The Sporum - The Official Spore Forum
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Hottest Topics] Hottest Topics   [Members]  Member Listing   [Groups] Back to forum index 
[Login] Login 
Where is the Continental Drift?  XML
Forum Index » Spore Feedback
Author Message
EgaoNoGenki


Multicellular

Joined: 09/23/2008 01:59:25
Messages: 106
Location:
Manhattan, KS

Offline

Millions of years roll by every minute in Creature Mode. Continents move at that pace of time. Could we have a patch or an expansion pack that will enable continental drifting?

That would be a new strategy the Creature-Level players will have to contend with.

My planet was essentially one big Pangaea (with about 25-40% water) and stayed that way no matter what. I would have loved contending with continental splits, merges, formations of hills, valleys, and so on.

How would you like Continental Drift in the game?

Addendum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_drift

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/07/2008 03:24:27


What do you know about Spore? If ANYTHING AT ALL, add and edit to the Spore general knowledgebase at SporeWiki. (And yes, you can even add articles about your own creations!)
CainoMDK


Multicellular

Joined: 09/09/2008 11:17:03
Messages: 365
Offline

The continental drift is a lie... like the cake...

EgaoNoGenki


Multicellular

Joined: 09/23/2008 01:59:25
Messages: 106
Location:
Manhattan, KS

Offline

CainoMDK wrote:The continental drift is a lie... like the cake...

Well, your quote has been posted on Uncyclopedia. Would you like to contest that?!

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Continental_Drift#Alternate_Theories

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 10/20/2008 09:32:47


What do you know about Spore? If ANYTHING AT ALL, add and edit to the Spore general knowledgebase at SporeWiki. (And yes, you can even add articles about your own creations!)
CainoMDK


Multicellular

Joined: 09/09/2008 11:17:03
Messages: 365
Offline

EgaoNoGenki wrote:
CainoMDK wrote:The continental drift is a lie... like the cake...

Well, your quote has been posted on Uncyclopedia. Would you like to contest that?!

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Continental_Drift#Alternate_Theories



Rhargaflarj


Microbe

Joined: 10/18/2008 02:27:40
Messages: 55
Offline

As the cool as that would be to have the continents moving, imagine this.

kills species "time to head back now!"

continent moves

"noooooooooooo!"

that would make me laugh



click to view the Agigaflugian Sporecast

PlasteredDragon


Multicellular

Joined: 09/12/2008 19:52:53
Messages: 212
Offline

Drifting continents is not cute.
Pyrion


Multicellular

Joined: 10/16/2008 02:07:32
Messages: 195
Location:
Poway, CA

Offline

You've basically answered your own question. Millions of years pass by with every minute. Drifting continents would make the game appear unnatural with time accelerated to such a degree.

Dairuka wrote:Pyrion takes cynicism to a whole new level.

[WWW] aim icon [ICQ]
pete1061


Microbe

Joined: 09/15/2008 08:45:24
Messages: 26
Offline

How about expanding (growing) planets?

There is evidence out there suggesting that "plate tectonics" is flawed,
and that the earth is growing in size.
If you shrink down the size of the earth, at a certain size, ALL the contents
match up perfectly on all sides.



here's some links...
http://www.expanding-earth.org/

http://eearthk.com/

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html
(this last link even shows examples of how this is going on on the moon, mars and europa as well.

google "expanding earth" and you will find more info...

Think about it, millions of years ago when the "pangea" super-continent existed, if the earth we're the same size as it is today, it would make for a very unbalanced spinning object. But if the earth we're smaller and "pangea" covered the whole globe (with shallow seas) the earth would spin in a more stable manner. Also, the ocean floor rock is much younger (220 million years old) than continental rock (3-4.5 billion years old).

the "expanding earth" theory has been around for decades and has slowly been gaining acceptance.

hey, when someone first suggested continental drift a little over a hundred years ago, everyone thought that person was crazy. this is just a progression of the same idea. we still know very little about what is going on inside our planet.

it makes sense to me.
lordofthunder


Multicellular

Joined: 09/17/2008 22:57:24
Messages: 332
Offline

try the science forum for the expanding earth, there's allready a topic there about expanding planets
http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/7859.page

for the OP: not every planet has a continental drift. anyway i can imagine it would be a visual effect without real function if that was added to spore.

what 'evolution' does ... carnivorous cells are terrorising space!
EgaoNoGenki


Multicellular

Joined: 09/23/2008 01:59:25
Messages: 106
Location:
Manhattan, KS

Offline

lordofthunder wrote:for the OP: not every planet has a continental drift. anyway i can imagine it would be a visual effect without real function if that was added to spore.



"You have 00:10:00 sectons to make friends with the T'Mobile Species until their continent drifts away from yours!"

Creature mode will finally have deadlines on their "missions."

What do you know about Spore? If ANYTHING AT ALL, add and edit to the Spore general knowledgebase at SporeWiki. (And yes, you can even add articles about your own creations!)
Vermil


Multicellular

Joined: 09/24/2008 17:33:32
Messages: 365
Offline

I can't see that continental drift would have any game play value at all. For anything resembling current Spore. Why waste resources on such nonsense?
If things like continental drift were considered, many, many other things are of much greater significance. Like mass extinctions for instance. That is actually a very powerful evolutionary factor.

neunzehnisbest


MouthBreather

Joined: 09/21/2008 01:55:19
Messages: 600
Location:
In some rabid squirrel

Offline

Yeah how about every time you evolve the continents shift a little bit.

Greetings comrades, if you are reading this, our attempt at global domination shall be realized soon. Please deploy all of your remaining peanut butter southward to your nearest representative for construction on the doomsday device.


Amazing signature thanks to G3NJI!
midian1369


Multicellular

Joined: 09/18/2008 22:34:33
Messages: 248
Offline

pete1061 wrote:How about expanding (growing) planets?

There is evidence out there suggesting that "plate tectonics" is flawed,
and that the earth is growing in size.
If you shrink down the size of the earth, at a certain size, ALL the contents
match up perfectly on all sides.



here's some links...
http://www.expanding-earth.org/

http://eearthk.com/

http://www.nealadams.com/nmu.html
(this last link even shows examples of how this is going on on the moon, mars and europa as well.

google "expanding earth" and you will find more info...

Think about it, millions of years ago when the "pangea" super-continent existed, if the earth we're the same size as it is today, it would make for a very unbalanced spinning object. But if the earth we're smaller and "pangea" covered the whole globe (with shallow seas) the earth would spin in a more stable manner. Also, the ocean floor rock is much younger (220 million years old) than continental rock (3-4.5 billion years old).

the "expanding earth" theory has been around for decades and has slowly been gaining acceptance.

hey, when someone first suggested continental drift a little over a hundred years ago, everyone thought that person was crazy. this is just a progression of the same idea. we still know very little about what is going on inside our planet.

it makes sense to me.






eeehhh....no.


aim icon [ICQ]
EgaoNoGenki


Multicellular

Joined: 09/23/2008 01:59:25
Messages: 106
Location:
Manhattan, KS

Offline

Vermil wrote:Like mass extinctions for instance. That is actually a very powerful evolutionary factor.


That already happens at the end of the Tribal stage.

(I would prefer a pop-up option at the end of Tribal asking you "Would you like to keep all sentient species from the tribal stage?" "Yes: Keep the diversity." "No: All civilization-stage cities are to be inhabited by my own species.")

What do you know about Spore? If ANYTHING AT ALL, add and edit to the Spore general knowledgebase at SporeWiki. (And yes, you can even add articles about your own creations!)
lordofthunder


Multicellular

Joined: 09/17/2008 22:57:24
Messages: 332
Offline

maybe i should warn some here about continental drifts during creature stage. there's a game mechanism disguised as sea monster in this game. have continents drift and you won't even be able to see what's on the other continent because the sea monster would eat you before you get there.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 11/03/2008 23:19:23


what 'evolution' does ... carnivorous cells are terrorising space!
 
Forum Index » Spore Feedback
Go to:   
 
Powered by JForum 2.1.8 © ( EA Dev Build 2013-06-21 16:12:06 ) JForum Team