At the moment Quartz is replacing Amethyst but its not a final decision to eliminate Amethyst. I am actually over time, hopefully, have over 100 races. The 50 ship types cap doesn't bother me currently since majority of people play with 10-37 races at a time.
I currently have a backlog of about 35 races that I have planned to include, haha, with a whole bunch of other pictures possibles that I'm purposefully not messing with yet because I don't want to get drowned out in a sea of over-my-head ideas. Having a 100+ races would be pretty cool, though.
I actually called this family Mineral and they represent silicon or Titanium, aluminium, magnesium,iron, and sulfur biochemical life.
Hmm, I see, so basically like organic metal beings rather than machines?
I actually named it botanical for simplicity,
Khorophrrola = Chlorophyll + Flora. They are masters of energy collection and have a unique technology called Artificial Photosynthesis. They are carnivores similar to the Venus fly plant.
Sycelium = sy + mycelium (mushroom). They are mushrooms with bioengineered weapons who live in tribes.
Evilian = Evil + lichen/ fungus with bioluminescent markings that live in deep caverns underground.
Florian = four legged pine forest guardians/ gaia/ nature protectors with fur made of pine leaves.
Ah, so we had the same idea. Or are you saying that you named it "Botanical" because I suggested it rather than already having named it "Botanical" in the first place before I even brought it up? I guess it doesn't really matter either way in the end, though, haha.
The best word I can find is Mineral, anything made of minerals, metals, or rocks can fit this category. Think of the Rock type in Pokemon or golems.
Answered my question above. Ooh, Golems, I had had that idea after seeing some of the races I started making, but never really became motivated to make them separate from machines, so mineral as a RaceFamily is good for me, haha (I feel like I'm mooching off your ideas unintentionally, as it appears that a lot of the things I've been working on play into ideas you already came up with and are implementing).
I have a general story for Khlorophrola but haven't made the Galactopedia for them yet. The story is that their home planet had a giant volcanic event that darken the skies. Since they need solar energy to live, their species is dying and they need to colonize another planet. They can rapidly reproduce on certain worlds, but cannot colonize easily Volcanic or Ice Worlds. Troops are grown on farms, and their society revolves on certain individuals who can bloom enormous flowers, similar to how part of our society revolves around Hollywood celebrities. Their cities are really simiiar to the inside of a plant cell, with architecture made of cellulose, and "electrical plants" composed of Chlorophyll Collectors.
That shoulds like a good backstory, actually. I still don't know completely yet for mine what it will turn out to be, but the species, named Tencta, are currently, tentatively (and I'm probably going to change this because I couldn't think of a way to finish the Galactopedia entry with this thought), like a carnivorous, parasitic flowering vine that bases it entire life around it's next meal and is very aggressive as a species in taking over worlds to find new sources of flora and fauna - even sentient species; their policy would probably involve exterminating all other races, in this case to emulate their consuming the population of a planet they take over - and is ruled by a "Matriarch" with a Borg Queen-like control over the species - think a little like with the Flood and the Gravemind in Halo. But anyways, the race picture gives them a Venus Fly-Trap vibe and I noticed that about the Khlorophrola like you mentioned which is why I asked, because I wasn't sure if you were going for a similar thought as the above.
I really like your idea for Khlorophrola, though, and it's certainly more unique than what I could come up with, haha.
I am thinking of just making a Mammalian class.
Feline = Ranga, Galatos
Humanoid = Kingsly
I can just make:
Mammalian = Ranga, Galatos, Kingsley
Again, it feels like mooching, but my second, third, fourth (and fifth, by technicality; when I upload my races you'd get an understanding as to why I say that) races I decided would belong to second new RaceFamily (which I guess the first one, Botanical, isn't so "new" since you already had the same idea first, haha), "Primate". Which could roll straight into your Mammalian group without a problem, haha.
Kingsley is literally a bipedal rabbit wearing medieval clothes, though, so it should still fall under Rodent considering it's more closely related to the real-life species that inspired the current rodent group races than cats and monkeys, haha, walking on two legs or not.