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Not Just For Birds
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Sep 29, 2021 @ 7:53pm
Apr 16 @ 9:18am
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Not Just For Birds

Take to the sky with these bird themed traits including “Aerodynamic Flight”.

I don't want you commenting spoilers here, but if you must, please use spoiler format.

What started as a simple Trait dump grew into its own rich universe with trait-unique events, politics, and secret technologies.

None of these traits are Avian-exclusive; you can stick them anywhere to create, say, a flying human or cuckoo-laying starfish. That said I set the AI weight of trait Aerodynamic Flight to spawn only on portraits I found fitting.

I drew all my custom icons in Procreate.

Bird nerds here are welcome to come and recommend more species traits and mechanics. Comments spreading racism or falsely accusing this mod of doing the same will be deleted. Knowing how you can treat humans in Stellaris, do you find my mod a smart hill to start on?

Sempronio imperium habenti avium gloria

New: Aerial-specific buildings and jobs such as the crime-reducing Precinct Aerie and food-producing Sky Orchard. Feel free to recommend more.

Is it Balanced?
I extensively revised “Aerodynamic Flight” with r/Stellaris on Reddit. I wanted a powerful trait but not a cheat trait. I think flight would inevitably improve job performance, housing usage, and combat effectiveness.
Nerf patch that removes job and leader bonuses from flight: This may prove underpowered, so only use this nerf patch if you are really sure Aerodynamic Flight is OP as is.
This mod briefly expands further on Psionic Theory and Dark Matter Power. If using multiplayer you may wish for mods such as ACoT that make these techs easier to obtain unless you'd like more strategic control of the OP haves or have nots.
Estimated Rating: PEGI 7
Much of the humor is quite intelligent and alludes to various ornithology. The events should still be enjoyable even if you don't know the exact bird facts thereof.
Some text refers to Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Owl City's “To the Sky” lyrics.

Overwrites purge and slavery citizenship requirements in species_rights. Only affects citizenship_types.

Note: I edited "Inexpensive Cortex" as of 11-6-2021

Please don't poison the dev who first implemented fall damage in a game.
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Tnynfox  [author] May 3 @ 6:57am 
@shoes I have no idea why this occurs. I would contact someone to fix this, but they haven't been online for 4 months so I might need to take time for a replacement.
shoes May 1 @ 4:00pm 
This mod currently breaks the names of several default empires such as the Blorg.
Seti Mar 26 @ 7:05am 
perfect for my space communist valis
Legobear Mar 1 @ 2:45pm 
*spots avali*
Teckly Sep 20, 2022 @ 10:26am 
There's an error with some files,it put them as invalid for irony mod manager.

"File has invalid encoding, please use UTF-8-BOM Encoding."
gmfk07 Sep 18, 2022 @ 10:06pm 
Huh, weird. No, on my end there are no traits that require having Aerodynamic Flight to use, but it might be an issue with the other mods I have
Tnynfox  [author] Sep 18, 2022 @ 7:10pm 
@gmfk07 I decided to disable it for now because it didn't seem really important and was kinda hard to balance, plus kinda outside the theme of this mod.
Tnynfox  [author] Sep 17, 2022 @ 7:38am 
@gmfk07 No, I literally coded it to require the other thing. Is it not working for you?
gmfk07 Sep 15, 2022 @ 9:15pm 
Are you supposed to be able to take Supersonic Flight without taking regular Aerodynamic Flight?Without that requirement it's just an extremely good trait for cheap
Tnynfox  [author] Sep 2, 2022 @ 1:08pm 
@flyons_gary I've little experience with ship components. May remove them for now.