I just found this place online and was hoping someone can tell me something. in Armada you could capture the Borg stations and ships and use thier ships and stations against them but in Armada 2 you can't. Whats the deal? Can you change this?
Are you talking about Single Player or Multiplayer? In Single Player if the Borg vessels shields are down to zero, you can transport over and take over the ship. It becomes your ship and the AI Borg treat it as an enemy. You can board and capture Borg stations in Single player, except just after transport is finished, the Away Team begins to die off. I have never been able to do anymore than decommission whichever station I captured. I have never tried to capture a Borg ship or station in Multi, so I do not know if you can or not
I don't spend enough time here
8th May 2006
I had no problem capturing borg installations in Instant action. In fact one notable game I had, I was playing as the federation. The klingons had pretty much wiped out the borg early, except for their station and shipyard. So I went in and took over their facilities, right before the klingons wiped out my own base. So the only units I had left were the federation controlled borg station, pumping out spheres in a vain attempt to stop the klingon advance. It was on of the most "unique" games ive had. So at least I've had no trouble with it.
6th February 2005
I would think he means in the SP fed missions.
In SP you cannot use the captured borg stations because the tech tree the mission uses forbids the federation from building borg ships.
You can build them by altering the techtrees, but it would not do as much good as you would think because the borg side has something like a 2.0 advantage in weapons and shields meaning that a captured borg ship is still going to be weaker than the same unit controlled by the borg simply because your controlling it.
Thanks guys...I do mean single player....that sucks....how do you fix the tech tree? I feel like being evil against them and using thier weapons against them. I rarely play Instant Action.
Not just a matter of modding the Techtrees. You'd have to mod what was available to the Feds in each mission in SP. Not worth the effort really as the AI Borg ships and weapons will always be more powerful than whatever you build. Not trying to be discouraging or negative, honestly. I well understand using the idea of turning their guns against them. But slapping around the subpar AI in this game not nearly as fun as doing it in Multi.