Zacho wrote:Yeah, assistants are a remnant from the SS13 roots of the game. In SS13, Assistants are essentially nobodies, just like in BT. In SS13, though, you've got 100+ people on the server, and a lot more shit to do, even if you have no access. The only reason to have assistants in BT is if you have a sub with like 20 people on it, imo, and the game just can't handle that many people yet.
I don't think they should be removed, though. Not sure what they'd be buffed to have, either. It's good to have a generic job at least available, even if it isn't quite useful just yet. If you've got suggestions on how to buff them, I'm all ears, I'll pass it on to the BT discord.
A idea for a buff might be that they spawn with all round better tools, mabey give them higher combat stat(lower then guard ofcours) so they have less of a problem with salvaging artifacts. or mabey let them spawn with some sort of crate to carry more stuff, so that he can actuely assist anyone. A buff idea also could be to make them able to carry body's faster or other items. The only real way a person with no stats can assist is by either doing something that is dangerous(if you die it wont be at the expense of a viable job) or carrying things and people. The carrying aspect would also be helpful for loading guns and what not. Since right now picking assistant is shooting yourself in the foot, If he had some speaciel stat's or perks that gives him a edge for assisting but right now hes a less useful anything