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New Stretch Goal Poll - Fossils or Penguin Mode?

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Forever, Apr 15, 2013.


Fossils or Penguin Mode?

  1. Fossils!

    225 vote(s)
  2. Penguin Mode!

    88 vote(s)
  1. Biscuit Sawce

    Biscuit Sawce Pangalactic Porcupine

    Fossils GO GO GO GO!
  2. Cabb

    Cabb Phantasmal Quasar

    definitely fossils
  3. Biscuit Sawce

    Biscuit Sawce Pangalactic Porcupine

    This reminds me of Halo skulls kinda a little bit
  4. Duex

    Duex Cosmic Narwhal

    i loved that game :DD
  5. Ingwaz

    Ingwaz Big Damn Hero

    penguins currently only have 1/4 the vote that fossils do. I like fossils, they sound like a constantly usable and fun feature.
    Ghostar likes this.
  6. Fossil penguins.
  7. GeorgeV

    GeorgeV Art Director


    Fossils have been in many Starbound mocks we've shared. But sadly they've been pushed back to a non-priority. They would add so much character to worlds. They'd tie into a lot of systems. I drew the penguins and really love 'em. But gimmie fossils!

    Basically, theoretically (seriously this system is 0% built, just some art is done for it) you would use a tool to carefully extract fossils from the ground. There would be a lot of fossil types. Some really rare, others really common. They'd do a variety of things like add to the atmosphere, be used in crafting on all sorts of things like perhaps armor. They might help you obtain dna for a T-Rex pet. They might help you summon a boss. They could do a variety of things.

    All these are my ideas and I don't know if they'd stick (they're off the top of my head, these ideas are NOT confirmations of anything). We'd have to see what we could do. But I can't be the only one as a kid who dreamed about finding a T-Rex fossil in the ground!


    Here's a few examples of some things we've made. I'm sure that mammoth skull is recognizable.

    So you all know what I like out of these two. ;)
  8. Alternal

    Alternal Existential Complex

    Not everyone will be looking to play as a penguin in the longshot, maybe special abilities could be neat, but they won't be as universal as fossils, especially since we don't know the capabilities of them yet. As people have speculated, it could very well lead to some sweet advancements, and if not, then some nice collecting.

    Also just seeing the post above me makes me want them way more. Oh my gosh those are awesome.
  9. Relinies

    Relinies King Homestuck III

    That's the first skull I ever saw!
    In Starbound pictures!
    WoxandWarf likes this.
  10. Dynafols

    Dynafols Black Hole Surfer

    Its animal crossing all over again!
    DeadlyLuvdisc likes this.
  11. Nymz

    Nymz Scruffy Nerf-Herder

  12. PeterFoxSNS

    PeterFoxSNS Void-Bound Voyager

    Penguins>Fossils IMO.
  13. Silverduke1

    Silverduke1 Giant Laser Beams

    oh god not animal crossing that game get extemely boring after awhile
    DeadlyLuvdisc likes this.
  14. Widgetcraft

    Widgetcraft Space Hobo

    While I think penguins are adorable and I would like to play as cute little races like that, fossils just sound like a much more compelling game element that people will enjoy in the long run.
  15. Well, M'aiq, I guess your signature is good for now. [​IMG]
    Awesomized and WoxandWarf like this.
  16. Gonna go with fossils. Who doesn't like unearthing the remains of an alien T-Rex?
  17. SmoothGuy

    SmoothGuy Phantasmal Quasar

    Honestly holy shit that was fast and briliant..
    Rekalty likes this.
  18. Epicroyal

    Epicroyal Cosmic Narwhal

    Let's be honest here, both are going to be implemented anyway.
  19. Ingwaz

    Ingwaz Big Damn Hero

    I do have a question if I may. since this system is completely undeveloped, who would be taking care of it to make sure development wasn't slowed? would another new member be hired?
  20. Roxie Stables

    Roxie Stables Parsec Taste Tester

    Gonna hop in the bandwagon here and go fossil.
    AstroBlast likes this.

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