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Sorry to shoot down your idea but this has been confirmed to be impossible :-\

In the initial Spore release anyways.  On Earth yes it happened and depending on how you mean intellegent it still exists (i.e. Dolphins, Humans, Primates, etc.)

I wouldn't say that dolphins are on the same par as us. We've achieved stuff. New York, wars, and so on. All they've done is muck around in the water having a good time.

Dolphins think they're ahead of us for precisely the same reason.

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Spore: General / Re: archeology
« on: April 12, 2006, 03:21:51 pm »
Dude I think we're talking at cross-purposes here. I'm not saying that our first planet will have ruins and buried dinosaurs, but other planets we cruise around and look at across the galaxy. Doesn't mean every last one needs to have an extinct culture to mystify the user, but the occasional one would be nice. Of course, with your first planet it would be kind of silly unless you wanted to entertain the idea that life didn't begin and end with your creature.

Well, sure. But wouldn't those planets be uploaded from other players and, thus, have ruins pertaining to only to their creatures on them? It's fun to explore the history of your world and other players' worlds, but ancient, super-advanced, galaxy-spanning races who mysteriously disappeared for some reason are a cliche worse than wang-men.

Every planet with sentient life will inevitably have some extinct cultures that didn't make it out of tribal stage, or that were destroyed by the player at city stage. It would be cool to be able to explore the history of alien worlds - but it should actually be the real history of players' worlds, not a cliche'd plotline involving magical super-aliens.

And personally, I bear Lovecraft very little love.

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Spore: General / Re: A Little Bit of Info About You...
« on: April 12, 2006, 02:57:36 pm »
Aaaaaaa! Lurkers! quick, quick! get the welcome up!

What's all this about then, eh?

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Spore: General / Re: archeology
« on: April 12, 2006, 02:41:54 pm »
But hominids haven't watched evolution unfold on their planet, like the "player" in Spore can, have they?

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Spore: General / Re: archeology
« on: April 12, 2006, 02:16:49 pm »
I disagree. Finding skeletons of creatures that never existed on your planet (remember, you'll see all life evolving from a single puddle of primordial goop) would be a bit...  disappointing, because then you wouldn't really have experienced all life on your planet. Finding an ancient, alien civilisation would be even worse. We don't need crazy alien civilisations to make archaeology interesting.

On the other hand, digging a bit and finding the remains of that spear rack you made back in the tribal era, then sticking that in a museum, would be brilliant. Finding evidence of tribal societies that you didn't encounter in the tribal era (since they were from a different continent, maybe) would also be really cool.

Or better yet, finding fossilized evidence of more primitive versions of your creature (or other creatures that you drove to extinction) would have a great feeling of nostalgia. "We've come a long way baby"

*Resumes lurking*

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