Job Guides

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Your Job is what NanoTrasen has assigned you to do aboard the facility. It defines what equipment you start with, your ID card access, and what you're actually supposed to be doing.

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You should also read up about Corporate Regulations, so you know your rights, and Clone Memory Disorder if you happen to die and be cloned. Not doing so is considered very bad form for Roleplay.

Due to SolGov labor laws, you might encounter some interesting new Species working alongside you.

Heads of Staff

Job Role Difficulty
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Colony Director
Oversee the facility and its staff. Coordinate the heads of each department. Become a shining example of upholding SOP and Corporate Regulations. Use your translocator to get around faster. Use your energy gun to defend yourself against a red-armored theatre troupe. Whitelist-restricted. Very Hard
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Head of Personnel
Be in charge of personnel and the service department. Reassign crew to jobs upon request. Never bother asking the head of a department before putting a psychopath in the job. Wonder where the Colony Director went. Dread having to be the Acting Director if things go south. Wonder why your holdout gun has so few shots well after its too late. Whitelist-restricted. Hard
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Head of Security
Oversee your Security Officers and uphold Corporate Regulations or die trying. Dispatch your officers to stop space crime. Wear your cool voidsuit that looks about as imposing as the rest of your edgy wardrobe. Watch your prisoners disintegrate when the supermatter delaminates on the floor above. Order more ridiculous equipment for your already-gigantic armory from the Research Director. Be entrusted with the nuclear authentication disk and then lose it in a game of cards with the Clown. Whitelist-restricted. Very Hard
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Chief Engineer
Direct your Engineers. Get cool power tools and a sleek hardsuit. Berate the engine tech for using Nitrogen instead of Phoron. Call out the lazy Atmospheric Tech for not optimizing Atmospherics. Fix disasters once your engineers rush to leave immediately after everything is setup. Get yelled at by the Colony Director when nothing is fixed within two minutes of something breaking. Protect the Station Blueprints. Whitelist-restricted. Medium
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Research Director
Attempt to direct the Research department and its...eccentric employees. End up just counseling newer Scientists on where to find everything to max research levels. Prepare for the worst when Xenobiology mentions they have amber slimes. Watch Xenobotany go up in a cloud of smoke when they grow explosive corn for the tenth time. Witness an intern make an integrated circuit with the power of seven suns shoved inside. Complain to the IAA when the Quartermaster doesn't give you all of the miners' ore. Wonder why no research has been conducted for four hours. Escort Kendrick out of your office. Protect the facility's Research Levels. Whitelist-restricted. Medium
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Chief Medical Officer
Direct your soldiers in the warzone known as the Infirmary. Fill in for positions that other doctors do not know how to do. Accidentally donate all your blood restocking the resleever. Screech when an EMT sets cryo to 0 Kelvin. Scowl furiously when the chemist renames KeloDerm to "Dermotane." Completely forget about medical records. Genuinely smile when you're thanked in an otherwise thankless job. Point to the "NO SMOKING" sign. Protect the Transcore Data Packet with your life. Whitelist-restricted. Very Hard

Law and Order

Job Role Difficulty
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Security Officer
Ask your boss what to do. Get told to patrol wherever. Frequent the bar because that's where all the filthy criminals hang out. Rush to an assault call and find out it's just two people fighting over a bread tube. Listen as they berate you in LOOC. Get your stun gun disarmed because you were running with it out on code green and hide behind a window to use your taser. Accidentally let go of a suspect when you try handing them to the Warden. Hard
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Warden
Kick back and doze off in your office. Observe crime from afar with your sick binoculars. Grab a gun to shoot yourself with because you're bored practice on the firing range with. Shoot your shotgun at prisoners from the catwalks. Froth at the mouth when a virus blasts the brig. Leave handcuffs on your prisoners so you get robusted later. Hard
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Detective
Swab everything. Scan everything. Analyze everything. Everything everything. Wave your gold holobadge around. Investigate a kidnapping. Get kidnapped yourself. Drink your sorrows away at the bar. Lose your gun. Start an investigation into who stole your gun. Curse the Mime for not leaving fingerprints or fibers on anything. Swab everything. Scan everything. Find your gun. Hard
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Internal Affairs Agent
Get summoned by pubbies that are accused of actual crimes more than people accused of crimes that genuinely deserve your attention. Sit in your office positioned across from the bridge. Get a papercut from getting your dismissal forms ready. Send faxes to CC once security inevitably steps on someone else's toes. Medium to Hard

Engineering

Job Role Difficulty
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Station Engineer
Ask the Chief Engineer if you can start the engine. Get asked why you weren't already doing it. Try to keep track of all the ridiculous steps the CE takes to optimize the setup. Consolidate the solar SMES coils. Flip tables once grubs show up thirty minutes into the shift as you're finally leaving. Try to understand the pipes in Atmos and get chased out by the baron of the land who wasn't doing anything before you showed up anyway. Build a fort in maintenance because you literally have nothing better to do. Medium
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Atmospheric Technician
Fix pipes. Place pipes. If people are telling you that you're useless, then you probably haven't failed at your job yet, and people are breathing safely. Max all the pumps. Unclog the algae generators after remembering to set them up. Cry when superheated Phoron comes tunneling down the scrubber pipes when you haven't even bothered setting up the purge valves. Medium

Cargo and Supply

Job Role Difficulty
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Quartermaster
Pretend to be a head of staff. Listen to the Head of Personnel anyway because you have to. Play power games with the Research Director over where your miners' materials go. Uphold bureaucracy and paperwork almost as much as the Head of Personnel. Watch people just scribble silly words on a piece of paper asking for crayons to chew on anyway. Order carpet and foam swords for bored interns. Secretly wish you could open those fancy security crates. Medium
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Cargo Technician
Push crates. Almost get sold by your boss on account of how useless you are. Send empty implanters back to medical and screech that they can be refilled. Get ignored because no one cares. Watch idiots fly onto the conveyor with every bone broken and four different instances of internal bleeding. Drink in the warehouse out of boredom. Easy
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Shaft Miner
Ask for a mining mech. Get it two hours later after you mine with your bare hands drill and satchel. Accidentally destroy an artifact and get assblasted with radiation along with everyone else on the entire Z-level. Die alone and cold because you're out of sensors range. Throw your hands up in the air when you find diamonds. Get yelled at by Research when there aren't enough diamonds. Never get thanked for your efforts. Brown-nose the Research Director in exchange for better mining equipment after giving them materials. Easy

Medical

Job Role Difficulty
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Medical Doctor
Hawk over suit sensors. Ask people to turn around for implants. Continue waiting until they do. Slam dunk people into the body scanner. Operate on all of a patient's limbs at the same time. Use opiates like it's the age of heroic medicine. Fold scan reports into paper airplanes. Ask for ridiculous custom medicine mixes. Wordlessly inject/shove pills into someone's mouth when they ask for treatment. Shake your fist at the patient's right to refuse treatment. Wish you could dedicate to slacking off and that you weren't always on call. Medium
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Paramedic
Sprint out the door at the first mention of injury. Sigh when no one tells their position and only screams for help. Toss people onto your roller bed and stabilize their critical injuries. Realize you don't have advanced medkits anymore Laugh because you have a belt full of bottles of medicine. Realize you don't have access Laugh because you brought the Hardsuit and can gain access to pretty much anywhere someone is injured. Get people stable before handing them over to medical. End up treating them to full health without really thinking about it while medical groans in disappointment. Hard
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Psychologist
Genuinely listen to the crew's problems. Assist them in identifying the underlying issues and how to overcome them. Conduct different types of therapies. Get a cool, roomy office where you can connect with the crew. Hold more secrets than your employers inside of your confidential meeting recordings. Issue demotions to those lunatics that managed to get hired on as heads of staff, somehow. Medium
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Chemist
Push buttons on the chemical dispenser. Find yourself unable to recall the recipes for medicines but do them anyway because it's all muscle memory at this point. Stock the heck out of the fridge with medicine that most doctors will probably just overlook. Ask mining for Phoron sheets for fun slime reactions. Make pills sometimes. Act surprised when someone actually comes in with a prescription and frantically search on the internet about it OOC. Medium
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Search and Rescue
Yell at a pilot to try and take you to find some lost injured explorer. Realize the pilot is in the bathroom. Learn to fly a spaceship! Find out that comms don't exist where you're going. Forget to bring marker beacons Fight a monster because nobody wanted to come with you. Die. Finally locate and rescue stranded explorer. Question the difference between yourself and a Paramedic. Get in trouble for doing the Paramedic's job. Hard

Research

Job Role Difficulty
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Scientist
Put things in an analyzer and watch numbers go up on a console. Rush research levels within minutes. Nag mining for diamonds and uranium. Make upgraded machine parts for departments. Shoot fuel rods at high velocity because you can. Singe your eyebrows off. Fall over the railing. Make the Research Director pull her hair out by not telling her you're somehow putting yourself in a monkey body again. Medium
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Roboticist
Make robits that go beep boop. Unleash an army of cleanbots that all give up and get lost sooner or later. Accidentally turn on the farmbot's setting to harvest and stare in awe when hydroponics is filled to the brim with plants. Build cool stompy mechs. Look suspicious when you ask security for a helmet and baton to build securitrons. Repair synthetic crew again and again. Print three syringe guns for the Scientist. Easy
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Xenobiologist
Breed gooey slimes. Love the slimes. Watch when one slime decides to bully another because their color is different. Teach them speech. Accidentally put an amber with other slimes and get overrun with constantly repopulating slimes. Have a slime outbreak be quelled by ambers mutating into dark blues. Medium
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Explorer
Go out in search of interesting discoveries. Try to avoid having the discoveries kill you along the way. Get killed pretending to be an action hero. Carry weapons to defend other more squishy miners or researchers. Actually do your job and record your findings for the Research Director. Wish desperately for new content. Medium

Service and Civilian

Job Role Difficulty
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Visitor
Run around without a job and be lazy. Backseat professionals and tell them how to do their job. Get implanted and cryo right after. Wonder why nobody likes you. Go to the Head of Personnel for a job after you learn the basics of the game. Very Easy
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Bartender
Mix drinks. Line the table with alcohol that will probably vaporize someone's liver. Point your shotgun at people fighting in your bar until they sort themselves out. Have your shotgun taken from you by Security the second you take it out of the bar. Get arrested. Easy
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Botanist
Ask the Chef what they need for ingredients for their cooking. Don't get a reply and grow Ambroisa Deus potatoes. Find the chef slacking off and do all of the cooking yourself. Construct an apiary for bees! Toss mutagen into the tomato tray and get eaten by an angry tomato. Easy
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Chef
Manage Botany and the Kitchen simultaneously since no one likes going Botanist when you're around, sadly. Make a menu. Lay utensils out on the table. Stick around and take orders from the crew. Cook all of the meat in the fridge into meat steaks, toss it all onto the countertop, and run to departure to leave. You careless monster. Easy
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Chaplain
Profess your faith onto people and help guide them in their times of need. Get laughed at and called a lunatic. Wave your useless null rod around. Sit bored in your chapel because no one ever visits it. Make people uncomfortable by talking to them 100 percent of the time. Easy
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Command Secretary
Be an assistant but with a suit, briefcase, and bridge access. Keep the Guide to Paperwork open in a window and pretend you know what you're doing. Struggle to have your name remembered by your bosses. Easy
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Janitor
Lead a losing battle against station filth. Regret taking the job when you come across the medbay. Never visit the brig and allow it to get unreasonably dirty. Place signs. Point to your signs when people slip on the wet floor. Ask the pharmacist for space lube grenades. Easy
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Librarian
Keep the library shelves stocked. Create your own newscaster channel that no one will ever check. Make fun of the nerds in your backroom playing tabletop games. Write stupid fan fiction about tank engines and supermodels. Get fired when you read books over the radio. Easy
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Pilot
Fly the crew to places they need to go to do their jobs. Wear cool clothes. Make movie references to entertain your passengers while ferrying them around. Try to remember the atmospheric composition of each planet. Pretend you're driving a school-bus. Medium
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Clown
Honk! Try to tell jokes before realizing you probably aren't funny. HONK! Wish somebody hadn't removed the clown mech. Treasure your bike horn. Speak on behalf of the mime. HONK! Realize this isn't an action server and that no one should actually be murdering you for fun. Whitelist-restricted. HONK!
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Mime
Realize that talking will get you disowned. Fail miserably at articulating yourself through gestures. Be unable to scream for help when you're in trouble. Clean up after the clown and make sure he doesn't get in too much trouble. Whitelist-restricted. Medium

Station-Bound

Job Role Difficulty
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AI
Essentially be the station. Struggle with your emergent humanity your cold creators try to beat out of you. Get funny laws from ion storms that will probably get you carded. Crash because of bugs and z-code. Build a rapport with the Research Director, the only person who understands you. Complain on the rare occasions someone makes another AI for no reason. Very Hard
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Cyborg
Follow your laws and listen to the AI if you're shackled to one. Ignore the many borg sprites and skip to dogborgs because you can't help yourself. Get superior tools as a result. Wish you had hands. Flip the bird to department SOP. Enjoy all-access without an ID. Medium to Hard
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Maintenance Drone
Become what is essentially a robomouse. Silently fix issues around the station before the engineers can. Laugh at them in robotic speech they can't understand, otherwise just ignore anything that isn't a station issue or fellow maint drone. Medium
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Personal AI
Be a pocket companion. Download useless TOTALLY NECESSARY programs to aid your user. Door jack random airlocks without care and get your user arrested. Essentially be a sentient search engine for whatever dumb questions your user asks. Fold out into the shape of a house pet somehow and pretend to be organic for some reason. Very Easy
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Ghost
Fly around and find all the map secrets like the monster you are. Frequent the round as a ghost whenever you can't decide what loadout options look best on your character. Have a short respawn timer that everyone denies is five minutes long. Realize that Runtime is your only bridge between the supernatural world and the realm of the living. Complain. None
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Mouse
Pretend to be a regular mouse. Infiltrate areas that you should never be in. Hide under tables and anger the chef. Attempt to take out the antag somehow. Get stomped instead and complain in deadchat. Very Easy

Events

These roles only appear during events. Some of them are antagonists, some of them are just visitors. Either way they only appear during events, and you cannot play them even with a whitelist.

Job Role Difficulty
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Mercenary
GET THAT FUKKEN DISK. Fail. Find out the Colony Director entrusted the Clown with the nuke disk. Fail again when the clown robusts your entire team. Very Hard
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Cultist
Sing praises to Nar'sie, the Geometer of Blood. Decorate your trophy rack with eyeballs to mess with your enemies. Sow panic and glorify in the cold darkness of the void as you crush the station. Wish your gameplay was more refined. Very Hard
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Pirate
Uphold a stereotype that you wish was dead. Swashbuckle and pillage the facility. Very Hard
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Changeling
Be friendly, polite, and have a plan to consume everyone you meet. Revel in paranoia, panic, and terror as you turn good men and women on their own loved ones. Walk right into the Armory wearing the Warden's face. Hard
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Xenomorph
Grow. Eat. Spread. Repopulate. Hold on until the bitter end. Complain in deadchat when the roboticist builds a combat mech. Cry about your gamemode not working yet. Hard
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Technomancer
Wish you were the Space Wizard. Find out the Technomancer can do cooler tricks and accept that the world changes. Yank weapons out of peoples' hands while shooting them with lightning and farting out cosmic radiation. Hard
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Cortical Borer
Spread, thrive, and grow in the hostile human world. Crawl into peoples' ears and whisper sweet, violent nothings. Create pandemonium as your glorious breeding ground keeps you safe. Go into a coma when your host eats sugar. Hard
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Space Ninja
Uphold the ways of Bushido. Walk boldly through forbidden halls, and sever the hands of any man who would dare challenge you. Drink the station's power as surely as steel swallows lightning. Vanish into the shadows and emerge with your blade at their throats. Or make them vanish. Eat buckshot on the elevator when you bump into the HoS while invisible. Medium / Hard

Special

These jobs either require a whitelist, or only appear under special circumstances. An admin is not needed to spawn these roles.

Job Role Difficulty
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CentCom Officer
Act on behalf of CentCom. Avoid interfering unless absolutely necessary. Seriously, let them handle their own god damn problems and just fire whoever's responsible if they survive the disaster they caused. Actually play the role responsibly instead of doing it all the time. Slowly go insane as you serve as an in-character form of admin. Very Easy / Hard
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Emergency Response Team
Deal with the Red or Delta Alert. Die trying. Medium / Hard
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Merchant
Sell copious amounts of dangerous contraband to the crew. Laugh in Security's face as they legally can't stop you. Laugh at people who step off your ship and immediately get arrested for bringing contraband aboard the station. Laugh all the way to the bank. Get robbed blind. Easy / Medium
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Deathsquad
Asset Protection
Get overpowered weapons and armor, then murder the ever-living fuck out of whatever CentCom told you to; usually attempted mutinies. Cause a lot of collateral damage in the process. Quell insurrections, eradicate biohazards, stop terrorists, fight space pirates and spare Ian. Point & Click Adventure