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# 1 UGC missions are un-findable
12-14-2010, 08:19 PM
Is it just me or are some of the published missions not able to be located unless a search by author is performed? I have two missions published and was able to get some kind tribble testers to play the first one. It got solid reviews (one 5, four 4's, one 3) but when I search by min star rating of three, not listed. When I search under "new" or "hot", not listed. when I search by min star rating of none or one, neither are listed. WHen I search by title (Facility of Fools) sometimes I find part one, sometimes part two.

The only way I can find my missions reliably is to search by author. I don't belong to a fleet to bug and I don't want to be the guy who trolls game chat shilling my missions to people, but I would like to get some constructive feedback and I can't get any if no one knows the missions are available.

Am I doing something wrong when I publish? Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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# 2
12-15-2010, 01:37 AM
It seems to take a bit before they show up on the normal list. Give it a couple of days.

But bug it regardless
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# 3
12-15-2010, 03:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by boglejam View Post
Is it just me or are some of the published missions not able to be located unless a search by author is performed? I have two missions published and was able to get some kind tribble testers to play the first one. It got solid reviews (one 5, four 4's, one 3) but when I search by min star rating of three, not listed. When I search under "new" or "hot", not listed. when I search by min star rating of none or one, neither are listed. WHen I search by title (Facility of Fools) sometimes I find part one, sometimes part two.

The only way I can find my missions reliably is to search by author. I don't belong to a fleet to bug and I don't want to be the guy who trolls game chat shilling my missions to people, but I would like to get some constructive feedback and I can't get any if no one knows the missions are available.

Exactly the reason why I've decided to launch foundrymissions.com!
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# 4
12-15-2010, 08:12 AM
Cool, I'll check out your site after work tonight. Good idea.
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# 5
01-13-2011, 02:12 AM
I made a Klingon mission called 'The Listening Post at Trajan' and it seemed to publish okay. However, I cannot find it even if I search by author. I want to play it in published form to see if certain things work (like NPC groups wandering). I published this on Dec 23 but I have yet to be able to find it.
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# 6
01-13-2011, 04:59 PM
Rosvik, two things. 1) There were some missions that were unpbulished, so it's a good idea to withdraw and then republish your mission. And 2) certain enemy groups have a minimum level requirement. If you used any of these, players cannot see it unless they meet the level requirement.
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# 7
01-13-2011, 05:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosvik
I made a Klingon mission called 'The Listening Post at Trajan' and it seemed to publish okay. However, I cannot find it even if I search by author. I want to play it in published form to see if certain things work (like NPC groups wandering). I published this on Dec 23 but I have yet to be able to find it.
Also if it doesn't have enough ratings yet, it won't show in the normal list unless you click Become a Reviewer.
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# 8
01-24-2011, 11:50 AM
I've noticed that when i first published my first mission Lost In Time 'Episode 1 Prelude', that by doing a custom search it showed all none ranked mission including mine, but only at first. Afterwards (within an hour later) doing custom search with default search setting like before, no non-rated mission showed including mine. Even by searching by my name (Teasdaleern) it still didn't show up. I am a mission reviewer myself. so why don't the non-rated missions show like they did when i first published? Answer is... It's a bug and it need's fixing so that people's missions don't get lost, resulting in the missions never being played by others. After all whats the point in publishing a mission if no one is going to beable to find it in the ingame community mission search.

Same can be said for the 'New' Option in the search, why dont newly published mission's show up there instead of having newly reviewed older missions of 5 and 4 star, that should really only show in the TOP RATED Search result's? and have 1-3 star missions show up in the HOT search Result, with 3 star being at the top of the result's and 2 star at the bottom. It would certainly make alot more sense if results where like that. Ohh and while am at, why not add a search option such Low Rated for 1-2 star rated missions?

Sorry for my attitude here, but i didn't spend the best part of my weekend learning how to use the foundry and creating a mission prelude for a full blown mission series, only to publish it and find that no one's even going to find it in the search result full stop.

P.S. After being logged out for 15mins (yeah idel to long) i log back in and the Non-rated are back under default custom search, but once i transer to another map (in this case ESD to Sol system) i check again using default custom search and again they have dissappeared. So if you want to find your newly published mission and other non-rated mission you have to log out and wait a few minutes then log back in and add the ones you want to try to your mission list before you transfer to any other map.
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