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Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hi all,

Well, since I topped out my main character, and am getting bored of levelling my alt and/or running STFs, I decided to crack open the Foundry again after a long absence (some 2 years).

Now, I have an idea involving Borg and Tholians fighting in space and on a planet, with SOTO being caught up in the middle of it, as the player races to stop both sides getting their hands on Iconian technology. Looking at various threads, I can see that neither the STF costumes (Omega/MACO/HG) nor the Tholians are in the Foundry. And I can also see that no one has a clue when they'll be added (bang goes my idea for a custom Omega character that the player interacts with).

So, in the interim, I was hoping to create smaller missions to get a feel for mechanics and so on as well as populate maps. In that vein, what else is in the Foundry? Can we create custom Borg NPCs? Also, are the rest of the races/factions represented and customisable, i.e. Romulans, Breen, Bajorans, Jem'Hadar? And are any of the Iconian ships/gateways from the Romulan series of missions in the Foundry?

Many thanks,

Tim
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# 2
08-30-2012, 10:44 AM
Welcome to the Foundry!

We have access to a lot of the races available in the normal character creator. However when you're making custom skins, you can only make them wearing Fed or Klingon uniforms, or the off-duty options. For some races that we don't technically have access to, like Cardassians, we can use the alien creator like on our normal characters or BOFFs. There are many options missing, however, and some that are restricted (whether intentionally or not). We do not have access to many uniform options such as the Jupiter or Bajoran uniforms. Some people can make Caitians. I can't, not sure why. Lifetime sub holders can make liberated Borg, the rest of us can't.

We do have a large library of pre-built NPCs that we can use. These represent all the major races, and many are the skins used on enemy mobs in the game: Jem'Hadar, Romulans, Klingons, Breen, Gorn, Orions, Letheans, Cardassians, Borg, Remans, Hirogen, Undine. Also many different starfleet officers, including cadets.

We can't alter the appearance of these any.

Best way to look and see what we have is to open it up and look at the NPC contact tab, and play around with the custom costume maker.

Also if you have any questions and need an answer in realtime, feel free to join the chat room at www.starbaseugc.com.
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# 3
08-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Does the ability to make Caitians have to do with whether you bought the playable Caitian from the C-Store?

I also saw someone (leviathan) with a Liberated Borg. But I can't see where I could do that. How was that possible?
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# 4
08-30-2012, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gulberat View Post
Does the ability to make Caitians have to do with whether you bought the playable Caitian from the C-Store?

I also saw someone (leviathan) with a Liberated Borg. But I can't see where I could do that. How was that possible?
I am almost certain that we used to be able to make a Caitian. I was really surprised tonight when I couldn't. Just like I used to be able to make a liberated Borg.

Anyone else confirm this? Races have gone missing, it seems. This has happened before on Tribble, where Hav could make a Rigelian but I couldn't because I hadn't purchased Rigelians.

Is this the case now with some of the races? I've never bought a playable race. If you have and see it as an option in the costume editor, let me know. I'll check to see if I can too.
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# 5
08-30-2012, 11:00 PM
I was never able to make a Caitian. I have never bought that race. I'm quite certain I used to be able to make a liberated Borg, but lately it has been lifetimers only. I've had some test it for me.
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# 6
08-31-2012, 06:05 AM
Playing around with the character creator part last night, I noticed that everything I have unlocked on Holodeck normal play (merc outfits, veteran uniforms, Joined Trill, Liberated Borg - I am an LTS, etc) is available to me for creating new NPCs.

Now if only there was a randomiser so I could create a 'type', i.e. Starfleet Special Operations Commando, outfit and have the computer randomly generate the race/hair/body options.

Tim
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# 7
08-31-2012, 06:55 AM
In fact there is, though you will have to do some of it manually. What you do is create your costume with the uniform the way you want it. Then click the button that says "duplicate costume" above the list of your custom costumes. This will give you an exact duplicate of your costume. Select the new one, and below the main 3D display in the middle of the screen, you'll see three buttons that say "Head" "Upper Body" and "Lower Body." These buttons will randomize those portions of the costume when clicked.

I would recommend sticking to the head randomizer, as the others will change your uniform. You can adjust the height and body attributes of the new costume manually.

However, if you want to change species, you'll have to build the uniform again from scratch.
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# 8
08-31-2012, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kirksplat View Post
I am almost certain that we used to be able to make a Caitian. I was really surprised tonight when I couldn't. Just like I used to be able to make a liberated Borg.

Anyone else confirm this? Races have gone missing, it seems. This has happened before on Tribble, where Hav could make a Rigelian but I couldn't because I hadn't purchased Rigelians.

Is this the case now with some of the races? I've never bought a playable race. If you have and see it as an option in the costume editor, let me know. I'll check to see if I can too.
I can make a Liberated Borg but the blue/white skintones are not available.
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# 9
08-31-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tmichc View Post
Playing around with the character creator part last night, I noticed that everything I have unlocked on Holodeck normal play (merc outfits, veteran uniforms, Joined Trill, Liberated Borg - I am an LTS, etc) is available to me for creating new NPCs.

Now if only there was a randomiser so I could create a 'type', i.e. Starfleet Special Operations Commando, outfit and have the computer randomly generate the race/hair/body options.

Tim
Merc outfits and gold shoulder vet uniforms were always available.
Captain
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# 10
08-31-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
I can make a Liberated Borg but the blue/white skintones are not available.
I can see no way to make a liberated Borg.
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