Damn you Pigeons !!!!

#1 Posted by varu (3 posts) -

I am almost done with gta 4 but the chase after the pigeons its forever, i spend 3 hours on a helicopter trying to find them

#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14244 posts) -

I never bothered with the pigeons. If I was to do that I don't think I'd enjoy it, so I'd just be doing it to complete it. And I play games for fun, not to complete them.

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#3 Posted by Caddy (308 posts) -

The pigeons aren't as bad as I thought they were going to be, but they are time consuming. Keep at it though. If you want that Key to the City, you have to find those things.

#4 Posted by FoolInjection (205 posts) -

I spent something like 3 or 4 days doing the pigeons.

Okay I cheated I used my guide book but considering I'd completed everything else to something like 95% complete without using it and knowing how VAST Liberty City is, I thought I was entitled to cheat a little and use the guide.  So yeah spent 3 or 4 days solid on it.  Finished up on Happyness Island got the 100% completion achievement and the Flying Rat achievement leaving me only the Multi-player (which no-one seems to play)  and the speed run one left to get.

Went back to CoD 4 and got PWNT since I hadn't played it in so long online =P

#5 Posted by Tiago (92 posts) -

Use a guide. Done.

#6 Posted by snetErz (118 posts) -

I've managed to find some 40-50 pigeons, which took me a couple days, even cheating with guides. Lots of stopping, reading, and looking.

#7 Posted by BlackCurtain (60 posts) -

The pigeons in this game is more of a nuisance than they are a good rewarding collecting element. Some of them are so well hidden, that it would take you forever to find them without a guide. And using a guide kind of loses the point, they might as well not be there, save you the trouble. I think they should have had some kind of system similar to Bully: Scholarship edition, where after you passed some advanced geography class, you got the location of all the collectibles on your map. I thought it worked well in that game, collecting things was fun, and it was still kind of hard to find some of them, even though I knew I was close. 

Btw, I used a guide to find them, cause I wanted the achievement. It took me like, 2 days. Oh, and I got 199 at first, was very frustrated, but then finally found the last one.

#8 Posted by L (1681 posts) -

They're a nightmare. I have a few to go but really haven't been asked to go back and find them.

#9 Posted by ParanoidFreak (1461 posts) -

Don't bother with the pigeons, it will just drive you insane.

#10 Posted by Ma7moud (805 posts) -

I've got 199 pigeon and there only 1 damn pigeon left and I can't find it I tried to search again for it and I got bored.

#11 Posted by mr_korean (610 posts) -

The pigeons seemed like a waste of time so i decided at the beginning of the game SCREW IT

#12 Posted by error11 (79 posts) -

The pigeons suck dick.

#13 Posted by Julian_jr (418 posts) -

I hate finding the pigeons as well. I gave up.

#14 Posted by Soap (3530 posts) -

The pidgeons were pretty easy tbh, Your best bet is to start a new game and collect them in order (with an online guide) that way there is no chance of you missing any.

Good luck

#15 Posted by Old_Snake864 (144 posts) -

Pigeons rule! Getting all 200 makes you fell good inside...

#16 Edited by tATu (53 posts) -
#17 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1574 posts) -

IGN is what I used...however Im still not done

#18 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

I only found 15 or so throughout the course of the game. No way am I playing for hours and hours just to find all of them. Uck.

#19 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

I'm about 80% done and I've found two.

#20 Posted by tATu (53 posts) -

I finished GTA IV 100% :-)

#21 Posted by j_meyer_13 (386 posts) -

Unless you're going for 100% - a very noble goal, mind you - don't even bother with the pigeons.  There is absolutely no in-game rewards of any kind that I know of, which really pissed me off.  All the other GTA's, when you collect the packages you were rewarded with stuff - guns at your safehouses and whatnot.  Nothing like that in GTA:IV, which was pretty disappointing.

Getting all of them took me 2 or 3 days using the IGN guide.  Pain in the ass, but I got 100%, in time for the 100% Contest too :D

#22 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -

Yeah, fuck those pigeons.

At least I got the fly the co-op achievement in that game, which was really bugging me for a while.

#23 Posted by JustinW (19 posts) -
BlackCurtain said:
"The pigeons in this game is more of a nuisance than they are a good rewarding collecting element. Some of them are so well hidden, that it would take you forever to find them without a guide. And using a guide kind of loses the point, they might as well not be there, save you the trouble. I think they should have had some kind of system similar to Bully: Scholarship edition, where after you passed some advanced geography class, you got the location of all the collectibles on your map."

They did... near the end of the game you get an email from the conspiracy theory website that tells you the locations of the pigeons... as well as some other useful things in the quest for 100%.
#24 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -

Whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com, go there on GTA for a list of a lot maps.

#25 Posted by JustinW (19 posts) -
j_meyer_13 said:
"Unless you're going for 100% - a very noble goal, mind you - don't even bother with the pigeons.  There is absolutely no in-game rewards of any kind that I know of"

Actually once you get all of the pigeons an Annihilator helicopter unlocks in Algonquin....
Of course you also get 2.5% toward 100% and an achievement...
#26 Posted by Iraqi_Gangster (107 posts) -

Use a guide www.whattheydonotwantyoutoknow.com (or at least it is the correct link) use it in the game's internet and it will tell ya everything.

#27 Posted by Typetool (122 posts) -

get the help book

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