ben10083 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:18 pm
I see no reason for us to have a role that only is useful during rounds when someone dies, what will they even do in the long periods of time when no-one dies? The CSI can do the autopsy and medical can place people in a temporary morgue to be cloned/incinerated/sacrificed/etc. -1
As was already said, reactive roles aren't a bad thing, and most of medical are reactive roles. This is an RP server, so it's not hard to believe the players can actually go off and RP when they're not entirely needed for their job. Other things they could potentially do is speak to crew members who have rather barren medical records to get an idea about what they wish to be done to them postmortem, for instance. And like I had just mentioned, medical and the CSI do already put them in the morgue, but that's about it. They're stuffed there and nothing more is done with them, unless they're cremated.
I´m slightly opposed to yet another role.
Why not just rename the virologist to pathologist and make them responsible for the deceased ?
Their research is usually not time-sensitive, unless there is a ongoing viral outbreak which is not too common.
But even then thats resolved in a few minutes.
Renaming the Pathologist was the latter part of my suggestion and I'm also on board with that.
I’m gonna -1 this. We already have a shit load of specific medical roles that use up the same job Slots, no need to add any more to the list.
I agree that it's annoying that half the medical roles are all alt-titles for Medical Doctor, which is why the suggestion was for it to be its own slot - or make Virologist its own slot, and have it be an alt-title.
Also a -1 from me. We really, really don't need more clutter in an already cluttered area of security and/or medical.
While a Forensic Technician doesn't absolutely have to know the basics of this field, it's very common for them to if they've experience in their fields. Especially in fields now-days in the server, where even detectives understand how to do coroner reports and autopsies at times. It's very honestly not needed, and we can simply get away with giving an alt-title to the FT at the absolute most if that's at all required. Or, as Arrow said, why not simply give an alt-title to Virologist as Pathologist. Makes sense to me. Doctors apparently know Virology as well anyhow.
With the way people RP their medically experienced and Forensically experienced characters, this already overlaps with how people RP. While not everyone, some people yes. Which means it'll step on a lot of toes, more than it'll improve anything to be quite honest.
The alt-title for the Virologist was what I also suggested at the end of my post, because it could also work. Virologist would need its own unique role though, instead of it being a Medical Doctor alt-title as well. I'm simply saying that it doesn't seem to make sense that so many different roles on the station claim responsibility and in-depth knowledge of autopsy reports. And detectives doing autopsies sounds like lowkey powergaming. Same with regular doctors and virology. And it wouldn't quite step on peoples' toes, I don't think. Ideally a Coroner/FP would simply be the first person you go to for this thing. If they're missing, then other roles can fill in if the character has the skillset IC, as most roles work now.
The overall purpose of the suggestion was to fill a bit of a grey and cluttered area between Medical and Security. While doctors and security can look after cadavers if they wish, it's rare they'll dedicate proper time to it, because their jobs have bigger and more important requirements. The proposed role was intended to fill that gap.