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  1. Prescanning being removed is great. It doesn't even make sense that the cloning machine somehow knows that you've died anyways. The "do not resuscitate" is a good UI change. Making being cloned an opt-out rather than an opt-in makes a lot more sense. If you accidentally forget to opt-out, you can always go cryo, but if you forget to opt-in, well, then you get stuck in the morgue for the rest of the round.
  2. I've seen nukies with more than 8000 hours of play time among them combined win a round in less than 30 minutes, but when we don't have any stats on the nukies teams and how often they win or lose I don't want to comment on the "balance". It seems like nukies already enjoy the challenge of declaring war. If they like the challenge, then I don't see what's wrong with it. They already get extra TC when there's more crew. If it's fun, why stress too much about balance? This isn't a competitive game and we're never going to achieve perfect balance unless we implement matchmaking. There are probably a few things we can do to make it easier for new nukies though. There's a lot of gotchas involved, like not using magboots properly or putting the jetpack in the wrong slot. Plenty of times even for stealth nukies someone doesn't figure out how to use the jetpack and blows the nukies' cover. We should think about the UI and UX of these items that many players may not be familiar with. Sometimes it just comes down to being plain unrobust (eg me). What we can also do is make the round more interesting if it's too boring due to lack of conflict. Reinforcements sounds like a good idea for this.
  3. The code changes with this stuff is kinda involved. I definitely think this strategy of just trying this out is better.
  4. Haunted houses, horror movies, running spooky events on Paradise... Spooktober is the gift that keeps on giving.
  5. I agree with Rifter here. Magistrates are supposed to be impartial arbiters of the law. They aren't really supposed to try to get stuff under control or make announcements about space law or whatever; to borrow from current political discourse, they call the balls and strikes. I've already seen too many magistrates that take their power a little too far and go around yelling at people for random things and threatening people with sentences. There's no need for that to affect the whole crew as well. Part of judicial temperament is being neutral and staying out of current affairs. Note how none of the supreme Court justices said anything about Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, though I'm sure they had their own views. Likewise, the magistrate should be above the day to day affairs of the station.
  6. Thought you were talking about the US for a second But yeah, persistent economy doesn't add enough for the inconvenience and the massive effort it would take. This is an LRP system meant for an LRP server.
  7. I love this idea. They also have to hunt down baldies and give them hair
  8. Yup! Humanoid aliens are fine, but there's plenty of humanoid aliens that don't have to be anthropomorphic animals. We don't need to add any more new species unless that new species is especially compelling in some way. Drask, for example, were a really cool, unique concept.
  9. Because the rules and mechanics are just a starting point for what you should do. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should do it. We can't anticipate every single thing you can abuse in our code. If your mindset to this game is "I'm going to try to maximize destroying my enemies as much as allowable within this set of rules and mechanics", then you're not in the right place. If your mindset is always "how am I going to help make this round more fun and interesting for myself and others around me?" then you will have a much better experience in the long run. This isn't true at all. The whole purpose of antagonists is to help create a more interesting story; every good story has a good antagonist. SS13 is the farthest thing from a PvP game. It's a cooperative story telling game, and if you view it as a PvP game, then you're going to have a bad time. Go play overwatch instead if you have this mentality.
  10. Hi John! We're always excited to see new contributors. You can check out our github issues for some ideas on places you can start contributing. We also have a discord server where you can ask other coders questions in the coder_chat channel. Hope this helps!
  11. What happens when you ask Alexa to play Despacito on Paradise Station? She gets an ion bolt to the chest
  12. Murder requires intent. I feel like in your case, this would be, at worst, manslaughter, since you were honestly trying to perform a requested service for someone. Not having the paperwork makes this a little hard to prove, however, which is why you always have paperwork on hand for any borging. At that point, the person may have realized there was an error in communication, or they consent to the borging and you're good to go.
  13. Because ICly, what happens is that the shuttle is called for auto transfer. Supposedly the crew's getting shipped off somewhere else to go work.
  14. The vote isn't IC, it's an OOC vote. That's why dead people, observers, and even terror spiders can vote to end the shift.
  15. Half the people not voting is probs because they know it's gonna be crew transfer 99% of the time, not that they don't care either way.