>> QUICK QUESTIONS THREAD <<

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>> QUICK QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 15 Jun 2016, 19:31

I want a thread where new players, such as myself, can ask simple questions and get simple answers instead of having to ask the mods all the time.

Anyway, I'll probably end up asking a mentor but:

If a Facehugger gets on the face of a fellow marine, is it possible for another marine to 'assist' in the removal of the facehugger? It doesn't seem RPish but when a fucking alien is on my fellow marine's face. I feel the sudden urge to yank it off. It can't be good for his/her health.

Feweh Edit: Tadah, official simple questions thread.
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby Whistle » 15 Jun 2016, 19:33

You can attempt to remove it yes. You can do this with both hands still occupied.
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby Eonoc » 15 Jun 2016, 19:53

In response to the above question, you can click and drag their sprite to yours, the same way you remove gear, and just click, I believe, "alien" or "facehugger" in the mask slot. You'll pull it off after a short delay.
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby Warnipple » 15 Jun 2016, 20:00

Another question:

Is it allowed, RP wise, for a Doctor to ask for a gun? I've had awesome Marines give me one before when the Sulaco is being boarded but there are sometimes other reasons why I might want one.

For example. Sometimes when I perform abortions for marines, I fail and the larva runs around. I have no way of killing it other than running around with my saw. I prefer to have a gun in this case, which would require me to ask someone for theirs.

And if the USS Sulaco is being boarded by Aliens, sometimes I want a gun. It might not help but it makes my character feel safer to have one. Granted he doesn't have training to fire one but then again, its not hard to aim and pull the trigger.

Side note: I think the CMO should have a pistol in his locker or something if he doesn't already. He is an officer after all. I've never played CMO before though.
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby Disco Dalek » 16 Jun 2016, 00:11

Warnipple wrote:Another question:

Is it allowed, RP wise, for a Doctor to ask for a gun? I've had awesome Marines give me one before when the Sulaco is being boarded but there are sometimes other reasons why I might want one.

For example. Sometimes when I perform abortions for marines, I fail and the larva runs around. I have no way of killing it other than running around with my saw. I prefer to have a gun in this case, which would require me to ask someone for theirs.

And if the USS Sulaco is being boarded by Aliens, sometimes I want a gun. It might not help but it makes my character feel safer to have one. Granted he doesn't have training to fire one but then again, its not hard to aim and pull the trigger.

Side note: I think the CMO should have a pistol in his locker or something if he doesn't already. He is an officer after all. I've never played CMO before though.

I highly suggest you read this (aka it's mandatory) http://colonial-marines.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=5094

The section on the CMO/Doctors explains it. Basically, you only get a service pistol when the Sulaco is actively being boarded. Even in this situation, try your best to stay out of combat. Attacking aliens instead of helping the injured will likely get you job banned.
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby Warnipple » 22 Jun 2016, 17:12

Can you put weapons on the Corporate Jet Pod and are there any available in robotics? Or do you have to get them from R&D back on the Sulaco?

Also how do you fight in a mech/pod?
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Re: Can we have a simple questions thread?

Postby GreyHound501 » 22 Jun 2016, 18:09

Warnipple wrote:Can you put weapons on the Corporate Jet Pod and are there any available in robotics? Or do you have to get them from R&D back on the Sulaco?

Also how do you fight in a mech/pod?

Basically set it to harm intent mech fights very slowly and can only squeeze and takes time to kill its prey and no you cannot figth with the mech you might be able to put a sentry on it
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 24 Jun 2016, 08:23

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Postby LordLoko » 25 Jun 2016, 08:53

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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 26 Jun 2016, 08:38

How do you roar as an alien?
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Postby LordLoko » 26 Jun 2016, 08:51

Say "*roar
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Postby northcote4 » 26 Jun 2016, 16:27

Warnipple wrote:How do you roar as an alien?


As mentioned above, say *roar
Aliens can also *tail, *growl, *hiss, and *dance. I may be missing one or two to boot.
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 29 Jun 2016, 05:31

Are there enough resources on the planet to build a exosuits? And are they allowed?

I'm going to guess a solid no because exosuits aren't part of the lore save for ripleys.
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby northcote4 » 29 Jun 2016, 05:39

Warnipple wrote:Are there enough resources on the planet to build a exosuits? And are they allowed?

I'm going to guess a solid no because exosuits aren't part of the lore save for ripleys.


To build? Yes, you can build a gygax, save for the circuit boards which must be produced by Research.
There is also a corporate jet pod available in the secure dome, which can mount certain exosuit equipment, such as the RCD.

As for being allowed? Beats me. I'd asked before but never got a consistent answer.
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Postby Ithalan » 29 Jun 2016, 05:41

When looking up/down ladders, how do I stop looking? Have been been able to stop it a couple of times by fumbling around with movement keys, but it seems inconsistent
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Postby Warnipple » 29 Jun 2016, 05:47

Ithalan wrote:When looking up/down ladders, how do I stop looking? Have been been able to stop it a couple of times by fumbling around with movement keys, but it seems inconsistent


Just move usually gets me out of it. Theres a delay though.
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Postby northcote4 » 29 Jun 2016, 06:34

Ithalan wrote:When looking up/down ladders, how do I stop looking? Have been been able to stop it a couple of times by fumbling around with movement keys, but it seems inconsistent


Generally most people opt to move away from the ladder. However in the OOC tab you may use the Cancel Camera View verb as well.
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 01 Jul 2016, 12:02

Does the durag block facehuggers?

If not, then why doesn't it block facehuggers? Do you have something against me 360 no scoping an alien in a durag?
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby LordLoko » 01 Jul 2016, 13:05

No, but who cares about blocking huggers? True skill comes from avoiding huggers.

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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 02 Jul 2016, 09:49

What is the overdose value of Synaptizine?

Nevermind, its 5
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Warnipple » 03 Jul 2016, 07:15

Whats the surgical drill for? And how do I give someone cyborg organs?
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby coolsurf6 » 03 Jul 2016, 10:24

How do you play ravager?
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Robotic organs... You cant sadly only limbs.

Surgical drill does not have any uses i think.

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Postby MrJJJ » 03 Jul 2016, 11:20

coolsurf6 wrote:Surgical drill does not have any uses i think.

You are correct, from what i saw, there really is no use for surgical drill, and any surgery that you need to fix someone never require it...
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Disco Dalek » 03 Jul 2016, 12:45

Warnipple wrote:Whats the surgical drill for? And how do I give someone cyborg organs?

If I remember correctly, it's used for implanting various things in people. You can use it to "make room" for a flashlight in someone's chest for example. Never had a reason to try it yet though.
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Re: >> SIMPLE QUESTIONS THREAD <<

Postby Mono » 03 Jul 2016, 13:48

Warnipple wrote:Whats the surgical drill for? And how do I give someone cyborg organs?


For drilling out baldies eyes of course
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