Friday, April 23, 2021

Proposal: File Storage Upgrade

Quorum Reached. Passes 7-0—Clucky

Adminned at 25 Apr 2021 20:42:32 UTC

In the rule Data, replace this:

The different characters in a Data Store mean the following things:

V - A Virus
F - A File
$ - A Financial Record

with this:

In a Data Store, a single letter from the Latin alphabet (A-Z) represents a File. Any other characters in a data store mean the following things:

% - A Virus
$ - A Financial Record

When an action or rule directs an AI to add a File to a Data Store, the AI may choose any letter for that file. When an action or rule directs the Facility Head to add a File to a Data Store, they should choose the Nth letter of the alphabet, where N is the result of a DICE26.

In each room’s Data Store, replace all ‘V’ characters with a ‘%’ character.

Opens up more possibilities for files.


Clucky: he/him

23-04-2021 21:42:51 UTC

One area of concern is that if you have the Facility Head performing the “For each Conspicuous action in the Behavior Log whose Location is an AI’s server room and was not performed by that AI, add a File to that Location (if it is possible to do so)” its not clear which file they should add

Zack: he/him

23-04-2021 22:02:28 UTC

Good catch, I added a fix that includes rolling a DICE26.

Zack: he/him

23-04-2021 22:13:28 UTC

Unless we think the FH should also be able to choose whatever letter they want? Which would give them the de facto option of choosing a random letter.

lemon: she/her

23-04-2021 23:12:23 UTC

this says “should”, so aorn it’s technically only a recommendation? it should prolly either say “they must choose” or just allow full choice. i wld personally prefer full choice but i like it either way!!


24-04-2021 00:22:39 UTC


lemon: she/her

24-04-2021 00:25:54 UTC


Clucky: he/him

24-04-2021 00:26:59 UTC


I feel like this just adds more complexity without it being clear what mechanics it opens up in return. We already have a bunch of under-utilized mechanics, so I’d rather start trying to utilize those than add more stuff. But at the same time, it doesn’t really hurt.

Zack: he/him

24-04-2021 00:43:32 UTC

@lemonfanta Sorry, didn’t see your reply in time! But “should” technically still gives you the option of choice, should you need it.

Jason: he/him

24-04-2021 02:35:28 UTC



24-04-2021 03:16:22 UTC


Kevan: he/him

24-04-2021 09:07:59 UTC