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Domesticated Megafauna mini alt history development thread

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Caveman 2 Cosmos' started by steampunk1880, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Hydromancerx

    Hydromancerx C2C Modder

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    I was thinking about making some Moa Riders what do you think?
     
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    Afaik couses those races a lot of stress to the animals and I think its even so much stress that they die after the races. So they would be quite useless in battles (except for BBQ after you won ;))
     
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    Not fan...
    I would prefer some shark rider as naval/mounted units :D
    Or Giant eagle rider
    Or Hippopotamus rider
    Or a Charmed snake animal units (starting with poison, can be fun with Combat Mod : a weak units with strong chance of poisoning ennemies)
     
  6. steampunk1880

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    If one were to treat "Domesticated Megafauna" tech as representative of alternate history domestication gone wild would there be room in there for a wonder to the theme of breeding sentient parrots (African Grey)? Probably would require aviculture too. I think it's certainly possible to do once a society realizes that by throwing animals with traits that they like together they get more animals with that trait. I'd assume that the society encountered some talking birds in the jungle and thought, wouldn't it be neat if they talked more gooder. There could be some synergy way, way down the line with whatever goes into the animal uplift tech. Other road not taken stuff could include a fox breeder in the vein of a dog breeder a la the Russian Domesticated Silver Fox but more natural.
     
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    yeah :D
     
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    About Megafauna, I see 2 major problems
    • Mammouth are far too powerful... And the wonder is far better than any other Megafaune wonder
    • Girafe trainer and deer trainer are not powerful enough : units recquiere Mounted archery and are obsolete really fast...
    Another problem is Girafe and Rhinoceros trainers can nearly be built only in Capitale, because having a rhino/girafe camp is nearly impossible. Maybe add a special build buildable by Subdued Rhino/Girafe

    And an idea for a new Megafauna
    THIS :
    Spoiler :
     
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    Now isn't that really stretching the "fantasy" prospect a little too far?? I dont agree with some of the Alt Timelines, but as anyone i can use the options and turn them off by default. . . BUT then again, in the most recent History Channel, it said that the US Navy sonar proved it had a "mermaid" type unit discovered, but not a female, so it would be a :hmm: "sea creature?"
     
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    Well DUH!! But they are saying also, thats what is causing all the FISH all over the world that are "presently" washing up on the beaches, from trying to capture a "sea creature." They have a sonar device that sends out radar impulses that create a mixture like in a music speaker. So take it what its worth i guess, I smell a "Conspiracy Theory.":huh:
     
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    Well, they were trying to make a point in presenting what they feel is a fairly well thought out hypothesis regarding the possible source of the blip sound that was very real and unidentified.
     
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    Naw it was more like the dragon special they had where you have realistic fantasy where you basically use real science and rules to make up fictional evolution. Its just like the Future evolution stuff. In fact back in high school I made up an evolution of the "Grays" thing.

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    Here is my made up theory. Note it is for fun and I do not actually think this.

     
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    Personally, I figure they're US from a future where they've had a long time to evolve as space travelers spending most of their time in lesser gravity situations and are thus time travelers who come back on occasion to study their own development phases.

    As for the 'bloop' (not blip... oops), the author of that show himself made the statement he was attempting to present one possible answer to that mystery, albeit one with vastly embellished made-up evidence.
     
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    Yeah I have heard of that theory too. It would make a lot more sense than aliens since they have humanoid features. I personally think that if we meet real aliens they will not only not be bipedal but they will be completely different from anything we have dreamt up in science fiction.
     
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    If you want more "realistic" thing, war pig was used against Hannibal (it was ery effective against elephant), USA had a projet about bat and pigeon as "suicide bomb"...
    But shark/dolphins as military units is not totally a "fantasy", US army used some dolphins and sea lions as "scout". You can really tame these animals, more than a zebra
     
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    You know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads.
     
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    I tell you what, YOU make the graphics and we"ll see about putting them in, hows that?
     
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    While it would be possible to do that, why would someone do that? :lol:
     
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    A "famous" saying from MoOIII and beyond (Wayne's World SNL). :lol:

    JosEPh
     

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