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Offline Efreet

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Not all species lay eggs!
« on: March 23, 2005, 02:44:47 pm »
What if I want my creature to perform Mitosis? Or I rather have give birth to live babies instead of eggs?


Can I do so, or will I only be able to lay eggs? Laying eggs is primitive and it makes the race more vunerable.



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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005, 02:57:38 pm »
The programming the game holds should be able to handle coming up with alternate methods to producing offspring.

I see absolutely no reason why you wouldn't be able to do it.
However, this is merely "my perspective."

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2005, 03:04:56 pm »
It would open a can of worms to use anything but eggs. I'll bet that all creatures reproduce by eggs.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2005, 03:07:24 pm »
I think the egg is symbolic, more like a "hey you did it! You evolved! LEVEL UP" thing.  I think people are going overboard with the what ifs.  But thats only my opinion.
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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2005, 03:07:47 pm »
And how does the species mate to create diversion? If they dont mate to generate new DNA combinations how can they evolve at all, they would be just cloning themselves.


And does all creatures have DNA? Are there other ways of building a lifeform then DNA and RNA?

What about shells? Can I add scales to my specie?

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2005, 03:14:07 pm »
Technically -- the whole evolution thing occurs -- to my knowledge -- up to the point of sentience and the village. From there, the evolution game stops, and the "conquer the universe" phase begins.

However, I'm sure we can start from the beggining.

I think there are scales from the creature screenshot, but I have no idea about shells.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2005, 03:22:59 pm »
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And how does the species mate to create diversion? If they dont mate to generate new DNA combinations how can they evolve at all, they would be just cloning themselves.

could be in the same way some bacteria and other single celled organisms do it: individuals exchange genetic material periodically, but not as part of the reproductive process.
Might be a bit icky in multi-cellular organisms though  :P

But seriously, that's just speculation, highly unlikely anything like that'll be in Spore. My own personal thing i'd like to see in Spore is eusocial reproduction, like ants/termites/naked mole rats etc. But yeh, highly unlikely  :-\  I think i'll have to go with the "eggs only" thing. Much simpler.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2005, 04:16:28 pm »
Scales are definite - his creature had scales. I'm pretty sure I saw some shells, or shell-like things, in the powerpoint display.

I'm pretty sure that we are the only way creatures change, using the editor. They don't change on their own through interbreeding or inbreeding. Our species don't need to interbreed with other speciies to advance, since we advance them every generation on our own.

Although I kind of like the idea of a 'Don Juan' aspect to the game... 'you must breed with every species on the planet!' ;)

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2005, 05:18:31 pm »
So, say I make a turtle. When my race gains sentience, they will still have turtles?



hmm... They could have retractable limbs that comes out of holes in the scale.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2005, 05:56:29 pm »
If you're not happy with what you have, just don't put points into brain power. Keep building with it till you're happy. The game is DEFINATELY not gonna say "You've evolved long enough, NOW GET TA THINKING!"
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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2005, 06:14:57 pm »
Yeah, real species don't all lay eggs, but it's just the simplest way to do things in a game. Mammals are just too messy and graphic. You only gain sentience once you've gotten your brian power to a certian point.
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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2005, 06:18:14 pm »
Also, mammals have mammory glands. How do you tell the game your creature has mammory glands? And why would we want to see your creature's mammory glands?
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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2005, 06:31:53 pm »
Well you can't have mammals if they leg eggs.

But the platapus lays eggs and its a mammal.

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2005, 07:35:05 pm »
but the platapus also has a beak and the tail of a beaver.

hmm..

the platapus is a Spore kind of creature:P

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Re: Not all species lay eggs!
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2005, 07:37:00 pm »
It was a winner of a future contest. Will Wright went back and time and made it real as a reward.
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