Turnoverman Posted July 21, 2014 Share Posted July 21, 2014 (edited) Currently, the Tenno keep full-grown dogs in an incubator. That's all well and good, but it does stop them from incubating new eggs while having a dog. That makes no sense. The current breeding system just can't be used as a breeding system. You can't purposely breed towards certain characteristics while ignoring others, which is the concept of animal breeding. You get one kubrow randomly at an extremely high startup cost (four days and about 250k credits of blueprints/building). That makes sense. It should be hard to get your metaphorical foot in the door. The only problem is that you keep having to do that to get the other breeds or different colors, all the while not being able to use the first one. I wanted to keep breeding kubrows until I got all four breeds and, even then, I wanted one with a particular color pattern, then I found out I'd have to give up the one I'd been interacting with for about two weeks straight, even if I got perfectly lucky and managed to get all three in three eggs. What I'm suggesting: Let us carry more than one egg. Let us incubate however many eggs we can incubate. Let us keep our kubrow out while we're at it. Show the active kubrow in the incubator. Let the eggs happen in the same hammerspace that the foundary builds the things it doesn't show. When they hatch, put them directly in statis, make us take them out for the final growing part. What I'm hoping for but will never get: Once a player gets a male and a female kubrow and are allowed in a special area, they sometimes produce eggs that have the characteristics that would come from using both of their imprints built in. These eggs would require a much cheaper power core to incubate, and it would take less time. If the player has enough stasis slots, it could be used to actually selectively breed, and that's where the platinum investment comes in. Stasis slots for kubrows that will only be used for breeding. Yes, it would reward inbreeding. Real dog breeders do that. My dog's grandad is also her great grandad. (I didn't breed her, and I didn't look through her papers until I'd had her for a year and loved her aleady, and I still love her. Just sayin' that it's a thing that people do.) It would also reward putting new genes into the pool by way of adding in randomized kubrows from the wild, and it would reward that significantly more, which it should because the cost is so high. I can respect making it effectively impossible to customize kubrows once they're born (I say effectively because scramblers do exist, even if they never give any good results), but I can't respect making it impossible to breed kubrows without being able to use your existing kubrows as input reliably. Even if a dog only has two litters, that's way more than two dogs, so limiting kubrows to two scans is unreasonable. I also can't respect having the incubator stop existing kubrows from behaving as kubrows. The cost of making a kubrow is too high to lose it completely whenever trying to breed. EDIT: Yay! Scramblers are gone! Edited July 22, 2014 by Turnoverman Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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