SLs get Req Radio

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SLs get Req Radio

Postby XenonXenotime » 23 Dec 2016, 13:50

Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary):
SLs can speak in req radio, or :U.
Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole):
SLs can order the Req people to order things and drop things directly, very useful if there is no RO and has no acsess to the Command channel.
Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc):
Just... do :u and you can talk to req.
Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it):
Modify the SL's radio.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Shyguychizzy » 23 Dec 2016, 14:03

+1 Legitly something we need, what if command were incompetent or even theres only CT but no RO around? SLs are considered command staff I would assume to a certain point, it would help.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Killaninja12 » 23 Dec 2016, 16:02

+1 It's quite annoying always having to have an intermediary garner you supplies when in all reality you should just be able to cover that yourself. I mean, it's fine to just make a quick request of simple things to command and have them process it, however it would make a lot more sense to allow the option to be omnipresent whilst ensuring it's infallible to an extent. Not much reason not to have it, so a definite thing that could be added in that's a quality of life improvement.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Sarah_U. » 23 Dec 2016, 16:45

You could take requisition radio encryption keys and pass them to the SLs alternatively.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Surrealistik » 23 Dec 2016, 17:42

+1 for obvious reasons.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby KingKire » 27 Dec 2016, 16:01

+1, squad leaders and not the squad should have access to the supply frequency
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby TopHatPenguin » 27 Dec 2016, 16:24

Removing the Bo middle man for supplies would be great as it allows streamlined communication, which in turns allows for Squad Leads to have a more direct role in gathering their own supplies and last minute changes would become a lot easier.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Renomaki » 27 Dec 2016, 16:28

I can agree with this, SLs are expected to make a lot of cargo requests, so allowing them a direct link would make things go a lot faster, instead of having to go through command and hoping they remember to ask cargo for what you need.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Szunti » 27 Dec 2016, 17:35

Renomaki wrote:I can agree with this, SLs are expected to make a lot of cargo requests, so allowing them a direct link would make things go a lot faster, instead of having to go through command and hoping they remember to ask cargo for what you need.


Ideally SL shouldn't make cargo requests except for himself. A competent BO would know what is needed in general and if marines need something they should tell on the squad/medic channel instead of nagging the SL.

BO is much more capable of being the middle man than SL. What typically happens is spec asking for rockets, RO either heard it or not. If he heard it and responds, it's fine. But often they are silent, BO has to find out if there is an RO or cargo tech, whether they are just silent or SSD, if they listen on the radio or not. I don't think SL has time for begging on cargo channel for an answer. He can't send MPs to check it. And he doesn't know anything about the SM explosion that took cargo. Or about the rogue marine that killed the RO because he didn't get the attachments he wanted.

If you don't want a middle man, then CT should hear the squad channels and med channel (cause they make the medicines). If their is no RO it's a good idea to give a command headset to the cargo tech replacing the RO imo.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Arachnidnexus » 27 Dec 2016, 17:47

Either this or giving CTs a command headset would solve this problem. Giving the CT more channels would probably be a better solution since cargo shouldn't be crippled if the RO is SSD or never joins.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby apophis775 » 28 Dec 2016, 14:16

"Chain of command" should be that the BOs are making the request for cargo, not the SLs directly.

I'm willing to listen to more discussion on this, so stickied for now, but expect it to be denied later unless you can really convince me (or other devs) of this.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Surrealistik » 03 Jan 2017, 20:40

Definitely would help streamline a department that desperately needs streamlining and efficiency improvements.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Lucius Jones » 05 Jan 2017, 07:15

eh, -1. This should just be something possible in-game, all you need is a screwdriver and the headsets. Make it a strategy to teach people, and for good SL's, not just implemented.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby ty55101 » 05 Jan 2017, 17:36

-1

It very clearly says on the wiki that SLs are not command staff, so they shouldn't be able to speak on the requisitions channel. The only reason this is needed is because command staff doesn't do as good of a job as they are supposed to at listening to comms. Constantly I see the RO speaking on the command channel with no one answering them so really this would only help a bit since proper communication doesn't happen anyways.

For lowpop rounds where there may not be an RO there isn't that much clutter in the comm channels so I think the BOs and other command staff would be able to relay properly and I know when I am command on lowpop rounds I don't have much trouble with this.
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Re: SLs get Req Radio

Postby Shathir » 05 Jan 2017, 21:29

BOs are supposed to be the middlemens. ROs already get a fuckton of requests piled up, SLs making additional requests would result in useless confusion tbh.

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