No pictures this time! I’m sorry. :C
After that little peek into Grendel genetics yesterday, it was time to encourage my norns to make babies. Sour Drink only has to lay 4 eggs then I’ll be done with this generation’s breeding.
With some gentle encouragement, I got her to have eggs with both Uptight Kettle and Loving Wren. What a sweet girl! I scooped up her eggs and put them in the inventory for later. I set her in the grass to let her take a nap but she busied herself eating seeds instead.
Back to Flawless, though, she was now an hour old and still an Adult. I decided to move her mother in with her in the Norn Meso to keep her company. Since her mother was rendered infertile now (and females can’t mate) I saw no harm in it.
I skimmed through my population list and saw another female who had turned into an adult at only 18 minutes old. Wide-eyed Payment was an adult now! I started to suspect that it’s a Boney Grendel trait to age very quickly. Finally, I decided to just move them all back to the Grendel Terrarium. Flawless hadn’t aged to Elder yet and showed no signs of passing away.
Before long, it seemed like I had grendels kiss-popping again. I didn’t have to worry about the norns anymore so it was just as well.
The grendel terrarium was starting to get very crowded. I debated taking all of the first generation grendels out of the game to make available for download or injecting a new meta room for them to use.
I have to admit, it didn’t take me long to decide to do both.
I turned out to be an idiot and accidentally deleted the rest of this blog post.
So I’m going to guess what I wrote.
I have 4 male grendels to my 2 females and might have to introduce new blood as needed. I could always remove the population limit, but I want to keep things sort of limited. It’s hard to know for sure what I want my plans to be when I create these worlds and I end up having to adjust as I go.
I’m probably going to play with one group at a time from now on (and introduce bacteria) because, while I like being so busy, it isn’t especially condusive to blogging as I go and it isn’t as much fun for me. I also don’t get to spend as much one-on-one time with my creatures and don’t have a chance to get to know them better. So I’m going to divy up play time as such:
From here on, every generation will be separated entirely and I will only play with one species of creature at a time.
Creatures with Detrimental genes will still be put into the Norn Meso for study.
Once a month (after we move) I’ll release all the creatures I played with that month for download/adoption/study.
So there’s that. We’ll see how things go tomorrow.