I understand that after your character dies, you may need a few minutes to cool off. I get it. I've been there. The death funnel takes awhile, basically enforcing a cool down period, plus you've got to wait some additional time (if you aren't corpse cloned).
The issue I have is that there is not always time, especially if your character is a newb, to take chances with combat. Which means that there is not always time for a high level of RP.
I would love for every character that my character kills, or for every time my character is killed, for a ton of RP to happen in the lead up. However, most of us know that there are times where the adrenaline hits and fight or flight kicks in.
When I played an oldbie, I was never really worried about backup showing up for my opponent. Hell, I would drag things out specifically hoping that backup would arrive and make my job tougher.
Playing a fresh out of the vats newb with no past character UE, I'm simply not going to take that chance. If it comes down to your character or mine, I'm going to try to survive.
I'm getting a little annoyed with the fact that when I do some how manage to take down a tougher character, they not only don't clone for say, an hour or two hours, but they don't clone for several days.
And I'm stuck waiting at Genetek to continue the RP. Not to perm anyone, because that isn't my style unless I'm forced, but to you know, ROLE PLAY.
When I die, as much as it sucks sometimes (perhaps even causing me to stay up extra late), I go clone. As many of you know, there are safety precautions in place to let you get back into the game, role play, but not be perma-killed if you don't leave the Recombination Room.
Some of you might be reading that saying OMG IC INFO. Well, sort of. But this is a theme issue. I just took your character down, and I want to frigging RP with you afterwards. Maybe gloat, maybe offer you a job, maybe clone you from your corpse.
Guess what I don't want to do? Stand at Genetek with your gear, or money for you to get a clone, or a scathing insult, or perhaps even to perm you, waiting for boringly endless hours for you to come out.
If you don't want to die, don't play a Mixer. Definitely don't play a Ganger or someone affiliated with gangs. Dying is part of the game, and so is cloning and dealing with the consequences of IC actions.
I'm tired of having to come up with meta excuses or tell people that characters have permed because there is no IC justification for someone not coming out of the vats for 48 hours.
I get that there could be situations where you have to go, or you are so upset that you can't continue to play. Those are times when you ask an admin to OOCly let the person who might be waiting for your ass at Genetek that they should go RP elsewhere for awhile.
A good sport would even wait at Genetek (as I have done many a time when I couldn't clone right away) for the player to come back online, and then clone.
I mean, how is waiting for me to sign off to clone any different than going around and killing NPCs with no GMs on? Or using information from @who to choose when to leave your cube.
I've been playing my last few characters as hardcore ganger/mixers who do not fuck around. I'm sure many of you can guess who my characters have been recently. I have no problem with playing the bad guy ICly, but I do have an issue with being cast in that role OOCly.