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Hey everyone, with the map location and some elements locked in we’re going to be moving forward with specifics on the map and introductory story chain elements.

We’re going to have the call about this on 7/26/14 at 1100 PDT. Anyone is free to join, just add me RogueEnterprise on Skype. See you then!

Discuss further at: http://starbaseugc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=391

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Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman (absent this week,) Hippiejohn and Greendragoon with special guest, Elijah, producer/host for Priority One Podcast.

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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

Season 9.5 has launched!
Numerous Foundry additions are now live on Holodeck
Star Cluster doors are now available as Foundry doors
New Bugs/Foundry Lag
Geko brings up Foundry Reputation again
Get your vote in for the Foundry Map request poll

– REVIEWS —————————————————————-

The Mayns of Balnar Moon by Alimac30
Explore Delta Volanis, Mission 1 & Mission 2 by Kirkfat
Homage to Galris by Joe_King

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

We explore the potential of the Foundry to fill in the gaps between Featured Episodes in a more official capacity.
How does our perception as authors differ from that of a player?
We talk a little bit about updating our missions to the new Odyssey uniform standard.

– EXTERNAL LINKS —————————————————–

Priority One Podcast: www.priorityonepodcast.com
Foundry Map Request Poll is closed: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?p=18135491#post18135491
Join us live Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable

We’re looking to promote new missions. If you have a new mission, send us the info. (You’re welcome to send a pic as well.)

If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, have a mission you want promoted, or would like to be a guest-host, e-mail us at FoundryRoundtable@live.com or follow us on Twitter: @FoundryRoundtab

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The last few weeks highlights the following new missions for Star Trek Online:

 

Starfleet Missions

“Dubious Gifts”

by @westmetals

Level 31+

You’re being dispatched to a Bajoran Provincial Fair, as an official Starfleet representative, to show the Bajoran people that Starfleet isn’t just about flying around the galaxy and shooting at things… but when you arrive, you discover that the province’s governor has just been abducted by the Jem’Hadar… and the Bajoran Government wants you for the rescue mission!

 

Klingon Missions

“Federation Spies”

by @westmetals

Level 50+

When a Starfleet Intelligence Service contacts you, it must be a trap…or is it because the threat is too great?

 

To submit your new mission for featuring in this weekly post, submit your mission here.

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Mission Name:  Imperfection

Author: @voporak

Faction: Fed

The destruction of the Borg by the powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants produced tremendous amounts of information – including the mission logs of the U.S.S. Resistance, a ship lost just before the Borg invasion. As the savior of the galaxy, you have been chosen to explore the holographic recreation of the vessel’s final voyage to uncover the backstory behind the Borg’s quest for Perfection.

This mission is a collaboration between myself and Ashkrik23, the Foundry Newscat, or better known as my Frenemy. It is a prequel to Perfection, Part 1 and Part 2, designed to be played after both. Mission banner:

http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/AdmiralVoporak/media/Photoshop/Imperfection_zpsb58213e 2.png.html

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Taken from reddit, this is what Gecko said about the foundry during his P1 livestreams.

Geko wants to eventually replace the whole of the Exploration Clusters in their entirety with Foundry Missions on a rotation, and tie it to a Reputation.

 

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/sto/comments/2avdu0/priority_one_podcast_twitch_livestream/

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Foundry:

  • The Elachi Battleship, Galaxy Class ships, and Dyson Ships have been added to the ship costumes list.
  • All variants of the Odyssey and Bortasqu’ uniforms have been added.
    • The Starfleet Academy and Klingon Academy uniforms have also been added.
  • Renaming the D’Gavama costume pieces to B’Rotlh.
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Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman, Hippiejohn and Greendragoon.

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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

The Foundry is down, but is on it’s way back.
The new Basic Oddysey/Botrasqu uniforms have appeared in the Tribble Foundry
A slew of 2409 C-Store Fed ships have been added to the Tribble Foundry
The Risian Cruisliner has shown up in the Holodeck Foundry
TOS Medical and Dress uniforms have been added to the Tribble Foundry
The Exploration Cluster doors have been added as Foundry doors on Tribble
Two new threads have been started polling for Map and Costume additions

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

Is the tagging system shaking out?
Is Foundry meant to replace Exploration?
We look at copyright and the EULA.
How much should you reveal about villain motivations?
Community Question: What is your all-time favorite villain?

– EXTERNAL LINKS —————————————————–

Top Costume Request Thread: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1160941
Top Map Request Thread: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1160571

Join us live Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable

We’re looking to promote new missions. If you have a new mission, send us the info. (You’re welcome to send a pic as well.)

If you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, have a mission you want promoted, or would like to be a guest-host, e-mail us at FoundryRoundtable@live.com or follow us on Twitter: @FoundryRoundtab

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As I missed last week, this post will cover from May 19th.

The last few weeks highlights the following new missions for Star Trek Online:

 

Starfleet Missions

“Homage to Galris”

by @joe_king

Any Level

As the war with the Klingons wages on, you and your gallant crew are called to Risa to investigate an incident aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. The Missouri was escorting the Andorian and Galrisian ambassadors to a trade conference between member and non-member worlds.

“Scars of the Pride, Part 4: Evolution of Evil”

by @ashkrik23

Any Level

With the destruction of her toxin facility at the Wamesahau system, I’Zira has launched a full invasion on the planet of Bajor to test her new toxin. You must take back Deep Space Nine and the planetary defense satelites with General Karopov’s assistance. Should you fail, an entire civilization will be lost and along with it, possibly many more.

“Shadows of Methuselah”

by @helixfungus

Level 50+

A long forgotten Star Trek classic guest reappear in this mission. In his last words to captain James T. Kirk he promised to study ways to ease human condition but since then nodoby knew anything more about him… If you play this mission you will peek at Flint of TOS episode “Requiem for Methuselah” , and what he created after the encounter with the classic NCC – 1701…

Klingon Missions

None this time.

 

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Hello all, in moving along with the UGC Sector project, we are going to focus our next call on the story of the sector.

 

The current time is tomrrow, Saturday July 12 at 7:00PM PDT.

 

More information (including agenda and notes) and discussion for this call can be conducted on the SBUGC forums at the following thread: http://starbaseugc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=383

 

This call is open to any and all interested authors. It will be held on Skype, so if you don’t have an account already feel free to make one and add RogueEnterprise to your contacts.  Hope to see many of you there!

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As of this morning EDT, the editor appears to be offline. No announcement has been given for this as of this writing, nor has any timeframe for restoration. We will update as information becomes available.

 

Update: Moments ago a post was made to the forums by frost detailing the issue: “We had to shut down editing last night as there was nasty reoccurring crash affecting the Foundry’s data management system. They’re working on getting that fixed so we can get Foundry editing back up and running. More updates as the situation unfolds.

 

Update 2: Another post from Frost: Current ETA is Thursday (7/10) morning, barring any unforeseen complications.

More as it comes in, but lets see if we can get lucky and its tomorrow.

Update 3: The present patch notes for tomorrow (7/10/2014) state that: “Resolved a number of issues causing crashes within the Foundry System. Foundry functions will be turned back on.” More to follow when we know.

Update 4: When the server came back online, editing was restored. Situation normal, prepare for the next tragedy :)

 

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Hello everyone,

I’d like to take just a moment of your time and invite all of you to Stonewall Fleet’s Fifth Annual Pride Weekend on July 12th & 13th.  You may remember the event from my guest blog last year, Celebrating Diversity in Star Trek.

Stonewall Fleet is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight ally (GLBTA) fleet and this weekend is our annual pride celebrations.  This season is a time of great celebration for the GLBT community as we remember the Stonewall Rebellion, for which Stonewall Fleet is named.  The Stonewall Rebellion were a series of riots 1969 that started the current Gay & Lesbian Rights Movement that not only affected the GLBT community, but the entire world.  Our Pride Weekend is about bringing together all of the STO community and celebrating our diversity; a goal that goes hand in hand with Trek.

Back in 2011, one of our best and more prolific authors, @Alimac30, wrote an impassioned piece on how important the Foundry is to the community. At Stonewall Fleet, we know the value of the Foundry in telling stories.  That’s why every year since the Foundry has been in STO, we’ve featured a mission created by one of our members including The Spirits of Ramok Nor by @Alimac30, The Wounded Wolf by @Akrilon, and Operation Demon Storm by @Eurrsk.  This year, we will be featuring Adrift by @Midnighttlc.

We would be honored for you to join us this weekend in celebrating Pride.  Come PvP with us, run some STFs, or join up for Adrift!  You’d be more than welcome!!  Please check out the entire schedule of events here (http://fleet.stonewallgaming.net/pride) and join the STOPride channel to participate in the events.  Can’t wait to see you there!

@NicholasJohn16
Fleet Admiral
Stonewall Fleet

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Tacofangs suggested that a thread be created for the top 20 foundry maps to be suggested as new additions. Shortly after, Drogyn made a top 10 costume thread you can vote at as well.

Here are each of the threads.

 

Top 20 foundry maps.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1160571

 

Top 10 foundry costumes

 

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=1160941

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Extraction” replay by @nak3dsnke

Deep Space

Clean and well written dialogue with choices.

Excellent Trigger work

Byzantine

Nothing major to note.

Bridge

Nothing major to note.


Instillation

Nothing major to note.

 

This is a replay of one of the first missions I ever reviewed. It is simple as it was one of Snake’s first missions I believe. It has been so long since I tested it I cannot really remember my initial review. Despite the simplicity, this is a well written and clean piece. It is good to see the amount of plays it has gotten.

5/5

 

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Cold Remembrance by @nikkojt

I had to read a previous review to find the starting location. Make sure to always put the starting location in every bit of introduction dialogue you can.

Docking Ring

Nothing major to note.


Romulus

I like this map, well made.

The station has its default foundry name listing. Suggest changing it.

Romulan Station

Optional dialogue is good.


Tal Shiar Attack

Nothing major to note.

This is a short and simple mission. I do agree with others that it would have been nice if there had been more to it. But what there is, works. Just a few minor issues. The mission is well written and very clean.

I gave 5/5 simply for it’s polished feel.

Good job, keep it up!

 

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Unsung: Inferno by @Starfarertheta
(No pic this time.
Opening Dialogue

Always well written and informative as always.


The Unsung Battlefield


The captain you meet up with does not say her name. She only says captain.



Badlands

Nothing major to note.


Conduit Station

Nothing major to note.


Conduit


An Epic battle.

Aftermath


Nothing major to note.


You may have noticed the lack of much commentary here, mainly because there are almost no errors.

Star has crafted another masterpiece here. There is so much optional content and the amount of possible paths one can take requires MANY playthroughs, providing a unique experience every time. He has proven himself a mastery of detail. 

If you love the open-ended style missions with lots of bonus content, this is a perfect candidate, as are his other missions.

Easy 5/5,

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Shadows of Methuselah by @helixfungus


Be Prepared for the review of a lifetime! Be Prepared for sensational suggestions!

Helix requested I do a more in-depth review and help find as many typos as I could.



Opening dialogue
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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

Foundry Spotlights return with new addition, 404 Error: Admiral Not Found” by Dougglendower
Smirk hints at a Foundry “Scheme” coming in the near future
Voting closes for Foundry Challenge #9: The Mirror of Romulus

– REVIEWS —————————————————————-

The Coalition by Sarroway
The Wrong Side of the Rift by Antiborg
Rescue 102 by Rellimtime82
The Dragon Hunt by dragonkata81

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

Drogyn and Mark offer their take from last week’s exploration removal discussion
Mark talks about what he’d like to see brought into the Foundry from the Exploration maps
Conveying narrative without dialog
Foundry mission collaboration
Inherent bias in reviews
We answer a few questions from a new player

Join us live Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable

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Taken from today’s patch notes.

  • Numerous ships have been added to the ship costume creator:
    • Armitage, Thunderchild, Venture, Regent, Gladius, Sao Paulo, Exeter, Tempest, Rhode Island, Bellerophon, Aventine, Rademaker, Vesta, Avenger.
  • TOS Dress and Medical uniform have been added to the ground costume creator.
  • The display names have been updated for the Akira family of ships.
  • The interact for star cluster sector doors can now be used for Foundry missions.
    • Star Cluster maps still cannot be accessed.
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Mission Title : Rescue 102
Author : @Rellimtime82
Faction : Federation
Level Requirements : 31+

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The Dragon Hunt by@dragonkata1

I played this mission at level 16 as recommended by the author. This was done on my new tactical Caitian on elite mode.



Azure Approach

Well written dialogue establishes a back story for the species we are about to encounter.

Well made map.

Azure Nebula First Battle

The Romulan reinforcements loop the warp-in animation if left alone. I suggest just having them spawn normally without an animation.

The dialogue provides more variety should the player wish to learn more about this new species. Nice touch.

Also a nicely made map.

Drakkathii Prime

A well made map.

I like the inclusion of their own unique ships.


The Nexus


Nothing major to note.


Departure

You could potentially have this dialogue at the end of the previous map and make the loading screen be the “warping” to the colony. This saves loading time.

Restus

Nothing major to note.

Restus Ground

Excellent work on giving the sense of a destroyed town.

Restus Departure

Nothing major to note.

Payreer System


Nothing major to note.


U.S.S. Katherine

Excellent effects to simulate a ship under extreme stress.


Payreer Escape

Some ships loop the warp-in animation. Suggest changing this to no animation.

I.K.S. Kryas

Fun and tough battles on elite mode here.

Skyfire

Nothing major to note.

Klingon Offensive


A fun final battle.


Overall opinion: I have been lucky with finding a string of first-timer missions that are amazing. This one is no exception. Taking at least 60 minutes, this mission is excellent for those who enjoy those long trek adventures. The author has meticulously crafted a large mission with so much polish, I honestly could not tell it was his first one had he not said it before. Dialogue is written very well. Maps are excellent and serve their purpose.

This is easily 5/5. You have a great foundry career ahead of you. I look forward to your next mission.

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