So, you wanna play security? You’re either a thristy powergamer or a fucking machoist, since playing security is just begging to be robusted. Here’s some help on how to not get bwoinked fourty minutes in.
Where to start:
Always, ALWAYS play some other role before playing as security. It doesn’t matter what, just get some game experience. You don’t need to be a PVP genius, just know how to play the bloody game. Once you feel like you’re ready, hop on a Brig Physician; you’ll get to know the brig, brigging procedures and a bit of combat, since officers love to use you like a damn combat medic. Once you know the ropes, become a detective but don’t fucking use your gun for arrests dumbass, that shit’s loaded with lethal .38 rounds. Do your job, scan for prints and just go to the bar. Once you unlock officer, go do that and work your way up. If you get bwoinked, go back to officer or brig phys. DO NOT BECOME ME. Guides to jobs, brigging procedures and such are below.
Guide to Jobs:
As a Brig Phys, stay in the fucking brig. Treat injured prisoners, officers and basically be a paramedic. Don’t go outside of brig without orders; don’t be an officer, fucking do your job. When you inevitably get dragged to combat, bring medkits and a disabler; focus on healing instead of killing. It’s a really simple job, don’t fuck it up.
YOU ARE NOT AN OFFICER, DON’T GO AROUND ARRESTING WITH YOUR FUCKING LETHAL GUN. Scan traitor items, broken doors and bodies for prints, find a match and get dat fukken traitor. Literally just collect evidence, don’t be an edgy validhunter, but go kill when needed. Only robust security and the HOS orders you to kill dat fukken ling? Kill the fukken ling. Your revolver is understimated, but don’t treat it like a bad gun. Four shots is all it takes to softcrit; pair it with a flash or pepperspray for an easy win.
STOP ASKING THE WARDEN FOR LETHALS YA PRICK, YOU DO NOT NEED THEM. You start with a disabler and flashes, that’s all you fucking need for arrests. Don’t ask for a laser or energy gun “just in case”; you get your lethals when there’s a confirmed fucking threat. Get ambushed by a traitor? Stun, cuff and beat to death. You don’t need your fucking shotgun or laser gun to deal with simple arrests. Just fucking cuff bad guys, help your department execute antagonists and for the love of god don’t harm baton. Always be in help intent unless you’re fighting cultists, revs or gangs. Guide to arresting will be in the later stages.
DON’T LEAVE THE FUCKING BRIG. Guard the armoury and the brig with your life, and don’t carry the fucking armoury in your backpack cunt. You start with two lethal guns and one non-lethal, that should be enough. Set up turrets in the armoury, reinforce the brig and set up barrier grenades at the entrance. You’re basically the second-in-command; act like it, be mature and ensure your boys get home safe. Set people to arrest, set brig timers, make sure baddies don’t escape and, again, guard the brig with your life.
Remember: IT’S NOT SHITSEC TO SHOOT PEOPLE WHO ENTER THE ARMOURY. Obviously don’t shoot the captain, the HOS, officers, security personnel etc, but if somebody who you didn’t let in enters the armoury, GUN THEM DOWN. Disregard if it’s a cult round and you’re arming people up.
Head of Security:
You are not the law, you are not a one-man army, you are not God. Direct your officers, buy supplies for the armoury, arrest people with your fancy gun and for the love of god don’t carry the fucking armoury in your backpack. You have one extra-lethal gun, an energy gun and flashbangs. You really don’t need anything else. Try to stay in the brig or in safe areas when not arresting people; greyshits and antags love to kill you, so stay safe.
During any sort of conversion gamemode, you are the first and last line of defence. Mindshield cargo, order fancy guns, arm up the good parts of the crew and kick down the doors of the enemy. Ratvar? Autorifles. Nar’Sie? Shotguns. Gangs? Lasers. Revs? Flashbangs and lasers. Be vigalent and be prepared, keep your officers safe and most importantly keep the captain safe because they’re unrobust as shit.
- Bring prisoner to brig and get into a cell. If they’re a potential traitor, broke in with a certain set of items or otherwise need something taken away, remove it. Search bags and pockets, consfiscate contraband and place it in evidence storage. The shit you confiscate is not yours to take or use, especially traitor items. Set the timer and prepare to set them down.
- Buckle them to the bed, flash and begin to uncuff. You can still flash whilst uncuffing, keep them stunned to avoid them escaping.
- Once uncuffed, leave and shut the door. Flash one last time and keep them there.
- When released, give them back anything not confiscated and throw them out of brig. Do not let them loiter.
Use this procedure for normal brigging or permabrigging. When permabrigging, fullstrip and put them in prisoner clothes. If sending to labour camp, just put them in the teleporter and LOCK THE FUCKING TELEPORTER. Insert prisoner ID, set points and you’re done. If permagulag, just keep them cuffed, fullstrip + prisoner grab, go to labour camp via shuttle and throw them into the camp. Leave asap.
Traitor Items and Powergaming:
Let’s say you just killed a traitor and in their backpack is tonnes of gamer gear; a stechskin an e-sword and a minibomb. Don’t fucking take that shit, put it in evidence storage or in the armoury. DO NOT USE IT.
As a security member, you need to be flexible. If a sleeping carp user is devestating the station… maybe it’s time to pull out the esword. If a lone op with an eshield is fucking you up… maybe use the stechskin. Never use Traitor items as a substitute for anything, even when you’re killing / lethalling somebody. Only use them when absolutely necessary.
That’s about it. Don’t spam lethals. Ballistics work best against antagonists. That’s about it. Never become me. Don’t. I’m by no means shtsec, but I am not at all bestsec. I’m tryna fix my problems but who knows if I will. If you need an example of what not to be, look at me for a mild example and look at Notmegatron for a really fucking big example.
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