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Offline The Blind One

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Different foods
« on: March 21, 2005, 12:31:16 am »
As I was eating diner the other night at my moms house, we were eating vegetables and meat, and my sister who is a vegetariėn was ofcourse only eating vegetables.

Wich then it hit me...in spore can we eat the plants? Can we evolve our creatures to be peacefull herbivores or perhaps just carnivores and omnivores? That would be cool :D

Another idea to possibly limit the size of creatures would be to limit the amount of food in the game. The bigger the creature the more food it would need to consume, and without food it will die of starvation. This way you could build an ecosystem. The ecosystem would be supported on herbivores eating plants, carnivores eating herbivores, and omnivores well just plain eating everything. :P
You should be allowed to evolve just by eating plants ;D I mean, we humans are largely herbivores now.

Wich also got me thinking, do the citizens need food? Quite strange on how they all life of air hehe.

I also hope they add stuff like flying physics because I'd like to create a dragon race ::), considering they are also making lots of editor stuff for spore what about a scripting engine and stuff? This way we could build our own stuff into the game, like creating new types of attacks and abilities. That would totally kick arse and increase replayability and think about the MODS omg that would create so many mods ;D, it could very well make the game almost infinitely replayable and even kick arse to other games not even in it's genre. Like wtf what is spores genre anyway? I think it's a new genre. You can't really call it any kind of genre because it has so many and such new stuff unknown to any genre. :o

This game must come out!!! Although I am slightly scared my PC will start screaming once the game starts playing. Overload :P
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2005, 01:50:25 am »
As far as the MODs go, I don't see any. You have access to almost all other players creations. Essentially the game is just a big mod drawing from everyone. I'm not sure but I think someone said they heard Will mention gaining points from eating plants too. I can deffinitly see a food chain building, especially if the compute ris capable of evolve other animals along side yours to keep them on par with you. The AI controlled creatures will need to evolve somehow even if it's just plants, or lower life forms. With tribesman and citizen's needing food of course! Can you remember the last RTS where you didn't need food? We don't know about flying, but can only assume you can. What type of world doesnt' have birds?
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2005, 02:42:19 am »
Whell with mods I am thinking about stuff wich the original game doesn't add (duh)

I mean, I don't think the initial game will give players the ability to chooce special weapons for their creatures such as fire breath or similar kinds of stuff. If we could add that kind of stuff we could make entire fantasy worlds. :-* The game would become able to be ANY game ;D

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2005, 02:45:36 am »
You don't know that stuff isn't in there though. I can see it only beiing another thing to evlove on your creature.
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2005, 03:56:14 am »
Hmm i'm not so sure about fantasy worlds... i mean i know the game isn't like reality and is very wacky, but i think making your creatures breathe fire and allowing them to cast Uber Frost Bolt of Doom on their enemies would be a bit too much.  If there ever is such a "mod", i shouldn't think it will be done by Maxis.

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2005, 03:57:58 am »
I don't think Fire Breath is too outlandish for this game. Nor would spitting acid. There's bound to be some limits to the things they can do though, no casting Ice IX or anything.
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2005, 04:02:43 am »
Oh yeah sure, spitting acid or venom is fine because it's feasible... but did creatures ever actually breathe fire?  I mean i know some of the things in this game are so crazy it's just unreal, but fire breath?  I don't know, if they found a way to add it and not make it something that everyone would go for because it decimated everything in its path then sure.  Spitting venom is a good idea though, i think that would be cool - a bit like the Alien* movies (which i hated but hey, good ideas are good ideas!).

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2005, 04:05:37 am »
A bit like real freakin' snakes....
I figure everything will cost points, so if you want to load your creature up with fire breathe, go for it. Odds are it won't be good at much more than making a well done leg of lamb. If you want a balanced creature (one that will survive and thrive) odds are you won't be able to go too extreme with anything.
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2005, 04:11:51 am »
That's a nice thought - yeah i would be alright with it if the creatures suffered because of the extreme "ability" - that way they couldn't be invincible.

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2005, 07:17:23 am »
I'm not asking for this stuff to be in the initial game. I am just saying give us the ability to script such a thing with an editor delivered with the game.

Aslong as the scripting can apply all kinds of stuff we could expand on the game ourself gameplay wise to. Ofcourse this wouldn't be in the standard downloads but it would be nice for those that do like to add even more to their games. Sometimes creating an uber creature is just fun it doesn't always have to be balanced. Because that uber creature also needs uber amounts of food and therefore it would kill itself if there were to many of it ::)

But giving us the ability to script new stuff into the game could make it more fun for us.

We could for example make new 'types' of attacks, like we currently just have tanks and some other vehicles but we could also perhaps add things such as artillery, machineguns, anti air, different types of rockets, etc etc etc...this way we could define our own RTS or similar game feeling. Giving us the ability to script it would give us the ability to create different sort of gameplay styles. Some people like to play with fantasy type settings where wizards shoot fireballs at each other, others might like realistic tank warfare, others again might like carebear frenzy attacks, and some just like goofing around. With a script engine we could do this. 8) And EA wouldn't have to make it, this could be instantly incorporated into the game and would add a entirely new layer to an already superior product. Also it wouldn't cost EA that much except an occasional patch, it keeps true to the idea to by letting the players create the content. This editor would simply allow us to fully customise almost every aspect of the game.

What ya all think? ;D

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2005, 08:47:59 am »
I imagine that there will be more than tanks.  Will Wright showed how he had some flying machine which shortly scared away (or something) the enemy tanks.  They wouldn't just allow tanks only.

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Re: Different foods
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2005, 07:39:16 pm »
Yeah, it was just a demo he couldn't show everything you could get. Just gave us a good example.
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2005, 08:13:32 pm »
Great, because I'm looking forward to an army of Gongo Stick Launchers!
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2005, 08:29:54 pm »
what is a gongo stick LOL???
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Re: Different foods
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2005, 08:34:01 pm »
It's a stick with a gongo on the end. Gah!
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