Communicating for help
Now this shouldn't have to be said but when you're in danger, you should really say where you are. A simple help alerts people that you're in trouble but that doesn't give them magical awareness on where you are. They'll have to guess off of sounds and or the last place they saw you if they can. Or they simply won't care. Naturally, you don't have to write a paragraph on where you are because you'll be dead by the time you finish, but a general location helps.
Examples on good cries of help:
- "OH GOD, HYDRO!"
- "I can't move north of medical."
- "Doc, come back, I'm bleeding out in the OR."
- "I am under assault by a quadruped xenomorph hostile, which is capable of deflecting bullets with its bulky, armored carapace and accelerating at a ludicrous velocity to breach the very walls of this colony's circular facility of growing sustenance." "It has also stomped off my leg."
Communicating with Staff
You have this option in the Admin tab. This can be used to ask mentors any questions or to report wrong-doing to moderators. You can also make our times a lot easier if you are very clear in what you need.
Good ahelp examples:
- "Urist McStandard has shot Urist McEngineer for no reason!"
- "Can I get a map?"
Bad ahelp examples:
- "i'm griffed"
- "how much damage does barrel charger add?"
- "The FitnessGram Pacer Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues..."
Communicating with fellow marines
Seriously, don't stand in a corner and watch youtube videos. There's other people to talk to, and we're a medRP server. Go talk to people, ask your squad how they're doing. If you're on FOB duty, especially try talking to people. Sure, it might seem like a chore but you might find it fun and entertaining. If nothing else, it might make people more motivated to spare a glance at your mangled, burnt corpse.
Good examples of talking:
- "Hey, Jimmy, how's your family doing?"
- "Goddamn shotgun keeps jammin', need some help here."
- "How's the weather, Jeff?"
If you have something that you want done now, do NOT be vague and general about it. Pick a marine, tell them to do it. This makes it far more likely for it to actually get done instead of people going "not my problem". Volunteer people to get it done. A major part is getting orders through is to keep it simple but not too simple. There's a difference between going "Flank the enemy" and "Flank the enemy by going around science while Alpha and bravo keeps them pinned at hydro." More importantly, make sure people know what each other are doing. It'd suck terribly for attacks if they can't coordinate and xenos go to kill the marines coming from around science.