I have a theory on how the monsters currently live on Shear.
Note, this is not a theory on how they got here. This is just how they live on the planet.
Okay so let’s begin.
Many people believe that these monsters live in a hive mind. That they have a leader monster that controls everything. I think different. I think that these monsters work more like an army with squads and platoons within the squads. The monsters are clearly intelligent for they know how to use the environment to their advantage, know how to plan and when to attack and retreat.
So where am I going with this:? Remember how there are Goliath minions and then there are the Alpha monsters which can be any monster? I think that the eggs that are in nest mode are there for if they are hatched early to make the minions. These minions are similar to soldiers in a way. There are a lot of them and they all have basic knowledge and weapons. So what happens if the eggs get to the state of hatching? I believe these eggs are then turned into alpha monsters that are meant to lead the minions into battle and aid in spreading out into the rest of the planet. That being said, I think most of the 6 eggs are actually hatched early on purpose to give the new alpha some soldiers or even give the current Alpha some new ones. So what happens when these Alphas are hatched? I think the alpha that protected them gives them basic knowledge of fighting and what to do (protecting eggs, killing wildlife, etc.) and then send them off to learn everything else. I look to the tutorial mode for the monster where the player learns the basics of survival. That’s the Alpha learning to fight and survive. To be a leader. So why is the monster alone during most of the gamemodes? Here are my thoughts.
Hunt: This is the monster growing into a leader. He is growing to stage 3 so that he can then lead his minions. It just so happens that some humans are getting in the way.
Rescue: The alpha is probably answering to a more experienced (meaning higher in rank) monster alpha that is making the monster prove himself by attacking a human settlement. His goal is to kill all the humans in the area to prove himself. Don’t come back to the family until most of the humans have been killed.
Nest: This might be a leap in speculation but this may be a old/dying monster giving it’s life to insuring the survival of the species. The monster has spent most of its energy creating the eggs (meaning it went from stage 3 to 1 by making the eggs) and then needs to defend these eggs until one of them is ready to be a new alpha.
Defend: This is the peak of the Alpha’s life. They are a leader of a small army of minions that are tasked with destroying a potential threat to their way of living. They don’t know exactly what is happening, but they know it could harm them if left alone.
This is what I think the monster’s way of living is. These monster’s aren’t a hive mind under control of 1 monster, they are more of an army. Generals, infantry, etc. Each monster has it’s own rank in the social structure. Their purpose in life is to defend each other and spread out to new land.
So why are their different types of monsters? Why do you have different leaders in an army? They have their own way of fighting. Some generals are more conservative, ensuring they stay where they are. Other are more aggressive and attack the enemy more. The monsters probably put have a process that makes each type of monster the way they want it.
The monsters need to conquer more land? They get a new Goliath Alpha.
Do they need a monster that will defend the home base? Get a Kraken.
Need a monster to distract the threat until the rest of the monsters can get away? Get a Wraith.
What do you guys think? What holes are in my theory? What do you want to elabprate on? Am I just plain wrong? Please tell me!