What kinda missions are you going to write?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
11-17-2010, 04:11 PM
Originally Posted by
What we need is a way for the author of a UGC mission to add a 'recommended for' section to their mission. It could work much the same was as the options you have in setting up fleets where you can designate class, species, gender, faction, RP ... etc. Maybe with a couple other options added in like canonicity or something to let people know what you're intending.
Yeah, that'd be a good thing to have!
I know in City of Heroes on the Architect system, we had a self-tagging system we the players made up to let each other know kind of what to expect. Maybe if we don't have a built-in system for that with the Foundry we could at least come up with a community-based version.
Here's the list off Paragonwiki for Architect -
The obvious flaw with that system of course is that it requires someone to know what the tags mean >.>; so there's always that limitation; but it's at least something.
We could definitely also probably use a canonicity scale - like:
Primary Canon Only - This arc takes into account everything shown on-screen in the movies or series, but ignores the books.
Soft-Canon Inclusive - Also follows at least some of the books, comics, and spinoffs.
Fanon Inclusive - Includes stuff that is speculation held by segments of the fandom; but isn't necessarily confirmed anywhere official.
Fan-Created - It's still Star Trek, but is primarily based on someone's personal imaginings, and is only so concerned with Canon. (This is for your more out-there fan creations that some people love and some people loathe. Having a tag means both groups are best served.)
Freeform - May not even be Star Trek based. Probably best considered a holodeck simulation of whatever event plays out. (For telling stories that really don't have much to do with Star Trek; this probably won't be all that relevant until further down the road where stuff specifically for holodeck type missions is available. This is for your Vic Fontaine/Old West/Beowulf craziness goes.)
That way you know precisely what you're getting into. I think that way allows more freedom both ways... people who just want to have a good time are free to do so, and people who want razorline accurate canon adherence can have it; and neither has to put up with the other.