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  1. SS14 account: Thomasasia Character name: Gorge Washton Type of Ban: Game ban Date of Ban and Duration: 7/21/2022 (original ban), permanent Reason for Ban: https://imgur.com/SFeMV41 Original Ban Appeal Server you were playing on when banned: Lizard Why you think you should be unbanned: I have a few things to say. Seeing as how my ban was escalated from 3 days to 6 months without a chance at communication, I'm hoping we can have a dialog now. First of all, I would like to address the reason for my original ban. Stealth16 posted several images of things I have said, and this is being taken out of context. Stealth also did not wish to talk about it, as it was just a 3 day ban at the time. A lot of those quotes were from when I was messing around in ghost chat with some guy, as we were both killed by the same T, and we were salty because the QM watched it happen both times (lol). We were vibing, and I don't think with this added context, there were no misdeeds in those particular examples. In other times, I was simply dealing with grey tide, or most often trying to make things interesting for other people when I play as bartender. Admittedly, there were times where I used such language with the normal denizens of the server, just being cheeky and fun with them, not realizing that I was committing a bannable offense. Also, I would like to say that even though I received a ban for my language and behavior, I received no warning about this. If I was warned by an admin that I wasn't acting in accordance to the rules, then I would have immediately stopped. For these reasons, I do not think my initial banning is fair. As for the extension to the ban, Mirrorcult made the following post: First of all, I have not repeated any of the offenses from the previous ban, and the reason why I don't understand the reasons behind my current ban is the fact that they were never communicated to me, nor did I have a chance to clear misconceptions or misunderstandings. Again, if an admin had warned me that I should stop making dick jokes, or anything else, then I would have immediately and permanently stopped. As evidence of this, I was warned early on about using language such as "retarded". After I was told this, never said it again after that (excepting one time where I did it by accident, immediately apologized, and told everyone surrounding me that I was referring to myself). Second, as I explained in the mentioned appeal concerning ban evasion, I did not ban evade. I was trying to learn about how ss14 handles ban evasion, because it did not contain detailed information about it on the GitHub. I did not, and still do not, have any intention nor desire to interact with this community as anything less than a fully legitimate member. I know how I would go about ban evading, because I understand the principles of it as I understood the principles of ban tracking in SS13, but as that was not my intention I did no such thing. I do not want to inspire or instruct any lurkers on this, so I am keeping it vague and brief. We can chat in discord if you want to explore this subject further. I ask you to converse with me. This ban is born largely from a mix of misconception and a lack of communication.
  2. I would also like to add that I was not warned during this round. If I was committing a bannable offense over the course of the round, then there were multiple opportunities to tell me before things got out of hand.
  3. SS14 account: Thomasasia Character name: Gorge Washton Type of Ban: Game ban Date of Ban and Duration: 7/21/2022, 4320 minutes Reason for Ban: https://imgur.com/i1RQamq Server you were playing on when banned: Lizard Why you think you should be unbanned: I don't think my behavior was bad at all. Nor was I "constantly talking about dicks". I said a couple of dick related insults to whiny prisoners over the course of the game, but that's minor, not against the rules, and was certainly not excessive. I was just messing with them in a harmless way, because they were complaining about being imprisoned after they broke into sec. And yes, i told some rioters (they were protesting the imprisonment of a sentient pen) to fuck off when they threaten security. During the entire game, when I wasn't dealing with shitters, and was helping the normal rule abiding citizens, I was pleasant, not forceful, and friendly. I wasn't engaging in shitter behavior either, I was just doing my job. I assume the wizard-robed person a-helped and said i searched them without their consent while they were in crit, but what I had actually done was drag them to the medical portion of the shuttle, place them on a bed, and then remove their backpack to get out their epi pen, in order to save their life because they were in crit and at risk of dying.
  4. If only alcohol was implemented! Then the bartender would have TWO deadly weapons. ;)
  5. Original ban appeal Second ban appeal Side note : I attempted to connect to the server with an alternate account to test the implemented SS14 ban evasion measures. I knew my actions would be visible, and I was not trying to deceive anyone. I didn't realize it was against the rules, though I now I understand that my actions were unacceptable. As a result of this ban, I have been paying more attention to by conduct in video games recently, as I genuinely do not want people to feel unwelcome or discriminated against. In general, this leads to a better experience for everyone, including myself, and increases social cohesion during urgent or intense game-play moments. I have also been involved in an increased number of social outreaches (though unrelated to my ban experience, it has contributed to giving me a more empathetic outlook). Given that SS14 is an inherently social game, it makes both moral and practical sense to make our community as welcoming and open as possible. If i am unbanned, I will ensure this culture is nurtured and fully present, and I will not contribute towards toxicity and exclusion in any form. I will also work with the admins through the admin-help by reporting instances of toxic and exclusive behavior. My previous ban appeal was denied because I reconnected to get the forum link from the ban message. (Thus the content of my previous appeal is still relevant) As far as things go, there is nothing of value for me to add onto my previous ban appeal, except to make the implicit explicit : I'm genuinely sorry for what I did, and I'm ready to be let back into the community.
  6. Check these out : MIDI Songs.zip
  7. This album is really cool holy shit
  8. If you want to play midi files in VLC, you need to add a sound font and configure it in the VLC settings. My favorite soundfont is the Touhou soundfont!
  9. Here are some cool midi files that I've accumulated over the years, from a variety of sources. The names may not be accurate, and the names of the original authors are unfortunately not included for most of them. Enjoy! MIDI Songs.zip
  10. Microsoft & GitHub on their way to take over everything:
  11. Those kind of money-hungry game development strategies are unfortunately universal. Very few games avoid the money traps. That's why it's important (and cool) that SS14 is open source. We as a community are contributing to the solution right now. I think that's really cool. :)
  12. The robust is already inside of you, you only need to harness it. Remember, the soap is your friend, the soap is not your friend.
  13. I think implementing some of these 1:1 would violate copyright lol. How would you even play Secret Hitler? I'm sure it could be done, but it would probably be a lot to implement coherently. My favorite simple card game is 'Hearts', I think that would be a lot of fun. Maybe poker if this game ever ends up having currency.
  14. What if alligator really makes you think
  15. The issue with voting is that it makes the same couple of maps play 95% of the time. Some of the other maps are pretty cool, so maybe the variety is better? I think a good compromise would be to let players vote for a map, and then if a certain high threshold is reached (like restart round voting), then it overrides the regular rotation.
  16. Linux user here, I haven't experienced that issue yet. What is your distro and specs?
  17. Revs are my favorite by far. Regardless if they fail or succeed, they make the whole round fun and exciting for everyone, assuming it doesn't happen every round. One issue that may have to be dealt with is that when security knows there are revs, they sometimes use meta tactics.
  18. Also, I tried to connect to the server today, because the ban message has a link to this forum! That was not a ban evasion attempt
  19. Original ban appeal Side note : I attempted to connect to the server with an alternate account to test the implemented SS14 ban evasion measures. I knew my actions would be visible, and I was not trying to deceive anyone. I didn't realize it was against the rules, though I now I understand that my actions were unacceptable. As a result of this ban, I have been paying more attention to by conduct in video games recently, as I genuinely do not want people to feel unwelcome or discriminated against. In general, this leads to a better experience for everyone, including myself, and increases social cohesion during urgent or intense game-play moments. I have also been involved in an increased number of social outreaches (though unrelated to my ban experience, it has contributed to giving me a more empathetic outlook). Given that SS14 is an inherently social game, it makes both moral and practical sense to make our community as welcoming and open as possible. If i am unbanned, I will ensure this culture is nurtured and fully present, and I will not contribute towards toxicity and exclusion in any form. I will also work with the admins through the admin-help by reporting instances of toxic and exclusive behavior.
  20. I didn't think it was relevant, as it is not in the rules. Nor is it harmful in anyway. Besides, one of the well known things about ss13 is that it has powerful ban evasion, so it makes sense that ss14 would have it too. I don't see why it's unreasonable why I would know about that?? I even know exactly how it works. I have cooperated and been truthful, and I have no incentive to lie about this. Please give me the benefit of the doubt.
  21. I attempted to connect to the server because I wanted to see if the security measures worked. I was fully aware that this game has measures to counter ban evasion when I did that, as I have kept up with the devlogs and github repo. I also knew my actions would be visible, and I am not trying to deceive anyone. When I said "my oc is racist", I was trying to be sarcastic, I believe in reference to (and making fun of) the actions of other players. Racists do generally not call themselves racist, they hide behind cowardly misnomers like "purity" and by creating out-groups.
  22. SS14 account: Thomasasia Character name: I do not remember (I change it often) When was the ban: Around the 16th or 17th of March Server you were playing on when banned: Lizard Your side of the story: I was banned because I was pretending not to like short people. This was meant to be a joke, and my behavior was reinforced when everyone I interacted with thought it was funny. I even made friends with another character, who pretended not to be a dwarf so that my character would respect him. The admin who banned me explained that I was being racist against dwarfs. Why you think you should be unbanned: I didn't think that pretending not to respect short people counted as racism, so i didn't know that it was against the rules. I was never warned about it, I was simply and immediately banned. I would never really be prejudiced against anyone. Not on the basis of religion, race, sexuality, or the abilities of a person. I think it's very important to temper our behavior online to make it a welcoming place for everyone, and I really do understand and appreciate the enthusiasm of the moderation staff in this matter. To this end, I will not make any remarks about short people, and I will strive to adhere to the fullest interpretation of the rules. Let's join in arms and make this community a greater place. My discord is Thomasasia#5378 if you want to talk!
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