to be honest im pretty ticked off at the whole way this has been handled very little infomation about the foundry has come out i made a nice post on the test server forum about questions and none of them were replied to the keep saying that they are planning to release foundry to the test server but it keeps getting pushed back and pushed back because of "bugs". It was supposed to go out to the test server two weeks ago.... i really don't understand why it is taking so long when we all know a lot of the major features wont even be in it just yet, we just want to get our hands on it
please just release it already there will be bugs thats what a beta is. you been teasing us that its going to come out for the test server for the past month and yet all we get so far is this sort of back and forth game between "were trying to get it out this week" to "oh it will come out when its ready we have no time frame..."
i mean Stahl made a nice long post about crafting last night...which was good. but would have been nice if he updated the FAQ or made a more detailed post (with some new screenshots) about the foundry while we wait.......
Please please just release it soon or at the very least release some more infomation about it or a video or something....
but i guess it will come out when it comes out....just sad that none of the devs are making any real posts or updates on it, in fact they SHOULD have a sticky on the foundry feedback or test server page with a sticky of the current status of the foundry so that users can easily pull it up to find out instead of having to dig through the forums trying to find a response to why the foundry isnt out yet.
Its not very nice to tease us with this great tool thats supposively to make great cool missions but then to keep delaying and delaying it while getitng our hopes up that its "coming real soon" on top of providing very little information on it.
Though maybe they are holding out on any information because they want to make sure they can get it to work in the beta or something.. i dont know. i still think theres no real reason to put a NDA on the foundry to be honest. Even if it was not perfect i cant see how having tools to make your own missions and people seeing more about it could be a bad thing.
it just seems to me to show that rather then get the STO community really excited and involved in the process we are going to just have to wait untill they "decide" to put it on the test server whenever the heck that will be ... and yes they do have a few community people trying it out
but since they cant report on anything they are testing what is the real point? great for them to get feedback but not so great for the rest of us!
i just think this whole thing could have been handled better and maybe instead of giving us false hopes of when the foundry is coming they should have just set the beta on tribble on the same day season 3 comes out on holideck. just make the first open beta for tribble first worry about bringing the beta to live later on...
if they had just said ok Foundry will be avalible december 9th on Tribble it would have made people a bit less frustrated about the whole waiting game "oh is it today? maybe? no...tomorrow? no? next week? hmm"
Who knows when the heck it will come out i just wish theyd drop the darn NDA already since technically speaking the Foundry was supposed to be on tribble by now anyways so why keep the thing a secret?
Drop the NDA let the people who have played with it give their opions maybe even posts some videos and then it would make us all excited and make the wait not as frustrating!
sighs but i guess we'll just have to play the waiting game apparently they are set on releasing as little information about it as possible untill beta comes out.
I mean what are we going to do phone another company and say "hey look at this idea you guys should do this!"
You have to be a paying customer to use tribble. Yes it's an optional extra, but really nothing more than that
By your definition, Cryptic can do now wrong? What kind of company thrives on nothing but praise?
I am trying to say that this will happen with programs that still aren't even in open beta yet! Additionally, we did not have Tribble in the beginning and they could revoke access to it at any time. Now would I be mad if they kept missing holodeck deadlines? Of course! But Tribble Estimates? No.