Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Challenge for a Breed

First off: the "unorthodox release" I mentioned in my last post isn't happening. At least, not in the way I originally intended it. One part of the release was a genetic breed - I got to the point where I made the egg agent and zipped up the file, but after observing the breed in a wolfling run and making some observations of Minisauron's Ueber-GoMs, I came up with some more ideas for them. As such, the breed's still being tweaked. I'll get it out eventually.

The other part of the release was a DS world designed for a wolfling run, complete with IQ test and Ovicidal Agent. It, unfortunately, is never coming to fruition, unless this is something people would be very interested in.

While I'm working away on the aforementioned genetic breed, I have a challenge to offer. After looking over CU7's C3/DS breedlist and noticing how many breeds have a standard CL genome, I came up with the idea to make a new genome for each of them. I'm willing to let the community pick which breed I work on first, but there's a price: Before I do anything related to this project, I want to see 10 creatures submitted to the Creature Repository. There's an additional caveat to that: the 10 creatures cannot be submitted by one person. One person can submit 2 creatures maximum - the remainder of the 10 need to be submitted by other people.

I think it's a fair tradeoff: bring some activity to a site who sorely needs it, and a breed gets a new and unique genome to call its own. Once the TCR quota is met, I'll open up a vote for the genome revamp.