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In our first ever Dev interview, when Primetime was brand new, Mark Valentine (h2orat)

graced us with a visit. He was a great fleet mate and a great man. Mark passed away on

Saturday 9/7/13. We will miss him. Interview begins at 28:46.

Hello there Everyone!

We’re delighted to be posting our Fifth episode of DrivetimeUGC, that aired LIVE on the 1st of September 2013 at www.cerberusfilms.net/Live.

Thank you to those who listened “Live”

Join long time STO players and Foundry Authors CerberusfilmsCaptPFDennisKirkfat(Kirksplat) and Castmodean as they talk about STO, the Foundry and even some Neverwinter, because

Foundry Guru Rob Overmeyer stopped by to talk about just that.

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— Show Notes/Host Topics —

– Rob Overmeyer Interview

– Post Interview Discussion

– Our Best and Worst ST:TOS Season 2 Episodes

 

And of Course

Castmodean’s Casting Couch…

Plus lots of other random but completely related side topics!

 

 

The Podcast is also available to download, the link is in the description of the YouTube Video.
Make sure to subscribe to catch each episode and all the other great content released!

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Hello there Everyone!

We’re delighted to be posting our Fourth episode of DrivetimeUGC, that aired LIVE on the 19th of August 2013 atwww.cerberusfilms.net/Live.

Thank you to those who stuck with us, even though we had to change the airing date this week!

Join long time STO players and Foundry Authors CerberusfilmsCaptPFDennisKirkfat(Kirksplat) and Castmodean as they talk about STO, the Foundry and even some Neverwinter..

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— Show Notes/Host Topics —

– RPing in Foundry

– Foundry Assets vs Foundry Costumes

– Favorite ST:TOS S1 Episodes

And of Course

Castmodeans Casting Couch…

Plus lots of other random but completely related side topics!

And Introducing our new GUEST STAR! – a loud Carbon Monoxide Detector

 


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Make sure to subscribe to catch each episode and all the other great content released!

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@DrivetimeUGC

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@Castmodean

@StarbaseUGC

Hello there Everyone!Hot on the heels of DrivetimeUGC Episode 2, we have PrimetimeUGC Episode 25.

This week we have our usual assortment of goodies, including Kirkfat’s Phat Assets, Mini Mission Review and the News, along with an Author Interview with Rellimtime82.

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In February of 2012, Daniel Stahl said this in a Priority One interview:

 

 

 

 

 

We recognize that having one small core group of people just work on Foundry and try to support it across multiple games isn’t working.  So, what we’ve been doing is been training up additional software developers, producers, and content people to be able to support the Foundry per game.  So, we have now a dedicated software person who is getting in and understanding the Foundry code, and can fix Foundry issues, specifically for Star Trek, so that we don’t have to wait for the core team that’s working on Neverwinter to get to our bugs or resolve our issues.

Now, let’s compare this statement with the most recent Priority One interview.

Keep in mind that the recent Legacy of Romulus bugs are only affecting STO and not NW.  When GreenDragoon asked when we can see stability improvements, Dan Stahl said this:

 

So right now that is all the Foundry team.  Our software team has not even had a chance to look at it yet.  Most of the Foundry stuff that is happening right now is all the core code that is shared between  the games, so, for example, all of the stuff that is in Neverwinter Foundry, as well as our Foundry, are all being impacted by the same underlying issues.  So, the Foundry team at proper, which does not sit on Star Trek Online’s work chart is actually working on all those issues… So, once they get all those issues sorted out, and everyone can be happy again, that’s when my programmers on Star Trek Online can go in and start looking at the issues and start looking at what we can do to improve the Foundry for Star Trek Online…. The Star Trek team is not actively part of those fixesWe’re sort of waiting for those to get fixed.

 

Please discuss.

 

 

The latest P1 interview with dstahl, he is asked about future plans for the Foundry.  Listen to the full interview or skip to 31:45 for the specific question.

A short excerpt:

Q: Where is the love?

A:  Well, I’ve kind of been saying the same thing for a year now.  We’re waiting for Neverwinter to launch.  As soon as they launch–they’ve just announced their launch date as June 20th–we’re looking to, after they launch, to pull as much of the Foundry features back over to STO as we can.  Now, that doesn’t mean… [STO and NW’s Foundry will be identical]. That’s probably not going to happen.  They’re two very different games.  They have different features.  But there are certainly things in the NW Foundry that we really want to see in the STO Foundry.  And, so, the idea is, that you might be looking at that by next season…

The basic gist of it is: NW is going to launch… Once NW is live, I’m going to have the programming team on STO start looking at the features (well, we’ve looking at the features all along)… but looking at… what we can actually merge into our current working branch for the next update, and see how many of those features we can get into STO.

Listen to the full response, in which Dstahl comments on the interior builder.

With the launch of Legacy of Romulus, many Foundry missions now suffer from bugs or changes that make them impossible to complete.  Because the editor is currently disabled (although reviewing is not), we are not certain what is happening to these missions.  Most likely, the update to reach markers caused changes to existing missions.  Certain objectives associated with reach markers will not complete.  Hopefully, these problems can be fixed by authors when the editor returns.

For the meantime, we can do nothing to fix the problem or prevent 1-star reviews.  More information can be found here and here.

On a happier note, Dstahl had this to say in a recent interview with MMORPG:

MMORPG.com: How will the expansion affect the Foundry, if at all?

Daniel Stahl: This update has very little impact on the Foundry other than it opens the door for future updates where Foundry authors will be able to create mission designed exclusively for Romulan characters. We will be updating the Foundry later this year with this ability along with other Romulan assets.

 

 

This week on Foundry Files, we cover the week’s foundry news, and then we sit down with Community Manager BranFlakes to discuss his involvement in all things Foundry!

This episode of PrimetimeUGC is a stripped down version with Foundry News and an extensive

interview with Star Trek Online’s ZeroniusRex.

 

The team at PrimetimeUGC has released their interview with Producer ZeroniusRex. Check out the interview, made completely with the Foundry, here.

Show notes: News Cast and Interview

 

Link to the interview

 

Link to the forum post

This is our 20th episode, and to make it more special, we have a Neverwinter exclusive.

We spoke with Zeke Sparks, Lead Designer, and Rob Overmeyer, Executive Producer.

There are also, not 1, but 2 mission reviews this time around.

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Hello my Fellow Founders.. Foundry Types.. Foundrians?

 

This is your chance to get your questions answered by the Neverwinter Developers, specifically to do with the Foundry.

 

Please post your questions in the comments here or on  http://tavernugc.com/foundryqa and late on Sunday the 27th, we’ll pick the best and send them directly to the team.

 

This is a really exciting opportunity for us all to find out more about the Toolset in Neverwinter.

 

We eagerly await your questions!

 

Cerb

 

(P.S. sorry for the late posting, I thought someone else was posting it here)

This is the first Primetime of 2013 and of its 3rd season. We host HippieJohn, as well as review

his mission Spectres:Episode 6 which won him first place in STO’s Foundry Challenge #5.

Kirkfat also teaches triggers in his latest edition of the Back to Basics series. Plus….Chalaskie invades.

A few quotes from Dstahl’s latest Q and A:

 

As far as Reputations go, we are planning to introduce several new Reputations over the next two years. Some of the reputations being considered include PvP, FED/KDF Warfront, Tholian Task Force, Foundry Play, and Crafting, to name a few…

We’ve poured significant resources into creating procedurally generated random space encounters and, unfortunately, they never quite feel like the Trek you are talking about. This is why we created the Foundry, so that players could author missions that are much more genuine and offer something new. The next step will be to marry the Foundry to a solid Exploration concept where you can be rewarded for exploring new sectors of randomly (but player created) strange new worlds. That is the basis of what we want to do with Exploration in the future…

Q: (nyxadrill) Would it be possible to add a “My favorites” tab to the foundry list UI? There are several excellent foundry stories that I like to go back to from time to time but they are fairly well spread through the list. I know we can custom search which is fine but it would be nice to be able to add them to a favorites list for quick reference.

Dstahl: This is one of the features that we hope to port over from Neverwinter after they launch in addition to the ability to subscribe to a Foundry author. Look for this feature late in 2013…

By the way! Foundry authors will have access to the Tholian space critters and Tholian EV suits as antagonists in next week’s Holodeck update. This will also let our players begin to tell their own Tholian stories.

 

 

Its a holiday extravaganza! Crazy Chalaskie stops in to join in the fun, We interview STO EP Dan Stahl, we have a review of Slaves and Seduction by our own Kirkfat, as well as his Foundry Essentials. ENJOY!

Hey Everyone,

 

Next Friday, Dec. 7th, PrimetimeUGC will be interviewing Executive Producer Dan Stahl.

 

We’re looking for your questions too!

 

Make sure to leave them in the comments below, we’ll select the best and present them to him, and probably roll those that didn’t make the first cut into more generalised larger questions… you know what I mean I’m sure.

 

So make sure you get all your questions in no later than 3PM PST on Dec. 7th.

 

This is a great opportunity to get all your foundry questions answered,

 

 

Primetime interviews Logitech007 by proxy and Kirkfat delivers his fourth in a series of Foundry Essentials Back to Basics. Chalaskie drops by.

Better late than never, we aired PrimetimeUGC 2 hours late, and as a result could not present The Great Link tonight.

Be that as it may, we bring you guest author XR-377, plus a review of his newest creation, The Computer’s Children.

We also introduce a new cast member. Tune in to see who it is…..

In case you missed it, this month’s “State of the Game” includes a nice shout-out to Foundry authors.

Dan Stahl writes:

The Foundry

The Foundry is awesome and the people who make Foundry missions are even more awesome! There are so many amazing missions being made on a weekly basis that it is a downright shame that we haven’t found a better way to integrate these missions into the standard flow of the game. Right now they are on a filtered tab, but we can do so much more. Foundry missions should also offer better rewards and fill content voids where they exist. If we could adopt the missions and ensure they are integrated with the overall arch of the game, it would show the power of crowdsourcing.

Watch the new episode of PrimetimeUGC featuring Guest Author, Zorbane. Then become one

with the Great Link with Gingie and GreenDragoon. The Founders are wise.

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