Rule 0a. Don't Murderbone Job Context Virology

Mr Lostman

Greytide
Should traitor virologist be allowed to make plauges when they don't have highjack?

I'd argue that yes they should.
tl:dr
It's a core part of the job. Making an actual crew killing plauge takes effort. Crew are not helpless against it. Starting an infection is not easy. Not all plauges are just you fall over and die.


You need to work with cargo and RnD to get your virus out in any sort of timely matter also you also have to crunch the numbers before hand.

Virologists don't just have an effect all crew button. Creating an infection vector is not easy and simple methods can and will get you lynched. (infecting food, dumping some monkeys around ect).

The game is setup to allow the crew many opportunities to cure a virus. The station starts with two locations with pandemics and a spare board. Also borgs are immune and we have status beds. There are items that make you non infectious and incapable of being inefected the crew is as fault for letting it transmit aswell.

Viro has a selection of indiscriminate weapons that they can almost never use. They are not just your fall over and die. Zombie Plauges, Gorilla Shnanagins, Plasman Genocides ect these are all banned because they can murder large amounts of crew because hey are all indiscriminate(semi in some cases). This stops tot viros from using 95% of what the job has to offer.


Rule referendum when?
 

mick1299

Janitor
Game Admin
We have murder rules in place because of server population. Standard traitors and blood brothers shouldn't be killing large chunks of station population, no matter the means.
 

Mr Lostman

Greytide
A plauge that kills a large part of the crew requires the crew to make mistakes. Viruses don't insta kill people the problem is that even a directed viro can end up killing a lot of people.
 

B Chunder

Assistant
its pretty hard to make a good virus and if a traitor is the virologist and ends up making one he will be lynched anyways so if you are willing to spend 40 minutes making the perfect virus that could be cured and it will give you away after released i say its fair game, but it should only apply if you start off as viro since a power gamer doctor/cmo could do the same thing.
 

TheFakeElon

Janitor
Game Admin
Traitor viro doesn’t really have anything job wise to do atm. Sure you can make meme viruses but it rarely helps you with your objectives and will likely get yourself lynched.

for most viruses, the crew needs to neglect it to be deadly anyway.
 

coolsurf6

Assistant
They should be allowed to easily. It is stopping the crew and causing chaos. The crew can easily stop it by making chems which gives the traitor/antag time for their objectives.

It is not just simply murderboning and stopping the crew from doing anything, it gives them a goal to stop it and isn't instantanous death.
 
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