Nivrak, Gachiweeb - Staff Report: Enforcement Action Taken - silencer_pl
What’s your BYOND key:
Your character name:
Prime Warrior Y \ Burrower Y, Prime warrior DP \ Elder Burrower DP
Their BYOND key:
What are you reporting?:
Enforcement Action Taken
Description of the incident:
Me and DP (Gachiweeb) got banned for metacomming.
Two rounds before the one on this incident I latejoined and saw DP, L and YEP playing burrower and waiting for the dropship, by the time I got a larva the round was pretty much over but I decided to join DP and try it with next round (I PMed him about it on discord, which is equivalent to saying “Hop on xeno” in OOC in terms of being a rule break).
Next round we go burrower shipside together and get killed.
Addressing another thing in the ban: In the round before the one on this report me and DP were hunting survivors as drones, we get chased down and DP is tunneling as I am blocking bullets for him as I am full HP and he is low, I see he goes into crit and then teleports inside the tunnel and as I am surrounded by survivors and am probably dead I say in hivemind “HEAL DP” trying to save him and die to survivors. I am addressing this as this was part of the ban and I seriously don’t know how this proves metacomming.
Now to the round of the ban, Once again we are still trying to go burrower and get shipside, we actually manage to get shipside and escape the marines lurking by the dropship.
Here DP goes straight for the brig ladder on the fore-port hull and solo kills a marine while I am still trying to figure out where they burrowed and follow them (which both of us would’ve killed if we were “metacomming and coordinating our attacks flawlessly”).
After the marine is killed and I find DP he follows me east where I burrow into a room south and plant weeds to regain HP and he joins me. After we are both all healed up I continue burrowing east, DP thinks I am going back west to where he had planted weeds and burrows somewhere else (which again, wouldn’t happen if we were metacomming) and then realizes I went the other direction and follows me, We get to the SE maintenance of the upper deck which is a common spot for xenos going shipside, There 2 marines find us I burrow away and try to burrow away while DP was in the mindset of killing them 2v2 (You can check logs and see only DP got hit and slashed them for a while) when I see they actually decided to fight I un-burrow and join him (Again, wouldn’t happen if we were metacomming) and we kill the marines.
As more marines are coming we move up north to another common spot (What’s special about these spots if you are wondering, is that they are both in maintenance and have a ladder for emergency escape), I see there is a T2 slot open and decide to de evolve then evolve into warrior as I know DP can still weed and I can heal via slashes so there is no danger of death due to not being able to heal, DP weeds a sizeable area and then decides to go warrior as well as another slot has opened and tells me (Yes, In game) “Comms” and we go to destroy tcomms, Marines are coming our way and we just kill them off one by one which is honestly trivial with two warriors and weeds, and if you have ever seen a round with more than 2 or 3 warriors you know they just each lunge someone else without having to talk to each other.
Anyhow- As we’re chasing a marine we see the IO in the IO rooms and follow them in and this is where we got asleeped and killed by marines which ruined our round pretty much for no reason (We can answer PMs while playing the game).
Here silencer sends the first PM to me saying
“Enough. Both of you. Explain to me how are are both of you coordinating your attack, flawlessly, without ever speaking a word in game.”
Flawless it is not as shown above.
It is true that we did not speak but that’s because it was unnecessary and risky, For one risky because when you are trying to sneak around the ship talking can put you in danger and two I’ve played hundreds of rounds with DP as warrior and even if it was just another experienced warrior player I assure you we would’ve done just as well as when you know each other’s cooldowns and how the caste plays you really don’t need to talk, Try observing a round and seeing how warriors play together, I assure you it’s nothing but shittalk and saying “aw, I missed”.
Anyhow I responded with:
“Overwatch + 2000 hours of playing the game”
To which he responded, Completely clueless as to the feature of overwatching another xenomorph and thinking I mean we are playing the game Overwatch together:
“How does playing overwatch together let you physically know exactly when your buddy is engaging people and how many there are, so you can peel off to the side and attack the other side?”
This shows he completely failed to understand the situation & demonstrated his complete lack of knowledge about the basics of xenomorph gameplay. I proceeded to explain the aforementioned overwatch feature in detail - to which he responded by banning us both for three days.
This by itself is a breach of staff policy regarding rule 6 –“Any form of cheating via metacomms will result in a permaban” – This wasn’t a permanent ban because Silencer had no grounds to stand on other than his own observation with no actual hard evidence of us using an external voice-channel to coordinate such as screenshots, recordings or video files.
So either lift the improperly placed three day ban as well as the note or stick to the official guidelines and permanently ban us both from the game.
P.S This is a staff report as silencer banned us with no proof and failed to preserve the fun and enjoyment of the server by asleeping us and letting us get killed by marines.
DP’s admin PMs - Imgur: The magic of the Internet
My admin PMs - Imgur: The magic of the Internet
Ban message - Imgur: The magic of the Internet
Clips of playing the game and coordinating without saying a word (Amazing, I know) - What playing the game looks like - Album on Imgur
What meta comming actually looks like - What metacomming looks like - Album on Imgur
(Below is a joke if you don’t get it)
DP’s blizzard account (They do not own overwatch ) - Imgur: The magic of the Internet
My blizzard account (I do not own overwatch either) - Imgur: The magic of the Internet