I personally can't think of any organelles that I'd add, but bioluminescent organelles and the carbonate agent mentioned in the GDD caught my interest quite a bit:
"Carbonate – Unlike most other agents, carbonate is made from the compound calcium carbonate. When released into the environment, carbonate immediately solidifies, bonding with nearby surfaces or other carbonate particulates. This enables carbonate-wielding cells to build complex floating structures for various purposes, such as herding prey or as a defensive barrier (unfortunately due to the way the environment is generated, these structures will disappear if the player moves beyond a certain distance away from it). Carbonate can’t be upgraded."
Imagine making a shield with this stuff and pushing it around or maybe grabbing onto it with lamellipodes or something. Although building stuff does seem like a rather complex feature so if it is ever added it's likely it'll be long after the Microbe Stage is finished.
Imo LAWK should be configurable, so if you want you can only enable Thermoplasts, or go all the way and have fire-breathing organisms with organic wheels (and with Thermoplasts disabled too if you want)
Tammio has the answer! And his answer is that Tammio has the answer. And Tammio's answer is that he has the answer, and his answer is that he has the answer. If you keep clicking, you'll surely find out what happens!
Personally I have doubts that these concepts are entirely scientifically accurate; however, they are still quite interesting and might serve as inspiration for future game mechanics. Feedback will be sent to ElrodLogan via PM on Discord.
Personally I think the origin of life on the planet should be up to the player. If we go with panspermia, some players will be upset because they wanted life to form by chance at the bottom of their planet's oceans, others may want life to have been created by a God or an ascended race, etc.
StealthStyle - What do we do if we want to update our application?
Note: The the subscript next to names is the Human pronunciation - the Tireeie pronounce it a bit differently in a way that Humans find difficulty in mimicking.
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Planet Slohb(slobe) A temperate ocean planet that orbits a safe distance from it's home star, Maeiia(MAY-yuh). 100% of it's surface is covered by water. This vast ocean is home to a wide variety of life, from simple bacteria to advanced multicellular organisms, from the very surface to the bottoms of the deepest trenches. Among these creatures are the intelligent Tireeie.
Tireeie are about the size of a dolphin. They have a long, flexible body, 6 fins, 5 eyes and a triangular beak for a mouth (see second image). They have a long line of nostril-like gills underneath the fin. They have noodly, branching 'arms' protruding from the cheeks, which are also very flexible (see second image again) Their voices allow them to create dolphin-like sounds, makeeieing theeier unusual words pronouncableeiiieiaaie. Females typically have light, sky-blue skin, while males usually have dark blue skin.
Soon after gaining sapience, they began to form tribes as they spread across the planet. These tribes were primitive at first, but eventually their technology improved as discoveries were made. One key discovery, however, was impossible to make due to their habitat. They were unable to discover fire. Because of this, they could not smelt metals and therefore could not get past the Stone Age.
And so civilization was stuck for millennia, discoveries still being made, technology gradually improving, civilizations rising and falling, until finally, out of the blue, their civilization was uplifted by an advanced alien race (known as the Treaii(TREE-uh) by the Tireeie) for unknown reasons. It wasn't long before the Tireeie had their spaghetti-like hands on their technology, reverse engineering it and spreading it through the oceans. Villages became unusual mixes of old and new, primitive and futuristic. Treaiinu, a religion based around the Treaii, was created and quickly spread through Slohb, mostly replacing the smaller religions that had existed before.
It wasn't too long before space travel was developed and the Tireeie began to colonize the galaxy, meeting new species along the way.
Eiishesh:(YEE-shesh) A formidable band of space pirates, led by the terrible Captain Goldenmaw. The Eiishesh aren't connected with any nation. They are known for attacking ships, stations, and colonies in deep space in search of money and technology, often leaving few survivors. They are so well known that many simply associate Tireeie in general with them. This contributes to the Tireeie's largely negative image.
Treaiinu:(TREE-uh-new) A religion based on the Treaii(TREE-uh)'s visitation of Slohb. Around 60% of Tireeie are followers of Treaiinu, and nearly 98% of Treaiinu's followers are Tireeie. Although it promotes mostly peaceful actions, some extremists believe that the visitors gave the Tireeie technology to help them conquer other alien races.
Nah, it's a Tireeie, just another sapient, technologically advanced underwater species that just happens to also have an odd number of eyes, long, slit-like gills underneath the fin, and manipulators near the mouth! Seriously though, they're two completely different ideas. It's a bit silly how many similarities there are between the two.
EDIT: They're technologically advanced because they were uplifted by an alien race. They were stuck in the stone age for a very long time due to the inability to smelt metal underwater.
Thrive used to have a console, accessed by pressing the tilde key, but it was buggy and you couldn't really do much with it. Disco mode was in the April fools joke that was version 0.4.0; it replaced all nuclei with flashing disco balls and had this theme playing nonstop in the background. Disco mode isn't present in any of the serious versions though.
I think the devs might be planning to re-add the console eventually, and have Disco Mode be accessible through it, or perhaps some other method, such as entering the Konami code.
tammio: but I saw my friends get in the booth to vote today
Mar 15, 2017 23:03:57 GMT
tammio: what is it with nuclear weapons and classical music? I mean watch a video on nuclear explosions and the only fitting music really is classicaly stuff. Like the Reciem Lacrimosa by Mozart.
Mar 18, 2017 23:56:52 GMT
tammio: don't get me wrong usally I'm all for (punk) rock but I think if nuclear weoons being deployed had any kind of theme-music in real life it'd be Classic
Mar 18, 2017 23:58:21 GMT
TheGraveKnight: What about the 1812 Overture?
Mar 19, 2017 6:15:13 GMT
Le_Duc: It's because a nuclear weapon, when you see it from far away, is relatively slow, a speedy rhythm wouldn't fit
Mar 19, 2017 7:01:21 GMT
Le_Duc: And maybe also because classic fits very well with shear power xD
Mar 19, 2017 7:02:10 GMT
tammio: Yea I mean imagine a nuclear weapon goes of to Life is Life? Just wouldn't fit the mood would it
Mar 19, 2017 11:03:11 GMT
RoboTranic: what happened to discord
Mar 20, 2017 18:59:06 GMT
Omicron: technical difficulties
Mar 20, 2017 20:08:05 GMT
Omicron: it's up again btw
Mar 20, 2017 20:08:10 GMT
serialkiller: I hope the British users are safe right now
Mar 22, 2017 18:35:10 GMT