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Archived Post 04-18-2011 01:27 AM

Remaking Exploration Missions, but this time in good
 
The exploration missions were, as far as we know, created with an early version of the Foundry, the Genesis system.

We all know they are bland and often don't even make sense. (Every race weapon's leaves behind anti-proton residue, but we always know which race it was this time. Every race, including the Borg, had a 3rd dynasty. And Tribbles are the worst enemy of the KDF....)
We can do better.

So, as a creative idea - pick yourself one of those missions concepts, and customzie them. Put in the level of detail and complexity you would like to see.

For example, one of those Decalithium Search ground missions with enemy. Add an option to negotiate with the enemy commander. Have the Borg searching for something more sensible then artifacts of their 3rd dynasty.
Have the Romulans leave behind different residue then the Widrab.

Archived Post 04-18-2011 05:02 AM

I had *almost* the same idea... except I was going to start "remastering" the Sector Patrol missions.

Archived Post 04-18-2011 07:53 AM

I would participate in such a project under two conditions:
  1. Foundry Missions published as Revamped System Patrol cost us no mission slots.

  2. Foundry Missions published as Revamped System Patrol actually have their entry doors in Unknown Clusters!
Then I'd put my time into it. Until then, I'd rather focus on stories I want to tell.

Archived Post 04-18-2011 08:06 AM

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I would participate in such a project under two conditions:
  1. Foundry Missions published as Revamped System Patrol cost us no mission slots.

  2. Foundry Missions published as Revamped System Patrol actually have their entry doors in Unknown Clusters!
Then I'd put my time into it. Until then, I'd rather focus on stories I want to tell.

I thought it more as a "show-off" to tell the Devs how much better things could be. Though I think this could be a good long-term goal. If they want to focus on the "big guns" - e.g. Featured Episodes - and do less of the smaller mission types, then they should support us better in that regard.

For me, the background of these exploration missions (as thin as it is) can serve as inspirational "springboard" for some new mission ideas.

Archived Post 04-18-2011 09:23 AM

Do you want to combine our ideas on this Ridcully? I was thinking something along the lines of an informal competition to see who can "remaster" the best Patrol the Sector mission. If we make a big enough noise, maybe Cryptic will put them live... :D

Archived Post 04-23-2011 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Walshicus
Do you want to combine our ideas on this Ridcully? I was thinking something along the lines of an informal competition to see who can "remaster" the best Patrol the Sector mission. If we make a big enough noise, maybe Cryptic will put them live... :D

If combining means we should do both, yes, absolutely.

In an effort to "save" my Foundry mission slots, I'd probably make a series of exploration cluster missions in a row. That gives me what - 10 maps to work with?

I think the future of exploration could include that exploration cluster and patrol missions grow closer together and might actually be the same system in the background...

Archived Post 04-23-2011 02:24 PM

Actually, this is something I'd been planning to do, but I'm still learning the foundry.

I can't make it as I would like it, but I can simulate how it MIGHT look.

Archived Post 04-23-2011 03:35 PM

When I read this title, at first I thought it said "exploitation". Now that would have been an interesting thread :D

Archived Post 04-23-2011 03:50 PM

I've already played someones take on patrol missions that was pretty nice. It was a 3 system patrol and had a 'random' event where you discovered an uncharted comet and named it. I wish my log wasn't full of blank entries for UGC missions so I could find the name of it.

Archived Post 04-29-2011 12:19 PM

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When I read this title, at first I thought it said "exploitation". Now that would have been an interesting thread :D
That's the kind of thinking a Nagus would have.


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