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The Ottomans are now selling caged parrots as pets

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by GoodGame, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    ...in-game spam?

    Just got that ridiculous message is white on the top of the game screen. Is that some kind of corporation founding message?
     
  2. icantdrawanime

    icantdrawanime Chieftain

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    Likely a random event where the ottomans found parrots in a tile and it boosted the tiles commerce value
     
  3. HiroHito

    HiroHito Prince

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    its still better than chained monkeys :lol:
     
  4. Polycrates

    Polycrates Emperor

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    I always seem to get domesticated prairie dogs as exotic pets
     
  5. Obsydian

    Obsydian Chieftain

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    Caged parrots give a +1 commerce bonus to a specific tile - indefinately.
     
  6. The Navy Seal

    The Navy Seal Emperor

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    Is that a random event?
     
  7. allansm

    allansm Chieftain

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    It is a random event. It happened to me in my last game.
     
  8. GeneralMatt

    GeneralMatt Emperor

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    :lol: I haven't got any yet, but a neighbour did! I am like, "Huh? Prairie Dogs?".
     
  9. Tristan daCunha

    Tristan daCunha Pacifist Aggressive

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    I got that one too. Since I was playing the Incas my thought was "good for them, but lets keep in mind that guinea pigs are for food! "
     
  10. The Lance

    The Lance Warlord

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    Apparently the English have fantastic truffles.....
     
  11. Spearthrower

    Spearthrower Thrower of spears

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    The parrots one seems to only happen on jungle tiles as far as my experience has shown. Plus 1 :commerce: even if you cut down the jungle.
     
  12. Dregor

    Dregor Warlord

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    I wonder if the pet prairie dogs are trained to do the Dramatic Look(tm).
     
  13. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    :rotfl: I wanted to see if i could get prarie dofs and parrots on the same tile, so i went on wrld builder and made a rainforest plain, and i got it! :lol:
     
  14. Draknith

    Draknith King

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    I have received the truffles myself, and a couple other ones too. Plus by doing one of the missions I was able to have all of my sword bearing units recieve the attack bonus against mele units as soon as they are built.
     
  15. Dan Quale

    Dan Quale Prince

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    Youd definately should go to war on them over that, the prarie dogs forced me to whipe out a civilization. All I do is build a booming economy, then make gigantic armies, and wait for someone do say something stupid. Parots would make me whipe out the contintent.
    My people will not succumb to the bird flu.
     
  16. phantom59

    phantom59 setteler

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    It would appear that the germans have adopted the tradition of running with the bulls.
     
  17. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Deity

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    Special Unit: PETA Agent - can sabotage some random event generated bonuses and animal resources.
     
  18. coachlentz

    coachlentz Corruptor of Youth

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    i've had the prarie dogs, and ran with the bulls

    oh and people donating things to the library

    and i found some lost scrolls in the desert too

    right now i keep getting these stupid tornados wiping out one of my farms over and over again



    i actually think these things are quite cool
     
  19. Enoch Root

    Enoch Root Chieftain

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    I razed a khmer city in a war in the early game, then many turns later I got an event where archeologists had found scrolls in the ruins of the city, giving me a tech. :D
     

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