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Alien Life png market condition?
« on: May 19, 2021, 10:57:20 PM »

Does anyone know if this is a placeholder? What is the purpose of this implementation, later on, I would really like to see some more endgame content revolving around aliens is that a possibility?
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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 06:01:36 AM »

I'm guessing it's just a placeholder. It may get implemented as something influencing hazard rating and food or organics availability. I mostly see it as a counterpart to Inimical Biosphere, as in planets having their own fully fledged flora and fauna.

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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 08:00:11 AM »

Well, as a matter of strict terminology, we've had "alien life" as part of the game since almost day 1 - Jangala in the Corvus system (the very first, and only for a while, campaign system in the game) has a natural, but aggressive Inimical Biosphere on it that requires burning back every once in a while. Randomly generated planets can also come up with Inimical Biosphere, presumably also natural, alien life.

The icons that scare me (or possibly intrigue me) more are death, and xenoplague.
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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2021, 09:53:58 AM »

I'm guessing it's just a placeholder. It may get implemented as something influencing hazard rating and food or organics availability. I mostly see it as a counterpart to Inimical Biosphere, as in planets having their own fully fledged flora and fauna.

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I figured  ;D LOL
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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 09:56:34 AM »

Well, as a matter of strict terminology, we've had "alien life" as part of the game since almost day 1 - Jangala in the Corvus system (the very first, and only for a while, campaign system in the game) has a natural, but aggressive Inimical Biosphere on it that requires burning back every once in a while. Randomly generated planets can also come up with Inimical Biosphere, presumably also natural, alien life.

The icons that scare me (or possibly intrigue me) more are death, and xenoplague.

Ya, I saw death too and was like Jesus what kind of market trait is that lmao. We might see it as a market trait pertaining to saturation bombardment that criples a colonys growth rate due to all the bodies still decaying on the planet?
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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2021, 10:29:57 AM »

All of these have been in the game for some time already. At least since 0.7. I suspect that Alex decided not to use those icons and left them, because there was no need to remove them.

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Re: Alien Life png market condition?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2021, 11:22:40 AM »

(Sometimes its fun to just put things in. Sometimes it's an idea that goes nowhere, sometimes Alex does something with them... sometimes a modder does something with them! Sometimes it just drives player speculation into a frenzy then, while sitting in plush armchairs, we clink our glasses of brandy together and say "oh ho, see as the ants skitter to and fro. Another capital jape achieved!")
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