Viruses and parasites

(Steve) #1

Super creative thinking time:
So I’m assuming viruses are planned (I would like to see that in microbe stage), I’m more worried about world ending kind of stuff here. So could super viruses evolve that might begin wiping planets off the planet? This would not be an event but a thing that happens naturally (auto-evo like everything else).

I kinda want to play as a parasitic organism but one that can take over creatures. My dream thing to play as would be a Thing like creature that doesn’t have a true form but mimics other creatures that it has killed and infects other life forms slowly replacing their cells with it’s cells until they become another Thing. Imagine if something auto-evoed into that and you had to watch out for them on the aware stage.

Skip a bit farther to half of this, just wanted a visual aid.

What if a zombie like virus started because of a fungus, like what happens to ants, or maybe a parasite that takes over a creatures mind. Dealing with zombies as an animal, a tribe, or an advanced empire, this could happen anytime naturally.

(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #2

I think viruses have been addressed as being “annoying” and “unavoidable” in the microbe stage, but I would definitely be interested in seeing something like this ingame, even as an optionable hard mode.

(Steve) #3

Viruses were said to be random events over actual things that are moving and evolving. I say they could just make tiny dots and call them viruses even though that would still be too big realistically, but that’s still super small and adds viruses to the game so they can evolve like everything else but just a bit slower so we don’t get super viruses very early on.

(𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑱𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑬𝒎𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅) #4

Well, they would still be everywhere, and would make the microbial stage frustrating and unenjoyable on the whole

(Steve) #5

Cells evolve ways to fight viruses, otherwise all life on Earth would have gone extinct because of them. I say viruses should be colored and each color means different danger levels with only the most dangerous and rare viruses being able to 1 hit if you don’t have a great defense against them.