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Hey Sports Fans, wait... ill try that again Hey! Trek-heads, It's time for another dev diary as we move into the penultimate phase of development, where we drink tea and coffee at an alarming rate while clothes pegging our eyes to complete a call to arms ready for you the followers and fans who have wait loyally for so long...but anyway today we look at the Cardassians and The Dominion.

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A little bit about each faction (sourced from Memory Alpha)

The Cardassian Union was formed under a treaty that established a power-sharing agreement between the
Cardassian Central Command and the Obsidian Order. Friction always existed between the two organizations as the Central Command worked to expand the reaches of the Union and the Obsidian Order worked to suppress it. The civilian Detapa Council was established to serve as the chief governing body between the two branches, however, in practice, the Council was virtually powerless. (DS9: "Defiant")
The Dominion was a major galactic political power, whose influence was exerted over thousands of planets in the Gamma Quadrant. By the year 2372, the Dominion had existed for somewhere between two to ten thousand years. The Dominion was created by the Founders, a group of Changelings who resided on a rogue planet within the Omarion Nebula.

Diversity for the dominion.

We know many players wanted a solo Jem'hadar faction but that doesn't follow canon or recreate the DS9 feel so the dominion balance has been designed as best we can with overall balance in mind with the joint synergy of both Cardassian and Breen fleets added and combined to the dominion vessels.

Overall all of the vessels have their role so we challenge you as players to identify with that and show us how to utilise the factional differences as a fleet.

You can view the full dev diary explaining the above and much much more below, This is Bane signing out until next time.

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El-Vi-Riachi
El-Vi-Riachi

Watching Weyoun die makes you giggle..... I'll kill you! :p

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masterdude94
masterdude94

Ah yes, "Cardassian Military Intelligence". The theory that the Cardassian Military has any sort of intelligence whatsoever. We have dismissed this claim.

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Gul-Dukat(tech)
Gul-Dukat(tech)

you....will....die.

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Maxloef1990
Maxloef1990

thats a paddlin'

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Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Sorry if I'm annoying, but would it don't fit to the canon to make a separate Dominion faction? In my opinion it would fit as well as the Borg, because the Dominion also could invade the Alpha Quadrant without an alliance with the Cardassians. The Borg havn't did that in the series but you gave them a seperate faction. And in Armada II even Species 8472 have became a faction. So why you won't give the player the possibility to play just as Dominion? They could also get via research an alliance with other factions, the Breen of course, but also for example the So'na.

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Gul-Dukat(tech)
Gul-Dukat(tech)

you do it.

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LiquidatorBrunt
LiquidatorBrunt

What is up with your grammar?

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Maxloef1990
Maxloef1990

You go build a new mod then...go ahead, all on your own...good luck finding enough dominion ships :D

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Bane(Dev) Author
Bane(Dev)

its due to limitations on the sins engine, we literally cant fit them into the current engine due to it being 32 bit, i think if you play them you will enjoy the dominion faction just as much as any other they are still unique have unique research and play differently to anythign else :)

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Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

OK, thanks. Was not meant bad, you guys did a great job! I know how hard it is to make a mod, I'm a member of the SGMG (Stargate Modding Group) and we make a Stargate mod for FOC (Stargate: Pegasus Chronicles). I was just curious to know the reasons, after all SoasE provides 6 faction (in FOC we have just 3^^) and new ships and stations can be invented. But sure, it is your decision we have to accept.

Nevertheless I hope you will be make some further improvements or at least small additions (like the So'na?^^) and the mod will (anytime) get a translation into other languages (we, our mod, is also working at the moment). That would be nice.^^

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DarkDiablos
DarkDiablos

So excited :o

Love the laughs and jokes you guys have on the diaries.

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Bane(Dev) Author
Bane(Dev)

its very hard to be serious...most of the time !

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Cailean_556
Cailean_556

Wait, we're supposed to be serious!? You never told me that... You've hurt my feelings, now we're both in the wrong...

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nabeday2
nabeday2

Thanks for another great Dev diary. I'm sorry to hear that this will be the last expansion for Armada 3. Will you guys consider doing another Sins mod for another generation of the Star Trek universe? Perhaps from the original series or maybe even at a push the Star Trek Enterprise timeline.

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Bane(Dev) Author
Bane(Dev)

we never say never to anything but i believe most of the devs to plan to look at whats next after the release and any subsequent bug patchs

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davidt0504
davidt0504

Is there anyway to have the AI choose Dominion vs Cardassian?

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El-Vi-Riachi
El-Vi-Riachi

It's random, 50/50 chance

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Re4_Wesker
Re4_Wesker

How do Dominion and Cardassian AI interact with one another in game in terms of diplomacy? Will Unionists have a negative starting relationship with Cardassian factions that chose the Dominion and vice versa?

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Velisx
Velisx

I think you guys have done a fantastic job on this and should start a games studio or something. Your team is too good to just fade away when this is all done.

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FamousSpear
FamousSpear

Intrep-bird MOD!!

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EvilSpock
EvilSpock

Hey guys, I just wanted to say how glad I am that you guys combined the Cardassians and the Dominion together into one faction. It just feels more authentic to the DS9 series.

I sure hope that this isn't the last installment of this mod. You guys are so good at this you guys should make this a part time job...I wouldn't mind paying.

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kleb26
kleb26

if you guys enjoyed creating this mod do you think in the future (obviously not the near future) you may create another mod either star trek or sins, or do you think this will most likely be the end of it all after this release?

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Amargosa
Amargosa

Helps if I sign in doesn't it. I don't doubt that we will think of banding together in the future to make something else. But for now are energies are going into CTA.

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Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

I hope there will be new music and maybe new speech sounds for Federation, Romulans, Borg and (especially) Klingons, not just for Cardassians/Dominion too. :)

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EvilSpock
EvilSpock

Please don't let this be the last mod...you guys are amazing. Maybe make a mod for Babylon 5 or Stargate. :D

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MindwipeUK
MindwipeUK

who was that charming voice for the dominion titan me wonders hehehehe ;) its nice though in seriousness to see the titans abilities utilitising multple voices, hell how many ppl can say they are in a game voicing side by side with a founder :)

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Cailean_556
Cailean_556

*cough* Dreadnought *cough* ;P

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MindwipeUK
MindwipeUK

potatoe potato

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Keyalith
Keyalith

This is just a query no disrespect , im just wondering why the cardassian do not have Damar as a hero , is it due to it being that start of the dominion war ? or no love for Dukat's second ?

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Amargosa
Amargosa

I think thats a very good question for our Esteemed dev Gul-Dukat... Dukat why didn't you want the murderer of your daughter to be a hero of the cardassian faction? /windup :P

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Keyalith
Keyalith

Didn't Dukat end up forgiving Damar for what he did though? as he gave him support near the end of DS9

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Maxloef1990
Maxloef1990

One of the problems with Damar is the complete lack of high quality voiceover files without any background sounds or lines that make sense in the game. So we opted to go for Gul Kentar to add another element of the original Armada games to the mod. :)

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Gul-Dukat(tech)
Gul-Dukat(tech)

I drank a glass of Kanar with Damar....it led to Pon Farr...who would have known it would lead tharr?

It has left a lasting Scar.

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