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# 1 Foundry hand book?
12-22-2010, 09:58 AM
This is more directed to dstahl or the dev in charge of the foundry development.

First I'd like to thank you for creating a intuitive tool to allow us trek fans to be able to create and share our own mini episodes. i look forward to trying out and rating the contents others created. I hope they also will enjoy mine once i get the hang of the foundry better.

My question is. Are there plans to have a help system integrated in the foundry or possible a down loadable pdf file that we can print to sort of have as a reference manual at our side to aid in our creative endeavors?

I'm reasonable sure I'm not the only one that would like something like this.
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# 2
12-22-2010, 10:04 AM
To be completely honest, I doubt your going to get an official guide that is much better than these:

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=191472

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=191580
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# 3
12-22-2010, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by hobieone
This is more directed to dstahl or the dev in charge of the foundry development.

First I'd like to thank you for creating a intuitive tool to allow us trek fans to be able to create and share our own mini episodes. i look forward to trying out and rating the contents others created. I hope they also will enjoy mine once i get the hang of the foundry better.

My question is. Are there plans to have a help system integrated in the foundry or possible a down loadable pdf file that we can print to sort of have as a reference manual at our side to aid in our creative endeavors?

I'm reasonable sure I'm not the only one that would like something like this.
http://www.startrekonline.com/foundrywalkthrough
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# 4
12-22-2010, 10:14 AM
i saw the one on this site. I was actually thinking of something more in depth.
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# 5
12-22-2010, 11:37 AM
Seeing how Champions Online had a guidebook, which launched with the game, and STO still has... well, nothing really, I wouldn't be surprised if all we would ever see for guides, tutorials and handbooks would come from the community itself.

It actually makes me sad because I love these guides and try to obtain a guidebook for every game I love enough to care about. I guess I'm too old.
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# 6
12-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LordOfPit View Post
Seeing how Champions Online had a guidebook, which launched with the game, and STO still has... well, nothing really, I wouldn't be surprised if all we would ever see for guides, tutorials and handbooks would come from the community itself.

It actually makes me sad because I love these guides and try to obtain a guidebook for every game I love enough to care about. I guess I'm too old.
Their kind of coolf or nostalgia's sake, but unfortunately they become oudated pretty quick for MMOs
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# 7
12-22-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LordOfPit View Post
Seeing how Champions Online had a guidebook, which launched with the game, and STO still has... well, nothing really, I wouldn't be surprised if all we would ever see for guides, tutorials and handbooks would come from the community itself.

It actually makes me sad because I love these guides and try to obtain a guidebook for every game I love enough to care about. I guess I'm too old.
Considering that the game has changed significantly over the last 10 months, such a guide would have been a waste of money. Champions Online is about to change a lot too.
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# 8 I guess I'm old-fashioned...
12-22-2010, 01:33 PM
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Considering that the game has changed significantly over the last 10 months, such a guide would have been a waste of money. Champions Online is about to change a lot too.
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Originally Posted by The.Grand.Nagus View Post
Their kind of coolf or nostalgia's sake, but unfortunately they become oudated pretty quick for MMOs
I know that guys. I know MMO's change, but I still look fondly at my CoH/V (yes, I have both blue and red binders) and CO guides, and I would've loved an STO guide as well, even if it wouldn't have any informational value above nostalgia.

To me, guidebooks show the developer/publisher care enough about their game to go to the expense of having one published. I don't mean to imply though that Cryptic doesn't care about STO, they've shown me they do care in other ways, it's just that I love turning the pages, reading the flavor text and looking at the colorful pictures whenever the server's down for maintenance...
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# 9
12-22-2010, 02:26 PM
I wouldn't expect a paid for guidebook at this time. However, I am planning on doing some updates to the STO Online Manual early next year.

I'll make sure to include as much information on The Foundry Beta for Star Trek Online as I can in the updates.

Thanks,

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# 10
12-23-2010, 07:47 AM
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I wouldn't expect a paid for guidebook at this time. However, I am planning on doing some updates to the STO Online Manual early next year.

I'll make sure to include as much information on The Foundry Beta for Star Trek Online as I can in the updates.
You'd seriously rock, StormShade, if you'd do that!
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