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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.

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.

*UPDATE: As of 6:20 it looks as though editing and missions are back online!*

 

As of the end of maintenance this afternoon, 1/21/2016, the Foundry has been taken offline for a yet to be determined length of time. Trendy posted the following in the official forums:

Hey folks!

With our update and everything coming up, we will once against temporarily be disabling UGC in STO in order to do Anniversary stuff and… other things. Also I have some Foundry stuff that I’m planning, but that’s me being a tease.

~Morrigan “LaughingTrendy”

So its possible we could be looking at downtime through the length of the anniversary event, so potentially a month, though this is all speculative at this point.  It is worth noting the, and other stuff, so maybe we will have some goodies coming up?

 

and speaking of goodies, there was this in the patch notes for tribble on 1/20/2016:

Foundry:

  • Added a small Omega Molecule as a Detail object.

  • Added a closed Dyson Sphere door as a Detail object.

  • Updated the Dyson template map:

    • The pointy down bits aren’t simultaneously open and closed now.

    • Removed the invisible collision around the platform in the main room.

so time will tell, it always does.

 

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.

Watch on Youtube:

 

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NEWS

  • Recent Foundry Discussions

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • Dragoon shows off a ship interior map from Part 3.
  • Drogyn describes his new exploration mission.

MISSION REVIEWS

  • Photonomy 1: Fiat Lux by Castmodean

DISCUSSION

  • Foundry Exploration Initiative
  • Tech Topic: Building the FEI station space map

COMMUNITY QUESTION

  • What door do you think the FEI should use?
  • What are your thoughts on the FEI’s space map?

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

StarbaseUGC’s new six episode series, PHOTONOMY is now playable on Holodeck in Star Trek Online. We have posted a website dedicated to the series, with media corresponding to each episode. It is our hope that it will enhance immersion into the story and characters. Head over to www.sbugcseries.com to find news reports and communications with Starfleet Command. It is, and always has been, our goal to further the development of story content in Star Trek Online’s Foundry. We’re also in the chat at almost any hour to provide assistance to authors of any skill level.

We hope you enjoy the series, and take advantage of the original content on the website. Thanks for playing.

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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, Wininoid.

This is our last episode before the holidays. We’ll be officially returning January 6th. However, we may do an impromptu livestream or two as schedules allow. Keep an eye on our twitter feed, @foundryroundtab, for any updates.

Watch on YouTube:

 

Subscribe on iTunes

NEWS

  • Zeroniousrex expressed willingness to add Cryptic NPCs that aren’t available as stock NPCs
  • Player Herald ships have been added to the Foundry costume editor

IN THE FOUNDRY

  • Drogyn, Mark and Dragoon have been otherwise distracted by the Winter Wonderland.
  • Wininoid talks about his new exploration mission he’s working on.

DISCUSSION

  • Drogyn reviews some of the new additions to the Foundry in 2015
  • Is it better to use a high-traffic, but cluttered Foundry door or a more remote but exclusive Foundry door?
  • We lay out an idea for the next Foundry anthology: The Alliance Exploration Initiative.

COMMUNITY QUESTION

  • What do you think of the idea for the Alliance Exploration Initiative? What would like to see?

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

As of this morning’s early maintenance (For the American Thanksgiving holiday that will occupy the normal maintenance period) editing of Foundry missions has been turned back on. As of this writing reviews have not been checked to see if they are turned back on as well.

 

It’s our Author Profile show for August. This time, we highlight the work of Drogyn1701. We discuss his mission Under Grey Skies, as well as StarbaseUGC’s six mission series. Our Trek Take 5 discussion focuses on TNG’s The Inner Light. We also announced the winner of our $10,000,000 prize giveaway, and Robert Downey Jr. pays us a surprise visit in the studio(not really). So tune in for all the excitement. You won’t be disappointed. Well, you won’t be very disappointed. I suppose it all depends on what you’re expecting. I’m not a mind reader. Listen anyway. It’s a good episode.

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Fed sided solo mission.

Lvl 51+

Space combat only with some dialogs to spice it up.

The Vaadwaur hacked a Transwarp hub to invade Vulcan sector. Your ship must rise up to the call: Your ship has been assigned to 24th Starfleet Counterstrike Squadron. Your immediate goal is to seal shut or destroy the hub in Bhea system, along with any Vaadwaur forces you encounter.
You will be assisted by Reman Fourth Phalanx.

Entry point is Bhea system in Beta Quadrant.

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You have to escort a sanctioned Starfleet unit to Starbase 77.
The USS Berlin are good stuff, only too incline to twist orders in a way Admiral Quinn does not like. At all. Try to ensure Captain McLane and his crew arrive there without causing any problems.

Single player mission, Fed sided, level +35

30 minutes long mission, some ground and space combat.

The usual, unusual people, discussed the usual STO things with the usual monthly Author Profile of the unusual AdmiralMurphy. We talked about things and stuff, as well as Enterprise’s Season 1, Episode 6…The Andorian Incident. It was the usual segment concerning the unusually good first season episode. If you usually enjoy the show, then there’ll be nothing unusual about this one.

Ok people. If you didn’t catch our live broadcast because your priorities were mixed up and you payed attention to Pluto instead, you may watch the show now. I don’t know what the big deal is, anyway. We knew it was there. It’s like Pluto took a selfie. So what? Not only that, but do we aven care after it lost planet status? Sure, I guess its an important thing, if you’re into that sciencey stuff. Wow, we mapped the universe. Pfft. WE had STOAdmiralAaron on our show. We even reviewed his first mission, Adrift. Then….hehehehe…then, we discussed the Voyager episode, Lifesigns. Huh?, Huh? Beat that, Pluto nerds!!! I’ll tell what our show has that you planet nerds don’t…Girls, for one thing…wait a minute….Kendra was a bit under the weather so she wasn’t there, but she usually is.

Oh c’mon. Please watch our show? I was joking. I kid the Pluto nerds.

 

Episode 14 of TAO, that’s The Author’s Outpost for the internet generation, had no special guest this week. We talked STO(again, abbreviated Star Trek Online,….kids…) as well as StarbaseUGC’s new six episode mission series. We had a discussion about TNG’s(….sigh…) The Big Goodbye. I’d tell you more about it but I’m just too lazy to spell it all out. That’s why there’s a typing free video. Fingers don’t even have to hit keys for one to enjoy it.

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The header says the bulk of it, but as of last evening 6/22/15 (22/6/15 for those in Europe and Stardate 47634.44 for those outside Sol system) all english foundry spotlight missions were unpublished by Cryptic so that authors could make any fixes to them required by the changes to sector space, or general repairs that are required.  The period for this should be 2 weeks and all fixes should be submitted by that time. When you have finished your fixes, notify either LaughingTrendy, Zeroniusrex (or both) and remember to resubmit the mission for spotlighting.

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We’re back after two weeks with June’s Author Profile. Duke_of_Rock is in big chair as we discuss his missions and method. We discuss the Enterprise episode Carbon Creek, Kendra talks to us about proofreading mission dialog. There’s also STO news and lots of talk, talk, talk.

New bannerEpisode 12 of The Author’s Outpost is fresh baked from the oven. This week’s show is, again, without a guest, which just left more space for us to fill up, and fill it, we did. Ep 12’s theme is on Social Commentary in Star Trek, which spun off into social commentary in general. We did, however, manage to slip in a review of Leviathan99’s Yesterday is Tomorrow. our Trek Take 5 was a discussion of Past Tense: Parts 1&2, DS9’s look back at our very near future. A word to the wise “Always carry ID.” Sanctuary Districts are probably being planned as you’re reading this. On a more positive note, we’d like to congratulate Harmon Buck Gin Bokai, who is having himself a record breaking rookie year with the London Kings. Seventeen year old, “Buck”, as his teammates call him, was recruited out of high school in Marina del Ray, CA. Born on Hallowen in 1998, it is a treat to watch Buck’s tricks at the plate. Good luck, Buck. We’ll be keeping an eye on this shortstop’s career.

 

New banner That’s right. You heard it here, first. The Author’s Outpost, also known as Outpost de L’auteur in France, and to our Norwegian friends, Forfatterens Outpost has just released it’s eleventh episode. With special guest, nobody, we reviewed Castmodean’s Digging in the Past(Creuser dans le Passe). We also discussed in great detail, the TNG episode The Defector. Kendra discussed an article providing much advice on writing your bad guys. That’s this thing . So wherever you are, be it France or Norwegia, come join us for some down home foundry talk. because Episode 11 is now available. Do not miss the very latest episode of The Author’s Outpost. That’s Autorova Outpost for those in Croatia and if we’re talkin’ Igbo it’s Onye chepụtara si eche nche. Caio.

 

New bannerWe missed Castmodean this week on our show. We hope he returns soon. Kendra and I hosted ThePsycoticVulcan and reviewed his mission The Sentinels of Andor. We discussed the DS9 episode The Siege of AR-558 and Kendra brought us some tips on dialog writing. Don’t take my word for it. It’s right here.