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STO's Foundry

Captain's Blog Stardate 90948.36

Unfortunately I don't have any more Legacy of Romulus goodies for you this week. I've been playing through the episodes on Tribble and so far I have nothing to complain about. Probably my favorite part is that the first bridge officers you get have their own unique backstory. Anyway, I'll move on to other matters.

How many of you out there have played Foundry (user created) missions? How many have made their own missions? How many want to make their own missions? If you haven't guessed it by now, I'm asking those questions just to fill up some space in this blog haha. Seriously though, if you've somehow interacted with the Foundry by either playing one of the missions or trying to make your own, you know how powerful it can be. I've made my fair share of missions (which reminds me, I need to update my list) and just love the tool.

Ever since it was released, Cryptic has been adding features and props to make our missions even better. The one feature that I feel needs to come asap is custom interiors. We know the technology exists because there was a video about Neverwinter's Foundry having this. The Foundry developers just need to port it over to STO and tons of custom interiors need to be added to it. No matter what, this will make an AMAZING addition to it. Frankly, it could even pave the way for custom ship interiors!

Some great stories can be told with the Foundry and I hope Cryptic finds more ways to implement them in game. Right now we have the Spotlight Missions (which are great and I recommend checking them out), but it would be nice to have more ways of getting these missions. They've talked about connecting them to an update to the exploration system (no definite plans for this yet) but it would be nice. Right now we have randomly generated missions that are the same, but imagine a random Foundry mission is used instead. Could be a lot of fun!

I'd like to hear some of the projects you're working on, as well as some of the Foundry missions you've played that you enjoyed! I have four missions out now if anyone is interested. Just follow this link (to be updated very very soon) and see what they are!

I wonder... should creators of Foundry missions be called Founders? *cue ominous music*

Written by Attilio on May 05, 2013 at 10:38 pm


TacPaddy (Member) said...
May 06, 2013 at 02:43 am

The Foundry is indeed an awesome Tool. Currently I'm working on "They were Warriors once...". It's a mission for the KDF, in which the Borg are assimilating a Federation Prison Facility to resupply themselves with Drones and to establish a new Base of Operations. Naturally, that can not be allowed to happen.

I agree that the Spotlight Missions are awesome. However, it would be nice, if Cryptic would add some reasons as to why they spotlighted it.

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Saarak (Guest) said...
May 08, 2013 at 05:52 am

Hello, I know its not about the subject of the blog, but is the fleet still active ?

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Attilio (Owner) replied...
May 08, 2013 at 08:36 am

Yup! We haven't stopped being active :P

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Monty (Guest) said...
May 11, 2013 at 09:12 am

I'm working on a 3 part story around an invasion that strikes right at the heart of the KDF.

They need to open up the costumes, too. But it is a very nice tool. Tying it in to the exploration is a great idea

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