Welcome to Divergent Evolution (final name pending). This is something I've wanted to try for a while. Basically this is a regular evo-game only it will last a few days. The idea is to, down the line, replay this evolution game with the same initial condition but see what goes differently that time.How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species• Save as .PNG!• Post your new species in the thread with a description of what evolution you've added and whyNotes:• Unless stated explicitly, no species ever goes extinct. Old species can still evolve, even if they're not on the latest "chain"• Try to make your evolutions gradual and realistic• Have funThe setting is a planet similar to earth, currently mostly covered in oceans. The animals in it are tiny and sightless.
>>42420887You already fucked up, idiot. How are we supposed to manipulate these aliased pieces of shit?
The bottomfeeder Bzol evolves primitive photoreceptors which helps them survive against brafs and cerars.
>>42420939If it's that bad I can start again.
>>42421252Let's try to get this going instead. More people may join in as time goes on.
Mulu tendrils become longer as natural selection favor those who can reach the algae faster and avoid the Braf and Cerar.
>>42421169The Bzol evolve fluttering fins along their bodies to improve mobility, also giving themselves the cutlefish like ability to bury themselves by kicking up sand.
>>42420887>>42421388>>42421422Cerar too compete in the game of mobility, with longer and stronger tails to swim faster.
>>42421484Cerars over time develop small sensory stalks, giving them a primitive sense of "smell".
Braf develop fins on their sides in order to drag around their (comparatively) large bodies. The arm race of mobility continue.
>>42420887Some Bzol have harder bodies to help them fend off predators. It is not a shell by any means but it can help fend off Cerar and smaller Braf.
>>42421422>>42421631>>42421669The bzol have Gained small flaps at the bak of the tail, allowing them to excrete a foul smelling cloudy liquid to confuse predators
>>42421388Mulu tendrils keep growing longer and their body becomes more streamlined, increasing mobility
To catch Bzol and Mulu, the Braf continue their streamlining.
In order to combat predators, the humble algae have evolved into a new form
>>42421631With their primitive senses, the Cerar feed on the young Braf. This steady carnivorous diet make them much larger.
>>42421484Some Cerars develop hook like pincers which they use to attatch themselves to other life forms and feed on them.
>see this thread>mfw
Is it too early for one of these?
>>42422077With great size and flexibility, the algaesaurus begins to prey on the cuckold Cerar
>>42421808Not bothered by the evolutionary arm race of speed and senses, the armored Bzol are docile, blind bottom-feeder who carry along.
>>42422211Aaand forgot my pick.
>>42421484these long Cerar develop a sturdy fluid filled tube acting as a sort of primitive "backbone" allowing them to stiffen themselves for greater strength and power into their swimming (kind of like how a penis works) along with this vascular "bone" system they have the ability to widen their tail similar to a cobra as to aid in swimming for a short time.
>>42421808>>42422241As time goes on the armoured Bzols get progressivly harder armour to the point of it being neigh impenetrable to current predators.
>>42422355Every evo thread has one jokester. Just ignore 'em.
>>42422416holy fucking kek why did I find this so funny
>>42422416Wouldn't it be more like this?
>>42421965With tougher, bigger preys to contend with the Braf gain larger, power poweful pincers.
>>42421857larger and longer tendrils allow Mulu to capture larger and stronger prey,
>>42422552Mulu are herbivore. Or did that change?
>>42422588Prey doesn't necessarily mean animal
>>42422302These long Carar's heads have fused into an organ that spits a white, slimy gel at potential threats when stimulated. The widened tail also gains small filamentous "hairs" to allow the Cerar to sense its environment better.
>>42422320>>42422552a larger body and spines on their tentacles allow the Mulu to tear open the armour of the Bzol at the joints and pick out the meat at its leisure
>>42422320>>42422495Faced with the threat of the more vicious Brafs the armored Bzols continue to develop thicker armor. Resulting in early chitinous plate
Updated chart. Retard meme removed, please ignore shitposters.
>>42422588they are omnivore now since no one cares enough about algae and there are a ton of juicy new animals to eat
>>42422710To navigate around in order to find their food, the armored Bzpls have small, primitive feelers around their mouths. They can sense changes in temperature and vibrations, albeit crudely.
>>42422783The algae... Evolves! Some algae start to develop multi celluar structures wich makes them grow and produce more oxygen.
>>42422855Due to their nature, some Bzpls have evolved with primitive skin cells that can change their skin color. Right now it's only adjustments are "puke green" and "black"On mobile right now, can someone just turn the thing black and post the pic?
>>42422783also they are stated to eat plankton which are animals.now with their larger bodies and stronger limbs they require larger prey, to combat increased armour they develop a strong toxin on their barbs which mean all they need to do is pierce ones to stun their prey for a short time.
>>42422077Over time, the sensory organs of the Big Cerars become larger and much more sensitive, bringing them into competition with other types of Cerar.
>>42423084Can we remove the fucking dicks please?
>>42422948the Mulu gain additional tentacles, smaller and contained within the ring of their main hunting ones for finer manipulation and grasping.
>>42422660>>42423143>>42423226As time goes on the sensory hair of some Cerars grow to become like a net of sensory organs maping out the surroundings. The "vertebrae" makes it possible for the Cerar to achive greater control of its manuvering.
>>42423245An offshoot of the Mulu join the main predator competition between the breeds of Cerar and the somewhat outdated Braf.(Changed the color to make them noticeable to us, the players. It's an offshoot, or a branch if you prefer)
>>42423380the Mulu is already a predator, it was just very small, now it is larger and can compete with the other large animals. Green should be herbivore variant.
>>42423407Okay guys. Blue are the carnivore Mulu and Green are the herbivores.
I like were this is going
The climate change and become hotter. Algae start to gather into large clusters which float near the surface. These meters-wide clusters attract herbivore and they in turn attract carnivore. The ample source of food cause increased growth in most life forms.
>>42423245>>42423407the Mulu gains a larger and more streamlined carapace, its mushy "head" becoming larger to hold more specialized organs while the main body primarily holds digestive and other less vital organs.its hunting tentacles lengthen slightly as well
>>42423372Feeding off those eat from the algae mass, the sensory Cerar grow larger and their sensor-filaments across their body are in turn more receptive.
>>42423050>>42423648Meanwhile another breed of Cerar compete with a different form of sensory apparatus; primitive sight.
>>42422495The fins of the braf grow larger as well as the rest of its body.
>>42423509To capitalize on the influx of life, some free floating algae secrete digestive enzymes to break down organic material that floats into them.Don't know how to draw this.
>>42423564The Mulu are now the largest and most capable predators around, the dominate the massive algae mats to the point they begin to feed on their more herbivorous cousins as well as one another. as a result their poisons become more formidable as Mulu are highly resistant which means it takes far more to stun them (this poison is now fatal to other life forms)
>>42422495Some Braf remain in the lower parts of the ocean and become scavengers as they are outmatched by deadlier species.
>>42422896In a freak mutation, some of the algae have developed a minor toxin. On the downside, the slow growth and other mutations to reproduction have slowed this offshoot.
>>42421169That is not a gradual, discrete, subtle change at a realistic pace. Fuck you and fuck your rush to eyes.
>>42422109>>42423783The parasites have found large, plump and delicious new hosts.
>>42423827Herbivore Mulu benefit as well from the increased Toxin resistance, their venomous barbs fade away but they are able to consume poisonous algae without fear.They become fat, slow and bloated, but highly poisonous due to their diet so other creatures stay away, except for equally resistant Carnivorous mulu
>>42423815New Braf get evolved to have long limbs to walk on the bottom
>>42422896Facing increased predication, some forms of algae have developed the ability to produce silicate spikes that both make them harder to digest and allow them to absorb more light.
The Braf have once again evolved, this time gaining several dots across their body. Family members share similar patterns of dots.
>>42421631The earlier and more primitive Cerar are still around alongside their larger cousin but they have retained a more opportunist omnivore diet...until now. These small Cerar thrive eating the algae.
The non-armored chain of Braf have taken a longer time to evolve, but are saved from extinction through co-evolution with the Cerar. The relationship is now symbiotic, and allow this Braf to work as an ambush hunter.
>>42423783The Mulu develop a small but important change with their mouth, what was before merely an orifice now becomes hard and boney in the shape of a peak to break and grind hard plates and other tough food items. due to their increased size some have begin to push water out of their mouths as propulsion, the water being pulled in through small holes in the upper membrane, when pushed out of the mouth like a simple jet engine.
>>42423827>>42423924Increased predation has forced more advanced toxins in tox-algae, which is distinct from spike-algae. This has led to an unexpected color shift, though nobody seems to appreciate because nobody has eyes.Small stumps have also emerged to help the algae move from inconvenient areas, though the algae is far from swift. It is no longer to suffer the tyranny of the tides so much.
>>42424000Why would Braf, who have no senses to speak of and are neither preyed upon by or themselves prey upon anything with sight (let alone sight complex enough to observe minute detail), have any pressures at all to gain familial dot patterns?I swear you people are just wanking off to nonsense mary sue bullshit and not taking the rules and premise of this game at all seriously. This is how you end up with pointless drivel appropriate of nothing in later stages. It's not interesting. It's not unique. And it completely lacks verisimilitude.
>>42424145You are free to join in and take us onto the correct path.
>>42424145Mulu eat BrafMulu eat everything
>>42424145>mary sue bullshit and not taking the rules and premise of this game at all seriously>you gain dotsOMG THATS FUCKING MARY SUE, OP OP BAN THIS
>>42423687The Cerars eyes start to form into (very) early compound eyes.
>>42423783Protecting themselves from danger (read: other Mulu) some species of Mulu have a crude armored shell at the tip of their body.
>>42424140having no predators, and being the only consumer of tox-algae , the Herbavoire mulu forgo their small tentacles for a thin membrane between their larger ones, increased toxicity in their food makes them even more toxic to the point even other Mulu can no longer eat them.they spend their time lazily floating amongst algae mats to the point that the tox-algae begins to grow on their membranes as they float near the surface and prevent the algae from floating far away from its own food.
>>42424285Their front limbs moved a bit further to front, while changing color to surrounding area
>>42423648Sensor Cerar develop longer, more numerous sensors which rely primarily on heat and vibration.
>>42423972Too hard to be properly eaten, the spiky plants multiply.
>>42424134massive cannibal predation, as well as consumption of many other species has caused a rapid decline in predator Mulu (Lets call them something else now, maybe Mulon) populationsAside from the shelled variants, those that remain are the largest and the most intelligent at the top of the food chain, their fatty head has grown and the specialized organs within further specialize forming a primitive brain.currently they hunt by tracking vibrations, sent, and electrical currents with their small feelers.
>>42424462Some Silica covered plankton become too heavy to float, and instead form into armored towers growing from the shallow areas of the seabed.
>>42424140For one branch, the small stumps of the tox-algae soon grow more pronounced (but still feeble) tentacles, giving them agility to sometimes escape from larger toxin-resistant herbivores. Their toxicity is reduced slightly; escape is preferred.The original tox-algae strain seems to go a different route; some venom develops a tendency to calcify and stick rather than actually poison.
I'm waiting for the Mulu to evolve into the modern penis.
>>42424312>>42424536Toxic Mulu begin feeding off the Silica tower by slowly dissolving layers off the plant.
>>42424491the development of a proper brain allows for more specialized body partsthe inner smaller tentacles become far more sensitive and more adept at sensing the electrical currents given off by all living things, as well as allowing the Mulon to sense the water currents to avoid hitting objects.additional feeding tentacles develop but two further specialize to become longer than the rest and become coated in smaller barbs for better gripping prey.
>>42424536Some silica begin watching up on beaches, their coverings protecting them from the harsh climate.They flourish.
Anyone have an idea about how these creatures are scaled to each other, because the Mulu are getting bigger, but don't eat eachother(as much), while only the Cerar are getting bigger.
>>42424461now Braf evolved to camouflage from predators
>>42424831I'd say if most things have grown to 5-6 centimers then the Mulu are probably a 10cm. Oh and...slack on evolving the dicksquid, guys.
>>42424881Mulon are at least 20 if you take into account the tentacle length
>>42423718Now evolve into a spawning pool so we can make lings
>>42424541The change in photosynthetic coloring on the tox-algae has produced some odd results in growth. It is possible there is a secondary star in the solar system, however.Xeno-bontanists generally agree that this is the earliest available "Tentalg" in the fossil record.
>>42424260The eye is an evolutionary advantage that few things can match. Slowly but surely, the Cerar with primitive eyes become more efficient predators, preying on anything they can.
>>42424881fineParasitic Cerar develop the ability to regulate and discharge their electrical current, both to numb the victim so it can feed without worry, and to hide from the sensory abilities of the Mulon
Herbivore Mulon have evolved to the point where they float along the surface with their membrane facing the sun for maximum algae growth.the algae living symbiotically with he Mulon use this safe position and extra energy to grow stalks and further take advantage of both the sun and gasses in the air.
>>42424991Using it's electrical current capabilities, an offshoot of the Cerar adapt rudimentary communication between individuals, allowing for simple pack behavior
>>42424877the last evolution for this branch of Braf because I go to sleepThe barf got new pair of limbs for better walking, while fins degraded
>>42424462Facing overpopulation in certain areas, individual now become highly agressive towards their own kind when forced into close proximity
>>42424750due to the large number of parasites that plague mulon, the electrical sensor abilities develop to form a kind of bio-radar involving electromagnetic pulses which allows the Mulon to "see" its surroundings and pinpoint objects.
>>42423972>>42424462>>42425124More complex colonies form with armor organisms providing protection and recieving extra nutrients as well as safety in numbers.
So guys, I'm tempted to call it a day soon. Will try to continue the thread tomorrow.
>>42424953The increasingly bulbous tentalg slows down somewhat because of increasing size. Weirdly, it now seems to have developed a novel organ that coordinates sensory input and stimulus; the two horns thought to be a mutation are suspected. It is generally agreed that the tentalg has some sort of awareness, but it is fairly feeble.Increasingly novel predation and the emergence of pack behavior has also managed to supercede the tentalg's recent developments; size is the only defense it has.
>>42425338at least do one more evo chart
Armored Braf, or "Bzols" as they are called, have taken a much slower evolutionary path as they have few natural predators. Their feelers grow steadily more advanced, allowing them to detect minute changes in their enviroment- be they vibration, PH, or chemical- furthermore, they seem to know which species of algae are best to eat and which are too toxic for them to eat. Internally, their digestion system is capable of handling a moderate level of toxin.
>>42425409>implying Mulu can't pick into the joints of the carapace already
>>42425261Some mulu develope spike extensions to protect the softer parts
A long thought lost ancestor of modern Braf resurfaces and quickly grows to unreasonable size in the new environment with very little genetic change.
The continued exposure to toxins has created a split evolution for these Bzols, however; their temporary slow point in their evolution brought up to speed thanks to the rapidly advancing arms race among the Mulu. The first type are able to concentrate their toxin and use it in a sharpened stinger, whereas the second continually vent it from their bodies, harming anything other than the source plants and others of their kind.
So, anyone tackling one last evo chart?
>>42425479>nothin personel spongebob
>>42424536the Silica towers experience the first major stage of cellular differentiation among plant-life. They now have a layer of cells specialized in growing their silica shells, and another type specialized in photosynthesis. The increased efficiency from celular specialization allows them to grow much larger than earlier.
>>42425700Grower larger faster allow some species to reach the surface in swallow seas with ease. This give them more sunlight with vulnerable photosenthetic tissue safe above the surface.
>>42423739Some algea cluster forms into fibrous forms that interlock.Being bigger and exchange nutrition, it even can better photisynthesis.
>>42425507Mulon take advantage of this gigantic food source and multiply rapidly, a symbiotic relationship develops where Cerar parasites act as communicators for their electrically sensitive hosts allowing Mulon to recognize and co-ordinate with one another through these smaller parasitic creatures.the signals are easily picked up by the extremely sensitive sensor array of the Mulons small tentacles, and their developed brains allow more complex signals so be sent.the cerar now attach themselves to the head of the Mulon primarily due to high bloodflow around the brain case as well as high electronic activity.
>>42425853This is the last one I'm treating as canon or else I can't finish the chart tonight.
>>42425700Some Silicana grow under the surface big lumps of the silica shell cells.These lumps storage more nutrition than average
>>42423718Some Braf back lamellae evolve into moveable spikes.This helps them to grab and lie to wait on silican towers for prey.
>>42426081Awww..... but >>42426040 is wicked sweet.
>>42426483eh, it's kinda mary sueish....but it's been that way for a while.
Bump from a lurking old evofag wanting to see where this goes.
Bumping with content, I love these threads. Id start one up one of these days if I could find the time.>>42425361The horns develop further, and branch out towards the tips.
Bump, this evo game is interesting.A bit off topic, though - it seems that as of late, evo games died out within 1 thread; OP might want to find ways to keep that from happening. Either investing more time to make a new thread if the old one sinks to page 10, and/or reinvigorate the 'genepool' with some events.Worldbuilding is a plus too.
Was I the only guy making Evo charts? Come on guys that's just lazy.Also bump
>>42431500The Brafs front limbs got bigger and divided into two "fingers" to grab food
>>42430648Problem is you cant post here all the time, rl you know.And to sustain a thread, i guess 15-20 anons are needed scattered over the whole day.And the chart maker made a post most could see as a stop post.
>>42424265The shell grows segments which protects more but is still flexible if they hide under rocks
>>42431500thx for your charts, anon. You did a good job there.
>>42432160Aw you're welcome dear!
>>42421855The cuttlefish Bzol population developes different strategics against predators.Some Bzols develope bigger extruiding flaps to confuse predators.
>>42421855>>42432266Other Bzols with a much wider body can escape faster and hide under the sand quicker.
>>42432282>>42421855>>42432266 (You)Another Bzol with a long snout mouth dont have to leave the sand and can suck nutritions of the sandy floor like a vacu cleaner.
>>42426208The butrition lumps stabilize the Siliciana algea and favoured the developement of spike branches to get more sunlight
>Attention! climatic changes are happening! Temperature is variating often and water current is getting stronger! Natural seletion will increase heavly, adapt accordly.
>>42433050I'm just move more to equator m8
>>42433092but how do you know where is equator fam?
>>42431586the Brafs are evolving into longer Brafs, with more limbs. The "head" mutated more sturdy shell to protect most vital organ
>>42433120I just follow my build in magnet
>>42433141More food Braf can eat in a day resulted in them getting bigger
>>42433229how where they not extint? the camo does nothing, most guys in here do't see color, he can'tmove very fast, the food in the botton i splants and he can't eat the plants with spiikes, by now the normal alg would be extint, hell He would be exting because of predatorsand why did he envolved that shit? com is useless and limbs are less efficient, he don't need a madible does he? what he eats?anon your 're autistic
>>42426208Other Silicana use their use underground lumps to build more clones of it self, while spike become shorter and dull
>>42433383Because of that they started to be consumed more often, 1/4 of its pop was lost.Actions?
>>42433296And you can't type.
>>42433418>Because of that they started to be consumed more oftenI'm sure you can back up your words with scientific proofs
>>42425525Some toxin venting Bzols develop a delicate blister-like organ on top of their carapace. Rather than constantly spraying poison around, these Bzols accumulate it inside the cyst, releasing massive, lethal dose when endangered.
>>42433296>he can'tmove very fastcan you prove it?>splantssuch word doesn't exist>he can't eat the plants with spiikesare you sure?>He would be exting because of predatorsWhat predators?
>>42433422autistic and grammar nazi faggot huh?i been up all night and this is internet, fuck you anon, the fact you talk about my typing and have not answered me proves what i said
>>42433471read previsious and compare, faggot
>>42432147The Shelled Mulu gets thicker and more shell
>>42433582>he can'tmove very fastcan you prove it?>splantssuch word doesn't exist>he can't eat the plants with spiikesare you sure?>He would be exting because of predatorsWhat predators?
>>42433595to protect against the changing temperature
>>42433517>Grammar naziBack to reddit with you.
>>42433603>>i splants >is plantsare you so retarded that you couldn't figure out?the fact you copy paste inclines me to believe you're trying to troll
>>42433631>lol back to >>>reddit huehuehue!!1nice may may /b/ro
>>42433229The thinner pincers can penetrate any shell, while spikes on the tail gives ability to use it as weapon against both predators and Bzols
>>42433641>he can'tmove very fastcan you prove it?>he can't eat the plants with spiikesare you sure?>He would be exting because of predatorsWhat predators?
>>42433050>climatic changesquestion, does it mean that temperatures are changing rapidly?Or just some areas are getting hotter, while others get extremely cold?Or are the seasons getting extrem?Are there something like vulcanos or black smokers?
>>42433665>>42433641Don't feed the trolls.
>>42433721actually yes, this subspecies is called "master of edges"
>>42433383Silicana evolved new flat tops, that help to get more sunlight
>>42433631Nah he's from twitbook they have all the grammatical skill of a dehydrated potato there.
>>42426407Due to the water current, the braf with a longer body can swim better against the flow
>>42429107The tentalg begins to demonstrate more sexual dimorphism; there appears to be some selection for the new hornlike structures. The awareness of the tentalg increases, but the size of the creature has leveled off. The awareness seems to allow them to move in larger groups in a relatively orderly fashion.This doesn't help as much against pack hunters, but it provides some defense against lone wolves. Speed is sacrificed with toxicity similarly decreasing.
>>42433684The more adapted Brafs had bottom of their frontal opening divided into two moving parts, pushing food inside
>>42422896Algeas with cells evolved in a cover against temperature are mostly common now.
>>42437539The braf has evolved, gaining a rubber like shell, in order to avoid the Mulu's sense, aswell as to easier disrupt groups of Parasitic Cerar.This has the sideffect of causing the "Rubber Braf" of occasionally filling with too much air, and 'popping' the shell.
bumpityill add content after i study
>>42432301The VakuBzols eyes move to the front. This enables them to reduze the time being in the unpleasant water.
>>42432282The flat Bzol evolve a sucking mouth for sticking to rocky surface which helps if there is a strong water current and they dont hide in the sand.
>>42432266The CuttleBzol with a temperature sensitive mouth can find places were the temperature is acceptable. This lets them survive better when they are out of the sand.
>>42439318forgot pic and just saw it.
>>42437539While some Brafs got rubber shell, other lost middle fins. Front fins got bigger for faster escaping from predators, likewise last spikes on tail merged on it's tip and now Brafs can use it to move even faster
>>42420887>Braf and Bzol are finally getting some love.thank god, Mulus, and Cerar had like 3 evolutions per group, while these two barely had 1.
>>42440170someone needs to update the tree
>>42420887A behavioral change occured with some of the early Cerar. With increasing competition between the species, some of these worm-like creatures began to use their tiny pincers to dig in the silt and mud of the seabed in the search of food and shelter. These Cerar essentially create miniature burrows to hide in if they feel threatened, but risk getting buried in the mud (to the joy of future paleontologists, I assume).
here is partially updated tree, only Barfs and Mulus though
>>42440695Now finished. maybe Fully updated tree
>>42441049You missed >>42440665
>>42441169oh and Barf got in wrong evolution branch
>>42441234The Barfs evolved further. The tails gets longer, more muscular and fins reemerged on it's tip, leaving only small spikes on sides. To better control in water current new spine fins grow
>>42441234again nice, it gets very big now ^^
>>42441234thank u 4 ur service
>>42440665The burrowing Cerar adapts to a life that is spent more in the mud than in the open waters. They fill the niche of digging for nutrients virtually unopposed, however, they are still in danger of being buried by sediment as their burrows lack any form of stabilizing agent. They get around that by digging around in the top layers of the sediment exclusively.
The Rubber Braf has evolved a way to stop themselves from their shells expanding from taking too much oxygen, by having small tubes extend from their body, to let air out in the form of bubbles. Usually creating bubbles to distract and confuse predators.
>>42441747>>42433902I see possible interaction between these two
>>42441234To combat herbivores the silicana growed small "hair" filled with toxins that sting anyone who tries to eat them
>>42424988Taking advantage of its sense of sight, this branch of the Crecar evolutionary tree develops bright red spots on its body, to aid in mates finding each other. In addition, it develops two bright red flaps at the tip of its tail that both assist in swimming and attract mates
>>42426002The climate change favours more durable species, some Algeacluster with digestion cells and digestion slime gains protection against heavy temperature change
>>42426002the fibrous algae grows in larger and larger concentrations, eventually evolving into a moss/kelp like algal colony, capable of spreading by small tendrils growing just above the sea floor, seeking brighter light and the occasional animal corpse to metabolize
>>42443125this is an evolution of >>42443077
>>42443125In a sudden turn, the algea begins to massively overproduce slime in huse clouds. In area with high algea colony concenrations, the slime become so overwhelming that the sea could be considered a new kind of sub-biome.
>>42437006The horned tentalg seems to have developed a not very effective whiplike appendage. While not dangerous alone, if coordinated, it might fend off attackers. The pressure for this was increasing predation -- the tentalg has gotten more nutritious over the recent centuries with the changes in climate. It's not clear why this is the case.
>>42443910A combination of the Algae, and an earlier cousin, causes the slime to become slightly toxic, as the new generation of them arise in the depths of the sea....
Mulon are the first to get to land. Bet
>>42446904Naw, too soft bodied. It'll be Brafs or Bzols. They both have proper limbs.
>>42446904Mulus are so OP, they're way ahead of everyone in terms of stacked evolutions, they're the strongest, smartest, and use other animals aswell, and while everyone else is stuck in the "we're -almost- becoming what's commonly known as animals stage." these guys are becoming spiky, super smart squids, who're also the strongest of all them!
>>42446973It's only because they had a couple anons who focused all their time to them and the other species have had a lot less love.
>>42446959Mulon are the first to experience the air (aside from algae of course) so they will be more easily acclimated to the land, and faster. Maybe they root those fat bodies in the soft sand.
There aren't even plants and you faggots are putting sight on everything. Can you get more creative? There's a billion other ways to sense the world out there. Everything doesn't need god damn eyes.
>>42447023That's not how biology works. That's not how ANYTHING works.
>>42447100What? Only the Cerar are getting sight.
>>42447135It IS how it works anon, i know i work with that.
>>42447974WORKING ON IT>>42425124Herbivore Mulu have worked themselves into a nice niche, their food supply is self sustaining as they "cultivate" it on their own bodies.they have become fatter and even more bloated to aid in stability while adrift in various types of sea.the algae colonies living on them have changed as well, from simple thin tendrils reaching up towards the sun on the surface of the water, to thicker, stronger stalks which allows both greater access to the sun as well as allows for a novel breeding strategy.their blooms at the ends of their stalks allow the air to carry their 'spores' over the sea for ,more effective fertilization.this pair thrives in the toxic sludge zones due to their extreme poison resistance, and the mulu further benefits from the trade off by absorbing gasses which the algae collects from the air.this helps it stabilize itself and rise/fall in the water using a primitive 'lung' as a sort of ballast.
>>42426040due to the newfound pressure from a host of new lifeforms, as well as great shifts in climate, the Mulon have been pushed hard and forced to adapt.their relationship with the cerar has become even closer as these small fragile creatures have become less parasites so much as partners. in order to conserve more energy the body of the Mulon has gradually become smaller in favor of the growth of the "head".the carapace as well has become surrounded by a thick layer of fatty tissue both to protect the sensitive organs within from harms as well as from fluctuating temperature. along with this many Mulon host not just one or two but a whole brood of parasites which burrow into the fat layer of the head for warmth and protection in harsh seas. this goes hand in hand with the increased pack behavior of the Mulon hunters, no longer are they limited to quick snips of information but with the host of Cerar and increased brainpower more complex messages and simple co-ordination can be relayed to an entire pack of Mulon.their main issue at the moment is ironically the extreme sensitivity of their now tiny sensory tendrils, which can become injured or torn causing great pain and functional "blindness" this drawback can also play into their hunting strategies, relying less on speed and more on tactics, they ambush and poison their prey to stun them, as well as bombard them with electromagnetic bursts similar to those used in communication as to further disorient their prey before they strike. a whole pack of Mulon pulsing their prey at once can be truly formidable.
>>42448945How many in a single pack and brood?the big ones are sensorial right? but they also used to hunt right? shit's getting quite edgy here
>>42449034only a handful normally since enviromental and other pressures have forced them to spread out. usually between 3-7 with one or sometimes two acting as "leaders" but really this role has no special status and rarely will a single Mulon "lead" several hunts in succession.the big ones are for hunting and the small tendrils within surrounding the inner mouth are for sensing things.
>>42449117also solitary Mulon are not uncommon either and there do not seem to be any for of community between members of packs as the individual members often leave and others join.
>>42449117cool, we should make a wiki and summon drawfags to make the images more realistic >implying drawfags know anything about realism
>>42446904Mulu are too squishy and their entire sensory array is built around a liquid environment.maybe the herbivore ones might because they are just nearly blind dumb blobs in symbiosis with plants and already live at the surface of the water.
>>42446973is because people are going too slow with such tiny inconsequential evolutions, not that everything has to be big but a "slightly longer tail" is too slow for this.that or some evos serve no real purpose or have any interesting prospect at all.
due to the airborne spread of spores by the Tox-plant/mulu, some have found stable root on various coastlines and seaside areas, leading to small areas blooming with these highly toxic spore producing plants.who knows what awaits them on the vast landmass...
>>42449502perhaps something will eat them, perhaps nothing thus overpop will happen and there will be competition...I am more concer and the temperature variations of the sand and air...
>>42449596A yes, the great oxygen catastrophe is upon us.
>>42449596so far it is only in a few areas with optimal conditions, but perhaps in the future wider adaptions will come about.the main issue is the toxicity creating an extremely hazardous environment in the areas where these plants do exist as both their spores and they themselves are extremely poisonous.
>>42441747>>42441377Due to the Barfs' extensive defensive and offensive abilities, they have become uncommon targets, and often die of aging rather than predation. One group of burrowing Cerar has developed cutting pincers to feed on and decompose dead Barfs.
>>42433902Some Silicana develop even wider flat tops, better to absorb even more sunlight
The braf have developed their tubes used for causing the exit of air, to become hairs surrounded around their bodies for a sense of 'feeling', to feel vibrations in the air. This has allowed the Braf to 'feel' for bubbles popping in patterns for other Brafs. At this stage of the evolution, there have been sightings of Brafs blowing bubbles at each other in order to communicate, and even pairs of Braf walking across the seabed, together.
Attention all organisms!A comet of approximately 6 KM in diameter has just crashed near the equator, hitting a shallow sea near one of the major landmasses of our planet.Fortunately, due to the Impact's angle, the changes are not even near apocalyptic. Still, widespread earthquakes, tsunamis, increased volcanic activity and, especially, thousands of tons of materials from both our planet and the comet flung into the atmosphere are not unimpactful. After the series of catastrophic events, the debris in the atmosphere is now blocking much of the sunlight from reaching the surface, resulting in a quick, and yet massive, climate change. An Ice Age is upon us, with Ice Caps growing on the poles, ocean currents being disturbed, food chains broken, and photosynthesis disturbed. An extinction event has begun. So, uh, roll a d6 for each of the species most evolved in their respective lines.For most, a roll of 2 of lower means extinction, while a 6 means a leap in evolution due to new niches being opened.Symbiotic mulons, as top predators that also rely on another species, go extinct also on 3s (the top of the food chain always dies first).All scavengers have a bonus of only dying on d1 as they have a lot of dead to feed on. Unrolled species will be deemed extinct after 12 hours. Species surviving the catastrophe are encouraged to differentiate as to fill blanks in the ecosystem.No matter what, basic algae will not die.Using a trip so some faggot doesn't spam extinction events to troll people.If this is accepted, of course.
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>42451989Rolling for best critter, the burrowing Cerar
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>42451989Rolling for flat bzols.
Rolled 1, 6, 2, 2, 1 = 12 (5d6)>>42451989Rolling for the algaes, we gonna need them for alien >>42447974 civ far later.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>42451989Guess I'm rolling for Rubber Braf,
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>42452151That is some depressing rolls.So, uh, which one survives?
>>42452210Forgot. Dedicate my roll to eyed Cerars.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>42451989Come on camouflage Brafs, back to being alpha predator!
Could the next compilation include extinctions, the guy doing them? If yes, thanks.
I get to choose? cool!>>42450707>>42449502 got evolution (hope it is towards intelligence/brain for my civ idea, but its up to you guys)>>42448552 (counts as algae? since they symbiosis)Survived.I don't think i rolled for all of them though.
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>42451989>>42450707Come on wide-topped silicana.
>>42452272see >>42452269You got a refund and may roll again.
>>42452269Plants are not exactly scavengers, right? Does the 2 roll save them or do they also bite the dust? Or do they just barely survive?
>>42452310true, Yo OP, you said there was less sunlight right?
>>42452322I'd say they die, silicana broken by waves and mulu herbivores sunk.Due to a 6 roll on the amphibian one it can diversify and take they niche's while some of them still try to conquer land.I never said I'm OP
>>42422006I like it.
>>42451989Rolling for toxine-venting bzols.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>42452467Well fuck me
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>42452479Fuck you indeed, i liked them.>>42425507rolling
Rolled 1 (1d6)So far so good I guess.Rolling for pink electric worms.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>42452675Thanks for the pic, rooling for the green cerar.
Rolled 2 (1d6)Rolling on Sensory Cerars.
>>42452675man, at this speed, everything is going extinct, furthermore, most of them evolved before catastrophe
>>42452748should we roll for the ones directly behing the most advanced one in each species?
>>42452675this shows how stupid extinction events in evogames are: Plants always go slower, but more diverse, meaning they a.) have a higher chance of going extinct and b.) are more problematic to go extinct. Plantlife in evogames are like plants, you have to care for them and be tender with them, because oftentimes there is one or two people that do only plants, and that's it, and if one of them leaves, half of the plant evolution just stops. You have to cherish the few photosynthetic species you have, not let em get killed because they have more diverse strands.
>>42452748We'll update the last evolutions when we get this done (or you can just do it yourself, we can assume that the evolutions not yet listed just count as the ones going extinct in their line as last ones).Also, during the great permian extinction 250 millions of years BC. 95% of life on Earth went extinct, compared to that we're doing pretty well.>>42452747To be sure, are they considered scavengers? As far as I'm concerned they're not, but it won't hurt to check.
>>42452794the most stupid things is using dice for this shit, we have its stats lets just determinate what happens.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>42452794Well, at least basic algae can't go extinct while one of the photosynthetic got a 6.>>42452868Doing it not-random would just cause a situation where only the most liked/highest statted species survive (and more people would bitch about it), what would be in no way similar to how in real life some primitive organisms survived a couple of extinctions without changing, while many (but not all) more evolved ones just disappeared.Rolling for shelled mulus.
>>42452964the most liked species will be the only one to survive anyways, because they are the ones being evolved.Them and single mary-sue strands developed by a single guy making a dragon.
For dummies:Red X- extinctGreen Circle- SurviveGreen Square Circle- Survive and thrive
>>42453010instructions not clear enough, accidently fucked own ass
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>42453010Rolling for symbiotic mulon (top of the food chain penalty- dies on 3s).Reminder: rolling d61-2 =extinct (scavengers die off only one 1; top predators also on 3)3-5=Survive and carry on6=Survive and thrive in the new environment
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>42453102>It survived and thrivedfuckRolling for temperature-sensitive CuttleBzol (scavenger bonus)
>>42453126And it is toast.
Rolled 3 (1d20)Can I suggest, during the next event, users are allowed to pick 4-5 species and xd6 roll for them?Rolling d20 to see whether my suggestion is accepted.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>42453156See: >>42452151Someone already did that, and killed almost all our plants in one go as a result.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>42453181Yeah but... It's not like having 1 person - 1 critter makes their chances better. He was an agent of extinction, that's all. Just, kind of speeds up the process, ya know?Rolling to construct additional pylons.
>>42453156L-low is good!
>>42453181Uh, dedicate that roll to poison-stinger bzols I guess.>>42453190I can already see one person rolling for everything, every time.
>>42453204>I can already see one person rolling for everything, every time.why is that bad?
Rolled 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 4, 6, 2, 3 = 23 (9d6)>>42453190 >>42453221Well then.Rolling for, in order: Long Braf, Dotted Braf, Symbiotic Braf, Long-Snout Bzol, color-change bzol, spiky mulu, tentalg, slimy algea clusters, surfacing silicana
>>42453244mass extinction is the word.
Rolled 1, 4, 4, 1, 1, 5, 6, 2, 2 = 26 (9d6)>>42453244wow you should never roll in anything. I call your roll rigged and void and roll myself for themRolling for, in order: Long Braf, Dotted Braf, Symbiotic Braf, Long-Snout Bzol, color-change bzol, spiky mulu, tentalg, slimy algea clusters, surfacing silicana
Are we still doing more critter changes? The black bozp has evolved glands on its mouthparts that can release an acidic substance, breaking down larger targets, and allowing for better scavenging.
>>42453289a whole guy more survived with fudging rolls illegally.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>42450527Rolling for Scavenger Cerar if no one has yet.
Small correction, also image limit.>>42453327Burrowing Cerars were the first to be saved
>>42453344>All penis-squids survivedThere is no justice.Also, new thread?
>>42453344>not reading linked post
>>42453358As in totally new game, or continuing from here? Because I like the idea keeping on with this one.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>42453362Well they're not on the list yet; anyway they survive and split from normal burrowers.>>42453379Let's continue the same one. Plant civilization will not make itself.
>>42453344Can anyone else not read the text on these? Must be cause I'm on a phone.
>>42453413it's 9024x4016, if you open in new tab you might read it
>>42453420No joy. Tried that, and a few other things. I guess that's what I for foregoing a real internet set-up.
>>42453446New thread>wrote subject in nameFUCK
>>42453491I'll go to sleep I guess>>42453478