This one-footed stance is
Norns always take this
The "Choo Choo"
The norn moves its arms
This often shows that a norn is very happy and all its dives have been satiated. Also known as "dancing"
Shows a norn has recently
The obvious Zs and accompanying gentle snores show the norn
is sleeping. The nornal sleeping pose is in the centre. Although as shown,
sitting or even standing sleep is possible.
|Activating (either pushing or pulling)
left hand picture shows a typical
Certain genes help to mold norn behaviour. Pose genes
describe the individual body positions, some of which are accessed by Gait genes, others
Receptor genes are responsible for Involuntary actions such as Sneezing and Coughing, Flinching, Languishing and Dying.
The Gait genes are linked to Receptor
genes that make norns to undertake the appropriate walking gait when tired/angry/hungry
Reactions genes relating to Drive chemicals can have long-term effects on behaviour. For more information see the Genetics section.
It is important to note that much norn behaviour is scripted. Such as norn mating rituals and eating actions. Third party cobs often use scripts to make norns adopts appropriate poses when activating objects.
Wall Bonking is another behavioural phenomenon that inflicts norns in an odd way. Something goes wrong with the mechanism for making them turn around when they reach an obstacle, and they walk into the wall continuously.
There follows an introduction to training norns.
Method 1) Bounce a ball to one side of the group of norns, wait until their attention is definitely affixed. Then call the name of the desired norn until it approaches your hand.
Method 2) Say your name until all the norns walk towards you, then as the norn you want
crosses a lift or mover, activate it.
Method 3) Export then re-import the wanted norn, this moves it to the incubator
Method 4) Use the lifter cob, allowing you to pick up and move the selected norn.
Getting Stubborn Norns To Eat
The first thing to remember is not to smack norns too often or they will become scared of things including foodstuffs.
Also remove all other distractions, including other creatures and toys.
Reward your norn for looking at, approaching and picking up food, not just for eating it.
Useful phrases include:
"[norn's name] push food"
"push food yes" (meaning push food, that's good)
"come food" (meaning come towards food)