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18 comments by Bane(Dev) on Aug 19th, 2014

A little bit about the Klingons

The Klingons are a humanoid warrior species that originated from the planet Qo'noS (pronounced Kronos), an M-class planet. One of the major powers of the galaxy, the Klingons were a proud, tradition-bound people who valued honor and combat. The aggressive Klingon culture had made them an interstellar military power to be respected and feared. - Taken from Memory Alpha

The warrior ethos had been an important aspect of Klingon society since the time of Kahless, but the warrior aspects became much more dominant beginning in the early 22nd Century, Previously, Klingon society was regarded as socially balanced, but over time, the warrior caste gained greater prominence, to the point where the Klingons widely came to be regarded as a "warrior race."

Our vision for the Klingons in Armada 3

Our vision has always been to make the Klingon Ships feel tough, agile and versatile when engaging in combat, Klingon commanders prefer to dogfight with their vessels using their speed to make attack runs on vessels with disruptor canons blazing and torpedoes firing  in quick succession making passes again and again "strafing" a target until they could like a bird of prey move in for the final blow and the kill.

In a call to arms the Klingon forces remain (with exception of the dominion) at the pinnacle of manoeuvrable and versatile warships, culture stations and research in a way that they compliment speed and the ever growing need to taste combat, they may not be as tough however and scientifically powerful as some federation vessels but when it comes to fire-power the Klingon's nearly always have the upper hand in a first strike situation.

All Armada 3 vessels for the Klingon's for the most part have cloaks allowing you the player the choice of bypassing defensive measures to raid enemy systems and core worlds. However most ships inevitably have a weakness, they can dish out great amounts of damage for short durations but this nearly always involves overpowering guns and engines meaning sacrificing power to shields and structural integrity and you will see this within the mod when you play as them, there are some exceptions to this rule however such as the Bird of Preys themselves and the heavier K'Vort Class which more than offset their fire-power with tougher hull and armour values, however the K'vek represents the last word in fire-power itself however its commanders do tend to take more risks when dishing out this damage.

The Klingon Titans

So we listened to you guys the players in a bid to see what you wanted and while we can't and in some cases wont fulfil every request we did hear you about the titan situation, but we dont want to lose the shock-wave vessels so we've added a second titan to the Klingon vessels which means you get a choice in your deployment, and the way this is offset is that you the player will have to live with the decision you make because you can only have one titan available at any one time.

The Shock-wave vessel is capable now that it can level of taking out any current item within the mod as long as it is close enough to that target and we're not going to stamp the buff with a big bullseye leaving it up to you the player to click the button to explode at the right time.

More importantly the new titan the Sword of Kahless has some weaknesses you should consider for example it doesn't have any healing abilities so its reliant on support craft much like the Reman Scimitar to keep it alive, it also doesn't regenerate antimatter fast so its again reliant on support craft to keep it firing and equally keep it alive as its bastion shield consumes a great deal of energy and then again that is also a weakness due to the fact the bastion shield itself while powerful only directly reduces incoming damage from the front of the ship, a clever opponent just needs to get around your titan and attack you before you have time to turn. It also cant go toe to toe with a predator like the scimitar as it doesn't have the manoeuvrability, so your probably wondering what is it good for, well it carries two types of ordnance and is in a very Klingon way bristling to the teeth with guns but lets focus on the ordnance, we have a shock-wave torpedo capable of wrecking a target and surrounding ships, however more importantly it can split the fleet up as the shockwave knocks back surrounding vessels. The second ordnance was a shield flux torpedo capable of draining both enemy antimatter and draining shields in an explosive radius, more importantly when passing through the bastion shield field any energy particle was amplified by that field.

So there you have it a tradeoff powerful ordnance for anti fleet operations or a vessel that could in an instance tip the balance but you get one shot and one shot only.
 
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While we have the chance many know that we are all massive Star Trek Super fans, if you have not yet seen the Prelude to Axanar program then please support this worthy project (it even has a kick starter) You can watch it below:

Finally for the full faction reveal of the Klingons and the main dev diary video check out the latest editions here at our Youtube Channel:

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan Aug 20 2014, 10:53am says: Online

you guys are raked 3rd right now geting all happy and nothing why does your rank keep going up if there nothing you guys are a tease.

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Weyoun(El-Vi-Riachi)
Weyoun(El-Vi-Riachi) Aug 20 2014, 7:09pm replied:

What you see as a tease, I see as keeping our fans updated on the expansions progress. Or would you prefer silence?

Rest assured it will come and I know you are eager to play the update, all I ask is to allow us the time to make it the best we can.

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan Aug 20 2014, 2:11pm replied: Online

oh i'm all for waiting just everyone time i come too moddb.com i see there rank at 3 or 4th im like omng! click on it *looks in the cake box to see if there any cake,open the box no cake, the cake is a lie!!!. that how i feel haha

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_Alive_
_Alive_ Aug 20 2014, 3:44pm replied:

armada 3 is ranked as high as it is because its one of the best mods out there in its current state and is one of the most frequently updated which keeps interest levels pretty high, when the release happens youll know because STA3 wont be bouncing around 3rd and 4th itll be 1st by a landslide.

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Zephyryx
Zephyryx Aug 20 2014, 12:08pm replied:

Please learn the benefits of the full stop.

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SgtNoah
SgtNoah Aug 20 2014, 11:41am replied:

yes they tease us with the dev dierys ... but even v1 is a good mod on its own ... rember good things come to those who wait .. i would rather wait another year for a really good game ... and remmber these guys have RL lives to its not like this is there job

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dalekKharn
dalekKharn Aug 20 2014, 4:07pm replied: Online

Yeah these guys tease us because they are professionals and want to release a high quality product. To me this mod is way better that full blown AAA games, seriously the care they take is epic. Also release 1 was bloody awesome and pretty much well polished anyway. :)

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BobMcBobJr
BobMcBobJr Aug 21 2014, 7:25pm replied:

I find that it uses it quite effectively just not quite as well as a human in that they usually kill their own fleet as well as mine.

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Bane(Dev)
Bane(Dev) Aug 20 2014, 7:05pm replied:

we have no control over this sorry

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vadagar
vadagar Aug 21 2014, 8:09am replied:

ahhh can u make him use it ??!! but I would imagine it would blow its own *** up then : /

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