Since the suggestions are actually being accepted/denied instead of being left to rot, i figured now's a good chance to revive my suggestion! Link to the old suggestion Short summary of the idea: You can hire meme squad for banter, or combat teams to deal with massive threats such as m-boners Possible implementation[Optional unless asked by staff]:Look below Comments:Look below, definitely didn't forget about this Format or anything! Useful material(code snippets, icons, soundfiles): Ok so how will this work? - The comms console will be given a new option that'll allow the option to purchase teams based off the percentage of crewmen still alive. - As explained last time this should function similar to how we're able to purchase different shuttles. Once purchased, ghosts will be granted the chance to be able to join in as a part of the team. - in order to prevent the possibility of wasting 50000 bucks on one dude & to prevent another situation where you have 100 deafboys milling around, there should be a minimum and max limit on how many can spawn in. -The reason why certain teams will be gated off unless X percent of crew die is to attempt to punish murder-boners going around turning everyone into salty ghosts, thus unless people start dying, only the meme teams will be available for purchase. -Their loyalty should be towards the one who purchases them, they should strive to follow the orders given to them by the one who brought them, of course exceptions will be made based on the gimmick of the squad, Good luck getting sentient corgis to try & follow your orders!! thus, similar to how the announcement tells us who purchased a certain shuttle design this should also apply to whenever a team gets purchased. EDIT - Due to the posibility of murderboners buying em for their own use, i've made a tiny add-on suggestion a little bit down in order to try and address it, may be better to have the team loyal to the station instead. Here's an example of how a team should look like on the comms console Deaf Squad - 4500 - 75% - 2 - 5 - Former members of the elite death squad division. While these folks are still able to carry out simple orders, it's clear that they've unfortunately become senile, expect to be hearing a lot about their bingo adventures and how back in their days.... ______________________________________________________________________________________ Possible issues with these: X TEAM IS OP/UNDERPOWERED! - A solution to this should be simple, just simply increase the price of the team or reduce the maximum limit on em. I CAN'T BUY SHIT CAUSE EVERYONE WITH ACCESS TO THE CONSOLE IS FUCKING DEAD! - There's two possible solutions with their ups & downs: one would be to allow the AI to purchase them as they tend to be spared when the entire crew's being killed, but of course laws such as Asimov will prevent them from purchasing combat orientated squads. - The second solution is to perhaps let the crew fire a distress signal from the comms console, this shouldn't require the crew to log in & should only be an unlocked option once like 50% of the crew is dead. The distress signal will spawn in a random ass team to the station but it definetly should have a chance to spawn in an 'Antag friendly' team such as perhaps a mindslaved gorilla guerilla force or some shit. THE FUCKING MEME TEAM'S METAGRUDGING MY ASS - just like how lads who roll ERT will definitely meta grudge whoever killed em, i reckon the same issue will apply to the teams, not entirely sure how to prevent this issue. I CAN'T AFFORD SHIT - then start forcing the cargonians to actually do their job, giving them shit to sell such as research disks/mats/veggies will help a lot. THEY KEEP BUYING THE SAME FUCKING TEAM EACH ROUND! - kudos to Vexingraven for this suggestion, to prevent it from getting stale, we could add a random chance that the wrong team gets sent over instead, similar to how cargonian crates can sometimes have the order wrong. ______________________________________________________________________ Alright that's all for now, just like last time, feel free to post your ideas for teams below, preferably they should have both an upside and downside, but hey go wild, here's the template for em below. i'll post some of my old ideas in a comment below this. Name - Cost - Percentage of crew still alive - Min and max limit - description. inb4 minimum 100 years baybeeeee!