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  1. May I suggest borgification, in these trying times?
  2. Type (e.g. Planet, Faction, System): Sol and Tau Ceti Describe this proposal in a single sentence (12 word maximum): Movie-going evolves to become more of a social event, rivalling sports. How will this be reflected on-station? It can't really be reflected onstation, but it gives a unique little bit of extra culture so future humans don't feel so similar to present us. Does this faction/etc do anything not achieved by what already exists? It removes the short-sightedness of some written things. Similar to how those in the past thought mechanical horses and auto-driven carriages were the future: we too are shorted by the present. Movies and other subcultures don't have to stay the same and they probably won't. Why should this be given to lore developers rather than remain player created lore? This can't stay a headcanon because it is too massive of scale (for something small) and currently a bit too obscure for anyone to just pick up and get from me casually referencing it IC. Do you understand that if this is submitted, you are signing it away to the lore team, and that it's possible that it will change over time in ways that you may not forsee? Yes, though I would still be slightly annoyed if this was taken....then just dunked on. Long Description: As subscription-based, video on-demand (also known as VODs) services became more popular and profitable- the cinema industry began to fall. No company wanted to die, but none of them could compete with the already giant VODsites people were now using; cinemas could not force things to stay the same and they could not squeeze anymore money from concessions or ticket inflation. The companies needed to adapt and create their own ways of hooking people in and, through an analysis of hype-culture and a retrospective on what made them so much money in the first place, they did. The industry was forced to evolve and keep itself alive, the classic movie theater was now mostly a thing of the past as old theaters were essentially mummified, turned into museums to gawk and be in awe of. Movie Stadiums became the new norm- capitalizing off of hype-culture to feature only the most anticipated films each week, and even readying itself for the inevitable bad film with offers of pausing and rewinding to laugh and mock the production live. The Movie Stadiums of present-day have nearly all been absorbed into the Megacorporate Giants that are Zeng-Hu and NanoTrasen and have been funded greatly, making holo-projections and AR even more common. Zeng-Hu Stadiums are known for their opulent atmosphere, giving even the poorest man with just a few hundred credits the ability to feel premium and fancy; their staff is a mix of low-paid humans and synthetics, with simple drones and Mobility Frames often used to deliver orders while humans man the ticket booths and announcements. NanoTrasen Stadiums are popular for their humor and their casual environment, smelling of grease and cheap food while the stands and booths sell such. The corporation has also used the numerous small-time businesses immediately merged into itself by Tau Ceti Law as "backup staff" at times, it is not unorthodox to occasionally hear music or songs from lesser-known music groups- or for a movie that has turned out to be so horribly bad, have a holo-projected comedian crack jokes as the film is paused; the quirky and jokey nature of some of the stadiums are what keeps people coming back. Notes: I know this is a bit long, but it's honestly the condensed version and it still might be hard to condense onto the wiki. This doesn't feel fully complete in my eyes, and I may add example subsidiaries or stadiums so it can be condensed easier? If that makes sense.
  3. He keeps refusing basic ASMR. I gave him a choice on joining back unathi discord or giving me ASMR and he chose NONE.
  4. Though personally I'd be fine with being able to combo a bite into a headbutt- I know why it's an issue, especially since you literally can do 50 damage in like 1 second if you have a bite macro. However, if biting just drops the grab- I think that would be fine since the person would probably know to now run to not get bit again and keep distance. The bites have a 7-second cooldown right now, so you can only do the 25 once and then have to rely on your claws to do another 25 (which technically isn't really hard, nor is getting 25 damage WITHOUT the bite which a lot of people forget about)
  5. That's because every vaurca species mechanically, except Warforms, are frail. They will never be tanky unless they had some way of clotting and not having to constantly worry and care about something literally no other species cares about. If you get downed or stunned at all, you have to pray your enemy doesn't remove your breath mask so when you get up, it isn't a downwards-spiral of a fight as you suffocate and start blacking out while trying to run or fight.
  6. Throatslits easily causes suffocation and can rapidly kill someone from the low BO. Bugbite only does a flat 25 and causes bleeding, but you can do that 25 and bleeding far faster with normal claws, before you get to the killgrab. Force gloves should be taken out of the equation for the most part since they don't come up, and this is assuming people are unarmored and w/o real weapons.
  7. So, not too long ago- there was this PR that made it so Vaurca Warriors would now need a strangling grab to bite, and also increased the cooldown from 5 seconds to 7 seconds. When I first saw it, I disliked it because I thought it'd be an overnerf/make the bite useless. I was re-assured and believed the change wouldn't be that drastic, but after a few months of observing and personal experience, I've come to the conclusion that the PR did cripple Warriors too much. Specifically on the part of a person's reason to be threatened by a Za in the first place. If a person was dumb enough to go hand-to-claw against one of these bugs, and actually intend on doing lethal damage- they'd most likely get extreme physical trauma from these bites and learn the hard way to know their match-ups. The reason for this in the past was because you could bugbite with just a bluegrab and that'd be it, you could also combo this into a headbutt if you were looking to seriously mess with the person. Now, it's literally better just to claw at an opponent than to ever use your bugbite. By the time you reach the strangling/neckgrab that lets you do the 25 damage bite, you could've easily have done that damage by simplying clawing. I know this sounds like powergame talk, but this is really just about efficiency and necessity. You have no need to ever use the bite, not even as an execute because of how long it takes to get to it. There's also the fact that you can do a headbutt for 20 damage on bluegrab too (You take 8 damage yourself, but that's 40-16), which is just better. With this in perspective, I think it makes sense why it'd feel like the bite is just crippled beyond usage now. A Za has nothing naturally threatening with their arsenal right now, their very own bite needs them to neckgrab someone- at a point where you could already and would be better off just neckslicing them as an execute. Them being strong in melee is not that bad considering the fact that the most they add to it is their bite, and other species can still headbutt or have their own tricks. Humans...are humans. Tajara can kite, for the most part. Unathi, have the strongest headbutt and can teleport away for a split-second (and so can Skrell). It's not that hard to escape bluegrabs, or run away/kite before they can grab you. Anyone with proper armor won't be as hurt by it since it's just brute, and if the concern is that unarmored people can easily die to it- isn't that the point? It's lethal if you're an idiot or have no armor, as a shotgun slug would be, as a laser rifle would be.
  8. Ambrosia is still locked behind the contraband section of the seed vendors because NT doesn't want their employees getting high easily, but I think smokeable joints should be in the ciggie vendor. Make them their own brand, like "Dirty Doobies" or something. Have them have both nicotine and ambrosia so I can icly get addicted to both.
  9. Self-made lights are almost always weaker than natural lighting, unless it's a strong powergamer's light beacon. This means they won't heal as fast (or at all since there's a lightvalue that does no healing and is essentially limbo: no healing, no damage from darkness) which lets you hurt them. In most rooms, just having night lighting on screws their healing.
  10. They did, and it was reverted because IPCs couldn't do anything useful because cults need to make runes to work- they didn't even get special abilities like constructs. Honestly imo, IPC cultists should be able to "warp" into a Narsian construct once converted. They will shed their man-made frame and turn into a Juggernaut/Wraith/Artificer when they choose to.
  11. I don't agree on this with the golem aspect because you need a Xenobiologist for that or someone who knows it- this is already pretty hard to achieve, especially if you don't have a person with science access. I see golems as a non-issue, they take time to get to and if you don't have a xenobiologist- that could be half an hour wasted on trying to get adamantine slimes for the chance that ghosts maybe want to play golems. Currently no set opinion on dionae.
  12. The cultsword doesn't gib the arm, however I do think something like this would be nice. You shouldn't be attacking with an item that disorientates and makes you feel sick anyways.
  13. Bolting isn't that useful in a typical round- you can already contain things with fire shutters, and if you need to slow a person down- just close and cut off the power to an airlock, they can't open the door unless they have a crowbar and switch to using it- which works as a slow, but not as an impenetrable barrier. The main problem that's always arised from bolting is that there's no counterplay to it if you don't have tools. The only antagonists that can exit a bolted room without tools are both capable of actual teleportation that a crewmember is not normally able to do, so they don't count. If you get bolted- you can't emag out, because the emag will just break the door- the same applies to bruteforcing it because that also breaks the door. The only way through is by hacking, which forces you to always have three extra items on you if you ever want to survive an AI: wirecutters, a multitool, and a screwdriver. As an antag, it's legitimately infuriating to even combat this- you have to first get insulated gloves, then the tools and you also have to actually learn the wires- then you need to quickly unbolt the airlock before the AI can rebolt it or turn off the power to throw you off. The AI Control wire isn't as useful because you'd have to literally snip it from all airlocks in the general hallways and your place of crime. It's like a human trying to guess passwords, verses a basic bruteforce program- the latter is just infinitely faster unless you do incredibly unorthodox and impractical things just to get ready. Smashing cameras also doesn't work, because it actually tells people there's something suspicious in the area and hacking cameras isn't even the better pick because it still sends a camera alarm- defeating the entire purpose of not just smashing it normally. The difference between a normal AI, and a mech that people forget is that mechs are physical. There's an easier time seeing if they're validhunting, and they can be countered a lot easier; AIs sacrifice their inherent near-omnipotence to get physical- whereby they will likely be focused down. There's also probably the fact that the mech isn't designed for combat and moreso general-purpose/manipulation, like an android with service grippers. Before, how would you counter an AI? Smash their cameras? Ok, they can bolt the doors you're going to, before you smash those cameras. Destroy their core? Good luck surviving the turrets. Any validhunter that tries to use the mech for normal chasing can easily be destroyed with a weapon- while also sacrificing everything else that made them so strong (universal dept comms, their vision, their lack of physical presence but digital supremacy).
  14. This will simply oversaturate schlorgos- they are exotic animals imported from Hro'zamal, not a typical animal found on human-live planets.
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