a while ago i happened to see an ability icon to the right of the lifeform in the evolution UI, so naturally i clicked on it as i thought maybe i have to buy it the same as you do with carapace and regen etc. Obviously nothing happened and i thought nothing more about it at the time
The alien perks (carapace, regen etc.) are all researched from structures which are linked to hive types. And abilites are researched from the hive and will soon be linked to number of hives. Aliens have to buy perks but they get all the abilities that are researched for free.
So, wouldnt it be interesting if aliens were limited to 2 abilities, a primary ability (left mouse) and secondary ability (right mouse) .. yet they could mix and match from all of the available abilities that have been researched by the comm
here are examples
a gorge that has chosen bilebomb for his primary and heal for his secondary
a gorge that has chosen spit for his primary and web for his secondary
a fade that has chosen vortex for his primary and blink for his secondary
a fade that has chosen blink for his primary and swipe for his secondary
a skulk that has chosen leap as his primary and xeno as his secondary
a skulk that has chosen bite as his primary and xeno as his secondary
a lerk that has chosen bite as his primary and spikes as his secondary
a lerk that has chosen spores as his primary and umbra as his secondary
and you could go on an on.
well just thought i would throw this out there :>