2018-12-13 16:40

Christmas Strongboxes 2018

Last year a record number of Christmas Strongboxes were opened, due in large part to the powerful stats on the highly desirable Christmas Ring 2017. Due to a bug with the new intended ring for 2018, it has been decided to include the Christmas Ring 2017 in the Christmas Strongboxes again this year. All newly looted rings will have the item name updated to Christmas Ring 2018 in an upcoming patch.

Head over to the Classified Strongboxes page for full details on all the items available in the 2018 Christmas Strongboxes.

Happy Hunting!

2018-12-12 14:59

Strongbox announcement

On the first of January 2019 a new Swedish law which affects lootbox systems that is used in many computer, mobile, and console games will go into effect. MindArk’s legal representatives has advised us on this new law and therefore we need to take the necessary steps outlined below to comply with this new regulation.
  
The consequences of the new law will be that users located in Sweden (or with a Swedish IP) will no longer be allowed to purchase Strongboxes or Strongbox keys in the Entropia Universe Webshop from this date. It will still be possible for anyone in Entropia Universe to find boxes within Entropia Universe, but users located in Sweden (or with a Swedish IP) will not be able to open them unless they have Strongbox Keys acquired prior to January 1, 2019. Strongbox Keys acquired prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to function even for users in Sweden, but they will not be able to purchase new Strongbox Keys from this date.

If you do not reside in Sweden or use a Swedish IP Strongboxes and Strongbox Keys will continue to work like previously, this change only affect users in Sweden or with a Swedish IP.

2018-12-11 12:34

Deeptoken Announcement

Earlier this year MindArk developed and promoted DeepToken, a token offering with the ambition of raising funds to create an intellectual property and digital asset bank, as well as improving Entropia Universe.

With time it has become evident that the ambitious project of DeepToken will not be able to be fulfilled. Therefore, the MindArk Board of Directors has decided to suspend the project and refund all the investments made to MindArk related to DeepToken.

All purchases of DeepToken made via credit/debit cards will be automatically reimbursed within 15 business days of this announcement. For those who purchased DeepToken via ETH (Ethereum), please contact support@deeptoken.io to coordinate a refund to your current ETH wallet. For purchases made via bank transfer, please contact support@deeptoken.io to coordinate your refund.

Best regards,

Henrik Nel
CEO
MindArk PE AB

2018-12-07 16:30

Merry Mayhem 2018 Preview

Event Dates

  • Dec. 13, 14:00:00 UTC - Merry Mayhem 2018 begins. 
  • Jan. 14, 14:00:00 UTC - Merry Mayhem 2018 ends.
  • Jan. 22, 14:00:00 UTC - Cutoff for submission of FFA Mayhem Stars for the Free-for-All Mayhem category.
  • Feb. 5 - Event results announced. Prizes awarded in the following days.

 

Mayhem Assault Gameplay

Performance in Merry Mayhem Assault is time-based. The objective is to kill a special immobile Merry Hogglo boss creature as quickly as possible. The Merry Hogglo boss is immune to damage unless a special buff is active. This buff is received after killing an elite Merry Hispidus, and allows the Merry Hogglo to be damaged for 60 seconds, or up to 20% of its maximum health. A Merry Hispidus is spawned after killing 20 Merry Daikiba creatures, with a limit of 3 Merry Hispidus active at any one time. Also, the Merry Hispidus has a Dodge Chance buff that makes melee and MindForce weapons relatively more effective at dealing damage to it than traditional ranged weapons.

Upon killing the Merry Hogglo boss, the instance stops spawning new creatures and the participant’s time is recorded for the current category, if that time is shorter than any previous runs in that category. 

You can only have a recorded time in a single Assault category at a time. Recording a new score with a higher leaderboard rank (regardless of category) will replace any previously-recorded time.

 

Mayhem Annihilation Gameplay

  • Interact with the Julklapp inside the Annihilation event instance to begin spawning creatures and start the mission timer; the timer pauses automatically when leaving the instance.
  • Eliminate Merry Mayhem Creatures to accumulate as many points as possible in 15 hours.
  • A random number of points (0, 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, or 5000) is automatically awarded after defeating one of the event instance creatures.
  • Once your 15-hour run is complete, your score is finalized and recorded on the event leaderboard. You can then start a new run to try to improve upon your previously-recorded rank. The score from a subsequent run is only recorded if it would result in a higher leaderboard rank.
  • You can only have a recorded score in a single category at a time. Recording a new score with a higher leaderboard rank (regardless of category) will replace any previously-recorded score.
  • The top ten highest scorers (most accumulated points) in each category win prizes.

 

FFA Mayhem Gameplay

The Free-for-All category allows hunters (either solo or in teams) to compete for prizes in an unrestricted, no-holds-barred single-category format. FFA Mayhem Stars are tradable, allowing participants to either sell their tokens to the highest bidder, or turn them in to increase their own event scores.

There are no time requirements or skill/item restrictions in the FFA Mayhem division.

FFA Mayhem Scoring
Event points are scored by turning in FFA Mayhem Star tokens to one of the Santa’s Little Helper NPCs located in Nymphtown, Fort Zeus and Fort Ithaca on Planet Calypso. Acquire FFA Mayhem tokens by defeating creatures in one of the FFA Mayhem instances, or by acquiring tokens from other participants.

 

Rules & Notes

Full rules and notes will be published on the event page at start of the event.

 

Special Mission: Jul Snarg Hunt

Merry Snargs are on the rampage, and it’s up to you to keep them under control!

The Jul Snarg Hunt takes place alongside Merry Mayhem, starting Dec. 13, 14:00:00 UTC and ending Jan. 14, 14:00:00 UTC.

Activate the “Jul Snarg Hunt” mission by talking to the NPC “Santa’s Little Helper” by the Port Atlantis teleporter or the East Gate.

  • Merry Snargs can be found at these approximate locations:
  • Cape Corinth: [62243, 88026]
  • Chug's Hideout: [68483, 75102]
  • Fort Zeus: [87016, 94588]
  • Port Atlantis: [60657, 75774], [60525, 75267] and [60969, 75441]

Completing the mission will award an Isis LLC 2 Merry Edition (L) Laser Rifle with Increased Laser Skill Gain.

***NOTE*** Activity in the “Jul Snarg Hunt” does not count towards the Snarg Iron Mission chain.

 

2018-12-06 19:22

FEN Event Phase Two

Phase Two of the FEN Event begins after the implementation of Version Update 15.19, currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Remember that the FEN Event runs until January 31, 2019, after which FEN Edition items will never be available again.

 

FEN Token Trader

FEN Edition items which sold all of their initial stock have been removed from the FEN Token Trader.

Several new items have been added to the FEN Token Trader, detailed below.

Genesis Power Claw Mk.6 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1250 FEN Token Platinum + 700 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5
  • Max Value: 700 PED
  • Efficiency: 85.40
  • Uses per minute: 87.15
  • Damage per PEC: 4.793
  • Damage per second: 89.32

Melee Trauma Amplifier II FEN Edition

  • Cost: 250 FEN Token Platinum + 108 PED
  • Quantity Available: 25
  • Max Value: 108 PED
  • Efficiency: 85
  • Damage Electric: 12
  • Damage per PEC: 4.4994

Melee Trauma Amplifier X FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1000 FEN Token Platinum + 432 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 432 PED
  • Efficiency: 85
  • Damage Electric: 48
  • Damage per PEC: 4.4994

NeoPsion Kinetic Amplifier VII FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1250 FEN Token Platinum + 94 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 94 PED
  • Efficiency: 85
  • Damage Impact: 40
  • Damage per PEC: 4.3636

FENtropia Gold Jacket (F)

  • Cost: 100 FEN Token Gold + 15 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Max Value: 15 PED

FENtropia Gold Jacket (M)

  • Cost: 100 FEN Token Gold + 15 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Max Value: 15 PED

FENtropia Platinum Jacket (F)

  • Cost: 15 FEN Token Platinum + 15 PED
  • Quantity Available: 50
  • Max Value: 15 PED

FENtropia Platinum Jacket (M)

  • Cost: 15 FEN Token Platinum + 15 PED
  • Quantity Available: 50
  • Max Value: 15 PED

 

Looted FEN Edition Items

Over 30 completely new FEN Edition items have been added, waiting to be looted from creatures anywhere in Entropia Universe!

Below is a selected list of some of the new items along with the minimum creature Danger Level for item loots.

  • FENtropia Gold T-Shirt (F) - Danger Level 1
  • FENtropia Gold T-Shirt (M) - Danger Level 1
  • FENtropia Platinum T-Shirt (F) - Danger Level 15
  • FENtropia Platinum T-Shirt (M) - Danger Level 15
  • Malachai Ash FEN Edition (M) - Danger Level 30
  • Malachai Ash FEN Edition (F) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Boots FEN Edition (F) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Boots FEN Edition (M) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Slacks FEN Edition (F) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Slacks FEN Edition (M) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Jumper FEN Edition (F) - Danger Level 30
  • Urban Nomad Black Jumper FEN Edition (M) - Danger Level 30
  • Sollomate Opalo FEN Edition - Danger Level 15
  • Weak Argonaut Claw FEN Edition - Danger Level 10 (Argonaut-only)
  • Strong Argonaut Claw FEN Edition - Danger Level 25 (Argonaut-only)
  • Great Argonaut Claw FEN Edition - Danger Level 45 (Argonaut-only)
  • Castorian Combat Mace Mk.VI FEN Edition - Danger Level 50
  • Thorifoid Berserker Mace FEN Edition - Danger Level 25 (Thorifoid-only)
  • Electric Attack Nanochip XIII FEN Edition - Danger Level 50
  • Lacerating Attack Nanochip XIII FEN Edition - Danger Level 50
  • Corrosive Attack Nanochip XIII FEN Edition - Danger Level 50
  • Kinetic Attack Nanochip XV FEN Edition - Danger Level 60
  • Improved Omegaton Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition - Danger Level 70
2018-12-03 14:03

New Interaction System #1

MindArk is excited to announce that the work on the new camera and interaction system has been progressing well and we value the feedback gathered during the Test Workshop held in October.

The Test Workshop provided valuable insights from a cross-section of the Entropia community on this new system. We have also been monitoring community forum discussion threads and have already incorporated several changes and adjustments based on the large amount of feedback received.

The main goal with the new camera system is to offer a more intuitive, immersive, fun, and user-friendly Entropia Universe experience, as well as to improve the conversion and retention rates of new participants.

To ensure a smooth transition, MindArk plans to continue testing and tweaking the new system, with an eye toward a Q1 2019 release. More information about the new system will be made available periodically as the release date approaches.

 

2018-11-23 14:43

Black Friday Specials

Black Friday discounts are now available in the Entropia Universe merchandise store, up to 40% discount on all items.

Black Friday Ammo Packs are now available in the webshop:
- Up to 100% extra Autoloot pills
- Up to 50% extra H-DNA revival chips
Load up for some serious hunting!

Special packages with Arkadia Moon Deeds including Arkadian Mini Keys are also available as Special Black Friday offer.

Black Friday Specials are available the whole weekend until Monday, November 26, 13:00 UTC.

2018-10-30 16:15

Halloween Mayhem and Halloween Strongboxes 2018!

Full rules and details for Halloween Mayhem 2018 are now up on www.entropiauniverse.com

The Halloween Strongboxes 2018 can be looted in Halloween Mayhem. The Halloween Strongbox may contain the powerfull Halloween Mayhem Ring 2018.


Happy Halloween!

2018-10-26 16:25

Halloween Mayhem 2018 Preview

Event Dates

  • October 30, 14:00 UTC - Annihilation practice arena opens.
  • November 2, 14:00 UTC - Survival practice arena opens.
  • November 2, 14:00 UTC - Annihilation and Survival events begin.
  • November 14, 14:00 UTC - Annihilation and Survival events end.

 

Annihilation Mode

  • Eliminate Halloween Zombie Mutants to accumulate as many points as possible in 15 hours.
  • Once your 15-hour run is complete, your score is finalized and recorded. You can then start a new run to try to improve upon your previously-recorded score. The score from a new run is only recorded if it is higher than the previously-recorded score.
  • Same categories and restrictions as Summer Mayhem.
  • Annihilation Practice Area - Loot Halloween Strongboxes while practicing! No level restrictions. Teams are required to enter (but one can be solo in the instance).

 

Survival Mode

  • Survive for as long as you can against increasingly dangerous stages of Zombie Mutants and Dogs.
  • Dying, disconnecting or leaving will end the instance. Score will be recorded at the moment of disconnect/death.
  • Each stage consists of 10 phases. On phases 3, 6 and 9 there will be a capture point that must be reached within 45 seconds, and held for 15 seconds. Failing hold the capture point ends the instance.
  • Randomly placed pumpkins containing various buffs appear periodically. Beware that some pumpkins are tricks, rather than treats, and will result in a debuff instead.
  • Volatile Barrels - Destructible objects that deal damage to all nearby enemies. PED spent on destroying the barrel is transferred to the loot of creatures damaged by the explosion.
  • Survival Practice Area - Loot Halloween Strongboxes while practicing!  Same layout and features as the competitive survival instances. Teams are required to enter (but one can be solo in the instance). If any team member dies inside the instance or leaves, the instance is ended.
  • Survival Mode has multiple sound cues, so it is advantageous to have sound enabled.

 

Missions/Achievements

  • The repeatable mission from the Halloween Mayhem 2017 event will be removed after this year’s event so be sure to complete your missions this year.
  • Point awards per creature have been adjusted based on the new creature parameters for this year’s event.

 

2018-10-16 18:58

FEN Event Update #1

A short update on the FEN event to address several issues that have been raised in support cases and on community forums.

FEN Token Gold

Some participants have expressed concern about the 1 PED value of the Gold tokens, and that perhaps this was an error. We can confirm that the 1 PED value per token is intended. It is important to remember that all of the FEN Edition items are special-edition and limited in quantity, and will never be offered again once the FEN event ends.

FEN Edition items also have a power level higher than similar items that are more commonly available. This advantage will only be magnified after the event and the (L)imited and consumable FEN Edition items get used up and become increasingly more rare.

Changes and Fixes

As mentioned in the original FEN Event announcement, there are several known issues that will be corrected in the next Version Update, currently scheduled for early next week.

  • FEN Tokens cannot be placed on the auction.
  • Duplicate DevaStim FEN Edition entry in the FEN Token Trader.
  • MediStim FEN Edition missing from FEN Token Trader.


There was also an error affecting the Adjusted Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition and Modified Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition items (limited and unlimited versions), which have incorrect deterioration values. Since they cannot be repaired, the (L)imited versions of those two items have been temporarily removed from the FEN Token Trader and will be reinstated after the corrected values are implemented in the upcoming Version Update.

FEN Statistics

Here are some fun statistics from the first few days of the FEN Event (as of Oct. 16, 2018 16:30 UTC)

  • FEN Gold Tokens looted: 32858
  • FEN Gold Tokens spent: 1950
  • FEN Platinum Tokens looted: 10642
  • FEN Platinum Tokens spent: 3000

***NOTE*** There is no predefined limit on the number of tokens that can be looted, it depends simply on how many creatures are killed.

 

2018-10-18 18:45

FEN Event Announcement

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Entropia Universe, a unique long-term, universe-wide event will take place from October 12, 2018 until January 30, 2019.

 

Event Schedule

  • Event Start - October 12, 2018, 1300 UTC
  • Event End - January 30, 2019, 1300 UTC (FEN Tokens no longer lootable; FEN Token Vendor will remain available for several months afterwards).


Special FEN (Fifteenth Entropian New-year) tokens can be looted from creatures anywhere in Entropia Universe, and are used to acquire exclusive FEN Edition items via the FEN Token Trader, located at Twin Peaks (Planet Calypso).

 

FEN Tokens

  • FEN Token Gold - (L) Limited items and consumables - lootable from any creature, anywhere in Entropia Universe.
  • FEN Token Platinum - Unlimited items - lootable from level 50 creatures and above, anywhere in Entropia Universe.

All FEN Tokens and FEN Edition items are tradeable.

Items offered by the FEN Token Trader are limited in quantity, and available on a first-come first-served basis. See the item info section below for the initial quantity of each item; stocks will not be replenished.

Throughout the FEN Event, special creature spawns will be added periodically, along with potential mini-events related to the FEN celebration.

Thank you for joining Entropia Universe and MindArk in celebrating our 15 years anniversary!

 

FEN Token Gold Items

Adjusted Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 250 FEN Token Gold + 115 PED
  • Quantity Available: 500
  • Max Value: 115 PED (7436 uses)
  • Heal per Use: 56
  • Uses per minute: 28.01
  • Heal per PEC: 37.33

 

Modified Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 750 FEN Token Gold + 150 PED
  • Quantity Available: 150
  • Max Value: 150 PED (8558 uses)
  • Heal per Use: 180
  • Uses per minute: 27.52
  • Heal per PEC: 105.88

 

Teleportation Chip I FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 10.3 PED
  • Quantity Available: 1000
  • Max Value: 10.3 PED (502 uses)
  • Range: 860m
  • Upload Time: 9.3s

 

Teleportation Chip II FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 50 FEN Token Gold + 26 PED
  • Quantity Available: 500
  • Max Value: 26 PED (501 uses)
  • Range: 1750m
  • Upload Time: 12.5s

 

Arsonistic Chip IV FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 150 FEN Token Gold + 54 PED
  • Quantity Available: 300
  • Max Value: 54 PED (431 Uses)
  • Efficiency: 86.45
  • Max Damage: 420 Burn (90% over 10s)
  • Cooldown: 11.25s

 

Armor Plating Mark.8A FEN Edition (L)

  • Cost: 150 FEN Token Gold + 55 PED
  • Quantity Available: 1000
  • Max Value: 55 PED
  • Durability: 15000
  • Equip Effect: 2% Damage Block Chance
  • Protection Impact: 15
  • Protection Cut: 15
  • Protection Stab: 15
  • Protection Burn: 5

 

Hyperstim FEN Edition

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 1 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Duration: 5400s (90 mins)
  • Increased Run Speed: 15%
  • Increased Reload Speed: 15%

 

DevaStim FEN Edition

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 1 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Duration: 5400s (90 mins)
  • Increased Critical Damage: 60%

 

AccuStim FEN Edition

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 1 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Duration: 5400s (90 mins)
  • Increased Critical Chance: 4%

 

NutriStim FEN Edition

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 1 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Duration: 5400s (90 mins)
  • Increased Regeneration: 150%
  • Increased Health: 30
  • Decreased Critical Damage: 30%

 

MediStim FEN Edition

  • Cost: 25 FEN Token Gold + 1 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5000
  • Duration: 90s
  • Heal per second : 150

FEN Token Platinum Items

Adjusted Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1000 FEN Token Platinum + 230 PED
  • Quantity Available: 8
  • Max Value: 230 PED
  • Heal per Use: 56
  • Uses per minute: 28.01
  • Heal per PEC: 37.33

 

Modified Fast Aid Pack FEN Edition

  • Cost: 6000 FEN Token Platinum + 330 PED
  • Quantity Available: 3
  • Max Value: 330 PED
  • Heal per Use: 180
  • Uses per minute: 27.52
  • Heal per PEC: 105.88

 

ArMatrix SB-10 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 250 FEN Token Platinum + 25 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 25 PED
  • Efficiency: 72.40
  • Max Damage: 22.5
  • Uses per minute: 76.02
  • Damage per PEC: 4.2386
  • Damage per second: 28.51

 

Armatrix BP-20 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 500 FEN Token Platinum + 45 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 45 PED
  • Efficiency: 83.20
  • Max Damage: 33
  • Uses per minute: 75.59
  • Damage per PEC: 4.7239
  • Damage per second: 41.57

 

Armatrix LR-40 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 750 FEN Token Platinum + 85 PED
  • Quantity Available: 10
  • Max Value: 85 PED
  • Efficiency: 79.80
  • Max Damage: 79
  • Uses per minute: 48.03
  • Damage per PEC: 4.7537
  • Damage per second: 63.24

 

Armatrix LP-70 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1000 FEN Token Platinum + 145 PED
  • Quantity Available: 5
  • Max Value: 145 PED
  • Efficiency: 92.20
  • Max Damage: 86.1
  • Uses per minute: 72.27
  • Damage per PEC: 4.9242
  • Damage per second: 103.70

 

Armatrix BC-120 FEN Edition

  • Cost: 2000 FEN Token Platinum + 205 PED
  • Quantity Available: 3
  • Max Value: 205 PED
  • Efficiency: 75.50
  • Max Damage: 124.3
  • Uses per minute: 60.01
  • Damage per PEC: 5.5936
  • Damage per second: 124.31

 

Teleportation Chip II FEN Edition

  • Cost: 250 FEN Token Platinum + 140 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 140 PED
  • Range: 1750m
  • Upload Time: 12.5s

 

Teleportation Chip IV FEN Edition

  • Cost: 500 FEN Token Platinum + 172 PED
  • Quantity Available: 10
  • Max Value: 172 PED
  • Range: 5300m
  • Upload Time: 10.1s

 

Arsonistic Chip IV FEN Edition

  • Cost: 1500 FEN Token Platinum + 54 PED
  • Quantity Available: 15
  • Max Value: 54 PED
  • Efficiency: 86.45
  • Max Damage: 420 Burn (90% over 10s)
  • Cooldown: 11.25s

 

Angel Armor FEN Edition

  • Cost: 3500 FEN Token Platinum + 363 PED
  • Quantity Available: 8
  • Max Value (Set): 363 PED
  • Durability: 5500
  • Set Bonus (7 parts): 15% Increased Evade/Dodge/Trauma Mitigation
  • Protection Impact: 35
  • Protection Cut: 35
  • Protection Stab: 35
  • Protection Burn: 20
  • Protection Penetration: 20

***Note*** Purchase a FEN Armor Token from the FEN Token Trader, then contact Support to exchange the token for a set of Angel Armor FEN Edition (M/F as desired).

 

Known Issues (to be corrected in the upcoming patch)

  • FEN Tokens cannot be placed on the auction.
  • Duplicate DevaStim FEN Edition entry in the FEN Token Trader.
  • MediStim FEN Edition missing from FEN Token Trader.
2018-10-05 17:50

Dev Notes #19 - Item Dropping Changes

The recent VU 15.18.0 release notes included the following:

It is now only possible to drop items in your own estates

This change sparked a lot of discussion in community channels, along with much speculation (some of it wild yet entertaining) as to the reasons for the change.

The main purpose of removing the ability of dropping items on the ground in "public" places was to improve performance. Having a large number of low-value items scattered across busy servers was negatively impacting performance for everyone on the server. On some busy servers the effect of "item art" and random litter was very detrimental to performance.

Another concern was security, since we receive quite a few support cases each month where participants (especially new ones) inadvertently drop items on the ground (despite the warning dialog).

We are of course open to creating exceptions for special cases where placing items in the universe is desirable and unlikely to be abused, and we welcome your feedback.

2018-09-25 15:53

Letter from the CEO

Entropians,

When I was announced as the new CEO of MindArk I stated that one of my priorities would be improved communication between MindArk and the community. As you may have noticed, there has not yet been so much communication from my side. The main reason is that I did not want to announce new ideas and plans without first engaging with the employees at MindArk. It is important that everyone within the company steer in the same direction and look towards the future with enthusiasm. In the eight months since being appointed as CEO, I have met intensively with the various MindArk departments to solicit suggestions on the best way forward, as well on refining the near and long-term vision for Entropia Universe. We now have a solid plan in place to implement that vision.

I realized the incredible potential of Entropia Universe immediately upon creating my avatar and logging in for the first time. It has now become my job to ensure that MindArk achieves that potential. There are many things that we can improve in Entropia Universe, including the relationship and communication with the community. There are many different communication channels where we plan to be more active, including community forums, Discord, and possibly Reddit.

2017 in Retrospect

Before looking ahead to the future, let’s review some of the things accomplished during 2017. In terms of content we are always working to expand storylines, missions and events and 2017 was no exception. Last year’s Merry Mayhem event featured the first implementation of a new event system that is more integrated into the client and accommodates new event formats.

With Loot 2.0 we revamped the hunting loot formula in order to achieve a more flexible, balanced, and rewarding system. Those changes have led to significantly improved loot returns for the vast majority of players and an overall better loot balance. Further improvements to the loot system have been ongoing since the initial implementation of Loot 2.0.

During the second half of the year some of our participants experienced serious lag issues. While the issue itself was not an isolated one with a single cause, a complete review of the engine was made. In addition to fixing the issue, several improvements were made to other systems which made the core server infrastructure more robust as a result. This work has been continuing throughout 2018, with the aim of performing a similar overview and optimization of the client to ensure that Entropia becomes more stable and smooth-running.

2018 and Beyond

For the remainder of 2018 and into the early part of 2019, MindArk will be primarily focused on improving existing Entropia Universe systems and content.

This does not mean that no new content will be added or that no new events will be implemented, however it does mean that there will be a few selected areas that will receive the bulk of our attention. One of these focus areas will be system interaction, modernizing some of the legacy systems we have today, and upgrading others to conform to industry standards. These efforts will improve avatar interaction with the universe and feel much more engaging. Some of you may have noticed that we are inviting a group of participants to MindArk headquarters to help test and provide feedback for some of the upcoming improvements to the client camera system. These changes are something we believe will benefit newcomers and veterans alike.

A similar overhaul will be performed for the various user interfaces, where the aim is to create a more visually appealing, unified and responsive experience. This will be an iterative process to ensure that we are moving in the right direction.

Moving forward, I will share periodic Development Manifestos like this one on the Entropia Universe Buzz page to keep the community informed of MindArk’s design philosophies, decision-making process, future plans, and more.

Finally, I am planning to do an AMA (Ask Me Anything) sometime in the near future, either on the Entropia Universe subreddit or on PlanetCalypsoForum.com. More detailed info to come soon!

 

Kind regards,
Henrik Nel
CEO, MindArk PE AB

2018-11-16 14:41

ComPet Announcement

Late in 2017, MindArk performed a major overhaul and update to ComPet with the goal of improving conversion and retention of new players. After this overhaul was implemented and refined, a comprehensive marketing campaign was initiated early in 2018. Analysis of that marketing campaign and the resulting conversion rates indicated that the current model was not sustainable. The marketing analysis was conducted by a leading mobile marketing firm.

As such, the MindArk Board of Directors has decided to suspend any further development or marketing of ComPet, and is exploring options for potential development and/or publishing partnerships with established mobile game organizations.

In order to minimize the impact of the decision to suspend development of ComPet, MindArk is offering ComPet Deed holders the ability to exchange ComPet Deeds for Arkadia Moon Deeds at a ratio of five ComPet Deeds for two Arkadia Moon Deed. The upcoming release will place two different NPC:s on Planet Calypso which will handle the transfer, one in Port Atlantis Mall Teleporter and one in Twin Peaks. The NPC:s will be available until December.

Update; The transfer NPC has been relocated to Celeste Harbour on Planet Arkadia, location [29820, 10165].


Best regards,
Henrik Nel
CEO MindArk
 

2018-09-06 13:22

MindArk Test Workshop

Would you like to visit the MindArk offices and help test a new camera system for the Entropia Universe client?

MindArk is hosting a special testing workshop at its offices in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 12, 2018. The purpose of the test is to gain valuable feedback from both new and veteran Entropians to put the final touches on the new camera system.

The workshop will include a tour of the MindArk offices and a complimentary lunch with several MindArk staff. Selected participants will also be reimbursed for one night hotel accommodation in Gothenburg (up to 1500 SEK).

Interested parties should complete the following application before September 16th, 2018. Up to eight participants will be selected from the pool of applicants to offer a range of opinions from a cross-section of the Entropia Universe community. Selected applicants will be contacted via email around September 21, 2018 to confirm their participation in the workshop.

2018-08-22 12:46

22 August 2018

The Arkadia team are proud to announce the launch of Arkadia Moon.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the surge of activity this week as Entropian's from all over the universe rushes to explore and discover the first hidden secrets on this new moon.

Featuring cities to explore, hidden caverns, vast areas for mining, new creatures and more the new moon is still open for all Entropian's to invest in. Get hold of some Arkadia Moon Deeds from the Entropia Universe Web Shop while they are still available.

Your journey into a new part of the Arkadia story is about to begin…

Arkadia Moon Deeds

There has never been a better time to purchase deeds than now! Claim your stake in the revenue generated by the Arkadia Moon today and get in at launch by purchasing Arkadia Moon Deeds from the Entropia Universe Web Shop

Future Development

A number of future expansions are already planned and are in development. In the next phase of the moon, we will release a collection of missions dedicated to one of the Arkadia factions. With this a new storyline will unfold.

The Smuggler faction will also get a new branch of missions, to delve deeper into the underworld of smuggling items between Arkadia and Arkadia Moon.

The IFN (Imperial Federal Navy) faction will in turn be called upon to secure Arkadia Moon and restrict the activities of the Smugglers and other unknown forces.

Miners and crafters – we also have something in store for you in the next update of the moon. 

Prepare yourselves.  Exciting times ahead.

See you on the Moon!

2018-06-20 16:27

Gold Card Announcement

The time has come for the venerable Gold Card Security system to be phased out.

As mentioned in the 2016 State of the Universe Address, MindArk has been planning for some time to eventually phase out the Gold Card Security system.

Support for the Gold Card Security system will officially end on September 30, 2018.

MindArk considers account security one of its highest priorities. As such, we are announcing this change well in advance so that Entropia Universe participants have ample time to migrate over to the Entropia Pocket solution before the September 30th deadline.

 

About Entropia Pocket
If you have not yet upgraded to Entropia Pocket, now is a good time to do so. Entropia Pocket is available for free for both iOS and Android devices and offers secure Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) system for your Entropia Universe account.

Entropia Pocket will generate a unique code every 30 seconds that can be used to securely log into one's Entropia Universe account, providing optimal security and peace of mind.

Security systems similar to Entropia Pocket are used by numerous online banks around the world. We believe that your Entropia Universe account deserves the same state-of-the-art security as your real-world bank so we offer Entropia Pocket to all participants, free of charge!

Entropia Pocket is an invaluable companion for every EU adventurer, providing real-time information about system updates, in-game events and news. We also recommend that you accept notifications as we will utilize this system to notify you of important announcements such as Developer Notes and Support information.

Read more about Entropia Pocket on the Account Security Pages.

 

2018-06-07 12:28

Lootable Summer Strongboxes!

Is a limited-edition Summer Ring 2018 waiting for you inside…?

Summer Strongboxes are lootable within Summer Mayhem 2018 instances and in the Eomon Migration. 

Please see the Strongbox page for details. 

2018-05-25 14:03

GDPR Update to Entropia Universe Privacy Policy and EULA

On May 25th, 2018, new European Union legislation regarding personal data handling goes into effect. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the old rules and defines how companies must handle personal data and the privacy of individuals.

This is a great opportunity to update you about MindArk PE Aktiebolag (publ) policies and to inform you that our Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement (EULA) have been updated.

Here is a quick summary of the changes:

  • We are not asking to collect more data, or to use the data we collect any differently than in the past.
  • We are being more transparent and specific on how we collect and utilize customer data.
  • We are adding information on your ability to access and control the data we have collected related to your Entropia Universe account.
     

You are entitled to certain rights that affect the processing and handling of your personal data. For example, you have the right to confirm whether or not we shall process personal data concerning you, as well as the right to object to data processing for marketing purposes.

We process your personal data mainly for the following purposes:

  • to provide the Entropia Universe service to your device;
  • to manage your user account;
  • to communicate with Entropia Universe participants, for example via the chat interface;
  • to process transactions in Entropia Universe;
  • to comply with applicable laws, regulations and decisions as required by public authorities;
  • to send Entropia Universe-related newsletters.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, or if you otherwise wish to contact us regarding your personal data, please log in to your account on the official Entropia Universe website and submit a support case under the ‘Account’ category.

All details can be found on our Rules & Policies web page:

http://legal.entropiauniverse.com/legal/conditions.xml

2018-05-07 17:17

Statement Regarding Arkadia Land Plot Prizes in the "Gold Rush 2017" Event

Planet Arkadia and MindArk would like to issue an official statement regarding the Arkadia Land Plot prizes that were won in the Planet Arkadia “Gold Rush 2017” event.
 
Due to the delay in the delivery of these prizes for which the event was advertised with, Planet Arkadia and MindArk have come to an agreement which will grant each winner of the Land Plots a compensation consisting of 40 Arkadia Moon Deeds.
 
The Arkadia Land Plot Deeds will be spawned directly to the eligible avatars as soon as the estates are available in game which is scheduled to be in the September content release.
The Arkadia Moon Deeds will be spawned directly to the avatars inventory in connection to this announcement.
  
The Arkadia Moon Deeds are still available for purchase on the Entropia Universe Web Store as well, with less than half deeds left don’t miss your chance of acquiring additional Deeds before they all are sold.