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What is Euk's Goal? Top 2 Goals Win

Improve Feeding
1 (9.1%)
Improve Movement
0 (0%)
Improve Reproduction
1 (9.1%)
Improve Senses
0 (0%)
Improve Socialness
3 (27.3%)
Migrate to Shore
5 (45.5%)
Evolve Defenses
1 (9.1%)

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Author Topic: Eukaryota (Gen 10) - The Game of Directed Evolution  (Read 12054 times)

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 4) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 10:11:03 pm »
Trapping for the win
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 4) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2013, 12:13:26 pm »
Damn. Trapping it is. I kinda figured Hunting would win considering GamingSteve's natural hatefulness and drive to kill everything.  :P

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 4) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 04:44:57 pm »
I suppose we are lazier than before.
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2013, 05:08:45 pm »
Generation 5


Massive pressure from natural selection led to a final die-off of Euk, except for a few extremely resilient Euks who banded together into a simple multicellular organism. They continued to evolve rapidly until finally, they reached a stable state wherein Euk now has a fairly large head and sticky tendrils that blend into the surrounding Shieldstalks. Other species can't tell the difference between Euk's tendrils and the Shieldstalks, meaning they often wander into Euk's trap. Once trapped, Euk quickly draws them into its head where it digests the hapless creatures. Euk's size has now also forced it to reproduction through asexual budding.

Overall, things are going extremely well for Euk, who has continued to avoid predation through size, hiding, and its trapping ability. Of course, natural selection never stops. As the other species continue to evolve into new forms and species, such as the Microwhale(top left), or simply grow larger like the Water Tornadoes (top right) have, it is inevitable that Euk will once more begin to experience serious problems. Evolution has, however, been particularly kind to Euk and many other organisms, as many species have suddenly incorporated endosymbiotic bacteria that convert oxygen to carbon dioxide, producing massive amounts of energy in the process. With more available energy, larger sizes can be attained, as has happened in Euk's case. Unfortunately, Euk has become so large that it is once more dependent on the tides for movement.

In global news, the photosynthetic arms race has reached the point where red photosynthesizers have formed essentially pond scum on the surface of much of the ocean, leaving blue photosynthesizers such as Shieldstalk to form forests or thick layers beneath the Reds. The planet's atmospheric oxygen level is rising substantially, though this rise is slowing as carbon dioxide diminishes, other species have begun breathing this oxygen, and as the number of photosynthesizers decreases.

Also in global news, the planet's star is acting unpredictable and casting off more radiation than normal, typically in the form of intense solar flares. This activity is causing some difficulties for surface life, and mutations are increasing in number. Because of this, the top three evolutionary choices will win this generation.

Euk's Stats:
  • Diet: Anything it can catch and fit inside it, Nontoxic Bacteria
  • Predators: None
  • Reproduction: Asexual budding
  • Habitat: Depths of 0m-100m
  • Population: 5/10
  • Size: 0.15mm (Head size)
  • Speed: 0/7 (Tide Dependent)
  • Intelligence: 0
  • Senses
    • Basic Chemical Senses [1/5] - (Can detect foreign species in vicinity and hostile environments.)
    • Simple Kinesthetic Senses [2/5] - (Can identify direction of contact and size of contact.)
  • Abilities/Traits: Tendril Trapping, Oxygen Respiration through Diffusion, Cellulose Digestion, Sticky Slime Coating

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2013, 05:15:36 pm »
Improve our intelligence. The hyper intelligent trappers are the future.
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Re: Eukaryota - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2013, 07:42:28 pm »
Floating along at the whim of the tides is no way to go through life, son.  Learn to move around.

Gotta improve that movement again.
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2013, 11:05:47 am »
Oh god, it has been 18 hours since the last update. Stop being so lazy! Just kidding. Now improve movement, mofo.
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2013, 11:18:48 am »
I'll probably do it tonight after my class.  :P

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2013, 11:29:21 am »
The evolutionary basis of intelligence is an organism-level system that coordinates movement.

So by improving movement, we're improving intelligence implicitly.

So we should improvement movement.

Top three win, though, so it looks like we've got movement, intelligence, and reproduction on the docket due to all that juicy radioactive damage to our genes unless someone else comes and gives the poll a kick.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2013, 11:31:09 am by Brandonazz »

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 12:09:18 pm »
You have no mitocondria or endoplasmic reticulum! You are doomed to fail!


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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2013, 12:58:14 pm »
Intelligence and movement are tied.
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2013, 01:01:22 pm »
Then I move my vote from respiration to movement.
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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2013, 01:14:46 pm »
"Evolution has, however, been particularly kind to Euk and many other organisms, as many species have suddenly incorporated endosymbiotic bacteria that convert oxygen to carbon dioxide, producing massive amounts of energy in the process." Mitochondria.

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2013, 02:58:49 pm »
Intelligence and movement are tied.

Doesn't matter, top 3 win.

Reproduction and respiration are tied for third now, though.

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Re: Eukaryota (Gen 5) - The Game of Directed Evolution
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2013, 05:17:50 pm »
Then I move my vote from respiration to movement.

I'll accept this vote change :P

So our winners are Movement, Intelligence, and Reproduction.