Talk:Food chain

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maybe needs a re-work?

Ok it might be worthwhile to set this up like the game and/or keep it to what will make them a resident, shooting for consistency. ie for Syrupent both what makes it a resident and what it needs to romance is listed, two different things to consider, different impacts on your garden. Meanwhile for the Fox there's no mention of needing a Duck to romance. As laid out it just seems to be incomplete, inconsistent, and ending up misleading and inaccurate. And then there are optional/variant feeds... --CKazz 12:31, 4 January 2007 (EST)

I think we should just make it another pair of considerations on the pinata entries: "Conflicts With" and "Food Chain", the latter being what it eats and is eaten by. Maybe make the last one and its involvements with other pinatas (like, say, being needed for romance, etc) a single segment? 06:48, 7 January 2007 (EST)

There seems to be a few categories of information that might be useful:
  • Non-resident predators that eat residents
  • Resident species that fight
  • Species needed to romance
I've noticed that the third category can affect gameplay. Bonboons will immediately go to a Jameleon house each morning and wait for the pinata to come out. They won't start fights, but the Jameleons seem to have a "fear reaction" and become very difficult to direct until the Bonboons leave.
Teker0 13:57, 28 January 2007 (EST)

I think it might be worth re-designing this article... Anyone wanna take an initial stab at it? --Jimmcq 12:05, 29 January 2007 (EST)

Do you have something in particular in mind? I went through the species pages to get it where it is today. We could split the tables up to differentiate between resident vs. romance or add columns to the existing table. Or move to something more graphical in nature. Teker0 14:42, 30 January 2007 (EST)

Problems with the Food Chain

There are a few Piñatas that aren't listed properly, etc. as eating the others (I.E. Badgesicle needs to eat a Squazzil to romance, but there's no connection)

Not to mention that the template is rather...Complicated. It looks amazing, but it's just hard to work with. G-Veronica 00:17, 2 October 2007 (EST)

I know it has been a while since anyone has discussed this page but if anyone has the time, could someone please explain the colors of the blocks to me. Is it that yellow means the prey, red means the hunter? And blue means the romance requirements? I agree that the graph looks great but also confusing!!--ImaTestWentBad 02:20, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Red are the hunters, yellow are both hunted and hunters, and green are hunted. The food chain idea is a bit dated -- things like this started from concepts we had before (or as) Classic was released. The uses section in the species articles are meant to be the more modern (and detailed) presentation for information like this. (See tsarIvan's Large Pinata Collider Guide for the TiP dependency graph, if you're curious). --FeralKitty (talk) 03:15, 21 April 2009 (UTC)