I’ve always wanted to start one of these. Unfortunately from what I’ve seen it seems like they’ve had a hard time since they got kicked off /tg/. For the maybe one that even gets a second thread, there’s a dozen that get three posts in and die. So I figured maybe mixing it up could spark something interesting. This is just a normal Evo game with a different coat of paint. The intention is to replace a regular game with a mechanical aesthetic. Don’t think too hard about any science and logic behind it unless that’s your jam. I sure as shit didn’t. All you need to know is what replaces what in the food chain, which will hopefully become clear When I introduce the starters. I admit I don’t lurk /qst/ enough to know if there’s some weird new protocol here, so let me know if I’m fucking something up.>FluffOnce upon on a strange eon, on a long dead planet. Where once stood a breathtakingly advanced alien species, now only ruins remain. All life is dead, and all signs of life have been eroded and drowned by the elements. Save for one.In this globe-spanning ocean stirs the final remains of the dead civilization. An experiment designed to succeed them once the worst has come to pass. Which it most certainly has. Dubbed “Autonomous Machines,” synthetic organisms designed to simulate life. All A.Ms are composed of cellular-nanomachines capable of replicating themselves given they have the energy to do so. A.Ms have three potential sources of energy. Raw materials or [SCRAP], a life-giving alien compound which will herein be referred to as [OIL], and the strange energy known as [CODE] that simulates a (currently) primitive mind and nervous-system.At the moment, all A.Ms are borderline microscopic, and extremely simple. They reproduce asexually at the end of their lifecycles, and follow a very basic instructive programming. And even though their spawn is meant to be perfectly identical to the parent, a corruption in the code occasionally causes mutations that may or may not be passed down should they prove to be beneficial.
>Rules In case you’ve never seen how these games work, it’s simple. >Pick an existing creature>open up your art tool of choice>add one “thing” to it as an evolution. >Post it with a short explanation of your change and what it effectsWhat a single “thing” is is left to common sense, but I’d call it a singular element that doesn’t change the entire creature. For example: >You have a tadpole looking blobby bastard, but some recent event has made the oceans too dangerous to survive. The last guy gave that little guy long feelers on it’s mouth to help scoop up gross ocean-floor slime. A good addition would be to strengthen those feelers into proper tentacles to eventually help drag it out of the water. What you don’t want to do is staple fully formed legs to it complete with a functioning skeleton, so it can hop up onto land and laugh at all those ocean dwelling fucks stuck eating their dumb floor slime. If this thread makes it far enough that significant progress has been made, I’ll be throwing an event at you; planet-wide details that add or change a significant element of the world. Things like mass extinction, climate changes, global disasters, fun stuff like that. I’m not particularly clever, so I have a few predetermined events in mind. And if it makes it far enough that it’s necessary, I’ll do my best to keep track of the evolution trees, and post them all together in one big collage.One last important detail. Don’t concern yourself with being an artist. Just participating is enough to move the game forward, and someone will eventually wind up playing off your addition anyway, maybe even updating the entire portrait. Just have fun and get weird with it.
Oilspouts:[producers]+Basic Grinder Mouth +Energy Source: Minerals and [SCRAP]Slow moving towers that scrape along the ocean floor, grinding up minerals and the bodies of dead machines with their front claws as they do. Sophisticated internal systems break down the remains into nutrients, and expel clouds of life-giving [OIL] as a byproduct. In addition, the soil of the ocean floor contains the remains of the long eroded civilization that once stood here. It’s rich in minerals, and just combing through the soil is enough to sustain them, if only barely. Should they grow any larger or more active, it’s unlikely it would be enough to keep them functional.Oilspouts are functionally immortal, and rarely reproduce; Surviving for as long as there is refuse to maintain their energy levels. They are, however, still potential prey for DeCons, subject to environmental hazards, and may starve each other out if their populations become too large.
Siphons:[Prey]+Simple Vacuum Mouth+Blue ChromaticellsEnergy Source: [OIL]As their name implies, Siphons survive by gathering at Oilspouts to feed off the [OIL] they produce. Unlike the Oilspouts, Siphons contain [CODE], a rudimentary “intelligence”- albeit that of a jellyfish. They are capable of recognizing potential threats and sources of food. Like all Autonomous Machines, they are asexual, creating one or more nearly identical clones of themselves when they sense they are about to die.
DeCons:[Predators]+Rudimentary crushing Jaw+Red ChromaticellsEnergy Source: [Scrap], [OIL]Unlike Siphons, DeCons are capable of generating power by breaking down materials, as well as consuming [OIL]. They’ve adapted a predatory lifestyle, hunting down clouds of Siphons and devouring them as they gather at Oilspouts. The composition of an Oilspout itself is very light in actual nutrients, making them a prey target only if the DeCon is facing potential starvation. As dead A.Ms rarely have any remaining [OIL] reserves, they exclusively feed on live machines. Though only slightly more intelligent than Siphons, they also contain an amount of [CODE] necessary in retaining their extremely basic intelligence.
Psychovores:[???]+Psychovore Proboscis +Energy Source: [CODE]Psychovores are unique in that they require no OIL or minerals to generate power. Physically piercing the bodies of A.M’s somehow allows it to “hack” into the prey’s brain/nervous-system equivalent, and consume their [CODE] directly. The consumption of [CODE] energizes them directly, bypassing the need for [OIL] as a fuel source. The high levels of [CODE] in their system also makes Psychovores significantly more intelligent than other A.Ms, potentially capable of adapting to stimulus outside their primary programming. Storing their large reserves of [CODE] in the gill-like devices on their pack, also makes them the only A.M with a simple “brain”.——First thing’s first. All these creatures are introduced into the environment in the most base state possible. In fact as they are now, with the exception of the Oilspouts, they have no method of actually getting to their food. To survive, the three A.Ms need some form of locomotion.This isn’t me directing the game or anything. I was trying to come up with different forms of movement for all of them, when I realized there’d be more diversity if I just let you figure that out. So once that’s figured out just go nuts, no need for my say so. Game start, do your thing.
>>3127503give them something like tank threads >>3127508its a siphon it suck in so why cant it use that to put out water >>3127513give it some basic legs so it can crawl on the siphons>>3127517vibrating the water to generate propulsion just vibrate the "gills" at such a frequency it generates movements? this also fits with he mosquito theme
>>3127616that or worm/snake like bodies for the decons and siphons i am sad that i cant help evolving i must sleep
>>3127616and the Psychovores can act as symbiotes acting as brains for decons
Thinking back on it, It's a better idea to add at least one set of movement abilities to start off to help this from being stillborn. So here's going to be my last contribution. If it dies after this then it is what it is. Feel free to add your own to the originals in addition to this.>>3127508SiphonsDevelop a set of hydraulic fins. Intakes of water expand and contract the rubbery muscles at the joints, rapidly fluttering these fins to remain afloat. Mostly used for small adjustments while remaining afloat above Oilspouts. >>3127513DeConsA long, jointed flagella extends off the main body. Not the best at swimming, it does allow for sudden turns and changes in position to help them catch evading Siphons>>3127517PsychovoresDevelop a pair of water jets on their fins. Used to propel their dynamic bodies fast enough to pierce the carapace of their prey while in motion.>>3127652All good ideas. In case there was some confusion, the idea is to open one of the png files and edit in your changes yourself. Appreciate the attempt, though.
>>3127517some Psychovores have streamlined there bodies making it less likely for them to miss and allowing them to more accurately hit non-lethal areas >>3127684i was going to bed so i had non time to make a evolution
>>3127684some siphons develops a camera that can only see red this allows them to actually see the decons coming sometimes allowing them to dodge so most of the body that survives allowing them to more likely produce more offsprings when they die some decons develop a bigger stronger mouth allowing them to take bigger bites before there prey dies
>>3129175some of the more streamlined Psychovores have a inbuilt segmented band of cuan cloured simple sensors circling its proboscis allows it to see red this allows them to with extreme accuracy hit decons >>3129186wrong color imagine that the eye is cyan colored its the color that absorbs red the best
>>3127684Some Siphons have developed an adaptation to deal with the threat of Decons and Psychovores. As they convert [OIL] into electricity, they have attained the ability to discharge excess electricity into the water around themselves. This can be used as a short-range electrical blast to stun or even kill would-be predators. These Siphons are now referred to as Volt Siphons, and have developed visible markings on their backs to warn nearby predators of their abilities.
>>3129214Through mutation, some of the code that has been used to assemble it's sensors was leaked into the files containing instructions for it's data gills. The pigment used for sight has reacted unusually with the material comprising the data gills however, producing energy when hit by photons. This gives the creature a primitive form of photosynthesis, although at the cost of being slightly heavier due to the added pigment in it's data gills.
>>3129186The Siphons now have a secondary, degenerate body on their back ends, missing all organs save for a set of simplified but hypertrophied fins, acting as a turbine and aiding it in movement.Additionally, a gene that hailed from long ago, back from when the creators were still around, has reactivated, giving the Siphon a distinctive yellow color, once used to symbolize dangerous machinery, now nothing more than a purely cosmetic quirk.
>>3127684The DeCons, over time, have evolved another dangerous adaptation that let them hunt prey more efficiently. Two additional flagella have grown in near their mouths, ending in barbed protrusions. Although they aren't as strong as their primary flagella, these two flagella act as hooks or pincers. When the DeCon is attacking its prey, it digs these barbed flagella into its prey's surface, letting it latch on and feed without restraint. These barbs make it near impossible to remove the DeCon without extreme damage to the prey.
>>3129186a decon swimming on the sea floor ate a small still functioning artifact that acted as a blueprint storage device. this decons blueprint was infected with data from this device, its offspring developed two wicked clawed limbs, they are heavier this makes swimming more energy intensive but allows it to hold onto surfaces like the oilspouts to save energy and wait for prey, even snatching up a siphon but that most often just kills the siphon.
>>3129548(ignore the earlier picture)
>>3127684While some Psychovores evolve a more streamlined body, others develop alternative adaptations in order to feed effectively. One particular offshoot gains the ability to upload a cloaking virus into its prey while feeding. This virus forces the prey to ignore the Psychovore so long as it is attached, rendering it effectively invisible. To properly infect its prey, the proboscis of the Psychovore has developed a bladed gill containing the virus.
>>3127684The Psychovore develops a slightly modified data gill, allowing it to store electrical energy in addition to information. While this greatly aids it in energy gathering, it sometimes suffers from short-circuiting, which results in a "gag reflex" of sorts, forcing the creature to expel and inject some of the code it has stored into it's prey.These creatures serve as primitive "gametes" for other species, transferring genes from one individual to another.
>>3129175it grows even more data storage in a more streamlined fashion acting as wings when it jets forward keeping it straight and no way to flip around
>>3129586>>3129372Psychovore's Gag reflex as slightly changed some of the siphons reproductive directives as a result.Future versions ended up having some form of datagill which allows them to have more [CODE], gain a slight increase of power of the vacum mouth and have the same gag reflexes only it releases oil instead of code
>>3127503Although the Oilspouts rarely reproduce, the occasional offspring do exhibit interesting traits from time to time. One variant has developed additional plating along the outside of its hull, making it much more resilient to DeCons, other predators, and the wear and tear of ocean currents and environmental hazards.
>>3129586due to this creatuer allowed a bybridication between >>3129552 and>>3129534it holds onto at the edge of the oilspouts with there clawed limbs until they notice a siphon they quickly swim up and try to snatch any thing they can get there harpoons into before stuffing it into there mouths before latching onto the spout again to rest and digest there meal
>>3129552A number of DeCons have adapted to life on the ocean floor as bottom feeders, subsisting on dead machines as opposed to living ones. They have grown larger and much heavier, making it nearly impossible to swim, but they have also developed larger claws. They use these spade-shaped appendages to pull themselves along the ocean floor and dig through the silt to find long-buried corpses. Their flagella has also become shorter, as it has become less useful as a form of locomotion.
>>3129694The added weight of it's thickened hull makes combing the ocean floor for debris a much slower and less efficient method of creating energy. Through mutation, some of these added plates grow oddly, and are found to be particularly useful for absorbing what trace amounts of sunlight there is so deep. Oilspouts that utilize these plates to gather a portion of energy from sunlight tend to survive much longer and more successfully.
>>3129435some have expanded there photosynthetic datagills this allows them to live only on sun light in a power saving mode and they have a habit of shooting towards oil spouts and anything not grey even sometimes the sea floor or any rock that sticks out and just getting stuck with there hooked spikes
>>3129788Oh right id's are a thing. I said I wouldn't participate but I still like these games, sue me. It goes without saying that any contributions I make aren't anything special and don't get special treatment or anything.
>>3129799no problem it more fun with more people
>>3129687>>3129186As the Siphons continue to follow the Oilspouts through the dark reaches of the ocean floor, several of them have developed an adaptation, aided by the gag reflex of the Psychovore. They have integrated a camera feature from other Siphon models, and combined it with a headlamp to allow them to see in the dark. This greatly aids their survival rates in the darker areas of the ocean.
>>3129794some had there blueprints corrupted badly when copied there bodies degenerated resulting into blades of photosynthetic data storage gills that cant move under its own power,That are stuck on the sea floor where the sun is much stronger Often also drifting in the currents or when getting sweept up by strong currents results into a growing cloud of sharp arrows getting lodged into anything standing in the way of the currents. . They reproduce by having the much more fragile corners of the gills breaking under strong currents or creatures or corpses crashing into it and having the fragments grow into new copies
>>3129586>>3129707The Psychovore's less-streamlined body has held it back when hunting for [CODE], especially compared to its more mobile cousins. To compensate for this, it has absorbed data from DeCons to upgrade its proboscis. The tip of the proboscis can now be fired outward like a harpoon, still connected to the body by a thin flagella that can be retracted at will. This allows the Psychovore to absorb [CODE] at range.
qm i have a question are you going to do a event or two?
>>3129505With the advent of more parasitic psychovores and DeCon's with their barbed grips, the Yellow Siphon's lack of vitals in it's back half proves invaluable. Developing a pair of decouplers from mutated fin code, should something attack it that proves difficult to shake off, simply losing it's back end helps survive more attacks on whole>>3129974Yeah eventually. The idea was to add big changes once things diverged enough from the originals. Which it's getting there but I wouldn't say that's quite yet. Still it's not like the thread's very active so maybe I'll just drop the first one once I get home tonight.
>>3129552due to some freak mutation some mirroring and some injection from the the purple Psychovore causes it to grow into a Siamese twins one has the remains of the tail acting as a tongue, They look both the same from both ends no way to tell them apart but one has the tail tongue that can extend with quite some speed and harpoon prey and drag it back they reside around the output of the oil spout and some even walking around on the bottom eating anything living or dead it can find they and even use there tongue as a anchor
>>3130040there has split while still a little mirrored who have a more energy efficient and compact design with much bigger stomach and energy storage they walk the sea floor eating arrow grass and any scrap they can find they are quite messy eaters but that only helps the grass to spread(i had a idea to give them wings under a fold able shell or on top of there body)
>>3130110(FUCK forgot the picture)
Lurking with great enjoyment
>>3130117and ideas for what i should do?
>>3129836The Siphons have experienced a shift in their frame's structure.Their frame has extended in length, and a large flipper made of datagill has developed on the rearmost part of their body. This grants them both increased mobility and speed, as well as a dramatic increase in their processing abilities, as they can store more [CODE]. This has resulted in a behavioral change; members of this species are now capable of exchanging [OIL] through their gag reflexes. Whenever a member of the school is short on [OIL], other members with a surplus may regurgitate some to assist the straggler.
>>3127503>>3127503Megaspouts still comb the floor of the ocean for minerals of any source, but also filter the very water now. Previously untapped dilutions of minerals are now available for growth and reproduction. Megaspouts grow noticeably larger, but not much more active.
>>3127508Beta Siphons are an incremental improvement of their predecessors. Simplified geometry allows for easier manufacture/ reproduction, while a nozzle allows them to thrust around the ocean better.
>>3127513JawCons are just a variation of their predacessor with superior sight and a horizontal mandible. Where there were once jaw hinges, now exist cameras.
>>3130113some have evolved solar panels from the purple injecting arrow grass genes in it and they are quickly replacing the precocious model with quite some violence they are very dedicated to eliminating any rivals to the spiked/arrow grass fields they try to eliminate anything red they see which they actually see quite poorly >>3130113yes the dark red with a dot is a camera that sees green quite good
>>3127517Some Psychovores energize their dataplates to develop Magnetohydrodynamic motion.
>>3130249>again I fail.
>>3129854any one want to help me make this into plants? so the oil spouts can have more food? or algae so we can make more free floating life?
>>3130144Can’t contribute right now, but the idea of using your literal brain as a method of locomotion is the best kind of weird. Looking forward to seeing where that goes.
>>3129788>>3130144As the ocean is a treacherous and dangerous place, sometimes two species learn to cooperate for a better chance of survival. This proves to be the case with two offshoots of the Megaspouts and the Siphons. The Megaspouts have very little means of defending themselves against the DeCons and the Psychovores, and the Siphons are dependent upon the Oilspouts for [OIL]. Over time, a symbotic relationship begins to emerge between the two.Schools of Siphons gather around the Megaspouts, using the massive machines as landmarks and feeding grounds. Whenever a predator such as a DeCon approaches the Megaspout, the Siphons use their electrical discharge abilities to ward off the aggressor. In exchange for keeping the Megaspout safe from other threats, the Siphons are rewarded with a steady supply of [OIL]. Thus, the two species work together to ensure mutual survival.
>>3130183Megaspouts continue to exploit the environment around them, and begin to "crack" seawater to create oxygen and hydrogen, using these elements as chemical fuel to crack more water and generate a continuous flow of molten salts for energy storage and use.Convoys of megaspouts can now be found dreding up the oceanic floors, exhausting salt and surplus hydrogen/ oxygen. Time will tell if other organisms capitalize on this.
>>3130254 Just some advice, Usually I’d say it’s in bad form to have a predetermined goal to blatantly work towards. Things are more interesting to just build off each others random mutations. When I play I try to make it a rule to not touch the same line twice in a row. But that’s just personal opinion, whatever keeps the game alive works. I do love that somehow this world has wound up with hyper intelligent, violently parasitic, projectile grass, through.
>>3130196Beta Siphons continue to simplifiy their construction. A simple shuddered inlet acts as both nutrient intake, and a source of water for their thruster. The siphon that stays in motion stays fueled.
>>3129996Faster yellow siphons with contra rotating propulsors enable better escape from predation compared to it's slower kin. Yellow and Beta Siphons can be observed executing "races" on occasion for no apparent reason.
>>3130295>...i am bad at this.
>>3129881The Psychovore is a creature that possesses a great deal of storage space for its massive quantities of [CODE]. However, these datagills are quite vulnerable to attack, given the creature's lack of superior mobility. Over time, a defensive measure is evolved to better protect itself. Materials used to construct the Datagills are stretched out to their very limits, constructing a thin, transparent shield. This shield reduces wear and tear on the datagills, and helps to conserve the quantities of [CODE] that the psychovores gather over the course of their lifespan. These new models, now termed Archives, are living treasure troves of [CODE], possessing information on numerous different species living in the oceans.
>>3129854The corrupted Psychovores have degenerated into an immobile form. As simple beings incapable of locomotion, these units are captives of the ocean's current, lancing into the ocean floor like spears to root into place and passively absorb sunlight. It seemed as though their lineage was doomed to fail, a dead end on the tree of life.But life always finds a way.A single random mutation resulted in a slowly expanding plain of these mutated Psychovores. These models, resembling plant stalks, have developed the simple ability to project [CODE] out from themselves in a short, limited burst. Although this is normally inefficient, this ability allows a close-knit network of Psychovores to maintain themselves over time, passively gathering sunlight while sharing [CODE] to expand themselves and rapidly grow new copies. Thus, the Datagrass expands over the ocean floor as a new species, greatly enriching the plains where the Megaspouts roam.
>>3130266a few megaspouts become much more sedentary with the ability to filter the water for minerals. Over time a drill like probiscous is developed which allows them to bore into the oceanic floor in search of deeply hidden ruins or mineral deposits, allowing for a faster pace of growth and reproduction. Without proper [CODE] this process is beneficial, but not efficent, and significant amounts of mineral rich debris are kicked out for any and all to feast on should they be able to.
I'm back. Gonna draw up a couple ideas I have then potentially drop an event on you. It'll make sense, trust me.>>3130040The sedentary life of some of these Siamese DeCons, causes whichever end that goes less used to become somewhat atrophied. The end with the projectile tongue tend to do better as ambush predators, laying in wait for potential prey, then quickly striking out to drag into their maw. Which have developed a large guard around it's jaws to keep prey from escaping more easily. Though the "head" is too heavy for the forelegs to manage, the back legs are utilized to help dig it's body into the sand to better disguise itself. Come to be known as DeVours, after deviating so much from their original species.
>>3130259These Megaspouts continue to grow larger still. Now too large to move, they rely almost entirely on sunlight to survive, their solar plates rising near or above the surface of the water. Their grinder mouths, however, remain fully functional. Bizarrely, these clouds of electric syphons can sometimes be observed driving themselves en masse into their waiting maws as a form of macabre tribute to sustain their ecosystem in the event the spout begins to die.Hope no one's waiting for me, I'm drawing these as I post them to give others an opportunity.
>>3129707The DeCons have evolved once again, improving on their maneuverability. Their hulls have become more streamlined, and they have grown two additional flagella, smaller than the first, to assist their agility.
>>3130236Once again, the random mutations spread by the Psychovore strike again. A new variation of JawCon appears, with a pair of water jets mounted on the rear to replace the lost flagella.
>>3130341>Might have gotten a bit carried away here.An offshoot of Datagrass differs only in how it behaves when projecting [CODE]. Rather than exchanging [CODE] in short bursts as a simple feeding method between individual organisms, these Mindfields create a sustained network. Still primitive, this highly intelligent breed forms a makeshift hivemind while in close proximity to each other. The only visual difference between a Mindfield and Datagrass is the color of the eye surrounding it's base. The green eyes of a Mindfield project and weaponizes the arcs of [CODE] energy as it travels from blade to blade. A vampiric web is created that immediately corrupts and drains the [CODE] of any organisms that becomes ensnared looking for an easy meal.Okay so with that out of the way. Event soon to come. Wanted to wait until things were a little more ready for a change, but I mean there's 8 posters here, I'm not gonna push it.
>>3129435Another variant of Psychovore has developed an adaptation to the strong ocean currents. Its 'wings' now possess a set of joints that rotate freely in multiple directions, greatly improving its maneuverability.
>>3130431Deep Megaspouts continue to follow an arcane pattern of energy collection. During their reproductive phase, the megaspout will either manufacture or locate a geothermal tap and exploit the energy. Once a new Megaspout has been constructed, the progenitor will move on and leave the child to build energy and material until it can move.
>>3130281Beta Siphons develop a new energy requirement in addition to [OIL]. They now require [POWER].Wireless induction feeding off of the Megaspouts allows them to maintain a manic lifestyle of zipping all over the place.
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>3130930You're good at this. Oh, also before I forget.Somewhere in some forgotten corner of the orbital megastructure hovering above the planet, a screen flashes with life for the first time in a millennia. Displaying one of two harrowing messages to nothing but a dark, empty room.[/B]1-6>CRITICAL ERROR: [WARNING: UNKNOWN INTERFERENCE DETECTED. POTENTIAL DISRUPTION OF ONGOING EXPERIMENT IMMANENT.]7-10>FATAL ERROR: [DANGER: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AT RISK. DISPATCH REPAIR UNITS IMMEDIATELY]
>>3130938I guess I deserved to fuck that one up.
>>3130253Psychovores replicate into Archiveovores. These floating constructs endlessly creep the currents, utilizing low level wireless examination of prey items, storing truly massive amounts of [CODE].Should an organism be directly interfaced with the cube via a dataspike, it will be mutated far beyond what it was.
>>3130938Oh good, the weird one. I was hoping to get this a lot later, but i’ll see where this goes. Sudden tectonic activity as of late has unearthed something long forgotten. A fossilized structure deep beneath the ocean floor is split open, and it’s contents begin to leak out. What the purpose of this facility was for all those millennia ago can only be left to the imagination with no one left to speak for it.Pic related is released into the ocean to the following effects.>Organics are introduced into the ecosystem.>This strange organism begins to rapidly divide, creating a decently sizable, if very rare population of itself throughout the ocean. This creature is near-microscopic and seems to survive by filtering waterborne minerals through it’s fleshy membrane.>It seems partially parasitic. Attaching itself to AM organisms and integrating it’s body into their cellular structure. Causing bio-mechanical hybridization. Gameplay>This creature isn’t up for evolution. I’m the only one can make changes to it directly.>What the addition of organics into the ecosystem actually effects is entirely up to you and your own creativity.>If you want to create a biomechanical offshoot of a current species add a “dice+1d20” to any future species as you post. If you get either a 1 or a 20, that species is effected going forward. How it’s effected is all up to you. It's meant to be very rare.
>>3130953Oh I forgot to add. With that I'm going to throw together a timeline of current species best I can. Anything that evolves after an event will be added to the following timeline.
>>3130963And here we go. Humble progress, but more than I ever expected.
1) Some Beta Siphons can store a small amount of water, allowing them short rests and the ability to conserve energy2) Some yellow siphons develop a second layer of fins, allowing them finer control over swimming.3) Some archives develop additional anchor points for the shields, allowing for thicker shields to protect their code.
>>3130577DeVours develop improved mobility via segmentation and limb redundancy. They have become intelligent enough with an accumulation of [CODE] to occasionally hunt Psychovore derivative creatures.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3130817JawCon's adapt to the new environment, and organisms within it, forming an EATR module to break down organic matter for [OIL].
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3130950has evolved more feeding antennae allowing for a wider range and better wireless coverage this allows them to store even more data
>>3131172>>3131154>>31311471) A freak mutation causes archiveovores to begin storing data as an amorphous crystal lattice. This allows them to store data in higher densities using fuzzy logic.2) Devours develop stronger forelegs, though they have to give up a bit of dexterity to do so.3) JawCons develop a rudimentary OIL FILTRATION SYSTEM. This allows them to get more energy with less oil consumption. The filtration system is in a vulnerable spot, however and is made of fairly flimsy material.
>>3131171>>3131172they evolve another antenna improving the range and even better quality on the data it does not break down as much when being taken and to support this the frame has been improved
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>3131206
>>3131206the frame continues being reinforced they are now extremely stable and durable for being mostly made from datagills and if the data gills get damaged they can easily repair it with all the stored data and the frame acting as a skeleton. they are now quite long lived but they can quite easily reproduce when anything bumps into its exposed sides tearing away a thin layer of data gills
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3131216
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3131216>>3131218gains a new spike and improving the range of wireless data taking and better data coverage and and quality it needed to reinforcing itself so the spike would not break off. they know quite literally everything due to taking data from everything with data but with corruption from the unprotected surface and wireless taking of data, its more like copying a book and only getting the first and last letter of every word, sometime full words when bumping in and piercing a creature or each other getting a full word eventually they would collect all the data to make the book full. Has a habit of taking a unnoticeable amounts of data and energy with its huge range but the small unnoticeable trickle really ads up eventually.
>>3131228>>3131216>>3131206>>3131171Slow down a bit with these guys please, the last four evolutions for them were all done by you and in a very short period of time as well.
>>3131258DESU, he could have gone straight to the last evolution instead of incrementing them like that IMO. The thing that just bugs me is he got four rolls for the biomechanical fusion thing instead of just one.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3130298Some of the yellow siphons have ran into the organic matter, and soon enough the corruption into the Reproduction protocols ended up making them able to convert the matter into [OIL] albeit it isn't very effective!
>>3130577Some Siamese DeCons developed stronger arms with bigger fingers for better support and anchoring on whatever they get their hands on, while their back counterpart preys on anything that's dumb enough to swim by. The walking part has also diminished eyes, for it has not much use for them besides seeing the silhouette of the ground below them.
>>3131279After a few iterations of this new design, it's [CODE] perfected it's painting design to make it a bit faster. (sorry about the double evolution but I had to do this)
>>3131093A strain of corrupted software on the [CODE] of some archive-psychovores seemed to work like a firewall against any malwares it came in contact with, making it invulnerable against mindfields. Now with this new aquire power they mainly prey on mindgrass fields.
>>3130916These organisms begin dedicating their entire life to the production of geothermal energy, streamlining their bodies to act as living powerplants and becoming completely sedentary, reproducing by releasing small tadpole-like juveniles called "Roombas" that scuttle the seafloor until they settle down and grow into a mature thermalspout
>>3131279While the Psychovores are generally deleterious to the creatures they infest, the fact that they transfer genetic data from their former hosts results in the genes of those who are more likely to be fed on being spread. Eventually, this culminates in some species developing specialized organs solely for Psychovores to feed on. The Siamese Decon twists this seemingly harmful feature to it's advantage however, as the clamp the Psychovore docks into during feeding is coated with a pheromone that makes the parasite inadvertently release a small bit of code gathered from previous Decons it had visited. The first species capable of sexual intercourse, long-distance intercourse no less, has been born.
>>3131448Does that mean that we have to hybridize these lads with every other DeCon variant?
>>3131263Mindwebs no longer have data plates, instead developing a unique spiral structure that serve the same purpose, but is less matter and energy consuming to grow, and is less likely to break or snap due to it's more flexible nature.Their constant exposure to Archive-Firewalls has lead them to "understand" what makes them invulnerable to their attacks, and now transmit a specific signal that mimics their [CODE] structure, confusing their firewalls and making them susceptible to mindgrass attacks. This signal is incredibly energy consuming, so it can only be transmited in short time intervals.
>>3131483No, it means they can now exchange genes within the constraints of their own species freely, like you know, most of things on earth that have genitals.Except this time the genitals are robot mindsuckers.
>>3131496Hey I think you meant to link to this >>3130834 not this >>3131263
>>3131504you would be right to think that
>>3131232the species has split in two subspecies one is a extremely buggy copy called a vircon and the other is a simple data cube the vircon spreads like a virus injecting into anything it can pierce with its own [CO---Dd-E] infesting the host and replicating a batch of new vircons until it the host dies which leaves most of the body untouched , they cant reproduce on there own they are completely dependent on another beings to reproduce. They still drain away small amounts of code wirelessly and when the code in the area around it goes under a certain threshold they go into a hibernation until the code in the area is above a certain threshold this leads to them having extremely long reproduction cycle that takes years or generation for other creatures to complete with them activating when the area starts getting crowded with data which after being completed and entering the hibernation leaves a feast for any survivors.(its like a purge if it starts getting to dense and a virus to see what immune systems we can evolve)(is this okay qm?) (its a virus that only activates when encountering high density data in a area where it activates and infects anything it can inject with its data and can only do it on living cells this leads to them killing the host quickly leaving most of it untouched and when the data goes under a threshold they deactivate leaving a feast of corpses and red spiky cube filled with defenseless data ripe for feeding for anything that survived and i think the vircons cant infect the oilsputs they are too to hard or too well defended with EMP)
>>3131606its a virus that only becomes active when data becomes too dense in a area that leaves behind a feast for anything that survives
>>3131606>>3131609what a ranting tired piece of crap i am
>>3131289I'm glad someone finally got what I was trying to bait out with that original splatter design.Also I'm not laying out any rules for it, but I agree with >>3131258 and >>3130268 , rushing down one line kind of defeats the point of the game. It takes away the random element of having multiple people adding their own ideas, and really cuts down potential branches each species can have. Instead of having a dozen different lines spawn off a single idea, you just go from one to the next to the next.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3131665at some point i tried to roll to try and get organics and i had already kind of finished them and the last two i just gave up i tried to diversify the food so that we would have a stable food source that lets creatures from the siphon line move from the oil spouts out into the world allowing for more fish like organism and to give a reason to evolve the predatory decons with all the new prey and so i could evolve the cubes into a kind of half cybernetic plant or creature that can root on the sea floor without being eaten by the data draining metal plants or a jelly fish like creature that lives in the data sucking fields possibly leading to a symbiotic relation ship with something like the jawcons where they eat the half organics tearing up the grass and the virus made kind of sense and teh last stage of the evolution of the data cube was to figure out how to draw the last corner without it looking stupid then just make different sub species based on colors like purple acting as another way to transfer genes between individuals a blue eclectic type ect a possible brown block with surface block that are green acting as a coral allowing life to live in a perfectly geometrical land scape and possibly worm like decons making tunnels and living under the surface and as a food for the ginat oil spouts so we can make them into more active mega beasts and at this point i am just making stuff up as it pops into my head but the idea was for it to act as a basic building block(excuse my pun) to expand the eco system or like a nano-machine swarm but it was mostly just me mindlessly drawing and wow i am fucking tired i barely remember what i am writing but okay i will stop evolving it in a line and try to be creative also this last roll is the last attempt in a day or two for organics or alteast 15 hours and now i am just going to go sleep and sorry for all this crappy evolution i will possibly try the last corner then try another creature if i can think of anything to evolve
>>3131289i now actually had a trucking idea while scrolling ad a grill for filter feeding at the arm end to make it more car-like and so it can become something that finally feeds on my cubes
>>3131606I think this one might be a bit too strong with all of these new perks all at once. but let's go
>>3130843the Psychotick evolved two pairs of legs lost its jets in exchange and moving some datagills to the front of the body and removing some eyes to allow for faster processing power for reflexes but much narrower field of vision and it gained a joint in the middle of the body allowing for much smother motion while walking.
I keep forgetting to use a name. Not that it really matters with IDs. It's Christmas Eve so I only just got the opportunity to actually read everything that's happened, so here's my input.>>3131726Alright calm down, Bronte. I'm going to be honest I'm having a hard time getting what you're going for here. So here's what I can gather. >It's a kind of Psychovore that drifts around in colonies in a hibernated state, then when something with code is in the area, they wake up, extract a fraction of their code, and infect it with it's own code that causes the prey to reproduce into multiples of the psychovore instead of it's own species.>The other one is basically a Psychovore fat with genetic code, storing the code of anything it's fed on and inheriting the code of it's parents as well. Like a floating genetic database.If that's the case, then it's fine. If not, let me know. Visually I'd say it's a bit much at once. Again, though, I'd suggest you stop having a goal in mind, and focus on just adding random changes to everything instead of going nuts on one line. It really limits the amount of variety in the game.
>>3131844I don't want to sound rude or anything, but could you please put a bit more effort into your grammar and less on evolving the creature?
>>3131844This should have been at least 3 evolutions, see how you are rushing the game? Just chill a little on the additions.
>>3131851thats nearly perfectly accurate, Just that the virus one just activates when there is a high enough density of code in the area like ect. 1. When there is too many Psychovores in area and just being crowded.2. When the population of data containing creatures becomes to dense.3.When the mind grass network thing becomes too big and charged. Because most of the bodies they reproduced from are still there and them entering hibernation means huge quantities of food for the survivors. It becomes like a cycle of purging=>population-boom=>purging.>>3131864to be fair i put no effort into my grammar. And my brain is feeling a little fried in the morning>>3131874that would be accurate i actually did that but in a manic stress and 2 AM thoughts i kind of saved them over each other
>>3131844Widens the body by mirroring the [CODE] for be back half of its body. Resulting in a much wider more balanced body from the counter weight. results in less fatal accidents caused by front heaviness
>>3131154GigaCons are an offshoot of the JawCon. A single massive turbopump offers speed and directional control via vectoring petals. GigaCons move fast enough that they now prey on Psychovore variants as well as anything small enough to be broken down into useful material. [OIL] is still their primary diet.
>>3131884To be honest, and I say this with all due respect, you should put some effort into grammar. Part of the game is being able to understand what other people are saying in regards to their evolutions and how their adaptations work. If we're thrown a bunch of information and run-on sentences without pacing or structure, it can be really hard to understand what somebody is trying to achieve with their contributions. Just trying to add some constructive criticism.
>>3131196DeVours have developed their limbs even further. This allows them to travel the ocean floor much more quickly, in order to avoid the dangerous code patterns of the Mindfields.
>>3131897shortens its ridiculously long and unwieldy spike, This has allowed for more effective feeding on creatures from the DEcon-line and from the grass-line. Even improves the typical passive feeding of sun light where they just sit and adjust there bodies to catch the most sun light .(does this count as a big and small enough change? i wanted to do a specific creature evolution but i am breaking it down into two evolutions and >>3131918the segmentation is this a good way for me to present the information?)
>>3131927To elaborate on there passive feeding. They use there wishbone shaped legs and the ball joints connecting the legs to the body, too catch as much sunlight as possible by angling there body towards the sun like a automatic solar-panel on any clear sun spots they can find often places like ect. high rocks,piles,clear plains when they cant find other creatures to feed on or just resting.While a effective strategy for waiting and collecting energy leads to predators snatching them up like >>3131915 if they get noticed. When grouping up to do this at sun spots they just look like a odd patches of something from the grass-line.(is this better?)
>>3131927(A definite improvement, segmentation does help out quite a bit. Thanks for being open to feedback.)
>>3131426Over time, some of the 'roombas' find a way to extract geothermal energy while keeping their mobility. These 'RoombaSpouts' are much smaller than their sedentary predecessors, and can only absorb a fraction of the energy that the other Spouts can manage. However, they can move about the ocean floor at will, releasing trails of [OIL] for species to feed on.
>>3131915The high speed of the GigaCons is a double-edged sword. Although their breakneck speeds are useful when the GigaCons chase their prey, it also leads to crashes and accidents that frequently scuttle the creatures.As if to compensate for this, some lineages have developed additional plating on the frontmost part of the hull. This thick, dense metal acts as reinforcement, dispersing shock and reducing damage dealt to the beast as a whole. It also allows them to cripple larger creatures by charging them at full speed and 'headbutting' them.
>>3131093A portion of Yellow Siphons have developed patches of data on their hulls. This data is used exclusively for mapping out nearby terrain, giving them an impressive memory for their surrounding environments. As a result, they are able to avoid known hazards such as Mindfields and hunting grounds for larger predators.
>>3130144To help protect their abundant Datagills, the top fin of the Electric Siphons becomes overdeveloped. Useless as a fin, it forms a hard plate capable of deflecting frontal attacks. Their side fins become more ray-like to adjust their position in the water more dynamically with the movement of their back fin. Their electric markings become more garish as further warning against would be predators, and because everything looks kind of the same. Siphons can use some love, they have like four species right now. Also, who thinks there should be another event despite the other one just happening so soon? Something to mix things up a little might be nice and no one really seems to care about the last one enough for it to effect anything.
>>3131289With some luck from the RNGesus of evolution, these DeCons developed a headlight (see what I did there? hehe) to iluminate their path and prey, but most importantly, they use this new aquired technology to deceive and lure social Siphons into their jaws. Mimicking the pattern emitted by a Siphon that's running low on [OIL], their prey are led to their mouth on instinct.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3132071forgot to roll.>>3132048And yeah, I wouldn't mind something more dramatic.
>>3129788>>3132016>>31319261) Devours develop even stronger frontal limbs. Their gigantic front plates recede a bit in order to facilitate movement.2) Yellow Siphons develop a secondary camera for detecting green, allowing them to more easily avoid mindfields3) Spouts space their solar panels more evenly in order to make the most use of the sun's energy
>>3131093Unlike their more adventurous cousins who adapt to exploring the oceans, a breed of yellow siphon that remains gathered at Oilspouts finds it's mouthparts to be insufficient for gathering oil at it's new higher speeds; instead needing to sit in one spot and suck up as much as possible for it to work. In time, it's mouth widens and splits apart, creating a funnel trap to scoop up large amounts of oil at a time in quick passes.
>>3132077Just for you, pal. And also because the last one was really unsatisfying.Many a year has passed, but once again that little screen in the silent tomb of the crumbling megastructure flashes red.>[DANGER: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AT RISK. DISPATCH REPAIR UNITS IMMEDIATELY] [DANGER: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AT RISK. DISPATCH REPAIR UNITS IMMEDIATELY] [DANGER: STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AT RISK. DISPATCH REPAIR UNITS IMMEDIATELY]It seems something is about to happen. EVENTUALLY!
>>3130341Some of the remaining free-floating Psychovores incidentally lanced themselves into the oil spouts of the RoombaSpouts.>>3131957While the hard exterior of the Spout and the oil released offers the Psychovore no sustenance and muddles the water decreasing photosynthesis. A rear-lance mutation has occured that pierces Siphons who come too close for a drink. This species is aptly titled a PsychoLance.
>>3132150After aeons of slow decay, it seems one too many support structures have eroded to dust. The sound of wrenching metal shakes the planet below and the sky is alight, as a massive form appears like a burning star entering the atmosphere.One of the titanic struts supporting the orbital ring has collapsed into the planet, to the following effects.New landmass: Ruins. >After the immense structure settles on the surface, a new possibility appears on the planet for the first time in a millennia; dry land. Rich in resources; every inch of these artificial continents classify as [SCRAP].>The resulting impact fractures the earth, causing heightened volcanic activity worldwide. Releasing deadly gasses into the atmosphere and quickly boiling the sea. The globe is dotted with “hot spots” caused by newly formed volcanic rifts, and the overall temperature rises quickly, especially so near these hot spots. >Ocean: Thermal vents are now overly abundant. Temperatures rise worldwide, though only to deadly effect near volcanic activity. In gameplay terms: nothing needs to explicitly go extinct, but rising temperatures threaten everything not adapted for it. The vents themselves also offer new possibilities for creatures evolving nearby.>Land: The polluted air obviously doesn’t threaten the ecosystem that lacks the necessity to breathe, but the chemicals are highly caustic. Prolonged exposure causes slow decay over the lifetime of those effected. Any creature adapting to dry land would need to adapt quickly or die. And with all the dust and debris released into the atmosphere, sunlight a very sparse resource. Let's all just agree to pretend that something of that scale slamming into the planet wouldn't just leave it and everything under it a molten pile of slag. It's alien technology I ain't gotta explain shit.
>>3132238Now that's what I'mtalking about! Unfortunately I gotta get some rest, see you guys tomorrow and merry christmas
>>3132238This whole evo is fuckin awesome man, I love itI wish evogames were more common and popular and as interesting as this one.
>>3131379>>3132224>>3131041>>31322381) These oilspouts are able to tap into the volcanic vents as a secondary source of energy. However, the mechanism for this is large and unwieldy, only just barely breaking even. Over time, the build up of excess energy will cause them to discharge electricity, igniting any oil that happens to be nearby.2) These PsychoLances have developed a rudimentary pulley system used for launching their thorns and increasing their feeding range.3) Some Archive Psychovores have adapted to land by adding 'flippers' made of their barriers to propel themselves on land. Exposure to air has changed the color of their sails slightly.Due to a lack of prey, these psychovores mostly feed on the data of those who wash up on shore or those who swim near the shallows. If no food is around, they feed on each other.
>>3132298fuck I just realized I accidentally made those energy tanks look like eyes on a face
>>3131957The RoombaSprouts eventually evolve to be highly mobile, becoming much more like a vacuum than a drill.Their bodies become streamlined, with two main segments, one responsible for the propulsion of the creature, acting like a motorized filter that absorbs water infront of it to move (and use in it's bodily processes), and a smaller one that is extremely resistant to heat, and takes care of absorbing the necessary thermal energy for [OIL] production directly from the volcanic rifts and vents the creature scans as it moves.
>>3132129As temperatures rapidly increase and oil becomes more susceptible to spontaneous combustion, the Siphons have had to adapt. Many of the models which frequent the volcanic hotspots have increased the durability of their hulls, so that they can withstand the high temperature of the waters surrounding them. In addition, they have developed a storage tank on the underside of their hulls for their oil, which can withstand even the most extreme of temperatures. This prevents their supply of oil from igniting and causing them to explode spontaneously.
>>3132048The Electric Siphons are facing a crisis. The Megaspouts which they depend upon are weakening, due to the choking atmosphere reducing the sunlight which powers their solar panels. They have become largely dependent upon volcanic vents for [OIL], but some Megaspouts which are situated on smaller vents are stunted in their growth.Rather than submit to natural selection, the Siphons discover another means of survival.A random datacube contained the means for adaptation, which quickly spread among the populace of one particular Megaspout's Siphons. They developed a retractible needle capable of concentrating the electricity in a Siphon's body before releasing it in a concentrated blast. This was used not as a weapon, but as a method of support. The Siphons used this on the Megaspout to replenish its energy, letting it survive despite its less than favorable conditions and dwindling resources. In addition, the Siphons also used this tool to energize each other in case one was losing its power, creating a network of dependency. Thus, the ties between the Siphons became stronger than ever.
>>3132099With its relatively long legs and predatory capabilities, the DeVour was a likely candidate to be one of the first organisms to move to the land. However, the caustic atmosphere was a major hurdle, as many DeVours were quickly dissolved upon venturing out of the water. Several developed a thicker hull containing metals that neutralized the acidic fumes, granting them the ability to venture out of the oceans once and for all. With vast, unexplored lands full of [SCRAP], the DeVours thrived in these strange new worlds.
>>3132358>>3132370>>31323891) The streamlining process continues, allowing the Roombasprouts to move faster. Those Roombasprouts with atavism that gives them grinding teeth flourish in the new [SCRAP] rich waters.2) The heavier hulls and relative abundance of [OIL] for the red Siphons means that they require more complex fin and rotary systems to keep them moving. However doing so requires more [OIL], trapping them in an arms race of needing bigger tanks and hulls and needing bigger propulsion systems.3) From the Electric Siphons rise two strange 'classes'. 3A stores excess electricity from other Electric Siphons and converts it to the much more energy dense [DATA]. 3A Siphons are less mobile, and are a target for Psychovores due to their DATA rich tails. 3A loses the needle-like nose and instead fuels other Electric Siphons wirelessly.3B on the other hand develop narrower bodies and serrated noses which they use for combat. 3B siphons will sacrifice themselves in order to protect 3A siphons if need be, as well as protecting their 'crop' of Megaspouts.Due to the lack of need for 3B siphons to eat OIL due to 3A's wireless charging capabilities, their funnel mouths have atrophied away. 3A, 3B and normal Electric Siphons will coexist harmlessly, with the normal Siphons in charge of keeping Megaspouts alive, 3A siphons in charge of redistributing energy and 3B siphons in charge of protecting 3A Siphons from predators and turning their kills into SCRAP.
>>3132298The landborne Psychovores have had a rough time of the caustic atmosphere. With so many acidic chemicals eating through the membrane protecting their datagills, they have had to adapt in order to survive. Their membrane has thickened and hardened into a protective shell that is no longer transparent, and as a result, their datagills are now more protected than ever; they have a skull for their brain. However, they are still as awkward as ever on land, as their flippers can only do so much.
>>3132432That looks really brain-like. I love it.
>>3132071The Mindfields are a dangerous place, especially for those with no means to resist or distract the Datagrass. Fortunately, the DeVours still living in the ocean have developed a means of surviving.The first adaptation is tied to the digging head. Its once inferior eyes are now vital to survival, as they are attuned to [CODE]. By seeing the fluxes of [CODE] running between the Datagrass, they can avoid traps laid in the Mindfields.The second adaptation is used for hunting. Under the circumstances that its prey is too far away to be properly grappled by its tongue, it uses a more devious means of predation. Its tongue can also double as a 'code conductor' of sorts. Using its tongue, it can mark the prey as a target for the nearby Datagrass, which will then prioritize the prey to be bombarded with massive amounts of code. The prey will then fall to the ground as a lifeless husk of [SCRAP], ready to be snatched up and consumed by the DeVour.
>>3132438Thanks, much appreciated!
(This development was inspired by the below post and the evolution of PsychoLances.)>>3132298The Psycholances were not the only evolution of the Psychovores to adapt to the RoombaSpouts. Some errant shoots of Datagrass attached to the sides of passing RoombaSpouts, and thus, a new nightmare was born.Mobile Mindfields.These Mindfields, while far from a superior intelligence, are instinctive enough to recognize the opportunity that a Roombaspout represents. Thus, they do not consume its [CODE], but instead feast upon the [CODE] of other organisms that come to subsist on the RoombaSpout's [OIL]. The Roombaspout is unaffected by these passengers, and instead continues its ceaseless travels to find new geothermal vents.Time will tell if this evolution breeds opportunities, or horrors.
>>3132258I appreciate it. It's a real shame these games died so hard, and I'm glad if I could help spark at least a little life into one.>>3132389>>3132422(It's 3am and I'm going to be busy as shit tomorrow, but I couldn't just ignore this idea.)With the added defense of their colonial structure, and the constant exchange of [CODE] amongst each other, some of these Syphons are able to further develop their 'brains'. Giving rise to Sentry-Siphons as one more "class" in the electric siphon colonies. Losing a significant amount of movement, these more complex gill structures are capable of storing more [CODE], and utilizing the energy to increase the focus their energy bursts to deadly effect. The projections from their needles interrupts the data-stream of their targets, jumbling their [CODE] into unusable, scattered "thought fragments". Paralyzing potential threats by rendering their minds incapable of forming complete "thoughts", or controlling their own bodies. Electric-3B-Siphons are still the first line of defense of these colonies, and E3A's are still more useful for powering the colony. Sentries mostly focus on zapping Psycholancers off their Oilspouts, and paralyzing passing AMs to be fed to the towers still utilizing grinder mouths.>>3132443>>3131496>Side note before I pass outI just thought it was important everyone realize that they've crated a planet where two-headed trash compactors with hotrod decals are in a symbiotic relationship with intelligent, predatory, brain eating grass. Keep evo weird.
>>3132477>>3132443>>31324051) These DeVours develop filament-like extensions that end in code-deciphering 'eyes'. These allow them better understanding of code, as well as extending the range of their codebursts. As a side effect of their better understanding of code, their brain code begins to leak outside their hardy shells.2) These Land DeVours mostly predate on each other and on the hardy Land Psychovores. As such, they've lost further dexterity in their forelimbs in exchange for developing a hard exoskeleton around them for more smashing power.3) The Mobile Mindfields have evolved into a large, crystalline structure on top of the Roombaspout's oil spout. This allows them to not only organize their CODE better, but also selectively expel oil to target their prey better.They can also expel a cloud of oil in case they need to quickly escape desperate DeVours and other Psychovores.
>>3132298The Psycholance evolves a flexible spine to aim it's lance and a deployable hook that it can use to temporarily snare the Siphons. The incredible speed of some Siphons was enough to dislodge the Psycholances from the RoombaSpouts, leaving the PsychoLance trailing behind them. The PsychoLances with a mutation of a retractable hook on their body to match the ones on their Lance are the most mobile, able to flee a weak Siphon to a stronger one.
>>3132503Holy hell that's a neat laser
>>3131927the Psychotick refines its [CODE] adjusting it to be more efficient with its limb design separating the legs for easier movement.Some of the photosynthetic datagills have layered them self over the back segment protecting the much harder to regenerate metal with a more fragile but much easier to regenerate outer layer.
>>3132563due to the intense pressure from the lack of sun light some have turned to the electricity producing oil spouts for survival they have converted there back half into storage for electricity as a more direct way to get energy. To safety feed on the electricity they made themselves into lightning roods. To get rid of excesses charge they ground them-self with there facial spike.But you wonder how they can survive when the electrical oil spouts are so aggressively protected? thats because they fulfill a important symbiotic function, they act as reproductive organs for the electric oil spouts like how this >>3131448 species of Psychovores is for its host species this species i a quite rare hybrid of >>3131448 and >>3132563 and the electrical siphons
>>3132432Due to a mutation causing the code used for genetics and the code used for memories to mix, the Land Psychoshield has gained a limited degree of control over it's datagills, mainly over those located on it's fins. It can now alternate between hard, solid chunks of datagill and a set of flexible strips of it, the process taking about a minute. While these "bristles" are not strong enough to support the creature's full weight, they are still powerful enough to drag it around on the ground.Also, since nothing edible has really colonized the ground yet, the Land Psychoshield must still venture into the water to feed.
>>3132531someone has to redraw this, becase at some point in it's life, this file was turned into a .jpg xD
>>3132597No, we need to jpegize it further instead and say that the creature developed a way of creating jpeg artifacts in real life as a way to defend against enemies
>>3132601Wowza, meta but also cool.Maybe it’s fuzziness is created by a emf feild, produced in turn by currents of CODE?
>>3132523After presencing the worldwide temperature changes, it's [CODE] figured out that they would need some cooling down on their internals. And the simplest adaptation possible was a single fan openning (it's asymmetric, bois) on it's right side, allowing them to maintain a constant temperature throughout their back body. The slight humming it made corcerned some creatures, but never made them avoid hummy areas.
>>3131606having a maintained constant temperature means better efficiency this leads to both models developing fans from the siphon line on there unspiked corners and some basic sensors with new sensors lead to them becoming mobile under there own power and at the same time cooling
>>3132625how do these cubes move, anyway? didn't they lose their thrusters?
>>3132629Maybe they magnetize parts of their bodies in order to stick to passing-by animals, and change which parts are magnetic in order to change hosts when two animals get close enough to each other
As the murkiness of the water continued to increase, some of the old photo-trees developed roots to passively draw data from the wireless mindgrass fields. Carried up through its internal structure by long veins of code-storage, colonies of parasites began to grow on these parasitic trees. >Merry Christmas
>>3132629just microscopic cubes covering in spikes going with the flow >>3132632interesting ideas a idea i had was to have the new electric bug link up with one of the spikes taking on a virus like shape with there ball jointed wishbone legs
>>3132869is it a dumb idea it would be a merge of >>3131606and >>3132587leading to it being able to convert [DATA] to electricity and back it would still passively feed with its wireless powers and would exchanging genetic data and feeding on that data it would be so small most beings would not notice it or even notice if it entered them just a tiny barley noticeable speck of green and blue and its method of reproduction would be that the host they impregnated when it reproduces it will also make more of the cube creature that gave it the data and then possibly a microscopic war between the microsopic creature killing each other adding there data on top of there data until only one is left which would be impossible with how they reproduce/feed
>>3131426The OG RoombaSpouts get a boost in their size and overall [OIL] synthetizing abilities after the increase in volcanic activity on the planet. They develop emergency [OIL] exhaust pipes on their sides in case of a production overload, and their tanks grow much larger to sustain the massive amounts of metabolic (?) activities happening in their bodies.Their roombas get an upgrade too, and have thinner, much more energy efficient bodies. They also now have small bristles on their undersides that allow them to absorb detritius and turn them into oil, this makes the "pre-pubescent" phase of the TrenchSpouts much longer, meaning that they now can spread much further. This speeds up the process of colonization of the newly exposed volcanic trenches and hotspots.
>>3132523The Mobile Mindfield and the RoombaSpouts infected by them become the first fully symbiotic machine in the planet: the Lysis.The interweaving of the organisms' [CODE] has lead to the development of a unique morphology; the Lysis no longer scuttles like its predecesors, instead turning their old pipes into large crustacean-like legs that allow for speedy movement on the seafloor. It's main drill has become much more articulated and is now retractile, allowing the contraption to extract magma on the go.The Crystaline head of the organism becomes it's main processor, and is connected by a series of tubes to the body, this allows for a much more natural exchange of fluids inbetween body parts, and lets the direct body-head connection to be used exclusively to transmit information.
>>3132298It’s never been more necessary for solar oilspouts to cover as much ground as possible than now. With the atmosphere still blacking our most sunlight, and having to shift over to geothermal power. A birth defect caused by this dietary instability causes Oilspouts to give birth prematurely; manufacturing diminutive copies of themselves while still alive, that are still attached to the main body and are extremely prone to structural defects. This proves incredibly beneficial, as these Oilreefs can now spread out across the ocean floor, taking in thermal energy from multiple sources at once, or even reach closer to the land to take full advantage of what little sunlight there is. What's more, all smaller polyps share a portion of energy, ultimately traveling to the the main tower, which will remain powered and alive for as long as the process lasts.Finally free from the family. I swear to god if my nephew asked me if I played Fortnite one more time I would have flung myself out the window. Merry Christmas, by the way.
>>3132422The Red Siphons have been struggling to survive, with their increased need for [OIL] weighing them down as much as their own heavy frames. To compensate, some variants have found another resource to consume: [SCRAP].Developing sharp circular teeth that rotate at high speeds, their vacuum mouth has all the shredding power of a buzzsaw. They feed upon smaller prey by sucking them into their mouths and tearing them to pieces, then subsisting on their [SCRAP]. This additional source of sustenance helps them survive in the oceans, at the cost of turning them into the first variant of carnivorous Siphon - the Shredder.
Live god damn you.
Forgot to mention. Things only go extinct by omission. You can drudge up anything on the chart no matter how old it is, anything nobody touches is presumed extinct until proven otherwise.Let me know if any of the charts are missing anything. I did combine one or two creatures with only minor changes to save space.
>>3133476>>3131196The fuzzy logic archiveovores that spend time around thermal vents begin to exhibit a more flowing and fluid nature to their "scaffolding". Migration involves following the convection currents within the ocean via weak hydromagnetic propulsion drive. Consumption of [POWER] in addition to [DATA] drives the machine. They both predator and prey in this new era.
>>3132588the landbit has lost its aquatic nature entirely, and relies on a long datastream tail to push it in conjunciton with small claws that pull it forward. The archive is an avid fisher, and will bait machines with it's colorful tail.
1) The Lysis exhibits 'fragmentation' of its Mindfield Crystal brain. This allows it more computing power by specializing each fragment. Neuron bridges made of Datagrass allow each fragment to connect to each other.2) The DeVour's front face fully atrophies away as it relies more on the code eyes on its frontal tentacle. 3) Further development of its mouthparts allow the Shredder to process [SCRAP] more easily. When it obtains prey, it will repeatedly regurgitate the SCRAP until it turns into pieces tiny enough to digest.
>>3132587A reproduction defect has created the Psycodat. A costal amphibious variant of the base creature. Some sort of internal fault protection has left it with just one data wafer. The amount of [DATA] it consumes is large, and leaves it constantly on the prowl. Due to being a weaker creature they tend to use pack hunting to take down larger creatures like >>3133624>>3133056Lysis loose the ability to convert hydrogen and oxygen into fuel, and instead rely on an internal molten battery that is periodically recharged via magma drilling. These simpler organisms can reproduce on the go. A longer articulated drill serves as both feeding tool and main defense.
>>3133634Whoops, forgot something.2) now has a looping coolant tube that allows it to stay cool by cycling seawater
>>3132739The extra [DATA] gained from the mindgrass has driven strange formations within the body of the spout. Many obsolete forms of Psychovore dervitives can be seen drawn into a suicidal embrace with the tree's maceration unit, a deadly siren call that must be evolved against.Most unusual of the formations are neodymium electromagnets which levitate the solar collection plate and utilize induction charging.
>>3133661>>31336501) now has hooks at the end of its limbs, making it harder for its victims to shake it off. A barbed needle proboscis means that once it gets itself on a victim, it'll be almost impossible to remove the Psycodat. Moreover, a capsule covers its singular data wafer, protecting its code from predation.2) A construction fault causes the Lysis to have two additional drill units. These are connected to additional batteries allowing the Lysis to go longer without feeding.3) A construction fault causes the spout to develop a solar collection sphere. This allows the spout to charge via rotational energy as well as solar energy. Furthermore, its maceration units hypertrophy, allowing it to capture a whole bunch of prey at once.
>>3131972GigaCons refine over subsequent impacts into a streamlined ram/ bite based predator. The Sabertoothed Gigacon is born.Found throughout the ecosystem, the voracious predator can even be spotted on beaches, churning through gritty metallic sand. Though that sort of behavior does reduce it's service life.
Man, between what dozens of these things must look like sticking out of the ocean, fields of metallic grass, and all the other weird bullshit, I really want to see what this planet looks like. I wish I was a better artist so I could make that happen. I had an idea of what the land looks like now that the structure has crashed, but I'm too drunk and only have a trackpad right now to make it work. Here's the mindless shitscribbles anyway in case it helps anyone get some idea of the world they want to fit.
>>3133727meant to quote>>3133661And so this isn't a waste of a post>>3132523Having taken to dry land, DeVours have little need for their striking tongue, content to grazing in large fields of [SCRAP] instead of ambushing prey. Having lost all flexibility in it, species arise that have begun to use their stiffened tongues to butt heads over grazing territory or fresh kills. It's since gotten out of the way of their jaws and fused to their upper head plating.
>>3131093Beta Siphons adapt to the new environment via an improved elastic water tank which also can serve to momentarily boost their speed. Ventral vets near the rear motor allow for better cooling and cruising efficiency has improved via a modified drivetrain. Occasionally a Beta will breach the surface for no apparent reason. perhaps they are happy.>>3132422Red Siphons develop extra maneuverability, though not speed. This allows them to evade foes that move at extreme velocity in a linear fashion.>>3133232Shredders duplicate the yellow siphon's data patches after generations of predation on the species, and as such have become smarter hunters.>>3132099 Yellow Siphons develop a form of mobility via a flexible mid section, it uses less mass than the reds, but offers more of a geometry as opposed to energy based maneuverability.
>>3131927Some Psychovores have experienced a major reshaping of the joints in their legs, resulting in a new model that stalks around on long, spindly legs. These 'Psychocrabs' are found not only in the ocean, but on land as well. They operate by grabbing their prey in their pincers before piercing their body with a dataspike, absorbing the [CODE] directly.
What is the most useful software for creating new evolutions? I wanna help keep the thread going and add some evolutions of my own but I'd prefer not to muck up the thread with shitty mspaint artwork.
>>3133958MS paint is what i've been using.Save all images as a .png.Use only the pencil tool.Zoom tool allows for pixel by pixel editing, and the shapes with thickness and color are useful too.MS paint is best paint.
I use firealpaca.>>3133914>>3133745>>31337011) develops a secondary crusher jaw, specialized for breaking down what its primary jaw can't.2) Experiences a streamlining of its horn module, as well as a reversal of its hind joints for faster sprinting.3) experiences a hypertrophy of its jaws, allowing it to saw through exterior plating. For what it can't saw through, it injects a surface level malware code that causes the target's repair function to malfunction in a localized area.My next set will just be adding cooling systems to everything.
>>3130792Many years have passed. Numerous species in the ocean have adapted to the changing conditions, and even thrived because of them. The DeCons, which had remained unchanged for countless centuries, found themselves forced to acclimatize to the rising temperatures of the oceans. Their internal temperatures gradually increased, until they were nearly as hot as the waters surrounding them. This resulted in a permanent 'overclocking' of their internal systems. The geothermal energies that powered the Megaspouts worked similarly for the DeCons. Their reflexes, processing speeds and metabolisms drastically increased as a result of their extreme internal temperatures. However, this process has also drastically increased their appetites. They require large amounts of [OIL] and [SCRAP] to maintain their extremely high energy expenditures.In addition to these internal changes, their graspers changed in shape slightly, their arms lengthening to increase the range of their grasp. Now with new graspers and high speed mental processes, as well as merciless demeanors and voracious appetites, these DeVils poise a threat to any who roam the volcanic waters that mark their territory.
>>3132588The Land Psychoshield has found a new source of energy: oxygen. Using new structures inside their gills, they are able to derive chemical energy from oxidization, akin to the mitochondria inside the cells of earthen animals. This is only possible when the datagills are in their "bristle" configuration, which means that they can only breathe periodically, as the bristles are less resistant to the caustic atmosphere than the shields.Additionally, the fins of the Land Psychoshield now bend downwards, acting as skates. When enough energy is supplied, the Psychoshield is able to quickly skate over the ground using the fins in conjunction with it's turbines.
>>3130577The Tank Decons have adapted to terrestrial life, now sporting a pair of simple treads for movement and a coarse radula on their tongue for perturbating the soil and unveiling the delicious scrap contained within it. Most Tank Decons tend to lack their back section, as the hostile atmosphere rots the midsection of the creature and separates it in two halves, only one of which is suited to life on land.
>>3133745The Devours, having colonized the ruins of the ancient superstructure, have found yet another surprisingly intact blueprint. The posterior head is now adorned with a set of metallic ribs underneath it, protecting a fragile structure that sucks in the oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere and uses it for power, much like a lung.If one were to look at the underside of the Devour, he would find it eerily resembling a headless humanoid cadaver, with it's legs replaced by a lobster.
>>3131606The Brick has gained notches on it's edges, allowing it to form bonds with others of it's kind and thus increasing their combined computing power and memory space.
>>3130834The leaves of Mindgrass have become hexagonal, giving them a larger surface and thus improving their light absorption capability.
>>3127503>>3130183some oilspouts find their way onto land, the corrosive atmosphere stripping away their lusterous shells and exposing raw superstructure. Those that survive, adapt, and utilize the foul atmosphere as fuel itself in their search for [SCRAP] of which there is much.
>>3132422The classes of Siphons which live in colonies continue to evolve, becoming even more specialized in regards to their respective roles.3A Siphons increase in size, and their datagill flippers grow as well, giving them massive amounts of processing power for their [CODE]. With their increased computing abilities, they are able to relegate tasks to 3B Siphons wirelessly, helping them coordinate their movements as a school. These larger, data-rich Siphons are known as Motherships.3B Siphons keep their relatively small size, but they develop a number of internal batteries that can store vast quantities of electricity. With this increased storage, they can perform their duties for longer periods of time without needing recharging from Motherships. These Siphons, which are the first line of defense for Siphon colonies, are now known as Stormbolts.
>>3132503The Sentry Siphons continue to develop their control over [CODE]. Their sensor systems become capable of visually sensing [CODE], greatly assisting their ability to remove Psycholancers and other [CODE]-based parasites. In addition, they are also used on scouting missions around their Megaspout, to determine if threats such as Mindfields or Lysi are encroaching upon the Megaspout's territory.
>>3134730Some land-based Oilspouts find a new source of nutrients, in addition to [SCRAP] - [TOXINS]. The corrosive atmosphere that eats away at the metals of so many other lifeforms actually proves to be a valuable substance for these Oilspouts. By sucking in the toxins from the sky above, the Oilspouts are able to concentrate them and use them as fuel, expelling clean oxygen as a by-product. Thus, these slow-moving towers begin to cleanse the atmosphere, one Oilspout at a time.
>>3134279The Tank Decons, after many generations, have become more resistant to the noxious fumes they deal with on a daily basis, the metal of their outer shell becoming a darker red to reflect the new chemical composition of their shell. Also, their treads have become larger, leading to them being able to move faster on land.
>>3133156The Oilreefs have long held a symbiotic relationship with the Siphons which help to maintain it. This symbiosis has reached a new level with the development of caverns that dot the surfaces of the reefs.The Siphons have always required safe places to multiply and repair damaged units. These caverns, which are similar to maintenance bays, now provide the Siphons with areas of rest and respite. This allows the Siphons to reproduce to extraordinary new levels without fear of predation from more dangerous creatures.
>>3130431Atop the former orbital megastructure, mechanical life flourishes, adapting to harsh conditions and using the noxious atmosphere as a source of energy and matter to further develop and become more complex.Methylspouts are a perfect example of this, they morpholoy has changed profously in order to better fit it's new enviroment, and their metabolic processes have strayed so far away from their origins it would be impossible to relate them to their ancestors if it weren't for the characteristic coat of paint they share.These machines have learned to absorb Oxocarbons —mainly CO and CO2 — from both the atmosphere and the metallic [SCRAP] they shred with their grinder mouths, and turn them into Methanol, which is then burned in their insides to power a turbine, not unlike thermoelectric power plants in earth, replacing [OIL] with [STEAM] as their main energy source. This process floods the atmosphere with both CO2 and H2O, which aids in the degradation of [SCRAP] into simpler compounds.
>>3135025*their morphology has changed profusely
>>3132587the increasingly aggressive, numerous and efficient electrical siphons that dont see the function of these lifeforms have helped beating out inefficiencies in there design and culling the weak ones this have lead to merging of the all the data wafers/gills for more efficient energy gather and converting of all kinds and making them nearly immune with there new shinny conductive coating grounding them as long as they are touching the ground even if making them more noticeable.
>>3134477Mindgrass growing on the surface change their leaves' shape, becoming both retractible and gaining a movable axis, letting them track the movements of the sun and change their position acording to the time of the day.
>>3133981>>31336971)now have smaller primary jaws,which have atrophied due to their larger crusher jaws.due to a massively common construction malfunction, gigcons now also possess a smaller turbopump below their primary, which give them increased maneuverability.2) are now commonly found close to the shores of the former orbital structure, often crowding it's tidal and intertidal zones.
>>3135275>gdi forgot the image
>>3135084 >>3131606the red virus cubes and this lifeform have combined. Giving it two new methods to reproduce one is the CORE unit in the midbody joint ,acting as a hard coded blackbox/brain and refined data storage, that can reconstruct the chassi most often if given enough time. So long as the CORE cube is unharmed they would be ageless like datacubes and oil spouts if not for the pilling corruption from reconstructing and the slight corruption on CORES [CODE] from everyday stresses on it and being eaten most often when in the reconstruction state if not extremely lucky.The other new way they live on is by the crystalline structure in there tail breaking off with a core of the red virus data wafer surrounded in transparent electricity/converter wafer they act as "seeds" to grow new copies they do this by infecting other lifeforms and growing a new copy for every seed that will act as the future units CORE even if due to how slow they are grown most often they just get eaten while under construction or after being constructed.they are nearly everywhere, even on land even if when they are there they become extremely aggressive and quite suicidal in a rush to reproduce/feed and as there bodies are dissolve and rusting into death.One way they effective spread there seeds and injecting there [CODE] and kind of there preferred is in the oilreefs in its caverns and the useless nubs growing out of its roots.
>>3132298>>3132523Exposure to new waves of [CODE] from the increasingly intelligent organisms of this world sparks a strange change in the crystalline structures of the Lysis. The crystalline structures atop the Lyses are atrophied colonies of datagrass hooked together; their metallic bodies shortening into hooks, and it's single radial eye relocating to one side of it's leaflike data gills.Structure Grass isn't considered it's own organism until it's symbiosis with the Lysis is betrayed by errant new data. Acting like a violent, self-aware cancer, colonies of "infected" Structure Grass take control of their own reproduction, and begin to grow out of control atop the Lysis throughout the course of it's life. As this viral intelligence is passed from creature to creature, the severity of the overgrowth may vary; some Lysis rendered completely immobile under the weight of these constructs.I want to come up with another event soon, but something small that won't overshadow the current volcanic spike. I'm coming up kind of blank, so throw some ideas at me, weirder the better.
>>3135426alien ship crashed onto the planet killing its crew spreading fragments of itself over the world then make a list of devices and parts with numbers then we roll a dice to decide what one of these things the different species get one for each or something like the system releasing new mechanical or crystal creature we can evolveor somethign weird with the system activating or a system command interacting with >>3135426these semi cells activating self repair for the mega structure resulting into a new crystalline environment feed by a matter generator or something like a meteoroid/asteroid filled with a energy efficient crystal with possibly weird effects crashing into the middle of the triangle islands lake or something rupturing out from under the surface in the middle of the triangle
>>3135426personally i think it'd be pretty cool if you brought those weird organic-embryo-cell things back into the mix. Might need to be a bigger event but them going through a period of like, Rapid reproduction and merging with a bunch of A.M. species might be cool.also seconding what >>3135466 said about the alien ship crashing, that'd be a pretty cool event imo
>>3135426Something to do with the atmosphere clearing up due to the new organisms living on the surface would be a pretty "organic" event so to speak, not every event needs to be over the top tbqh
>>3135470would make sense with the atmospheric cleaners that dominate the land
>>3135472thirding that, would be pretty fun to have the atmospheric cleanup actually have some sorta effect and all the species in the game need to evolve to deal with that (especially the spouts)
>>3132422The Roombapedos further streamline, oh man they're so streamlined, it's really cool, honest.To become more aerodynamic, their magma collector duplicates, acting as a pair of propellers that spin around it's body, taking advantage of the motor already present on the main "water pump". This both speeds up the machine and makes it more effective, being able to collect thrice as much geothermal energy. It also has a shitton of flaps and fins now, cause they're neat. It's shredders become bigger, letting the machine grind up more [SCRAP] as it goes.
>>3135478oh yeah is not a model of the spout producing steam and oxygen? and would not this crap eventually fall from the sky making the water dirty?
>>3135478An updated phylogenic tree to acompany the event would be nice, that way we can visualize which species are getting neglected or are in need of an evo
>>31347551) Motherships now have a tube that cycles seawater in order to cool itself. The cooler body temperature allows it to more efficiently use energy by making its body more conductive. Less energy is wasted through wireless charging now.>>31336032) Fuzzy Logic Archivevovores experience further streamlining of their bodies. The core now projects a spherical code barrier around itself in order to protect its core from other psychovore derivatives. As a side effect, any water trapped within the core is a few degrees coooler than its surroundings.>>3134856Tank DeCons now have a literal tank of water, allowing it to keep its body cool while on the surface. When the water is too hot to keep the tank Decons cool, they simply expel it and 'drink' cool water
>>3135480That feels like a little much all at once imo
>>3135466I had "alien intervention" scrawled on a notebook with no idea what to do with it. This gives me ideas. Awesome, thanks.>>3135469It never stopped being in the mix, just nobody cares. Maybe something that forces everyone to roll for organics.>>3135470Yeah I'm not looking for over the top, something small enough to give people something. To play with if they want. I don't think the atmosphere is going to clear up just yet, though. Fun as it is, this is a slow thread, so cool things have only just started to happen in response to that even though it's been in effect for a while.>>3135472>>3135478Okay but then I kept reading and you guys are into it. Tell you what, when I decide on the next event I'll throw a 50/50 roll for whether or not the atmosphere cleans up as a freebie.>>3135483There always is, but that shit takes time. The neglected species in the charts above aren't getting any less neglected, though.>>3135480>>3135500I agree that this is a lot at once but you won me over with the late shopping network presentation.I'm just here to come up with events and composite evolution trees. Unless it's completely ridiculous, whether or not something is "too much" is up to you guys.
>>3135515Whatever you decide to do, OP, we're all for it. This is the best Evo Game I've seen in ages, I'm having an absolute blast coming up with ideas for this thread. Thanks again for all your hard work, we really appreciate it.
>>3133634The Social Lysis has evolved antennae that let's it scan it's surroundings by constantly emitting electromagnetic pulses and then examining the waves as they bounce off of surfaces. This also let's them communicate with their peers, however although the frequencies for "seeing" and "speaking" are different, they can sometimes get mixed with eachother, causing the machines to get confused for a short period of time. It seems the [CODE] for growing this structure "borrows" part of the sequence responsible for building the species' legs, which has lead to the growth of an extra pair.
>>3134120With land still reeling from the effects of the continental impact, dust storms are not uncommon. Powerful winds combined with debris kicked up from the crash plague the more flat, open reaches of the continent. The Psychoshield has learned to utilize these storms by opening up their bristles and catching the wind at the right moment to propel themselves forward on their skates. The usefulness is not limited to dust storms, even slight breezes are enough to give them a welcome boost when chasing prey or escaping predators.
>>3135593I'm really loving this line
>>3135515its good to have you here. It feels like old /tg/ style evo. I dont know if you are the social type but there is a dedicated evo discord. its quiet when there is not evo/ evo based civ going on, but the group is palatable and easy going. Mostly a mix of really new folks and old hands from the /tg/ days, interested?
>>3135672I'm interested at least. I love evo games but I usually hate the body horror/gross monster style that eventually results so the robots thing is pretty good for me
>>3135676https://discord.gg/gnURkX links good for 24 hours.
>>3135488>>3135000Some motherships have developed four small rounded pegs on the front and rear of their bodies to help avoid rolling over while resting within the oilreef's caverns.
>>3134777The Sentry Siphon Has developed three additional cameras to greatly aid in the perception of depth for the purpose of neutralizing potential threats.
>>3135488Tank DeCons have developed a raised plate with small wide openings for the purpose of further cooling of its inner machinery, allowing it to travel on land for longer periods of time without needing to stop and drink.
>>3135716>>3135593>>31355341) Psychoshields gain the ability to generate a brief flash of light in order to frighten potential predators and stun would-be prey.3) The Social Lysis experienced further fragmentation of its datagrass 'brain'. Each 'node' has a specialized function. However, due to increased nutrient requirements, the body experiences some slight atrophy as it's used for little more than for processing SCRAP and OIL.3) The Motherships develop additional loops of cooling tubes, allowing them to dive deeper in the volcanic vents before overheating as the water circulates around their body more times. This lets them be hidden further underground, safe from any predators.
>>3135752>>31339141) have recently begun producing Tank DeCons with a slope coming down from their water tanks, not only to increase stability but also to house an extension of their tanks, allowing them to hold even more water. their cooling vents have also increased in size, maximizing their use of cooling systems. some Tank DeCons can go up to a week without needing to refill their tanks at all, however most still do so every few days.2) a common fault in construction causes many Psychocrabs to be constructed with a secondary row of datagills, allowing them to feed off sun light and go longer between each [CODE] feeding, often going days without feeding only to jump into motion and suddenly spear prey.
>>3135868(forgot to mention, i envision the Tank DeCons who go up to a week without refilling their tank to be Tank DeCons who have actually begun traveling further inland in search of [SCRAP] on the former megastructure, where they'll be safer from the ever harsher predators of the coastline)
>>3131448It now has a third, degenerated head on the tip of it's tongue, with it's eyes replaced with bulbs that give off light, drawing in prey.
>>3135426The Lysis affected by the [CODE] cancer have begun behaving strangely, those with advanced cases congregating, their growths becoming so large that their Structure Grass colonies often merge, becoming massive megacolonies,leading to them now being called the 'Colony Lysis'. Strangely, their main bodies continue functioning despite their structure grass having fused, and can even construct more 'juvenile' Colony Lysis, who almost always develop the same cancerous growths as their parent colony.
>>3135415a new model have been created to take advantage of this >>3136146 nearly blind pile of food they have stolen designs for drills and compacted them allowing them to easily make pits and tunnels in the crystalline lysis cancer feeding on a fine diet of data a ground up crystal. they have also evolved joints in there new tail that allows them to manually drop there seeds in suitable hole in the crystal making a safe place for the parasitic seeds to incubate to maturity and drilling into the hulls to inject them with the [CODE] to reproduce and feed this also allows the main bodies of the mega colony to exchange design [DATA ] and with the tunnels under the surface safe from predators they can use there CORE unit to regrow any amount of there body even if they need to constantly maintain them. they are spreading ironically like cancer in the lysis [CODE] cancer that makes up the colony lysis
>>3136219due to the tight environment and no lack of food there bodies have antropied and compacted especially its photosynthetic wafers and exposing the raw metal insides of it and shrinking its oversized front legs adapting them more to live inside there tunnels and caverns inside the crystals they continue living without any natural or unnatural enemies
>>3135761A number of the bulbs on the bristles of the Psychoshield have mutated, now serving a secondary function as eyes. At any given time, a Psychoshield may have a varying number of both eyes and bulbs, their placement constantly shifting on the surface of the malleable datashield.The increased degree of control over the datashield needed to keep the eyes functioning has resulted in the ability to manipulate it more finely, and now the Psychoshields can perform feats as complex as having multiple types of datatissue deployed at once, with common applications being simple clamp-like arms made of two datashields and some motile bristles, used for rudimentary grooming behavior: when two Psychoshields meet, they will use their clamps to pick out and remove any stray grime that has latched onto their colleague. This finer level of maintenance has extended the average lifespan of the creature.
>>3133634thanks to the overabundance of psychoticks found in the Colony Lysis, some smaller specimens of the shredders have managed to find a steady, easy to catch food source. with a smaller fin span and a tendency to hunt in groups, these Swarm Shredders talk the cancerous mounds and tunnels of the Colony Lysis, feeding on any Psychoticks they find.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>3132422Some red siphons develop limited gliding capability thanks to a powerful tandem propulsion. This allows them to escape predators by leaving the water, but also exposes them to corrosive atmosphere.
>>3136291some have armored there backside and added a rotated joint allowing them to defend themselves. with not only there rotating metal ass, the rotation interacting strangle with the exposed circuits and wafers emitting a contagious short lived burst of [DATA] making the computation cores and [DATA] glitch for the predators long enough for them to most often escape from danger or incapacitate most of them and escape but they cant do this all the time due to how energy intense the [DATA] burst is so they start to group up in the cavern system forming small colonies because being alone and using up the burst means most often certain death
>>3136649(they rotate there ass acting as a ram in the face of the predator and as a rotating EMP/[DATA] emitter that glitches out the one receiving the burst but it takes time to recharge)
>>3135515oh idea energy based lifeforms or hard light lifeforms?
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3136655
>>3136703I think if we made a thing like that it should be like the datacubes or other things where it has an "emitter core" or something that is physical. would be thematically correct, but also pretty cool.
>>3136739we can probably do a crystal lifeform with metal skeleton the semi crystal/metal semi-cells would make it more acid and rust resistant and possibly immune and would allow for classic cellular biology
>>3136768the psycovore based creatures are already there. We have monolithic data cells, we could just go for microscopic datacells.
>>3136773i mean like as a internal structure we have metal like a skeleton and some reinforcement but going for total gel like or crystal based "flesh" with a cellular biology made from specifically adapted microscopic creatures working together to form one unit like normal flesh creature and your idea would be a perfect start and allow for a even smaller eco system its not often we do viruses or microscopic/bacteria things in evo
>>3135426some structure grass are developing protrusions containing needles piercing into other structure grass and having its single radial eye sinking into the center with some mirroring allowing it to look to both sides they are stronger at holding together but they suck out extra energy out of there neighbors
>>3136845the parasitic structure grass back limbs are becoming segmented and lengthening making there grip stronger and there extensions more flexible. there front needles deforms and splits into two they have become its four dedicated feeding extensions connected to the center with flexible [data] conductive strands.
>>3136146>>3135752>>31364051) develops a more refined cooling system. Water is allowed to travel through spiral pipes and cool the body via evaporative cooling2) the mouth parts develop in order to swallow the tougher psychoticks whole. 3) complex structures begin to form in the colony datagrass. At a glance, they seem pretty but their purpose is insidious. Psychoticks will get lost inside the complex structures while being bombarded with codebursts.These codebursts will slowly transform the psychotick's internals into more Colony Datagrass, turning the once harmful predators into prey
>>3131496Generations near the top of it's food chain and a number of [CODE]-based symbioses has triggered a rare change in the cooperative organisms of the Mindfields. The occasional shoot of Mindgrass is born with a double-helix data-plate, doubling it's potential intelligence and data intake. These "Mothergrass" begin to exhibit signs of higher intelligence rare- though not unique- for the inhabitance of Vita ex Machina (is what I decided the name of this planet is). It serves a "director" to the webworks of mind grass, controlling the distribution of [CODE], shape and formation of their fatal data-webs, and dictate the direction of their spread. Even the use of esoteric, digital "tools"; altering the wavelengths of the webs to mimic the thought patterns of species known to it, luring in it's prey, guiding the entire web's discharge to a targeted point to bring down larger, hardier prey, and running "counterclockwise wavelengths" to render itself completely invisible to the perception of potential threats. >>3135672You know, I don't actually have discord, what with being an antisocial weirdo and all. I REALLY like my anonymity, and get kind of uncomfortable when people can recognize me. That's just me though.Plus I've never liked having a "behind the scenes" when it comes to stuff like this. It tends to breed cliques, weird inside rules, favoritism, etc. Nothing I'm actually accusing anyone of, I'm sure it's just a convenient way of keeping track of things, just saying that's my phobia based on things I've seen from when other public /tg/ projects split off. I might join when this thread dies or another game comes up if I feel like keeping up, though. Good work trying to keep evo games alive though, I think they're a blast.
>>3136969We really need something that can make datagrass fuck off soon. Looks like it'll dominate the planet unless we do.The turret fish seem like a good candidate
>>3136995Geez I didn't really mean to give that impression. I just assumed that there are these relatively small patches of uncomfortably smart needles sitting around in a few remote places. I guess nobody ever stated exactly how much they've spread though. Anyway, about an incoming eventI'm going to drop a couple choices for you to roll on, but don't expect them SOON soon. I've had a busy day so there's no art made, and honestly I just want to generate hype until I can figure everything out. Point is; keep playing if you want, don't wait for the event to land or anything.
>>3136995Something with a built in faraday cage?
This is an automated notice. Atmospheric anomaly no longer detected. Pre-experiment perimeters met. Have a nice day, Director.>The age of fire has passed. Volcanic activity seems to have settled down for the most part, and the pollution in the atmosphere has mostly settled out. Leaving behind only a slightly polluted sea of volcanic islands, and an ecosystem tempered in fire.Moments later, the screen reignites. Flashing a familiar message to no one.>Please insert “Dice+1d100” into your options field. There’s only like 19 people in the thread so anyone who wants to will roll, and the majority will rule.1-50>[CRITICAL ERROR: WARNING: CONTAGION YET TO BE CONTAINED, PLEASE NOTIFY DIRECTOR]51-99>[FATAL ERROR: ALERT: UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL DETECTED IN THE AREA. INTRUDERS WILL BE EXECUTED. PLEASE VACATE THE PREMISES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EXPERIMENT]100-100-1oOO0)- - - ->[UNKN->[UNKNOW>UuNKNNNnO-W-W-wwwwwwwww̷̧̢̛̦͙͕̱̰̓́̌́͛̍̂̽͠͝ẃ̵̧̞͔̤̝̗̖̹̟̹̃͒́̎̽̃͗͌̾̑n̶̨̞͈̼͎̝͉̺̤̩̥̰̂̓͊́̑n̶͖̺̬̖̗̣͓͎̞̒͊̾́͂́̿̉̃͜n̷̛̘̫͋͒̿̇̀͝n̸̛̰̱̆̀̏͌͆n̷̢̧̢̨̡̹̝̝̹͖͓̖͍͉͔̟̼̝̰̻̥̰̞̫͍͓̭͔̭̆̽n̵̡̢̨̮̱̟̩̩͚͎͍͉̞̼͇͖̝̬̹̯̩͍̬̼͙̦̼̤̞͉̜̉͗͐̂͆͂͂̓͐̈̎̆̄͒̆͊̓̓̈́͌̃̓̈͛̕͘̕͘͝ͅͅǹ̵̢̢̛̫̮͙̺͚̝̫͔̻̦͙̺͖̩͎̖͙̒̊͌͒͗̇͒̑̃͛̉͗͗͒̊͌̈̈́̌̀̃̈́̈́͜͝͠n̷̡̧̛̜̮͖̺̩̟̠̼͕̰̯̞̜̞̬̘̫͇̣̣̟̜͍̘̘̻̫͕͓̓̉̌͐̒͗̑̽͌̑͋͑͒̎̉̋̍͑͊̀̊͘̚͝͝ͅn̴̨̧̢̡̛̼̗͙̥͓̺͉͓͔̰̟͙̥̫̜̞͔̖͕̺̝̘̘̟̹̣̫͕̩͈̰̮̋͋̉̒͒́̍̆̈͌̏̇̽͂́̎̀́̓̇̈́͑̔̈́̽̿͊̈́̂͛͒̉́͝͠͝ṋ̴̡̢̧̢̝̪͕͎̘̥̙͕̘̙̘̤̜͉̩̙̼̩͉̙̟̗̥̮͙͎̯̘̱̠̰͗̾̑̏͐͑̊̈́̉̎̃͗̐̚̚ͅn̶̛͈̭͎̮̮̱̻̰̰̝̝̙͕̱͉͈̺̤̖̮̟̣̟̹̮͐̓̑́̈̊̉͗̓͋́̈́̄͋̌̊̃͑̕̕͜͠ͅ
>>3136655they have developed a rubbery coating over there thinking circuits mixed with some dense metal powder and they that turned off or dulled there passive receiving function extremely have a much greater chance of survival they are sender they have no use of receiving there drill has expanded so has its power so this has become quite a hungry and angry creature out for revenge for its the lost members of there colonies/groups/packs they share [DATA] with each other expanding there knowledge on survival between individuals they now plant as many of there seeds they can and now lay in ambushes for there predators
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>3137050
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>3137051for organics
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>3137050
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>>3137051have compacted all the different external data wafers inside its spinning tube >>3137098so we write in the number and roll or do we just roll?
>>3137036I mean if you think about it, we currently only have three prominent plants. The oilreefs and the datagrass underwater and the colony mindgrass above ground.
>>3137050Never rolled on /qst/ before, but I'm glad to pop my cherry here
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>3137138
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>3137136/dice 1d100
>>3137108>so we write in the number and roll or do we just roll?You just roll 1 d100 in response to the event, at the end (which is just when everyone's rolled and I come back) the one with the most rolls happens.
>>3136952Some TankDecons have developed small growths atop their cooling towers which transmit the thought patterns of much smaller organisms to mask their own, this effect causes mindfields to transmit only a fraction of the discharge that would be needed to neutralize the DeCon, thus the Tank DeCon is now capable of traversing mindfields, if only for a limited time.
>>3137186>>3137189>>3135897>>31357331) Sentry Siphons gain additional storage capabilities. The added processing power allows them to fine tune their lasers specifically for clearing out mindfields and their associated mothergrass2) Tank decons now require additional processing power to manage their cooling systems. This is located in a codeblock between their heads and cooling systems.3) these decons now have drills which aid in scaling and attaching to cliffsides
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>3137376Damn it.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>3137050rolllingggg
>>3137284These drill decons, Drillcons if you will, as a result of being able to climb much quicker than before, grow longer and more controllable tail/tongues to assist them in seeing what's around them and where they're headed. It could also be used somewhat as a weapon, swatting at and smacking anything that draws near; very useful for when the drillcons arms are attached to things
>>3134755The Stormbolt Siphons have developed a pair of turbines on their flippers. This greatly improves their speed in the water, allowing them to respond to threats much more quickly.
>>3135761>>3130245>>31369691) Has turned it's photovoltaic panels into highly reflective surfaces, that act as "electric mirrors", able to bend and reflect both sunlight and self-produced light, making them nigh-invisible to the primitive eyes of predators. 2) The Social Lysis evolve multiple "beacons" on their nodes, which project a protective databarrier that stops it from being infected by other organisms, mainly the cancerous structure grass that has developed in the past era.3) Double-Helix Spirals have further refined their task-assesment processors, developing a special receptor-effector that analyses the code of dangerous machines that have penetrated their fields, and produces a customized signal that inabilitates them.This process is risky and energy consuming, since once the signal is transmitted, it's reflected by the entire field, overiding its other protective measures and frequencies. This is why it is used very rarely as a sort of pest control "hail mary".
>>3136470The Gliding Siphons develop a series of lightweigh, thin flaps they use to further propel themselves. When suspended above water, these flaps extend like a paper fan, and splash rapidily on the waters surface, letting the animal "fly" above it for a short period of time.
>>3136405The Swarm Shredders have developed a method of projecting [CODE] that has greatly enhanced their hunting methods. They have grown a pair of flexible 'horns' tipped with specialized [CODE]-based organs. These horns can project [CODE] at a target, and infects them with a virus for a short amount of time that constantly informs the Shredder of their target's physical location, making hiding completely impossible. In addition, this data is transmitted not only to the Shredder, but also every other member of the Shredder's swarm, thus allowing the entire swarm to pursue a target for miles on end.
>>3137525Over the years of wandering into the webs of grass and surviving due to their reflective shells, these decons developed their electric mirrors across most of their bodies. With this new adaptation, they forfeited their ability to consume OIL to instead consume the CODE within the grass. The lack of OIL in turn makes them much slower, but with their immobile prey that isn't much of a problem
>>3133981Extremely corrupted data has lead to the development of the SwayVour, an armless, half blind DeVour offshoot which must pathetically slither through the floor to move.They require less energy and [SCRAP] to live than their cousins, and reproduce rather quickly, which has prevented their extinction so far.
>>3135277Sabertoothed GigaCons have developed additional segments due to a reproduction error. However, these segments have actually proved beneficial, as there is now room for more internal generators to produce additional thrust for the GigaCons. As a result, they are now much faster than before.
>>3137546Robot cancer seems to be at an all time high as Swarm Shrudders lose the [CODE] to grow their dorsal fins and replace it with two extra pair of horns.
>>3134839As these Oilsprouts become Oxysprouts, they come to be purely dependant on [TOXIN]. Instead of growing taller like any sane A.M. would do, they use their oxygen byproduct to fill their trends until they're full enough to float, effectively becoming balloons. These Oxysprouts spend their lifetime drifting in and above the corrosion, with only the wind and their expelled oxygen to guide them.*the balloon is probably bigger to carry it but im lazy
>>3137561Some Gigacons are corrupted by viral [CODE], and reproduce in a degenerate fashion. Interestingly, they are more resistant to outright termination of function, even if they become more and more ineffective, slowly crawling on the sea bed, or even beaches, mindlessly gnawing on any [SCRAP]. Worse, they seem to be able to spread the degeneration to other machines.
>>3137284With the atmosphere now being slightly more forgiving, the Tank Decon's back half no longer rots off almost immediately after birth.
>>3137576the Oxysprout gains segmentation and extra lift capability, for better propulsion with its suck blow method.
>>3137554The Swayvour eventually develops an unconventional method of self-defense that makes it much more capable of survival. A pair of rocket thrusters have developed on their blocky appendages, letting them deliver high-impact punches against their prey and would-be predators.
>>3136315The Psychoshields have fine-tuned their proboscis. In addition to the harpoon-like firing mechanism, it can also be manipulated like a tendril, allowing the Psychoshield to attack its targets from a number of new angles. This increased level of control over its appendage has given the Psychoshield a number of new hunting methods.
>>3137579The CoarseCons begin replacing their damaged hulls with, well, nothing. Their bodies are now in part slightly covered by basic structural scaffolding, which protects them relatively just as well as their broken hulls, but is less heavy and clunky, proving to be more beneficial to their survival.
>>3135160The Mindgrass that has adapted to track the cycle of the sun has undergone another evolution. This new model, Solargrass, has developed the ability to connect to other members of its species to share generated electricity. They have lost their ability to absorb [CODE] from prey, instead generating all of their power from solar energy. These now-benign structures are still considerably powerful in terms of electricity, being able to generate enormous amounts of power through sheer numbers. When enough Solargrasses are gathered together, they form a Solarfield, a sprawling plain of orange solar panels that store unimaginable levels of power.
>>3137548>>3137581>>31375961) A more ordered arrangement of electric mirrors allows it to use its energy more efficiently. This allows it short bursts of speed before needing to cool down.2) Hypertrophy of the cooling module continues. Due to a lucky mix of [OIL] [WATER] and [CODE], the mixture of Oil and Water is transmuted into an extremely cold material called [CRYOTHEUM]. Exposure of its internal wires to extreme code allows superconduction, which drastically decreases its need for energy.3) the psychoshield's face lights gain red and green pigments. For some reason, despite the adaptation being functionally useless, the psychoshields with pigmented lights reproduce faster.
>>3137684With the addition of it's back half and the new [CRYOTHEUM] running throughout it's systems, the Tank decons inner wiring grows more streamlined and compact. This has enabled it to reduce it's top cooling tower to only one, however since the towers also host it's masking systems, the remaining tower is now capable of being aimed to make up for the loss.
>>3137540Certain groups of gliding Siphons abandoned their hind propellers in favor of a thruster. With this, they can now launch themselves up out of the water to the glide town from even higher heights, at the expense of being slower in the water. To combat this, their front propellers curve inward to form a grasper of sorts, allowing them to latch onto and siphon from the Oxysprouts that drift above.
>>31350251) MethylSprouts have developed a longer life-cycle, spawning smaller offspring that depends on it's progenitor to survive until it's fully matured. 2) The Towering Methylspouts are an incredibly uncommon, long-lived machine that can only live in large Solarfields. They no longer burn the alcohol they produce, instead taking advantage of both it's low boiling point and the large amounts of light reflected by the (>>3137633) to produce Methanol vapor to power it's now large amount of turbines. To minimize energy loss, the vapor is now condensed atop of it's body and then reutilized, having a much smaller, emergency exhaust orifice.
>>3135480>>31354881) Fuzzy Logic Colonialvores take advantage of their highly protected [CODE] and begin preying extensively on the Colony Datagrass (>>3136952) with large swarms of them stunting their growth and limiting the "hivemind's" influence on other species. They develop another pair of "wings" to aid them escape the defenses of the colonies.2) Roomaelstorm shorten their bodies considerably, becoming much stockier yet energy efficient. They make up for their loss of aerodynamics by speeding up their propellers, resulting in them being percieved as moving whirlwinds by other species.
>>3133697The Oilspouts which have been plagued by Mindfields, Lysi, Psycholances and other [CODE]-based predators have found an adaptation. One particular Oilspout infected by [CODE] had developed an antivirus program to purge any [CODE] from its systems, and this antivirus spread to its solar collection sphere. The structure, normally limited to collecting sunlight, found an additional purpose in projecting anti-[CODE] light out around itself in large spotlights, disrupting and even purging all [CODE]-based predators in its vicinity. Thus, the Lighthouse was born. Although this defense mechanism is extremely useful, it takes a huge amount of power to use, so the Lighthouse can only use it for one or two hours out of the entire day. Despite this limitation, the [CODE]-based predators have learned to recognize the presence of these Lighthouses, and do their best to avoid them, or at the very least, move in these territories with extreme caution.A side effect of this structure appearing is that other organisms that don't prey using [CODE] gather together within its territory, as it is technically a 'safe zone'.
>>3134459When numerous Bricks gather together, they increase their computing power. Over millennia, they have gradually increased the power generated by this process, becoming more and more advanced. This has resulted in a new ability - their [CODE] manipulating potential has become so great, they can temporarily manifest it as Hard Light. These simple geometric shapes are used for basic purposes, such as sharp edges to ward off predators or shields to protect themselves from danger. It remains to be seen if this Hard Light manifestation becomes more advanced, but for now, its potential as a future super power is enormous.
>>3137829>>3137633>>31376101) Tank Decons can now use their [CRYOTHEUM] to convert their tongues into truly fearsome ice lances. They use them to mine out scrap from the former support structure or to attack other AMs, turning them into scrap to consume.2) CoarseCons have begun to develop an immunity to the virus which originallyinfected them. The code for immunity is stored in golden rings interspersed throughout their body and persists even after their death. If an infected CourseCon were to eat the corpse of an immune CourseCon, they would gain the immunity themselves.3) SolarGrass develop large batteries with which to store their excess energy. This allows them to draw from their stores when the sun is blocked out by the Oxysprouts
>>3138915The CoarseCons' inmunity quickly transmits across the species, it's structure rebuilds and fixes itself overtime.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3130431over the aeons, the original megaspouts continued to grow in the deeps, unmolested and unperturbed, growing along some unseen agenda, until one day across the world, a synchronized dance of heaven-bound stars rose, carrying with them new life, and a new mission. their destination: the orbital scaffolding.
>>3137684Automatic repair processes are adapted which allow for a repackaging of compact economical [CRYOTHEUM] equipment, with retractable arms for self repair.
>>3139151>>3139270>>31394071) The CourseCons gain flexible, segmented bodies revolving around spherical segments connected by their golden rings to allow them more maneuverability as they zoom around. A harder headplate grows over their primary jaws, allowing them to resist impacts to the head.2) CryoCons gain stronger hind arms, useful for manipulating heavy objects. This combined with the increased power from their cryotheum supercooled wiring allows them to exert super powerful punches for mining out SCRAP.3) the mini rockets from the Megaspouts gain vibrating claws for mining out scrap from the orbital scaffolding.
>>3137050I'm back. Spent all yesterday on an airplane and still had some stuff to get done. Anyway looks like the Critical Error won 3 - 2, so I'll roll myself just to see what happens. Again it's going to be a relatively minute event and will absolutely not be worth the wait. Partially because I am fucking drained and can't muster the creativity to come up with something better
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>3139560>so I'll roll myself just to see what happensHe says as apparently the dice didn't take for some reason.
>>31381311) streamlines its body further. A high impact shield protects its code from strong impacts and it develops a second lobe for calculating launch distances for exiting the water.It can survive above water so long as there's water surrounding its core.>>31375632) The [code] projectors fuse into a pair of truly massive horns. These can project code at a distance and strong enough code to disrupt the structure of colony Datagrass.>>31375543) Gains additional armor over its body parts, enabling it to outlast other normal SwayVours
>>3137050>[CRITICAL ERROR: WARNING: CONTAGION YET TO BE CONTAINED, PLEASE NOTIFY DIRECTOR]It seems the mechanical ecosystem of this ruined planet isn't the only thing to have seen immense change over the past millennia. Having gone relatively unnoticed all this time, save for being used as the occasional food source for the uncaring AM, this... thing, seems to have undergone a great deal of change since it was first released. Aided in no small part by gathering at, and feeding off the energy of the thermal vents shortly following the support structure's impact. But with the oceans cooling and the environment returning to normal, the only organics on this planet are ins earth of a new energy source.Organic plague>Every evolution moving forward MUST roll a d20 to determine if it becomes infested until the plague has ended.>The plague can be combated via specialized evolution, and can end prematurely if the environment counteracts It well enough >On rolling a 1, 10, and 20 that evolutionary branch will be replaced with a biomechanical version of itself. Up to you to determine what that actually changes.Or if you don't want to go through the effort, say so and I'll try to get to it myself. I don't want to discourage anyone from playing.>>3130953For more detailsHit me with some feedback. I'm new to this and I'm trying to keep it new and weird enough to stay interesting but don't want to stray too far from the whole mechanical thing people like.
>>3139626Are organisms on land subject to the infestation?
>>3139626>Mandelbrot fractal organismsI don't know whether to be amazed or disgusted
>>3139628Oh I didn't think of that. I'm going to say anything that would be exposed to the water, or creatures in the water will be. Anything that's amphibious, siphons oil from the water (to my knowledge no one's actually made a method of producing oil on land yet), things that may fish to eat, etc. Plague rules apply; once one creature on land is infected, it's open season.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>3136912the parasite structure grass internal structure is growing more complex with segmentation in the back half the middle thickening and the front adapting to more easily leech out [DATA] with [DATA] conductive strands and folding of the metal surface leading to a compacted storage and processing lump of wires and compact data wafer material.
>>3137829Some Tank Decons, instead of outright losing their secondary pipe, repurpose it as a defensive measure, launching boiling-hot water at foes rather than letting it simply evaporate.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3139950forgot to roll
>>3139915with the loss of the eye freed up lots of energy. allowing for the development of a rudimentary "spine" with the conductive strands and growth of the "brain" allowing them to store much more data and combat anti- [DATA] and virus- [DATA] making them much more hardy
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3139955(forgot both)
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3139564The Horny Shrudder develops eyestalks because it's horns were impairing it's vision. These stalks aid in heat dissipation slightly as well.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3139486Some Coursecons have replaced their crusher jaws with scraping mechanisms, which can double as constricting claws, allowing it both to "graze" on the skin of prey as well as just holding it down and preventing escape while chewing it with it's main jaws.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>3129881The Spermotron, now that all of it's needs are met by the >>3137425 in exchange for fulfilling a reproductive function, no longer needs to hunt for prey, and as such it's stinger atrophies, now capable of gathering sustenance only from specialized pores in the host Drillcon's docking bay.
>>3139564The Wormvour's limbs have degenerated further, now nothing more than powerful mouthparts with which to dig into the soil. It's eyes, while still functional, are useless due to being almost completely covered by surrounding armor.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3140058forgot dice again, not sure if this guy ever interacts with water but why not roll anyways
Rolled 15, 1, 5, 17, 6, 15, 12, 10, 13, 15 = 109 (10d20)>>3137973>>3137563>>3137540>>3137512>>3137284>>3135761>>3135733>>3133831It was the year of the siphons... sequential order for dice.----1. Beta Siphons have streamlined over the generations, developing a rudder and social structure based off of sequential ventral lights. Schools of the machines can be seen zipping through areas with dense electromagnetic fields for induction feeding of electricity. Outside of using [SCRAP] to reproduce, this is their only method of feeding.2.Yellow Siphons have moved towards costal regions, taking advantage of the shallower waters to simply skim the surface. A slower paced lifestyle has lead to drooping fins.3. Red siphons are now equipped with superheated blade like fins, and a powerful pumpjet to keep up with their prey.4. Cancer siphons have lost all fins in favor of tendrils, and often just creep along the oceanic floor, or even onto land for short hunting forays.5. The Great Basking Siphon has lost its original mouthparts in favor of a basking filter. That's a bold move cotton, lets see how that one plays out.6. Glide siphons continue to develop finer aerodynamic controls and a lighter superstructure. Often they will be found floating on the surface of the water as opposed to swimming within it.7. Siphonbads have become a parasitic organism and occasional predator, using a powerful articulated trunk to puncture the hulls of other machines and suck out their [OIL]8. improved winglets allow for more precise aquabatics.9. pivoting joints within the fins allow the structures to act as a speed break, enabling quick target acquisition after bursts of activity.10. Mothership siphons come equipped with UHF/ VHF antenna arrays, only useful at short ranges they can communicate with their cohorts and oddly enough, beta and yellow siphons.
>>3140066-biomech: yellow siphons, #8 which is social to 9 and 10.
Hey OP, when we make biomechanical creatures do we proceed with the biological parts being an infestation, like some sort of overgrowth on the robot, or it being a direct continuation of the robot, being actual useful parts?
>>3139956are changing there blueprints for there internal structure making the body stronger and flexible and bigger storage with every segment acting as a batteries making them more long lived and avoiding starvation but slowing down there reproduction due to the fines needed for manufacturing and growing
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3140130(sorry for the bad grammar and forgetting the dice again and i am drawing in layers so ignore whats inside the black line)
>>3140066A primitive gill-like filament now lines the inner surface of the Siphon's mouth, sucking up oxygen from the surrounding waters in order to partake in processes that now take place inside the creature's body. Thanks to increased energy efficiency provided by organic chemical reactions, it is now able to lead a much more active life.Aside from the possession of a metabolism and the addition of fingers, not much has changed in the creature's life. It can still detach it's tail in cases of emergency, although now the cables connecting the tail to the body pump liquid instead of electricity; It can still form memories, although now it's datapad is covered by a protective window and is connected to some untraditional processing systems; And it still feeds on oil, even though now the chemicals inside it are more than just fuel to it.
>>3140096Mostly up to you, but I'd say make an addition like normal, only with something biological instead of mechanical. Replace a bit with something biological, add something biological that would be beneficial, just sort of make the whole thing fleshy and gross, etc. Then from then on you can add t either bio, mech, or some combination to that line indefinitely.
>>3140066the infection took many forms, some symbiotic and some parasitic, all oddly maintained the original function of the machine they inhabited, either slowly supplanting it, twisting it, or fusing in harmony.
Rolled 19, 8, 2 = 29 (3d20)>>3140066>>3140058>>31400091) CourseCons now develop additional thrusters on their sides for additional maneuverability. For some reason, they tend to target the infected for destruction.2) Wormvours develop eye stalks in order to see better despite their heavy armor.3) Mothership Siphons develop additional datagills to store info. Due to a freak mutation, their cooling system now also transmutes OIL and water into CRYOTHEUM, vastly improving their cooling systems.
I left this thread for a couple of days... oh geez, i lost a lot of stuff
Can i get a quick rundown on the current evotrees?
>>3141033I recomend rereading
>>3141033and i cant because it appears its kind of going crazy
>>3140132expanded there internal battery structure. Developed a kind of rubbery silicate that can contract and expand with the right [DATA] signals allowing them to slowly and often with great failure move when the structure grass they where feeding on died
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>3141341
>>3141345some have adapted more for there parasitic lifestyle developing a smooth outer surface other then the hooks covering its body.They wriggle and expand and contract there bodies borrowing into anything they can get there tip into to FEED on [DATA] and electricity and energy to keep them alive.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3141510
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>3138072Rolling for Methylspouts
>>3141572Methylspout larvae are now fitted with Methanol tanks that act as an emergency fuel reserve, highly reducing the mortality rates of the species during this prepubescent phase.This evolutioanary development has an unintended consequence, the brutal poisoning of Land Dwelling organics. Although the ingestion of Methanol had been a regular ocurrence in the above-water trofic food chain, with it having almost no negative consequences on the machines that make it up , the effects this molecule has on organics are hard to not notice- with most cells that come into direct contact dying almost inmediately
>>3140066>>3139950>>31339981) Tank decons have developed a hybrid Leg/tread walking system that allows them to be faster on land. This also allows them the ability to walk on rough terrain.2) Cancer Siphons have now begun walking upside down, using their 'feelers' as legs. They are now amphibious, spending about half the time on land.3) Overclocked Cons have developed vents that release code that superheats the water around them. They'll occasionally be launched out of the water by the superheated steam they create.For some reason, they're incredibly hostile towards >>3140224 and >>3140624 and will swarm them, superheating the water until the biological portions of their hated species die.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3139564Colonialvores have developed a specialized dataring around their circular body. When [CODE] is run through this ring at high speeds, it produces a unique anti-gravity effect that allows the Colonialvore to levitate, free of the effects of gravity. They cannot use this ability for long periods of time without overheating, so they use it in conjunction with leaping out of the water to remain in the air for as long as possible.
>>3141753Those aren't the colonialvores, buddy
>>3141767Whoops, the Archiveovores.
Rolled 8, 12, 8 = 28 (3d20)>>3141711Whoops I forgot to roll
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3140066Certain parasitic Siphonbads have learned that by roosting and hiding among the segments of Oxysprouts, they are able to prey upon other species of Siphon and AM that get close. To help with their ambush, their trunks become pointed and retractable, able to be fired off like harpoons to capture their prey.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>3138915These Tank Decons further develop their use of [CRYOTHEUM], now able to route them through their tower and fire it as a cannon, with the hind arms becoming support to reduce recoil. When [CRYOTHEUM] is used in this way however, the fluid prevents use of the masking system temporarily, and also prevents use of the spear. Due to a decline in pollution as well the high rank this decon has on the "food web", the structure and coating of their bodies are often seen more intact than others. The biggest problem this AM has is with its cousin decons >>3139950 as fights between them are often heated
>>3142033>>3141753>>3140980the mothership and these other two rolled for biological infection. Im going to be busy today, but we have art to make.
>>3142033When you evolve to live longer, you get to see more what the world has to offer. For one of these unlucky AM's that wasn't necessarily a good thing. After a strange creature somehow made its home inside this decon's [CRYOTHEUM] tank, the creature survived, and began influencing the AM's physical structure. Consumed oil now become a strange crimson liquid; the decon's armor shifted from red to a lavender carapace; and most strangely, It's eyes became more advanced, able to detect heat and see much more clearly than before.
>>3142046yeah i wasn't too sure what to add for it, if someone else would like to try feel free to
>>3142046The biological infection within the mothership was an unusual one. For the most part the machine's function was unchanged, but new sensor organs popped up here and there, as well as an appreciable increase in bandwidth for communication to it's subordinate units.The only significant change was that the mothership gained a "bay" which allowed it to intake individual siphons and process them with biological upgrades in a sort of reverse birthing process. Once fully "upgraded" the siphon would be released back into the school with no appreciable ill effects.
>>3141753science went too far. Archiveovores are an aberration of their former selves, hunting down other psyschovore based entities, most noticeably, their flapping wings allow them to take to the skies in swarms.
>>3140066mothership siphons begin standardizing their schools via parts commonality, going so far as to abduct siphons of other species or schools for examination. The increased amount of [CODE] spurs an evolutionary war between siphon schools.
>>3137610Those CoarseCons that survive the "cure" are stronger and more durable. The scrap [CODE] that powers their malign intellect enables them to enact crude self repairs via cannibalization of shattered or weaker CoarseCons. They are improving.
>>3142100Motherships gradually morph into mothers, behemoth and slow moving hubs to their schools, highly adapted to generating more siphon bio constructs.
Jesus this got weird fast>>3141033Yeah I'm going to throw together an updated chart. Give me an hour or two.
>>3142426Hey so remember that time I said hour or two? Turns out I mean day. Jesus Christ. Just gonna post the first two now and the rest when I'm done. Don't wait up.
>>3142981Breaking a cardinal sin here and had to make this a jpeg to keep the file size down. I recommend finding the originals in the thread to edit instead of the full chart.
>>3142981>>3142993wow those are big and its not even everything
>>3141510have adapted quite good to its parasitic lifestyle its spikes have widen and hardened becoming mobile sharp rasping metal scales.Its tail has found a function as a drill allowing them to quite comfortably nest and feed in the surfaces on other creatures they are so small they dont really do anything noticeable other then making there surfaces rougher or in the case of a extreme infestation noticeably more hungry. When they are "born" there ass drill will stick out getting ready to infest anything that will rub against the surface where it was born and when moving to the new host there face spike sticks out.when the host they live in or were born in dies they as you say "abandon shop" swimming around blindly often infecting the predator that killed the host.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>3143093
>>3143093hm not trying to be mean or anything but maybe try avoiding chain evoing too much
>>3143172this was the end actually until i get a creature that threatens this creature you know when the arms race begin
>>3143172>>3143194>you know when the arms race beginI've trying to be nice about it and not outright making it a rule, but I think I'm going to have to. If you're playing this competitively you're playing wrong. Contribute to the evolutionary arms race, don't spearhead it, that's not how it works. There's a difference between>Thing threatens creature, creature develops new feature to help it avoid that threatand>Thing threatens creature, creature becomes a completely different creature over the course of ten posts that is no longer threatened by it.Unless something hasn't been touched for a really long time, don't edit one of your own. One or two over the course of the thread is fine, but if you're just going to change one feature, post, change another, post, etc. you might as well just skip to the very end, and by then enough has changed that it breaks the whole "one thing" rule. All of this applies to anyone, by the way. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and you're super creative, so it'd be nice to see that creativity spread around a little more so it effects everything, not just one solid branch at a time. Side note: I missed a few of the oilspout evolutions. Namely >>3138131 , >>3137525 and their predecessors. For now I can squeeze the Lysis into the psychovore tree, but both will be added to the right chart by the next one. Let me know if I'm missing anything else, I'm starting to rush these a little.
>>3143317Those trees cleared up a bunch of stuff, thanks. Im going back into posting tomorrow morning.
>>3143550Happy to help. As always, the only extinctions are assumed; things early enough in the tree that's gone untouched. Any line can be brought back at any time with an evolution. I don't really see the point of extinction events since all it does is remove variety, so unless you guys really want one, don't expect any extinction events this game.Also is this thread not being bumped for some reason? It doesn't say it's hit autosave, but it hasn't moved in the catalogue or showed up on the first page in a while. Maybe I'm just being stupid and overtired.
>>3143575the harpoon fish has gained a longer spooled reel, simplified body structure that no longer allows tail detachment, and two smaller boosters of which only one is pictured. While still waterbound, it can be spotted ejecting from the oceanic environments at high speed to harpoon flying creatures. This is it's specialty.Laser Favela bug utilizes it's own body as a laser pump and focusing aid before reflecting the energy into an emitter on it's back to kill things which harass it. The laser is not that powerful, but it's aweful coloration frequently drives enemies away on it's own.Not Gamera Bug is powered by absorbing external sources of energy through its multi spectral lensing shell. It is also powered by the psychic hope of children, as children have not yet evolved on this planet, it is not powered by them, but once they do, it will be. Boosters in favor of legs result in a less mobile lifestyle until extreme and brief spurts of rapid mobility. The boosters are ruggedized enough that it can scuttle about on them in an endearing and adorable way. Never give up Not Gamera Bug San!
>>3139486>>3139270Hey important question. Are these little rockets just gathering materials for the spouts and coming back, or are they seeds to sprout new spouts on the orbital structure?
>>3143982Oh.>>3139270On rare occasion, these start coming back to the planet. They're mostly content to drive themselves into the ruins or ocean floor and gorge themselves on the raw materials, before returning to the orbital structure. Although on occasion they will actively seek out and AM's and systematically deconstruct them with their flexile golden claws.
>>3144108>>3143982correcting that a bit. Unless im told otherwise i was doing a bit of lore that the sprouts are a very, very, delayed function of the scaffolding to repair itself. So these new space sprouts are up there to fix shit, its a little late in the planetary timeline, but there it is.
>Saw this thread about a week agoOh this looks fun, I'll check in on it.>Christmas happens>Comes back to >>3142981 >>3142993 >>3143317 >>3143575Jesus, this looks cool as fuck, but damn that's a lot of stuff to catch up on. I really want to throw in a machine or two, but the sheer amount of stuff people have put out is insane. Congrats on making a solid Evo game, OP.
>>3144199That's fine, I like that idea. Keep doing what you're doing as if nothing happened. >>3144108 isn't changing regardless. All that matters right now is that once in a blue moon those sprouts are coming back as that, and there's a newly evolved predator rocketing down from space on occasion. I should probably add that no one should try evolving that, but considering my original post was to remark that>It's Helioclastic Index breaks materials down into hyper-refined Liptochrome. It's newly found Muul Drive is well capable of interplanetary travel, but it's [CODE] isn't sophisticated enough to recognize that. It will occasionally displace itself if under enough stress.I don't really think anyone's willing to take a shot at it. It's a whole thing, don't worry about it for now, and feel free to evolve things to be suitable to what you know about the orbital structure. There'll just be some reactions in one way or another.>>3144213Jump in, the water's mostly acidic and getting weirder by the day. Better to just put something out there and be corrected than just not do anything. All you really need to know is the food chain in the OP, and what eats what. Basically Oil replaces plants as a producer, everything else is "meat" for predators, and there are some things that can fuck with or outright eat your equivalent of a consciousness. Also the currently ongoing event here: >>3139626Aside from that you can always pick something you like and read down it's line.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>3141711The vents of Overclocked Cons have adapted the antigravity technology of the Archiveovores. As a result, this superheated [CODE] can also help the Cons fly through the air for limited amounts of time, helping them prey upon the creatures of the air. They have developed a taste for the BioArchiveovores, disturbingly enough.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3140980The remaining, uninfected Mothership Siphons have recognized the infected versions of their species as threats. Once the other siphons are 'converted', the uninfected Mothership is unable to communicate with them or give them orders. For this reason, they have developed a scanner on the frontmost part of their dorsal plate that lets them detect biological material. Whenever they recognize an infected version of their species, they will either direct the swarm away from it, or signal an attack if the infected Mothership insists on assimilation.
>>3144267I decided to give it leg, In case of emergencies such as damages that ground it or going after grounded prey item
>>3140066Glide Siphons incorporate the alcohol into their bodies, no longer excreting it after feeding on land-dwelling spouts. They soon had found a use for it, fuel for their new thrusters. Although it was widely avaiable to them, methanol burned too fast for this new method of flight to be permanent, so the thrusters are used as an emergency resource to escape predators.
>>3140980The Crusacon has improved it's jaw system, making it better at tearing chunks from the prey it's hands have constricted.Additionally, it suffers an atavism, a long-inactive gene responsible for the growth of eyes surging to life. Due to the nature of it's secondary thrusters as degenerate bodies, they too have gained eyes, just like the main head.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>3144432forgot to roll again
>>3134415Among the various Devourer species inhabiting the ancient ruins, one species begins to show extreme territorial aggression. Atop their reflective, jet black shell, the single, semi-flexible horn atop their head thickens. When a competitor of it's species enters it's territory, they will violently butt heads until one of the combatants relents. The integrity of this horn is extremely important, and without it a Devourer may starve from lack of grazing ground, or die in one of these shows of dominance. As such, they tend to value the condition of this horn above anything, and even the slightest scuff will result in a violent fervor.I'm sorry. At least I decided against giving it the switchblade.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>3144432Turns out if you capitalize the word Dice it doesn't take. Go figure.
There any way to turn off ms paint softening all the lines I draw?
>>3144449>I like you.
>>3144478get yourself paint dot net. Has an option to switch off anti aliasing (the softening), has layers and all that stuff
>>3139964>>3137548>>31417111) Cancer Siphons begin preying on the solar powered oil-spouts, developing "suckers" that are able to directly drain energy from them and their batteries, and a specialized organ that stores power.2) Land-dwelling InvisiDeacons develop a corrosive liquid used to break down their prey, giving them the ability to use [SCRAP] as an energy source to make up for the lesser amount of code present on the "duller" SolarGrass3) Further refine their disruptive beams, going as far as growing a separate power cell for them, which has given them the ability to fire them continuously for moderate time intervals.
>>3144478draw with the pencil tool
>>3143609>>3140224>>31444321) The Laser Favela Bug's laser hypertrophies to the point that using it will occasionally overheat the Favela Bug to death. To combat this, the Favela Bug uses CRYOTHEUM that it steals from Tank Decons. It will occasionally damage the tubes of Tank Decons beyond repair by supping on their precious CRYOTHEUM2) The Biosiphons diversify to an immense degree due to the introduction of biological material to their system.2A) Has a round beak with a flat edge, perfect for crushing up smaller creatures for scrap. Introduction of Scrap into its diet hypertrophies its datapad, causing a red 'spot' to emanate from it. They are known as "Taiyo Biosiphons".2B) Has a pointed beak perfect for stealing oil directly from the tanks of other Siphons. In order to hide from Siphons better, they develop a spotted pattern that confuses the siphons' visual sensors. They are known as the "Maboroshi Biosiphons".2C) Has more developed claws and hind fins that allow it a more amphibious lifestyle. The claws are used for fierce battles during which it will use hit and run or guerilla tactics. The dark color scheme is used to facilitate these tactics. They are known as "Yoake Biosiphons"2D) These siphons develop an even larger head in for increased processing power. The calculations are used for complex aquabatics allowed by its twin tails.3) The Crusader develops yet another degenerate body where it processes most of its biological needs. Its old main body is now used exclusively for the analysis of threats and infections and for development of ways to combat them, whether the infections are computer viruses or biological
>>3144496Whoops forgot to roll
Rolled 11, 4, 7, 13, 14, 7 = 56 (6d20)>>3144498Doublefail
>>3144449I actually drew this as a joke, but okay here goes.The Bosozoku Devourers gain a powerful alternate form that allows them to copy the code of another AM being and temporarily manifest its most active portion in one of four modules. (Located in the four white leg portions) They cannot change a module once it's been written so they have to be careful with the ability.
>>3144449These black Devourers, due to the intense competition brought on by these territorial battles, have developed studded horns to improve damage on opponents, including a thick growth on the lower section acting as a sort of head-mounted sledge hammer. Along with a longer top growth used primarily in attempts to flip enemies a-la stag beetles
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>3144540
>>3142115The mutated Archiveovores have adapted quite well to their new partially biological bodies. Their antigravity [CODE] lets them levitate to new heights before they rely on their wings to keep them aloft, staggering these processes to remain in the air for long periods of time. To supplement their new wings and organs, their metallic exoskeletons extend to form additional bracings and a ribcage for extra protection.
>>3144612(Hey QM, do we have to roll for mutation on a creature that's already mutated?)
>>3144616No the roll is just to kick off a biological evolution. I don't see what it would actually do otherwise. Also I want to say if something gets that evolution, the immediate next offshoot of the one that got it in the first place wouldn't have to roll, because what would the point of that even be.
>>3144650OP could you do a state of the environment sort of post please?
>>3144449For the Darkvourer, a creature that spends it's whole life in combat, carrying offspring was a liability. As such, it has developed a way to reproduce without burdening itself. The club of the Darkvourer now carries a specialized organ, derived from what was once the animal's tongue, which carries upon it's end a seed that, when inserted into another Darkvourer's wound, will begin a metamorphosis into an adult specimen, maturing inside the victim's body and bursting out when the process is finished. Despite the grievous harm done to the victim, this is rarely lethal.The insemination process usually takes place after a territorial dispute, with the winner "impregnating" the loser.Additionally, the club increases in size, becoming heavier and thus more damaging.>>3144496The Shank Biosiphon is a Taiyo Biosiphon that has taken up arms, using the local supply of psychovores to stab people to death, or at least to brain death. The biosiphon itself is immune to the psychovore's effects, due to being made of meat.Also, it's former siphon components now form it's beak, and it's gills have relocated to the inside of it's mouth.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3144304It's somewhat remarkable that so many species have kept their original, extremely basic mouthparts from before they became complicated organisms. With the Mothership Siphon's significantly increased size, it's mouth adjusts to better intake large amounts of oil at a time. It also serves as a shelter and place to rest or hide for the smaller members of it's colony.>>3144676Oh yeah, environment, of course, right, that's something I've put thought into, definitely.Right now there's only four defined environmental variables. Land; which is all ruins and scrap, sea, leftover volcanic activity, and creature specific locations; mindfields, oilreefs, etc. I also mentioned that there's a sea of newly formed volcanic islands leftover from the heat wave. I really should make a real map soon, I'll get on that around the next event.
>>3145097(hey QM, i think we reached the image limit. can we expect a second thread?)
>>3145127one more thread! one more thread! one more thread. also quit being anti social and join us weird fucks in the discord. please.
>>3145144>https://discord.gg/gnURkXwould join, but it seems like this invite was only good for 24 hours lmao
>>3145171https://discord.gg/B6jyfhUpdated my journal. good for 24 hours. Ping the thread if you need a new link.
>>3145127>>3145178Oh shit I hadn't noticed. Yeah I'll throw one up soon. What's the usual protocol for that sort of thing? Usually I'd just wait for the thread to die, but holy fuck is this board slow. And yeah I'll get discord I guess, couldn't hurt.
>>3145408just throw up a new thread, link it back to this one.I'd suggest going through the evo tree and maybe now doing a die off, and starting the next thread with an event. Perhaps only the most recent evos to their concluded fork on a chain are still extant? If not that, then i'd suggest making a new batch of starting creatures for new players to grab onto so they can jump in without trying to understand the insanity of the old lineage, meanwhile the other players can just pull from this thread and update as needed.I mean I can also just shut the fuck up and color too, this is your thread, but we are all appreciative that you made it.
>>3145994>>3145994>>3145994>>3145994>>3145994NEW THREAD IS UP, GO HERE IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE PLAYING