The ability to purchase Mercs/Meme Teams at the Comms console based on the % of crew still alive

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    Rui55best

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    Let's be honest, all of us here have probably experienced a time where the antags have managed to murderbone everyone and now it's just a boring chore of just waiting for the shuttle to arrive sooooo, i propose two new stuff, Purchasable Mercenaries & the ability to fire up a distress signal when 30-50%<- of the crew remain.

    Purchasable mercs/memeteams, Basically imagine ERT except that some may have differing goals to another e.g Space police force may have the goal to actively assist the crew whilst a clown squad may meme the crew.

    This should be similar to how we currently can order a different shuttle at the comms console although also factoring in the remaining alive crewmembers as well, so for example one of the options could be -

    The Greytide - 3000 credits - 75% alive crew remaining.
    (Insert fluff here)


    Naturally as more and more people die, the better option get unlocked ranging from - Retarded genetically fucked cluwnes all the way too perhaps Death Squad (With a massive increase in price as well)

    Essentially when ordered, the ghosts will be given an option to join as the team with a minimum & maximum limit placed, otherwise the order would be refunded due to the lack of lads to justify the price & to prevent 69+ deathsquad boys from appearing.

    Now then this brings us to the Distress signal.

    What is this - Essentially the ability to hire a random merc group for free at the comms console after a certain percentage of crew have died , naturally there should be the risk of them being bad or uselessly memey (25% good , 50% meme , 25% bad) and of course a cooldown to prevent the ability to spam in new lads.

    Examples of bad mercs could include : face hugged greyshirts, a sentient rogue hulk , a crazed power-gamer,etc.

    Essentially this will be a way for ghosters who've died earlier to join back in the round , and should also motivate the cargonians to actually try to make money a tad more.

    This should also hopefully be flexible enough to pretty much let the mercenaries be whatever the coder's decide whether it's a cat squad or something more Immersive.

    Feel free to post example merc/meme/bad teams below with this format.

    Team Name - Credit cost - % of required remaining alive crew - Min & Max allowed player ranges - Description

    The Primal Parade - 2500 - 75% - 2 - 8 - A bunch of leftover sentient monkeys from the cloning bays, deemed too autistic to function adequately like the other normal monkeys.
     
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    So could this mean the antags could actually use the briefcase full of cash to counter-buy the mercs? I like this idea.
     
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    The Goof Troop - 1000 - 80% - 4 - A squad of clown pretenders appraised by gen-pop as robust warriors.
    Liberal Crime Squad - 4750 - 60% - 3-8 - A group of fanatic Liberals willing to kill for the democratic party, proceed with caution.
    Code Iris - 25750 - 10% - 7-12 - "Vital signs are almost null... Suit sensors are malfunctioning... Silicions deactivated... I see no other choice. Activate Code Iris."
     
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    Good idea.
     
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    I can just imagine all of the suicides at the start of the round now
     
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    Here are some candidates for the Distress Beacon. 99%-85%

    The Dude - 1 - 99% - A gasmasked assistant armed with a standard-issue blue Toolbox
    Private Piebeard - 1 - 99% - A para-military clown, king of the Honk-trick and armed with a Funny Toolbox.
    Shitty Kitty - 1 - 99% - An unarmed tarajan with a very exposing pair of shoes.
    Corporal Honkerson - 1 - 99% - A para-military clown, adept at war jokes and armed with a 9hm (Honkimeter) foam pistol.
    Corgi Cops - 2-4 - 90% - A veteran squad of corgi security officers, armed with stun-snouts and disabling licks.
    Vodka Men - 2-3 - 90% - Somehow New Russian fanatics slipped into the ranks of Nanotrasen, so we're sending them to you.
    Pompadours - 2-4 - 90% - A bunch of rebellious young adults, armed with pompadours and fresh looks.
    Sassy Assistants - 3-5 - 90% - A team of sassy assistants armed with toolboxes. Try not to run your mouth or else they'll run theirs and never stop.
    Phil Why The Botany Guy - 1 - 90% - A botantist armed immediately with a floral somatray and pack of lemons, make sure he doesn't blow someone up with the end result.
    Corporal Funnygun - 1 - 90% - A para-military clown, expert at making fun of his comrades and armed with a Honkmentation Grenade to spread fun around the halls.
    Slimenheimer And Co. - 2-5 - 85% - A group of sentient slimes with a goal of elevating their species to a humanoid form.
    Sergeant Doodlefart - 1 - 85% - A para-military clown, honker by example and ready to go toe to toe with anyone with his trusty Bananarang.
    Private Suppressor - 1 - 85% A para-military mime, keeps to himself but is armed with a Silenced Silencer Silenced Pistol.
    The Meowenstein Family - 4 - 85% - Runtime's family came to visit, they seem intent on bringing back their beautiful baby gcat home to Cat Planet. Keep them away from the Chief Medical Officer's office.
    A bowl of nails without any milk - 0 - 85% - Don't even try it if you want to live.
    will continue 85% later whenever i can suck up the ambition to do so
     
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    The Holy Crusade: a team of zealots in crusader armor, armed with medieval weapons holy water grenades/sprayers and many bibles. The cult disapproves.

    Emergency Rum Party: you ordered an ERT? HAHA whoops. We gave you a bartender on a shuttle filled with colorful floor lights and booze. Enjoy bro!

    Piracy suprise: while our ERT was traversing the Somaliax Nebula, we lost contact. We received one message in broken English, but it was just some gibberish about an unclaimed bank account and a man very adamant that he was the captain.

    Deaf squad: a retirement home for the elderly has planned an outing for its residents. 8-10 geezers sporting Hawaiian shirts, New Balance sneakers, canes and motorized scooters. They each have several random genetic disabilities to simulate oldness.

    Paradise station refugee boat: After a disaster on the NSS Cyberiad, a mess of tarajans and disgusting vulp creatures have come seeking refugee status. They are all valid and have severe brain damage.

    Green Lizard Party: a lame rendition of the Black Panther Party for lizards comes aboard armed to "fix" racial injustice on the station.

    Bona-fide lawyer group: after many reports of malicious security and police brutality, a law firm has taken the case bona-fide by sending 6-10 defense lawyers to harass the shit out of security.
     
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    I think this is a top notch idea, particularly for times of low admin intervention (meaning no events for ghosts to partake in). More memes is never a bad thing, although I would maybe add a random chance of getting the wrong mercs. Otherwise we may just see the same mercs (which are most memey/destructive) purchased over and over. An element of randomness might help to eliminate that.

    I'd also add maybe allowing the distress signal to spawn swarmers who are looking for a weak target to consume.
     
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    I like the idea, but I think the chance of a
    "bad" ert would need to be pretty low so that people don't feel the need to die for a ghost role, and also to not interfere with the round start antags.
     
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    fantastic idea, shame itll never happen
     
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    Id really love to see this in game
     
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    I can only hope that one day we'll have enough decent coders here to make it a reality
     
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    Bumping this gud shit
     
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    Allright lads i've finally picked up the motivation to try and create some more teams so here we gooooooooo.

    Merc/Meme teams

    Ian's Furry Paradise - 90% - 800 - 1-6 - "Alright, we'll keep this short and simple, one of our researchers royally screwed up whilst messing with Ian's DNA, consequently causing our animal research station to be overpopulated with sentient pets, we'd be thankful if you take some of the talkative gits off our hands."

    The Ballad of The Honks & Baguettes - 80% - 2 - 6 - 2500 - Former residents of the now destroyed, Honkume Planet IV, whilst they may not be the most useful workers, these entertainers are cheap & effective, that being said, asides from being unwilling to change their uniform no matter the situation, i'd HIGHLY suggest keeping them away from their rival.(The original station clown & mime will be exempt from the new guy's hatred towards one another)

    Rebel's Finest Space Guards -70% - 2 - 5 - 3500 - Your simple rent-a-cop armed with only police baton and zip tie, trained by Young himself they'll make for decent substitutes for missing officers, but please keep in mind that despite hiring them, large quantites of cash may sway a guard's loyalty

    501'st Ash Legionaires - 60% - 3 - 6 - 5000 - An Ashwalker tribe that has finally discovered a way into space will often use their fearsome combat experience to pay their way for a brighter future, Cladded in shiny new armor and Gladius & Shield, whilst still unable to use advanced weaponry these lizards will hunt down any enemies you may have.

    Rangers of the Owl Lords - 50% - 2 - 4 - 6000 - Armed with their signature owl hard-suit and code of honor, these elite independents bailiffs shall make sure that no criminal escapes the wrath of justice. It's worth noting that these individuals ruthlessly refuse to take another life for it goes against the Ranger's code that all evil doers can be reformed, slaughtering criminals may find you having a new foe.

    Spider Clan's Operative - 40% - 1 - 7000 - "So you wish to hire one of our shinobi? Heh very well, transfer us the cash and we'll make sure your problem's eliminated, oh and please don't worry, we DEFINETLY don't have any other objectives of course Ahahahaha!

    Contact The Wizard Federation - 30% - 1-3 - 10,000 - "With enough money even the wizards can be pur- WAIT WHAT THE HELL DO YOU GUYS THINK YOU'RE DOING?!! There will be consequences for associating yourselves with the enemy" Get the troopers ready Lieutenant.

    Unleash The Beast - 15% - 1 - 12,000 - "Heehee , Professor Arc here, don't worry guys! We got THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION for your burning wreckage, Unleash the Legendary beast!!"

    The Admiral's Fist - 5% - 1-15 - 3000 - "Listen up turbonerd, Stay out of our station."

    Definetly agree with the above comment that there should be a small chance for the wrong merc team to appear, it'll keep things fresh.

    Allrighty that's enough writing from me, i'll post some distress signal teams later when i've got the motivation.
    This is still alive, right guys? :<
     
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