State of the modification: Expansion Pack now under construction. Play as the Dominion Alliance or as a Pure Cardassian faction. Experience new events and have new planet types to explore and much much more.

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26 comments by Bane(Dev) on Feb 20th, 2015

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Add-On Name: Realistic Borg
Author: Draconis
Type: Faction Overhaul

Mother of God.The Federation is gone!!

Allow me to re-introduce Draconis our first mod contributor and fellow member of the Armada 3 Dev Team, Releasing Realistic Borg an insight into how he feels a more realistic Borg should play out as a playable faction, we ask him a few questions around this latest Add-On.

Hi Draconis, Why a new Add-On for the Borg faction?

Basically we felt that some people would find the Borg more interesting if they got to play the Borg as they were in the show minus the endgame episode of course! I really felt that the fans wanted this kind of Borg but it just really would make multi player no fun for those on the receiving end, well unless you like that sort of punishment!

So what have you changed from the original CTA faction?

I basically have spent a lot of time rebalancing their research tree, for example they will now through research be faster, stronger, more ships, more capitals, discounts etc, more bonuses for research it basically emulates a collective response so similar to the bonuses that the AI gets, Though to make it fair i removed the AI bonuses for this sub mod so you don't get a 2x more powerful Borg AI ... that would be bad!

Will you be planning any other Add Ons?

I dont know but i never say never between working on Axanar and this but i suppose if the supporters of this mod have the desire for something i may take a go at trying to fulfill that where i can.

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Krexos May 5 2015, 3:32pm says:

I have a question: Will Species 8472 be added in the future?

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Ambarenya May 5 2015, 4:22pm replied:

As a separate faction, no. This was discussed amongst the devs a long while back and the general consensus was that there were far too many negatives to adding in additional factions such as Species 8472.

First and foremost, the addition of yet another race would not only likely break the game's resource limitation, but would dilute the focus of the game (Dominion War/TNG Movies). In Alpha canon, Species 8472 doesn't really get all that much focus - they are shown in only a handful of episodes, and even Golden Age of Trek games like Armada II that attempted to flesh them out a bit didn't really reveal much about their society, motives, etc. I don't see why they would be interested in the expending resources to attack in the Alpha Quadrant during the Dominion War, Species 8472 departed on seemingly cordial terms with the Voyager crew in "In the Flesh".

But I digress. Ultimately, introducing a Species 8472 faction would require custom-building dozens of new ship and emplacement types (since we only ever see a few ship types), completely rebalancing the game to account for them, and implementing features which probably wouldn't work in the game engine (like the Mothership). Plus, they would be even more overpowered than the Borg.

I think including them only as isolated random events is both fair and prudent.

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Silverbreaker May 5 2015, 11:37am says:

i would like to see this concept models from TNG in the game:


Ambassador Concept


& the Enterprise E concept

so much more elegance

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apostaste 4hours 58mins ago replied:

Oh that Ambassador variant is nice!

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Silverbreaker 4hours 50mins ago replied:

its not a variant - its the real enterprise c from andrew probert (lead-designer from tng). if they had more time for the episode 'yesterdays enterprise', they would modeling this elegant design and not this clumpy peace of sh*t we know today as the ambassador class.

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apostaste 4hours 25mins ago replied:

No way, ah man its beautiful by comparison, I was never really a fan of the one in the show. Gota say Id love to see it in game somehow.

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Silverbreaker 4hours 9mins ago replied:

yeah and that's clumpy f*ck is also the start-up capital-ship from armada 3 for the freaking federation :-/

I wish they would took the concept

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OrionSlaver 3hours 23mins ago replied:

*spits coffee*

How dare you, sir! The Ambassador class is a perfectly proportioned representation of early 24th Century starship design! It beautifully illustrates the transitional period between the utilitarian look of the TMP era, and the graceful curves of the TNG era.

I shall not see her honour derided! Pistols at dawn!

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Silverbreaker 1hour 58mins ago replied:

sorry for the harsh words, but I am very disappointed at the design-decisions were made during the tng-days. if I could, I would change the past and kill everybody who were in charge of that clunky ambassador class!

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OrionSlaver 58mins 45secs ago replied:

*shakes fist*

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Ambarenya May 5 2015, 11:57am replied:

Can't say I've been much of a fan of the Sovvie concept over the final design, but I definitely like the Ambassador concept. I just recently saw the concept Ambassador somewhere...but I just can't for the life of me say where... ;p

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A wonderful mod. - 5 Unique Factions to play with (Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Borg, Dominion+Cardassians+Breen - Well balanced mod experience. - Vast graphical improvements and high quality models+textures. - Lovely music remastered out of other former Star Trek games, very fitting. - The spiritual successor to Star Trek Armada2. - Hero units + their voices included such as Picard, Sisko, Martok, Locutus of Borg, Sela etc. - Many custom maps. - Fully working AI support. - Custom Ui. - Custom…

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