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(( OOC Behavior ))

Posted: 21 Mar 2021, 01:58
by Randy Sikes
Hello, everybody. I'm making this announcement to address recent issues regarding suicidal jokes made on discord, as well as my overall stance on the topic of crude jokes and the faction environment.

I'll begin by saying that OOC suicide jokes need to stop. Regardless if it's being directed toward an individual, an IG character, in faction chat, or in a public discord channel. This is a sensitive topic for many people, and I want everybody to be mindful of it. With that said, however, we need to remember that we're are playing a game rated for adults. Unfortunately, being a part of this server/faction will very likely include dealing with adult content, whether it be suicides, assaults, or other explicit content. If said adult content is genuinely bothering somebody, remember that being in the faction as a first responder will expose you to situations like this. If it ends up being something you can't manage, you may have to consider whether or not to remain in the faction given the daily risks of incidents that you may see. I hate to say it, but this faction may not be the best choice for people dealing with serious mental health issues due to what you may be exposed to.

Because of what we deal with on a daily basis, in this environment, people are going to make crude jokes. That's part of how a lot of us deal with the trauma of horrible calls, whether IRL or IG. A lot of us are real life cops/fire/ems, and this is how we're able to handle bad calls. Desensitization is a real thing, unfortunately. We're portraying that type of environment, so dark humor is going to be a part of that.

Now, with all that said, if someone makes those comments and it genuinely bothers somebody, you should ask them to stop. If they don't stop, that's a problem and we'll deal with it. We understand that some topics of conversation are sensitive for a lot of people, so the best thing to do in that case is to remove yourself from the conversation. If you have a specific individual targeting another individual or group, that's actionable and we can deal with it. But please make the effort to resolve it on your own first.

If anyone has any questions, or just needs somebody to talk to, please reach out to me. My discord is always open.