Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain
Rule 2: Roleplay/LRP, Rule 4: No griefing
In my three years of playing CM13, on and off, I never made the effort to get involved in the forums. However, there was a player who displayed such an extreme level of LRP that I felt compelled to file a player report against them, in order to ensure that future rounds will not be negatively impacted by him.
I will provide a brief backstory of what happened during the round. I, Kawrl McClark, as the CL, was approached by three MTs who proposed a weed (joints, to be specific) business. As someone who always seeks to expand RP opportunities and enable everyone to the best of my ability, I provided them with everything they needed to start the operation. I began recruiting others, such as the entire requisition team, to help distribute the product and kickstart the business.
Then, Simon ‘ghost’ McShain, the CMP, who, to my knowledge, had already been charged with neglect of duty for another reason, entered the kitchen (which was the base of operation) and started arresting the three MTs. In-character, I intended to report this matter to the captain, given the CMP’s prior charges. However, the CMP came to CIC and arrested me. My concern primarily lies with how he conducted himself, the arrests he made, and his subsequent actions, or lack thereof.
Firstly, both players and I had issues with this player as the CMP. He tries to find the slightest infraction to justify an arrest, regardless of the situation or the spirit of the law. In this specific instance, he informed me that I needed to be searched. However, instead of instructing me to comply or actually allow me to comply with the search, he immediately goes hands on and tries to strip off my belongings while I am trying to RP/talk. After he stripped my backpack, I immediately picked it back up. I insisted to let us talk. He immediately stunned and cuffed me for resisting.
After he stripped me naked in CIC, instead of processing me in the brig, he carried me like a tool while he searched my office. He could have process me first or left me at the brig, obtain my ID card, and then search my office, but instead, he prolonged the situation. Moreover, while I attempted to engage in some role-play despite the circumstances, he completely ignored anything I said and spent five minutes searching my office while dragging me along.
Finally, as I was in the brig and going through processing, he continued to disregard me, even after I inquired if he had any evidence of me ‘aiding and abetting contraband.’ I would have appreciated any response, such as ‘you’ll find out when you appeal’ or ‘shut up’ or even a physical attempt to silence me. However, he persisted in ignoring me and providing no answers, whatsoever.
Secondly, after I have been fully booked and processed, I requested an appeal to which the appeal was hastily approved. During the appeal, the CMP continues to ignore the actual appealing process and waste more time (I am not sure if the CMP was asking for information on this radio) to the point where the ASO had to told him to focus on the appealing process. When the CMP was asked what evidence had against me, he says the following:
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “As all the MTs had suits and he attempted to get close to a MT while I was searching when I told him to back up.”
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “I was told that he (CL) was running it.”
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “He (CL) was the head.”
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “A MP.” (a “MP” told him)
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “It shows that they were with him in this as if they had stolen them he would have been yelling and screaming for us to arrest them.”
To which the appealing officer replies, “An MT can’t just acquire a suit from the CL?”
For 1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain to say, “They can.”
1stLT Simon ‘ghost’ Mcshain says, “But why would he hand them out.”
The “evidence”, according to him, was that because I gave the three MTs my spare suits, I was the head of the weed operation, because “why would I hand them out”. I didn’t have time to try and resolve this issue IC and ahelps due to the round ending.
Overall, I would like hear from yall, whether I am wrong to report this player or not. The player does not have the ability to roleplay as the CMP at all, he does not investigate whether a charge has basis or not, he does not care if the charge is frivolous or not, and matter of fact, he simply does not care at all. Him being the CMP will lead to a lot of provost faxes against him, bad experiences for players who has to deal with him (might discourage new and old players from coming back), and does not, in my opinion, hold the standard of RP as the CMP. The purpose of being a CMP is to oversee the MP department, and help reduce the workload of admins, not create more problems. What do yall think?
I have the whole entire situation recorded. If you would like the entire interaction between myself and this player, or certain snippets, I can provide it to you upon request. It will just take way longer.
Both of these clips are sped up to x2 to save file size.
Evidence 1: Dragging me along like a tool. https://streamable.com/t296wh
Evidence 2: Poor explanation of evidence. https://streamable.com/7cc632
P.S. I am not sure what that officer was talking about at the end of this clip.