Ever Since MRP got higher player base, roleplay level went severely down.
With higher playerbase it is obviously harder to keep the same rp level among all the players. The thing that bother me is how high pop affects players mentality, and i mean by this every LRP player playing here because we have higher pop at the moment, without even keeping the roleplay standard. I think lowering pop cap further wont help maintain the RP level, i believe that what we need the most is Rule adjustment, with them being more restrictive and more detailed (for example listing some prohibited behavior). With that being said, punishments for powergamming or simply abandonning your post for the whole round should be strengthened and posted as we only bans.
Why we need this ?
MRP SHOULD BE MRP
I know there is many players just like me, who expect “more” , people who actually try to do their job, who are not complete shitters and do not want to see blood and fight all the times. I believe there is many people who are taking slots for other who really wants to RP.
LOOC and new players
I also noticed many new players, having problems with something and asking IC, which this is not as harmfull, it breaks game immersion, and i think it could be easly solved by exposing more LOOC chat. i often offer solutions by saying something in LOOC but not a lot people notice the message as it is not exposed and blends with OOC chat.
Plus if we got more detailed rules, i am sure it would be easier to classify and punish people according to list.
Its probably hard to understand what i have in mind by saying all this, and as “raw” material it might sound a bit harsh, thats why i decided to provide some examples and my personal opinion in areas that are discusses by players and other mentors.
Botanists who decide to extract dangerous genes making super powerfull deadly plant. - i dont think making deadly plants should be ever allowed for botanists except if they got permit and station is in state that security cannot fight the current threat. As this could be considered powergamming there often non-antag people who just do that “because its fun” and such people should be redirected to LRP as MRP is not a place to possibly make a bigger threat out of “fun”. To those who think it never happens. i just happened to have more than few rounds lately and experiencing it, then actually trying to explain IC that we shouldnt be doing that.
I would say apart from that, healing plants can be helpfull to the station, and getting healing plants takes some time (usually station evacuates before you get anything usefull and anyone can use it) and should be allowed.
Here situation is simpler, chemists making meth, nothing else, and not even hiding with it. when asked by HOP if he at least did some basic meds for medical, answered “dunno,never been there lol”.
This is basic shittery and not even funny anymore.
AI and borgs
This is my overall observation, AI’s and borgs not acting like silicons, using nerdy and cringy language specially on :b, acting with feelings, when technically they shouldnt understand emotions.
Often crossing their laws, ignoring crewharm or crewrequests, “lol he is traitor, kill him” while even if traitor, they still stand in manifest, and as long as they do not harm others, they should be considered the same.
Devils are extremely weak antags at the moment however i think they give amazing RP opportunities, and as i believe they generally need a rework, there can be one easy change to slightly better up their position. They should be considered by crewsimov AI as crew untill they change into their first lizard form. AI helping security fight devils, make them loose extremely quick, by simply tracking and locking them down without any way to escape.
as mentioned earlier, putting more details into rules, being more generous about sage only bans for behavor such as powergamming and abandonning your post.
higher enforce of space law (so we avoid situations someone is getting arrested and put to jail for 10 minutes for sliping captain on banana peal) (and also eliminating space drugs easy restribution, as space drugs are not an issue itself, the issue is that they shouldnt be commonly allowed to destribute)
Exposing and changing LOOC color to be diffrent from OOC
More specific silicon rules and silicon RP standards, as they tend to be diffrent depending on which admin you ask. (silicons should be considered as a difficult role and therefore its advised to play by experienced players)
I know the list could be longer, but this is just the situations i encountered and found extremely annoying lately. After all, on MRP everyone should be focused to do the best they can to help other crewmembers and station to function correctly. I encourage to post your own thoughts about this and situations you encountered, or what you think needs to be changed on MRP.