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As if on cue…  The Foundry Endeavour is back! 

The Current In-game Endeavor is to play a Foundry Mission.

This should run through the weekend, so make sure to run through a mission to get some extra XP, and some special stuff out of the Bonus Box.

It can be completed once per account

Possible Endeavor Prize Pack Rewards

 

Details are in the link and rules are on the forums but a T6 infinity ship is up for grabs for one of you creative types out there. Go forth and make awesome!

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/10983603

Since 2011, when Star Trek Online was still young, and Foundry was introduced on the Tribble server, the game has evolved and grown in some significant and exciting ways. This latest expansion was a resounding success, especially with players for whom Deep Space Nine has always been a particular favorite. The meandering Iconian War storyline is a distant memory, and it seems that story development has hit its stride. With the announcement that we will have a new Discovery addition in the Fall, players have a solid indicator that STO will live on well into the future. That being said, things are not so rosy for a broken and sadly neglected Foundry.

In March of 2011, Foundry finally went live on Holodeck, STO’s main game server. The player base was intended to be used as guinea pigs to gauge reaction to, and use of, this User Generated Content(UGC) creator before they released a bigger and debatably better UGC Editor in the highly anticipated Neverwinter. Things did not work out as expected.
While players in STO went right to work building story content, Cryptic went to work promoting and focusing both developer and player attention to Foundry. Ideas were coming fast and furious. There were conference calls between the Executive Producer and our humble organization, as we were the first official Foundry-centric community. There was so much excitement for what was possible and what Foundry could become. Nearly all of the first original authors were members of StarbaseUGC.

As the months went by Foundry exploded, as more and more players became authors. Podcasts sprung up. There were shows broadcast and articles published to review the newest missions. STO was onboard choosing monthly Spotlight missions that the chosen authors considered a point of pride, and a badge of honor. Authors made trailers for missions in an attempt to get plays. It was healthy competition at its best. Members of StarbaseUGC got together and published the first truly collaborative series of missions with the release of Purity, which was immediately spotlit by Cryptic. StarbaseUGC had a booth in the vendor’s room at Star Trek Las Vegas in 2012. With all of this attention and participation came great UGC content. Authors learned to do amazing things with the Foundry editor, and in many cases, coaxing it to perform above and beyond its limitations. It was a great time to be both player and author. This was Foundry’s Golden Age. continue reading…

Hello All.

With the Risian Event going on I thought I’d remind some authors that it might be worthwhile to try and obtain a floater on your Foundry Character for Testing.

This is only doable if you have gotten your Foundry Editor Character to at least Level 11.

Then Choose the Risa System as a start location for a mission and then hit the “Play from beginning” Button from the Story Tree Editor. This should toss you out in sector space near Risa, and you can then head to the summer event map from there.

Be Advised you will be in a special instance and completely alone, so it should make it a little bit easier to get the Favors required.

So the foundry, at least mission play I have not been able to get off work in order to check more, is available. There are at least issues with objects not having their textures and being invisible so as with any update. Check missions and see what’s what. And remember if you can leave reviews….don’t for right now.

Update: I am informed the editor is available.

Its that time again folks where we get a significant downtime(as far as the server goes, probably 6 hours if true to form) and with it the high probability of instability, daily patches and of course, downtime for the foundry and a wait time before a republish begins.

If this is the case, and I cannot say with 100% certainty it will as I have not gotten confirmation back from my multiple requests, it is probably going to happen and DON’T PANIC. It has happened before and will happen again.

So tonight I suggest wrappi g up any loose ends you have, make copies of any texts you might want to work on offline while the editor is down, and maybe try out the new things.

#VictoryMayBeLifeBut

#AllGloryToTheFounders!

The Current In-game Endeavor is to play a Foundry Mission.

This should run through the weekend, so make sure to run through a mission to get some extra XP, and some special stuff out of the Bonus Box.

It can be completed once per account

Possible Endeavor Prize Pack Rewards

 

The title says it all but the editor for The Foundry on Holodeck has been really able. Go forth and create!

It’ll probably take the better part of the weekend, but republishing was apparently enabled today.

Check out @Tumerboy’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Tumerboy/status/983462142090166274?s=09

Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman, DuncanIdaho and Greendragoon.

In episode 187 we cover the first release of details for the upcoming expansion Victory is Life.

With the triumphant return of Starbase UGC, it’s time to start posting once again!

The Foundry Roundtable, a pod- and video-cast dedicated to the Foundry for Star Trek Online, will be posting each episode as it is released. We broadcast live at www.twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable at 4:30 p.m. (U.S. Pacific Time) on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to join in our live chatroom. Episodes go up on our Youtube Channel the following week.

In our latest show, “Episode 186: Foundry Meta” we talk about new ships recently added to the Foundry, as well as the latest spotlight, the Foundry Challenge winner, the new 3-D ship printing and much more.

 

Also check out our tutorial series Foundational Foundry and The Discovery Roundtable, an episode by episode discussion show for Star Trek Discovery from the perspective of Foundry authors and Star Trek Online players.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel!

From Star Trek Online:

The Foundry is a special program within Star Trek Online that allows users to make their own episodes, playable by other Captains within STO. To access it, open your Mission Journal, and select “Foundry,” at the top. Every month, we like to spotlight a particularly interesting or unique mission for all of you to experience. This time, we’re spotlighting “Time Will Tell,” by XR-377.

Time Will Tell (ID: ST-HG930DWIE) is a KDF mission that begins when a mysterious anomaly appears in the Kahless Expanse, and takes its captains on a journey through time, space, and a plot that has its tongue firmly planted in cheek. I don’t want to spoil too many of its twists and turns, but be sure to keep a sharp eye out as you play, especially for some of the character names.

Got a mission you think is worthy of being spotlighted in one of our monthly blogs? Submit it to us! After you’ve built it in the editor, there’s an option to submit it for Spotlighting when you export. We hope you enjoy Time Will Tell, and we’ll see you in game, Captains.

Repairs continue on all levels of the starbase, well mostly I am trying to get all the bits to play nice again in this new day, its a bit like the season finale of TNG season 1 when all the cryogenic frozen hewmons were dealing with the 24th century. Anyways, its worth noting this new age also features Foundry Spotlights. Many thanks to STO’s Community Manager Ambassador Kael for going forth and getting these spotlit. The 2 most recent entries are:

“In the Shadow of MIDAS: Part 1” by GreenDragoon and “The Hundredth” by NCC-89471

Congratulations to these guys and all the future authors who shall be spotlit.

 

So….things have happened. We are operating on partial main power and if I were to go by the book, days would seem like days. There is yet life in the old girl.

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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 and Greendragoon, with special guest DuncanIdaho.

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NEWS

  • Voting for the AEI Senior Staff continues: Current Poll Strategic Operations Officer

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • DuncanIdaho has 2 new missions out, but he’s not stopping there.

REVIEWS

  • Photonomy 6: Dying of the Light by Drogyn1701
  • Better to Have Loved and Lost by Cecil0812

DISCUSSION

  • Educating new authors on Foundry theory
  • Tech Topic: NPC Group Alliances

EXTERNAL LINKS

  • Massively Overthinking: The Curse of Plaer-generated MMO Content: http://massivelyop.com/2016/03/03/massively-overthinking-the-curse-of-player-generated-mmo-content
  • AEI Voting Poll – Strategic Operations Officer: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1211993/aei-starbase-magellan-crew-voting-strategic-operations-officer/

 

We livestream on Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable with episodes launching the following Monday.

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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Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman and Greendragoon, with special guest PaxFederatica.

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NEWS

  • New Odyssey variants now live

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • PaxFederatica has been working on his new mission, Mirrorball, which is due out in late March/early April.
  • Dragoon posted his Agamemnon Bridge map on the StarbaseUGC forums. He’s also been optimizing assets in one of his interior maps in Part 3.
  • Mark explains the troubles of fixing his first mission.
  • Drogyn is in a TOS mood and has a few ideas for a mission set in that era.

REVIEWS

  • Photonomy 5: Hidden in Shadows by Bazag
  • TOS The Mind Trap by Velocitor

DISCUSSION

  • We look at Sirboulevard’s Odyssey Lounge map
  • Story pacing in a six part mission arc
  • When planning multi-part arcs, how much do you plan in advance?
  • Star Trek Mad Libs

EXTERNAL LINKS

  • Dragoon’s Agamemnon Bridge: http://starbaseugc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=442
  • AEI Starbase Magellin Crew Voting: http://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1211993/aei-starbase-magellan-crew-voting-chief-of-security/p1

 

We livestream on Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable with episodes launching the following Monday.

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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Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman and Greendragoon, with special guest DuncanIdaho.

Watch on YouTube

 

Subscribe on iTunes

 

NEWS

  • Tribble Patch notes: Odyssey additions changes

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • DuncanIdaho continuing work on his distant future mission.
  • Drogyn has been musing on what happened to Memory Alpha.
  • Mark has been planning improvements to his Otha Patrol mission.

DISCUSSION

  • UGC after development ends
  • World building, Tolkien Style
  • A final review of the Starbase Magellan maps

Community Question

  • If the game was being put into maintenance mode, but the devs had just enough time to add one new feature to the Foundry before development ended, what feature would you ask for?

 

We livestream on Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable with episodes launching the following Monday.

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

roundtableSUGCbanner

Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman and Greendragoon, with special guest, DuncanIdaho.

Watch on Youtube:

 

Subscribe on iTunes

NEWS

  • New T6 Flagships
  • ZeroniousRex updates on getting an empty map into the Foundry
  • Update of the removal of Investgate Officer Reports and Rewards changes

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • DuncanIdaho is working on two new exploration missions. His latest mission, Trident, Part 1, is available.
  • Dragoon talks a new story idea.

REVIEWS

  • Photonomy 4: Pride & Luminance by johnnysnowball
  • Warbirds & Zombies by patcrow
  • Featured Episode: Time and Tide

DISCUSSION

  • Working with missions set in extreme time periods
  • Stealing the Enterprise
  • STO villains

 

We livestream on Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable with episodes launching the following Monday.

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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Welcome to the Foundry Roundtable, a weekly podcast dedicated to Foundry missions, mission building and other UGC issues starring Foundry authors Drogyn1701, Markhawkman and Greendragoon, with special guest, Maria “ZeroniousRex” Rosseau.

Watch on Youtube

 

Subscribe on iTunes

NEWS

  • Update on the Foundry Exploration Initative.
  • The official FEI station name and the mission tag has been selected!
  • Submit your nominations for FEI station personnel

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • Drogyn shows off a new space station map inspired by Mass Effect 3.

DISCUSSION

  • We talk about the launch of STO.
  • Successful Foundry challenges
  • Working within a limited scope
  • Working on new NPC groups
  • Hypothetical Neverwinter/STO crossover
  • Planning STO’s overarching timeline
  • STO’s new writer and environmental artist
  • Empty Foundry maps
  • Zero asks questions of the hosts
  • Challenges of adding races
  • The Memory Alpha revemp, Children of Khan and other cut content
  • The upcoming Foundry Feature
  • Zero’s weekly livestream
  • Zero talks about her Foundry missions
  • Zero tells us how she first got on the STO team
  • Zero’s silly Foundry NPCs

EXTERNAL LINKS

 

We livestream on Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable with episodes launching the following Monday.

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