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# 41
01-19-2011, 08:06 PM
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"I just published my episode, "A Targ Pup in a Cup". Your crew is baffled and confused when they discover a targ pup has been living in a teacup hidden deep inside a cupboard in Ten Forward. Where did it come from, and why is it so attached to that cup?
I have been banging my head against a wall for almost a year now trying to figure out the answer to that very question.
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# 42
01-19-2011, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations everyone! My immediate needs have been filled, and you should start hearing more rumors and confirmations of what I've been up to shortly.

In the mean time, please keep posting recommendations for episodes that I should play through!

Also, Ultima_Prime, if you haven't already, make sure to start a thread in this forum (or make a post in one of the threads already in existence) to promote your content.

Something simple is all that should be needed:

"I just published my episode, "A Targ Pup in a Cup". Your crew is baffled and confused when they discover a targ pup has been living in a teacup hidden deep inside a cupboard in Ten Forward. Where did it come from, and why is it so attached to that cup?

Please check it out and let me know what you think!"

Also, send me a PM with a mission of yours you'd like to see me play. I'll do my best to get to it!

Thanks,

Stormshade
You could always give my first shot a try: A Snake Reincarnate
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# 43
01-19-2011, 09:05 PM
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"A Targ Pup in a Cup".
"Two Targs...One..." Nah, that's too gross.
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# 44
01-19-2011, 09:05 PM
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I'm probably going to sound like a whiner here, but I think this whole idea is slightly unfair. Not all the Foundry missions have been played. I've got a six part series and two episodes of another series on the Foundry and they've barely been looked at. 4 people have played the first of my six part series, 1 person has played part 3, and one person has played the first part of my second series.
All of my reviews have been 4 stars and above, but since no one else has bothered playing them it doesnt really make a difference.

I'm not trying to make my missions sound awesome or anything, but I know I'm not the only person with this complaint and I can only use myself as an example.

Sorry for the slight rant, but I would just like a fair crack of the whip as I'm sure others would. Thank you for your time.
Have you done anything to promote these missions? Not trying to belittle your post here, but getting people to play the missions involves more than the publish button. Get someone to review it for others, or post screenshots. Making a trailer video is a big plus.
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# 45
01-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by StormShade

"I just published my episode, "A Targ Pup in a Cup". Your crew is baffled and confused when they discover a targ pup has been living in a teacup hidden deep inside a cupboard in Ten Forward. Where did it come from, and why is it so attached to that cup?
LOL! Glad you liked the episode title I thought up for you...

But it's supposed to be a KDF Episode and now you changed the story to be in a Starfleet ship's Ten Forward!

Pfffttt... you just set back all the progress you made toward making KDF players happy with your Starfleet centered thinking! How disappointed I am in you right now...
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# 46
01-19-2011, 10:47 PM
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All of my reviews have been 4 stars and above, but since no one else has bothered playing them it doesnt really make a difference.
Well I played your latest just now and gave it top marks, nicely done.
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# 47
01-20-2011, 10:30 AM
Thank you all for your feedback. Slightly off topic here, but I really love the STO community, no one seems to troll for fights unneccessarily, if a comment is made people answer and give opinions honestly and fairly .

I have added all my missions to date in the Big list topic, but from Stormshades advice I think I will start a fresh topic to promote the series missions on their own.

Malize, thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it
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# 48
01-20-2011, 10:48 AM
To be absolutely honest, I think this is premature.
All the current missions made by the Foundry are cookie cutter from a regular player perspective. Not because the author can't do better, I'm 100% confident that they can and they will, but because the foundry can't handle better at the moment. Because of that, every mission is a simple go there, kill X things and scan Y things and then kill some more.

The first thing I did on the foundry is that I played a mission with high marks. I played 2 Drozana weekly missions then The Extraction and I was like, "This is it? I killed x ships, y ground enemies and hit F z times. Even some Cryptic missions do better than that." Then I checked the limitations and lowered the standards. From that lowered perspective that mission is very cool and will get better with better tools.

Problem is, that most player in Holodeck won't take the time to check the limitations of the foundry. They will compare it to the complex and advanced Weekly missions. And in that comparison the foundry missions will fail.

I'd hold back until we get the triggers and the braching dialogs (and maybe the some usable building blocks).
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# 49
01-20-2011, 11:36 AM
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To be absolutely honest, I think this is premature.
All the current missions made by the Foundry are cookie cutter from a regular player perspective. Not because the author can't do better, I'm 100% confident that they can and they will, but because the foundry can't handle better at the moment. Because of that, every mission is a simple go there, kill X things and scan Y things and then kill some more.

The first thing I did on the foundry is that I played a mission with high marks. I played 2 Drozana weekly missions then The Extraction and I was like, "This is it? I killed x ships, y ground enemies and hit F z times. Even some Cryptic missions do better than that." Then I checked the limitations and lowered the standards. From that lowered perspective that mission is very cool and will get better with better tools.

Problem is, that most player in Holodeck won't take the time to check the limitations of the foundry. They will compare it to the complex and advanced Weekly missions. And in that comparison the foundry missions will fail.

I'd hold back until we get the triggers and the braching dialogs (and maybe the some usable building blocks).
As I understand it the missions are going to get some "additional polish" before they are sent to Holodeck...which I would understand as "take the rough Tribble foundry edges off"
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# 50
01-20-2011, 11:57 AM
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As I understand it the missions are going to get some "additional polish" before they are sent to Holodeck...which I would understand as "take the rough Tribble foundry edges off"
And in this case, they are not showcase missions of the foundry anymore. They will be great fan-fics, but you can't point at them saying that "The foundry can do that!" because it can't (yet).

If the point of this promo is to add neat 3rd party fan-fics to the Holodeck, then the idea is good.
If the point of this promo is to market the Foundry, then then it is not the right time.
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