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Mission Drought

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If you read my blog often enough, you know that I usually don't complain about STO or Cryptic. Unfortunately today I have to. For starters, there has been a very long mission drought. The last missions that were released was back in February, the Cloaked Intentions series. After that the devs didn't release anything because they decided that it would be better to wait until after the ground 2.0 update. That's fine and understandable. I think in general the community cut Cryptic some slack between the end of Cloaked Intentions and the release of Season 4. It was only 4 months in between and we had the Foundry to entertain us. Now we are getting close to the one month mark of Season 4's release and apparently we will have to wait another month for the next feature series. Again, that can be understandable. The devs are working out some bugs, they need time to create the mission content and test it. Fine, I'll cut them some slack. What I am having a hard time cutting them some slack on is the Foundry being down. We really don't have anything to do in the game. We can't play the user created missions because they are bugged due to the Foundry being messed up. We can't create new missions. Cryptic designed missions aren't coming out. Essentially we aren't able to do anything in the game. Yes... yes... I know. We can try to get emblems and play the repeatable missions. We can do the STFs and replay though any mission we want. I get that, but how many times can we play through the same missions? Please understand me, I get that Cryptic is working on getting the Foundry fixed and that it takes time. I just feel that it is taking too long. The last two things we heard was the Foundry went up a few days ago for about 1 hour and then they took it back down to fix more bugs, and then a post by jfinder which basically stated that they are working on bugs, rolling back missions, aren't able to work on it over the weekend, and will try to get it back up as soon as possible. I will admit that a dev giving us a little insight into what is going on did make me feel better.

Written by Attilio on July 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm


Pyrazol (Guest) said...
August 01, 2011 at 01:09 pm

I agree :<

A lot of new content is also coming out soon (like the Borg Invasion stuff, new FEs etc.), but it isn't being released fast enough. I know they're working as hard as they can and I'm not trying to degrade their work, it's just that they seem to be missing workers EVERYWHERE. I hope that the deal with Perfect World will allow them to hire a lot of new people.

But let's see, Dan Stahl said in a previous Engineering Report that they would try to get the Feature Episodes going with minimal downtime in between. I hope that works out.

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Attilio (Owner) said...
August 02, 2011 at 07:27 pm

I hope so too.

The Foundry editing is back up and running now which is a huge plus. I can finally work on these missions lol

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