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So I was planning on going as a thief for a round and heisting places and stashing stuff in my own little hideout in maint. But before I did it I asked an admin if RPing crime was allowed, and he said it depends on the crime.


So what crimes do y'all think are/should be tolerated without it being self-antagging?

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Minor theft, aggravated assault, public intoxication, possession/distribution of illegal substances, fraud, disobeying direct orders, etc etc etc. Is it really that hard to think of minor crimes? Also, since this is a corporate workplace, you could also include hate speech.

 

Pretty much this. You just have to be careful since you can very quickly go over the line. You're not some thug off the street, you're a nanotrasen employee and likely a professional in whatever role you came aboard as.

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But miners/cargo techs/quartermasters can totally steal phoron crystals and fence them later, right?

 

That happens alot more often than you might think. The key is to try not to get caught :P

 

Watch out for that bloody AI!


Minersixtyniner: Heheh got muh brief case of phoron, now just need to head to the shu-

AI: MINER WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT CASE OF PHORON?

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But miners/cargo techs/quartermasters can totally steal phoron crystals and fence them later, right?

Well, a stack of phoron sheets isn't that valuable to begin with. A few sheets are an equivalent of a barrel of oil. But sure, you can do that. However, stealing on a high security space station is harder than you think. There is a reason no one bothers to search you on the escape shuttle. It's because they'll do so throughly on Odin. Anything you intended to steal is automatically confiscated if you bring it on the shuttle with you. Unless, you used some methods of hiding it. Other than that, I imagine there is a smuggler's line in cargo. You just have to get access to it. Idk, try dealing with the QM and RPing something. My point is, stealing shouldn't be as easy as just stuffing your bag full of it and bringing it to escape shuttle.

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Actually, here's an idea:

1. Steal whatever you intend to steal.

2. Get/steal a tracking beacon and set it up.

3. Put it all inside a bag, locker or crate.

4. Launch it from disposals/chapel.

5. Pray to hell no one notices the extra beacon.

6. ....

7. Profit/go to prison.


The general idea is that, assuming that NT doesn't get a lock on it, you can get a shuttle and find it using the beacon, then sell/keep it. But, it also gives people a chance to catch you in act and spark RP. A win/win. Not sure how much on a scale of antag criminal thinking of this level is.

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But miners/cargo techs/quartermasters can totally steal phoron crystals and fence them later, right?

Well, a stack of phoron sheets isn't that valuable to begin with. A few sheets are an equivalent of a barrel of oil. But sure, you can do that. However, stealing on a high security space station is harder than you think. There is a reason no one bothers to search you on the escape shuttle. It's because they'll do so throughly on Odin. Anything you intended to steal is automatically confiscated if you bring it on the shuttle with you. Unless, you used some methods of hiding it. Other than that, I imagine there is a smuggler's line in cargo. You just have to get access to it. Idk, try dealing with the QM and RPing something. My point is, stealing shouldn't be as easy as just stuffing your bag full of it and bringing it to escape shuttle.

Do we really have to submit to full searches when we leave the station? I thought we could just get off and go home. I've seen search cordons set up at the entrance to the shuttle, and I've seen "enhanced searches" performed once we arrive at the Odin, but I figured that if we sometimes had to do searches, that meant that other times we didn't do searches - that we could just carry our bags home with us.

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but I figured that if we sometimes had to do searches, that meant that other times we didn't do searches - that we could just carry our bags home with us.

I feel like you're right here. Routine fullbody searches of all departing employees are unlikely to be a thing. searching would only happen in situations where someone feels it warranted, like there's suspects still not caught

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You really think its as easy as stuffling your bag with a million tons of plasma, platinum and gold and walking home with it. You are likely told to leave all your workgear, tools and materials there as well as a bag. Sure, they don't search your anal cavity so you can still slip stuff by them, but come on, people steal OFFICE SUPPLIES irl, don't you think they would at least check your bags considering you have access to advanced technology and materials?

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but I figured that if we sometimes had to do searches, that meant that other times we didn't do searches - that we could just carry our bags home with us.

I feel like you're right here. Routine fullbody searches of all departing employees are unlikely to be a thing. searching would only happen in situations where someone feels it warranted, like there's suspects still not caught

 

More like, discretionary authority.

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but I figured that if we sometimes had to do searches, that meant that other times we didn't do searches - that we could just carry our bags home with us.

I feel like you're right here. Routine fullbody searches of all departing employees are unlikely to be a thing. searching would only happen in situations where someone feels it warranted, like there's suspects still not caught

 

This is already a thing, though. As in, today. There's an Amazon dispensary near where I live. They have an internal security force that searches outgoing employees every shift. Now, just take that, and upscale it to an extremely expensive research station where experiments and other kinds of questionable totally legal stuff takes place.

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Guest Marlon Phoenix

It's never really enforced because the round is ending and people just sort of give up on pretending to care about immersion and IC behavior.


You shouldn't take any hardsuits, cyborgs, mechs, or weapons onto the Odin. In an ideal fully realistic world all the gear you get at start-up is returned to where you found it on the Aurora and you get on the shuttle and leave, with anything else you had to bring with you (sec and doctors) being turned it and put back by the clean-up crew.


You are able to slip stuff through the Odin but it's not easy. Your character can't sneak plasma and gold and silver out. Your bag get searched when you leave, maybe more than once if you're non-human or non-skrell and chosen for a "random search".


It's possible but you need to be someone with good connections with people on the Odin or having a backstory with smuggling, and even then you can only reasonably sneak by small things at a time.

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No, think of it like an airport. When you don't get searched you get searched, and when you get searched you get REALLY searched like a heightened security event.


Also, more minor crimes I can think of: violence against animal/animal cruelty (ESPECIALLY in Science), slander and perjury, false accusations, vandalism, tampering

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