Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by bwisialo » Tue May 17, 2016 6:27 am

Ah, I see. No worries. China's government has some very intense policies and control. Crazy...
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by Alast » Tue May 17, 2016 6:49 am

No, right now it's actually the VPN that's just too slow I think. I just wanted to provide some sort of feedback ;)
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by Alast » Wed May 18, 2016 4:05 am

This one is harder. And it inspired me to another Equilibrium challenge ;)
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by Alast » Wed May 18, 2016 10:19 pm

Haven't found the right balance yet.

The challenge I had in mind doesn't work. So don't expect anything new on that front ;-)
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by bwisialo » Thu May 19, 2016 4:49 am

I'm glad it's actually a challenge this time ;) What did you have in mind?
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by Alast » Thu May 19, 2016 5:51 am

I had in mind a challenge where the prey actually reacts like lemmings and gets attracted by predators :D Was too easy though to make an Equilibrium.
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by bwisialo » Thu May 19, 2016 7:54 am

I had been thinking about the same species -- suicidal prey -- for some sort of challenge but wasn't sure what. There's surely something that can be done with that. Eg., let's say...

Just thought of something. Ooh, I might like this -- Kill the Predator. Start with predator and prey on the plate. Say it's a predator-parasite similar to the one posted: the predator reproduces via the parasite. Instead of Devorocytes and Keratinocytes, the parasite can use Glueocytes to make it vulnerable. The prey are attracted to the color of the parasite. The objective would be to save the prey and kill off the predator by taking out all of the parasites. It might work...
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by Alast » Thu May 19, 2016 8:18 am

That does sound interesting :)
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by bwisialo » Thu May 19, 2016 5:41 pm

It could be difficult to create. The predator would have to produce a lot of parasites without killing the prey off super, super fast. I'll have to build in some inefficiency but not too much -- saving the prey needs to stay difficult.

I had been trying to think of a way to kill off predators, and for prey to get some revenge! The only thing to attack is their eggs. But there are a variety of options if the predator reproduce through some intermediate process. Eg., they spit out their eggs attached to a Glueocyte. That might be the easier way to go than using a more complex parasite. New things to play around with. :)
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Re: Predator and Prey - Equilibrium

Post by wapcaplet » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:24 pm

I finally tried this challenge and completed it, but barely. I used my solution to the in-game "Predator" challenge with very few changes. Was down to just one predator a couple times... Pretty tense! Haven't tried the second substrate yet.
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