I'm not sure if this is already how it works. From what i have read here and seen on my testing fields, probably not.
I was thinking about how hard is it now to get ceratin plants we already know about. There are too many "recipes" for each plant with too small chances.
What I suggest is plant parent sistem - this way, you can only get 1-2 different plants from each parent combination.
For exaple, if i try to breed Dandelion and Rose, I will have chance to get:
- Dandelion - after first parent
- Rose - after cesond one
That's because in this system, each parent has list of potential children:
For Rose, it would be:
and for Dandelion, it would be:
That means I can only get plants, which both parents have in their lists, and parents themself. After getting Tulip, I would be able to get Venomilia, because it is contained in Tulip's list. Breeding Tulip and Dandelion would then give me a chance to get Venomilia.
This system would make it easier to get specific known plants and it would simplify discovering plants a little. This would also render some combinations to never produce anything new, unless more plants are added. Chances and list sizes and contents are pure balance decisions.
What do you guys think ?