I thought id make this thread in the hope of informing some players what foundry authors cant do in a mission. I'm sure we all get reviews asking us to do something, or complaining about a factor we have no control over.
Unfortunately only a small percentage of people will ever read this but if one person learns something it will help in their ability to accurately review things. Also hopefully a dev will eventually add some of this to help authors out.
1) We can't add music. We have no zero control over the music itself. if there is no music, or a unsuitable type of music is playing there is nothing we can do about it.
2) We can't add rewards. We can't control drops. to this day people still blame authors for rewards and drops.
3) Path finding. We can't control where or how your boffs move. Yes we can try to make it so that doffs have plenty of room to move, but if one gets stuck on a door, that' just the system. not us.
4) We can'y control an enemy HP. Enemy stats are fixed. We can pick from certain types but if you breeze past the toughest ship or mob there is with ease then not much we can do. We cant add dreadnoughts either. All foundry enemies are based around a single player experience.