I'm fine with the change. I could care less about dilithium. But I do see it as a possible way to get more people to play my missions. I have some on the KDF side that would be a perfect way for people to get the wrapper done. There's 3 of them, they're fun, reasonably short (30-45 minutes) have plenty of combat and a good story.
Problem is, I don't know if they'll qualify for the wrapper. Nobody does. In no uncertain terms Cryptic: WE NEED TO KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS. I need to know if I can market them as good wrapper missions.
I just spent about two hours creating a mission on Tribble. It has two non-combat space maps with several objectives and dialogue each followed by an interior map with combat and a space map with combat. The space maps were custom-built with custom backdrops. The interior map was stock of course but with plenty of objects and npcs placed. AND it has a story. Not a complex one, and its not a complex mission, but it has complete story and isn't just pew pew. BUT according to the Foundry UI, IT DOESN"T QUALIFY!
So I ask again: what does it take to qualify?
Feel free to check the mission out. Who knows, it may need to get out of 5-review purgatory as one of the requirements. It's called "Falling like the Fahrenheit" ST-TRASGKT8K
Currently it just kind of stops after the 4th map, my intent being to keep adding to it until it qualifies (tomorrow, I'm dead tired). Unless of course they come out and tell us the requirements.
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Last edited by drogyn1701; 11-08-2012 at 10:02 PM.
My testing suggests that it's only featured missions. No mission on Tribble foundry counted when I was looking yesterday. And I checked both Fed and KDF. I even made a new Fed mission just so I could submit it for featuring.
I can tell you now that 1.5 hours for 1440 dilithium is terrible ROI. They might as well remove the quest from the game.
Any investment of time beyond 15 minutes is well out of the bounds of what would be a good time vs. reward gained.
One of the problems for me is that I simply do not have the time to "take a chance" on some random mission (much less 3 of them) that may or may not be good, and may or may not take an inordinate amount of time to complete for 1440 dilithium.
I doubt they'll be inclined to give specifics anytime soon. I'm sure by now they're tired of people complaining about the "MOAR GRIND = MOAR CONTENT" they're trying to sneak in.
I look at what was on foundry board on both sides left very little to pick from. Currently there only one kdf mission that made past review stand but time was one hour, and stf had 5 most that passed the test were older stories from while back