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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #120 on: June 29, 2020, 09:53:23 pm »

Lions?

As for the central hub, let's put a lava pool there once it's unlocked and money isn't so tight.
Ah yes, lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

If we actually do put a lion, a tiger, and a bear into the same exhibit, even briefly, it unlocks a golden path we can use.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #121 on: June 29, 2020, 10:07:57 pm »

Lions?

As for the central hub, let's put a lava pool there once it's unlocked and money isn't so tight.
Ah yes, lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

If we actually do put a lion, a tiger, and a bear into the same exhibit, even briefly, it unlocks a golden path we can use.
We should put that path in the Savanah walk area.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2020, 04:59:48 am »

Lions?

As for the central hub, let's put a lava pool there once it's unlocked and money isn't so tight.
Ah yes, lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

If we actually do put a lion, a tiger, and a bear into the same exhibit, even briefly, it unlocks a golden path we can use.
DO IT, WE MUST PAVE EVERYTHING WITH GOLD AND BECOME THE PIMPEST OF ZOOS!



Also I vote we get wolves.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #123 on: June 30, 2020, 06:56:11 pm »

Lions?

As for the central hub, let's put a lava pool there once it's unlocked and money isn't so tight.
Ah yes, lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

If we actually do put a lion, a tiger, and a bear into the same exhibit, even briefly, it unlocks a golden path we can use.
DO IT, WE MUST PAVE EVERYTHING WITH GOLD AND BECOME THE PIMPEST OF ZOOS!



Also I vote we get wolves.
+1 to following the yellow brick road
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #124 on: July 01, 2020, 12:55:38 am »

I'll keep the lava pit in mind for the hub.


The Yellow Brick Road

Spoiler: Zoo Map (click to show/hide)

January to February, Year One
Work began on the Headshoots Facility. Chamber 4 saw the first construction, and was dedicated to showcasing Earth's modern land animals. The other chambers were set aside for prehistoric life, an aquarium, and a safari hike in a naturalistic savanna environment. Two tigers and a school of koi were shuttled up from the surface, becoming the first animals in the zoo's collection.


A short update, since the requests were mostly easy.

I started by adding a pair of lions.

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They do need a larger pride, but I decided to leave them with just two for now. Lions breed quickly in this game.

Next up was King Zultan's suggestion. Since gray and arctic wolves haven't been unlocked yet, I made an exhibit for the critically endangered Mexican wolf. Apparently there were only 383 left in the world as of 2017.

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Similar to the lions, I'll let the wolves breed a pack.

Finally, I spent nearly all of February following the yellow brick road.

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The yellow brick path is fairly expensive at $100 a grid space, (4x more than our usual concrete) so I'm leaving our hub area untouched for now. I'll upgrade it when we've got more reliable income. I think we should be good using the yellow brick for future construction, I just won't build it in double widths like I normally do.


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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #125 on: July 01, 2020, 04:29:12 am »

We could recreate the zebra and gazelle pit from the last zoo, or should we stick to all new stuff for this one?
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #126 on: July 01, 2020, 04:48:36 am »

The pit needs to be fancier, with wildebeests and ostriches, maybe buffalo.

We also need a jellyfish show.

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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #127 on: July 01, 2020, 05:10:19 am »

We could fill it with sharks and become the Bond villains we were meant to be!
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #128 on: July 01, 2020, 05:30:44 am »

No, I mean an actual show, like a dolphin show but with lion's mane jellies. Do't know if you knew about this easter egg, but the jellies are show animals. Though they could co-star with great white sharks...

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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #129 on: July 01, 2020, 07:53:59 am »

If we're going for smaller exhibits for now, I remember Harbor Porpoise being relatively easy to build for. They aren't show animals, but they do jump and frolic in their exhibit tank if their happiness is high enough.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #130 on: July 01, 2020, 08:05:09 am »

I was thinking that when we do a major savanna enclosure, Iíll use all of Chamber 1 for it with a path for guests. Also some dividers, for the incompatible animals.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #131 on: July 01, 2020, 12:18:31 pm »

I say yes to the Jellyfish show, Cnidarians donít get enough appreciation
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #132 on: July 01, 2020, 08:15:37 pm »

The Unicorn and Jellyfish Show

Spoiler: Zoo Map (click to show/hide)

March-October, Year One.
Lions and Mexican wolves soon joined the tigers and koi in Headshoot's collection. Some questions were raised about the zoo's financial wisdom when the paths were paved with gold.


It from March until June for us to earn enough money for a $6,000 unicorn and the roughly $8,000 exhibit. In the meantime, our lions and tigers had cubs and two waves of unlocks arrived. I tried not to build too much, but I did add a gift shop and some decorations while waiting.

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Finally, our new unicorn was ready. We just have the one for now, but we could probably expand the enclosure later with more unicorns or other deciduous forest herbivores like the moose or serow.

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Looks like there's interest in getting started with the aquarium animals and our zookeeper has enough work as it is, so let's open up Chamber 2. Convenient timing, as we have just won the Quality Animal Care award with its accompanying $5,000 prize.

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Before we begin, I added these archways leading into our themed sections.

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By July 4th, we had the beginnings of our aquarium section with a collection of harbor porpoises. I hope you don't mind my variation from the golden path in here, but I thought the "Atlantean" path design was appropriate for the theme.

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We then started on our lion's mane jellyfish exhibit and show tank. Along the way, we reached the September unlocks.

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Along with the witches and Santa, this plane does an annual flyover to celebrate Zoo Tycoon's release date.

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After a surprising amount of effort and expense, we got our jellyfish.

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It's now October 17th, and we've started work on 2/4 of the available sections.



The newly opened aquatic chamber of the Headshoots Facility.

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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #133 on: July 02, 2020, 05:33:58 am »

I bet the jellyfish show is the most exciting thing.

We should make the entrance super fancy to impress everyone that enters, and maybe get some bears to go with the lions and tigers.
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Re: Bay 12 builds a zoo:Let's Play Zoo Tycoon
« Reply #134 on: July 02, 2020, 07:38:40 am »

What's the building with the Atlantean look?

For the next underwater exhibit, I vote either hammerhead shark or swordfish.

And somewhere, not necessarily aquatics, a tour guide named Maria.
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