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Offline SHW

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2005, 09:46:30 am »
What about speies that actually grow their children through budding?

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2005, 09:48:24 am »
When they have an x-pack, I bet that alternate ways for a creature to be born besides the egg will be in it.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2005, 05:11:07 pm »
If this game becomes popular enough, maybe the community can mod it.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2005, 05:26:58 pm »
Well we'll also need to know the mod capabilities. I've played a game where we just figured out how to mod it after 3 1/2 years its been out.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2005, 05:31:46 pm »
Sim City 4 was very easily modded, TS2 has such a large community that it was modded. Spore should be easily modded.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2005, 07:33:16 pm »
Not having played Sim City 4 I can't really say based on that but Spore will probably have even more accessable modding characteristics due to the maths based engine.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2005, 07:36:01 pm »
I keep forgeting that this is being made by the same guy at the Sim series cause usally everything has Sim in it.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2005, 11:53:55 am »
Yeah, except Maxis also made the 3D pinball that came with Windows.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2006, 07:22:13 pm »
yay
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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2006, 08:20:34 pm »
Do not necrobump with one word replies, especially ones that are utterly pointless and irrelevant. Where's that GTFO pic?

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2006, 08:54:20 pm »
having all creatures lay eggs is restricting and lacking in imagination.  Eggs have the advantage of lay em and leave em, they require much less attention and energy and are reasonably self sufficient after hatching.  Giving birth live has the disadvantage of requiring greater resources, but it has the advantage of producing stronger and more physically developed offspring, however in a weird twist of irony and contradiction, the live young require (usually) some taking care of afterwards.

eggs = much much lower energy concerns
live = greater long term strength and more social advantages

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2006, 09:09:31 pm »
1) The eggs are symbolic. You could see it as a 'nest' for your mammal babies(or if maxis decides to include that somehow it could be cool too)
2) Nobody wants to see a walking penis giving mammalian birth to another penis. No matter how much you can argue in favor of it, it's still just wrong.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2006, 09:13:51 pm »
What do you people think this game is going to be?



It's going to be a game filled with creatures that look like that. Nobody at Maxis is concerned with hyper-realism. So my creature has eggs, even though it looks like a mammal. I don't care one bit.

Please, stop reading so much into this game and wondering whether there will be live birth or a blood viscosity editor or something equally unimportant. It's just not going to happen.

Sorry if I sounded like a troll, I didn't mean to. I just get frustrated when I come to these forums and see them filled with frivolous concerns.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2006, 01:24:35 am »
sorry I didnt read all the posts, but all species have eggs(i thinks, i dont know about asexual), and all species have Mitosis.

for a creature of any stature to not have eirther of those things would be unrealistic.

true not all things lay eggs, but im sure live birth will be included in the game

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2006, 04:29:09 am »
What do you people think this game is going to be?



It's going to be a game filled with creatures that look like that.

not mine... and not yours if you're connected to the internet...  Sure lots of them will be cartoony and 'unrealistic' but that doesn't mean that the potential to make smooth and cool looking creatures isn't there.  Remember Will's Carebear?  That was cartoony and cute but it was also an excellent example of the detail we can have for shape.