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    Unknown. - Rule 6. No metacommunication

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    Your Byond ID?

    Date of Incident
    May 7, 2021

    Your Character Name?

    Accused Byond Key(if known):

    Accused Character Name

    Approximate time and date of the incident (Central US Time for fastest results)
    23:00 CT (round end)

    What rule(s) were broken:
    Rule 6. No metacommunication

    Description of the incident:
    As xenos were waiting for the DS, I've ghosted from my lurker - on the tile where my larva ghost is in the screenshot - and announced it in dchat. Pretty soon after, railgun was fired on that location.

    Upon maximizing the game, I found my lurker gibbed from what seemed like a direct railgun hit. There were multiple railgun shots fired (saw one more going off - so at least two), and I can't say if my lurker was gibbed by the first one. I can't provide any more details, as I had my game minimized with disabled audio.

    I'll note that it's not the first time I'm seeing seemingly extremely coincidental targeting of railgun / other means of bombardment. A lot of times, a dot appears on very specific places, as if marines had complete intel of my position, and / or other xeno positions. It's then usual for the dot to disappear without anything being fired.

    Evidence (screenshots, logs, etc):
    How you would punish the accused:
    Not here to pass judgement, or decide whether it really was metacomms. Just raising awareness of metacomms, with what I think are very likely cases of it in - as we all should know - a metacomms infested game.

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    2021/05/06: [20:33:21]ADMIN: DEADmetal03/(Prime Lurker (DMT-648)) has ghosted. (JMP)
    2021/05/06: [20:33:21]GAME: DEADmetal03/(Prime Lurker (DMT-648)) has ghosted.
    2021/05/06: [20:33:23]SAY: Ghost/DEADmetal03 : ghosted
    2021/05/06: [20:35:54]SAY: Ghost/DEADmetal03 : nice metatargeting. I said that I've ghosted in dchat. Soon railgun fell right on top of my lurker

    There are no logs of any rail gun, nor anyone ordering a railgun from what I can see. However, its very common during hijack that marines will shoot a rail gun everywhere close to the LZ before the DS lands.
    Is there anything else you can give us in regards to this, because we don't have much to go on
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    Manager Doctorprobe69's Avatar
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    As Soldier said above, we cannot prove it was metacommunication and it is a fairly common tactic. Perhaps they had gotten lucky. Closed.
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