Having environmental zones was a staple of games during the period these games came out. Worlds like Zelda established the snow level, fire level, grass level, etc.
Today open world games are more like Skyrim: having one consistent environmental theme spread out over a large map. But I liked the style of having biodiversity much more.
Kotor 1 had a water world, a grassy planet, an urban planet, a temperate forest and a boggy swamp planet, a tropical planet, a desert planet, and a barren planet.
Meanwhile Kotor 2 is urban, urban, urban, jungle, grass, and barren.
Onderon, Telos, and Nar Shaddaa were all urban zones. And we got a grass and jungle planet (greener) and then a redo of the barren world which is the least interesting climate zone.
I like Kotor 2 a lot more but Kotor 1 made me more excited to visit planets because each had a distinct feel. There were bustling streets, tropical beaches, temperate forests, swamps, ocean floors, sand dunes, grassy plains, and canyons.
Kotor 2 had in total a jungle, a grassy plain, city streets, and the same canyon but less to explore/do.
This was a big problem for me, especially since the surface of Telos was a grassy plain like Dantooine.
I'm relatively new to 40k lore so this detail has been weighing on me; every picture I've seen of what was our Earth shows it to be industrialised and urbanised to the point of being unrecognisable, so what native life (other than humanity) is actually left from the planet? I want to know which of our native creatures have survived all these global changes- even if only through transport to other worlds.
All I've really heard about/seen are birds and rats, but even then it has sort of been unclear what species are still around. Are there any creatures/species you really wouldn't expect to have lasted that we know for a fact still exist in 40k?
This is a very broad question, maybe naive, but a fundamental one.
For me native plants gardening was an eye-opener on biodiversity and effectiveness of nature’s systems. For few years I’m searching for most effective ways to help nature survive and help us survive in it. Probably just like you, it’s the theme of the community.
Although doing everything possible is a good imperative, focusing on activities that 10x the result would be best.
What is the best wat to help the planet? Meaning improve its resilience and cooperation of species, but please comment if you feel you can improve the question.
P.S. - submit your options, I will add them to the poll.
Indoor farming, vertical farming, permaculture, genetically engineered crops, how can we resolve mass food scarcity due to soil erosion?
I know some anecdotal examples but I'd like to get a bigger picture understanding of how important each species and high levels of biodiversity is so important, and how each plays a key part that might not be easy to see. Reason for this is I'm studying reforestation and many projects will pick a handful of tree species and think that's enough, but when you look at natural forests they have way higher levels of biodiversity.
Sorry for the loaded question. I may be moving to Las Vegas from Phoenix if I accept a job offer and have been curious about all three today.
I was curious how Nevada’s biodiversity compares to Arizona’s. What are some really cool areas? Maybe some that make you say “how the hell is this in Nevada!
Second, I was wondering what sort of neat towns you can find in Nevada similar to Sedona, Bisbee, Tombstone, Arcosanti, etc. Could be a woo woo spiritual place, somewhere historical, or somewhere that’s just very unique and/or weird.
And finally, I was curious about spooky, paranormal, cryptid, strange desert people, urban legend, weird hiking things, etc things in Nevada (that’s not Area 51 lol).
Thanks for the input! I’m excited to learn about your state!
I am a huge biology nerd, and one of the things really appreciate about the movie is the fact they include species that can be found in Colombia. The animals interacting with Antonio include the mountain tapir, capybara, coatimundi, the keel-billed toucan, etc. During Isabel's song plants found in Colombia are displayed and mentioned, including Flor de Mayo from the Plumeria tree, Palma de Cera (also known as the wind palm), tabebuia (also known as trumpet trees), and jacarandas.
Govs are putting in more money for sustainability and climate change research and mitigation but not acknowledging biodiversity crisis and ecosystem collapse are equally as bad. I’ve been struggling to find a job in biodiversity for a year now and it’s just frustrating to see news on sustainability and climate change (sea level rising, floods, natural disasters, droughts etc) all the time but nothing on biodiversity crisis/ecosystem collapse unless it’s like an endangered cute baby animal being born in a zoo. I feel like there’s zero funding and hardly any opportunities and I can’t do anything about it.
Writing an essay on this. As an ecologist, I think everyone should care about this issue. I’m curious to hear other perspectives though!!
Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but one thing I'd really like to see is a sort of 'depth' system if at all possible. Stuff like bioluminescence the deeper you go and so on, perhaps acting like a flashlight as far as in-game function goes?
I always really wanted to make a sort of Deep-Sea/trench civilization or 'Alien Atlantis' in Spore, but obviously never could. Figured I'd throw the idea out there for consideration :)
Hey all, I am doing some research and wanted to know if one or the other could help out in giving me some good hints where to look for information.
I am looking for sustainable projects for cities in the EU that have already been implemented into city life.
The definition of bioderversity is as follows: “the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.”
So basically anything that improves flora and fauna in the city with measurements like…
-meadows with different plant species
-creative ways to integrate rivers, ponds, etc. into cities
-Plants of (fruit) trees
-fences for amphibian areas
-Wild areas: e.g. Open areas that are left to their own
It would be great if there was a connection to climate change as well. As in how that specific project was built instead of a new industrial area.
Any help is greatly appreciated!