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    Thread: Minor Update to Transapient Population
Post: RE: Minor Update to Transapient Population

Todd I have to be honest with you, I have just been agreeing with what Crossroads had stated since their comment, and even stated as much in my first response. I’m okay with what Ryan said as well, I ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 181 12-18-2022, 10:04 AM
    Thread: Minor Update to Transapient Population
Post: RE: Minor Update to Transapient Population

Rynn Wrote: (12-18-2022, 04:04 AM) -- Im not opposed to changing the numbers of transapient (I am strongly against adjusting archai), but other than you being “underwhelmed” what are the arguments in...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 181 12-18-2022, 06:22 AM
    Thread: Minor Update to Transapient Population
Post: RE: Minor Update to Transapient Population

Rynn Wrote: (12-18-2022, 04:04 AM) -- Im not opposed to changing the numbers of transapient (I am strongly against adjusting archai), but other than you being “underwhelmed” what are the arguments in...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 181 12-18-2022, 04:59 AM
    Thread: Minor Update to Transapient Population
Post: Minor Update to Transapient Population

Hey everyone!  I’ve been looking through the population statistics again recently, and while I can generally agree with how modosophont populations are handled, the numbers of transapients leaves m...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 181 12-18-2022, 02:10 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-17-2022, 04:17 AM) -- I'll allow that we could probably figure out ways to better explain or present transapients in the setting (possibly including putting the reasons above mor...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 12-17-2022, 05:21 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-17-2022, 01:36 AM) -- Banelord Wrote: (12-17-2022, 01:31 AM) -- I suppose you can’t copy and paste from notes, this will take a minute to transcribe… -- If the notes are on pa...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 12-17-2022, 01:38 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-16-2022, 02:03 PM) -- Heya! Welcome back. :) We really do need to keep pushing forward with this. I (probably we) will need to refresh on the thread to determine what is done,...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 12-17-2022, 01:31 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Hey all!  It’s been a while since I’ve been back to check on this thread (or OA in general to be honest) and I was just bumping this thread so it doesn’t get lost, since it’s a pretty big rewrite. ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 12-16-2022, 07:43 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I actually like the third idea you posited Todd. While it may seem confusing at first, literally just split the sophont page into three major sections: Terragens, Xenosophonts, and Transapients. Xeno ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 05-17-2022, 11:56 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Now that I think about it “human and xeno” literally just means “baseline” if they’re in the biont category. I now officially see no reason there has to be a distinction. Human is a subclade of baseli...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 05-17-2022, 11:13 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Baseline originally was meant to include humans and xenosophonts. I’m okay with making it a modifier and I suppose xeno could be a modifier as well…? My biggest reason for making baseline be a major c...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 05-17-2022, 10:54 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

The Astronomer Wrote: (05-15-2022, 08:26 AM) -- Banelord Wrote: (05-15-2022, 08:15 AM) -- -Human: This shouldn’t be a modifier, as Terragens should assume a baseline Terragen is a human -- When I ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 05-15-2022, 09:35 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I don’t have too much time to throw my two cents in but I agree with much of what Todd has said, and I can break down individual thoughts more clearly in a list:  -Human: This shouldn’t be a modifi...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 05-15-2022, 08:15 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-17-2022, 10:05 PM) -- So, getting back to the main subject, and going back up the threads to find the most current posts, does the following accurately summarize our current thin...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-18-2022, 10:46 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I’m fine with all types of virtuals being rolled in as a cultural group! Considering that there are also “downloads” in the setting which don’t have a specific clade this makes sense to me. So six tot...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-10-2022, 03:36 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

So from the above information, it seems like the new primary categories could be the following:  Biont:  1) Baseline  2) Provolve  3) Neogen  Synthetic:  1) Aioid  2) Alife  3) Exotic ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-09-2022, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-09-2022, 05:04 AM) -- We don't currently have 'uploads' on this list. Did we decide to class them as a sub-type of Aioid or should they be added under what is currently 'Syntheti...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-09-2022, 09:03 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

Rynn Wrote: (04-09-2022, 12:28 AM) -- This does seem like a good improvement. One thing that I'm not too sure on is the synthetic classifications. The biont ones present a nice spectrum for how they ...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-09-2022, 08:56 AM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

terranova210486 Wrote: (04-04-2022, 03:08 PM) -- Are Splices still a thing? -- We’ve been kicking back and forth whether they should still exist given that they haven’t been updated in over 20 year...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-04-2022, 08:40 PM
    Thread: Updates to Old Clade Terminology
Post: RE: Updates to Old Clade Terminology

I feel like I should define everything else as well while I'm at it:  Baseline: Any species, human or xeno, that naturally evolved to sophonce  Provolve: Any pre-sophont species (and perhaps aio...
Banelord Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 197 2,245 04-04-2022, 11:27 AM