Competition - Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alexcat989 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:39 am

@Alpha
A Recyclosome is more of a hybrid of a Lysosome and an Endoplasmic Reticulum. What it does is breaks down food and other things and "Recycles" them into more useful things

Also I think we need a dictionary for this stuff at this point
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by 20 characters! » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am

I no longer visit this site regularly, how should I go about keeping track of when this game updates?

I mean whats with all the anger and aggression just because I am not around much anymore? :/
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by 20 characters! » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:52 am

Develop a thicker cell mebrane that can pick up protiens from other oranism, this should help mask us from basic immune system and let us parasitism them, those other pothogens are jut our competitors! lets go full parasite!
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combi2 wrote: ... thought that all cows could produce unlimited antibodies,boy am i a retard.
combi2 wrote:you can`t thats not how humans work
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:01 pm

20 characters! wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am
I no longer visit this site regularly, how should I go about keeping track of when this game updates?

I mean whats with all the anger and aggression just because I am not around much anymore? :/
Its not really aggression, I'm just letting you know that I'm going to stop reminding you to vote. I'm not sure, maybe just bookmark this thread?
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Burger Cat » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:20 pm

So are there any team spots for me to join or no?
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by 20 characters! » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:34 pm

Alpha wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:01 pm
20 characters! wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am
I no longer visit this site regularly, how should I go about keeping track of when this game updates?

I mean whats with all the anger and aggression just because I am not around much anymore? :/
Its not really aggression, I'm just letting you know that I'm going to stop reminding you to vote. I'm not sure, maybe just bookmark this thread?
Yeah if ''damn'' isn't meant to indicate an angered or at leas exasperated tone I am not sure what is...
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Burger Cat wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:20 pm
So are there any team spots for me to join or no?
You can join team WHATEVERTHEFUCK
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Burger Cat » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:23 am

Join team WHATEVERTHEFUCK

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:54 am

Votes are locked.
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:29 am

TURN 3
Years passed since evolution of Eukaryotic life: 1.25 billion (250 million since last turn)

WORLD:
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PLANET DESCRIPTION: In a solar system similar to our own, there is a small planet approximately 80% the size of Earth, known as Petrixic. Aside from this it is practically identical in terms of composition, and is located within the goldilocks zone. It has a 20 hour day/night cycle, and takes approximately 400 of its days to orbit its sun. It has one tidally locked moon which is the same proportion as Earth's moon in terms of its size relative to Petrixic. It is highly tectonically active, however the land is completely uninhabited and inhospitable, due to the very thin and weak ozone layer.
This planet has started to evolve structured multicellular organisms (mostly plant life), however the first multicellular animals have formed (although the vast majority of species are still unicellular). The amount of pathogenic bacteria and viruses has started to increase significantly, causing many species to develop primitive (and complex) immune systems and methods of defence.

PLANT LIFE: Plants have begun differentiating their cells, with root cells lacking the ability to photosynthesise however being superior in anchoring the plant to the sand/rocks as well as absorbing nutrients. Photosynthesising cells grow from a singular "stem" that connects the roots and the "leaves" (not really leaves, just continually branching photosynthetic stems) and provides a method of transferring energy and minerals. They have also started producing waterborne spores, which have rapidly spread this new group of organisms across the ocean. These primitive plants resemble red algae in terms of structure, however are generally more greenish-brown than red.

EVENT: Incoming on Turn 4, biological in nature.

VOTING RULES
1 - 20 is the reverse of what was intended.
21 - 40 is no change.
41 - 60 is slight change towards what was intended.
61 - 80 is evolving the desired trait.
81 - 100 is becoming specialised and extremely good at whatever is being evovled.

Vote trading is allowed, however it will be modified by 0.75, making it more "risky" to do this than to vote normally. You can have one vote trade per other team, and cannot support vote trades.
Once gene transfer adaptions are evolved, you also unlock one extra vote, however this also cannot be supported (however it is unmodified).

Votes have to be mostly realistic or at least plausible. You must be able to provide a valid reason as to why something should be evolved if asked.
They also have to follow a linear progression, aka you can't just vote for "wings" as its too far of an evolutionary step, rather youd have to vote for climbing of trees/other structures, then methods of gliding, and then finally powered flight.
Also votes have to be specific and not vague, for example you cant just vote for "a better heart", you have to explain exactly what it is you want to be changed.

Each team will have a conservation status given to them each turn. This will reflect the success of each organism.
Extinct (EX) – No known individuals remaining.
Critically endangered (CR) – Extremely high risk of extinction in the near future.
Endangered (EN) – High risk of extinction.
Vulnerable (VU) – Bad risk of endangerment in the future.
Near threatened (NT) – Likely to become endangered in the near future.
Least concern (LC) – Lowest risk. Does not qualify for a higher risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
Species can only move up or down 1 level each turn, or 3 after a bad event. Species can go extinct if they are located in both the Critically Endangered or Endangered categories, in which the team will revert to another species similar in ancestry to their current species, but much more heavily adapted to whatever killed the original. Other changes may also occur to make this a last-resort tactic (aka the species you inherit will be much different than your other one, so you don't just get a free adaption).
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SPECIES FOR TEAM “FRIENDO”
(Members = joshthehawk, Ewery1, Sassy Cassie)
Team Votes:
  • joshthehawk: Develop a Basic Immune System: base 100 = 100 (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
  • Ewery1: No Vote Given, Support Sassy Cassie (+ 50% modifier)
  • Sassy Cassie: Develop an Occeloid = base 96 x 1.5 = 144, capped to 100
    (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Swimming Eyes (Oculixpandus Natans)
This species has evolved a CRISPR-like method of protection against pathogenic organisms such as viruses and tiny bacteria, in which they have specific proteins that allow them to "cut" certain key DNA or RNA sequences from invading organisms and store them within a specific chromosome so they can then recognise these organisms again and destroy them by engulfing them in lysosomes. The positive apsect of this immune system is that it is hereditary, so the cell's descendants also have immunity to the same organism. However it also doesn't respond as quickly to infections as an Earth vertebrate's, as it can occasionally be overwhelmed if the invading organism reproduces extremely quickly.
An anscestral version of this species by pure accident managed to come into contact with the DNA of a recently deceased Occulus Bacteria and take in the segment of genes coding for it's Ocelloid, giving it the ability to grow one itself and in future generations. This has given this bacteria a significant advantage and it now dominates throughout the entire ocean, effectively never being preyed upon due to its superior flagella and senses.

Appearance:
Medium-sized eukaryotic cells, approximately 500 µm in diameter. Has a porous calcium-based frustule (cellular shell) that provides protection. Multiple flagella are located on its cellular membrane. They have an occeloid, a light and movement sensing organelle similar to an eye.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Has a CRISPR-like immune system that gives them hereditary immunity
Diet:
Chemotroph: Absorbs various mineral from the surrounding water to provide energy and grow.
Habitat:
The depths to the shallows of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
LC

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SPECIES FOR TEAM “PROMETHEUS”
(Members = Natural_20, GabrielGG, Tiberius)
Team Votes:
  • Natural_20: Form Floating Colonies: base 64 x 1.5 = 96 (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
  • GabrielGG: Support Natural_20 (+ 50% modifier)
  • Tiberius: Develop a Basic Immune System: base 73 = 73 (trait moderately evolved)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Common Discfeeder (Rotundimorph Comedentem)
This species has dramatically changed, now forming multicellular colonies that work together and share energy and nutrients in order to increases their chance of survival. Each cell within the colony can revert to an ancestral phagocytic stem-cell, being able to regenerate another colony (if it survives). Colonies are made up of four different types of cells, and resemble pepperoni pizzas, with the crust being a ring of air contained within a thick layer of specialised ring cells. Each ring cell has an outward-facing flagella that works in tandem with other ring cells in order to coordinate movement. Feeder cells are the cheese of the pizza, and perform phagocytosis upon other cellular organisms that they touch (mostly free-floating algae due to its lack of ability to escape) and gather energy and nutrients for the organism. Occeloid cells are located in patches (similar to pepperoni) and allow the organism to locate other algae for it to feed on. Finally, a form of immune cell similar to the ancestral species this organism evolved from patrols the "skin" of the organism, using slightly sticky secretions in order to adhere to the organism without being permanently stuck (similar to the mucous a slug uses to help it move).

This organism is slowly becoming more rare, as they do not have an efficient method of defending against viral attacks other than destroying the infected cells, which can often fracture the organism, causing it to split into tiny chunks of healthy cells that go on to (sometimes) form new colonies.

Appearance:
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A small disc-shaped colonial organism, approximately 2 cm in diameter. They have a large ring of air within them that allows them to float. Between the ring is a thin membrane, made up of patches of phagocytic "feeder" cells and occeloid-rich patches that can sense light and movement.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Secretes an alkaline bleach-like fluid when under threat that is highly toxic to other organisms
  • Phagocytes patrol the skin of this organism and defend it against external immune-related threats
Diet:
Herbivorous Cytophage: Specialised patches of cells engulf other organisms (mostly algae) in order to then digest them and obtain nutrients and energy
Habitat:
The shallows and surface of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
NT

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SPECIES FOR TEAM “WHATEVERTHEFUCK”
(Members = Alexcat989, 20 characters!, Burger Cat)
Team Votes:
  • Alexcat989: Develop Recyclosome: base 44 = 44 (trait slighty evolved)
  • 20 characters!: Develop a Protein Stealing Cell Membrane: base 76 x 1.5 = 114, capped to 100 (trait fully evolved and specialised in)
  • Burger Cat: Support 20 characters! (+ 50% modifier)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Thief Bacteria (Dapibus Furem)
This organism has evolved a unique method of temporary camoflauge against other bacteria, allowing them to coexist with other species via "stealing" their proteins located on their cellular membrane, making other species view them as being a part of the same species. However, since the cell cannot regenerate these identifying proteins, they have to continually be bumping into these other species otherwise they cannot hide. Another problem is that if this cell bumps into more than one other species of cell they gain the proteins from both, causing them to be recognised as a threat/target (as they are seen as the other cell). They have also developed a new form of organelle, called a "recyclosome", which is a modified lysosome that contains ribosomes that allow for slightly faster synthesis of proteins, however this does not provide a significant benefit in the grand scheme of things.
These cells are highly susceptible to viruses, and have little to no defence against them, causing them to pretty much have a death sentence once they are infected. Occasionally recyclosomes bump into the viruses before they can kill the organism, however most of the time one manages to slip through. At the moment they can still out-reproduce the viral infections, however it is definitely taking a toll on their population. As such this species has become vulnerable.
Appearance:
Medium sized eukaryotic cells, approximately 500 µm in diameter. They are coated in hollow spines that kill other organisms that are pierced by them.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Stores a potent cyanide-based poison inside it's cytoplasm
  • Steals the proteins from other cells in order to hide from them
Diet:
Chemotroph: Absorbs various mineral from the surrounding water to provide energy and grow.
Habitat:
The rocky substrate and currents of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
VU
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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