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Hi Captains,

I was trying to get Foundry Challenge #4 up today, but I am going to need to postpone the start of it until next Wednesday, June 27th. I am very sorry about this, but some good news!

1) If you did not see already, I am upping the prize! 1000 promo points instead of 500 (so you can buy more Foundry slots using the dilithium exchange). Also, the first place mission will make it onto the Spotlight on the Foundry.

2) We are going to extend the creation period from 4 weeks to 6, and the voting period from 2 weeks to 3!

These are being implemented based on some great feedback received.

Also, I would like to start taking suggestions from the community on what you'd like to see the backstory be about. Feel free to post your ideas in this thread for what you think would be fun to see -- limit the backstory to 2-3 sentence (feel free to use the past challenge as an example for what the backstory should contain). If you like an idea that someone posts, feel free to respond to this thread letting me know that.

Thanks again for your understanding, and I can't wait to announce Foundry Challenge #4 next week :smile:

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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# 2
06-20-2012, 05:52 PM
Can't wait.
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# 3
06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
I am afraid to ask what is happening Wednesday, June 27th.


ps. I'd participate in this thread discussion but I can't get "Instant Email Notification" to work on thread subscriptions :frown:.
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# 4
06-20-2012, 05:57 PM
I tweeted these questions to brandon about the foundry challenge. I think they're valid points. What do you guys think?

wouldn't it make sense to pick it up after season 6 release and we know that everything is stable and working properly?

with foundry updates coming with season 6 is it wise to kick off a new foundry challenge right now?
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# 5
06-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by soriedem View Post
I tweeted these questions to brandon about the foundry challenge. I think they're valid points. What do you guys think?

wouldn't it make sense to pick it up after season 6 release and we know that everything is stable and working properly?

with foundry updates coming with season 6 is it wise to kick off a new foundry challenge right now?
I agree w/ Sorie's concerns.
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# 6
06-20-2012, 08:33 PM
Without the avatars, it's hard to tell who anybody is! (sorry for the of-topicness)

Yes, can't wait to see what #4 brings us!
Yay!!
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# 7
06-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Theme idea: "Against the World"
You and your crew find yourself fighting for survival, but not against the machinations of an enemy! Can you brave the dangerous situation you find yourself in despite not having an evil mastermind to focus on defeating? Sometimes the universe is dangerous enough without a specific foe...


I tried to get the brief to get the idea across, but, basically; make a mission without one evil badguy. It can still have enemies and combat, but you can't be against the workings of one specific BBEG.

Are they trapped in a dangerous section of space? Is the planet they are on naturally hostile and filled with dangerous creatures or hostile natives? Has your ship lost power due to an ancient and forgotten civilization's booby traps?

I think it would be great to see what the community comes up with when they are not facing against a specific evil badguy who twirls his mustache and laughs (then gets away).
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# 8
06-21-2012, 08:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by soriedem View Post
I tweeted these questions to brandon about the foundry challenge. I think they're valid points. What do you guys think?

wouldn't it make sense to pick it up after season 6 release and we know that everything is stable and working properly?

with foundry updates coming with season 6 is it wise to kick off a new foundry challenge right now?
So you're suggesting that we don't do any contest in 4 weeks ? It may be the death of the contest idea.

I think most of us can cope with a few changes to the foundry. I'm ok to rush at the end to make it work properly if I find the subject inspiring enough.

But feel free not to participate. :biggrin:
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# 9
06-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Have you seen the changes on Tribble? I don't think its a bad idea to wait.

The way of making objectives has completely changed and people will need to time to get used to it. There will likely be day-1 bugs. We have no clue how going to the new system will effect existing missions and how much effort it will take to get them in working order, we have no idea what kind of downtime the Foundry will need, and we have no idea whether or not the update will completely break the Foundry... again (hoping not).

I don't know about you, but I don't think its a good idea to start a 6-week contest when you know something like that is coming in week 4 (just a guess).
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# 10
06-27-2012, 03:09 PM
Anyone heard anything yet? Been on all day waiting for it to be announced lol
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