Welcome to part three of the traditional Evolution game. Anyone is free to drop in at any time and drop out at any time. The rules of the game are simple and are as follows:1. Find a creature that is still alive2. Make up a nice mutation for them3. Paste the critter in MSPaint4. Add the mutation to them5. Post here, with a description.Now, for do's/don'tsDO post no matter how shitty your art is! It's not that hard to edit in paint, just do your best!DO try to use the pencil tool instead of brushes, as it will make it easier to edit linework and recolourDON'T mutate the same creature twice in a row! There'll be plenty of family lines in need of love.DON'T overdo mutations. A creature doesn't suddenly grow legs, intellect and fire-breathing.Again, without further ado, let me introduce the previous evolutionary lines and continuing creatures!
>>2352850Oh and previous thread's here, by the way.>>2331690
This is the Phloomp evolutionary tree from which all Phloomps descend, a skull indicates that the variation has died off
This is the Rockcrab evolutionary tree from which all crabs descend, a skull indicates that the variation has died off
This is the Cynemorph evolutionary tree, from which all Cynemorphs descend, a skull indicates that the variation has died off
This is the Bonebeak Eel evolutionary tree from which all Eels descend, a skull indicates that the variation has died off
This is the Nelar-algae evolutionary tree from which all Nelar-algae descend, a skull indicates that the variation has died off
Just Quickly Before posting individual creatures,if you are new please also remember these rules:link back to creature you have evolved when postingmake evo changes noticeable not just paragraphs of textdon't crop your evos, draw them in their entiretydon't draw a variation from scratch, use an existing one side by side so that you don't make it too small or too largedon't get sad if no-one is active 24/7 this game takes along timeif you want to play from mobile a suggested app is Paint 98 for iOSNobody cares if this doesn't live up to your expectations, don't bother telling us we have already heard it
>>2352900OP my dude, what does the yellow skull mean?cause I think you accidentally all aquatic vegetation.
>>2352903firstly until the thread is ready to go can we keep the chat on part 2 and secondly, what? accidentally all aquatic vegetation? yellow skull means it died during the period we are technically still in due to out performance
this is the Spinecrab, the Spinecrab produces acidic saliva which it uses to digest food as well as having spiked horns for protection
The Damming Cochelacrab is a inland species offshoot that lives in the large inland river, they use their multiple polished saliva stones to form blocked off, slower ponds they can safely breed and feed in
Thread 2 archived.>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=2k18
this is the Mini Purp, the mini purp is able to avoid the pheromones released by the Parasite Vine due to becoming intoxicated from certain phloomps, it then moves into Parasite Vine tangles, feasting on the abundant carrion of the Vines' victims.
This is the Fuzzy Burrowbug, fuzzy burrow bugs have adapted to the large Sea-Forests across the planet, turning their brushes into stiff claws to pluck out prey from Gourd-Leaf Gourds and Strong back feet to push through the layers of thick vines
this is the Periscope Backcrab, the Periscope Backcrab has an eyestalk and a "concussion gun" which its uses to hunt down prey within the ocean
This is the backcrab, the backcrab uses its tongue as a tail to swim through the ocean and avoid predators
this is the wiggly purp, the wiggly purp is capable of breaking off its spikes and regrowing them to hide in small spaces aswell as use them for defence against less dangerous predators
This is the flush wiggly purp, this wiggly purp is capable of blending into the environment better as-well as seeing further distances
The Volcanic Moustachebug is capable of absorbing toxins and poisons in its mustache and uses this as a way of preying on otherwise inedible plants
This is the Volcanic Taste Tester, the Volcanic Taste Tester is capable of eating plants that produce unpleasant sensations when consumed due to lacking any chemical receptors in it's mouth.
The Volcanic Crunchbug, is armed with strong muscles in it's jaw and serrated mandibles, allowing it to chew through even the toughest of plants
Apologies, due to the sheer amount of evos that need to be posted at the start, players will need to go to previous thread to grab creatures if they are evolving them and no more creature with descriptions will be posted>>2352922also this creature was mistakenly made extinct please ignore.
Just a suggestion: next time you have to post the starters, you can add the description text into the evolution trees themselves, near the pictures of the creatures. That way you'll cover creatures faster in fewer images.I'm not sure if the trees have enough space for text however, so you might need to make separate images with more blank space around the creatures. Even so, the image count will be lessened significantly.
>>2352922To avoid predation by >>2352423 the Backcrab has developed a fin that improves its aerodynamics (aquadynamics?) even further, as well as a striking pattern on its belly to scare bottom-crawling enemies.
>>2352817The increased size of the Scaled Dukes allows them to take down larger prey, but their pathetic little jaw gave them a hard time chugging it down fast enough, allowing for competitors to steal away the unfinished food easily. Two new bony potrusions fix this problem, allowing the Scaled dukes to rip out larger chunks of prey faster, and protecting their vulnerable heads in times of need.
>>2352922An off-shoot of the backcrab develops its shell to envelop more of it's tongue, covering areas where organs have spread to somewhere along it's evolution line. In addition the vestigial holes in its backward facing shell now grow sensitive feelers that allow it to sense where it is heading.Mostly grazes the bottom of leaf carpets and corpses that fall off of it.
>>2352914The Mini Purps develop cutting mandibles that ease navigating through leaves, as well as circular sharp teeth that allow them to easily bite into gourds.
The events of the Foliumincrementum period 70 million years ago greatly spread plant life throughout LV-427 and led to many creatures evolving to live on land. Unfortunately however LV-427 has become host to a large satellite. This satellite could be considered a dwarf planet and has gotten stuck rotating around LV-427. LV-427’s moon however will eventually end up colliding directly with LV-427 due to its gravitational pull and orbital path, however this is at-least a billion years away. More importantly however is that a very small satellite of the moon has been pulled into LV-427’S atmosphere and is about to crash into the right side of Terrapetram, just in the shallows. When paired with the new moon the results for LV-427 are:Tides which make Sea leafs incapable of staying in one place and always being pushed towards Terrapetram or dying.Massive fires and immense heat surrounding the crater area and in general Terrapetram.Metals and rare minerals being spread across the surface of Terrapetram and around the crater area in the shallows. since apparently I wasn’t clear on this before, I’ll say it again, any creature that is in danger of extinction will almost certainly die if it does not evolve to the new circumstances, the creatures in-danger are; all plant life and all other creatures which have begun living permanently or even partially on land
>>2342498The Pearl Cochleacrabs now use their cementing and pearls to build nests around corpses, small colonies develop in these nests, spreading as corpses drop to the bottom. Their young attach themselves to the corpses and use them for nutrients as they grow.They use the pearls to mark their colonies so that the adults can get back from scouting and feeding.In addition, they also start filtering their waste into a weak acid which helps with burrowing their colonies underground.
To more effectively combat the crunchbug, the Hardwood Ashleaf has begun sprouting more rapidly, causing a genetic defect which makes their wooden veins outgrow the leaf structure itself, where they no longer serve a purpose, other than igniting the plant more often, even outside of wild-fires. This has caused them to spread like a proverbial wild-fire and are quickly replacing their "normal" variant.
>>2352983>causing firesDoesn't grass to the same thing IRL?
>>2352990no idea about grass, but this family of plant reproduces exclusively by dying in a wild-fireit's kind of their thing, considering they inhabit a volcano.
>>2352922The Backswimmer loses its shell allowing it to swim much faster as well as developing earlier, allowing it to avoid predators and spread a lot through breeding.
>>2352990really, if you have any questions regarding the plants, just ask me, I'm responsible for like 3/4 of them
>>2352827River Barons adapt in such a way they can easily flee to the water in case of a fire. They grow stumps of muscle they can control to gallop quickly once they spot an oncoming blaze. Their feelers also become sensitive to particles released by fire, so they will never be taken by surprise.
>>2352827The Fire Barons are now capable of breathing air directly through specialized sacs along its body that are also capable of filtering smoke.It develops a large sac on its chest capable of storing large amounts of water which it then sprays through its altered head at a high pressure to put out fires. It then uses the areas where the fire has been put out to nest, using the ambient heat to keep up its body temperature, no longer needing to subathe for hours.Due to its new head shape and chest sac it is now capable of shooting out its noxious gas at any would be predators.
>>2352885After the impact, the Grundlemaw separates into two species: Eastern and Western.The Eastern Grundlemaw inhabits the impact site and nearby shallows. It has abandoned it's ability to hold water, as the shores no longer have any plants that would facilitate going on land. Due to the high concentrations of rubble and ash in the water, it has developed it's lymphatic frill even further. The spike on it's face begins to atrophy from disuse.
>>2352885After the impact, the Grundlemaw separates into two species: Eastern and Western.The Western Grundlemaw, finding that due to the tides plants have moved further inland, develops it's terrestrial capabilities even further. The nose skin is now permanently deployed, and the nostril now houses a complex filtering organ. When exposed to air, the Grundlemaw can breathe in and then diffuse the oxygen into the water in it's nose. The CO2 produced by breathing is then expulsed through the gills. This new arrangement greatly increases the amount of time the Grundlemaw can spend on land, but still, the drain of oxygen is faster than it's refill.The Grundlemaw can spend up to 2 hours and 37 minutes on land. As the ocean waters are infested with >>2352824, the Western Grundlemaw now ventures to lakes and rivers instead.
>>2352930The Taste Tester pays no heed either to the colossal impact forces collapsing many of it's tunnels nor to the Beyul plant's vastly increased spiciness. It has simply adapted to incorporate the chemical of the Beyul into it's shell, providing it with a powerful deterrent against any predator that may try to snatch it. Without predators(are there any carnivores near the volcano anyways?), the losses suffered from the seismic activity of the meteorite were quickly replaced.
>>2352928To survive in the poisonous gas their food now produces, the Moustachebug develops a new strategy: it will suck in the gas with it's mouth, then it's new capillaries in the mouth will take it to the moustache, preventing absorption of the gas into the creature.
>>2352894Many Plateleaves have been uprooted by the meteorite impact's force. Those mutants that could grow roots from any side were quick to reroot and managed to survive. The Zemleleaf can grow a root or a leaf from any other root or leaf, greatly increasing it's odds of survival, both against herbivores and fires.
>>2352894The Superheavy Gourdleaf is a new form of Gourdleaf, developed due to the high chance of surface-dwelling plants to burn up. The Superheavy Gourdleaf's gourds are so heavy that they act as anchors and prevent it from surfacing, allowing it to live while others die.
>>2350691The Lungbug has finally developed fully working lungs, allowing them to stay on land for indefinite amounts of time. Their longs filter away any toxic particles resulting from the fires, causing a greatly reduced amount of casualties.
>>2352931With it's food source coming closer to the surface, the Crunchbug develops features that make it more likely to survive near the open air: a coloration that both protects it against the sun and acts as camouflage and a pair of eyebrows to protect it's sensitive eyes.
>>2351546The Oilfruit is an offshoot of the gourdleaf, growing out of it, sapping it for nutrients, it stands on the vines that grow out of the gourds, topped by a fruit that contains flame retardant oil, this oil runs all through the Oilfruit, effectively protecting it from the fires.The oil from the fruit falls and coats the gourdleaves whenever the oilfruit is fed on and when it dies. This helps keeping the leaf carpets from catching fire or fire from spreading once they do catch on fire.Being quite nutritious it probably attracts some life.
>>2352925Due to the constant fires and rains above the surface, a branch of purps have started to burrow underground and store food. This resulting behavior has caused not only extreme dwarfism but also split them into two sub-groups, digging purps and food-collecting purpsTogether they create vast networks of thousands of individuals.
>>2353208>lol if I don't pay attention it will go away
>>2352919The Periscope Backcrab splits into two species: Northern and Southern, separated by the meteorite crater that no Backcrab can cross. Southern Backcrab is currently identical to >>2352919.The Northern Backcrab, due to it's dependency on it's weaponry to hunt, has lost it's "tail", as it no longer needs to chase it's prey due to much higher killing power. Why did it's killing power rise so much so fast, you may ask? Well, the answer is simple: Cavitation Bubbles. Similar to the Mantis and Pistol Shrimps of Earth, the Northern Backcrab can now produce these lethal, somewhat long-range occurences on demand, at a rate of two per minute. Oh, and the smiley face is just for visual convenience.
>>2353334It's too stupid to pay attention in the first place. Eating nothing but roots and soil and never breathing really takes a toll on the attention span.
>>2350504Some TalcynoBerries have evolved a passive defense system to the fires, their roots shrivel at the first sign of excess heat and curl around the berry, then they will tumble along with the wind until it is safe and pop the berry, releasing spores
Some Bloomphs (>>2349023) have taken to tricking Jet Cynomorphs (>>2343322) into small pits at the ocean floor, after collecting a few in the same pit, the Bloomp will take its specialized tentacles and graze on the cynomorphs until it is time to spawn, in which it will move all cynomorphs and use the pit as a sheltered nest
>>2348820The TalcFlumph continues to evolve, growing a third tongue and rising further from the protective mound of talcynomorphs. Using its tongues which secrete a sticky film to more readily catches spores and small creatures.
>>2352915Fuzzyburrowbug develops new mouth to better crush prey
>>2337331DepthDweller develops more powerful tail
>>2352925>>2353310A new subspecies of wiggly purp has developed, to better organize the rapidly growing colonies of digger and collector purps. The Queen Purp has developed a specialized bulb on the top of its head which allows it to communicate with its kin via pheromones. It is notably more intelligent than its fellow purps, a boon to its organizational role. In addition, it has developed a much larger frame, to accommodate multiple broods of purps at once. It requires much more food than average to offset this, and its tendrils have grown stubby from disuse. A pair of pedipalps help shovel food into the Queen Purps mouth.
>>2354050sorry, aswell as powerful tail depth dweller develops holes on its head that it uses to breathe air above water when coming to the surface at night to prey on animals living in the seafleafs by the shore
>>2350725Glower Eel develops bio-luminescent spots across its entire spine and begins using new pack tactics during hunintg
>>2352922another offshoot of the Backcrab is the PlateTail. The PlateTail has lost alot of its armor below its belly, while also thickening its remaining chitin and becoming further hydrodynamic
>>2353256Some Zemleleafs, the ShallowZemle's begin living underwater completely submerged in the shallows, surviving off the nutrients in the ground and sunlight.
>>2353182The Western Grundlemaw develops looser, thicker skin to protect it as it shambles through the land. the skin is also much more elastic, allowing it to swallow things whole.
>>2343331A mutation in talcynomorphs causes new stalks to grow from existing ones. This mutation effectively doubles the number of spores generated by a single organism.A somewhat negative effect of this is that it is more susceptible to crowding and tangling.
>>2354050Depth Dweller tail becomes streamlined and bone plates become larger and stronger
>>2354060Laser Eels when?
>>2354047Fuzzyburrowbug has grown larger backclaws with serrated edges to more efficently cut through vines and crack bones. Small sharp points on its legs help the beetle dig into the environment of its choice.
Not as polished but I felt the need to do more art
>>2354733lookin good there my dude.
>>2352983The Hardwood Ashleaf with it's overshooting veins, have begun sprouting new leaves from them. Not being large enough for a full leaf though, they just end up as amalgamations of blades, growing irregularly like a cancer.
>>2354766The Hardwood Ashleaf, further grows it's roots on the surface to both escape the Crunchbug and spread more easily.
>>2354733Looks awesome, well done!
>>2354078The Western Grundlemaw better refines its breathing system, it is now capable of storing large amount of water in the sac it has on its head, this sac is highly efficient at filtering oxygen, allowing it to move on land for several hours. The resulting Co2 is disposed through its gills in the form of a disgusting mucus that is slightly acidic. It uses its tongue to coat its mouth with this mucus to better help it dissolve food.
>>2354060A branch of Glower Eel develop sexual dimorphism, the males gain a second front light allowing for better signaling and attracting mates, while the female loses its front light in favor of a sharp beak and darker coloration. This branch of Glower Eel hunts in pairs, the males baiting prey with a light show while the female sneaks from behind and stabs them. The male uses lights for some rudimentary communication with the female through lights during this. The female turns off her lights to better camouflage itself.
Fuck this is a good evo! Can I get in on this, where do I start?
>>2355006Just take one of the creatures already in this thread, open up MS paint and draw a new feature on this creature. Make sure the new creature isn't too different from it's predecessor and the new feature makes sense given it's behaviour and habitat though.I'd recommend starting off with evolving the plants, most of them are endangered right now so we need more people to improve them.
>>2355006I'd recommend reading the previous two threads at >>2331690 and http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2311991/Look at the evo trees at the start of the thread and choose a creature that's alive, there are several that are still alive on the previous thread, and some of the creatures that are alive on the trees have already been evolved, so you can evolve the new ones as well.Life started out in the sea and recently started moving to land so we have some aquatic creatures, amphibians, land creatures, as well as the sea leaf carpets which are basically tangles of floating vines and gourds spread throughout the world ranging kilometers each and sustaining life. Latest event is >>2352969so if you choose to evolve any land based or sea carpet based creature take that into consideration. We need people to evolve the Cynemorph and Phloomp lines which are really sparse right now.Once you've chosen what you want to evolve, just download the picture and open it in paint, edit it using the pencil brush, this is important to maintain a cohesive look and easy editing. Make sure to make at least a small visible change to the creature, but not too extreme as well as describing the change and why its been made.Read the OP for the rest of the guidelines.
>>2348820Flarnacles develop a pigment that negotiates a lot of solar radiation, and are thus able to move into shallow waters, tide pools and even areas that expose them to the air for a short while every low tide, where they are able to profit off of the abundance of food
>>2352997The Naked Swimcrab has developed rudimentary eyes, and a mouth-slit with basic molars around it.
>>2355029*negates, not negotiates. Whoopsies
>>2354078The Clean Western Grundlemaw, unlike the normal Western Grundlemaw, went into a slightly different direction with it's development. Instead of converting it's lymphatic frill into a second water purifier, it instead developed it's already-present nose further, finally making the rate at which it can refill oxygen higher than the rate at which it consumes it. CO2 that is generated during breathing still exits through the gills in gaseous form, though the breathing itself is now mostly done by the nose.In addition, it's skeletal system undergoes some changes, both minor and major, to adapt for life on land.The Clean Western Grundlemaw can survive on land indefinitely thanks to it's nose and skin, but nevertheless must venture to bodies of water to drink, clean itself and reproduce.
>>2352971>>2352972The colonial Cochleacrab progresses to building their nests in the form of a 'lobster-pot'.They disgorge their digestive juices into the bottom of the nest, the scent of which lures prey inside, which is dissolved in the acid. periodically, when there is no large, dangerous, prey alive in their nest, the Lobster Pot Cochleacrabs will enter through access holes & drink some of the acid/nutrient soup, or regurgitate more acid to re-fill the sump.
>>2353310Thanks to interbreeding of regular Antly Purps and Hive Purps, a new species emerges. The Organized Purps have gained the pheromone bulbs of the Queen Purps, yet otherwise retain the qualities of Antly Purps, awarding them greater social flexibility and cooperative opportunities. As unlike Hive Purps the Organized Purps have communicative pheromones available to everyone, they are much better at conveying information to one another, resulting in groups of individuals acting together as well as the tunnels becoming much more structured and homogenous.The Organized Purps have 8 types of signals available to them:>"GO THERE">"TUNNEL HERE">"STORAGE HERE">"NURSERY HERE">"FOOD FOUND">"PREDATOR FOUND">"BREED WITH">"NOT"(adjective signal, can only be added to other signals)
>>2355072The colonial Cochleacrab
>>2355095Fuck, got cut offThe colonial Cochleacrab further develops their colonies, adding a room at the top of the trap where the adults live, this room usually surrounds a large corpse they could live off of for a while, otherwise they just bring in food from outside. The adults dispose their acid down through a hole in this room down into the pool which now connects to a breeding pool below where the young live and feed off of the sludge thats created when anything gets trapped. Once the young develop their shell they count as an adult and leave the breeding pool through a hole at the side.
Just coming on before bed to check how the thread is going, haven't said it yet but i genuinely have never seen an evo thread with such attention to detail and general quality aswell as people really getting into it, like this >>2354733 .just wanted to say that i think all of you are really great and making an amazing effort for this game, goodnight everyone and keep up the good work
>>2352960The Feeling Swimcrab develops longer feelers, also able to grasp. This allows them to hang onto beds of floating plantlife while barely consuming energy.
>>2351552>>2351561The seedy sail leaf undergoes a number of adaptations to capitalise on it's new method of seed distribution:The base of the stem divides into several, thinner, stems to increase the springiness of the plant; the seed-baring patch of the plant becomes much larger, vastly increasing the number of seeds each plant produces, and finally; the seeds grow extruded, fuzzy, strands, allowing them to catch the wind better & be blown farther.
>>2355112hey ExtinctOp, did you want to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, its an email i use to sign up to things/ avoiding spam, and from there i can then give you my proper email and we can try to coordinate things properly?
>>2353306Wait... isn't the Gourd-leaf an aquatic plant? Why would the Oilfruit need to be fire-retardant if it's underwater?
>>2355128This is a fucking blue board, at least put a censor bar on the nipple bumps
>>2355130Only the Superheavy Gourd is underwater, other gourds are on the surface and as such vulnerable to the fires
>>2355130>>2355133They float and in turn are what causes the leaf carpets to float, they have a lot of vines and other plant stuff on them which I'd assume are kept long enough out of water to be flammable.
just a quick reminder that all leaf variants that are on top of the water and not connected to land are going to become extinct if they do not evolve to deal with the new tides as previously said
>>2353117>>2353132Taking advantage of the new food source of >>2353294coming to the surface, Fire Barons develop long, pointed, beaks to grab or spear the Cruncbugs when they get near the surface.Due to the new shape of their beaks, the Fire Barons now have nostril-like apertures on either side, to project their gas attacks.
>>2352894While most plant matter that once covered the waters had died, some of the smaller islands have persevered. This is in no small part thanks to the Course Corrector Leaf, a new offshoot of the Vine Leaf that grows inbetween the Gourd Leaves. This new leaf has a massive flat lower half, which is not entirely provided with nutrients to minimize it's cost on the plant, which acts as a fin, steering the islands and making them go in circles rather than drifting away. Unfortunately, the Course Corrector Leaves are not big enough to steer islands bigger than 17 m across, no matter the amount of Course Correctors on the island, resulting in all but the smallest of plant islands perishing.
>>2354769As the Hardwood ashleaf grows further out of the ground, it's bulbs that previously helped it reproduce faster, now serve it to make the growing surface stem thicker and prevent the plant from falling over.Over time this has lead to it's numerous bulbs foming into a singular one, that can more easily support the plant in terms of stability.
>>2352962Cutter Purps living on the remaining plant-rafts become heavily protective of their homes; swarming any browsing herbivores and biting them. This behaviour favours those with a more dissuasive bite, and, to that end, they develop venom glands.
>>2355155With the new, high-metal content in the soil, the Hardwood Ashleaf deposits the trace amounts of metals it absorbs into its bark, making it harder for herbivores break through. Older plants can have such a high metal content in their bark that their trunks take on a metallic sheen. Such elderly specimens are all but impervious to would-be browsers.A side effect of this is that the soils surrounding Hardwoods Ashleafs is relatively free of poisonous metals, and therefore easier for other plant to grow in.
>>2351546An off-shoot of the gourd leaves drops the gourd, instead it relies on all the dead plant matter laying on the sea carpets for nutrients. It's vines are quite rigid and long, allowing the sea leaf carpets to better maintain structure. When the carpets began drifting apart due to tides, carpets that had this new plant on it broke apart into multiple colonies connected by these plants, forming rigid bridges holding them together. When one carpet would wash ashore, it would anchor and keep the other carpets away until it decays.
>>2355202I don't think I've ever managed to remember to post the image with my post.
>>2355205Holy shit that's one good drawing
>>2355205Edited to add >>2353306 and to better represent the length of these island chains. They're probably bigger than just a few leaves each, but imagine each represents a hundred or something.
>>2353169The Eastern Grundlemaw has exchanged teeth for baleen to better filter bits of plant matter, as well as swallowing larger pieces whole. It as also evolved a flap of skin on its "arms" to better push trough the rubble
>>2353026The River Baron has evolved more legs to better run from fires and to grapple prey. They have also developed small toes to help drag their meal to a safer location
>>2354085Some Talcynomorphs have mutated, growing larger caps and larger spores. The fins on the underside of their caps allow them to respond to the current so they stay upright
>>2353926The TalcFlumph evolves tactile bumps on the ends of its "tounges" allowing it to grab prey better, as well as its hood closing once it grabs something, pushing it down into its acidic maw.It also has forgone rooting down, instead slowly crawling along the floors of Talcynomorph Forests
>>2355202>>2355205>>2355230>>2355153>>2353306The Floater Gourdleafs, Correctorleafs, and Oilleafs co-evolve into a highly successful colonial organism with a network of veins intermeshing to enable them to share nutrients.The Venom Purps thrive symbiotically on these floating plant colonies.
>>2353294The Volcanic Standing Crunchbug is a strange creature indeed. It's body is permanently upside down in order to protect it's sensitive eyes from the sun, it's lower/upper jaw is a long, metallic serrated blade used to cut into pieces the >>2355178, and it's metabolism, just like the metabolism of other Volcanic bugs, does just fine without breathing.
>>2355178As the Hardwood Ashleaf has nutrients in excess and a more stable structure, it begins growing to unprecedented heights.Towering above all other life at almost half a meter in height, it has become the first tree.With that, the Nolor plant is born.
So in 3 threads we have proto-trees and "floating" islands... that was fast
>>2355394Like other successful plants from the ash family before it, the Nolor has dropped it's protective membrane in favor of collecting water, enabling it to spread far beyond the reaches of the volcano.
>>2355354Lol and how does it gain metal to get those blades if it can't even touch plant without them in the first place hmmm?Just give up your meme bug evolutions don't make sense and neither does he deserve to exist
>>2355461The plant gets metal from the metal-rich soil. Memebugs eat soil. Any questions?
>>2355471Yes bitchHow do your memebugs digest metal?>inb4 but plants do it too!Plants have an excuse of getting metal from the soil and putting in their bark, slowly
The orange variants of cynemorphs start to grow their explosive bulbs in pairs, which later detach to be carried away by the current. Similar to the toxic spore clouds of their predecessors, large quantities of bulbs can converge to form organic moving minefields.
>>2355486If plants can cover themselves in metal slowly, what prevents memebugs from doing it slowly too? You might say "but they will starve before they get enough metal" Well surprise, there are plants near the volcano that aren't armored.Also>posting smug anime girl>in a thread where reaching the image limit is a death sentence
>>2355511The problem is that your bugs are literally eating bark full of metal. You could even say they are eating pure metal. Explain how they are able to digest metal pleaseAnd sure I'll stop posting images
>>23555191. metal goes into mouth2. metal gets into stomach3. metals react to stomach acids and turn into salts4. salts are digested the same way any normal animal would digest salts5. complex organic molecules turn salts back into metals and Cl2 or NO2 or SO3 or whatever this thing usesIt's actually kinda strange you're objecting to them being able to process metal when they also ate excusively soil for millions of years and don't need any oxygen intake.
>>2355543I might imagine he doesn't like the bug, because you can't just let it go m8.you're forcing it at this point with the anti-plant adaptions.where's the problem for the bug to just eat away at the plant while it's still young and doesn't have the metal coat?Hardcounters are unrealistic as shit.
>>2355648Yeah this I dislike how he ''counters'' the plants every single time
>>2355660my issue is that he tries to hardcounter every timesoftcounters are far more realisticnow a hardcounter to poison, that is actually pretty common, so it doesn't bother me all that muchthe "literally cant taste" solution is sketchy at best in regards to the hot plants, considering hotness targets pain receptors, not taste buds, but I can somewhat live with that.an organism that infinitely grows stronger jaws to the point it can chew metal? yeah, nah that's excessive and retarded.granted the plants being metallic is sketchy too, since that seems unscientific.Then again, there is literally nothing hindering the bug to eat younger plants, which don't have a metal coat yet, so adapting specifically to a problem that doesn't even exist, is bullshit.
>>2355354As the illogicality of it's existence has been pointed out, the Volcanic Standing Crunchbug has adapted to eat the youngest plants, no longer able to consume the older specimens.
>>2355682>granted the plants being metallic is sketchy too, since that seems unscientific.I based that on a thing some species of scorpion do in the real world; over the course of their lives they gather the trace metals In what they eat at the tips of their claws & stinger, making them harder & harder. The plants just do it more so.I suppose the Crunchbugs could to the same trick; gathering the metals from the plants they eat & depositing it in their mouth-parts? Perhaps the young bugs have to seek out young plants which don't have much metal in them yet, and only the older bugs can target the fully-grown plants, with the very oldest Hardwood Ashleafs being almost impervious?
>>2355706thank for cooperate, anon.>>2355715that strikes me as a fair solutionanon gets his metallic meme bugs, and we get an invincible plant
>>2355733Maybe they'll develop the ability to slowly acquire metal coating in a following generation, but for now they'll definitely only feed on the young plants.Also I'll try not to do hard counters in the future unless it makes sense, thanks for advice.
>>2355756I'm just glad we could sort this out before it burst into a shitstorm.I would like to say though, personally I prefer if we just reach a softcounter-lock at one point.where both organisms soft counter each other at different stages of their lives, similar to what is currently going on, but without the need for either to further adapt.
>>2355285Just so OP doesn't kill off all leaf species because of this one, noting that this shouldn't affect all colonies across the world, not even sure how this one would reproduce, maybe through splitting. Either way, while they seem to be competing for a similar niche, I could see them both surviving simultaneously.
>>2352959The Ash Dukes change their colors to better camouflage themselves withing the ash fields caused by the fires, they also develop their arms which they use alongside their bony protrusions at their heads to burrow into the ground for the sake of hiding from the fires and ambushing prey.
>>2353132>>2353117This off shoot of the Fire baron has grown much shorter requiring much less energy and also allowing it to hide better, it utilizes this for ambushing prey.
The Fisher Crab >>2340182 has evolved a way to produce and detach its "netting", allowing for different size nets that it can string along the openings of small rivers and kelp talcynomorph to capture unwary prey.
A branch of Mossy Crab >>2342713 has grown flatter and slower, using the plants (and talcynomorphs) that grow on its back as camouflage and food
>>2355050The CWG's nose grows larger allowing for explosive bursts of motion. A fatty material builds under the skin which stores surplus ATP that it constantly accumulates.
>>2350396The Boneheads have evolved a sniffing organ to detect when fires are close so they can run back into the safety of the rivers they live in
>>2354917the WG develops the facilities to create a much larger supply of mucus, which it endelssly exretes to lubricate the ground ahead of it for rapid movement. This vile stuff also serves as a predigestive to anything it manages to kill.
>>2358427It also has it's hearing severely dampened, as the dome once used for echolocation now houses organs.
>>2355409The cancerous growth of blades on the main-leaf has evolved to the point where the Nolor grows smaller, nearly-separate leaves ontop of the main-leaf.
>>2352423A sub-species of the Eight-Clawed Bonemaw evolve into the Leg-Jaw Bonemaw, its front pair of "legs" evolving into part of the mouth, allowing it to swallow even bigger prey with stronger bite force. And
>>2358526* And allowing it to create suction by opening its mouth quickly while underwater
>>2358492Thank you, I knew I was forgetting something
>>2358543It's ok, this kind of thing can happen in evogames, since not all bodyparts are visually obvious.
>>2358594It preys on naive unsuspecting Grundlemaws, succing them to death
>>2358599...does it....does it just consume the mucus fluids? I need to know for evo science.
>>2358625No, mucus grundlemaws live on land, it can't reach them. It feeds on the eastern grundlemaws, the ones with tiny noses and baleens
Talking about Eastern Grundlemaws reminds me, >>2355240 Shouldn't outcompete >>2353169 because one's a filter feeder and the other's a herbivore.
>>2358507The Nolor begins to pick up other metals in the ground, growing small outcroppings of copper as its "leaf" separates even more. (I promise im done spamming)
Are we allowed to make lore for what kind of ores the meteorite spread, where they are, and what formations they are in? Because I've got some ideas for evos but they would require a particular type of ore deposit formation.
>>2358730I would think soI pulled the entire volcano-weather and climate out of my ass and OP never said anything.
>>2350979A branch of AshBowls start to grow a bigger "bowl" with small ridges in it to maximize water absorption, they have also started to branch out smaller bowls from their roots
>>2352666A mutation among Toxic ash-leaf causes it to favor the border between the volcanic biome and the plains, mimicking the safer to eat plants, becoming the Tot-yil Its powerful poison can kill unsuspecting herbivores allowing it to fertilize the ground around it.
>>2352685Some Beyul plants purposely grow roots to be eaten, the center of these roots being a non-digestible piece of itself, allowing it to grow a whole new plant after being defecated
>>2360274>>2360259>>2360248For reference these are all about 20cm in height
>>2353256Some Zemleleafs show a mutation causing tough, coiled, fibres to grow under tremendous tension. This mutation proves beneficial, as if a branch is severed (through herbivore consumption or being burned) the branch snaps straight (possibly triggering other branches as well) catapulting the plant several feet through the air, hopefully away from the threat. The plants' quick-growing, shallow roots enable them to take root quickly where they land.Far from guaranteed to save the plant, and it can only jump again once its branches have re-grown down into the soil, but enough to provide an edge, and so the leaping Zemleleaf spreads.
>>2348532In a strange case of "monkey see monkey do" The Mulcher Phloomps attempted to copy the behaviors of their Bloomp cousins. Using their hooks they grab seavines and begin weaving them together into a mat large enough to support their weight. When the seavine mat drifts away from the shallows into the open ocean they cling to the bottom with their hooks and simply hang from the mats which provide a kind of camouflage and a mobile food platform they feed off of. The strangest thing is that the seavine rafts that have Mulcher Phloomps hanging from them tend to grow stronger as the alcohol provides not only a deterrent to other creatures that live on the mats but it also provides nutrients to them. This strain is known as a Dangler Phloomp
>>2358432The WG although now extremely efficient at creating lubricant has also suffered permanent damage due to being constantly covered in digestive acids, due to this WG's are now being born deformed and grotesque , however despite their appearance they have never been more advanced.
>>2358526The Eight-Clawed Bonemaw develops legs better suited to the shallows and shore and begins hunting on land and sea alike
>>2354103With the DepthDwellers relatively new nasal passages, more and more depth dwellers begin coming onto shore to grab prey while they sleep then taking them back to the depths when unable to find food in the sea, the head of the depthdweller has adapted to no longer be used as a ram or spear but to facilitate better sight and jaw pressure. The DepthDwellers tail and body has also become more powerful and the creature now has a length of over 3m dwarfing all other creatures.
>>2360248Many ashbowls that spread to the coastal area, have come into contact with Talcynoberries.Most land on the leaves and only a few manage to sap nutrients from the roots.As a result of this situation, the Ashbowl has begun filtering hostile chemicals through it's roots and gathering them in small sacs on the leaf. Upon a berry landing on it, the Ashbowl will emit these chemicals. Once these chemicals have made contact with air, they turn into a potent acid, which slowly damages the ashbowl over time, but quickly dissolves any berries on it.The dissolved berries are then absorbed into the plant for nutrients, which is enough to repair most of the damage the ashbowl sustained from this.
>>2361596MFS. cant breath. cant see. I can only kek.
>>2351559A strain of river-side ashleaf has started to grow directly in bodies of water to protect itself from fires, a mutation has also caused its leaf to split, resulting in a 4 bladed leaf
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>>2353442This branch of the Bloomph species has evolved to better suit a life deeper into the oceans depths. Its darker coloration allowing it to go unseen.Living at a depth where cynomorphs don't grow it has adapted a taste for flesh, feeding on anything its significantly longer appendages can grasp. Moving its limbs slowly until it is within range to grab its prey with its pincers and bring it to its mouth, using its tongues to hold onto squirming prey as its forced down into the creatures belly.
>>2361786since I can't reasonably expect you to fix every minor error in the plant trees, I'll just do it for you from now.
>>2352111SW Phloomps foundation becomes more flexible to uneven terrain and filters further refine
>>2352618A variation of the walking cynemorphs has evolved to very slowly kill its prey aswell as slowly take over complete control of theirs bodies in the final days of its life. the now walkermorphs spread by bleeding out their victim slowly to attract predators or infecting other members of the same species
>>2339381Needlenose develops hook to help keep itself in victims that are struggling or trying to remove it
>>2361988I can't wait to see there this thing goes
>>2360259A sub-species of Tot-yil emerges with a toxin who's chemical structure makes it powerfully addictive, ensuring that even herbivores who don't die the first time around will return for another, stronger, dose.
>>2361307I see you are a man of refined tastes as well. Let us continue.
>>2361307moonevoflashbacks.jpegBtw can kind anon give a link to moon evo archives?
>>2352111 Some Sheet Weaver Phloomps Start to slowly root themselves over small thermal vents, directly gaining nutrients as well as protecting them from non-heat resistant predators
>>2361307the WG's skin continues to melt throughout it's life, with some organs eventually trailing behind it, but an increasingly thick and acidic mucus membrane protects it better than skin ever did. The skeleton develops to better support it's increasingly syrupy mass of flesh.>they said I could be anything, so I devolved into a jellyfish.
>>2361307It grows a second head to eat faster. In addition, it has shifted it's spine to come out of this second head's throat to act as a defensive whip.
>>2362277>>2362280The two species prove genetically compatible, and soon creatures emerge with traits of both.
>>2362280>>2362295I dont know who you are, but you are after my black heart.
>>2362320I would say the same about you, but that'd be turbo gay so I won't.Want to make the meteorite contain Vyrii so that we can see them duke it out with Yumel analogues?
>>2362295some of the two headed grundlemaws are actually fused mating pairs. When two potential mates find eachother agreeable they will excrete particularly acidic mucus and fuse their bodies into one. From there on out, they operate as a single organism. This behavior is also seen in the natural born two headed grundlemaws, leading to a new species not yet pictured called the "hydragrundle"
>>2362326 i'm more interested now in melting the metallic trees and other life on the planet with acid.
>>2362339Fair, plus Vyrii'd need some time to get their thing running so they wouldn't really be able to fight from the get go
>>2358658Some Nolors evolve to become even greater thermophiles, with a great network of roots burrowing deeply to siphon up moisture and mineral deposits which are used to create energy and new growth through internal chemical reactions. The leaves of the plant are quite hot to the touch, serving as radiators in addition to their normal duties. A specialized hollow branch vents waste gas.
a new species emerges on the planet, it's called useless crab and is completely unadapted to its environment
>>2362487this is wonderful
>>2362487this is not allowed.
>>2362487the UCO uses it's powerful fusion cutting beam vision to slice down great swaths of iron trees, which it uses to make more UCOs.the Useless crab omega is actually an alien death pod that cannot be stopped.
>>2362487trying to make a new species enter the game hey?
are most people here form the first thread? also is Indonesian gentleman, and the Librarian still with us, also curious if anyone knows about the converge evo by deus vs machine from 2012 and if there was a part 3? would be great to grab the language conversion sheet from it.>>2352969also we will be moving into stage 6 in probably around 9 hours
>>2363709Always lurking in here and Discord.
>>2363737does the bord empire still live somewhere in the galaxy? or are they all extinct?
>>2363780bord are quite alive.
>>2363792i mean the Bord that would put up a good fight against other sentient creatures in the galaxy. not the bord that devolved into animals again
>>2346602The Yakunitatanai Bonehead now refered to as the Kamisorikauru Bonehead has developed a preference for the acidic mucus secreted by >>2358432 >>2361307 >>2362277 >>2362280 >>2362295 and >>2362335 It uses the slits on the front of its head to smell the mucus then once its honed in on its target it uses its stronger tail to leap from the water and pins its prey beneath its horns, moving them back and forth in a sawing motion to cut up its prey into smaller pieces. After it has had its fill it crawls back into the shallows and patrols them in search of more prey.
>>2363709I remember Convergence. Scoured some old archives. Part 3 never took off. I think it got hit by the old autosage filter that was going on back then.>>2363796That was just one ill-fated colony ship.
>>2352618A strain of Very Impatiens has further co-evolved with their Tycanobulb helpers, While the Cynomorph eats at the brain of the Floomph the bulbs slowly replace the still living body. Thus the Flombie is born, a Talcy-Cyno organism with a Floomph body, it slowly moves through the open ocean looking for leaves and prey to keep the body running
>>2355164The Venom Purps become slightly larger, developing 2 splayed toes to keep their numbers from sinking their floating homes. They also develop two small feelers to mark familiar Leaf Rafts with specific pheremones as they travel from raft to raft across the ocean
Still want to get into this, I should find time to read up.
>>2362335wot in tarnation. This horrific mutant shouldnt be alive with all those open wounds. How does it stave off necrosis with its guts hanging out?
>>2363944I mean, no one is saying it isn't, it just has to live long enough to spawn
>>2363943no need to read up, just look at something you think is cool read its previous description and mutate it
>>2363885as for convergence do you know if the made up language sheet was ever released so people could translate? like the language seen in picture attached
>>2341060Eventually the Sagohood after years of being pushed nearly to extiction has evolved into two types, the Frigid Sagohood and the Swallowing Sagohood:The Frigid Sagohood has grown larger, developing a darker coloration to gather more heat from the sun when near the surface, it has also developed crushing jaws to quickly kill preyThe Swallowing Sagohood has shrunk considerably, moving quickly just outside of the shallows of the meteor impact. Due to the many places for food to hide, this Sagohood species will periodically vomit up digestive juices and then suck them back up, allowing them to quickly absorb what little nutrients it can get
>>2363959dang it, i keep forgetting stuff!The Frigid Sagohood also has tiny bumps on the upper part of its cranium, this allows it to "hear" more accurately to discern the direction of its prey
>>2362335A subset of the twoheaded grundlemaw population develops tubelike growths from their intestines, expelling waste and acid in great clouds. These clouds serve as a deterrent for the many parasitic organisms that would feast on its exposed innards, and confuses and blinds would be predators
>>2363974fuck my 10000 years in paint havent informed me of a way to fix this
>>2363974could you repost a non cropped version that also doesnt have so much with space in bottom right?
>>2363974nevermind fixed it myself
>>2363959so this is a horsecock.
>>2358311>>2358730The Netfisher Crab is a new, communal form of the Fisher Crab. Living on large shrapnel left over from the meteor impact, they use their sticky, tough net, woven between spires by multiple cooperating crabs, to catch prey much larger than themselves. As the size of the prey they can catch has increased drastically, this lifestyle proves more fruitful to the crabs than their former one. In addition, the crabs often lick the nodules of metal oxide that pepper the shrapnel, as they allow easy access to metals that the crabs would otherwise have to gain from prey through a much more energy-intensive digestive process.
>>2361988As healthier hosts provide more time for reproduction and faster movement, the Cynemorphs with the least harmful infection patterns are favored. While this new species keeps it's Phloomp alive for much longer, it still dies eventually.
>>2363977>Every evo just becomes zombie monsters at one point or another
>>2364053We actually have multiple flavors of zombies.
>>2362383>>2355089The Organized Purps have started to make their colonies near Nolor Trees, as their primary roots allow them to make food more nutritious.
>>2364066also it's central heating isn't it
>>2362335an offshoot of the Hydragrundle, begins creating so many acids that they come out of its open wounds
>>2358658some Nolors begin developing even larger outcroppings and leaf tops
>>2355155A variation of the Hardwood Ashleaf begins spreading further away from the volcanic areas and as such leaf colour begins to change
>>2364085HERESYCHLOROPHYLL HERETICWE NEED ANOTHER EXTERMINATUS
>>2364108dont worry there will be one, its going to be massive and beautiful,"the most beautiful thing you have ever seen"also if everyone could post anything they have within the next 5 mins then keep thread dead as im posting evo trees
>>2364108fuck it, any problems with this before it gets posted?
>>2364115woahmama.pngjust looking at it gave me a whole minute of lagbut no, everything is alright in this one.
>>2352969The events of the MagnaIgnis Period 40million years ago resulted in the advancement of many plant species however the almost complete eradication of the sea vines across the ocean. Due to the spread of hive purps during this period, resulting in the oxygenating of soil and clearing of dead leaf matter that has occurred, a natural balance has been reached on LV-427. Terrapetram is now capable of fully supporting a variety of land creatures for generations to come pathing the way for the evolution of much larger animals. in case anyone is wondering the different colours are the different plant types
>>2364119Are you sure about that? He killed off the normal gourds even though they weren't competing with heavy gourds, the course-correctors protected them, and one of the non-dead evos(the oil plant) depends on them to live.>>2364120Isn't it a bit early for the moon to be so close? It's only been around a hundred million years yet, not a billion.
>>2364120Hey Commodore are you planning on doing a map? I'm curious about the exact shape of the landmass (soon to be landmasses?) and the "current" position of the Leaf Mat "islands"
alright i accidentally just went back to the thread 2 and lost all the links to living creatures for one of the trees so i'm going to post them without links since i know people are waiting>>2364123don't worry the moons not close plus it has a sort of oval loop so its further away at points>>2364124i'm planning on doing a map if this gets carried into sentience, which im happy to do if people are happy to keep putting up with my shit and playing, anyhow your a far better artist than i am, i feel you could easily be trusted to draw up a map which we can keep using in the future if you want to
Bonebeak Eel Evo Tree
>>2364126I would be glad to! I just want to make sure im not over-stepping bounds, its you and OP's baby after all, I just play with it on weekends
Cynemorph Evo Tree
Nelar-algae Evo Tree
Phloomp Evo Tree
Rockcrab Evo Tree
>>2364120Why did sealeaves got fucked so hard again?
>>2364130well i'm not saying i feel like updating the colour of the ground etc on a smaller map plus planet preview every time we go through stages, but if you want to do up a map for how the island is now thats fine and would serve as a good stepping stone to look back on in the evolution of the landmass, however due to the landmass constantly changing as i said it would be difficult to keep both maps in sync. however when/if the game gets to sentience then views of the planet will become very rare and instead it will go to using a map, so it definitely wouldn't hurt to get it started now also if you want to discuss other ideas for some of your drawings feel free to send me an email@example.com
>>2364137because waves and also they evolved to survive in the ocean by becoming much smaller (not large enough to see from orbit) or survive by anchoring to Terrapetram.
>>2353363An evolution of the Tumbleweed Talcynoberry has given it more berry pods and a more robust root system. When it reaches the end of its life cycle it drops its pods as it tumbles across the badlands. Each pod containing a number of proto-talcynoberry which germinate as the pod rots. If a pod is burst before it begins to rot it will burst creating a cloud of talcynodust which coats the immediate area in a powder that is basic enough to neutralize most acids causing them to calcify. Preventing the proto-berries from being eaten until they germinate.
>>2364184these are just the best and they are only getting better
>>2358420The Grundlesklort is the first fully terrestrial vertebrate, with it's skeleton adapted to walking and it's reproductive system now producing sturdy eggs that can mature on land. Also, it's genitals are conveniently in it's mouth, exempting me from drawing a secondary dong.
>>2363977ty my dude. I'm a total noob with paint. Copied the original into paint and then did no resizing, so ive no idea why it ended up like that.
>>2355242The Armed Baron has further specialized its new legs. The 4 hind pairs are used for swift transportation, whilst the two front pairs have further developed to be able to grapple prey.
>>2361816Starting to switch from a slow, crawling lifestyle towards a more swimming lifestyle, the Bloomph has developed small fins, allowing it to swim quickly at the expense of a lot of energy.
Due to balance finally being found, evo's that stop evolving will be seen as finding a natural balance and will become no longer available to evolve, this will mean a similar range of evo's to evolve with more alive and less dead. again all this does is increase diversity. attached is a picture of the current legend for evo trees
>>2365675So question. Say a global event like say a volcano going off and changing the ecosystem forever. Would that affect creatures that have found their niche?
>>2365748ok so volcano going off wouldn't change ecosystem forever and if species is widespread enough it wouldn't threaten it either, just greatly reduce its numbers meaning there will always be less of them. a more severe event though like a full blown ice age would then throw these species into danger again and they would then become so to say unlocked again. in the event of something even larger and more sudden than this though, species may just be wiped out without warning or chance to evolve. this new mechanic will replace some of deaths to out performance that would usually occur
>>2365770what about super-volcanos?those things going off are extinction events.even Earth has like 3 of them.
>>2365675why is it bad to have more things to evolve?
>>2355029Some Flarnacles get pushed too hard by incoming waves and land upside-down further up the beach. The surviving Flarnacles have adapted to naturally situate themselves this way, turning their "roots" into semi-flexible pads that can either absorb extra heat (flared) or help it cool down (closed). It also uses its "tongues" as propulsion, dragging itself slowly back into partial shallows as the tide moves
>>2352910Most Damming Cochelacrab eggs get eaten, to prevent this, a subset of Crabs has started to create "huts" that they lay their eggs in. This allows most eggs to hatch and start their rolling behavior before they set out in large groups to create more pools.
>>2365939because OP is significantly bothered by having enormous evo trees which are hard to edit for him, as he refuses to add sub-trees this is more or less his own fault.
>>2365820ok agreed>>2365939its not you obviously didn't read it properly, ill say it again. evo's that would usually die to being out competed will occasional get kept as non upgradable creatures. this will mean the same amount of evos to evolve while also allowing the game to have creatures from previous periods, the same way species of sharks essentially stopped evolving.>>2365967obviously i cant please everyone
>>2366030>its not you obviously didn't read it properly, ill say it again. evo's that would usually die to being out competed will occasional get kept as non upgradable creatures. this will mean the same amount of evos to evolve while also allowing the game to have creatures from previous periods, the same way species of sharks essentially stopped evolving.I'm going to write a long thing because you accused me of not reading, but you can safely ignore it, I'm not actually one of your players and you don't have to pander to me:But already there is no overlap in any niche on that planet. No suboptimal subspecies are allowed to endure, the slightest improvement means the death of all previous incarnations. Yeah, sharks have stopped evolving, so have crocodiles, but that doesn't mean that offshoots don't appear (and potentially die out). A species doesn't stop existing when a new one develops.You already have such cases as sharks and crocodiles anyways in the form of evos that aren't being evolved because they are fit for their role and they can't think of a good thing to add to it since it seems pretty done.
>>2366030If, for example, Backcrabs got locked because their guns are too efficient and they become apex predators, then a different creature comes that can attack better than the Backcrab's cavitation bubbles, would that get locked and backcrab get unlocked?
>>2366042>>2366052look my laptop is about to die because there has been a power outage in my area for the past two hours so ill just say this. Myself and previous op agreed that it would be a good idea to keep more variants and start getting things into a position where it will be easier for progression in the future, this does not mean less evo's it means more evo's
>>2355706Volcanic Standing Crunchbug adapts to being upside down and loses some of its bottom armour in favour of growing thinker top plates
>>2366084*thicker>>2361311Bonemaw begins using four rear legs and begin standing upright
Laptop died halfway through post.Ok my bad I went over the post and realised I worded it poorly, an example of a species which would be a candidate for being locked is >>2326727 in future some evo’s in a similar position to this will not die off as it did but be locked instead
>>2366099 Commodore Norrington-Dont get too twisted up in people's opinions of how you run the game. Each evo game itself is an experiment, and part of it is being run for the pleasure of OP. Doesn't mean you wont fuck up here or there and drive people off. I know I did, but, that's part of the process.
>>2366131This.I'm enjoying this Evo thread very much; thanks C.N.!
>>2364230As the Grundlesklort population spread all over Tetrapetram, it was inevitable that some had to put up with living in the Badlands around the impact zone. As the Badlands are much more arid than the mainland, the Badlands Sklort has developed not only tougher, scale-like skin, but also has refined it's waste removal organs. While the normal Grundlesklort needs water to get rid of the chemicals accumulated in it's lymphatic frill, the Badlands Sklort instead turns these waste chemicals into a sturdy shell, protecting it against the dangers of the Badlands.
>>2366207NOTE TO COMMODORE: this creature does NOT outcompete >>2364230, as they live in different parts of the continent.
Yeah I think we collectively just need to start labeling things like diet and location for creatures as we evolve them, it would probably make it easier for Commodore when it comes time to do the trees
>>2366211yes much easier, also i sent you an email, have decided to pull an all nighter and actually put some work towards the evo, so now would be a great time for us to try and finalize the map
>>2348353Most of the Talcynomorphs in the Gourd-leaf gourds end up dying early due to the sudden abundance of alcohol near leaf mats due to >>2361048As a way to protect themselves, they have started secreting a powerful binding agent to the bottom of their bells, which closes the holes in some gourds, trapping whatever is inside.As the stuff inside the gourd starts to ferment it produces methane which lifts the gourds out of the water up to 40cm in height before exploding violently due to the pressure, spreading spores even further than before
>>2366211Also I replied to your email, I will do my best to help finalize the map soon, but work is kicking my ass hardcore in terms of hours to help work on it
>>2354051Some Hive Purps have atavistic features reminiscent of the Purps of old. The Brutes, being much stronger than the other Hive Purps, are used as guards, as well as raiders of other hives, as hives with Brutes don't have food collectors and depend on stealing from others.
>>2365965Is it 28 cm counting the ball or just the flesh bits?
>>2366255Im just counting the flesh bits, the ball probably adds a 1/3 to the total height
>>2365965Some long-abandoned pearls were eventually washed away by the river, usually arriving on some shore.>>2364066The Organized Purps have learned to take advantage of this, taking the pearls that have been beached near their hives and using them to make "doors" that can only be opened from the inside, keeping the >>2366252 out. In order to have a pheromone that can signify a door, their glands improve, however, due to the nature of the chemical encoding pattern, the amount of pheromone types is now 20, larger than the amount of signals the Purp understand. Time will tell if anything will come of this.
>>2366030since my PC decided to go full retard and not actually send what I posted earlier today, I'll try my best to type it out again:No one's forcing you to do the evo-trees alone.Delegating their edits would be easier on you.Sub-trees make delegating easier.Ask someone who has a pet-evo, like me with all the plants for instance, to work on the sub-tree they're invested in.You're going to drastically decrease the chance of errors and the file size.Sure, there is a risk of someone not delivering, but in that case it's just back to the status quo for you.Best case scenario though, is that the guy updating the sub-tree, is going to do it regularly, because he loves the things in it.Consider it, there's literally no drawbacks.
>>2366252>>2366304Due to a mutation, The Queen Purp has developed stronger pheromones which overrides the natural pheromone signals of Organized Purps and Hive Purps which allows her to control both, creating the Collective Purps.In addition, she is able to produce eggs, which she guards in her lair, these eggs have a 3 day incubation period during which they can hatch into any of the 3 subspecies of Collective Purps.Brutes now protect the nest and Food Collectors while they forage.When the queen dies the collective Purps will begin clustering around the remaining eggs defending them until a new queen hatches or the nest dies.
>>2353442was informed by previous op that this shouldn't of died so im adding an evo for it and keeping original dead, this new bloomph has shorter arms and is better suited to farming Cynomorphs>>2366380there will hopeful be some large changes coming soon so ill keep this in mind and consider it
>>2366400>>2366304>>2366300The Organized Purp have found protection from the subjugation through what was once a flaw: some Purps would munch on Nolor roots, which unlike Nolor trunks aren't covered in armor, thinking them to be food. Now these same defective Purp serve a purpose, chewing the Nolor and releasing the deadly hot juice, burning the Queen and her eggs alive. Most of these cases result in the perpetrator dying, but those who by some miracle survived went on to breed, and soon the Nolor-chewing was refined and only triggered when a Queen was present. The egg-defending behaviour turns out to have been based on the pheromones produced by the eggs themselves, so the destruction of the eggs resulted in this behaviour not occuring.
>>2366400While the Collective Purps could have gone in many directions with it's method of counteracting the >>2366496 of the >>2366300, they chose the simplest one: to make the pheromone that makes Purps subservient to the Queen innate to their own bodies.The Brutes of the Collective Purps have developed sharpened limbs, which combined with their strength allows them to kill any member of >>2366300 easily.
>>2366400Noo my babies q.q
>>2364230Some grundlesklorts have adapted to life on the plains having their tails higher improves balance allowing them to travel at greater speeds and distances which is supported by an improved skeleton to protect organs and support the upright tail. Skin has grown down along the legs to cover everything but the nubs at the ends of their feet. This species inhabits the southern half of the continent.
>>2352908The Spinecrab has evolved a small hole near the top of its tongue that it builds up pressure and sprays its acidic saliva in front of it to partially pre-digest food and deter predators.
>>2366741I'm genuinely surprised there is a Grundlemaw evo that has a default expression that isn't hatred for its entire being
>>2366696In these tumultuous times, the clans of Organized Purps shall stay strong and repel the invaders! How will they do that I have no idea, but they will.
>>2355089Purps spread far and wide, while most settled in nolor forests; a branch of them live near the few running rivers on the border of the AshLands, thus turning them into Teir-yits. They use the river's clay, sand, and ash to build small vent towers that also double as entrances and exists to their sprawling networks. *Factoid: The tallest vents are 17 cm tall
>>2367853The Teir-Yits hold out hope for their small head kin, in the mean time they are gonna stay incredibly far away from the Smelly Nolor Forests (all that super heated bug pheromone probably reeks)
>>2367815Its just happy to be alive and with all its grundlemaw friends and family.
>>2366083>>2366083might work by just not killing as many species
>>2368042>complaining without using a name or recognized IDshow yourself mutineer
>>2364080The Lesser Grundle has figured out that to avoid predators, it doesn't need to defend itself, it just has to be much less desirable prey than the other Grundles. It is less than half the size of the normal Grundlemaw, and only a fourth of that is actually edible. Most of the Lesser Grundle's body has been reduced to an uniform mass of horrible mucus and living cells, completely indigestible to predators and allowing for sluglike locomotion.
>>2366496While over time the Organized Purps have switched from strategic suicide to simply being incompatible with the pheromones of the Collective Purps, they were still threatened by the Brutes. To defend against them, the Organized Purps have created a new type of chamber: the "refinery", where the heat of the Nolor is used to smelt Cochleacrab pearls into sticks, which are then used to make a "fense" that Brutes cannot get through. However, this reliance on Cochleacrab pearls for defense has ensured that on territories where both Collective Purps and Organized Purps dwell, the Organized Purp only live near rivers.The Organized Purps have 10/20 of their pheromones assigned to signals.
>>2366496Not sure why this would evolve, since they'd have a better chance of surviving when subjugated.
>>2368359I thought that the subjugation affected them negatively somehow but now that I look at it there actually wasn't any harm, so if you want I can retcon the >>2368240 and >>2366496.
>>2366400The Brutes of the Collective Purps now possess spiked clubs on their forelimbs, improving their ability to defend the hive. As Brutes share much genetic material with Food Collectors, a similar mutation arises in them, giving them three thumbs on each forelimb, allowing them to grasp food more efficiently.Additionally, the Purps no longer depend entirely on the Queen for guidance, as the pheromone glands of what were once Organized Purps spread through the population and become commonplace. Another peculiarity brought by the addition of Organized Purps to the genepool is that there are now females born other than the Queen, which are capable of breeding in the event a hive loses it's Queen.
>>2368359but the females don't reproduce when subjugated right?
>>2368399Not sure how their reproduction worked before subjugation, but either way, it said that the queen was capable of spawning more of that same species leading me to assume it is compatible with the species it subjugated and can spawn more of that species.
Fuck me, just spent a while making an evo for this >>2355155 and didn't notice it was extinct. Gonna post it anyway. >>2355155The Ashleaf due to its dark coloration allowing it to absorb a lot of light is capable of growing to dizzying heights of almost 2 meters aided by its growing roots which have reverted to using bulbs for better stability and also storing some nutrients.It's leaves have started growing as one soft haphazard bulbous growth which is mostly filled with gasses emitted by the ashleaf, allowing it to stay quite light.
>>2368417well OP didn't extinct it in the daily update, despite the implications, so there's no problem herealso I like how you designed the cancer-growth of the leaf8.5/10 detail
>>2362383While Nolors were excellent at surviving in the Badlands at first, able to turn it's meteoric soil into shells no worse than their previous ones, if visually different, with the appearance of the acidic Grundles the metallic Nolor was in grave danger. To protect itself, the Badlands Nolor developed downwards facing vents, pumping unbreathable and hot gas at their immediate surroundings.
>>2355142The Gas Lords develop a much more complex sac system capable of filtering and storing different types of gas and liquid at the same time. With it's new nostrils and segregated sacs it is even capable of breathing in and breathing out different gasses at the same time. Now capable of filtering the gas secreted by >>2368485 it chooses to stay nearby for added protection and stocking up on hot toxic gas which it can later spew at prey.
>>2364595The Swimming Bloomph develops better fins that improve its swimming as well as darker coloration for better camouflage in the depths.
>>2368406of course, but there would be an imperative for genes to dvelop in females that can resist subjugation in them and in their offspring, if the queen is the only one that reproduces in the hive, which I think is the case
>>2368594>>2368595The Swimming Bloomph evolves into a fearsome ambush predator; lurking in the depths for passing prey, then propelling itself forward with a 'closing umbrella' motion of the membrane between its tentacles to grab the unsuspecting morsel in its fanged maw.
The Gas Lord develops fins for use in courtship rituals. By fanning its fins in a way similar to dance, along with raising its upper body, males compete with each other in order to pick up a group of females. Along with that the fins, while not being strong enough to support the Gas Lords body, makes aquatic movement easier for the creature.
>>2368751I think those pink things in its mouth were tongues, not teeth, also where did that third jaw come from?
>>2368939Quick FixThe fins originated from the things under the jaw. This is what the finned Gas Lord should look like.
>>2368965>>2368751Can confirm, those were tounges, also there are only 2 jaws, the space behind them was to show depth
>>2368417just so everyone is aware this is what large images like this look like when put on the evo tree, this one for example has a height that is 230 pixels higher than my laptop monitor. please keep in mind that images this large are excessively big and the same result could easily be achieved with something 3x smaller
>>2369073also this is comparable to>>2337405 this which i said in future would be excluded but i'm going to assume you didn't see that and try to come up with a compromise >>2368417this version of the ashleaf has now evolved from >>2364085
yeah I think as a general rule a example of a species shouldn't be bigger than 700x850 or so just to make trees a bit more manageable until they get split into sub-trees
******IMPORTANT*******ive posted the email a few times but ill do it once more: firstname.lastname@example.org do not check this email as it is a spam account but for the next 48 hours from here on i will semi regularly check it. please send me your vision of how to make this game more efficient and streamlined as well as sub-trees that you believe should be made or would like to take control of updating.this is also your chance to send forward names for the different areas of LV-427 if you want to name an ocean or something after yourself ill consider it aswell as well as your opportunity to put forward name ideas for LV-427's moon and the G5V main sequence star it orbits, i will also be taking name suggestions for the solar system as a whole but not for the other 6 planets within it which will be revealed at a later time. the reason you have a time limit of 48hours is that in roughly 48hours a lot of the design features and mechanics of the game will be tweaked to allow for smoother games in the future that can be more complex yet still simple.this is not however a Q&A, do not start sending me small emails with single questions, Longshorts is currently collecting all questions on discord and will forward them to me later so if you have any thing you want to ask, direct it to him.
>>2369318what is the discord
>>2369361https://discord.gg/kk8eJgJhere you go!
>>2358311A section of Spinner crabs have evolved longer limbs that allow them to stick their netting to further away objects, the ends of which have small tarsals to better grip on a swinging web.Their behavior has also adapted to the fast swimmers of rivers, holding a small bag-like net between their four front limbs and using it to grab handfuls of smaller prey.
I have the urge..the urge to splurge
>>2363925Venom sacs get larger
>>2363925variation devlops long legs
>>2366741tail becomes lighter and bone "feet" become better shaped for walking
>>2361311Bonemaw devlops spiked ball at end of tail and long tongue
>>2366085rare mutation cause Bonemaw to become apex predator due to size and manuverabilty however the same mutation resulted in a loss of eyes, seriously hindering the ability to hunt
>>2366427The farmer bloomph for the first time begins farming plants on land, although less nutrious for the bloomph >>2362038 and >>2360274prove to be edible foods
>>2355706crunch bug develops flater feet and sharp front claws for both stability and protection
>>2364080Hydragrundle begins using saliva as a protective slime between its organs and the ground
>>2361991needle nose develops second hook at back of head, useful for deep penetration if you know what i mean
>>2354930Glower eel develop longer bodies
>>2354069ShallowZemele's begin having additional leaves which are used for photosynthesis and allow them to survive in deeper water where the light is more sparse
internet is slow and i cant find the link in second threadthe cold eel's become more bony and powerful and begin eating the boneheads that have moved into the arctic region
>>2368217The Lesser Grundle, in order to feed on the >>2368485, which it now cannot approach directly, has converted it's harpoon into a mucus dispenser, using the kinetic energy of it's spine whipping to launch the acidic slime onto the tree. A Lesser Grundle can spend a whole day flicking it's grime onto the Nolor Tree in order to kill it, after which the smoke dissipates and the Grundle begins to feed.Additionally, the Grundle's body further recedes into it's mucosal covering.
>>2368965>>2368981Whoops.Looks like I completely miss-read the image; I thought the tongues were teeth & the thing poking out of the end (also a tongue?) was the underside of a third jaw.Correcting.
>>2368751I’m going to make this an evo of >>2369769
>>2369791commodore my dudedo you have discord?like at all?I'm not a huge fan of emailing.
>>2369791You mean the tongues turn into some sort of tough, fibrous, pseudo-fang?
>>2369804I’m using a personal hotspot off my phone, and I’m not a big fan of discord at all especially after those two comments on the first or second thread that said the discord was cancer and they where leaving because of it
>>2369583Dumpster First off is that I has no reason to go on land since there isn't any food for it to eat. Second, it has no structures that would allow it to go on land. You can't just give it legs and say "Its a land creature now."
>>2369815well I hate discord too, but it's less the program and more it's users.don't you have anything else?skype maybe?
>>2369825Ok in dumpsters defence flooded don’t breathe, already have legs they use underwater and they said it ate the chilli and podium plants, so I’m going to allow it
>>2369815>>2369819just so you know, there's a section in the evo discord about 2k18 and it's not bad at all
>I has no reason to go on land>>2369830they adapted one of my evo’s anywayRN, lets just start with email and then we can work something out from there
>>2369830How can they live if they don't breathe? Oxygen intake is neccessary for multicellular life.
>>2369832It also 2:18am Saturday morning, if people are still around I might join the discord for half an hour in around 12 hours
>>2369838At this point I can’t even be bothered thinking about it, so many past evo’s didn’t make sense and this wasn’t setup in such a way that it could last more than a few threads, fixing all of this at the moment though will post changes in a few days, please please send me emails with your main concerns and recommendations as the changes made will be permanent and won’t change again
I've removed the older in-betweens, in the future you can remove the newer ones too if you need to save space. Also for thread-starters you can write small descriptions near the still-living species.
>>2369884very smart idea, i will definitely take this on board, perhaps a full evo tree at the start of the thread then these smaller ones throughout?
>>2369830also just read this again, was posting from mobile with crazy autocorrect, *Ok in dumpsters defence floomphs don’t breathe, already have legs they use underwater and they said it ate the chilli and poison plants, so I’m going to allow it
>>2369889If you also take the advice to put short descriptions in the trees at the start of the thread, you may need to use the smaller ones for thread-starting too, as otherwise there may not be enough space for text. Maybe keep only those in-betweens where species diverged?
>>2369892I understand kind of where you're coming from but this is like saying a fish can live on land because it has gills.All of its structures are dependent on being underwater like an octopus. Its also a filter feeder, it doens't eat the cynomorphs, it eats its spores, its a filter feeder.
>>2369904NOt to mention that the plants it "FARMS" don't even exist in the same area, one of which is in an ash soaked wasteland.
>>2369901sorry i must be really tired, could you say that again but simpler, im not really following, only use the smalls ones at the start and separate tress for every divergence?>>2369904i kind of already agreed with this in the reply email, but again agreed, however under the circumstances im still considering letting it live, unless perhaps you would like to make an intermediary evo for it?
>>2369917Is this a good explanation?
>>2369932Yep makes sense, thanks
>>2369917I don't think you get what I'm saying, it wouldn't be a single intermediary species, it would be several. Like a minimum of 3 at least to get from this >>2366427 to this >>2369583 and that doesn't account for how this creatures digs up the tubers from packed earth in the first place when it has no digging mechanisms or a stomach to digest them. How does it process the toxins in both plant species so it doesn't die from being poisoned?
>>2369970well don't let your memes be dreamsgo and make themif I can bullshit up an evo tree for A FUCKING LEAF then you can do it too for a wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man
I feel like we need a more comprehensive and better enforced list of rules, maybe even a template. Things like a maximum image size, mentioning size, actually figuring out the basics of how your changes work - doesn't have to be anything in-depth, but stuff like >>2369668 should mention how it gets the energy to fling fucking acid for an entire day if it needs to eat to actually fling that acid. >>2369668 also raises the issue of direct counters which should really be avoided. Also give some basic thought as to why your change would evolve and if it'd actually benefit the species.Haven't followed all of these myself, but I think OP should take this in to consideration.
>>2370052It gets the energy from eating trees much larger than itself. It stores the energy by being a big ball of cells, which most likely have plenty of ATP storage. It has a direct counter because learning to take mucus off your mucus pile with your harpoon then flicking it and then refining it by making the mucus coming out the harpoon fast enough not to starve is easier than learning how to breathe Carbon Oxide and be resistant to high temperatures fast enough not to starve.
>>2370052I would also add a rule of at least 2 sentences explaining why a change happens, especially if some of the changes aren't immediately visible. Mostly so we know what niches everything fills and also the behavior of creatures
>>2370052Made a mock-up for a shitty template
>>2370014Fine, but it ain't gonna look like that when its done.
>>2370117The A Snake develops a nose that is better at detecting smells and a sack below it's throat as a mating display
Lord just let me make you oneThe rules for descriptions are to be at least 2 sentences explaining why a change happens and its behavior. If you are referencing other creatures link back to them, also whatever creature you are evolving a creature from should also be linkedIts not that hard yall, just respect the rules of the game
>>2370164Also on a related note all changes are supposed to be GRADUAL, you shouldn't be adding whole huge sections or doo-dads to a creature, either change one or two things a decent amount or a lot of things a little amount
Organization for the win!
>>2370164Bro I respect what you are trying to do, but as a guy who fills out endless forms each day for work, I don't want someone to try and make a home owners association out of a 4Chan game. If people want to deep dive into tracking the evo, yay. If they don't want to, whatever. The most that should be asked for is a link to the prior evo and an attempt at lore. Extra is above and beyond.
>>2370231In my opinion, from an outside perspective, that template is far too involved, but a little bit of info re: where it is and how big it is should be part of it. Something like: name: a skateboardsize: ~1mregion: desertOtherwise evos happen where lore contradicts each other making the 'attempt at lore' of anyone pretty pointless
>>2370384As long as people read the previous entries for the evos they're editing this shouldn't be a problem. And they should really read those.Maybe if people felt like it they can post a summary of their species occasionally so that people are better informed about the species they're changing. Maybe do it every time you update a specie in a new thread.
>>2370384>>2370231I respect that, and if you like you can choose to not include that fluff stuff in it, its more of a rough template anyway-its probably gonna change a lot-- its honestly more for the sake of keeping stuff organised as the game progresses, as last thread we had similar issues with finding stuff and communicationThe link back thing is to keep stuff organised so we know what you are trying to do, I understand your sentiment but it makes it damn near impossible to actually participate in the game sometimes because people dont link and you can't find the creature you need.I understand its frustrating but you are forcing other people to do the work you don't wanna do, that being said if it is too frustrating you can always give the name of the creature it evolves from instead which some people have done. The OP is having issues AS IS keeping stuff organised to keep the game running, I'm just trying to make it a bit easier PS: Also yeah my intention with the last two options was more for clarifying than lore, because we have a few people who get confused as to why creatures evolve because it isn't immediately obvious
>>2370401Also yes I know in the new thread stuff is gonna be done differently to basically solve all these issues, its just more of a intermediary period fix as we have a few issues compounding into eachotherBut I digress, back to the game
>>2370164Ah my shit brain keeps forgetting things, The internal/side view thing is supposed to be optional, as its only really useful for creatures that have a more complicated system/ special feature you normally can't see.The Same goes for reproduction and details; if the creature doesn't have anything special to say about it you can forgo it
>>2355124During partiularly harsh storms some sail-leafs got uprooted and stuck on eachother, the ones that survived slowly grew into a singular plant growing much larger than their singular forms.This caused their seeds to get tangled into one another, creating a separate shore plant that consisted of multiple individuals called a Shore Scruff
>>2366427This offshoot of the farmer bloomph inhabits the shallows surrounding the island, feeding on cynomorph spores and caps, the cavity in its body has formed into a simple stomach allowing it to fully digest the caps rather than just shredding them to dust. the ends of its lower tentacles split, allowing it more firmly grasp the ground increasing mobility.The upper set of eyes have become eye-stalks allowing it a larger visual radius as it can twist its stalks to more easily spot threats and food.
>>2370493Shoot forgot the height, its around 30 cm.
>>2355247The Talcyno-kelp has spread further across the ocean, developing two new strains:The Talcyno-Pad sits near the shore, the exposure to direct sunlight turning their light blue caps a more purple color, they have also developed larger fin-like appendages under their bells to help battle the waves.The Talcynomorph Whip has instead gone further down into the ocean, growing thinner as it ages. This eventually snaps under their lower fins, allowing the bell to flit across the ocean spreading its spores by using its small sugar reserves along the stem.
>>2362201Sheet Phloomps start to increase dramatically in size while developing additional filters, their flexible hollow tube-like body sways with the ocean currents to prevent flipping over
>>2371386>i was just looking for the sports channel garyTop kek
>>2369572grundlesklorts have evolved into the Grundleshoff Its new ankle joint and a longer tail to improve balance while moving at fast speeds making it the fastest of the terrestrial creatures at a whopping 2Km/pH its superior mobility has allowed it to spread from the south of the island to just west of the badlands.The frill on its back grows to better protect its back from the suns harmful rays, as well as providing a system for better regulating heat.
>>2367929Teir-yits further develop larger brains and limbs to better survive their environment.The Workers start to grow front limbs with small shovel-like indents in them to better scoop up dirt; While the Collectors grow splayed toes to keep themselves above the constant ash.They also develop a way to deal with disputes among the colony involving locking the small appendages on their abdomens together and trying to flip one another over. Whoever gets flipped first loses, and the winner directs the groups until a new challenger wins. This behavior has also inadvertently resulted in extra towers as some "group leaders" push further out in one direction
>>2369571Leapurps evolve from a group of purps needing to hop from peices of the Leaf-mats that break off of the main mass, as they are easy food for many ocean creatures. They also develop an extra toe on the front so they don't sink the leaf they land on.
>>2372410knew I forgot something:The bit about pheremones and eggs is refering to them self-regulating the amounts of workers and collectors, as they both produce a slightly different pheromone that effects egg development.Basically the less of one type's pheremone results in the egg hatching into that type.AKA:Collector > Worker = WorkerCollector < Worker = Collector
>>2369668More flesh means more energy wasted. Because of this, the Lesser Grundle's heads further shrink and recede into it's body. As this may downsize the lungs in the heads, the creature now also has multiple free-floating net-like lungs in it's body.
>>2368398The Collective Purps, now that they have 4 types of individuals, have assigned 4 of their pheromones to each type of individual. The Purp type pheromones are used as "adjectives" to other pheromone "nouns".
>>2368971The Gas lords fins change shape to better disperse gas. It is now also capable of dispersing gas through its tail bones, allowing it to smoke out entire colonies of Collective purps, it uses smoke from >>2368485 and then just waits as the purps come running towards it. Once the purps stop coming out, it will slowly lower itself inside using its tail hook to open doors, while still dispersing gas. It will then proceed to fish out any remaining food source inside the nest. Once the nest is cleared out it will lay its eggs inside.
it's a shame we had to lose the original ploomps, they had so much potential
>>2372842They were perhaps the only creatures who could compete against the grundles
>>2370212The Badlands Sclort gains some kind of spine along its tail allowing it to use its tail better for balance and support. In addition it gains a second set of joints along its legs allowing it to walk better, now one of the fastest species on land.
>>2373048The Feeling swimcrab develops a mouth in the direction its swimming since using the huge tongue at its back for feeding is horribly inefficient.
>>2355033The Naked Swimcrab has improved its eyesight as well as gaining some kind of skin layer.
>>2372766To protect against >>2372785, the Collective Purp start making additional exits in their hives. However, they often don't have enough pearls to make doors for these exits and have to use small rocks instead for most of them, which are much harder and slower to move.
>>2373586Also, because of how big Queens are, they cannot actually exit the hives once they are adults, leaving them to certain death in case of a >>2372785 attacking.
>>2355089Some of the least advanced Purps have found themselves on Leaf Mats. The Island Purps now make their hives more horizontal in structure, as the Leaf Mats do not have much in terms of height. As Leaf Mats themselves are made entirely out of food, these Purps seldom face hunger, but due to their activity many leaves on mats are damaged. Each time two Mats make physical contact, there are already Purps waiting to embark on new habitats, spreading the species.
>>2361048Name: Gourd-eating DanglerHabitat: Underside of leafmatsSize: 40cmA strain of Dangler Phloomps begin eating the gourds of the leafmats that they hang from, Their higher caloric content causes them to bloat and produce an higher proof of alcohol in excessive amounts. Their claws evolving to better pick and break the gourds apart for easy consumption.Their new diet has slightly altered their coloration. They have adapted the ability to move each of their eyes independently making it easier to spot threats and food.
>>2364120 the evo started very far into the evolution process and so from here on in we are saying that when thread one started it had already been 4.2billion years since the forming of LV-427, this is also the final event before changes are implemented, which will be in the next thread as the image count is getting very low. 200million years has passed since the Tutum Period and very little land based evolution has occurred on Terrapetram, many new types of underground species have evolved however and plant life has continued to diversify. Two new continents have also begun rising from the ocean, on the left being FloraInsulam and right MortemRegio although lacking all the needed elements to support complex life, both continents are filled with rich soils and needed conditions for plant based life. the years is now 4,707,million A.C (after creation)
also this is everyones last chance to send through suggestions as i am making the preparations for thread 4 currently
>>2377307Why not require that when a creature evolves it needs at least a paragraph explaining the adaptations purpose.
>>2377899not all mutations are gigantic changesjust do something like this>>2372417
>>2372842Anon, for that reference, you are truly a man of culture.
Alright I’m not holding out much hope for the thread at the moment, going to post new thread in a few hours, trying to move this into a civ evo so if people could start evolving sentient animals sentient not sapient then that would be great
Slight change to the template, removing the two typos
>>2380522what a time for you to show up, i only spotted the first typo, was going to post this at start of next thread as a guide
>>2380522also do you have a chance to talk quickly before i post the next thread? maybe over discord or something?
>>2380487Would you rather have the civilization phase start in thread 5 or 6? Thread 5 would put less pressure on you but given that our creatures are only dinosaur-tier right now it would put more pressure on players, so waiting until thread 6 for sentience/sapience could be better(and more historically accurate).
>>2380587Sentience and Sapience is something quite different. Sentience is the ability for species to feel and perceive, whilst sapience is the ability to think and reason.I'd argue a lot of the creatures are already sentient though, spare for the cynemorphs, algae and maybe some phloomps.
>>2380588i would also argue that however at the top i said stupidly that evo's couldn't evolve sentience instead of sapience, and im only rushing to civ to prevent the complete death of the evo game, also we don't need to reach civ imminently im just asking, because so far very little progress has been made towards large sentient land based animals and at this rate people will get bored and stop playing.
>>2380593If you look at the thread it seems like people left once the template was implemented, so maybe having the next thread have just the images again like most of the game had would prolong the game?
>>2380593I would probably hold off on rushing to civ stage, I see a few creatures that have sentience but I don;t feel they are "evolved" enough to truly have a civ style evo. Most of what these creatures do is out of instinct, not thinking intelligence (that being said I don't think it would be hard to evolve that but there is so little reason for it to be an advantage)
>>2380614Also idk dude I look at the template and see I made it way too complicated but at the same time I have seen evo games die because the players can't keep track of shit.I think you could definitely slim it down to the requirements of Name (optional), Size, and Habitat and it would still be readable without being too much of a hassle
im hoping that once the evo's have all been put into templates it will no longer be a problem however i understand that requires a lot of effort on behalf of the players also im going to be doing some random posts, so don't mind me
>Percolans sp.>>2352111>>2371386>Fermens sp.>>2376869>Polyglossa sp.>>2369769>>2369583>>2370493>Ostreamollis sp.>>2355029>>2365961>>2355251
>Talcynemorph sp.>>2371021>>2366230>Paramorph sp.>>2364043>>2363897>>2355503>Exsilio sp.>>2339388
>>2380640You'd need a non-spherical map for the habitat though.
>>2380705I know, Commedore has been working on one, if im correct the next update/thread should be a proper map update
>>2380719yee boiits just i have been compiling links to previous evos for the past 40 minutes and Extinct did half of them for me anyway,How's your thread going btw? if its not too late your welcome to steal all of the map templates for your own and i can show you how to make it spin, also i sent you an email
could someone please archive this right now aswell please then post link
>>2380755>>2373118 naked swimcrab>>2373048 feeling swimcrab>>2352955 Finned Backcrab>>2352922 Backcrab>>2353338 Periscope crab>>2367101 Spine Crab>>2355095 Colonial Cochleacrab>>2365965 Damming Cochelacrab>>2369540 Crawler>>2364024 Netfisher Crab>>2372410 Teir-yit>>2368240 Strategic Purps>>2366252 Hive Purps>>2366496 Traitor Variant - Collective Purps>>2366522 Collective Purps>>2369568 Super Venomous Purps>>2372417 Jumpurps>>2354550 Fuzzy Burrow Bug>>2353277 Lung Bug>>2366084 The Volcanic Standing Crunchbug>>2369585 Lanced Crunchbug
>>2380868also idk if you saw my E-mail but Teir-yits don't actually have a queen variant, figured I would tell you just so you can keep the tree updated
Ok we are back everyone! Sorry it took so long, massive shout out to longshorts for all of his help, hopefully this thread will have less problems and confusion than the last one, extinction event coming soon as welllink:>>2380790