GR: What are some of the most impressive projects to come out of the Foundry update? How have players surprised you?
DS: Prior to the release of the Foundry, we were concerned that discussed user-generated-content would take the path of least resistance towards exploitation. We hoped that a community of authors would arise and establish the Foundry as a premier tool for creating Star Trek fan-fiction, but it remained to be seen.
What has impressed me most is how organized and creative the fan-fiction community for Star Trek turned out to be in Star Trek Online. With numerous Foundry podcasts and an ever flowing release of well-constructed episodes, the quality of the Foundry Spotlight missions has surpassed expectations.
With episodes like “Vulture Wheel”, “One Too Many”, and “First Cause, Then Effect”, the Foundry community has shown that creativity is not confined to the development team. We look forward to seeing what great missions will be made this year.