If in S8 the Foundry interface included mission type: Comedy. Space combat. Ground combat. Role play. Sad attempts to create new exploit missions where you shoot at helpless ships for twenty minutes..
It would help players find what they like and avoid sad attempts at exploit missions that push all of the interesting material far down the list.
Agreed. This would be a very useful addition to the Foundry.
Originally Posted by grindisbaddesign
Then you'd have to add a category for "Awful fanfic whose author thinks he's better than Ray Bradbury"
I've certainly found of few of those.
I've also found some fantastic story missions written by talented authors.
"Fanfic" is not bad by default. It depends on the skills of each writer. The requested search functions could at least give a little help in weeding through the Foundry database.
It would also be nice if authors could tag their missions with what series/context their mission emphasizes (e.g., TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, 2409). I have a character that I am only playing through the Foundry (slow going, for sure) that is TOS-themed. It's not always easy to find those missions. The few I've found have been through the boards, not the Foundry search function.
I enjoy a good story, it's the attitude of some Foundry people that needs a good rap on knuckles.
Most of us have got healthy egos, that's for sure including your truely, but I'd say we probably get plenty of "raps on the knuckles" from mission reviews, lol.
Anyway, we've been pushing Cryptic to make the search engine better for years. I guess there's not much we can do besides keep pushing right?
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Last edited by drogyn1701; 01-17-2013 at 02:27 PM.