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BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by thunderchero » Mon May 08, 2017 10:29 am

Hi Everyone,

On May 25, 2017 Birth of the Federation will have been out for 18 years. :grin:

Did you buy game when it was first released?
If not when did you start playing?
Who is your favorite major race?
Who was the first race you played?
Who is your favorite minor race?
What is your favorite ship?
What is your favorite mods?

just copy and paste questions above and let us know your answers.

long live BOTF....

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by thunderchero » Mon May 08, 2017 10:35 am

Here is mine. :wink:

Did you buy game when it was first released?
My brother and I both bought game the Saturday after release and played all weekend.

Who is your favorite major race?
Klingons

Who was the first race you played?
Klingons

Who is your favorite minor race?
of original, it would be split between Vulcans, Benzites, Zakdorn

What is your favorite ship?
K'Vort

What is your favorite mods?
Ultimate Dominion mod III and Ultimate mod 5

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by cleverwise » Mon May 08, 2017 11:49 am

Did you buy game when it was first released?
Yes! I can't remember the exact time but it was within the first week. It sucked up all my free time.

Who is your favorite major race?
Humans

Who was the first race you played?
Humans

Who is your favorite minor race?
Original: Vulcans

What is your favorite ship?
Original: Sovereign Class
Mods: Heavy Explorer II

What are your favorite mods?
Ultimate Dominion and Ultimate mods
Trek On,

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Ovarwa » Mon May 08, 2017 6:16 pm

Did you buy game when it was first released?
no
If not when did you start playing?
2000
Who is your favorite major race?
Ferengi (their dialog rules!)
Who was the first race you played?
Klingons
Who is your favorite minor race?
Sheliak :)
What is your favorite ship?
Depends on the mod
What is your favorite mods?
BOP

Anyway,

Ken

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Martok » Tue May 09, 2017 12:10 pm

Dang, I can't believe BOTF is 18 years old already. Feels like just yesterday that I took it out of the box for the first time, beginning thousands of hours of fun... :up:




Did you buy game when it was first released?
If not when did you start playing?
Nope.

I did notice the game sitting on the shelf right away, but I was too broke to get it at the time. I figured I'd hold off on until my birthday in December, as I figured I could use my birthday money to purchase it then. However, several of my friends (who knew I'd been salivating over BOTF) beat me to it; they all pitched in to buy the game and surprised me with it just a few days after my birthday. I was forced to endure certain...trials in order to get at the box (long story for later! :roll: ), but it was worth it in the end. :D



Who is your favorite major race?
Romulans!


Who was the first race you played?
Federation


Who is your favorite minor race?
In the vanilla game, it was always a 4-way tie between the Edo, Trill, Vulcans, and Zakdorn.


What is your favorite ship?
In vanilla BOTF, the K'vort.


What is your favorite mods?
UM5
BOP
UDM3
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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by User45701 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:47 am

i was a teenager when it came out so had to wait over 2 months until my birthday to get it but with enough nagging and a spock worthy logical argument i got in June
In Nemoys voice "But mother, i will be almost back in school by the time its my birthday, logic dictates if i got my bday present early i could play it all summer but if im in school i could only use it 5 or 6 hours a day"

Who is your favorite major race?
Romulans

Who was the first race you played?
Feds

Who is your favorite minor race?
Vulcans if i was feds - getting them as a member early on and having a few of their ships instead of my T1s was so OP

What is your favorite ship?
A wing of 3, 5 or 7 Cardassian destroyers

What is your favorite mods?
cant remember the name butt the one that replaced ferregi with doms

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Hastur0906 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:28 am

Did you buy game when it was first released?
3 days later

Who is your favorite major race?
Klingons
Who was the first race you played?
Federation
Who is your favorite minor race?
Zakdorn
What is your favorite ship?
Klingon Heavy cruiser
What is your favorite mods?
UDM III

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by KrazeeXXL » Mon May 22, 2017 12:40 pm

Did you buy game when it was first released?

Yes, I did. PC Games had an article where the game was covered beforehand, so we were drooling to finally get it. I think, I rode to Media Market by bycicle just to get it.

If not when did you start playing?

-

Who is your favorite major race?

Feds

Who was the first race you played?

Feds

Who is your favorite minor race?

The Mintakans. First race I encountered and which instantly joined. These minor races are still one of my favourite parts of the game.

What is your favorite ship?

Galaxy-X


What is your favorite mods?

hard question. so much good stuff out there. for SP it's BoP and for MP it's Uncivil Wars.

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Kurn » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm

Did you buy game when it was first released?

I bought BotF in the year 2000 and had no idea what kind of game it was. I was just a TNG/DS9-Fan who liked the cover. :) Then I played it without reading the manual. I was disappointed about the beam weapons which weren't canon and the enemies took my colonies. The sabotage was also annoying.

Who is your favorite major race?

After all the years it's still hard to say for me. I play them all from time to time. My favorite ST race in general are the Klingons, but I play also a lot with the peaceful, honorable Federation. The great thing in BotF: Every empire has it appeal. :)

Who was the first race you played?

Humans.

Who is your favorite minor race?

So many great minor races...
1. Betazoids (very very handy)
2. Letheans (in my personal mod, half as good as Betazoids)
3. Vulcans/Trill/Caldonians (research boost)
4. Ferengi (in my personal mod, more credits)
5. Zakdorn (in my personal mod, more crew experience)
6. Breen (in my personal mod, more weapon tech)
7. Mizarians (very useful, if good system)
8. Nausicaans
In vanilla Angosians and Ullians have very handy special buildings.

What is your favorite ship?

Depends on the empire I'm playing. Every empire has nice ships.

What is your favorite mods?

1. My personal mod
2. ECM
3. UCW
4. UDM

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:24 pm

We have now past 19 years.... :grin:

So next May 25, 2019, will be Birth of the Federation 20th anniversary. :idea:

Just an idea, next year May 25 falls on a Saturday. How many member can we get to log into game ranger and celebrate birth of the Federation's 20th anniversary?

We could have one room for chat and others rooms for some gaming.

This sounds like a great time with some online friends.

thunderchero

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Kurn » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:01 am

I'm interested, but I live in a different time zone and I don't wanna stay awake all night.

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Martok » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:38 am

@Kurn: My friends purchased BOTF for me in late 1999 as a combination birthday/Christmas gift (my birthday is in December). They knew I'd had my eye on this game for a few months at that point, plus they were all aware of my longstanding love of both Star Trek and strategy games. Still one of my favorite gifts ever! :D



thunderchero wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:24 pm
We have now past 19 years.... :grin:

So next May 25, 2019, will be Birth of the Federation 20th anniversary. :idea:

Just an idea, next year May 25 falls on a Saturday. How many member can we get to log into game ranger and celebrate birth of the Federation's 20th anniversary?

We could have one room for chat and others rooms for some gaming.

This sounds like a great time with some online friends.

thunderchero

That sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm down. :up:
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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Kurn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 am

Ovarwa wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 6:16 pm
Who is your favorite major race?
Ferengi (their dialog rules!)
The Ferengi are the comedy element in the original botf and I had first a lot of fun with them, but it's not canon that they are a superpower in the alpha quadrant compared to the others. It's weird that the developers of botf made them a superpower, especially a real mighty empire in the game.

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by JeanLucPicard1 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 pm

Did you buy game when it was first released?

Yep, went to the store and bought it right away. Played 24h straight the first day I bought it. Hard to believe that was 18 years ago. Feels like just yesterday.

Who is your favorite major race?

The Federation when I am feeling good, and the Cardassians when I am feeling evil.

Who was the first race you played?

Da Feds.

Who is your favorite minor race?

Vulcans for the research boost and Zakdorn for ship training xp.

What is your favorite ship?

Vanilla: Constellation-class

Mods: Excelsior-class

What is your favorite mods?

ECM III & UDM III

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Re: BOTF Release date Anniversary

Post by Ovarwa » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Kurn wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 am
Ovarwa wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 6:16 pm
Who is your favorite major race?
Ferengi (their dialog rules!)
The Ferengi are the comedy element in the original botf and I had first a lot of fun with them, but it's not canon that they are a superpower in the alpha quadrant compared to the others. It's weird that the developers of botf made them a superpower, especially a real mighty empire in the game.
They were originally intended to be a (the?) major adversary in TNG.

The Cardassians were also never quite in the same league as the 3 majors.

Anyway,

Ken

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