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New bannerOutpost adds a new third host with aleniskendra joining the team, adding a touch of credibility to the lunacy. This week we go on the road to another time zone to prerecord our special guest, Zorbane. As we suffer through another foundry-less week, Cast delivers what little news there is. Our Trek Episode discussion takes us to Voyager and the adventures of Captain Proton in Bride of Chaotica. Give us a listen.

NOTE: You must be at least as tall as Balok to ride this ride.

New bannerIn the name of all that is sacred, please join us.

New bannerEpisode 8 of The Author’s Outpost is now available for replay. We had aleniskendra join us to

review One of Our Telepaths is Missing by Wombat140, and discuss Enterprise episode

Damage. We also went through news of the Season 10 launch in STO and its effect on Foundry.

Enjoy.

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That’s right folks, we reached another one of those times again, and with this release we will see some new objects and destinations to play with, and of course a revisit of our old friend, waiting for the editor to get turned back on. So, first up, here is a list of things we should be getting when the season launches, this list isn’t final as the official patchnotes have not yet been released as I write this post:

Sector Space Revamp:
Sector Space has been revamped into three Sector maps:
Alpha Quadrant
Beta Quadrant
Delta Quadrant
This revamp also includes additions to:
If a door in a Foundry mission is connected to an old Sector door, it will be re-directed to the new Sector Space map.
For more details, please visit the Sector Space Revamp blog at: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/sta…r-space-revamp
Added Earth Spacedock as a UGC Map.
Added numerous Earth Spacedock Map Support Objects, including:
Turbolift and Club 47 Doors
Ops Holographic Consoles
Ship Markers
Added a new indoor template map: Diplomacy Room.
Space Stations usable on ground and in space

Three things of note:

1) With the season publish, all Foundry missions will undergo mandatory republishing once the server is active. This means for a while, we will not have access to our missions as they work through the republishing log. The republish might not commence right away so we could be looking at 72 hours before we start seeing missions repopulate the lists.

2)The sector space revamp will move planets all over the map, so all missions should be checked to make sure they reference their ‘proper’ place in the galaxy once again. This will only of course be possible once the editor is back online, which brings us to…

3)The Foundry editor will be offline for an indeterminate amount of time. This could be possibly as few as 7 days it could be as long as ‘until everything is fixed.’ The editor will remain offline for as long as the republish goes on and the verification that no data was highly corrupted during the publish.

 

New bannerEpisode 7 has April’s Author Profile. RogueEnterprise joins us to talk about his experiences

with Foundry and discuss TOS’s Bread and Circuses. Enjoy

NOTE: For those of you in the US. I hope you filed your 2014 Income Tax. Today is the deadline.

Never say we don’t perform a public service.

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Here it is, fresh from Youtube in stunning High Definition, the sixth episode of the epic

podcast( drum roll, please.) The Author’s Outpost. Castmodean and CaptPFDennis hosted

the lovely and talented aleniskendra and discussed her mission, Healing Old Wounds. We

also fought over the DS9 episode Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night. You can see for

yourself when you hit the play button below. WARNING: Foundry news content might be a

strain on weak hearts because of its exciting nature.

 

foundry2Ladies and gentle beings, we have gotten new things!
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What does this mean for us? We might have ESD, but looks like it might be getting pulled for some work, because of map location loading issues for spawn points.  We are also getting all the doors, including the Club 47 ones to put on the map in order to make it look ‘realistic.’  These will come in open and closed, so if you want to wall off Club 47, but it also means you can have closed turbolifts.  You can also replicate the holotub in Quinn’s office with the ship markers

.It also means that you can put ship models on the ground now. There are a few missing, most notably from the Klingon, but there are a great number of Federation ships.

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(pictures ‘borrowed’ from @primar13)

We also got many starbases, but at the moment they are ‘bugged’ because you can only place them on a ground map.  This might seem to be a bad thing, but actually it would be kind of awesome if they remained as placeable objects because they add a whole new type of architecture for building with.

Also Bajor looks less like a mudball now.

 

 

 

New bannerIf you missed us live, you’re in luck. We record the show so you may view on your own schedule.

Amazing. BorrowedTune joined us to review his mission and discuss the TNG episode

“The Survivors”.

 

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Episode 4 of The Author’s Outpost is now available on Youtube for your auditory bliss.

Pax Federatica and Aleniskendra join your hosts Castmodean and CaptPFDennis, as

they review Ghosts of War, the six part mission series by NCC-89471 a.k.a. Pax

Federatica. You may hear it if you click this.

You can get the attention of the hosts by brandishing a shiny object or by email

at mailbag@theauthorsoutpost.com and in the tweetdom @AuthorsOutpost

 

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Join us at our new time, 9:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Pacific as we host Pax Federatica.

We’ve reviewed his Ghosts of War series, and we all watched Voyager’s Tuvix.

We shall discuss it for your listening pleasure over at Twitch. Don’t forget.

That’s 9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT. We want to see you in the chat…….or else.

Next week, we’ll settle in at 8:00pm Eastern, unless something comes up.

outpost2The Author’s Outpost – Episode 3 is up and ready for your consideration. Now that tech bugs

have been exterminated,we were able to bring our first recorded broadcast to a Foundry

loving public. Enjoy the show, as Aleniskendra joins Castmodean and CaptPFDennis in

reviewing The Wounded Wolf by Akrilon and the TOS episode Whom Gods Destroy.

 

Contact us at mailbag@theauthorsoutpost.com

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That’s right! The, as yet to be heard podcast (except for Elijah Thomas and Aleniskendra) will be

back on March 17,2015, at 7:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Pacific. This week’s mission review will be

The Wounded Wolf by Akrilon. Our guest will be Aleniskendra.  We thought it only fair for

people to actually hear her this time. We’ll be going over the STO news of the day and discussing

this week’s Trek episode Whom Gods Destroy. So, join us live!!!

You never know what might happen to the recording.

Don’t forget to tune in to episode 2(actually, it’ll be the first real episode, but don’t tell anyone)
of the Author’s Outpost. You will find us on Twitch at 7:00pm Eastern and 4:00pm Pacific
every single Tuesday unless something crazy comes up to prevent it. So join me, CaptPFDennis and Castmodean, the two most experienced foundry podcast hosts(when it comes to
myocardial infarction) in all of Star Trek Online.

Our weekly guest will be Aleniskendra. We’ll be reviewing a Fed mission called Time’s Razor: Part 1 by captainazzarano, and discussing Star Trek: Enterprise episodes Borderland, Cold Station 12, and The Augments. We’ll even demonstrate any technique a new author would like to see, live at the end of our show. It’s going to be wicked fun. See you then.

You may contact us through our site, http://www.theauthorsoutpost.com/ , or directly at mailbag@theauthorsoutpost.com. We also have Tweet thingies @AuthorsOutpost.

 

Castmodean and CaptPFDennis will be co-hosting a new live audio podcast on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm EST.

We’re calling it “The Author’s Outpost”. We’d like to bring you a show dedicated to the writing of

Foundry missions in the words of the authors themselves, as well as the hosts. We hope you’ll

join us each week. A link to our show will be available here at StarbaseUGC on show days.

 

 

Check out our site here

 

 

 

Today is kinda a big deal day in the Star Trek Online foundry universe. While most of us are reeling from the all too soon loss of Mr. Leonard Nimoy, it was announced this afternoon that we will be getting a great big update to how the sectors in Star Trek Online work. Now we need that the walls were coming down between worlds, but we hadnt really gotten a look at the shape of this. And now as of the blog released today, we have, and it is glorious. And here it is:

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What does this mean for us? Two things, firstly we are getting a number of CANON PLANETS added and most especially added as doors. What it also means is that they are rearranging the galaxy to move things to a more canonical location. So smirk also posted this: asking that anyone who needs to rearrange the wording on their missions, to get with him so that this can be arranged for when this goes live

 

At this very moment, our illustrious community manager PWECaptainSmirk is holding a player poll for what players would like to see in STO.

 

One of the options is “More Foundry functionality”. You guys know what to do!

 

Click here to head to the Official Forums post, log in and vote!

 

Update 2/12/2015

The editor is back online with the completed maintenance today

 

 

 

As many of you have no doubt already noticed, with the release of all the goodies for the 5th anniversary, the editor is offline. All missions are presently republishing, and the reason, per Reddit:

Yep! Couldn’t Tweet the response because it was too lengthy.

ELI5 version:

Basically features like this one cause a change to the version number on related maps. Changes in version number require republishing, because a change in that number could signify a restructuring of the data, for instance.

After Season 4, we implemented functionality: the Foundry editor automatically locks itself when a mass republish is triggered. This is useful for so many reasons. I can elaborate, but won’t right now. So if there’s a mass republish, the editor will be disabled.

Hope that helps a little. 🙂

So now we wait, I guess we can like, play the game or something, right?

From Star Trek Online:

“The Foundry Top 3 System is a new way for players to play User Generated Content (UGC), and will be available to players in sector space. The goal of this system is to make sector space feel more alive as players will be able to explore and find new missions throughout the sector.

When at a point of interest in sector space such as a planet, up to three UGC missions will be available at the “door” to that point of interest.
You won’t see any missions for which you don’t qualify to play because of race or level restrictions.

Missions that need review will not available through the Foundry Top 3 System. The list of missions is the same for all players (assuming identical allegiance and level) and will be refreshed with a new set of missions every few hours. The ones you will see, however, are missions that have been highly rated by other players.

The list of Top 3 UGC missions will appear just below any other missions available to you at that location. Click on one of these UGC missions, and the UGC mission info window will appear. If you choose to accept the mission, it will be added to your Journal.”

Basically this only applies to missions that have space doors, and at this moment it is unknown if any of the systems that don’t presently have doors on them will, such as Earth.

*Edit 1/22/15*
Salami Inferno was kind enough to pop into a thread created over on STO’s reddit and answer some questions offered up, his comments are in bold: continue reading…

Foundry:
The “Fed Intrepid Class Retrofit 2” is now correctly titled as “Aeroshuttle”.
Removed the rank options for the Hazari upper pieces.
Added the Section 31 upper pieces.
Added the Risian upper and lower pieces.
Added the Khan hairstyle as an option for male characters.
Added the Inmate upper and lower pieces for male characters.
KLG-Allied Federation groups will now properly be eligible for Federation Kill objectives.
Fed-Allied Klingon groups will now properly be eligible for Klingon Kill objectives.