Welcome to THE BURN.
My Docking Station tribute to heat, fire, and being on fire, that is to say, flaming.
THE BURN shares disk space with ACID SPEW 555, for what it's worth.
Discover Albia was having a bit of a challenge where you set up a world themed upon the current season in your region. For most of the userbase, that would be either summer or winter right now, I reckon.
My region does not have mundane, earthly seasons like 'summer'. It is quite easy to die from heat stroke here and some portion of city advertising budget is allotted to that fact.
So, I wonder if Creatures can too?
I've adapted the Desert terrarium, for obvious reasons.
Pretty tidy, don't you think? It seems like a good test bed for designing plants that propagate via fire to me. Thanks for the prompt, DiscoverAlbia.
There are surprisingly few fire-themed third-party agents.
So ... I answered my original question, somewhat on accident while I was revising my script. You indeed can kill creatures simply from hotness. Or at least drive stress.
Now I'm distracted from the whole 'fire world' concept and just want to patch this up into an agent that spreads through traditional 'forest fire' like patterns.
I found some appropriately themed agents!!!
I left the latter next to the ettin mother for MAXIMUM ENERGY.
Oh yeah, we also had the first attempt by a creature to TOUCH FIRE.
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Just brings the room together, don't you think?
16-7-10: NEW NEWS THAT IS BAD NEWS: APPARENTLY TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE YOU HAVE TO HAVE CREATURES SURVIVE IN THE WORLD YOU SET UP.
Well this is just going to be difficult
I'm taking out the part of the code that directly injects 'heat' into creatures for the time being. What's the harm in having a few fuzzballs running around ruining my decor while I work out the physics code anyway?
This is gonna be just fine
Just drop em off next to the fire ghosts and hover ettin.
Huh. I should set this place up so the whole area is an incubator like
the pit in the Meso later.
STRANGELY, THIS MAGMA NORN SEEMS TO BE SURPRISED HE IS ON FIRE.
1845 - I put in a single Tuba so folks don't starve. I'm gonna go make lunch.
1854: I can see why it was so surprising.
Naturally it would be the asshole drinking all the Bawlz.
Hover ettin disappoints me as usual.
Someone got sick and is sneezing violently, probably from all the bacteria I left in there for something I was testing. Oops.
I'm cranking up the heat and light since the shee evidently mastered genetic engineering before fire, and going back to the kitchen. 1859
Nevermind here's some peppers for you to use as your sole protein source. AND I ALMOST FORGOT THE PUMPKINS
Did I mention the fire does this because I haven't fixed the plane yet? It works.
Oh someone else died.
No one here is even slightly warm. I think something is wrong with the way I'm handling the CA emits.
I TRIED TO MAKE FIRE AND EVERYONE IS FREEZING TO DEATH.
I'm gonna just
Anyway I think it's safe to say I've completely failed this challenge.
But this norn is going to live FOREVER
She is the chosen one
The prophet of Bawlz.
I think (stock) ettins are immune to CA heat.
Seriously what is wrong with you guys