Add alert reminders/alarm reminders/server announcements, call it whatever You want. An alert reminder would be activated by going to the computer in high command offices, and there will be 2 buttons: Votekick & Alert Reminders. Clicking “votekick” will show the votekick menu as usual. Clicking “alert reminders” would show 2 buttons: Informational Reminders & Event Reminders. Clicking “Informational Reminders” will show another buttons with names:
“Solitary & Max Security”
And maybe more…
Clicking for example “Close Doors” will cause a quite small GUI showing to everyone on High Command, CO, and ERT teams the following: “[STAFF] To ensure there is minimum risk of inmates escaping, please close all doors behind you. Thank you.” For “Avoid Abuse” there could be “[STAFF] Please try to avoid abuse of cuffs, random killing, etc. Abuse is not tolerated here in stateview, and should be reported to the nearest Chairperson+ or a Deputy Warden+ if Chairperson+ aren’t available.” “Lethal Force” could be like “[STAFF] Remember to not use lethal force unless necessary. Only cases when you are allowed to use lethal forces is when an inmate is attacking or when an inmate is in a kill on sight area.” “Solitary & Max Security” could be: “[STAFF] Please note that you can not put inmates to solitary or max security cells without a valid reason. Valid reasons for solitary can be not heeding to 3rd warning, punching others, trying to escape, or minor use of the knife. To Max Security cells should be put only inmates that ever used a firearm.”
By clicking on the “Event Reminders”, there will be buttons like:
These reminders would show to everyone in the game. It would be like: “[STATEVIEW] We are under Criminal Raid currently. All Emergency Response Team members please locate and arrest or kill criminals, and guard the gate. Correctional Officers, it is recommended for you to turn on the lockdown and escort inmates to their cells.” Exploiter “[STATEVIEW] There is an exploiter in the game. Please stay vigilant and try to get as much evidence as possible to help high ranks in an investigation.” And lockdown: “[STATEVIEW] There is a lockdown currently. All inmates are to stay in their cells.”
If there is one informational reminder activated, there can not be activated another informational reminder in 10 minutes.
If there is one informational reminder activated, there can not be activated the same reminder in 15 minutes.
If there is one informational reminder activated, there can not be activated another Event Reminder in 5 minutes.
If there is one event reminder activated, there can not be activated another event reminder in 10 minutes.
If there is one event reminder activated, there can not be activated the same reminder in 15 minutes.
If there is one event reminder activated, there can not be activated another informational reminder in 5 minutes.
For event reminders, I think that the lockdown one should be automatic. Also, for information reminders, there can NOT be anything like their abuse as they are informational and can be used at any time if cooldowns allow them to. Bypassing cooldown is another thing, that would be considered exploiting. For criminal raid and exploiter reminders, yea, they could be abused. But anyways, abusing them would be a punishable offense, and abusing them wouldn’t cause big harm as it still has a cooldown and it is just a small announcement. Rank restrictions:
Informational Reminders: Deputy Warden+
Event Reminders: Warden+