Season 5 Dev Diary #17
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-01-2012, 02:31 PM
I really don't get the Foundry Negativity.
Yes, people pay subscriptions to have content made by the dev's. They have limited resources but they do make the content. But why does that mean that players shouldn't play essentially 'free' missions that are just as good, if not better than Cryptics own. It just doesn't make any sense.
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Agreed 100%. Personally I'd rather have seen the devs spend the time it took to release the Foundry and subsequent changes to it on creating content or fixing existing bugs. In a way this tip feature is also a slap in the face. It's Cryptic's way of saying "We can't be bothered to make more ways for you to earn in-game stuff so we'll let you pay other players with in-game resources to do it for us."
The Foundry Team is separate to the STO Content team unless I'm very much mistaken. So no dev time was taken away from content creation to bring out the foundry... WHICH CREATES CONTENT!!!
Also by tipping an author, you're not paying us (and I speak for many of the authors at StarbaseUGC when I say this), you're just giving a small thank you. It means more than the flawed rating system.
No one is getting rich off of the tips (well maybe a very small few are).
I also assume by some of these comments that you haven't listened to lieterally THE BEST DEV INTERVIEW STO has EVER had, that PodastUGC had with CaptainGeko which explains so much about the Game and Cryptic in general, as well as their inner design process regarding CONTENT