Hybrid cell/Eukaryocyte

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Wilcz
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Hybrid cell/Eukaryocyte

Post by Wilcz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:50 pm

AFAIK single-celled organisms combine a couple of functions while being a single cell. What would be nice is ability to combine 2 cells into one. Maybe to balance that out they should require more energy to stay alive. Call it eukaryocyte?

So for example: you combine a sensocyte and a stemocyte. Now that cell has the abilities of both. If it senses something it signals itself and turns into something else.

Now, I don't think all kinds of cells should be able to to be combined. I have a feeling combining secrocyte with something else might be a bit problematic. I'm also not sure how the game would handle a flagellocyte+myocyte combo (having that kind of cell would be pretty handy though).
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Re: Hybrid cell/Eukaryocyte

Post by Alast » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:17 pm

This actually got suggested a few times in the past. And while I find the idea intruiging, it, unfortunately, contradicts the design approach of having specialized cell types each fulfilling exactly one function.
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Re: Hybrid cell/Eukaryocyte

Post by Wilcz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:41 pm

Alast wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:17 pm
This actually got suggested a few times in the past. And while I find the idea intruiging, it, unfortunately, contradicts the design approach of having specialized cell types each fulfilling exactly one function.
I see. I figured since the cells in the game have nucleus and some sort of organelles (that would make them eukaryotes) then maybe having hybrid cells wouldn't be too much of a stretch. I don't think it would make the game easier and the organisms could simply be more compact instead.
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Re: Hybrid cell/Eukaryocyte

Post by Alast » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:34 pm

Just to be clear, personally I'm not opposed to this idea :) Just wanted to let you know the result of previous discussions on this topic.
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