1. Arrive at ESD.
2. Go to a computer terminal
3. Interact with said terminal.
Easy peasy, so far the story is you've been contacted by someone on ESD who needs you to go and download some important information from a specific computer terminal in ESD. Once that is done, they inform you that you need to deliver the data to someone at Memory Alpha.
Now here is the problem.
I can't figure out how to get the mission to provide you with a "beam out" to go to Memory Alpha. The tutorial videos show how to do it, but every time I try to do it, the feature that the tutorial videos show, is not available to me.
I have to specifiy a "door" to "depart from", in other words I have send the Player to second interactive object somewhere on ESD, be it a plant, or some other terminal... once that object is interacted with, THEN it triggers a beam out to your ship...
The tutorial videos show that you can select specific sectors and ports to depart from, but when I try it, I select to depart from ESD but all it does is expand the ESD listing to give me a list of interactive objects inside ESD that I have to chose from to be the "door" that you depart from...
For example, in the FIRST video, right around the 5 minute mark the guys is showing how to set up the mission to depart from one point to the other.... but when I try to do it, they way he is showing in the video is very different from what I'm seeing in the Foundry!
1. Are these tutorial videos even up to date with the current Foundry?
2. Are FTP accounts limited with what they can accomplish in the Foundry?
It will not let me do that, there is nothing to set it to depart from under "whole map" and when I leave it set to "whole map" it just gives me an error and says I have to specify a "door" to depart from.
Zorbane (above) pointed me to some updated tutorial videos. I'm going to sit and watch those for a bit, and play around for awhile to see what I can do.
You unfortunately can't depart from map on any cryptic map. You will need to use an interact or door. But, you can use some consoles like you mention. This will not send you to the Open Cryptic map of Memory Alpha populated with other players. That is still impossible.