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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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41 comments by Bane(Dev) on Sep 11th, 2014

Borg History (Sourced from Memory Alpha)

The Borg were a pseudo-species of cybernetic beings, or cyborgs, from the Delta Quadrant. No single individual truly existed within the Borg Collective (with the possible sole exception of the Borg Queen), as all Borg were linked into a hive mind. Their ultimate goal was the attainment of 'perfection' through the forcible assimilation of diverse sentient species, technologies, and knowledge. As a result, the Borg were among the most powerful and feared powers in the galaxy, without really being a true species at all.

Changing the Borg from Version 1.0 to CTA

I truly loved working on version 1.0 and the many Borg abilities but as we began work on CTA i almost begged the lead devs Max and Chris for the opportunity to change the Borg and Romulan factions.

With this in mind i worked closely with all the devs and especially Rick (draconis) to begin drawing up ideas and features that felt more in line with canon and previous Armada games.

What were the concepts you may ask?

  • Getting rid of shields... it never made sense although we knew they had shields per say for the sake of haveing shields as you never saw those impacts in the series we thought we would remove them as well and toughen their armour values.
  • Fixing shield penetration... Why should my beloved romulans and the iconic federation be punished for being shield based it made sense to remove shield penetration.
  • Removing reliance on specific anti borg abilities... Such as the nebulas shield disabler...i mean it forced people to build that one capital far to much.
  • Making Borg capitals feel like they were worth their weight... for experienced players the cubes didn't bring enough to the table compared to Borg cruisers so we set about fixing that.
  • Making Playable Borg actually fun to play... You could get rushed pretty badly at the early game but became unstoppable late game so we set about balancing the borg out, the ships feel strong like the series but as a player you can field less capitals than any other race but with the new additions we've given you a better arsenal to deal with pesky early game rush tactics, Probes anyone?
  • Keeping AI Scary and get them building capitals...Yes they really do build capitals now! 

And i like to think we achieved all this and more which you will see in our official dev diary video further below so rather than produce a wall of text this week ill simply ask you, our supporters to decide whether we made the Borg Faction we all love and want to see more of based on the ideas above.

Let us know your thoughts below in the comments section and see you all at our next dev diary.

Bane Out.


Still having trouble running the current 1.0 version of STA3? Here's a quick run down of how to install it since the 1.0 update. Note that the 1.0 download is an .exe file and does not require extracting.

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Star Trek Armada 3 1.0 Hotfix 1

Star Trek Armada 3 1.0 Hotfix 1

Mar 7, 2014 Patch 108 comments

A small file containing a hotfix for some glaring omissions and errors that made it into version 1.0. More to follow as we receive more reports.Most critically...

Star Trek Armada 3, 1,0 Full

Star Trek Armada 3, 1,0 Full

Feb 26, 2014 Full Version 351 comments

Star Trek Armada 3: Full version 1,0 is the big release which adds allot of new features, allot has changed since the 0,95 Beta. We hope you all enjoy...

Star Trek Armada 3 Beta v0.95

Star Trek Armada 3 Beta v0.95

Dec 24, 2013 Demo 151 comments

It’s here! The first release of STA3 to the general public is now available to download. The mod has been in continuous development for about a year now...

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Lord_Set
Lord_Set 2hours 58mins ago says:

You guys are a hard group to get a hold of, One of your higher ups PM when you get a chance.

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Enter_the_Unimatrix
Enter_the_Unimatrix 6hours 15mins ago says:

When CTA releases, I will use the revamped Trapezoid to convert space debris into rescources... Which space debris? System Wolf 359!

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jonsin1459
jonsin1459 9hours 57mins ago says:

Hosting a lot more mp games if you guys fancy fighting Jonsin. Jonsin1459 is my steam name

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_Alive_
_Alive_ 4hours 40mins ago replied:

im ready when you are, request sent

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bravocorp
bravocorp 11hours 16mins ago says:

I know it's not part of the lore,but can you add a Reaper as a random event

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Randy0570
Randy0570 7hours 45mins ago replied:

The Reapers vs The Borg,I wonder what would happen...

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DarkDiablos
DarkDiablos 8hours 32mins ago replied:

...¬_¬'

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killershot104
killershot104 20hours 57mins ago says:

diplomacy is irrelevant u will adapt to service us lol

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Napalm-Knight
Napalm-Knight 17hours 20mins ago replied: +3 votes     reply to comment
OrionSlaver
OrionSlaver 16hours 50mins ago replied:

You will service us. All night, if necessary!

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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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