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Flowers ?
« on: October 20, 2009, 01:58:39 AM »
Hello,

Ive been a fan of Dyson (Eufloria) for a long time now and think this game is really awesome. I downloaded the demo today and it looks and plays great, I love the improvements to the controls as well.

After playing through the first 6 levels I tried the skirmish, it played well however I was confused to find out theres an extra unit (the flowers) ? From what I gather you can use them to improve a defense or seedling tree however I am not sure of some of the rules surrounding this.

1) Why do flowers grow on trees ? Are there any conditions that lead to this or is it just random.

2) What advantage does enhancing a seedling tree give ? I see the seedlings coming off the enhanced tree getting a halo around them but I dont know what the benefit is.

3) Why dont captured flowers provide any benefit ?

I guess this would be explained in the manual in the full game but that sadly isnt included with the demo so I was wondering if someone could shed some light on this.

Looking forward to the release !

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 06:52:00 AM »
1. I think the planet the flower spawns on is random. And i also think that they spawn at certain time intervals.

2. Unsure. Maybe it's an increased spawn rate, or a stat boost to seedlings who spawn off that tree.

3. I think they are destroyed once you capture the asteroid that they are planted on.

These are just my guesses ;). Alex and Rudolf can give you better answers.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 06:58:28 AM by Imagamer »

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 11:39:22 AM »
1. Flowers spawn randomly on seedling trees. There is no set interval, though I do believe the tree must be matured to a certain stage (simply grown enough)

2. Watch your enhanced seedlings' attack rate :)

3. If a flower is planted next to a tree, that tree will be enhanced. I don't recall right now whether or not a planted flower remains intact upon capture.

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 06:12:51 PM »
Thanks for the response guys, I confirmed the second point after I got the game yesterday :) . I think youre right about the flowers spawning randomly, I have had some asteroids give 2 flowers after I capture it and others give none.

The 3rd point I am not sure on though, in the demo I could certainly capture enemy asteroids which had flowers and they definately gave no benefit. However I got the game late yesterday and only got to level 10 (curse my need for sleep :() and as such I havent had a chance to see whether the full game is any different (I would suspect not but who knows).

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 04:31:16 AM »
4. is it a bug that when sending a flower to an enemy planet it becomes theirs? cause I sent it at first thinking it was some sort of tree control. but no, they get the boost, grow the really powerful three laser flower and destroy my planet

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 05:42:28 AM »
4. is it a bug that when sending a flower to an enemy planet it becomes theirs? cause I sent it at first thinking it was some sort of tree control. but no, they get the boost, grow the really powerful three laser flower and destroy my planet

:o Wait, did the flower instantly become theirs? Or did you plant it somehow before you took over the asteroid?

Both of those scenarios don't seem quite correct!

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 03:23:13 PM »
I planted them on their planet.

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Re: Flowers ?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2009, 10:09:44 PM »
Yes, I've tested and reported this one.

It's not a bug, if you send and planted your flower on the enemy asteroid - then you really wanted it.

The real bug is that asteroid panel is somewhat borked (plant flower button interferes with text) - but that's a low priority.