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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for those in Europe and Stardate 47634.44 for those outside Sol system) all english foundry spotlight missions were unpublished by Cryptic so that authors could make any fixes to them required by the changes to sector space, or general repairs that are required.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.

 

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Despite an apparent misstep in the republishing effort on Thursday, It can now be stated that Foundry missions are available again for play in Star Trek Online. The editor remains turned off at this time, as are reviews, but this is the normal state of affairs post season update. With luck we will see their return within the coming week, if not sooner.

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.

 

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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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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.