Janitor is a chill job. You don’t have many responsibilities, and if you all you do is sit in the bar and drink, or go SSD ten minutes in, the only impact on the station is cosmetic. I’ve found that Janitor’s a good job when you don’t want to have a stressful round- just go around, making the red splatter go away.
But let’s say you want to be the absolute best at mopping up virtual carnage. Well, this guide has you covered.
The bucket can be clicked on in-hand to increase its transfer unit. At the maximum of 70, it can fill up the cart in three goes.
Don’t bother with floor signs: the holoprojector fits in pockets, can place dozens of signs, can be used on a sign to remove it or clicked in-hand to remove them all. People can’t move through it on run mode, but you can’t pull the cart through, so don’t block yourself in.
The Backpack water tank is incredibly useful, combining the best aspects of Space cleaner and a mop, (spritz to clean, no-slip, refill at water tank) but comes at the cost of you backpack slot. It’s your choice if that’s worth it.
Ask the HoP for botany access, so you can (on metastation) return to your lair faster, and use the botany water tanks.
Soap can be given to assistants for them to assist you. Just don’t give it to the clown.
Wear the galoshes, and wear a janibelt.
Both your map and your bucket fit in a backpack.
Ask chemistry for Cleaner refills. Bring them a spare powercell if you find one lying around.
Inquire at medbay about getting a medkit so you can be a ghetto paramedic.
BEG people to carry bleeding bodies instead of dragging the fuckers across half the bloody station like macabre paintbrushes. Get someone to make an announcement if you can. Or pull off the captain’s ID while he’s slipped, and go make the announcement yourself.
Carry a light replacer and a box of lights. This is the one real duty of a janitor.
Advanced sanitation almost never gets researched, so I wouldn’t use the janicart seriously. Sell it to the clown or give it away.
Medbay is THE hotspot for blood, being the magnet for bleeding people. Frequent it and ask the HoP or the CMO for access.
YOU CAN CLICK ON MULTIPLE TILES WITH THE MOP AT A TIME. YOU CAN CLEAN UP TO NINE TILES AT ONCE. Just don’t beat yourself bloody with the mop, you have to click the floor sprite.
If you want to get lynched, or if the clown is absent, mop under hallway doors and wait for that glorious squeak and horizontal spessman.
Your cleaner grenades are use-or-lose. At the very least, pop them all on the shuttle.
Often summoned to various remote areas and being attracted to the byproducts of violence, the unwary janitor often becomes the victim of nefarious actors. I get culted all the time as Janitor. Just think of it as a free antag token!
That’s all I can remember off the top of my head. My next guide might be on chemistry.