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# 1 The Unsung Missions
03-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Initial Message: Since my first two foundry missions have recieved good reviews so far, I've decided to create a discussion thread for my missions.

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Timeline Note: The following missions take place before the Borg storyline.


- - - - Prologue - - - -

This short, combat-less, anyone-can-play mission is the appetizer to the trilogy, but can be a stand alone as its own experience. It features some of the elements that you can expect from the trilogy, like branching dialogue. Exploration is featured where discoveries are waiting to be found (this was added in update 1.55). It also has a small (very) bonus quest at the end that can be played if you wish to get a little more story that ties into the the main-line series.


A Routine Mission

Author: starfarertheta
ID: ST-HA6JIBXJD
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: Anyone can play.
Length: 20 - 40 minutes.
Features:
- Story, - Branching Dialogue, - Exploration.

Synopsis:
Memory Alpha has been detecting some unusual readings from a nebula located somewhere in the Delta Volanis Cluster. They have requested a Starfleet vessel to investigate, and Stafleet has chosen you.

From the outset, this seems like a routine, single-ship mission. A nice break from the constant struggles that currently plague the Federation. That is, until you begin unlocking the nebula's secrets...

[Current Version: 1.55]
[Now available] [Pending qualification for standard foundry rewards]
[Ashkrik23's v1.32 Review]
[helixfungus' v1.51 Review]


- - - - The Trilogy - - - -

The main course that features an overarching story split into three missions. Playing the prologue before this set of missions is recommended but not a requirement. This three-mission series may be played as one, long mission. Each mission in this trilogy is at least twice as large as the prologue and each has their own specialty:


- Artifacts is heavily story driven as it starts off the trilogy. Plenty of dialogue is to be found here as well as some space combat. Bonus Objectives are introduced to The Unsung Missions in this mission. These are minature sidequests that offer extra story information, some of which are hints of what will happen in the next two missions. These story hints will not be obvious, and can only be found within this mission. Of the three missions, this one caters to story lovers the most.


- Escalation has exploration. Each world that you will visit are unique from one another with each having many discoveries that await the explorer, even in space. It may take some time to discover everything, and some discoveries will only show themselves to the most persistent of explorers. There is an increase in combat situations compared to the previous mission, with most being avoidable. Of the three missions, this one caters most to those with the heart of an explorer.

Note: The descriptions to each world that is featured in this mission can be found in page 2 of this thread.


- Maelstrom has large, intense battle sequences. This mission is the most combat heavy of all the missions in the trilogy, but focuses on the story more than Escalation. Note that you will not be forced into fighting every battle. You can expect to be faced against numerous types of enemies both in space type and ground type combat environments. Story wise, all the other missions were just building up to the events in this one. Of the three missions, this one caters to those with the heart of a warrior the most.

It is advised that you prepare well before taking on this mission.



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The Unsung Mission
- Artifacts -

Author: starfarertheta
ID: ST-HNHDXH7MU
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 41+
Length: 30 - 60 minutes.
Features:
- Story, - Branching Dialogue, - Space Combat, - Bonus Objectives [Remastered in v1.30].

Synopsis:
Once again the Federation finds itself under the looming spectre of yet another Borg invasion. Since problems almost never come alone, a situation has arisen that requires your special attention:

An unusual artifact was discovered in a planetoid system near the Breshar System by the U.S.S. Audentia, commanded by Admiral Atalanta. It has been some time since Starfleet's last communication with the Audentia and there are reports of increasing pirate activity near that system. You are therefore requested by Admiral Gautier to investigate.

[Current Version: 1.32]
[Now available] [Pending qualification for standard foundry rewards]
[Ashkrik23's v1.18 Review]

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The Unsung Mission
- Escalation -

Author: starfarertheta
ID: ST-HQTGG3SXM
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 41+
Length: 40 - 75 minutes (longer when exploring).
Features:
- Story, - Branching Dialogue, - Space and Ground Combat, - Bonus Objectives, - Exploration.

Synopsis:
A dangerous particle, a Section 31 agent in possession of one, and a conduit that is the catalyst to it all. All of which is happening under the shadow of an impending Borg invasion.

The investigation of three ship wreckages is your only bid to find anything that can help you hunt down the Section 31 agent before he unleashes whatever he is planning.

Be forewarned, there are others taking part in the hunt...

[Current Version: 1.03]
[Now available] [Pending qualification for standard foundry rewards]
[Ashkrik23's v1.00 Review]

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The Unsung Mission
- Maelstrom -

Author: starfarertheta
ID: ST-HST5R3A34
Faction: Federation
Level Requirement: 41+
Length: 30 - 60 minutes.
Features:
- Story, - Branching Dialogue, - Large Scale Space and Ground Battles, - Bonus Objectives.

Synopsis:
In the midst of a Borg invasion, chaos erupts in the Badlands as a task force from multiple factions clash for control over the conduit.

In the midst of this chaos, you must infiltrate the rogue Section 31 agent's base of operations in order to stop him, or anyone else from unleashing a plan of insanity, and you do not have much time.

Before that, however, you must deal with an impromptu situation courtesy of a sabotuer...

[Current Version: 1.02]
[Now available] [Pending qualification for standard foundry rewards]

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Any comments and/or suggestions will be appreciated.

Last edited by starfarertheta; Yesterday at 09:11 PM. Reason: Description adjustments.
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# 2
03-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Looking forward to the next part.
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# 3 Mission Updated
03-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Updated A Routine Mission to version 1.34 today. Update includes one new optional dialogue on map 2 and additional final dialogue text.
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# 4 Update
03-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Mission Updates:
Using techniques I learned while building part 2, I've updated both A Routine Mission (now v1.38) and The Unsung Mission:Artifacts (now v1.25) with some extra content.


Part 2 Development Update:
Escalation is now far enough along for me to announce its features:
- Branching Dialogue, - Combat, - Bonus Objectives, - Exploration.

I'm also excited to announce that Escalation will release this month, March 2014, for reviewing.


Additional information can be found in the initial post, which has been updated.

Last edited by starfarertheta; 03-16-2014 at 10:29 AM. Reason: Made it look less ostentatious. Same for the post below.
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# 5 Escalation is now available!
03-12-2014, 09:56 AM
I got this done much sooner than I expected . Escalation is now available! For more information, check the initial post.

Last edited by starfarertheta; 03-16-2014 at 10:29 AM.
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# 6
03-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Updates:
Both A Routine Mission and Unsung Mission: Artifacts have been updated, the former having some additions to the scenery for map two. These updates are mostly centered on some polishing. They are now at versions 1.41 and 1.26 respectively.

Maelstrom Update:
Due to me getting busy for the foreseeable future, and due to the project's unforeseen complexity, Maelstrom will not be releasing until April at the earliest.

Escalation and Maelstrom are currently under the foundry's "review content" tab.
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# 7
03-20-2014, 08:00 PM
Tonight, after finding some free time, I decided to go and polish A Routine Mission some more.

What I have actually done is add a small bonus quest that can be played after the main quest has been completed. This quest, which is under the name "Bonus Objective" in mission, offers a brief glimpse into the story of T.U.M: Artifacts.

A Routine Mission is now at version 1.50 as a result.

Escalation and Maelstrom are currently under the foundry's "review content" tab.
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# 8 OP Update
03-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Updated the the descriptions under "Prologue" and "The Trilogy" in the OP today.

Edit: Went back and updated the very bottom comment in the OP as well.

Escalation and Maelstrom are currently under the foundry's "review content" tab.
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Last edited by starfarertheta; 03-21-2014 at 07:29 PM.
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# 9
03-22-2014, 09:10 AM
Altered the name of the initial post.

Escalation and Maelstrom are currently under the foundry's "review content" tab.
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# 10 Maelstrom Development Update
03-31-2014, 07:13 AM
Maelstrom Development Update:

The Unsung Mission: Maelstrom will be releasing in April, 2014. Here is what you can expect from this mission:
- Story, - Branching Dialogue, - Large Scale Space and Ground Battles, - Bonus Objectives.

Unlike the previous two missions in the trilogy, Maelstrom will not involve journeying from one system to another through Cryptic space. Everything will happen in one, explosive go.

OP has been updated.

Escalation and Maelstrom are currently under the foundry's "review content" tab.
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