Elder Empress | MAC-810
Rule 2 | Xeno Roleplay, Queen Banishment
I was a Warrior who took over the body of another warrior late into a round on Kutjevo, I had died much earlier into the round as a Warrior in medical. I asked the hivemind for instructions on where we are fighting, and was told there was combat at medical, I went there and engaged.
After informing the hivemind of even more Marines pushing into east medical, the Queen interjected and started to insult me for having died in medical earlier in the round. I asked the queen to clarify if they had issued me orders, as I did not recall being given any orders, however the Queen continued to insult me and another player, I believe.
Clearly, the Queen was more interested in their tangent so I asked them to either give me orders or banish me, as I felt this conversation was not a useful one. So the Queen banished me, for the reasoning that I was disobeying orders.
I was subsequently killed immediately by some nearby Xenos.
My issue with this is that I believe I did not break any of the Xeno roleplay guidelines in such a way to authorize/warrant my banishment and execution. I did not insult the queen, I did not disobey orders, I even asked for orders and clarification on what to do. At every step I tried to follow the Queens orders, or ask for orders, or otherwise try to stop this unneeded distraction. The Queen was simply more interested in antagonizing me, berating my performance in my previous life, and then having me killed, removing me from the game.
Even as I was being killed by other xenos, I made no effort to harm them and tried to disengage.
Whilst you could argue my statement of ‘banish me or give me orders’ was a invitation to be banished, I believe in the context of our conversation that this is still not acceptable as I do believe I had not broken any guidelines. I also refuse to believe a small dose of sass is grounds for banishment.
I should also note the queen was overall quite hostile and banish happy throughout the round, though I can not attest to the status of any other banishments in the capacity of a player.
The Queen claimed in dead chat that I was banished for failing to obey orders I was given in my previous life, I stated I did not recall being given any orders in my previous life, and that I would’ve likely been hyper focused in fighting the Marines and I may have simply missed them. Also, I do not believe it is appropriate to banish a new xeno for actions they may have done in a previous life, this verymuch borders on meta-griefing.
My chatlogs transcribed verbatim
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : We holding anywhere?
No response is given
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : Scout and more marines at west med
Elder Empress : Yeah and i think during your last life you were told not to keep dying there but here we are
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : I’m sorry queen, was I given specific orders or did you forget to mention them?
Elder Empress : Im talking about the last time i told you to leave medical for construction, and you died
Elder Empress : If you take a few steps east
Elder Empress : You can see your body
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : Queen, if your genetic memory is not faulty, you will recall I died in your company during the eastern offensive
Elder Empress : The eastern offensive that happened becuase you warriors ignored orders to go to mark
Elder Empress : And we had to come screech to try save your lives
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : Queen you can either banish me or give me orders
Elder Warrior (IO-69-N) : I’d suggest we stop this useless conversation
The queen immediately banished me before I could continue my conversation
Elder Empress has banished Elder Warrior (IO-69-N). Reason: Being willfully ignorant, being petty ignored my orders twice and doesnt wanna listen
These next sentences were said shortly after, but may have been directed towards either me, another xeno who she was publicly berating, or both of us
Elder Empress : Have fun
Elder Empress : The others are babies hate fun
Elder Empress : Whine and dont do drone work