zondag 3 april 2011

STO Foundry: Lost and Found

While my Captain is slowly progressing through the ranks i am really having fun with the Foundry missions and i am glad that some of these authors don't forget to put a little humor in their missions.
It's also a great thing to see the possibilities within the foundry engine to create stuff like that.

Some of the scenery and missions have been amazing and well thought out.

And now on the a few humor shots :)

When i first encountered these two, the one in the black/red was trying to pull her feet off the floor first the right one then the left one and this went on and on, so i wondered what was going on and got this after talking to the women standing next to her.

I found this guy staring at the wall and this was all he had to say.

However after the battle..


Yeah but what does that button actually do...??

One little annoyance though is that some authors forget that some of us are "noobs" (like me) and somtimes don't know the entire space map and when only given a system name it can take hours to actually find the mission starter, so it would really help if you include as much info as possible, like system, sector and sector block.
I am sure it's not that difficult to do and it really saves a lot of time.

Just yesterday i spent at least an hour to find a mission starter for "Chronotons and Klingons" and then spent some time on google to try and find it, however it turned out the mission starter was actually inside DS9, while the mission text suggested i should be close (or in) the Bajoran Wormhole.
The Wormhole is not mentioned on the map and i had not done any quests that involved the Wormhole, so i had no idea where to find it, so i didn't know that wormhole was right next to DS9, only found that out by searching on google...

In the end i really enjoyed the mission but it was a pain finding the starter and i am sure not everyone has the patience to try and find that starter and might just drop the mission or give it a bad rating.

1 opmerking:

  1. I totally hear you about the "not including enough information" bit. It's a shame when I see an interesting mission but am completely unable to start it, or when I have to minimize to search for the system name.