Why aren't their any cats or dogs in Geneforge?

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I'm thinking it might have something to do with them not needing to breed animals (because they can shape them) but I want to know what y'all think?

How you think a shaper react upon the first time seeing a cat or a dog for the first time?

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There are (or were) dogs in the Geneforge world. In G1, one of the Sholai describe roamers as "little walking dog things." G4 also describes roamers:

"There is a small pack of roamers here, noisily eating meat and resting up for the next hunt. Roamers are, most likely, a highly modified breed of dog. The Shapers apparently decided, at some point, that a dog could only be improved by the ability to spit acidic saliva. Or to explode."

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Clarification.

[ Wednesday, December 19, 2007 15:07: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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That seems very smart, making a dog that explodes on contact.

Child: "Oo, look at the dog, come here boy!"

Dog: "Pant pant."

Child: "That's a good boy" BOOM!!!

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Hmm... Ornks, gazers and guacamole. What kind of food would you get?
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That explains the dog, what about cats?

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The fyoras got hungry.
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Which is a very good thing for us rats. Have you noticed how big we've gotten in the game?

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Hmm... Ornks, gazers and guacamole. What kind of food would you get?
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While cats and dogs add a nice level of depth to the game, they're not necessary to show. Although, I remember spending literally hours playing with the dog in the Inn of Blades, A3. My only motivation to destroy the Slime Plague was to save that dog...

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Originally by the Ratt:

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Which is a very good thing for us rats. Have you noticed how big we've gotten in the game?
But there are giant rats in Avernum and there are definitely cats down there.

Dikiyoba has no idea whether cats exist in the Geneforge world or not.

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I wouldn't blame it all on the fyoras. I think cats might have trouble surviving if all the dogs are either explosive or acid spitting.

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Child: "Oo, look at the dog, come here boy!"

Dog: "Pant pant."

Child: "That's a good boy." BOOM!!!
Yes, the shapers want to kill children, that was the whole entire point of roamers, to kill children, thats why there are no more children in G4. :rolleyes:
But seriously, where the hell are the children?

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Dikiyoba thinks one of the main reason we don't see many children (and perhaps cats and dogs) in Geneforge is that everyone can be killed (and in fact certain places are meant to be wiped out). Letting the PC slaughter children is generally not viewed as a good thing.

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Jeff's games all have ridiculously overpowered rats, to the point where he really ought to include a Holy Swarm Crystal of Antioch.

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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Dikiyoba thinks one of the main reason we don't see many children (and perhaps cats and dogs) in Geneforge is that everyone can be killed (and in fact certain places are meant to be wiped out). Letting the PC slaughter children is generally not viewed as a good thing.
Or because putting them in would require extra work.

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The shapers probably (since children and babies don't seem like a threat) evacuated them to the western half.

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Why don't we see the humans defecating in Geneforge?

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I see how this thread has worked out..

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If you play through Geneforge 2, Jeff makes reference to 'the twisted trees which destroy buildings' in a very descriptive manner about 200 times before you reach the concealed tunnel.

Perhaps he would have been better off writing descriptive monologues regarding cats, dogs, and defecation?

"You reach the concealed tunnels, but realize that you have travelled for over a week without defecating. As you squat behind a twisted tre.. (doh, scratch that) bush and strain your bowels, you see a cat speed past you, being pursued by a dog. It does your heart good to know that there pussy is abundant in this remote colony."

Man, I'm so good. I think Jeff should hire me to write the script for his game, and he can just stick to the programming aspect.

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Azuma, what was the point in that funny image?

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It's another way of saying:

IBTL

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Well, Iffy, if you read the effect and the name of the card..you will know..

I can make a TM one too..

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quote:
Originally written by Lepus timidus:

Why don't we see the humans defecating in Geneforge?
Most people prefer to eat, sleep, etc. outside of the zoned areas where there is no chance of being attacked by rogue creations, that's why.

Dikiyoba.

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quote:
Originally written by Lepus timidus:

Why don't we see the humans defecating in Geneforge?
When I first saw this I thought "why would some one in their right mind pee/poop on the geneforge?" Not sure why I thought that but I did.

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And this my friends..is why I see this thread needs a lock..

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By the way Azuma, that's a nice pic? Did you make it on a website? If so, where?

Now, I'll answer any questions that may arise as to all the little things: This is a game, minor details like cats, dogs, etc. are not necessary. Do you see authors describing every little detail of every little room/moment/whatever? Didn't think so. Be grateful you have your unsellabe trowels.

(That last sentence would make a good quote, BTW.)

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I know what you guys mean, it is just that this thread doesn't seem that spammy.

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