Why the ChCh't Hate Cloning

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Why the ChCh't Hate Cloning

Post by Marcom » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:56 am

At first, it puzzled me that the ChCh't would be so hostile to cloning. After all, they're a numerous species that seems to put a low value on individual life (as seen in sting boxing and the Dance of Devouring).

But then I realized that the Dance of Devouring actually provides an explanation. By being devoured by the Queen, the ChCh't's body is used as fuel to create more ChCh't. Their deaths mean something.

Cloning, on the other hand, completely undercuts this. While the Dance of Devouring isn't essential to ChCh't reproduction, it plays a major cultural role. Clones indicate that the devoured ChCh't gave up their lives for nothing.

I have no idea if this is what the game designers were thinking, but it does provide a good explanation.

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Re: Why the ChCh't Hate Cloning

Post by Tggtt » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:01 am

That's a very interesting post Marcom,

I have never used cloning with ChCh't myself.

But in a way... every race hates cloning, maybe except the Cyth who don't care about anything?

This seems pretty much related to Deadlock II. I wish to move it to General Discussion.
Please tell me if you have any arguments against!

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Re: Why the ChCh't Hate Cloning

Post by Marcom » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Tggtt wrote:That's a very interesting post Marcom,

I have never used cloning with ChCh't myself.

But in a way... every race hates cloning, maybe except the Cyth who don't care about anything?

This seems pretty much related to Deadlock II. I wish to move it to General Discussion.
Please tell me if you have any arguments against!

Thanks!
I think that all of the races hate cloning, but the manual said ChCh't hate it more than the others. And feel free to move it.

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