Former PWE Community Team Lead
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hello and welcome to another Foundry Challenge! These challenges will be posted every 9-10 weeks, which includes 6 weeks to make your mission, and 3 weeks for the community to play through all of the missions and cast one [1] official vote for a winner. At the end of the 3 weeks of playthrough and voting, a winner, based on a simple majority of votes, will be announced and awarded 1000 STO Promo Points for the C-Store (enough to also purchase additional Foundry slots through the Dilithium exchange, if the winner chooses) and earn a guaranteed spot as a future Foundry Spotlight mission.


Today we start the nine-week run of the fifth Foundry Challenge: And Now The Continuation
Last time on Star Trek Online...

STO has had some amazing Feature Episodes (click here to view the 4 series) created since launch. Each series has had 5 episodes, but there is an untold story after each of them. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create the lost 6th episode of the series of your choosing.

You will have from today, Wednesday October 3rd, until Wednesday, December 19th at 10am PDT (Updated!) to make your Foundry mission and reply to this thread with its information in the following format:

Mission Title:
Your @Handle:
Faction:
Level Requirement:
Mission Summary:

NOTE: Please do not publish your mission until the morning of Wednesday, December 19th, as close to 10am PDT as possible, but not after***.
NOTE: The above needs to be filled out completely by the due date/ time for your mission to be considered, and your mission must be published in-game at such time to be considered -- unfortunately, any mission that cannot be found in-game by the time the voting starts will be removed from this entry thread.

Starting on Wednesday, December 19th, around 10AM PDT, the 3-week playthrough and review stage will begin. Only entries made in this thread prior to 10AM, and are published/ available in-game, on that Wednesday will be eligible to participate in the challenge. Look for a voting thread to be made which will explain the voting process (some info below).


This is the author's thread -- only entries should be made here.
The Discussion Thread can be found HERE.
A Voting Thread will be posted and stickied when that period begins.
We also have an Index of previous challenges HERE.


IMPORTANT: The rules may change from one challenge to another, but I'd like to let everyone know what the base rules are. These may grow as we move on (and have since the 1st challenge), so feel free to give feedback in the discussion thread about what should be added!
  • Each Challenge will run for 9 weeks. For 6 weeks we will sticky the challenge and let you make your entry. After the 6th week, the 7th through 9th week will be the time when the mission is published and reviewed by the community.
  • There is no right or wrong entry.
  • The background story should be the main foundation for your mission. You will put the player into the main role.
  • The missions for these challenges must be in English. Please check out the French and German forums using the flag drop down above to see their Foundry contests.
  • In the spirit of the competition, only maps, missions, stories, dialogue etc. created/ built/ designed during the 6-week creation period should be used.
  • The mission should take only 30 minutes for a player to complete, but MUST not take more than 45 minutes. Error on the side of 30 minutes. This is to allow players to be able to play through all of the missions so they can consider all when voting.
  • In your mission description, opening dialogue, and the last dialogue, please include orange "out-of-character" text that explains that your mission is part of the STO Forums' Foundry Challenge #5 -- do not include a link to this post, but let the player know they can visit the "The Foundry for Star Trek Online " section of the forums for more information.
  • Please keep discussion about the entries in the appropriate Discussion Thread.
  • In the Discussion Thread, feel free to write what inspired you and what your thoughts on the topic are.
  • Regarding Voting:
    • Once you have played through all of the missions during the Playthrough Period, please send me an in-game mail with the mission you feel should win this month's challenge.
    • Unless you play through all of the missions pretty quickly, I should not be getting votes until midway through the 8-9th week.
    • Reviewers can only send one [1] in-game mail to me to act as an official vote for a winner.
    • Reviewers can write reviews of some of the other missions if they wish.
  • A few other important reminders:
    • Please heed the Foundry's EULA when submitting your entry! This applies to any mission made in the foundry. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
    • Each author may only have one entry, no matter how many accounts they have.
    • After nine weeks' time, the thread will be unstickied as we move on to the next challenge.
    • We'll have three threads: One to post the entries in, one to discuss the entries and one with the official entries list for voting.
      Cross-linking between these threads is acceptable for these challenges ONLY!!

***If you are unable to push the "publish" button at this time due to timezones/ work schedules, please wait until the latest possible moment before this day/time. Also, if you need to publish your mission to test things, that is fine too, but please make sure to unpublish after testing is complete.
Brandon "BranFlakes" Felczer | Former Community Team Lead for Perfect World Entertainment

Last edited by pwebranflakes; 12-05-2012 at 11:05 AM.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 69
# 2
10-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Mission Title: Cold Reflection
Your @Handle: @sbcouto
Faction: Klingon
Level Requirement: 35+
Mission Summary:
With the death of Thot Trel and the Breen's failed mission, you venture forward into a list of military successes by defeating the Devidians, the assault of the Romulan Vault and the stopping of the 2800... But then the Klingon Empire calls you to the front lines to face the full force of Starfleet's Elite. Death is all but guaranteed.

Last edited by muaren; 12-19-2012 at 06:34 AM.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 75
# 3
10-03-2012, 08:12 PM
Mission Title: Cold Enemies
@ Handle: @Q400
Faction: Federation (with Klingon later)
Level Requirment: 35+
Mission Summary:

The Breen are after the Vault. After the failed preserver mission, and the Breen - Sona' war, the Breen are weakened. The Vault holds the key for the Breen's domination of the galaxy!
" Nature Decays, but latinum lasts forever."
Original Handle: @Q400
Join Date: December 2010

Last edited by q403; 12-18-2012 at 06:25 AM.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 114
# 4
10-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Mission Title: "Sanctuary for the lost"
Your @Handle: @maquis
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary:
Current status: Completed

It has been a month since Kar’ukan was killed in the battle to retake Deep space nine,
At the end of the battle Loriss and the founder returned to the gamma quadrant with most of the Jem’Hadar that were displaced by the prophets but several hundred ships refused to return with them.

They have begun to raid ships passing through venerable systems in the Cardassain Union Starfleet, the Klingon defence forces and Cardassia have put together a taskforce to stop these lost soldiers.
The displaced Jem’Hadar have been marauding around an area suspected to be sympathetic to True way terrorist group, even though these lost warriors can hold their own they are no match for war ships with 30 years of more advancement

Starfleet has ordered they be stopped with diplomacy if possible but with violence if only absolutely necessary, the taskforce will deploy from Deep space nine.

Last edited by cers001; 12-19-2012 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Level requirement change, status update
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,304
# 5
10-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Mission Title: Spectres, Episode Six
Your @Handle: @HippieJohn
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Likely 16+
Mission Summary: The U.S.S. Rueben James, NCC-1707 was lost 145 years ago in 2265 in the Sherman System in an engagement with Klingon Forces. Could one of the first major Starfleet losses during the early days of space exploration be your fault ? And will a daring mission to the past with your crew be the only way to set the timeline right ?
Status : Complete. Tweaking, checking for spelling errors, etc. Also, constructing KDF version of the mission.

Last edited by pwebranflakes; 12-19-2012 at 10:12 AM.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 403
# 6
10-06-2012, 10:24 AM
Mission Title: Beneath The Raptors Wing
@Handle: @rickysmith1
Faction: United Federation of Planets
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: Earth Stands Alone; the Earth-Romulan War has cost millions of lifes and reshaped this part of the Milky Way for eons, but what happens when your ship is used to avert one of the most climatic battles in history into their favour?
Can you alone save the Legends of Starfleets History and restore the Federation before the Romulans conquest of the Alpha Quadrent is realised?
Creation Status:
Completed.
Idea For Sequel: Poster

ATTENTION: UNDINE SPACE & TKON GROUND SETS ALL THE WAY DEVS!.. Q-TRIBBLE, MAYBE!?.. EJECT WARP CORE ABILITY LIKE LAYING A SUPER-MINE, HELL YES!!!.. SPACE HIPPIES FROM TOS PLAYING MUSIC IN OUR FLEET STARBASE, NO, JUST, NO... CAIT & RA'KHOLN ADVENTURE ZONE, YES


Last edited by rickysmith1; 12-11-2012 at 08:56 AM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 135
# 7 Imperium
10-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Mission Title: Imperium
Your @Handle: Soriedem
Faction: KDF
Level Requirement: 16+
Mission Summary: Councilman Cha'lak has a mission for you based on your experiences on Nopada. The Empire's Sensor Specialists have gone over your records from that day with a fine tooth comb, and they have spotted something. He won't tell you what it is, until you're on your way. However, he did say that it's something that they had lost. What could it be? The Mission begins on Hatoria in Pi Canis Sector Block.

Last edited by soriedem; 10-16-2012 at 03:56 PM.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 297
# 8
10-08-2012, 08:52 AM
Mission Title: Echo's in Time
Your @Handle: @kahn
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Any
Mission Summary: Time is saved from the Devidian threat, but what of the countless lives your mission into the past has affected? What possible futures has your presence altered, and what can be done to correct it? The Department of Temporal Investigation has launched an investigation into your actions, and it's up to you to correct your mistakes.



Current Status: Published!

Last edited by drudgy; 12-18-2012 at 11:39 PM.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,506
# 9
10-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Mission Title: Diplomacy in the Gamma Quadrant
Your @Handle: marhawkman
Faction: KDF (probably)
Level Requirement: tbd
Mission Summary: Orions are not the best warriors but they are skilled traders. Melani Di'an has convinced the high council that it is time to attempt to open trade negotiations with an old enemy. The task the High Council has given you is to make contact so that the negotiations can actually begin.
HAIL HYDRA!
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Last edited by markhawkman; 11-08-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
# 10
10-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Mission Title: Time and Time Again
@Handle: @mmotnahp
Faction: United Federation of Planets
Level Requirement: 31+
Mission Summary: This mission is part of the STO Forums' Foundry Challenge #5. Visit the STO Forums for more details! This mission is intended to be a continuation of the "Spectres" episode series.

The Delvidians may still be present on Drozana station. Their plans in the past may have failed, but that doesn't mean they're not going to try again in the present.

Proceed to Drozana station and scan the station for any remaining Delvidians or any signs of temporal disruptions.

We believe what you're looking for may be in the northern part of the station inside a cargo crate.
Creation Status: Maps & Story Complete, Testing in Progress
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