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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47 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 109 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 352 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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jonsin1459 Sep 25 2014, 5:50pm says: Online

hmm :/ I hope your next expansion will be a simple auto install for everyone with no hotfix, so many dont know how to install it and cant do multiplayer games, im guesstimating like 80% or so from what iv seen.

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jonsin1459 Sep 25 2014, 10:38am replied: Online

Best bit was when The Dominion took the station and Sisko left his baseball for Dukat to play with :D

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GulCoratDamar Sep 25 2014, 6:37pm replied:

Probably all of the above.
Relieved he can kill them himself; Inspired that he is the only one who can kill them; Aroused because of killing Bajorans, Hungry because killing Bajorans; Repulsed because he read the script.

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OrionSlaver Sep 26 2014, 12:34am replied:

How dare you, sir! The script was wonderful!

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GulCoratDamar Sep 26 2014, 1:46am replied:

I meant read ahead in the script :(

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GulCoratDamar Sep 26 2014, 1:50am replied:

I hope for everything except A. In a specific order of course. It goes E, C, D, B and then I die from stroke because gah damn too Majors - their lips locked in a passionate kiss, their hands tracing their naked bodies...
What was I doing? Oh yes bringing down the minefield.

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Gul-Darheel Sep 25 2014, 11:53am replied:

Spit in my food, of course, but if she chooses to strip, I will not try to stop her from doing it

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OrionSlaver Sep 25 2014, 12:09pm replied:

Do you admit....

A) Nothing.
C) Some things.
D) To having a strange and somewhat macabre obsession with garden gnomes.
E) To being aroused.

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Gul-Darheel Sep 25 2014, 12:31pm replied:

Nothing! Labor camps were the best thing that ever happened to Bajorans

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OrionSlaver Sep 25 2014, 1:09pm replied:

A-HA! The real Darhe'el would admit everything! You, sir, are an impostor!

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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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