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VABritto

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Making multiple castes, with only two being reproductive
« on: September 12, 2021, 08:02:08 am »

Hey there! I'm trying again to create an intelligent antman race, yet I am having trouble getting them to reproduce. I have made a Queen caste, a Drone caste (each with [FEMALE] and [MALE] respectively), a Major caste and a Worker caste (both without any tag, though I am now experimenting with the [NO_GENDER] tag to see if it works). The problem I'm having is that my antmen don't seem to want to form relationships, at all (even when that is their goal in life). The very very few that did, only did homosexual relations (I caught some three queen pares so far). I am trying different approaches (including trying caste specific personality traits, don't know if that's possible though). Anyone has any idea why it isn't working or what I can do to make it work?

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VABritto

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Re: Making multiple castes, with only two being reproductive
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 08:37:21 am »

NEWS: One thing that seemed to have helped was to put the breeding pare on top on the list. I do not know if making the none-breeding pare NO_GENDER also helped.

Now I have another problem, though, and I am not quite sure what is the solution. I made them egg layers. And each brew would have between 100 and 200 eggs. But in world gen they seem to be reproducing like mammals because the birth of their children all are very much spaced one from the other. Should I use something like [LITTERSIZE]?
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Re: Making multiple castes, with only two being reproductive
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2021, 06:46:06 pm »

It's just "FAMILY", not "START_A_FAMILY".
edit: FAMILY is also a value, not a personality trait.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2021, 10:46:55 pm by ChaosPotato »
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