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Lucky Dip (Wolfing IQ Adoptions)   
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/21/2017  2

(tl;dr) Post requests for gen 1 norn breeds/gender/name to be included in the run, and then later, people can get random offspring. Kind of like CreaturesLink, lucky dip style!

Much as I'm having fun with my personal alpha runs, I'm thinking of doing a proper wolfing run (as in, without all this 'I still have to supervise you kind of :P ).

I was kind of wondering if anyone would be interesting in a) helping choose the starting breeds and b) adopting random offspring from the run.

Basically, the idea would be that anyone can choose a starting norn - breed, gender, name if you like. Probably more than one, if interest isn't super high. In fact, choose as many as you like and if there's too many, I'll just add the extras over time. Then, after the population is properly established, I'll turn on population control for both genders (likely set to 4 or 6) and set it to export 1 in 10 (or 20) norns, giving a random selection of progressively higher gen norns.

Then, anyone can come along and request a certain number of norns, and I can send them a random selection of the exports. Each norn would only be given once. I know that's a little like CreatureLink, but I don't want to go through taking pictures for every last one when they've been exported randomly, often when I'm not watching. I want it to, indeed, be a lucky dip.

That said, most norns that end up exported will likely be decently intelligent and good breeders, if they aren't exceptionally old by the time they export, as there will be the breeding limit before export and, on top of that, the standard IQ run; the Eggonicer will deposit eggs in the warp room, which will have no food, toys or portals. The Captilla hub will, of course, be likewise bereft, though the Comms room will be locked as that will be where the spare portals will go.

The list of breeds I have are as follows (although I may be willing to download additional breeds, if available, on request):
Note: I have installed a genetics pack for all the default breeds, but I downloaded it some time age and am not sure which one it is; it is by Vampess, and I'm reasonably sure it's CFE. That said, I'd read somewhere that CFE fixed norns eating constantly, and mine most assuredly have been, so I can't be certain.
- Aquanorn
- Astro Norn
- Bengal Norn (+ expressive)
- Bondi Norn
- Bruin Norn (+ expressive)
- Butterfly Norns
- C1 Banana Norn
- C1 Forest Norn
- C1 Forest-PMN Norn
- C1 Horse Norn
- C1 Horse-Pixie Norn
- C1 Pixie Norn
- C1 Purple Mountain Norn
- C1 Ron Norn
- C1 Santa Norn
- C1 Wildkat Norns
- Chichi Norn
- Civet Norn (+ expressive)
- Dodgy Norns
- Fallout Norns
- Fallow Norn
- Gargoyle Norn
- Hardman Norn
- Harlequin Norn
- Magma Norn
- Siamese Norn
- Toxic Norn
- Treehugger Norn
- Zebra Norn

The run itself would not be documented, though occasional updates might be given, particularly if any of the initial norns don't make it through the IQ test, for instance.


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/21/2017

Follow the run here!

4/21/17 - Submissions for starting norns opened.
4/28/17 - World set up. Run to begin. (Note: You can still enter norns! They will be included at the first available opportunity)
4/29/17 - New update on the blog.
4/30/17 - Overnight update posted, exporting to begin. Four gen 1 norns added (F Hardman, M Hardman, F Eem Foo, M Eem Foo), gen 8 norns added.
4/30/17 - Egg supply exhausted. Exporting turned off for breeding stimulation. Population killed, new population hatched from egg cache. Exporting turned back on.
5/1/17 - Overnight update posted. Ten gen 1 norns added.
5/1/17 - Exporting and updates on hold for recovery.
5/2/17 - Siamese added to gene pool, by request of Pilla.
5/4/17 - Run officially closed. Exports still available.


Current Gen: 37
Exports Available: 29


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/21/2017

Dominatrix - male Zebra norn Pilla Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Sausage - female Bruin (non) norn Pilla Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Arti - female Bengal (expressive) norn CC Chat Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Ulysses - male Butterfly norn ylukyun Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Potaterus - female Fallout norn Salabasama Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Malfustues - male Fallout norn Salabasama Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Bubbles - female Hardman norn raimian Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17

These three are too pretty not to include!
Alfrad - male Eem Foo/Bengal norn Intyalle Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Ametarou - male Eem Foo/Bengal norn Intyalle Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Augustina - female Eem Foo/Bengal norn Intyalle Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17

Fairy Draga - female Butterfly norn Intyalle Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17
Psuedodraga - female Gargoyle norn Intyalle Entered 4/28/17 dead 4/29/17

For later inclusion
Mercury - 2nd gen female Fallout norn Salabasama Entered 4/29/17 dead 4/29/17
Beppo - 2nd gen male Butterfly/Pearl Mermaid norn (aquatic, but with 100% butterfly sprites) Intyalle Entered 4/29/17 dead 4/29/17
NoF0008 - 8th gen female norn Aliena Entered 4/30/17 dead 4/30/17
NoM0008 - 8th gen male norn Aliena Entered 4/30/17 dead 4/30/17


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Pilla

Pilla
Belgium  

 visit Pilla's website: Pilla's DS Agents
  4/21/2017

Hullo there!

Yay, my zebra got added!

 
Puddini

Puddini
Argentina  


  4/22/2017  1

two sausages? oh my
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  4/22/2017  1

Just a reminder... while it's not unheard of to give Creatures wildly inappropriate names (Slave leaps to mind), please keep the innuendo to a minimum per our rules. Thanks for your understanding.

My TCR Norns
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/22/2017  1

Sorry. I kept it to innuendo specifically to keep it away from explicit. I have edited the post accordingly.

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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  4/22/2017

Cheers, Intyalle. :)

My TCR Norns
 
ylukyun
Axe Maniac Diva

ylukyun

Moderator


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  4/22/2017

Can I have a male butterfly Norn named Ulysses please? :D Thanks.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/22/2017  1

Of course you can :) Will add it now. Thanks for actually submitting a norn... interest seems pretty slim.

Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Salabasama

Salabasama

Moderator



  4/23/2017

Female Fallout norn named Potaterus, please.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/23/2017

Added :) Thanks Sala

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Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/25/2017  1

Several agents are still being problematic, but I seem to have found some brute-force fixes for them in the meantime, enough that things are running okay. Still remains to be seen how another overnight run does, but the setup is just about ready.

Currently the plan is to use DS docked with C1 (teleporter placed in the bottom of norn meso), the entirety of Norngarden (CA link to the hub broken), and Other Lone Shee's Ark (teleporter placed in NG4, on land). Norn eggs will be vended in the bottom of the warp room, with the basic IQ test from there. I will monitor a bit more closely in the beginning in terms of population size until things hit the point where they're running smoothly, and may help things along early on with Love Time (magic words), but not once exporting has started.

A lot of norns are taking the lift down to the bottom of NG4 and drowning, so it might not be a terrible idea to request some aquatic breeds ;) I don't recommend the aquanorns, however, since they quite determinedly cannot pass the basic IQ test, due to their overriding desire to go down.

I also have all the mall breeds now! So if anyone wants to request some of them to be added, fire away. No-one really needs to worry about incompatible sprites, since the nature of the lucky dip is such that you won't know what they're "meant" to look like anyway.

Remember, everyone, feel free to add multiple norns. I will prioritise throwing in at least one from each person before I start adding in subsequent norns, and any above and beyond what I'd want to start with will be used to help bolster subsequent generations. Additionally, if you really want, I will also accept imports, though imports of generations other than 1 will not be entered until the population reaches that gen itself.

EDIT
Correction: No norn helped along by Love Time will be included in the lucky dip, having not been proved good breeders by themselves, but if the egg store is flagging in the morning I may use it to bolster things up a bit. Any norns later exported will still have proven themselves able to breed in their own right, since they won't be exported until they've had a certain number of offspring.


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/28/2017

The gen 1 starting norns have been added into the run! I also just made a blog for creatures stuff, and wrote up the start of the run over there, so go check it out.

Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/30/2017

First exports are now available! :D Three of them were from when I first activated population control and it didn't quite set up right (so, they'd had 4+ kids, not 6+, and all three were exported instead of 1 in 10).

The norns in question range from gen 13 to gen 18, so if you're interested in some random wolfing norns, request away! :)

Norns can also be requested by gender and generation, if you're willing to wait for it to be filled. For generation in particular, though, I suggest requesting within a range, not within a single generation, as I can't guarantee how many I'll get.


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  4/30/2017

Next update is up, and the pool of exports is now at a quite-sizeable 29 :)

Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  5/1/2017

Okay, I'm not too happy about the state of the world at the moment - the egg cache is very nearly on zero, and I'm still having some diversity problems, as well as needing to weed out a strain of highlanders stuck on the youth life stage. If left as-is, the run would likely come to a close soon.

Instead, I'm gonna take a bit to try breathe a little life back into it; weed out those highlanders, expand the genetic diversity and increase the egg supply. In the meantime, there's already a pool of 35 exports from the run to date. :)

If I don't manage to revive the world (ie, maintain the current generation count; I will not count it as revived if I basically just end up giving it an entirely new population that happens to be in the same world file), I will let you guys know. Otherwise, I will start updating again when population health has been restored.


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 
Intyalle

Intyalle
New Zealand  

 visit Intyalle's website: Nadia Eat Hand
  5/4/2017

Unfortunately, although a little carefully supervised breeding went a long way towards weeding out the highlander strain... it seems that, shortly after, I mutated an adult version, which I really have no way to weed out prior to breeding. So, it seems I have to call it here; the gene pool has fallen too far into disrepair.

Sorry guys :(


Also known as bab_5_freak from the old Gameware forums.
 


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