Offender’s In-Game Name: Miriam Hornet, Elijah Leech, Dallas Ratcliffe, Luke Stainforth, Marilyn Butenburger, Kaylie Petrova and Hollis Evans.
Server (Sage or Acacia): Sage
Date (MM-DD-YYYY): 03/12/2022
Round Number: 36663
Rules Broken: Rule 1, Rule 3, Rule 6
Incident Description: All these guys made sofas in the bar roundstart, and sat there almost all round.
2 hours and 17 minutes.
One was sec, another explorer, an engineer and medical doctor. A huge variety of jobs, and none of them were doing them. Instead they sat around all shift. At least, until the shuttle came, and one of them proclaimed “Felinid Conga Line” and they conga’d to the shuttle. They didn’t interact with anyone else, they just sat amongst themselves.
Additional Information: Also they kept on sitting on eachother and emoting that (?!?!?!)
Do you have a bit more to add to this report that would be worth investigating? Especially regarding rule 6.
Hanging around isn’t against the rules on its own.
While everyone has their own opinions regarding this type of behaviour and people generally treating the game as a discord call without really roleplaying, there needs to be some actual substance to warrant admin intervention/investigation.
Also before anyone else comments, please keep it civil and write in good faith.
I don’t think sitting on someone else’s lap is pornographic in nature, so are you implying they did it in a way that elicited an erotic response? This isn’t a rhetorical question just so you know, those are elements that need to be present for R6 to become relevant and it would be productive if you could provide just a bit more to guide admins.
Right out of the bat with the context you’ve given, I would call those emotes you report immature or weird, but not outright pornographic. R6 is very clear and restrictive on what it covers.
While R1/R3 dictates you must roleplay and do your job, it doesn’t define the game as a job simulator.
Most admin interventions regarding this are to punish players who derelict without IC reasons or completely disregard their IC duties in a way that negatively impact others, such as engineers not setting up power or doctors refusing to heal patients. The rest of those issues should be handled IC, just fire the characters if they aren’t performing as you like, but if the players are doing the bare minimum, then they are within the rules.
Again please provide as much context as you can, the rules you’ve mentioned rely heavily on it.
This goes without saying but actively ignoring your job is against the rules. Sitting in the bar and, god forbid, INTERACTING with others while waiting for something to happen isn’t.
Security aimlessly running around the station “looking for abductors” isn’t exactly effective either, as disguises exist, and the fact that abductors can one-shot hardstun you. In this case it would’ve been safer to stay around others.
For the above.
Using emotes isn’t against the rules.
If you seriously believe sitting on someone’s lap is ERP, I’m extremely sorry for you, but you are wrong in a hundred different ways.