Well, look at this - a month into the year already! We hope you all had a happy and safe New Years and that the return to work and/or study hasn't yet led to an existential crisis. Many of you have been waiting patiently and now it's my great pleasure to announce that the beta builds for both The Final Frontier 1.1 and Nemesis are now available for download! **Be sure to also grab the hotfix here!**
We certainly hope you enjoy the beta but we definitely need your help in this crucial stage. Remember, the mod is still not quite complete and we need your feedback regarding any and all glaring issues we may have missed.
Graphical glitches? Let us know!
Abilities not doing what they should? Give us a heads up!
Icons not what they should be? Point them out!
Ships not behaving correctly? Report it!
Something (anything) doesn't quite feel right? Share your thoughts!
Hate the mod and want us to die? Yo' mama!
If you have something to say, by all means, say it. We're listening.
But how do we share our thoughts?
You won't need a mind-meld to let us know what you think. Your feedback can be most effectively shared in the Armada 3 Discord, in the CGB Channel: Discord.gg . There will often be someone on hand to take immediate note of your posts or address your concerns. Alternatively you can post issues here in the comments section.
How do we install the beta?
The ever-illustrious Gul-Dukat has prepared a video guide to help with the installation of the beta. Follow the instructions carefully, one step at a time, and we'll see you on the other side. As always, let us know if you have trouble with your installation and we'll offer what assistance we can.
This video may or may not include Rick Astley
TFF 1.1 is, of course, an update of our third expansion of Armada 3, The Final Frontier, released just over a year ago. The Final Frontier caters to players who love large maps filled with a great variety of planets, stars, anomalies, friends, foes and greater threats. TFF 1.1 remains true to this vision, with the overwhelming majority of the mod's diversity remaining intact. However, the experience has been streamlined as a major criticism of TFF was its sheer enormity causing stability issues on some players' systems. Also included are a great number of smaller updates (the all-important 'little things') to make your Star Trek gaming experience as authentic as possible. The Final Frontier is the definitive Star Trek experience for Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.
Nemesis is almost a completely different animal. Bane and the Nemesis team have spent countless hours developing the greatest combat-based expansion for Armada 3 yet. With uncountable balancing changes and adaptations, as well as entirely new content, the Nemesis team's achievements have been extraordinary and we hope you'll agree. Focused around the mysterious MokTo weapons research facility and the deadly secrets harboured within, the Nemesis team have invented an entirely unique game mode that completely and fundamentally changes the dynamic of Armada 3. You'll have to fight hard, and harder still as impending doom approaches. Only the victorious survive in the Nemesis Cluster!
Both of these expansions are included in the beta download, now available in the Files section of this page.
This has been a fantastic journey with Armada 3, but the end is in sight. The experience would not have been the same without you, our supporters and players. We thank you, one and all for your friendship and encouragement, and now we thank you also for taking the time to help test the mod before its final release. It's appreciated.
So what are you waiting for? Go and have fun with the beta! :D
Til next time, stay classy. Or don't.