Braindead Tagging through MEDHUD

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Braindead Tagging through MEDHUD

Post by alekfenrir » 23 Jul 2017, 13:38

Summary (a quick, 2-3 sentence summary): Have a method for medics or doctors to tag brain-dead marines visually through their MED HUDS

Benefits (How this will benefit the server and game as a whole): Saves on lost DFIB charges, and triage done by medics traditionally includes marking them as unable to be saved, increased immersion.

Details (Description of how you think this would work, the benefits, etc): Have a way to set the -Visual- icon to a skull before their DFIB timer is up. This could be done in the setting tab when someone is examined with the MEDHUD glasses on. E.g. someone sets the person they're examining as 'deceased' it changes their MEDHUD icon to a RED skull, to signify that it's been set by a user and not the HUD reading their vitals. This is in part to indicate another medic/doctor has looked at them, and to differentiate it between the two types of 'no longer DFIB-able' also will help keep any greifing down, as curious medics might re-scan or check over the red Skull guys, or notice a trend.

Implementation (Optional, if you have an idea how to implement it): Code and minor spriting.

Addendum: Possible expansion of the idea into having all the setting have their own icon, disabled, stable etc to encourage use and let the Medics/Doctors help sort triage onboard ship, either from the medics tagging Marines on the ground or doing it themselves once the mess shows up in the med bay.
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