• Entropia Universe Discussion
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Hey everyone. There has been a growing interest in Entropia Universe on the Facepunch forums, so I thought it'd be a great idea to start our own discussion thread about the game without getting hammered by insults from people who don't appreciate the game. So new and old players alike, welcome! [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/entropia201108071654497.jpg/"][IMG]http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7124/entropia201108071654497.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [B]What is Entropia Universe?[/B] Entropia Universe is a massively multiplayer online virtual universe that uses a micropayment business model, in which players may buy in-game currency (PED - Project Entropia Dollars), and also convert it back to real life dollars. This means that virtual items acquired within Entropia Universe have a real cash value! The game can be downloaded and played for free. However, a new player receives only a basic colonist jumpsuit, and a tool for gathering sweat from creatures. By collecting and selling sweat from creatures, you can earn PEDs in-game to spend on your chosen profession. Of course, if you decide you want to deposit some money from your bank account at the start you can get into the beef of the game much faster, and start having more fun with friends. For example, by depositing $10USD you can easily purchase hunting starting equipment and then go from there. [B]A few example professions:[/B] Hunting Mining Crafting (Weapons, armor, clothing) Store Management Real Estate Beauty (Salon and Body modifications) Skill Implants (You skill your character, then use a microchip to extract the skill and sell it on the market for PEDs) The economy in this game is real. A good example would be the crafting profession. A lot of craftsman will pay a lot of PED for things like wool so they can craft clothing. So guess what? As a hunter, going out and killing beasts for cloth earns you more profit. The same goes for other materials like iron, which armor and weapon makers would pay a markup for. [B] You should turn back if you don't like games that require you to use your brain, and a little patience![/B] Although Entropia is a complicated, and sometimes a slow game, you can still just have fun with your friends. Whether that is hanging around Port Atlantis with your clanmates (known as societies in-game) or going hunting and helping each other out in combat. Teamwork is a big gameplay element for hunters in Entropia. Some people like myself like to take a support role, which involves healing other squad mates and setting up distractions for the harder monsters. Me personally, I never plan to make real world money from the game. I just go in to play and have fun hunting with friends, and do my best as a beginner paramedic. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ziaSXmx70[/media] [B]Are you interested in giving it a go? There are a few ways you can play the game..[/B] A lot of people are asking if Entropia is Free-to-Play... yes and no. If you want to play Entropia completely free from the start you're going to need to be a lot more patient. Many players do something called 'sweating', which is a group activity in the game which is pretty much a grind. About 2 hours of sweating with a group of people will get you enough PED's to go on a single hunt, which isn't too bad, but it also depends on the profession you want to do. I only mention hunting all the time because that is what my profession is, so I feel like I can explain things better by talking about something I know more about. Others spend their hard earned PED's on Mining which I've heard is more profitable, but I haven't given that a go yet. For those who can spare the money, there is depositing. Some people prefer to avoid sweating all together and spend $10 or so a month on Entropia and get PED's that way. Think of depositing as a MMO monthly fee, except you get to choose what that monthly fee is. [B]Still interested in playing?[/B] Entropia Universe is a very difficult game to get started in without the help of other, more experienced players. I'm sure there will be a few of you who want to give the game a go, and I'd really like to personally mentor you into the game, but It's just an impossible feat I cannot do alone, as I am a beginner myself. Because of this, I have passed on a message to a in-game Society called the "Vikings of Calypso" which I'm a new recruit in. They are gladly accepting newbie applications. You can apply for membership at any Society terminal in-game. These terminals can be found nearly everywhere. [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/entropia201108082114354.jpg/"][IMG]http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5216/entropia201108082114354.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [B] Before applying:[/B] 1. This is not an absolute requirement, but more of a recommendation: Do the quests around the starting areas when you first log in. A lot of these quests will teach you the basics on how to play and they will also send you around to different areas, which is a good way to familiarize yourself with locations in the game. They will also teach you basic knowledge about how equiptment and such works. This will give you a stronger platform to ask questions from, and a better understanding of the answers that society members will provide you. You can sign up and download the client at: [URL]http://www.entropiauniverse.com/[/URL] [B]MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP TO LIVE ON PLANET CALYPSO![/B] [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/233/entropia201108082106378.jpg/"][IMG]http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2639/entropia201108082106378.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [B]Known Facepunch Players:[/B] Simazzarome - Andrew Andy Grafton gnisasas - Sir Sasasing Burrito norzone - Otic Norzone Kims MadPro119 - Ark Bishop Serius Bugga12 - Andylon Stig Sabz alx12345 - Alexandre Vermette Fish_poke - Nic Wyglef Bremar RichyZ - Richard RichyZ Zennikan Contag - melise contag madden scratch (nl) - Wright Frier Jeremy HeroicPillow - Ronaldo Gate Simmon Bionicchick - Bionic Biotic Johnson Psygo - Sequoia Olimpia Astrid Shotacon - Kalamari Mc Demacy Cousland - Florent Daunchy Rousseau Adius Shadow - Adius Kx Omega cdr248 - Nicholas Cdr248 Alekseyevich Stupideye - Ivan stupideye Trotsky Let me know what your in-game name is so I can add you to the list! 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Gnisasas - Sir Sasasing Burrito Add me on the list, I don't really play it but I'll give it a try, it sounds like great fun if you care about giving this some time.
Ignore the few assholes in the media thread, a lot of us like looking at your screenshots.
Looks interesting and sounds like fun to play together with Facepunch. How are the system requirements though? does it scale well for older computers?
[QUOTE=sami-elite;31602072]Looks interesting and sounds like fun to play together with Facepunch. How are the system requirements though? does it scale well for older computers?[/QUOTE] I honestly cannot say. I've never ran the game on anything lower than a mid-range computer. The graphics do scale to really low settings and resolutions, so it's worth a try.
It works fine outside of big cities on average computers, though if you move in close to areas with many buildings etc = massive lag. edit: Also if the real life money value scare you off, think of the game as a subscription based MMO ie, put in like 15$/month. also you might as well add me onto the list, though I can't really remember my full name on it :v: but it does have Xavith at least
Someone help me start out in this game, I can't even get out of the starting club.
sweating for 10 years to get a gun universe but i guess its a good thing i have a gun now
I am not sure. I have all my settings on low and my game still freezes every now and then. And so far it's been really fucking boring. I skipped the crafting and mining courses because of it. And when i arrived they obviously offered me no hunting quest.
Sign me up - Andylon Stig Sabz. :v:
I'm still not quite getting this, are you saying; you can make cash in game and sell it for real cash? Oh and I get an error during installation "Could not start the updater application" Any halp?
[QUOTE=Si`Sik;31603984]I'm still not quite getting this, are you saying; you can make cash in game and sell it for real cash? Oh and I get an error during installation "Could not start the updater application" Any halp?[/QUOTE] Open taskmanager and end the processes, i had the same problem. [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] I am completely stuck in this game. All my clothes are damaged to the point of where i can't wear it, i have no money, no weapons. I even spent 4 hours finding all the archaeologists on Arkadia, what did i get in return? [B]A fucking "thank you" from the quest giver[/B] And, I'm stuck on Arkadia, people claimed it was a good place to start. Any tips?
So I could collect sweat from animals sell that, buy hunting gear kill stuff and sell its stuff, invest in a store and get infinte munyez?
[QUOTE=cdr248;31604360]So I could collect sweat from animals sell that, buy hunting gear kill stuff and sell its stuff, invest in a store and get infinte munyez?[/QUOTE] in theory yes, but it will take fucking FOREVER to collect enough sweat to get a pistol and more than 100 shots of pistol ammo
Add me to the player list, Otic Norzone Kims Also, does it have divided US and EU servers? I looked around but couldn't find any info.
I guess I'll join I don't play many mmos so might as well play one with facepunch.
Just saw my first vehicle, a sleipnir VTOL. I complimented the owner on it. He replied "Lol noob bum faggot" :smith:
I want to geto ut of this fucking club but there is nothing to hit with my bat...
[QUOTE=SEKCobra;31604708]I want to geto ut of this fucking club but there is nothing to hit with my bat...[/QUOTE] Use the teleporter [IMG]http://gyazo.com/27c85e4f9d71900d03e44407d3708cd7.png[/IMG]
Fuck, I started my character but I started in Arkadia, how can I switch to Calypso?
[QUOTE=Adius Shadow;31604830]Fuck, I started my character but I started in Arkadia, how can I switch to Calypso?[/QUOTE] Only way i know of is to get someone with a space ship to fly you there. What is your ingame name? I'm on Arkadia. [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] [img]http://gyazo.com/db93045a218a859ae029e5800e4e3175.png[/img] This awesome guy asked me if i needed a lift to calypso :D [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] Then his ship got raped by space squids, and we continued on in a VTOL [img]http://gyazo.com/3f434b27acbca60404d7443bec247095.png[/img] [editline]8th August 2011[/editline] Fuck sweating, when i get my new credit card later this week, I'll deposit $100.
Why are people starting out on planet Arkadia? I'm pretty sure when you sign up you can choose which planet to colonize to. I recommend going to Calypso because it's the most developed. [QUOTE=norzone;31604494]Add me to the player list, Otic Norzone Kims Also, does it have divided US and EU servers? I looked around but couldn't find any info.[/QUOTE] Everyone is on the same server :smile: [QUOTE=Adius Shadow;31604830]Fuck, I started my character but I started in Arkadia, how can I switch to Calypso?[/QUOTE] I hate to say this - but you're going to need a pilot to get you to Calypso. The other solution is to make a new account and be careful not to select another planet besides Calypso.
My name is Ark Bishop Serius Good game so far, depsoited 10$ and a guy helped me out with what to buy and train.
The first thing i'm buying when i get my 1000 PED, is a vehicle. Preferably something flying. What should i get?
[QUOTE=norzone;31608861]The first thing i'm buying when i get my 1000 PED, is a vehicle. Preferably something flying. What should i get?[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.entropiastar.com/uploads/4/1/9/3/4193885/4626179.png?540[/img] Sliepnir's are one of the basic air vehicles in the game and you can pick them up pretty cheap at the moment (about 100PED). They can got to space as well with a booster upgrade which I've heard costs an extra 100PED.
I have no idea what half of these skills do. Like anatomy, Courage, Bravado, etc.
I was just out looking for a nice place to start a hunt and saw a noob being chased by a tough monsters. I managed to save him just before it was too late... feels good :smile:
I'll say it again damn it. Andylon Stig Sabz, add me :c Iz feel like outkast in hurr. :v:
[QUOTE=simazzarome;31608959][img]http://www.entropiastar.com/uploads/4/1/9/3/4193885/4626179.png?540[/img] Sliepnir's are one of the basic air vehicles in the game and you can pick them up pretty cheap at the moment (about 100PED). They can got to space as well with a booster upgrade which I've heard costs an extra 100PED.[/QUOTE] Not sure i want to go to space, pirates and stuff. And the guy that gave me a lift to calypso lost his interceptor to space squids.
[QUOTE=Bugga12;31609637]I'll say it again damn it. Andylon Stig Sabz, add me :c Iz feel like outkast in hurr. :v:[/QUOTE] Added :smile: We should all meet up at Port Atlantis sometime and go for a hunt at the swamps.
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