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Trumpet of Doom

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by 6K Man, Jun 20, 2019.

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When I hear the war trumpet unexpectedly, I:

Poll closed Jul 4, 2019.
  1. Jump, from being startled

    69.2%
  2. Hope against hope I'm not the target

    69.2%
  3. Curl into a ball and cry

    7.7%
  4. Say "Ha haaaaa, sucks to be you, Gandhi-man"

    30.8%
  5. Resent that someone else is gonna get the war spoils that are your due

    15.4%
  6. What war trumpet? My default setting is AW

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Restart

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. 6K Man

    6K Man Bureaucrat

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    Self-explanatory poll. I've been playing the game for 10+ years and every time I hear that damn trumpet when I am focused on something else, I pretty much jump out of my chair.

    Choose up to 3 responses.
     
  2. Windsor

    Windsor Flawless

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    That war trumpet is scary as hell if it's unexpected. Have certainly panicked a few times.
     
  3. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Jump about a foot from being startled. Of course, the same thing happens when the phone rings and I am concentrating on the game.
     
  4. rah

    rah Warlord Supporter

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    My computer is right behind where my wife watches TV, so the odds are the volume is down and I never hear it.
     
  5. ArchGhost

    ArchGhost Chieftain

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    Just the normal trumpet (or the peace horns) don't usually provoke a reaction from me. Usually I'm pretty good at watching the borders and expect it.

    However when I'm playing a map with many opponents, Earth18 or just a marathon/18civ game for fun or something, if multiple horns are queued up in the event scroll and haven't sounded yet before I click end turn, they ALL sound immediately. THAT is very loud and startling, just like when you select and mass upgrade units and all the snare rolls play at once :crazyeye:
     
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  6. djdazi180

    djdazi180 Chieftain

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    I think you could condition me just with Civ 4 Sounds from the emotions linked with them lol
     
  7. Orion Pax

    Orion Pax Chieftain

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    ^This. Totally makes me jump. Like when there are 18 civs and you’re the only one running Confucianism so half of them dogpile you at once. Yeah. Wakes you up.

    Also: those happy cheers startle me equally. So sharp and it’s unclear how many will rattle off. Seems like these aren’t affected by lowering sound effect volume either..
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2019
  8. twansalem

    twansalem Chieftain

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    I haven't played with the sound on in years. So I've forgotten most of the in game sounds, including this one.
     
  9. lindsay40k

    lindsay40k Chieftain

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    ...I hear it in other contexts

    A few years ago, there was a drama series based on Shaka screened on UK telly. Come this episode, five seconds after 18:20, I reflexively sang BABABA BABABAAAH to the bemusement of my family

     

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