Admin’s CKEY: Piterskiy
Is this for both servers or just one? If so, which one: Sage
Which server did the ban happen on? Sage
Ban Type: Server
Ban Length: 2 Day
Ban Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 2020-05-02 14:44
Round ID: 15410
As engineer, built a combat mech by himself, armed it with guns and then used it to break into AI sat to card rogue AI. AI caused some mess on the station, but security was alive and there was no immediate threat to the station.
AI caused some mess on the station, but security was alive and there was no immediate threat to the station.
AI being rogue is VERY MUCH an immediate threat to the station.
As a non-security & non-command crewmember, you’re not an experienced soldier. Do not rush into danger without reason.
I assume this is the bit of the rule that Piterskiy thinks I broke, however a rouge AI is a TON of reason to put yourself into a possibly dangerous situation. I’ll provide the context.
1: Am an engineer and nothing much is going on so I decide to start setting up some machines. I set up a 12 or so bluespace miners, an ore silo to connect them, a chemistry set and an exosuit fabricator. If there is currently nothing I am needed for as an engineer, I will set up things that may allow me to be more useful and to make me have something to do.
2: I start printing a Gygax with previously mentioned exosuit fabricator. I heard that the mech was changed and with all of the bluespace miners there are shit tons of material. I was doing the job of a roboticist because there was no current need for me in engineering.
3: Someone says over comms in loud mode that the RD has subverted the AI.
4: Telecomms is immediately shut off.
5: Research and print guns for previously made mech.
6: By now doors are being shocked, telecomms got fixed and people are screaming about AI being rogue. Someone says over engi comms “Plasmaflood stopped”.
7: I print an intellicard at science, a scattershot and missile rack and head off to the AI satellite.
8: Use mech to break into the AI satellite and card the AI, give said carded AI to a security officer.
9: Get bwoinked, explain this reasoning, get banned anyways.
The AI being rogue is a state of emergency, especially when there is talk of a plasmaflood, comms being turned off and doors being shocked.
The AI satellite is built like a tank. It is extremely difficult to brute force your way into it and with the time it would take for security to laser it down or go through multiple layers of reinforced wall with tools and then the turrets the AI could siphon the air out of half the station. There was a wall that needed to be removed and I removed it to help security because of the possibility that the rogue AI would turn into an incredibly dangerous situation. The emergency shuttle was called during all of this as well, if that is not evidence enough that there was at least a perceived threat to the station.
I was acting as a roboticist because there was nothing else to do. When a serious threat to the station came up that I knew how to help with, I did what I could to stabilize the situation and save my fellow crew members. I did not collect any guns, flashes, stun batons or other items that were unnecessary for the task I was doing.
If making or using a mech to deal with large station issues is powergaming I will never do it again, however I would like a council ruling or at least a headmin to confirm this, because I read the rules and I’ve done this multiple times before, with plenty of admins online and never had any issues before. For example, twice I have seen xenomorphs, twice I have made mechs to try to save me and my fellow crew from the aliens and both those times no admins got involved.
Also, 2 days for this is excessive, it should be extremely obvious from my response in the tickets that I was doing my best to follow the rules. All you had to do was explain exactly where I went wrong and actually put in effort to explain where my interpretation of the rules went wrong so I can correct my actions. I’m not a troll and I do my best to avoid breaking the rules while enjoying the game.