Competition - Petrixic

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Natural_20
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Natural_20 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm

GabrielGG wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Natural_20 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:55 am
Alpha wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 am


Well Natural_20 is voting for an organelle that gives you the ability to "see", so you could support him if thats your goal.
His original idea could work via a sense of smell/taste that can recognize friendlies, but supporting me works too.
Hm... okay... So, can I keep the "signalling agents" vote?
I recommend against it. What you wanted would be better accomplished via proteins attached to the cell membrane that allow us to identify like cells, like white blood cells use. Of course, a high roll on the occeloid might work better right now, but the proteins could be handy later.
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by GabrielGG » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:23 pm

Natural_20 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm
GabrielGG wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Natural_20 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:55 am

His original idea could work via a sense of smell/taste that can recognize friendlies, but supporting me works too.
Hm... okay... So, can I keep the "signalling agents" vote?
I recommend against it. What you wanted would be better accomplished via proteins attached to the cell membrane that allow us to identify like cells, like white blood cells use. Of course, a high roll on the occeloid might work better right now, but the proteins could be handy later.
Ok, so I support the occeloid vote! :D
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Tiberius » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:59 am

Tiberius wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15 am
Extracellular Acidic Digestive Enzymes
(Team Prometheus)
Changed vote to extra ceullular( so an acidic Spray)

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 am

TURN 2
Years passed since evolution of Eukaryotic life: 1 billion (500 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.
Currently this planet is devoid of any form of complex organisms, however Eukaryotic organisms have started becoming more complex, developing better senses in order to react to their environments as well as increasingly complex methods of predation and protection against other cells.

PLANT LIFE: Algal cells have started to form branching chains, forming the first truly multicellular lifeforms. This allows the primitive plants to share nutrients with other genetically identical cells. The cells continue branching indefinitely as one organism until it is physically split due to environmental factors. Plant life exists only within the oceans at this stage, however it has dominated within the top layer of the oceans, forming a mat that reduces the avalable light in the depths of the oceans.

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, AOE22)
Team Votes:
  • joshthehawk: Develop Flagella: base 89 x 1.5 = 134, capped at 100 (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
  • Ewery1: Develop Calcium Spines: base 34 = 34 (trait not evolved)
  • AOE22: Support joshthehawk (+ 50% modifier)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Natare Bacteria (Celerclipeum Rapidus)
These bacteria descend from the Conchacalcites and have developed multiple flagella, with the largest being located on their rear, and smaller flagella located on their front and sides. This allows them to transport themselves in any direction with ease, with the ability to make micro-adjustments in their swimming path, and has given them a massive advantage over other species which only have a single flaggelum (or none at all). These flagella have allowed this species to spread over all depths of the ocean, from the seabead to the surface. However, they still travel blindly, being unable to sense their environment, which allows other species to occasionally prey upon them if they bump into each other. Nevertheless their calcium shell usually dissuades this predation.

Appearance:
Small eukaryotic cells, approximately 300 µm in diameter. Has a porous calcium-based frustule (cellular shell) that provides protection. Multiple flagella are located on its cellular membrane.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
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: Develop an Ocelloid: base 85 x 1.5 = 127, capped to 100 (trait is fully evolved and specialised in)
  • GabrielGG: Support Natural_20 (+ 50% modifier)
  • Tiberius: Devlop Extracellular Acidic Digestive Enzymes: base 10 = 10 (reverse of trait evolved)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Occulus Bacteria(Obvialbidis Amoebis)
These bacteria have developed an light-and-movement sensing organelle, allowing them to target other cells much more effectively. This has given them an extreme advantage, and they have become the dominant predator in the ocean. They primarily feast upon Algae due to their lack of defences, and concentrated location. As such, their habitat is now concentrated within the shallows of the oceans, however they still venture downwards occasionally (usually by accident). They have also developed a highly basic (alkaline) secretion similar to bleach which they can expel if they feel they are under threat, however this is rarely used unless they encounter Stinging Bacteria, and even then it is effectively a last-ditch effort. Even so, it is highly effective, and kills almost all lifeforms in a small area.

Appearance:
Large eukaryotic cells, approximately 1 mm in diameter. The have a single large flagella at their rear. They have an occeloid, a light and movement sensing organelle similar to an eye.
Notable Features:
  • Reproduces asexually
  • Flexible membrane allows ability to engulf other organisms (cytophagy)
  • Secretes an alkaline bleach-like fluid when under threat that is highly toxic to other organisms
Diet:
Cytophage: Engulfs other organisms in order to then digest them and obtain nutrients and energy
Habitat:
The shallows and currents of the mineral-rich oceans of Petrixic.
Conservation Status:
LC

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SPECIES FOR TEAM “WHATEVERTHEFUCK”
(Members = Alexcat989, 20 characters!, Grockstar)
Team Votes:
  • Alexcat989: Form Colonies: base 24 = 24 (trait not evolved)
  • 20 characters!: Develop Piercing Spine: base 91 = 91 (trait fully evolved and specialised in)
  • Grockstar: Develop Cilia: base 52 = 52 (trait slighty evolved)
Vote Exchanges: No vote exchange :(
Sex Vote: These poor little buggers are asexual

Stinging Bacteria (Urticavitus Spina)
These bacteria now dominate the rocky substrate of the oceans of Petrixic, having developed a highly effective defence system. They have evolved a series of hollow spines that extend through their cellular membrane. When these spines come into contact with another organism that is not the same species, they pierce through their membrane and split off from the Stinging Bacteria, creating a hollow "pipe" that disrupts the concentration of ions and other molecules within the target cell, eventually killing it as it can no longer retain the correct balance needed to sustain it's life. This has destroyed any other form of bacteria living on the substrate of the ocean, and now a slimy layer coats the entire seabed made up entirely of these Stinging Bacteria. The only form of bacteria that have immunity towards this defence mechanism are the caclium frustule-bearing bacteria such as the Natare Bacteria, and even then occasionally the spines manage to pierce through a pore in the shell (however this is extremely rare).

Appearance:
Small eukaryotic cells, approximately 300 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
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:
LC

Notes:
You guys were pretty lucky this turn, all of you got at least one very high roll. However viruses and other pathogenic organisms are starting to become increasingly common, so you may want to evolve some resistances to them as currently you have no form of immune system/defences whatsoever.
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Sassy Cassie » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:07 am

-Develop sensory organelles

If one of us could support this and another person focus on making our protein membrane more effective, maybe we could become the apex for a bit? Likely not but maaaaybeeee?
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Natural_20 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:38 am

Team Prometheus
Extracellular digestive enzymes
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by GabrielGG » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:20 am

Vote: Support Natural_20
Tiberius wrote:
I think you should vote based on this:
Notes:
You guys were pretty lucky this turn, all of you got at least one very high roll. However viruses and other pathogenic organisms are starting to become increasingly common, so you may want to evolve some resistances to them as currently you have no form of immune system/defences whatsoever.
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alpha » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 am

AOE22 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:07 am
-Develop sensory organelles

If one of us could support this and another person focus on making our protein membrane more effective, maybe we could become the apex for a bit? Likely not but maaaaybeeee?
What sensory organelles?
You can only vote for one.
My Major Competitions:
Droetis
Charbiss
Petrixic

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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Alexcat989 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:55 am

-recyclosomes
To more efficiently "eat" things and as a rudimentary defense system
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Re: Competition - Petrixic

Post by Tiberius » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 pm

Vote Basic Immune System

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