Hello, once again we find ourselves in a topic suggesting this. Some of the more frequent questions for why do we need this and such can be answered as follows:
“I don’t understand, what are you suggesting?” - I’m proposing we add a preformatted custom notes tab along with the character editor. This would be a simple TGUI with character limits in place that once filled out can be viewed in game, only by heads of staff / medical personal. It’s not a ‘let me over describe my character in a thinly vailed ERP’
“why would this be useful?” - The comments may add to this, but from what I’ve gathered people want to add new things to the game that relay on OOC info on a character. This would be a good platform for it. Additionally Phycologists have no way of knowing if someone would be open to RP with them. A medical record that they can read would promote more RP interactions.
“Will this enable yet more grief / ERP” - Avenues for it? Yeah probably, unfortuanly. Though I would argue anyone using this to brake the rules would probably ignore them while in game regardless. I also believe a character limed on specific boxes may help avoid people using this for grief.
“Do I have to fill it out? / What happens if I don’t?” - When Staff request the record it could simply be displayed as “lost/corrupted”. This too could be what happens if a non-crew pretending to be one has their documents checked.
“What would it look like? / what info would be in it” - Something like this:
The reason I suggested to group them together, is so it can’t be used as a tool to identify a antag. I do imagine quite a few people will not fill this out. If 20% of a sever don’t, it wont be a relatable way to tell opting out, from a antag.
It’s absolutely a novel idea, and a nice novelty for spicing RPs, but the formatting itself needs tweaks.
Not to mention the fact that the presence of many of these things being autofilled is sign enough that it wouldn’t be hard to tweak.
In fact, if you really wanted to, you could make this into a UI for character creation, if you were a maniac.
I remember all too well when the Lizard Twink gang first reered its ugly head on the server and i much rather not have anything of the sort happening again. Make no mistake, give this degenerate scum an inch and they will take a mile
This is a phrase I never thought I would hear. Maybe I haven’t been on this server for that long.
But the point still stands, saying that basic employee/medical/security records are going to lead to ERP is MASSIVE leap. Other stations like Paradise have stuff like this and they don’t seem to have massive ERP problems despite being massively furry. I’ve made this argument before in Gimmick system will be possibly refactored - #19 by Basicguy20 that roles like psychologist can’t ever be fully used unless there’s some way to see people’s medical histories (people who care to fill this out indicate they are willing to RP).