WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

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WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Warnipple » 09 Jul 2016, 21:24

Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary):
Give the Corporate Liason the ability to speak and understand Russian.

Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole):
Allow the Corporate Liason to be able to act as a translator, making him more valuable on the ship incase of Iron Bears.

Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc):
Lore-wise I'm not so sure but he's a bureaucrat so perhaps he can understand Russian to be able to work with them? I'm not sure if WY has any companies in Russia or on Russian colonies if they have any.

Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it):
Add another language to his list of known languages.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by RoswellRay » 09 Jul 2016, 21:29

+1 The liaison needs nice little things like this so he can be useful occasionally while admins aren't on or responding.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by KingKire » 09 Jul 2016, 22:45

+1. yup. yup. thats nice, i love it. W-Y is a corperation that spans worlds. If you want to make it so not 'every' liason knows russian, maybe have a translator device locked in the safe that can translate human languages to english and vice versa.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by forwardslashN » 10 Jul 2016, 00:51

There's honestly no reason for the CL to speak Russian on an American ship. And the Bears are antagonists that will likely shoot the CL if he speaks Russian or not.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Sarah_U. » 10 Jul 2016, 00:55

MOTHER speaking russian I'd say yes... CL I'll stay neutral.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Warnipple » 10 Jul 2016, 01:07

forwardslashN wrote:There's honestly no reason for the CL to speak Russian on an American ship. And the Bears are antagonists that will likely shoot the CL if he speaks Russian or not.
I would argue that if the Bears wanted to RP then the Liason is a great way to bridge the gap. I know the Iron Bears Leader can speak English but sometimes he is unavailable or not willing to RP. The Liason can beg for his life in Russian too which would be hilarious to RP out.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by KingKire » 31 Aug 2016, 11:58

Im gonna bump this. It would be nice to have as a hidden feature for the W-Y liaison to speak Russian, or if that's too much, I would love if he could at least UNDERSTAND russian. ( or at least have a translator device)
It would make sense for W-Y to have multilingual agents working for them, they are a MASSIVE company, with interests that cross all borders. If they come upon an American, Japanese, Russian, etc. vessel, they would tend to hire liaisons who know how to, liaison with people.

To me, theres nothing better than having depth to a game, and this seems like one of those obscure but useful things that adds to that pool.

To add onto that, The Iron Bears are hidden antagonists, the marines dont know the russians are here to capture the ship, and having someone on the ship say "Oh, wait, i speak a little bit of the russian" would act as another way to stop marines from just opening fire( Dont shoot! These russians say they are here to help us!).

This also allows the CL to be more involved in such delicate negotiations, either for or against the CM in that regard.( CL could hide that he knows russian and helps the commander by whispering, or maybe the russians and W-Y work together to cover up a bad situation...we already know that russians came to the colony first via the crashed ship).
Finally when the funfire starts, it would be great to see either the CL try to bribe his way to safety, or to act as an interrogator for the marines.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by KingKire » 09 May 2017, 15:10

Still want this<D

My previous point still stands that a multi-national company like weyland-yutani might hire some multi-lingual bureaucrats to reach out to their far-flung colonys. Sometimes you need a little japanese, sometimes a little russian to decipher a situation fully.

Also, with the new change to the iron bears into less "mother russia" antags, it would help RP to have at least 3 diffrent people that can view a situation fully (ERT leader, MoThEr, CL)
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Nick123q23 » 11 May 2017, 01:17

CL could use a lot more tweaks like this +1

I agree with KingKire's point that Weyland is a massive company that has enough pull to use the USCM as security forces, their Liaisons should be multilingual so that they can deal with any foreign languages spoken by the colonies
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Mister Jeether » 11 May 2017, 21:21

As much as the bears would mostly shoot him in sight, it makes sense for a W-Y liaison know multiple languages, if W-Y stumbled across some other nation's vessel, they would be mostly, prepared to deal with such a situation, since they are a massive corporation, Kire pretty much sayed my point of vision.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Snypehunter007 » 22 May 2017, 11:23

Honestly, not any real reason to give this to the CL or for him to know Russian in the first place.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Feweh » 23 May 2017, 15:57

Actually im going to sticky this, as it wouldnt be out of Lore for the CL to speak multi-languages.

WY sells equipment to both the USCM and UPP.

Furthermore, this promotes RP something which we want and would be good in the future when UPP has a larger play on things.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by ShortTemperedLeprechaun » 23 May 2017, 16:26

As far as I'm aware, it's not exactly unheard of for WE-YU to EMPLOY The iron bear group to do 'clean up' jobs. Even according to the wiki page ON xenopedia ABOUT the iron bears, theres a tidbit that says, word for word.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by TheMaskedMan2 » 23 May 2017, 17:37

+1

Just more RP potential to be honest and something else for the CL to do, don't see why not. Also like Feweh said when the UPP is more of a thing and IB's aren't meme russians it could lead to good potential events.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by danmax67 » 23 May 2017, 17:44

+1 negotiation is cool

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by tuzz » 23 May 2017, 17:49

I like the idea of a translator device for the CL and/or having them be able to understand Russian partially or fully. I'm a little hesitant on letting them speak it outright because I don't want to see CLs speaking exclusively in Russian which we might see some players doing.

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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by TheMaskedMan2 » 23 May 2017, 18:10

tuzz wrote:I like the idea of a translator device for the CL and/or having them be able to understand Russian partially or fully. I'm a little hesitant on letting them speak it outright because I don't want to see CLs speaking exclusively in Russian which we might see some players doing.
It'd be annoying but there'd be zero point to it as no one could understand you and would probably be handled IC if anything.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by KingKire » 21 Jul 2017, 12:32

another bump for an old suggestion.
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Re: WY Liason should be able to speak Russian

Post by Tidomann » 21 Jul 2017, 15:30

I wouldn't make it a device, otherwise you have the issue of players stealing it or just grabbing it from cryo after the CL logs off. Plus you want to avoid another universal tape problem, where it could be abused.

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