In the following text, if i do sound mad is it because i am, so before anything else i apologize if i sound rude in any way shape or form in the following text.
Backsea, seems that you have a misconception of what is or isn’t considered LRP, so let me quote the rules:
Low roleplay actions that have no regard for your character or the setting (Memes, silly copypaste spam IC) are not acceptable.
Now let me give some examples of what is generally acknowledged by players as low roleplay:
A player who join as Squad Leader and remains in silence during the entire round.
A Corporate Liaison who disregards his role, get a pulse rifle, deploys and plays as if he is a marine.
A Medic who joins as Squad Medic only to get better chems so they can use it to heal themselves and disregards dying marines or wounded ones.
A Corporate Liaison who doesn’t take the effort to properly format his faxes nor open the wiki to learn about his role.
A Cargo Technician who takes the role only to prepare himself as much as possible for Hijack and ignore marines request and supply drops.
What is considered Medium or High Roleplay that is usually acknowledge by the players:
A CL writting well formatted faxes without any grammar mistakes and using lore accurate terms and with a good story under it.
A Staff Officer doing overwatch, informing marines of revivable dead colleagues, coordinating with requisitions for supply drops on the pads, and guiding new marines towards where they must go all while speaking formally as fitting for their Rank.
A Pilot Officer reporting when he is going up and down, informing his loadout, firemission lenght, and using lore accurate terms such as calling his dropship an AUD-25 model.
A CO who takes the extra effort to announce the Tactical Map on his annoucements or informing xenos general location, quantity, and T3’s castes.
Communication in general, a large amount of players barely speak during the game and treat it as a PVP game instead of a roleplaying one, as such having some small actions like small talk, Charlie Breakfast, talking about their character life back before joining the USCM, or about other Fleets is considered at least Medium to Heavy Roleplay as per SS13 CM standards.
Now, with such idea in mind, think about it, a Maintenance Technician takes the materials from the storage, communicate with other Squad Engineers in the Engineering Channel, and negotiates such materials with them, reaching an equally satisfying deal for both parties. Also Such Maintenance Technician can choose to keep half of such materials and choose to use them for Shipside Repairs and assist with the USS Almayer repairs as they deem fit, such as making new lights in dark areas, fixing broken windows frames, fixing broken walls, building a whole new area with a construction permit, etc.
In both options, the Materials are being put to proper use, be it for shipside repairs or used by Squad Engineers with their FOB tasks, and to reach such result was needed to communicate, propose a deal,reach a deal, trade the items, and accomplish the deal.
While hoarding the storage supplies may be seen as a ‘dick move’ i would say that it is an IC one and should be treated as such, when a late join MT Joins in what they normally do is check the storages, if out of materials, they collect their own materials from the maintenances in approximately 6 to 8 minutes depending of the round, or they ask Requisitions, it isn’t an unrepairable harm. Perhaps you may have a problem with it, and so do i, but instead of noting players for “Low Roleplay Actions”, i would recommend instead speaking with the Devs and seeing if they can introduce a MT vendor to replace the Upper Engineering lockers instead, so MT’s can have a Standard Issued MT kit with their own materials to avoid such problems in the future.
And that is it… welp, was a long speech, if i sounded rude at any moment in time, sorry, i am mad due to a LRP note, out of all things, Roleplay is what i take the most effort in CM ever, be it well formatted faxes, proper communication, or knowing enough of the Lore, to a point in which i even got a good HRP merit note from it once, and from Segrain nonetheless.
Do you know how many players i know that have Merit notes ? ZERO, look, you can call me many things, and even i acknowledge that i have many defects either, but never a Low Roleplayer, this is something that i cannot tolerate, i have been playing CM since 2018 i think, around 4 or 5 years, ask any player of the community about my character, what you will never hear is “For sure they are a low roleplayer”
Welp, that is it, again, i do sounded quite rude in some parts and i apologize due to it, but i am just human after all, and being falsely accused can be annoying to anyone.