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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2005, 09:26:50 am »
What is there for herbavores to eat? Are there fruits, nuts, berries and seeds or is it just leaves and grass?
* Unknown, but I would believe there will be fruits, nuts, and the like (don't forget you can eat plants as well).

Can creatures climb?
* Not sure, never saw that.

Can creatures glide? (but not quite have the power to fly)
* Yes.

Being an omnivore is a clear advantage over being a carnivore or a herbavore, because of the versitility in food sources. Will there be some sort of 'price' to pay for being an omnivore (like needing more 'points' to evolve) that would make players be inclined to choose a specialist rather than an Omnivore?
* Game design question, not 100% sure at this point.

What determines heat and cold tolerances of creatures? I would hope the creatures on a tundra planet would look different than those on a desert planet.
* You do (in theory). If you make a creature with thick fur a lot of muscle mass you might "appear" on cold planet once you leave the water. Same thing with heat. Creature types will populate the planet based upon the planet specs (i.e. on ocean planets you'll find a ton of water-based creatures and some land-based).

Will mentioned that the tribal stage would determine how emotional/logcial a race would be. I'm wondering what the exact effects of emotion vs. logic will be. A logical race could just as easily be peaceful as it could be warlike. Same goes for the emotional extreme.
* I believe that this will be a bit more simple than you describe, and a bit more complex. Such as if you are a logical/peaceful race you can fight, but you won't be very good at fighting (but you will be very good a diplomacy). Every race can do everything, but some will be naturally better than others because of their culture/emotions/logic.

It was said that when you become sentiant you would control only one of several tribes of your race. How many is "several"?
* Unknown, game balance question.

What are the social ramifications of being a solitary vs. a group creature when they evolve sentiance. Even 'solitary' creatures begin to live in groups, do herd creatures act differently?
* I do not know, only saw social creatures.

In the video, the agressive city also had Will's tripods living in it. Is it possible to have OTHER races on the same planet at the city stage?
* No, once a single race become the dominate speices they "take over" the planet and become the top of the food chain on that planet. There will be other races on the planet, but only one dominate speices.

When Will was doing the first contact light show, did they attack him because they were warlike, or because he screwed up the message?
* It could have been either! It will take time to figure out how to communicate with other speices. Will could have also given them a "gift" instead of blowing them up...

Since you need to mate to lay an egg on the animal stage, there must be others of your species. How many other members of your species is the world populated with? Does the number increase as you become more successful and decrease as you get killed?
* Not sure.
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2005, 10:46:59 am »
Do you think he'll tone down the blood and gore in the game?

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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2005, 11:12:38 am »
do you know if actual lava planets are possible?

oh and the 'blood and gore' didnt exactly seem very bad..
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2005, 11:20:20 am »
It wasn't too bad, but the game would appeal to a wider audience without it.

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« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2005, 11:35:14 am »
do you really want to see an 8 year olds awesome creature idea in your game? i dont
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« Reply #80 on: June 01, 2005, 11:40:15 am »
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« Reply #81 on: June 01, 2005, 11:51:32 am »
do you really want to see an 8 year olds awesome creature idea in your game? i dont

Better an eight-year-old's creature than walking genitalia.  Your point?

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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #82 on: June 01, 2005, 11:58:30 am »
Thanks for the response Steve!
So... creatures can glide be made to glide, not fly...
Did you actually see an example of this Steve? Because the first thing I think of is a creature gliding from tree to tree, which would imply the ability to climb objects.
Actually, I don't see how gliding would work unless you could climb something.
Hmmmm....
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #83 on: June 01, 2005, 12:02:02 pm »
Gliding huh? well thats cool. so Steve do you have any word on cliffs and terrances from which you could glide off of? I was also woundering if you could be able to have a underwater creature that can fly (or glide) say like a flying fish or something?

oh ya what about underground, is that a total impossiblety or is it still being worked out? ( if you have already awnusred this can some one give me a link or restate it, which ever is easyer)

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« Reply #84 on: June 01, 2005, 12:03:09 pm »
id rather find a planet inhabited by massive penises then yu gi oh/pokemon/etc stuff
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2005, 12:50:30 pm »
In the video, the agressive city also had Will's tripods living in it. Is it possible to have OTHER races on the same planet at the city stage?
* No, once a single race become the dominate speices they "take over" the planet and become the top of the food chain on that planet. There will be other races on the planet, but only one dominate speices.
as much as I hated the fact I would be competing against my own species at first, I have grown to really like the idea, as it is much closer to real life, big thumbs up in that department Will!
do you really want to see an 8 year olds awesome creature idea in your game? i dont

Better an eight-year-old's creature than walking genitalia. Your point?
for some reason  ::) i suspect that those are the exact people that will be making the genitalia, maybe they'll be creative and make a pikachu wang....  :-\ (help us all if this happens)
so keep the gore level as it is, it makes no difference but no reason to tone things down to appeal to smaller children(its not that bad right now anyways)
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2005, 01:47:13 pm »
Yep, both were on the GDC video!
Errr... where?

Also, how is the transition from ameoba to fish made?
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2005, 02:01:09 pm »
Hey im nine and i am very inteligent its just my inteligence blocks my imagination... :-\ and i will stand blood its not the end of the world if i see it it wont give me nightmares sheesh i have gotten two scars from cuts with loads of blood i really didnt give a F*** if theres blood it is part of life!
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2005, 02:13:27 pm »
I was wondering Steve if you could list some of the different things you saw that you could add to your creature.  Like pincers or fins and things like that.  Also if you saw new things from the microbiology part since in the demo he kind of went threw the options we saw.
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Re: Please post your Spore questions for me here...
« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2005, 03:21:18 pm »
Hey im nine and i am very inteligent its just my inteligence blocks my imagination... :-\ and i will stand blood its not the end of the world if i see it it wont give me nightmares sheesh i have gotten two scars from cuts with loads of blood i really didnt give a F*** if theres blood it is part of life!
I don't think we are saying that littlw kids wouldn't like blood(especially nowadays) but the problem with gore levels in games is whether or not parents (particularly mothers of younger kids) will put up with it...  :P