A problem for alien races( even humans) is bio-contamination. Basically say you just landed on a habitable planet. Oxygen is breathable and there's water. After say a week or so you suddenly die. This is because your body isn't adapted to the microbes of that world and your immune system fails to function. Another possibility is that no microbe on that world is adapted to infect your body. Meaning you area mum e to almost every disease on that planet. Would this be a problem in thrive or would it not be included?
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Post by Captain McDerp on Jul 14, 2015 11:26:30 GMT
It's certainly a realistic problem that you face when inhabiting an earth like planet, so i guess the players' creatures could die due to alien microbial life when they try to live on such a planet. You could solve this by researching a universal anti-biotic that helps against microbial life on a specific planet.
That would be a pretty good balance between gameplay and realism without having to micro-manage 200.000 different vaccines for all species of microbe.
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Post by iaintevenmad884 on Jul 17, 2015 14:23:26 GMT
that is a great question. i think that if you went to another inhabited planet, you would have some sort of spacesuit on, as well as some sort of filter for everything. or maybe your organism has evolved to self sufficient, and not need bacteria for processes like digestion, and you have a super immune system that simply kills EVERYTHING that gets inside it, no matter its chemical composition.