I figured it might be handy to have a general thread where we discuss inconsistencies or strange concepts we see on the wiki. Feel free to use this thread to bring up any questions you have. I’ll start it off.
Going through the wiki this past week got me wondering about a lot of the design decisions that were in there, as well as inconsistencies that I noticed. I’m going to make this thread for now so that we can answer as many of these as possible, and if it turns out that any of these do not have a simple answer and produce a lengthy discussion, we can make it it’s own thread. This should help clarify the current concept a lot:
- Can you edit anything from the nucleus? From the Golgi? The ER lets you edit agents, that’s all I know.
- Should the player start with a mitochondrion? I thought that was just a temporary feature, and in a future update we will remove that?
- Do organelles need to be placed in preexisting cytoplasm? It says so in the wiki, but at the moment you can just stick on a mitochondrion without any cytoplasm to place it in (I guess assuming it comes with its own cytoplasm).
- Why does the cell wall only become unlocked when the player unlocks a chloroplast or a thermoplast?
- Are we going to include chemosynthesis/chemoplasts?
- Are we sure about requiring the player to place engulfing edges to be able to engulf and to determine the maximum size of things it can engulf? I thought engulfing was a natural feature of the membrane?
- Where did the concept for lamellipodia come from? In the thrive wiki it says it’s evolved from cilia and helps cells crawl across solid surfaces. The info on wikipedia about them says nothing about that. It also seems like a relatively obscure organelle that we have included.
- Will organelles take damage while off? Why? (It says so in the wiki).
- Can highly upgraded cell walls prevent death by osmolysis (running out of ATP and having your membrane burst). If so, doesn’t that make those cells immortal?
- Can cells use pili or agents to escape from inside a cell that is engulfing them (wiki says you can)?
- Do organelles have health bars? Or is the health of an organelle represented by how many of its compounds it is composed of (i.e. damaging a mitochondrion would be equivalent to sapping amino acids from it)?
- Why does consuming a nucleus grant an extra 25 MP in the next editor session? Are we sure about this? I would presume this has something to do with obtaining the DNA from another cell and incorporating it into your own.
I’ll keep it to those questions for now. When we settle these I still have another batch to go through.