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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 and returning former co-host, HippieJohn.

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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

Tribble has been brought down in preparation for Delta Rising testing
The Foundry featured on MMORPG.com’s Top 5 UGC List
The Foundry feature request poll has completed

– REVIEWS —————————————————————-

Adrift by Midnighttic (STOAdmiralAaron)
Federation Spies by Mignard

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

We talk about UGC systems in other games
We go over our thoughts on feature additions to the Foundry
Dragoon recounts meeting Kestrel at GenCon
Tips for finding typos in your missions
What makes up the Star Trek “feel” and how can we bring that to the Foundry?

– COMMUNITY ————————————————————

Do you have experience with another UGC quest system?
What makes Star Trek, Trek, and what of those can be translated to the Foundry?

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

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, Castmodean.

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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

The Foundry Lag has been fixed!
Massive costume update inbound
A new Foundry tag, Quarters
Foundry Challenge #9 winner announced: Mirror Nova
Smirk is looking for KDF missions to spotlight
Steve “SalamiInferno” Ricossa comments on a Foundry plan to make it more visible

– REVIEWS —————————————————————-

The Sacred Lie by LordLucavi
Orders, Part III by RogueEnterprise

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

We recap our experiences from Star Trek: Las Vegas as well as our thoughts on Delta Rising
When is it better to not explain story elements?

– LINKS ———————————————————————-

We’ve release 3 LivePlays from the First Foundry Weekend. Check them out here:
LivePlay – Valley of the Shadow II – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew994d6wyxs
LivePlay – Terrors of the Past – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mA335dLAM0
LivePlay – The Far Wanderer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ctqhv9KOh0
Join us live Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable

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Hello everyone interested in the in development UGC sector project! It looks like the call for the previous week fell through for a variety of reasons, so I’m going to reschedule it for this coming Saturday, 8/23 at 1100 PDT.

 

We are going to follow up from the last discussion and try to lock down some additional story elements.

 

As usual, everyone is welcome. Add “RogueEnterprise” on Skype and let me know on Saturday when you’re ready to join the discussion.

 

Find out more details including the agenda in the sbugc forums: http://starbaseugc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=398

Skype call 8/16/14 @ 11

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

 

Starfleet Missions

 

“VARIANCE”

by @STOAdmiralAaron

Level 46+

Your mission is to save the timeline from a power-crazed madman. Admiral Aaron and the crew of the Northstar are counting on the success of this mission.

 

“A Strange New World”

by @aiden089

Any Level

You have returned to Starfleet Academy to collect some forgotten possessions, but not everything is as it seems. You will travel to the edge of known space and battle a whole new civilisation born not of this universe.

 

“Tal Shiar Saga”

by @captainanderson6

Level 41+

You are back to dealing with past enemies, you will travel to new secret locations of the Romulan Star impire known as the Tal Shiar, you will engage in battle, make new friends, and work with old friends.

 

Klingon Missions

 

None this time.

 

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

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The Current spotlight mission is “Mirror Nova” by afalconer. It is the winner of Foundry Challenge #9 The Mirror of Romulus!

Faction: Federation

Level Requirement: 16+

Mission Summary: When you go on a rescue mission, you find yourself pulled into the Mirror Universe, a universe where the Remans are the dominant race and have subjugated the Romulans. Now they have turned their gaze to your universe. How far are you willing to go to protect all you hold dear?

((To play this Foundry mission, log onto a Federation or Romulan allied with the Federation character, open your Mission Journal (J), and click on ‘Hail’ under the section labeled ‘FOUNDRY’ in the “Overview” tab. You will see that this Foundry mission is spotlighted in that section.))

For more information about the Foundry, including how to play community-authored Foundry missions and resources on how to create your own mission, check out this Guest Blog.

 

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As the title says. You are now able to use the new costumes added to the foundry.

 

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Hello everyone interested in the in development UGC sector project!

 

We are going to have the next call this weekend, Saturday 8/16 at 1100 PDT on Skype to follow up from last week’s discussion and try to lock down some additional story elements.

 

As usual, everyone is welcome. Add “RogueEnterprise” on Skype and let me know on Saturday when you’re ready to join the discussion.

 

Find out more details including the agenda in the sbugc forums: http://starbaseugc.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=398

Skype call 8/16/14 @ 11

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

 

Starfleet Missions

 

“Orders – Part III”

by @RogueEnterprise

Level 50+

Play the epic conclusion to the Orders trilogy, as you attempt to bring the perpetrators of the tragic occurrences on the forbidden world of Terlara to justice.

 

“Rescue 102″

by @rellimtime82

Level 31+

Peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire is on the horizon, so is the possibility of death. With the rescue of Commander Heart and Ambassador Fe’reth, the conference continues as scheduled. Will the peace conference go without a hitch; or will opposing forces bring the conference to a hault?

 

“Timeless”

by @wildkazoo

Level 41+

Your success with recovering the data from Starbase 82 in Foothold has brought you to the attention of Admiral Boatwright. He is calling on you to venture into a system laden with mysterious temporal anomalies and rescue the crews of two missing starships. What is to be found in the Maro System? What dangers lurk in a system fraught with time?

 

“Nova Roma”

by @SirBoulevard

Level unknown

Sela is missing. Hakeev is dead. The Republic has risen and the Star Empire is falling. Deliver the death blow to the Empire alongside the Republic’s best and brightest and end the tyranny of the Tal Shiar.

 

“Nova Core Exploration”

by @akurie

Level unknown

 

“The Covenant Parts 1 & 2″

by @logitech007

Level 31+

 

“Explore Delta Volanis 4171C”

by @rekuzion

Level 31+

This is meant as an exploration cluster mission with a little more oopmph than what Cryptic gave us in the past.

 

“Exploration: Delta Volanis One”

by @hippiejohn
Any Level
Meant as a very, simple exploration type mission in the style of old Genesis missions.

Klingon Missions

 

None this time.

 

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Mission name: Epohh’s Day

Author: @voporak

Faction: Fed

A simple visit to New Romulus for a holiday takes a turn for the worse when disaster strikes. However, as events start repeating themselves, you realize you’re not just trapped in catastrophe… you’re trapped in Epohh’s Day!

This Groundhog’s Day-inspired mission comes to you Star Trek style, with lots of fun, optional accolades, and a health dose of Mimey.

Trailer:

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Greetings True Believers! I wanted to share with you my plans for a new foundry contest I am calling “Secret Agents“!

 

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The dates have not yet been finalized, but I wanted to go ahead and let you know about it early so you could start formulating ideas and even building parts of the mission as you see fit.

 

The premise: In the Romulan Republic mission named “Mind Game“, you are captured by the Tal Shiar and they try to brainwash/recruit you into their ranks. The official story is that you resist and escape. But what if the official story was a lie? What if their brainwashing actually worked, or you willingly agreed to join their ranks? This is the premise of the “Secret Agents” contest. You create a story where you are playing as secret agent of the Tal Shiar in the Romulan Republic.

 

Of course every great contest has a great reward, and in case fame and foundry tips arent enough, the winner will also get a vintage 1997 Playmates Romulan Bird of Prey!

 

romulan bird of prey

*Please note this is a stock photo.

 

Now as mentioned above, the contest dates are not yet finalized. This is mainly due to an upcoming update of many new costumes, which I’m sure people will want to use in their missions. There was also recently a community map poll that resulted in several Romulan maps in the top 10 results, and Tumerboy/Tacofangs will hopefully be adding many of these in the near future. Due to this I do not yet want to put a hard date on when this contest will end, although I’m currently thinking towards the end of this year.

 

If you have any questions please reply to this post and look forward to more details in the future. In the mean time, start forming ideas for your mission, and lets all thank Zeroniusrex for the new costumes and Tumerboy/Tacofangs for the upcoming map additions!

 

PS: if anyone from Cryptic is reading this, please consider this humble request; since we cannot create official “romulan faction” foundry missions, please add a “Romulan” tag. That way people can at least easily search for any missions that were created specifically for Romulan players, such as this contests’s missions. Thanks =)

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Have you heard about the STO Player Housing Project? If not, read about it here:

 

http://starbaseugc.com/index.php/trailers/essential-viewing/the-sto-player-housing-project/

 

And now we have an important update: Zeroniusrex has added the QUARTERS tag to the mission search tool(currently on Tribble test server), which will make it much easier to search specifically for(or exclude) player housing projects from the normal mission list.

So once this tag makes it to holodeck, if you create a housing project map be sure to ask your friends to TAG it with the new QUARTERS tag.

 

Thank you to Zeroniusrex for adding this feature!

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  • Added the following costume options to the Costume Editor:
    • All Factions:
      • Undine Armor
      • Counter Command Exo Armor
      • Voth Armor
      • Omega Force Uniform
      • Kit Pieces
      • Risian Beachcomber Outfit
      • Risian Explorer Outfit
      • Risian Sunglasses
      • Risian Flower Accessories
      • Hirogen Armor
      • Risian Floaters
      • Winter Coats
      • Winter Jackets
      • Ferengi outfits
      • Vedek Robes
      • Tholian Silk Robes
      • Romulan Senate Robes
      • Khan’s Outfit
      • Dyson Sphere Uniforms
      • Temporal Agent Uniforms
      • Miner outfits
      • EV Suits
    • Federation:
      • TNG Season 1 Uniform
      • TNG Season 1 Admiral Uniform
      • TOS Dress Uniforms and Badges
      • M.A.C.O. Armor
      • Wells Uniform
      • Racing Uniform
      • Section 31 Uniform
      • Jupiter Uniforms
      • Open Jacket Variants of Uniforms
      • Bajoran Militia Uniform
      • Mobile Emitter
      • Rank Pips
        • Wells
        • TNG Season 1
        • Bajoran Militia
    • Romulan:
      • Reman Nemesis
      • Romulan 22nd Century Uniform
      • Romulan Tal Shiar Uniform
      • Romulan Neutral Uniform
    • KDF:
      • Honor Guard Uniform
      • Korath Uniform
      • Veteran Uniforms
  • Several UGC contacts and NPC extras are now wearing the Odyssey tactical uniform.
  • Renamed the superfluous Destiny Class vessel to Avenger.
  • Bare calves option now available for male Foundry costumes.
  • Updated the display names for the Earth Space Dock template maps in the Foundry.
  • It is now possible to tag projects as category Quarters, for your entire player housing and crew quarter’s needs.
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From Smirk’s post.

 

Join STO Community Manager CaptainSmirk this Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 12PM PDT (click here for your local time) for his Livestream featuring the winner of our latest Foundry Challenge!

The votes are in, and we are proud to bring you a special play through of the winning mission, Mirror Nova by Afalconer. Congrats to our winner!

This mission is an incredible entry to our latest Foundry Challenge #9 – The Mirror of Romulus. take a look at the fate of the Romulan Star Empire and it’s subjects in this trip into the Mirror Universe, authored by one of Star Trek Online’s own UGC Foundry Authors!

We will have our crew ready to answer your questions and give out prizes* during the show.

*To be eligible to win, you only need to be logged in to Twitch and chat the keyword that we’ll ask players to post (in addition to us saying it verbally, we’ll post it in chat so you can copy and paste it) right before each giveaway.

Link to our Twitch Livestream channel.

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If you are new to the foundry, here is a brief tutorial that well help you create your own house for the STO Player Housing Project. This may look complicated, but just take 1 step at a time and you will be done in less than 15 minutes.

1) At the character select screen, click the “Create Content” on top of the character list.

2) Create your foundry character.

3) Once in the foundry editor, click the “New Project” button at the top

4) Name your project(and remember to include “Player Housing Project” in the title).

5) Once your project has loaded, click the “Maps” button on the left side.

6) Click the “create map” button at the top.

7) Name your map, and select map type. For the purpose of this tutorial select “indoor” from the drop down menu, and select “Federation” on the faction drop down menu.

8) For the purpose of this tutorial select the map named “Federation Interior 2″ and click the “create” button in the bottom right corner.

9) Now that you have a map to work on, click the “Story” tab on the top left menu.

10) From the story screen you will see your map listed on the right side menu. Click and drag your map below the “Grant Mission Dialog” box.

11) Choose where your mission starts by clicking the button “Whole Map” on the gray box and selecting the start point you want. For the purpose of this tutorial select “Earth Spacedock” on the left.

12) Now select the specific door on ESD that will go to your mission. For the purpose of this tutorial click “Ops Door – North”, which will appear underneath the Transporter Icon on the map legend. Click “OK” in the bottom corner.

13) Add an objective to your map. For the purpose of this tutorial click and drag the “Interact with Object” icon on the right menu into the green “Project Map” box.

14) Go back to your map by clicking the “Maps” tab on the left side menu. On the top right corner of the screen you should see a tab named “Unplaced” with a little alert icon. Click this tab, click on the default object listed in the menu and drag it to the center room on your map.

15) Go back to the “Story” tab and fill in the missing items. Start at the top by selecting a costume for the “Grant Mission Dialog” box. You can simply select the first costume which is an academy cadet. Now type something like “Go visit my house” in the dialog area.

16) Now type something in the dialog section of the grey box below like “Welcome to my house”. Now go below to the green “Project Map” box, and type something simple in each of the lines with the yellow alert next to them.

17) Finally, go back to the “Project” tab on the left side menu and type something for your mission description. Be sure to tell people where to go to start your mission. For this tutorial you would need to tell them to go to Earth Spacedock, then go to the door below the transporter icon on the map legend.

You have now created a simple functional mission that can be published. However, the entire purpose of the Player Housing Project is to actually create your own house! So once you have a basic functional mission, simply go back to the map you created and add any kind of decorations to the room you may want. There are many different kinds of objects to choose from, so there are endless possibilities for creating something unique.

Hopefully this helps you get started =D

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As much as I love STO, it is not the only game I play. And as it turns out, another game I play is adding a player housing system. The way their housing system will work is, in a nutshell, you buy a house on the planet you want, you pay to unlock rooms and decoration, and you can list your house in a public directory for other people to come check out whenever they feel like it.

Well, this got me to thinking, and STO’s foundry pretty much offers players that exact same thing, except we dont even have to pay for it! So with all of that in mind, I’d like to start something called The STO Player Housing Project. It works very simply: you create a house for yourself in the foundry, and then you share it with the community!

If you would like to participate in the Player Housing Project, here are the 3 easy steps:

1) Get in the foundry and create your house.

2) Publish the mission.

3) Tell your friends and fleet mates! And be sure to ask them to TAG your mission with the newly added PLAYER QUARTERS tag.

Now, here are a few things to keep in mind when creating your house:

A) make sure you clearly state in your mission description WHERE TO GO to access the house(aka the mission starting point).

B) keep in mind that you are not creating a real “mission”, just a house for people to check out(so no long mission objectives).

C) your project will be under the “review” tab until a certain number of people have “played” the mission(but people can still check it out right away).

Now what would be REALLY great is if some kind soul at Cryptic would add a “player housing” tag to the mission search feature. This would allow people to search exclusively for player houses, or to EXCLUDE them from their search results if they dont want to see them at all.

This has now been done! Thanks to Zeroniusrex!!!

And speaking of REALLY great, wouldnt it be fun if our community manager picked a really cool house to highlight every month? I think so =P

Anyway, thats the basic idea. So go create your house! =D

PS: If you like this idea and would like to see some “official” support like I mentioned above with the foundry tag or house spotlight, tweet this page to @trekonlinegame and @pwecaptainsmirk

 

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In this episode, we say farewell to Hippiejohn who is leaving for personal reasons.

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– FOUNDRY NEWS ——————————————————

The Foundry editor is still suffering heavy lag
The Map Request poll has now been closed
Stoked Radio interviewed Al “Captain Geko” Rivera and talked about Exploration, the Foundry and a possible reputation system

– REVIEWS —————————————————————-

In the Shadow of MIDAS, Part 2 (Beta Version) by Greendragoon

– DISCUSSION ————————————————————

We discuss our thoughts on Geko’s Foundry reputation proposal
Monetization of the Foundry
Tech Topic: How to properly direct players to your mission door?
Tech Topic: Methods of faking randomization
Preparing Drogyn for Star Trek Las Vegas

– EXTERNAL LINKS —————————————————–

G&T Show: http://www.gandtshow.com/

We won’t have a regular show for the next two weeks due to Star Trek Las Vegas.
Join us live Wednesdays at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST on twitch.tv/thefoundryroundtable

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

 

Starfleet Missions

“Into the Badlands… Again”

by @Captain_TK17

Level 31+

Starfleet Command lost contact with the U.S.S. Aeolia in the Badlands during a survey mission. You are needed to discover what happened to it.

 

Klingon Missions

None this time
 

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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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