IC NAME: Dylan Ewing
BYOND KEY: terrariola
DATE OF BAN: September 11th, 2022
DURATION OF BAN: Permanent
ADMIN BYOND KEY: Altangy
REASON FOR BAN: Unfit for command roles
YOUR APPEAL: The reason for the ban is vague at best. I asked for clarification from the banning admin - they said I had continuously ran close to breaking rule 6 (which, at least in my opinion, at least deserves an admin note before a permanent job ban, but I digress). Let me elaborate further on the context behind this ban, and why I feel it is less-than-justified:
Not once had I actually intended on “spoiling the fun for other people”, and if I actually had done so, I would have happily issued an apology and accepted advice from admins on how to improve - alas, no admin actually did that. Furthermore, the banning admin justified their actions by claiming I “beat the shit out of my crew” and that that was the “first thing they saw when they logged into the round”, failing to question anyone involved and thus failing to realize that we were simply playing around with pool noodles and finger guns in addition to various stam-damaging “weaponry”, and that the blood on the floor was from the bridge staff beating themselves up (for reasons they did not explain). Not once did I intentionally wound a member of my crew.
Now, it should also be recognized that I am fairly new to NSV - I am not new SS13 by any means (I have been actively playing SS13 since 2020), but most of my playtime has been on /tg/, Civ13, Singulo, and TGMC, so I am fairly inexperienced at NSV-specific features, such as the bridge navigation, helm, and tactical consoles - not to mention munitions - I play to learn these things, and typically join as higher-ranking crew while learning these things if the pop is low (and, indeed, the round initially started with 5 players and absolutely no command staff or bridge staff to speak of besides me).
Additionally, I was bwoinked for failing to ahelp a mutiny prior to my jobban, and I would like to address that - I did not intentionally start a mutiny. Here’s the story behind that:
The Captain entered the station a few minutes before we were to complete our first mission, around 3.8-3.9 hours into the round. I, on the other hand, had been there since roundstart. A few minutes in, he ordered I come to my office to be demoted (to Clown, “funnily” enough), for, frankly, inexplicable reasons.
I attempted to talk things out, but, presumably viewing my failure to follow his orders to the letter as an attempt at mutiny, he decided to charge at me with his pistol and baton. I shovestunned him into the wall and took his weapons as a response, before stunning him and attempting to give back his weapons as a show of good faith (I still intended to talk things out…), but once he got back up, he decided to stun me again (in hindsight, I should have expected this), after which the admins decided to blow me up and tell me I had to ahelp mutinies. I hastily responded “I had no intention of mutiny.”, and was in the middle of writing a lengthier response explaining what I was doing, when I got jobbanned. I hastily pressed my return key a couple seconds after the jobban, and began writing a new response, when the ticket was closed.
Mutiny is not failure to follow orders, mutiny is an attempt to overthrow your commanding officer - which I had no intention of doing, merely roleplaying my way out of a wholly unjustified demotion based on continuous misunderstandings due to a lack of context on behalf of the Captain (which, frankly, I do not blame them for). I see how it could be misinterpreted as mutiny, however, so I don’t blame the admins for the initial bwoink.
Finally, with regards to chat, I was roleplaying a frustrated, quick-to-anger commander sick of their subordinates’ complete and utter incompetence - which, if the admins had actually joined a couple hours earlier, they absolutely would have understood, given the fact it took 30 minutes of me screaming for someone to spool the FTL for someone to actually spool it - particularly given the fact that the one who eventually ended up spooling it was myself. This could only be seen as “dickish” behavior if an admin fails to separate OOC behavior from IC behavior, which frankly reflects worse on the admin team than on anyone else, which is why I won’t elaborate on this point any further.
Feel free to question me further regarding this or prior rounds, I am happy to answer any questions, and I am additionally glad to take any advice from the staff team on how to improve my roleplaying, gameplay, or OOC experience/behavior. Thanks in advance. -Terra1.