NodNodNod - Staff Report: Enforcement Action Taken - Clairion

NodNodNod - Staff Report: Enforcement Action Taken - Clairion

What’s your BYOND key:


Round ID:


Your character name:

Lesser Drone

Their BYOND key:


What are you reporting?:

Enforcement Action Taken

Description of the incident:

For starters, I don’t know what to even label this. I’m being told I’m ‘admin shopping’ by asking for a consensus in #staff-help on Discord, which was not my intent. I was not noted for anything. There was no enforcement. There was no malicious intent. There was no violation of event protocols. Clairion has directed me to make a staff report, and the closest thing I can link it to is his invocation of ‘rule zero’.

Moving on, is it considered ‘metagaming’ to wall off the weapon of a specialist, especially a specialist that can turn invisible, to prevent them from recovering gear that is vital to them? I disagree with Clairion’s interpretation of it being a violation of rule 6, metagaming, and I will explain why:

My argument is that it is NOT, since as xenomorphs, we are not stupid. We can observe a specialist utilizing a weapon and can infer that weapon is important. As such, walling off a weapon (similar to how xenos wall off masks of predators) is simply a logical, IC action of a xenomorph. Inversely, we can examine this from the perspective of a demo spec using his AP rocket on a T3. He knows what they are and what they can do. We don’t report him for metagame for zoning T3s with his RPG or for targeting them. There are downsides to not using a mag harness, and one of them is potentially losing your weapon. I want to emphasize that the crux of this is that there’s no instance of metagaming taking place.

If it is determined that walling off gear at all is metagaming, then this should probably be made as a rule clarification so that xenos know not to wall off any gear whatsoever, human or predator.

…and that’s pretty much it. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.


Logs not needed / no evidence needed.

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Just to clarify on the rule zero bit. That was just me referring to the authority thing in there regarding not going around looking for a different ruling from another staff member.

When it comes to the actual decision I just ruled walling in spec gear as being a violation of Rule 6: Metagaming.

Anyways since this staff report isnt really about any misconduct and just about if the ruling is correct I also dont think logs are needed. So I’ll just elevate this to pending verdict.

I misunderstood what you meant by rule zero in that regard then, but the point stands that I disagree that it’s metagaming for the reasons I listed, and if it is considered metagaming, it should be included with the rules surrounding corpses (which are different than gear (which is also usually guarded when playing on Chance’s Claim)).

Also, yes, can bypass the need to log dive, this has pretty much nothing to do with the round itself.

DM a manager for a ruling or at least so it can be discussed via management.