Extra level suggestion: only one can remain

#1
Goals:
Kill black ant queen:2
Kill wood ant queen:1
Kill leafcutter ant queen:1
Kill trap-jaw ant queen:1
Kill slave maker queen:1

The slave maker ants will attack
One of the black ant colonies,
Player will control army ants ,
All enemy AI colonies will not attack each other they will only defend against you,
all AI colonies (except player) start with a small amount of workers (amount 15) to collect food,

And one of the black ants will defend against you and the slave makers,
Player has 3 aphids farms for food, no ladybugs will attack the aphids
 
#3
Extra levels use stuff that is already implemented into the game to shorten extra level development. First, the slavemakers, army ants and trapjaws do not have queen models, the developers do have some sort of trap jaw colony in the extra level adventure upcoming, and they resized the normal trap jaw model to be a queen (since trap jaw queens or gamergates look identical to the sterile workers). But you cannot do the same with army ants and slave makers. Also the max amount of true AI colonies is i think 3 and max amount of player colonies is 1, so it would be a hassle coding and modeling the stuff in, especially for just 1 extra level that aren't long and do not connect to story mode. Still, this is a very nice suggestion.
 
#5
Extra levels use stuff that is already implemented into the game to shorten extra level development. First, the slavemakers, army ants and trapjaws do not have queen models, the developers do have some sort of trap jaw colony in the extra level adventure upcoming, and they resized the normal trap jaw model to be a queen (since trap jaw queens or gamergates look identical to the sterile workers). But you cannot do the same with army ants and slave makers. Also the max amount of true AI colonies is i think 3 and max amount of player colonies is 1, so it would be a hassle coding and modeling the stuff in, especially for just 1 extra level that aren't long and do not connect to story mode. Still, this is a very nice suggestion.
For the army ant queen they can model a worker make it big and make the gaster look like a army ant queen gaster
And for the trap jaws make it bigger and make it so it have the normal queen ant stats
 
#6
They can model a slave maker queen I mean they can model a worker make it bigger and have still the same queen ant stats and the big worker or for now
Queen they could just develop a slave maker queen but for now it's just a big worker that has a normal queen stats
For the army ant queen they can model a worker make it big and make the gaster look like a army ant queen gaster
And for the trap jaws make it bigger and make it so it have the normal queen ant stats
Well, it will still take a long time to create the queen models even if they just reuse models of the same species, slave makers are practically the same looking as their workers except for the thorax shape and their abdomen shape, which will still require a lot of modeling. Meanwhile army ant queens look completely different from their workers and majors. Wanna see?
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Still, i like the level idea. Its nice and is creative.
 
#7
They can model a slave maker queen I mean they can model a worker make it bigger and have still the same queen ant stats and the big worker or for now
Queen they could just develop a slave maker queen but for now it's just a big worker that has a normal queen stats
In reality, slave makers do not have a queen(s) to lay eggs, and thus steal larvae from other nests.
 

Scyobi_Empire

Queen
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Ecosystem Beta Tester
#10
Then how do the slave maker workers get born then? Yes there are slave maker queens, google it.
Their 'workers' can't nurture the brood or preform Trophallaxis properly due to their jaws not being designed for helping the colony.
 

Scyobi_Empire

Queen
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Ecosystem Beta Tester
#14
Yes they do. And that is a promise.
I think they meant the workers can't care for Brood due to their mandibles, however I think the real world Slavemaker Queen in EoTU can also enter the colony of a species and kill the queen of said colony.
Source: Antwiki
The newly mated F. sanguinea queens usurp Serviformica nests and kill the resident Serviformica queens, thereby avoiding the costs of independent nest founding.
 
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