From today until Wednesday, June 20th, at 10AM PDT, voting is open for Foundry Challenge #3!
Since early May, Foundry authors have been storyboarding, developing, and designing Foundry missions for our most recent challenge, Holodeck Hypocrisy. More information about the challenge can be found here.
The following is a list of submitted missions to be reviewed -- if you are going to play them and vote, we ask that you please give everyone a fair chance and play through each mission. They should all be around 30 minutes of gameplay, but should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete. If you can play and complete two (2) missions a day, you will be able to play them all before the voting period ends.
Once you have played through them, please send an in-game mail to @PWE_BranFlakes (STO’s Community Manager) with the mission you feel should win this month's challenge. Unless you play through all of the missions pretty quickly, he should not be getting votes until late next week/ the week after that.
You may only vote once and, if you are one of the participants, may not vote for your own mission. Rallying people from your fleet/ friend group to vote for your, or any other, mission is discouraged and should be apparent from the votes that come in -- encourage them to play through all of the missions and really choose the one they feel best told the story. This is all for fun, and while there is a small prize to be awarded to the winner (STO Promo Points for the C-Store), we know all of us are ethical, honest Trekkers and Trekkies.
For information about the Foundry, and how to play missions, check out this Guest Blog by StarbaseUGC.
So, without future ado, here is the list of entrants (along with the background story):
Foundry Challenge #3 : Holodeck Hypocrisy
You've received a request from your superiors to make your way to a secret outpost where new holodeck technology is being developed. During your investigation, you discover that there is more to this technology than meets the eye.
Foundry Challenge #3 Entry Missions:
Mission Title: A Few Hollow Men Player @Handle: @SBSouto Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 16+ Mission Summary: Starfleet chooses you and a few other Captains to test out a new holodeck officer training technology. When your fellow Captains begin to die in training, you seek for the truth- but perhaps you can't handle the truth.
Mission Title: A New Breed of Warrior Player @Handle: @Soriedem Faction: Klingon Level Requirement: Any Mission Summary: A secret research facility experimenting with stolen Federation technology has missed their scheduled status report. You've been dispatched to investigate.
Mission Title: Going Viral Player @Handle: @Pi-3Orionis Faction: Klingon Level Requirement: 35+ Mission Summary: It was intended to be the perfect weapon against the Federation... a spy with impenetrable cover, turning one of the Federation's most prized technologies against them, depriving the weak of their crutches and forcing Starfleet to fight and die on the fields of battle as Klingons do. But now it has been unleashed within Klingon borders, and Empire is facing a threat to its very identity on a scale which has only been faced once before in the distant past, one which almost destroyed the very essence of what it means to be a Klingon warrior!
The only thing standing between the Klingon soul and a fate worse than death, is you. Can you unravel the secret code of the weapon, before it unravels you?
Mission Title: Three Degrees of Separation Player @Handle: @ woghd Faction: Federation Level Requirement: Any Mission Summary: Every night the old professor excuses his staff and locks himself into the new streamlined, Binar-upgraded holodeck, and every morning he emerges...except for today. He didn't come out. What is the old professor doing in there?
Mission Title: A Holo Peace Player @Handle: @Gingie Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 46+ Mission Summary: You have been called to attend a summit on Outpost 39384, a secret Applied Theoretical Photonics lab. There, representatives from both the Federation and the Klingon High Council are discussing a separate peace with the Hirogen, led by Alpha Turock. But sabotage traps you and the other representatives in an endless series of deadly holographic challenges. Can you survive?
Mission Title: The Legacy of Men Player @Handle: @rickysmith1 Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 35+ Mission Summary: Your first day off in months hasn't even started when Starfleet receives a disturbing distress call from the newly constructed Jupiter Station 2. Within the Transmission only three words were made out from the horrific screaming; “We are free”.
Your mission is to find out what is happening on Earth's door step, investigate, assist and report. You have been given special clearance on this occasion to access all area's including the Intelligence and Military Applications Department where it is believed the transmission originated.
Good luck Captain.
Mission Title: Ultopia: 3 Questions Player @Handle: @Drazur_Southclaw Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 31+ Mission Summary: You have been ordered to investigate a bizarre message which Starfleet HQ has received. While the message itself was untraceable, it included a set of coordinates that point towards the Kei system. The message reads as follows:
You are cordially invited to experience Ultopia - the perfect society - a place where crime is considered an academic curiousity. A place where evil does not exist. A place where death itself is unheard of.
"Welcome to Ultopia - the very essence of Perfection Itself."
Mission Title: The 14th Rule of Acquisition Player @Handle: @Maziken Faction: Klingon Level Requirement: 16+ Mission Summary: The Empire has recently come into possession of Romulan holographic technology. Can you assist with the research and development of this technology so that the Empire has a decisive advantage over their enemies?
Mission Title: The Zypex Intrusion Player @Handle: @Klintobean Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 31+ Mission Summary: Starfleet Command has diverted you from your current mission to investigate a presumed attack on their state-of-the-art and top secret Holographic Research Facility located on the remote icy planet of Thelius. You must gain access to the facility built into the treacherous cliffs of rock and ice to descend deeper into the mystery of who attacked the facility and why. What are the secrets behind this holographic technology?
Will Starfleet send you reinforcements in time to save you from…THE ZYPEX INTRUSION? Or perhaps you have another "Protector" in your midst.
Mission Title: One Too Many Player @Handle: @XR-377 Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 41+ Mission Summary: The daughter of "Reg" Barclay is working on Earth Space Dock tracking down a system's bug in the Station's Network. But, as can be expected, she has a problem one too many...
Mission Title: Figments of the Imagination Player @Handle: @Commander_Charvanek Faction: Federation Level Requirement: 46+ Mission Summary: A former Romulan scientist is willing to share some new holographic technology that she says will be helpful in countering the Undine threat. Starfleet wants you to rendezvous with a photonic studies specialist to evaluate her findings.
Feel free to continue using this thread to discuss the missions above.
Good luck to all of our authors, and for our reviewers, have fun and boldly go!