ahelped and got it fixed. My second issue during the round was when a borg sprite I had never seen before rolled up (looked like a generic borg with the light hat on) came by and requested my ID, after the AI had ordered the surrender of all ID's. At the time the then captain that I recognized from prior rounds had informed me that he intended to turn off the AI, and so I didn't really want to comply. I didn't feel threatened, until it hit me. It asked me to again drop my ID, and I put my PDA in my hand, getting ready to eject it and drop it on the ground. Then the captain and his friends showed up to bust me out, and then all bets were off while I was hitting the borg with everything I had, since I had backup. First was my PDA, because I agilely missed my click to try to get a bludgeoning weapon in my hand, and miss pressed a key to switch hands with my keyboard and was sweating. I then didn't miss my click, and drew my crowbar, which started a loading bar. I noticed the loading bar start up, and I panicked cause I in the moment forgot that would open the chasis. (Against normal opponents, the crowbar is my go to spanking weapon... which doesn't get used a lot because I avoid most fights cause I am bad at aurora combat.) The borg pushed me away, so I thought I was good. (After reviewing the log later after I was banned. In the chat the success message popped up despite me being a whole tile away, and the loading bar disappearing. My next post will be in bug reports. ) Not wanting to crowbar and open it again, I swapped to hand because I had no other weapon and... I think you know where this is going. A combination of the captain breaking in with the borg chasing me around, and them staring at me trapped in the robotic's manufacturing wing with the power cell in my hands, kinda caused me to just roll with it. I accidentally meme'd a borg. The wackyedy sax series of events explanation out of the way, I want to first get my apology out of the way to the borg. Whoever played F.R.E.N. that round, I am super sorry. My return to the game has gaps in my memory, one of them being that borgs don't display items in their hands, so I had no appreciation of the fact that there was an underlining threat to my character with your hammer tool. If I had known that, I would of cooperated a lot sooner. I know the series of events sounds more like a story than truth, that is what Alberyk straight up said to me. However, it is true, and if I had taken the time to examine you, and known that I needed to do that, the scene would of played out a lot differently. F.R.E.N., you tried really hard to be fair with me, and your LOOC message that you should of killed instead of rp with me really deflated me. I didn't know what words to say, because I really don't want that mentality to be prevalent in the community. I used to have that mindset when antag players would gank me, or not give me as much time as I thought fair a long time ago, and it kind of killed my enjoyment of the server. Everyone has their own definition of 'reasonable time frames to reply' and 'reasonable amount of rp'. I play heavy rp because I am not skilled at robusting, nor do I want to be known as the most robust. If I had a preference, I'd want everyone to play more like you, and not feel punished when they play like you. I tried to bring Alberyk's warning to heart, and I hope my interaction with the first borg shows my good intentions. I'm not sure how I could of recovered from the cell popping situation, without a lot of loocing with the other players who were breaking into the lab to save me, and made it to the borg to stop trying to help me and pause rp for a sec so that I could fix it. I didn't have that idea, and I am not sure if that would of flown with everyone else. Staff suggestions on how to reversal accidental mistreatment of antags/regular players as an antag would be appreciated for me so that I can apply it in the future. I don't want to be known or have the reputation of a bad egg, I am just trying to relearn everything again. I wanna be a good egg. Thanks for reading and considering my ban talk. Edit: Adding a link to my bug report to contribute. https://github.com/Aurorastation/Aurora.3/issues/8197
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