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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 02:46:05 pm »
Ok, I don't think I have to ask this, but is using sonar pulses as a way of "seeing" things and instead of eating plant or animal matter, use thermal energy intake reasonable?
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 03:21:19 pm »
sonar works.

depends what you mean by thermal energy, I dont know.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 04:07:42 pm »
They float over a thermal vent (which is common on their homeworld and the planet is cold) and... Well actually, I may throw that idea out of the window, I dunno how I'm gonna make that work.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 10:00:10 pm »
One of Saturn's [or Jupiter's, I'm not sure] moons has a geyser two times its diameter. Maybe you could just spread the force out a bit so that there are multiple smaller geysers instead.

Also, if you want to make a floater, I guess I could also add that planets with higher mass retain thicker and longer lived atmospheres due to both their usually higher gravity and more robust magnetic field. With thicker atmospheres, you need not be light as much as you need to have a good air bladder.

Though, yeah, thermal vents also sound good, though, I'm not sure how they'd go about moving from vent to vent.

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 10:17:19 pm »
Moves by puffs of released helium. Also, I'm not sure what you mean about geysers.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 06:38:49 am »
And what does that have to do with anything?
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 05:22:52 pm »
Geysers! Geysers Everywhere!




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Oh, and about the thermal intake, it could work as an energy source if your race uses a heat-to-electricity system and requires electric power to use or regulate some of its functions.

You'd still need to consume matter in order to grow and repair stuff, though, unless the guys can naturally convert energy into matter, which is, hard, to say the least.

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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2011, 08:09:45 pm »
Ok... I'll go with carnivore with their mouths under them, like squid.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2011, 08:30:56 pm »
a lesson I learnt while developing characters is don't focus entirely on their biology, technology, specialties, or really any other Novelty etc.

I'm not sure how to put this, but overal its should be more about their 'feel'. give them a soul.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2011, 09:10:49 pm »
You mean their culture or something else? I'm pretty sure its the latter.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2011, 09:45:46 pm »
culture is good, but I more mean 'the point' of your race, it's meaning, it's taste, it's drama and comedy. it will probably take a long time to figure it out. it took me four years at least; it keeps growing.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2011, 09:58:40 pm »
Great, now that you've said it, I feel bad about not knowing it.

Ok, onto reproduction. I'm making them asexual, but what production method do I use. And no, I'm not going to use eggs.
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Re: Race Construction in Progress - Suggestions Needed
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2011, 10:57:02 pm »
Tentacles spores?

That is, an individual will detach one of its tentacles while another does the same. They then fuse together said tentacles and the resulting hybrid would form into a womb-like structure. Said womb-like structure would then house the embryo created from the previously dormant sex cells that were stored in each individual's tentacles.

Fast forward several days/weeks/months/etc and a new individual is born.

How about it?