Unfortunately, it’s been a long time since I’ve played Thrive and it’s going to be a long time until the next time (that makes a lot of times, lol) because I have just received the closed backer beta for the System Shock remake, which I am currently testing and recording before they’ll eventually release the game. I’ll post the videos on Odysee and in the L̵̳͛o̶͋ͅu̶̦̎n̴͙̓g̵̩̃e̵̲͌ once it’s done.
Well I recommend replaying Thrive to see all of the small things that have changed. Going back even like half a year, there’s a surprisingly large number of small tweaks all over the place that may be relevant to any discussion about the game.
I usually start with one of the words from the default name - so either Primium or Thrivium. I’ll add a word relating to a characteristic I want to focus on, such as the shape or appearance of the cell, or how it behaves. Here’s an example:
I wanted this one to remain star-shaped as it grows, so named it after a star.
When the species undergoes large changes, I’ll usually take the last name, make that the first name, and repeat the process.
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