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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 05:33:40 pm »
I think the scale itself is very subjective. Its better just to say what you think your creature is. Cause like you said with your you thought it was a 4 or 7. If we had a poll before what would you have put it down as?

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2007, 05:35:24 pm »
Maybe make sure people post first? XD

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2007, 06:29:13 pm »
I'd be an eight.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2007, 08:12:30 pm »
I like this scale!

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2007, 09:12:06 pm »
Ya know this isn't a very good cart. I mean everything but humans on earth falls to seven.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2007, 09:40:08 pm »
I think the Vexarions would rate as a 7. What about all of you?
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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2007, 11:59:39 pm »
My agnoculi are probably somewhere between 6 and 7 I guess. I'd say 6.6/6.7

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2007, 09:40:47 am »
the majotirity of things are going to be above 6.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2007, 10:13:33 am »
Hmmm... maybe it should be a cumalative scale rather than a set of rules?

Like...

you start at level 7

pick one from the following;

-3 if it has a huminoid layout (2 arms, 2 legs, 1 head - startreck, predator, human-xenomorph)
-2 if the layout is humanoid but with an extra set of limbs (torpal, anubian)
-1 if the torso is humanoid, but below it's very different (vis / corvala)
0 if the body conforms to earth's average anatomy (raporpin)
+1 if the body is reminicant of life on earth, but set out in a way very unlikley on our planet (naucean, yunimus)
+2 is the body is very much unlike that of earth, but uses similar limbs (tweety, screeble)
+3 if the body is very much unusual on earth, with very unusual limbs (probably won't be seen except the slug creature or cell stages)

theeen pick one of these;

-3 if the face/head is basicly human (spock, anime)
-2 if the face contains basic human features in the right place, with a slight change in head (monkies, cats, dogs etc)
-1 if the head is either of the above, but with a large head shape change (Plavalaguna)
0 if the face is easily distinguishable as a face, with sensors and mouth, but the parts are very different from what we would expect, or are in the 'wrong' place (predator, Jake Tucker on family guy)
+1 if parts of the face seem to be missing but a head is clearly there (xenomorph)
+2 if the parts of the face are in places where you wouldn't expect (the C shaped bird creatures of the demos)
+3 if THERE IS NO FACE!!!111ONEONEoneoneomg



and so on and so forth.
Of course, creatures may end up being catergorised differently with this method...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2007, 03:37:21 pm »
Yea, that seems like a better way to classify creatures... Like munchkin said, most creatures are going to get a similar rating under that last system.
7 + 2 + 2 = My Agnoculus is now 11...
Maybe you could add more sections in addition to overall body-plan and face, like metabolism, for example.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2007, 03:40:12 pm »
yeah, I was going to carry on with several other things, so that eventually humans added up to 0, and the highest rating would effectivly be plasma. Maybe change the starting number too. Then I realised I have a test tomorrow.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2007, 03:47:46 pm »
yeah, I was going to carry on with several other things, so that eventually humans added up to 0, and the highest rating would effectivly be plasma. Maybe change the starting number too. Then I realised I have a test tomorrow.
heh. Good idea though, this seems like it might work a little better to give us a little more variety of classifications, so that not all of our species are grouped in the exact same range.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2007, 03:53:13 pm »
I think there should be extra little things aswell, like +1 for a tail, +2 for scales, +2 for horns/crests, and so on...

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2007, 04:23:08 pm »
haha, this sounds like something that would be on the Spore Creature Editor, kind of like the cuteness meter or something.  :)
depending on the different parts you have, your "alien-ness" meter changes.

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Re: Alien Scale
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2007, 05:27:07 pm »
*shrugs* I'd say the torpals are a 6...
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