It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
You're not wrong. My thinking is that the devs went with humanoid aliens in some cases because that is easier for most people to relate to. Having said that, not all of the aliens are humanoid by any means. The Atarsids, Eckin and Cleax come to mind immediately, although there are more.I will point out how very vain the idea that a highly evolved alien would become humanoid, or that an alien culture would be close to our own. There are a lot of variables per planet, and the Bipedal Form is clumsy and over-rated.
An interesting idea for a plant species! I am pretty sure all player races intended for launch have already been announced, but I wonder if this is something they could add later as a NPC or enemy of some sort?Plants beings of tendrils, and would likely mimic the shapes of animals if they were inclined to move, such as insects or arachnids, I would suggest higher evolved 'bugs' on the plant planet. They should be omnivourous, preferring Fruits, then Vegatables, then Meats. Plants drain nutritients from dead and decomposing matter, and are part of the Rotting Process. I would suggest a ball of vines with paralytic barbs that create a sphere of about 2-3 feet in diameter, and is able to grab and hold rotting matter (dead leaves and such), and wraps the matter in a ball and drains the materials of nutrients by pressing it's roots into the hole . What isn't needed is dropped or expelled as part of it's breath. It should have 6-10 vine groups creating Tendrils which can be used like a squid, grabbing, holding, able to be used as fingers for manipulating objects.
How would the race communicate with other races that were unable to sense or produce electrical fields?This evolves into a form of communication and a method of interacting with Technology without voice commands or gestures.
As this is a player race, how would a player reasonably command/use 8-12 tendrils? Are you envisioning them being able to hold items, etc? If so, how do you balance a race that can hold 12 weapons at once with other player races?These beings would have several tendrils, between 8 and 12, each with suckers,
Is knowing the specifics of how a race procreates that important for gameplay? Honest question.Any Aquatic evolved creature would lay eggs, needing to be in a pool to survive. Look up fish mating habits and you'll have an idea. I would say between 2-4 eggs (jelly blobs) that must remain in an aquatic environment for 2 weeks before they hatch into very small and frail creatures. It requires an additional 4 months before they crawl out on their own. No boobs involved, simply requires the nutrients in ocean water, which can be synthesized. (As a rule, squids on earth simply lay unfirtilized eggs in a pool of water and they are Firtilized in the water by a male.) As these are squid inspired, I would suggest mating to be as simple as a male placing a tendril inside an oriface similar to a Vagina, while the female is receptive (Ovulation produces a reaction that is picked up by the male, causing it to ooze something like semen, which merely needs to be put inside the female. 3 days after Fertilization, the female will expell all the eggs she has inside her into a pool of water.
I forsee some practical issues with this...which in turn makes the Males sexually promiscuous, and females sexually submissive. With it's current lifespan, puberty should start around 10 for Females and 14 for Males,
I believe the devs are more going for Star Wars with bits of hard Sci-Fi. While I definitely see where you are coming from with your ideas, I don't know that spending the time to ensure that each race is biologically and physiologically accurate would add to gameplay all that much.If you are going to make a hard sci fi setting with bits of Star Wars (Kith = Force), you should learn to distinguish between Animal Categories.
Again, is knowing the specifics of how a race procreates that important for gameplay?Quadrupedal Intercourse is how dogs do it, it involves a sheathed bone covered in flesh that goes in a vulval mound, then expands inside to keep it in place. Thus the term Knotting. As a rule the Nusrizu would do it like dogs.
Starting a post off like this came across to me as off putting in that it felt condescending and arrogant. Even if it is true, it doesn't exactly work in your favor to get people onboard with your ideas, in my opinion. Also, 5 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period is likely unhealthy! Be careful!I have four reasons that make my suggestions deeper and more accurate than most others,: first, I was born with an above average IQ, second, I have a photographic memory, third, I have a 5 hour sleep cycle (I have 3 more hours every day to study, exercise, or keep busy somehow),
Roas said:My purist question is indefensibly going to be, will I be able to find people that both wish to RP and dungeon crawl?
Roas said:I would appreciate if you refrained from bashing me in the future and twisting the meaning of my post. I do not appreciate it, at all.Arsentar said:I would probably do the same thing in a similar situation. Getting a bit mad over being told something like that its just a bit silly, I think. In the end its just people wanting to be helpful.