Make creatures less buoyant

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Natural_20
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Make creatures less buoyant

Post by Natural_20 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:05 pm

Starting creatures are terrible swimmers that float like corks, even if they're aquatic. This causes them to float up and away from food on the bottom, especially while sleeping, which often causes them to die from exhaustion/starvation later. What really makes this irritating is that, in the real world, being able to float in water is an adaptation. Animals without lungs full of air or swim bladders will sink without constant exertion.

The simplest way to fix this would be to modify buoyancy based on respiration. Creatures with lungs should float so they can stay near the surface easily, and creatures with gills should sink so that they can stay near the bottom where the food is.

P.S. Loving the new world options and seasons, they're neat.
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Re: Make creatures less buoyant

Post by Natural_20 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:38 pm

JoeSmith wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:19 pm
The three types of buoyancy are positive, negative and neutral.
An object that floats in the water is known as being positively buoyant. An object that sinks to the bottom is negatively buoyant, while an object that hovers at the same level in the water is neutrally buoyant.
Don't be a pedant. The common use of the word "buoyant" refers to positive buoyancy; see the Dictionary.com definition.
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Re: Make creatures less buoyant

Post by magmacube_tr » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:33 am

Natural_20 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:38 pm
JoeSmith wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:19 pm
The three types of buoyancy are positive, negative and neutral.
An object that floats in the water is known as being positively buoyant. An object that sinks to the bottom is negatively buoyant, while an object that hovers at the same level in the water is neutrally buoyant.
Don't be a pedant. The common use of the word "buoyant" refers to positive buoyancy; see the Dictionary.com definition.
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