Entropia Universe Brings In Summer With New Event

Summer is the warmest season of the year, and why not spend the warmest season beating monsters to death?

Starting now and running until July 1, Summer Mayhem 2019 tasks players with stopping the evil Mulmun ritual, gaining points, and scoring some sweet loot. Upon entering the ritual area, players will be timed with the best scores earning some of Entropia’s most coveted prizes. A full list of events can be found at the official website.

Source: MindArk Press Release

Entropia Universe Celebrates Easter Mayhem 2019

With Easter on the way, that can only mean one thing. Robot attacks.

At least that’s what it means in Entropia Universe, where Easter Mayhem is running until April 29 with the results of the event to be posted on May 6. Players will assist the Calypso Defense Force in fighting back against waves of evicerators, spider bombers, defenders, warlocks, and warrior robots to protect data interceptors. Rewards include mayhem tokens which can be exchanged at the event token trader.

For more information, check out the Entropia Universe website.

MindArk Talks: Entropia Universe 16th Anniversary

Those of you who keep tabs on the industry will remember that Entropia Universe turns 16 this year, meaning that not only can the game now drive in most states, but it retains its discount card along with the other long-lasting MMOs. As it goes, I had to know what their secret was. Thankfully MindArk was kind enough to let me chat with their CEO Henrik Nel to answer my numerous questions.

The full interview is below, and once you are finished I highly recommend checking out Entropia Universe for free.

MMO Fallout: Entropia Universe launched in 2003, which in the gaming industry is basically three lifetimes ago. What is the secret formula that has kept the game running so long?

Henrik Nel: If we told you it wouldn’t be a secret would it? We are very proud about our real cash economy. Having the game being built around it has created something truly unique which can’t be found anywhere else in the gaming industry. We have achieved a level of trust after 16 years where players can feel confident about their investments being secure and treated with bank level security. It also helps that our community is very mature, entrepreneurial and newcomer friendly.

M: Being free to play, Entropia lacks a barrier to entry. Does Entropia still see a lot of new people peeking their heads in?

H: Yes, we do have a constant stream of players eager to check out the game. Even though some our players started over a decade ago, it is still very possible to start from nothing and
play with them on an even field with some cunning strategies quickly.

M: It seems like growing technology is the biggest threat to older MMOs; with some titles shutting down simply because they have hit their ceiling with new operating systems/hardware. Have you had any major technical hurdles to cross with Entropia now being old enough to get its learner’s permit?

H: In 2009 we made the change from Gamebryo game engine to Cryengine 2. With that change, we had to re-develop a lot of our systems to adapt with the new game engine. As many of the developers are still around from that time, we still possess the knowledge from that transition which will make another upgrade much smoother. We do actually have a graphical improvement just around the corner which utilizes Cryengine, but unfortunately I can’t go into detail about it just yet.

M: How would you most succinctly describe Entropia’s real money economy to someone who only knows it as “that real money MMO”?

H: In Entropia Universe everything has a real-life value since all items has a PED value. PED is our in-game currency which is exchangeable with USD at a 10:1 ratio, so if you loot an item
worth 1000 PED it is worth $100 in the real-world. Your avatar skills can also contain a PED value so everything from your weapon to your acquired skills is worth real USD. Just like in the real world, the actions you make inside Entropia Universe have a real economical consequence.

M: Similarly, I think that for a lot of outsiders, their major experience with Entropia is through these record-breaking land deals. Can you give a brief detail on how land ownership works and how people end up spending tens of thousands of dollars investing in virtual property?

H: Sure, a good example would be the Crystal Palace Space Station which was originally sold in 2009. The player who purchased it at the time got access to four different domes filled with unique creatures only found there. These creatures offer users in Entropia the possibility to loot rare and unique items and in exchange the land owner receives a small tax from the users. The land owner also needs to stay vigilant and listen to the users of their land too as they to possess the ability to alter the look and feel of the area. If done properly, they, just like anybody else in Entropia Universe can withdraw their profits to their real-life bank account.

M: And for a final question in that category, how would you bring in a gamer who is curious but afraid that they will need to put in a substantial investment to get started?

H: Try it out and see for yourself, speak with other players when you are on the inside. There is nothing to stop them from downloading it as it is free to play. We do have Starter Packs for new players which are intended for people that want to start out with a smaller investment, but again it is not a prerequisite to enjoy the game. The Starter Packs are made in such a way that they are extremely helpful for all newcomers. Another important thing is the great society we have inside the game, that as well as the mentor systems really help new players to get a great start and a good way to meet new friends.

M: What kind of content updates does Entropia see these days? Looking at the website there appears to be a steady flow of events for players to participate in.

H: You’re right, we do have a lot of events which is suitable for a lot of different users no matter if you’re a high level or new user. And we have some very interesting content updates coming out this year, with new systems attached. But as Entropia Universe is a Real Cash Economy I can’t go into details on this as it might affect the in-game markets.

M: Has the idea of an Entropia Universe 2.0 ever been tossed around the office?

H: It has been tossed around for sure, and while you should never say never, it is nothing that we are planning to do in the foreseeable future.

M: With many MMOs making the leap to other systems, is the plan to keep Entropia PC-bound?

H: In the future you might very well see more parts of Entropia Universe on other platforms, we already have an Android app connected to our systems, which we have had since 2012. With Virtual Tycoon users can craft and trade while on the move. But currently, we focus a 100% on our PC platform.

I want to extend a big thank you to Henrik Nel and the folks who helped make this Q&A a reality.

Entropia Universe Celebrates 16 Years Old

Entropia Universe is officially old enough to get its learners permit, and that can only mean one thing: New aim controls.

The free update launching this week allows players to lock onto targets and cycle through new ones, allowing for much better control and for easier mass destruction. In addition, the team at MindArk has announced the death of right clicking. No more working through menus to enter vehicles or pick up items as players can now interact with the environment with just one button.

“Much has changed in the last 16 years, but Entropia Universe continues to grow and evolve, and the MindArk team remains committed to keeping the gameplay experience familiar yet fresh,” said Dennis Antonsson, project lead, MindArk. “Long-time players will notice an immediate difference as they switch camera views, toggle their aim and more efficiently interact with the world of Entropia Universe.”

More can be found at the official website.

Invest In Entropia Online Property, Gain Real World Dosh

In the first half of 2019, gamers will have the opportunity to buy shares in digital property within the game Entropia Universe. The Crystal Palace, which was sold in 2009 to its current private owner, is selling 500,000 shares for the low cost of $1 each. Shareholders receive a proportional cut of the loot collected across all four domes in the form of PED, which can then be converted and cashed out into real world money.

Talk about a game that plays itself.

“The upcoming Crystal Palace shares are one of the many ways that investment-minded players can earn real-world profits from Entropia Universe. With more than a billion microtransactions taking place in Entropia Universe every month, Entropia Universe boasts a yearly Gross Domestic Product of more than $400 million – equivalent to the nation of Tonga. Entropia Universe property sales in the past have broken world records, including the very first virtual property worth more than $1,000,000.”

The Crystal Palace earned an approximate return on investment of 17% this past year.

Source: Entropia Universe

Virtual Stable Sells For $5600


Entropia Universe is well known here at MMO Fallout for its ridiculous sales of virtual estate for real money. Entropia Universe AB announced today that the MMORCE (Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy) game has successfully completed its first stable auction, and the results might just astound you. Over $58 thousand real dollars were spent by players to get their hands on thirteen virtual stables. The most expensive stable sold for $5600.

What’s so great about these stables that someone would pay nearly six grand for it? Stables are able to accumulate wealth by renting out stalls and offering specialized training to other players in return for PED, which can be cashed out for real money. Theoretically, given an upcoming update that will place more importance on stables, each of the buyers are likely to come out with a profit. A real profit, of real money.

The sales are as follows:

Stables Estates on Planet Calypso
                  Cape Corinth Stable – Eugenio Anhithe Wilde – $5000
                  Emerald Lakes Stable – Gunnar MRmP Pettersen – $4280
                  Fort Ithaca Stable – Kassandra Blackwidow Draconis – $4300
                  Nate Valley Stable – Gandalf GandalfSzary Szary – $4800
                  Port Atlantis Stable – Jenna Star Mercury (for investors) – $6100
                  Twin Peaks Stable – Matek Matek Barbods – $6200

Stables Estates on ROCKtropia
                  City of Dreams Stable – Narfi Hungry Willam (for investors) – $2200
                  Tangerine Stable – Programer Doc Grey (for investors) – $2300

Stables Estates on Planet Arkadia
                  Celeste Outpost Stable – Maxihundred Max Power – $5600
                  Redoubtable Firebase Stable – Eugenio Anhithe Wilde – $5070
                  Resolute Firebase Stable – Lady Nadie Hawke – $5070

Stable Estate on Planet Cyrene
                  Suppy Depot Stable – Harmony bella Simpson (for investors) – $5200

Stable Estate on Planet Toulan
                  Guardian Village Stable – Wangxiang WangXiang Tuxing – $2200

(Source: Entropia Universe Press Release)

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