Post by samoja on Jun 23, 2017 23:49:36 GMT
So as far as i understand it the plan is to go from single cell pretty much directly to multi celled organism, with maybe some intermediate stage where you can stick together for a few seconds, fro what i learned that is not exactly how it happened, rather the first step towards multi cellular organisms were organized colonies of microbes. Now i think following this pattern offers several advantages, the idea is that after your species reaches certain number, with perhaps having to develop some form of communication compound, you would form a colony, at which point your POW would switch from controlling single organism arcade style to controlling the colony RTS style. Not only would this allow for early implementation of systems that will be needed later in tribal/civilization/space stage but it also leads really nicely into multi celled stage, when you are controlling a colony need will arise to mutate cells in order to perform certain function, some cells would be tasked with gathering/transporting/storing resources, others with defense from predators, other cells could be tasked with signal transfer meaning in large colony you would need some way to relay signals from one end to the next. In time a defensive barrier of specialized cells could form and at this point you are only few steps away from forming a multi celled organism, all the various specialized cells you created can evolve into different kinds of tissues, then you evolve a glue to stick all the cells together and that´s that.