I know I’ve never really posted a blog entry about my CreatureLink creatures in the past but I was just so excited to get a pair of geats this time, I had to do it! Besides, I spent a significant part of my day adding tags to all of my previous blog posts and I miss having nurture worlds as a result.

Anyway, let’s get this show on the road.

With just two of them I didn’t feel any need to go any bigger than the Docking Station. If I needed more variety I’ll just add metarooms. 🙂

bandicam 2014-06-28 01-10-44-673First to our world was Chromel. He’s our reddish Gaius and he’s a little stubborn already. He refused to push the HLM for a while but he eventually learned his vocabulary

I stuck him by the Robot Toy as a reward and he immediately start napping amongst the Botanoids and Techno-Organic Carrots. Because of his genetics, Heavy Metals are of no concern for me.

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bandicam 2014-06-28 01-15-14-297Shibuichi on the other hand, pushed the HLM immediately and complained about being tired. Don’t let her somewhat annoyed appearance fool you! She’s actually very level-headed.

She stayed at the bottom level of the Meso because I opted to give her a chance to rest and once she felt better, she took to eating seeds.

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I moved Chromel to the bottom level as well so that they could meet and soon they were eating and advising eachother on their problems. They were pretty quiet and didn’t seem to have formed opinions of each other yet. I suppose I could ask but I wasn’t prepared for the inevitable express loops that would follow, so I opted to let it happen on its own.

I took a few minutes to re-learn Photoshop so that I could edit pictures like I used to and they kept pretty quiet. I kept a careful eye on them but they spent most of their time eating and sleeping. I did notice that they have an age gap. Shibuichi is about 22 minutes younger than Chromel! I hoped this wouldn’t cause a problem since they’re advertised to have somewhat short lifespans.

I did notice another problem, though. They can’t seem to use the lifts in the Meso. I don’t know whether it’s an issue with the lifts themselves or whether they’re just too big but I felt I had to add Elevines. Sadly, those didn’t seem to work perfectly either. Shibuichi did manage to get one to work once but poor Chromel didn’t have the same luck.

They ate and slept for a while and I did other things while I listened to them in the background.

bandicam 2014-06-28 01-33-02-230Then suddenly, Chromel got the Elevines to work. Then they were both on the top level! Neither seemed especially interested in the mechanical plants I installed for them, sadly.

Finally, Chromel became our first Adult at 56 minutes old. Soon with a little encouragement, Shibuichi and Chromel were kissing on the bottom level and eating together. They still didn’t talk much but I was pretty convinced they liked each other. I would have to find out more about them later, though.

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So, I ran GeneCompare but apparently it will report different gene numbers for brain lobes so….

I just added the missing tracts and lobes to the “Normal” Plant Norns and hoped it worked.

If you’d like to give these guys a spin, please check out the download available at Creatures Caves! If I missed any steps or glanced over edits to existing lobes and tracts, let me know so that I can address the issue as soon as I can.


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Hi! It’s actually been a few days since I updated the Categories and the Projects page but I wanted to bring your attention to the changes if you haven’t noticed already.

First, if you want to see what I’m working on or want to see some of my older finished or retired projects, check out “Projects” on the right under the “Pages” section (formerly Works in Progress).

Next, on the right below the calendar and the search bar are the Categories for my posts. I’ve had a few different nurture worlds so I’ve decided to give them their own sub categories. If you want to see my second Creatures 1 nurture world for example, you’d look under Creatures > Creatures 1 > Creatures Worlds > Creatures 1 World 2.

I will likely be adding more subcategories in the future but as of this post, I don’t find that necessary. If you have any suggestions for ways to make my blog posts easier to navigate or how to improve this blog in general, please feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

One last announcement, I will be adding appropriate tags to all of my blog posts very soon. I’m a little burned out from staring at the Genetics Kit but I like to keep myself busy and I like to make things easier for anyone coming to visit my blog.

Thank you for your time and happy reading. 🙂

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Malachite became pregnant but, unfortunately, the poor baby was a still birth.

With the rapid string of pregnancies the last two times, I got to thinking I should slow down pregnancies a bit. As Malachite became pregnant again, I dove into research.

bandicam 2014-06-23 21-55-31-702What an unfortunate name. In any case, I’ve moved her to the Norn Terrarium to be with her parents. While they frolicked (And the Chameleon ettins mercilessly pummeled each other) I edited some Chameleon ettins. I nearly missed the good news. Another Dragonfly Demon Ettin!

bandicam 2014-06-23 22-02-30-554Momentous Meat is our first boy in a while, I think. That said, I was starting to get a little tired of coming back to check on new babies. The DFD ettins were far and away better than the vanilla CFE Chameleon ettins but they still breed way too often.

Eventually, I gave up and decided to start with my work in progress instead.

bandicam 2014-06-24 00-16-29-427Here are my first two ettins. Gray Basket is a vanilla colored male and Watery Cushion is a female “Pink and White” variety. Unlike the “Color Chameleon” variety of the original genome, these guys are supposed to keep their birth color for their entire lives.

bandicam 2014-06-24 00-16-10-306These are the next two. I’m not especially worried about them passing the IQ test since I’ve gotten pretty used to this genome making it in my tests so here’s hoping things go smoothly. I realize I don’t -always- test for my nurture worlds but this is as much a test bed as it is a nurture world.

I taught them their vocabulary with the Vocabulizer and showered them with food, including Dream Eaters and Tribbles. An edible critter dispenser would be lovely but I don’t have one in my game, sadly.

bandicam 2014-06-24 00-34-45-010Thankfully, the game was pretty quiet. Instead of the constant mating and death that I had with the other Ettins, I had relatively little complaining, more eating and much, much less slapping. I had a while to wait before any of them were old enough to breed as well. They did spend quite a lot of time pushing toys, though. Every few seconds I would hear the Nornchi dolls or Robot toys being played with.

The abundance of food and availability of the toys didn’t do much to encourage travel but at least the little ettins were happy. I am sad to report that a few of them didn’t like each other. Vast Distribution and Hapless Parent are happy to share their dislike of each other but I’ve seen creatures change their minds about each other in the past. Hopefully this would be one of those cases.

Eventually, everyone spread out in the meso. Vast Distribution favored the top level, Hapless parent the middle, and Gray Basket and Water Cushion stuck to different halves of the bottom level. I did notice that they liked to rest – a lot. It wasn’t uncommon to have all four of them sleeping at the same time.

bandicam 2014-06-24 00-55-32-918Just as they’d spread out, they managed to find their way to each other again. It could be because they’d all reached the Youth stage, though. They weren’t ready to breed yet – they’d have to wait til Adulthood – but they still had the instincts. Gray Basket was the first to reach adult hood, followed by Watery Cushion. I paired them together and immediately, they produced twins. I had only just set Gray Basket down when the notifications popped up. Anxious to see the babes, I decided to wait to see them before I went to bed. Naturally, this was just after I made the longer pregnancy edits. This pregnancy was going to be a long 8 minutes.

While I waited, Vast Distribution and Hapless Parent also decided to have an egg.

A suspenseful 8 minutes later, these two emerged.

bandicam 2014-06-24 01-17-04-279First came the girl.

bandicam 2014-06-24 01-17-27-380Then came the boy.

bandicam 2014-06-24 01-18-23-463And finally, the other couple’s baby. For your convenience and mine, I went ahead and grabbed their parents pictures for comparison.

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I know it’s harder to tell in parents with similar colors, but I think they blended alright, just like colortrue creatures are supposed to.

I’ll have to do more testing and this group will probably be deleted. I’ve found a lot of issues in this short session that I’d like to address soon. I hate to say it but I think the ettin nurture world project will have to be set aside for now but another project has definitely arisen as a result of giving this type of world a try.

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