How often do the Borg appear?

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How often do the Borg appear?

Post by thebritwriter » Thu May 21, 2020 1:11 pm

When playing I figured I try to have a fleet solely for a Borg incursion (as they do hit pretty hard as soon as they appear)

However in last few games I played (vanilla and ‘all the ages’ mod) I’m yet to meet them as I enter 120+ turns.

Is there a probability ratio of when they show up?

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Re: How often do the Borg appear?

Post by Spocks-cuddly-tribble » Thu May 21, 2020 2:04 pm

Hard to predict since Borg are always based on RNG (base chance 0.43% each turn).

But you can try to summon them using the F6-key (1:7 chance) :wink:

Other limiting factors are:

- difficulty level & minimum fleet requirement of the empires (default cube buildcost * 1.25): viewtopic.php?f=229&t=1493#p20540 @2

- (un)fixed bugs and data loss when loading a saved game: viewtopic.php?f=30&p=51784#p51581

Also note the first appearing of the borg (random event) and replication after system assimilation are different features with own limiting rules each:
viewtopic.php?f=194&p=10788#p10788
viewtopic.php?f=230&t=1273&p=49961#p27201
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I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.

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Re: How often do the Borg appear?

Post by thunderchero » Thu May 21, 2020 2:08 pm

also make sure borg is turned "on" in stbof.ini
I think;
vanilla off by default
AAM on by default

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