1. Would it be possible to have one of the "npc contacts" or default "objects" at SFA be an invis object or arch inside the holodecks?
This way, authors would have an immersive "door" on SFA where holonovels can be run.
It would also be great to have the same thing on esd. Instead of using generic doors to represent a holodeck, authors could have players enter a holodeck and initiate a holonovel.
2. Could we also have something to allow authors to transition a map to a different part of Earth? I'm not asking for a shuttlepod transport station, but is there anything that you could do to add a believable way for authors to use SFA to travel to other parts of the Earth?
Yes, and it was actually up before the great Foundry collapse. I only had the chance to fix part 1 and 2
and republish before the Foundry was pulled down, so it's stuck in my unpublished list. I actually almost
have Part IV's maps complete, but that too was put on hold until it's back up. Hopefully soon.
Yeah, I want to make a mission set in the Academy holodecks. I was very surprised to find, on Tribble, that they aren't hooked up. I think that the holodeck consoles in all three holodecks should be separately interactable.
Also, for travelling to different areas of Earth, they could hook up the transporters on ESD as interactables, and then mission authors could make the interact be "Beam to African Plains" or whatever.