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Cool Buckwild Fly / Mar 05, 2017


Greetings Entropians!

Thank you for helping to make 2016 another great year for Entropia Universe. The combined efforts of MindArk, the planet partners and you, the community, have resulted in new accounts growing by nearly 12% and overall economic activity increasing by 5.3% during 2016.

Our continued efforts at improving the experience for new participants contributed to that growth, as did the support of community members and existing participants in welcoming and mentoring new Entropians. MindArk will continue to improve the experiences and resources available to newcomers, including in-game and video tutorials, educational missions, improving the mentor/disciple system and rewards, and additional support for community efforts aimed at new participants.

Since starting at MindArk in my first position as Technical Director, I have worked relentlessly on improving the performance and quality of the Entropia Universe experience. Since last year’s State of the Universe Address, MindArk has continued those efforts and I am proud to report that Entropia Universe has never been more capable or reliable in terms of client and server performance.

2016 in Retrospect

During 2016, the content focus of MindArk and the planet partners was on missions, storylines and events. Our goal is for Entropia Universe to offer a variety of exciting and engaging gameplay, and social and entrepreneurial experiences for participants of all interests. We look forward to deepening and expanding the storylines and lore of Entropia Universe and Planet Calypso in the content planned for the coming year.



MindArk has also been working on new and improved platform systems that will provide more powerful tools for our planet partners to deploy engaging content for all participants. One such system released during 2016 is the Dynamic Event System, currently being tested on Calypso. This new system integrates event objectives and avatar participation with the existing mission tracker interface, and provides new tools for planet partners to create and manage more dynamic and engaging official events. Once that system is extended and refined, it will be made available to all planet partners in 2017.

MindArk released Entropia Pocket in 2016, a free mobile application for Android and iOS that integrates a two-factor authentication solution to provide comprehensive account security for all Entropia Universe participants.



The Entropia Pocket app also provides real-time alerts about important events and news from within Entropia Universe. We plan to add additional features to Entropia Pocket moving forward, so be sure to get it installed on your mobile devices and keep up to date with the latest Entropia Universe news and developments.

We have also added support for additional character sets in the Entropia Universe client chat interface, allowing participants to communicate in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Hindi and more.

What Lies Ahead

Our immediate plans for 2017 include the recently announced Battle Simulator, a new platform-wide system geared toward short bursts of fast-paced gameplay. For more details about this exciting new addition to Entropia Universe, be sure to follow the Entropia Buzz page.



MindArk also plans to address many of the existing issues affecting interplanetary Space gameplay, specifically ship balance and travel. Once those important balance issues are resolved, we look forward to implemented new and previously planned features, such as galactic transport.

The opportunities and potential of Virtual Reality (VR) is another area that really fascinates all of us here at MindArk, and we have made efforts during 2016 to explore ideas that may enhance the Entropia Universe experience for existing and future participants by leveraging recent advances in VR software and hardware technology.



The Land Plot system will also see further development and expansion in 2017. A core aspect of the uniqueness of Entropia Universe is the opportunity for participants to invest in their avatar progression and holdings over time, and housing is an important part of that experience. We aim to progressively develop the housing system to foster the creation of vibrant and bustling cities and towns.

Conclusion

Finally, speaking of investments, I would like to briefly discuss MindArk’s plans for ComPet. ComPet has been fully released on Android, and is planned for release on iOS and Steam within the next few months. As promised, we are also working on the integration between ComPet and Entropia Universe, offering an innovative cross-platform and cross-genre gaming experience.

That being said, Entropia Universe is the primary product and focus of MindArk, and will continue to be so. In developing ComPet as an alternative gaming experience, MindArk has added an offering to complement and promote Entropia Universe. This is an effort that MindArk would like to continue, expanding and complementing Entropia Universe with new projects and experiences, thereby creating interesting and exciting growth opportunities in the upcoming year and beyond.

Finally I would like to thank you all for making Entropia Universe into this fantastic Virtual Universe experience and look forward to seeing you in both ComPet and Entropia during 2017 and beyond!


Klas Moreau
Chief Executive Officer
MindArk PE AB

Cool Buckwild Fly / Mar 05, 2017


Here’s an overview of the Battle Simulator prototype concept.

Format

  • A Global instance in the form of a time trial assault course. Destroy all enemies and finish as fast as you can!
  • Immediately accessible from anywhere in Entropia Universe via the Global Events List
  • 4 PED entrance fee
  • All Avatars are equal: standardized skill levels, weapons and armor are applied
  • Ammo consumption and deterioration are disabled
  • Prototype: will be released whilst undergoing development
  • Loot crate available once the course is completed
  • Additional prizes awarded to the top positions on the weekly leaderboard
  • Look out for the special message at the start of the run announcing occasional extra bonus loot for completing the instance
  • A wide array of hostile robots and turrets of varying difficulty and tactics spread throughout the Battle Simulator instance
Release

Planned release on March 7, 2017.

Audience

Participants of all skill levels, gear and experience, including newcomers.
Cool Buckwild Fly / Jan 27, 2017
ComPet Release Schedule and Prioritisation

Cross-platform Trading

A major part of ComPet concept is the “cross-platform” trading aspect that makes ComPet so unique. This feature is currently in development both in Entropia Universe and ComPet. Until this feature has been fully implemented, it is not economically practical to engage in our planned full- scale marketing campaign to promote ComPet.



iOS Release

Release of ComPet on iOS is in its final phase and should be available shortly.

Affiliate/Referral System

Together with the upcoming marketing campaign, an affiliate/referral system will be available for ComPet account holders to promote ComPet themselves. This is another important stage to complete in order to maximise the impact of ComPet marketing.

Language Support

It is essential for us to add additional language support for our worldwide users.

eSports and Tournaments

Tournament and eSports functionality is currently in development which should widen the audience and appeal of ComPet.



Additional Development

Here are some additional key development tasks that must be implemented in order to create an exciting worldwide battle app game with cross-platform trading connected to the Entropia Universe real-cash economy:

General conversion and retention optimization
Daily tasks/missions
Discounts and offers
Strongboxes
Trinkets/buff items
Balance fine tuning

ComPet Revenue System

The revenue payment system will be implemented after the most important of the tasks detailed above have been completed and their associated processes are working correctly. Deed revenues are currently being accumulated and payments will begin once ComPet is fully functional.
Cool Buckwild Fly / Jan 27, 2017
Arkadia Firebird Limited Edition Sales

Planet Arkadia will be auctioning off 20 new high-performance dropships. These dropships are a new addition to interplanetary transportation at the speed of light.



These 2 seater Firebird Limited Edition are equipped with all the tech required to explore every corner of known space. Fitted with an unlimited thruster, getting off any planet will be done with ease and once off, getting to your destination can be done with simplicity with its own attached unlimited warp drive.

With this ship, space travel can now be done in style and when stationed, you will not only draw attention but demand respect.

Auctions for the Firebird Limited Edition ships will begin 27th January 2017, with opening bids of 50,000 ped (5,000 USD). Bidding competitions are expected to be fierce with only one ship released each week.

To see all info regarding the Firebird Limited Edition and take part in the auctions, login to Entropia Universe using the full 3D PC-client and contact any auctioneer. You can also use the Android app Virtual Tycoon to access the auction.
Cool Buckwild Fly / Nov 22, 2016
NEWS
LATEST NEWS

Notice

Update to Entropia Universe Accounts ToU

Over the next several months, with the assistance of Delphi Law, MindArk will be revising various sections of the Entropia Universe End-User License Agreement (EULA) and Terms of Use (TOU) to ensure that our and our customers’ rights are protected and that MindArk is compliant with current and upcoming European Union accounting, consumer rights and privacy requirements.

The first of these updates will be implemented on Nov. 1, 2016 and deals with the Entropia Universe Terms of Use, Section 5: Account Inactivity, Account Ban and Account Termination.

Cool Buckwild Fly / Nov 18, 2016
Download Tool Here

Hi,

I decided to develop an app in order to track my hunting sessions. Initially the idea was to parse EU log files and given Weapon cost per shoot, Armor cost per hit and heal cost to calculate the total cost of the hunt. The user(me) has to use Entropedia in order to provide these data. Finally Entropedia's downtime forced me to extend the app in order to self calc the Weapon and Heal cost. Armor vs Mob cost isn't developed yet and probably never will. For items data i use the SQL dump of Entropedia DB.

After completed the initial idea, next was to find out the cost to kill each mob during session. I tried to find an algorithm to detect the "Start" and "End" events of killing a mob. The "Start" detection succeeded but failed to auto-detect the death of a mob. So in current App state i have to press "u -MindArk time" in order to fire the kill mob event manually. Task completed with the above requirement.

The next step was to calculate input(Loot) also. That was the most difficult part. I didn't want to interact with the game's memory, binary, etc so the only option was to recognize the loot through screen shoots. The trigger to start scanning the loot is again the key-press of "u -MindArk time". The OCR works well except some cases when the environment on the upper left game's cornet is to bright. Using scope's offered black background gives ~100% accurate results. The Application is able to capture looted items +per item peds.

gianniszrf

Cool Buckwild Fly / Oct 05, 2016
Gardening has Arrived!

Entropia Universe is proud to present the new Gardening System! Those that have a house can now build Gardening Boxes and start producing goods. Further updates to the Gardening System are already being planned, so expect more content soon!

Here is a gardening guide to get you started.



Building Gardening Boxes

Each house you build adds a number of ‘Gardening Points’ to your Plot. Gardening Points define how many Gardening Boxes you can build. For instance, a basic “Omegaton Acorn” Gardening Box is 1 point. The number of Gardening Points are shown next to the green square in the Plot Management UI.

Choose Construction Mode (middle button) on the Plot Management UI, choose the Gardening Box and then “Construct”. Execute the first stage to place the Gardening Box on your plot. If you wish to move the Gardening Box after placing it, choose Logistics Mode (right button) on the Plot Management UI and then click the icon above the Gardening Box.

Once your Gardening box is placed on your Plot you need to finish building it. To do this remain in Construction Mode and click the icon over the Gardening Box. There are 3 more building stages. Click the icon over the Gardening Box to see these stages. Each stage will show the materials needed to execute that stage.

Growing Plants

Once your Gardening box is finished it’s time to start growing plants!

Choose Production Mode (left button) on the Plot Management UI and click the icon above one of the Plant Slots. This will bring up a list of available plants to grow. Select the plant you wish grow to view the materials required for the next stage. After initiating a stage you will have to wait for that stage to be completed. The waiting time is shown by a counter under the stage description. After all stages are complete you can harvest your plant and obtain the fruit!

Have a great time gardening!
Cool Buckwild Fly / Oct 05, 2016
ROCKtropia POPshop Webshop

5 October 2016

DUNGEON MASTER EVENT

Race to acquire a unique Key Blueprint to become the sole Master of a Dungeon. Procure Loot and Mob upgrades to drive your key sales for profit.

The Next Order Deadline is in... 63 days

KEY BLUEPRINTS
Dungeon Master Key BPs’ are unique unlimited blueprints used to manufacture keys to a particular dungeon. Once you acquire a unique Key Blueprint you will be the only person in the Universe who can craft the keys to the dungeon it unlocks. You can also procure upgrades for your dungeon to generate more revenue.

PRICES IN USD ARE WITHOUT MU

Abandoned Mines
Mines are expansive cave systems filled with werewolves guarding a mother load of hard to find ores.



Bohanan
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 10 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 000 000
Price in USD: 10 000

North Ridge
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 12 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 200 000
Price in USD: 12 000

Asabol
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 14 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 400 000
Price in USD: 14 000

Cresent Peak
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 16 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 600 000
Price in USD: 16 000

Yukans Pass
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 18 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 800 000
Price in USD: 18 000

Duggers
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 20 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 2 000 000
Price in USD: 20 000

Steampunk Zeppelins
The heavily guarded Steampunk Zepplins contain a treasure trove of crazy gadgets, ornaments and ornate weapons. You can purchase Zeplin Oil to move across the planet. (once per VU)



Tangerine Zeppelin
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 25 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 2 500 000
Price in USD: 25 000



New Harlem Zeppelin
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 30 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 3 000 000
Price in USD: 30 000

NWO Prison Riots
Start a Prison riot in NWO to cover your escape attempt. However you will have to fight to stay alive amidst the chaos. But if you successfully escape freedom is not the only reward.



NWO A Block
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 10 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 000 000
Price in USD: 10 000

NWO B Block
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 12 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 200 000
Price in USD: 12 000

NWO C Block
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 14 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 400 000
Price in USD: 14 000



NWO Chowhall
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 20 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 2 000 000
Price in USD: 20 000



NWO Shower
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 25 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 2 500 000
Price in USD: 25 000



NWO Shu
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 30 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 3 000 000
Price in USD: 30 000

NWO Prison Escapes
Prison escapes are action packed escape tunnels hidden in NWO solitary confinement cells.
Escapes can only be acquired by ROCKtropians' that possess a NWO Solitary Confinement Cell Deed. The enterance to your escape will be placed in your cell.



Cell Escape 01
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 8 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 800 000
Price in USD: 8 000



Cell Escape 02
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 11 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 100 000
Price in USD: 11 000

Cell Escape 03
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 12 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 200 000
Price in USD: 12 000

Cell Escape 04
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 13 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 300 000
Price in USD: 13 000

Cell Escape 05
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 14 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 400 000
Price in USD: 14 000

Cell Escape 06
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 15 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 500 000
Price in USD: 15 000

Cell Escape 07
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 16 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 600 000
Price in USD: 16 000

Cell Escape 08
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 17 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 700 000
Price in USD: 17 000

Cell Escape 09
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 18 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 800 000
Price in USD: 18 000

Cell Escape 10
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 19 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 900 000
Price in USD: 19 000

Secret Island Temples
Sacred temples are hidden throughout Secret Island. Their Mystical treasures are guarded by Ghosts and Spirits.



Sacret Light Temple
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 10 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 000 000
Price in USD: 10 000

Sacret Souls Temple
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 15 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 500 000
Price in USD: 15 000

Sacret Volcan Temple
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 20 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 2 000 000
Price in USD: 20 000

Wasteland Subway Stations
Abandoned Subway stations are located in the zombie infested Zomhattan. Battle waves of zombies for as long as you can to Loot useful items from the years before the Apocalypse.



Financial Street
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 10 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 000 000
Price in USD: 10 000

Lower West Side
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 11 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 100 000
Price in USD: 11 000

Industrial Street
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 12 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 200 000
Price in USD: 12 000

Lower East Side
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 13 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 300 000
Price in USD: 13 000

Flesher Street
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 14 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 400 000
Price in USD: 14 000

Industrial Junction
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 15 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 500 000
Price in USD: 15 000

Logan Street
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 16 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 600 000
Price in USD: 16 000

South Street
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 17 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 700 000
Price in USD: 17 000

Union Station
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 18 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 1 800 000
Price in USD: 18 000

Basements
Basements can be found below Shops and Pubs. This is where shopkeepers store their stock and Valuables. Be Warned the More Valuable the Shop the More likely the Shop Owner will have high level thugs to Keep guard.
Basements can only be acquired by the respective ROCKtropia Shop Deed Holder.



UK Fashion
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 2 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 200 000
Price in USD: 2 000

Wasted Rockstar
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 2 250 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 225 000
Price in USD: 2 25



Tangerine Basement 03
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 2 500 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 250 000
Price in USD: 2 500

Tangerine Basement 04
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 2 750 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 275 000
Price in USD: 2 750

Tangerine Basement 05
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 3 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 300 000
Price in USD: 3 000

Tangerine Basement 06
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 3 250 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 325 000
Price in USD: 3 250

Tangerine Basement 07
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 3 500 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 350 000
Price in USD: 3 500

Tangerine Basement 08
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 3 750 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 375 000
Price in USD: 3 750

Tangerine Basement 09
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 4 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks:400 000
Price in USD: 4 000

Tangerine Basement 10
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 4 250 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 425 000
Price in USD: 4 250

Tangerine Basement 11
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 4 500 000
Price in ROCKbucks:450 000
Price in USD: 4 500

Tangerine Basement 12
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 4 750 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 475 000
Price in USD: 4 750

Tangerine Basement 13
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 5 000 000
Price in ROCKbucks:500 000
Price in USD: 5 000

Tangerine Basement 14
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 5 250 000
Price in ROCKbucks: 525 000
Price in USD: 5 250

Tangerine Basement 15
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 5 500 000
Price in ROCKbucks:550 000
Price in USD: 5 500

Tangerine Basement 16
Key Max TT: 80 PED
Left In Stock: 1
Price in bananas: 5 750 000
Price in ROCKbucks:575 000
Price in USD: 5 750

Pub Brawls
Start a brawl in a Pub and Steal some Booze while the Landlord looks for his shotgun!
Pub Brawls can only be acquired by ROCKtropia Pub Deed holders


Grand Theft Auto
Employees at certain businesses have been known to leave a window unlocked for the right bribe. These dungeons automatically unlock vehicle loot.


Shipping Crates
Shipping crates are managed by import/exporters and may contain a small variety of Goods, sometimes however they are used for smuggling contraband. Beware these Mystery containers are often heavily guarded.
Camp Crunk Shipping Crates can only be acquired by Camp Crunk marketstall holders. All other crates can be acquired by anybody.


Factories (Team)
If you are even thinking about stealing from a factory you had better bring a truck or two to carry off your loot otherwise you are better off robbing a Shipping Crate


Castles
Castle Raiders will need a battering ram and an army. The Search for the treasury will lead to a medieval adventure. Just hope you don’t get locked in a dungeon… The first to acquire a castle key blueprint will also have the castle named for their avatar. ie. King “NoNames’ Castle.