04-20-2015, 03:18 PM
Paineframe Wrote:Secchat in particular has no reason to be easy for newcomers, because newcomers shouldn't be playing sec. Honestly, I feel it should default to the "Unwanted" column the same way all traitor roles default to disabled.First off, that's a bad reason to not want to change it. "It shouldn't be a letter that makes sense because it's supposed to be inconvenient to keep new people from playing sec". That literally has no effect on it at all. On that note this has nothing to do with new people playing sec.
There's also an especially large cost to changing the meaning of :s, because AIs and borgs have more reason to use their chat and more need to keep their chat secret than sec does. Not everyone reads the changelogs or the start-of-round popup text, and borgs don't have headsets to examine, so changing the silicon channel will inevitably lead to a lot of law violations.
Secondly, those are all short-term downsides. For like a day or two a few people mess it up, somebody tells them about the change, and then everything goes back to normal. It's not going to be robotic anarchy on goon servers till the end of time because somebody changed the headset code letters to something more convenient.