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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
12-02-2010, 12:19 AM
Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
Anyone can review a mission. Anyone can still search for your mission. Anyone can still play your mission.

The review process only exists as a control gate to filter good content from bad content in the Mission suggestion window. This is so untested content won't be offered as a random, level-appropriate mission for new players. This ensures they have the best possible experience and also weeds out problem content (i.e. copyright issues, pornography, etc.)

Without this control, I suspect CBS would be less likely to allow missions to just be handed randomly to players. It also improves the user experience - they can still find it if they please. On their own that can search what missions are "Hot" (some combination of views and rating) "Most Highly rated" or "Most recently Rated." These are searching tools that should be available from your window right now.

You can still find any Foundry content on your own but it must be vetted before being handed out randomly to uninitiated players.
Ahhhhhh, so when I publish a mission it'll be available to anyone right away so long as they search for it?

Perfect, then, that solves a number of "fleet-only" issues I had. So long as people can find it (and not get spoiled ahead of time having to "review" it ) then everything is solid.

I still remain concerned about the avenues for griefing with this system, however. It seems to me that there's no real dis-incentive to someone simply flagging or downvoting missions purely for the sake of being a jerk.