Entropia Universe 2018-02-26

Arkadia Studios is proud to announce that they are ahead of schedule with the creation of the new Arkadian moon.

With new content like the Sulphur Fields and hidden Smuggler activities of rumoured genetic alterations the new moon will be a destination all Entropians would want to go to. Will you be one of the first to uncover the moons mysteries and hidden treasures?

With development on track Arkadia Studios has found time to focus on even more exciting content missions for both the hunting, mining and crafting professions. The possibilities of future story expansion is huge!

Invest in Arkadia Moon Deeds

We invite you to purchase Arkadia Moon Deeds and take part in this new project. Deeds are available in the Entropia Universe Webshop.

Arkadia Studios has sold over 70 000 Arkadia Moon Deeds to date. The next discount level at 5 PED will start on March 1, 2018.


To purchase Arkadia Moon Deeds, visit the Entropia Universe Webshop. https://account.entropiauniverse.com/account/shop/#packageSet_arkadiamoondeeds

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.

Action Image Screenshot Contest: Runners Up

As promised, here are the runners-up photos from the Action Screenshot Competition for your viewing pleasure! Each of these avatars received prizes of buff-giving fireworks for their good work!


 

This image from Avatar “milton osga hastings” effectively uses blurred, darkened edges to draw our gaze to the central figure of the Furor. The fearsome energy of the attacking creature is well illustrated by the ‘mid-swing moment’ as it leans all its weight into the punch. Ouch!


 

Avatar “Gabrial Aziphirael Stone” really managed to capture the key moment of this explosion. Against a backdrop of forbidding trees the firelight from the detonation glows through the mushroom gills and splashes onto the sheer cliff walls. Nice lighting effects! 


 

A dramatic face-off is the focus of this image from avatar “Roslyn Kaz Farstar”. Isolated in dark depths with only moments till a death-struggle, both combatants are poised to attack. Yet the avatar seems dwarfed by the threatening bulk of the Oratan. Who won the fight? :-)


 

Avatar “RP Rave Prospector” treated us to this ‘psychedelic’ image, using a neon palette that blazes through the dark night.



Congratulations to you all!

The winning entries for the competition can be found here

There will be more screenshot competitions in the future, so watch this space! :-)

 

 

Action Screenshot Contest Awards!

We received many fantastic entries for the “Entropia Action Image Screenshot Contest” so we’d like to begin by saying a big Thank You to all those who took the time to enter the competition. 

It was the jury’s task to pick 3 winners based on creativity and overall aesthetics. We managed to find 3 images that not only meet these criteria but also illustrate the wide spectrum of exciting action found in Entropia Universe.

Here are the 3 award winners:

1st place goes to avatar Una Griph Alconbury. This picture perfectly depicts a full-blown assault with avatars and Quadwings pushing forward as one. The Harbingers in the foreground and background add depth and perspective: this is a complex battle with more than one front. The ‘white spike’ and floating debris of Hadesheim deftly indicate the location. As a whole the image successfully unifies diverse elements: landscape, mobs, flying vehicles and avatars all come together in a comprehensive ‘action story’. We couldn’t have asked for more!

2nd place was awarded to Avatar Torschen Tors Kalevala who gave us a little taste of the sublime. There is a breath-taking sense of scale and majesty in this screenshot and the dramatic explosion as the ship passes lends the image epic proportions. The overcast sky suggests a feeling of dread and impending doom and contrasts nicely with the fiery glow from the lava. Great work!

This chilling photo from avatar Neil Greenleaf Stockton earned 3rd place. The sinister Argonaut creeping behind the unsuspecting avatar made us want to cry “Watch out!”. Cold moonlight and long shadows add to the underlying tone of menace.

 

Since there were so many talented contributors we decided it was only right to include some runner-ups. These avatars will receive runner-up prizes of buff-giving fireworks!

The runner-up avatars are:  

  • milton osga hastings
  • Roslyn Kaz Farstar
  • Gabrial Aziphirael Stone
  • RP Rave Prospector

The contributions from these avatars will be presented here on www.entropiauniverse.com in the coming weeks.

There will be more screenshot competitions in the future, so watch this space! :-)

 

 

 

Last Weekend for the Action Screenshot Competition

The Action Screenshot competition announced on www.entropiauniverse.com/bulletin/events/2016/01/21/Screenshot-Contest--Action-Image.xml is closing up on its last weekend before the deadline!

We've recieved many contributions but there is still chance for you to show your Avatar to the world and maybe even receive one of the Classified Strongbox packages offered as prizes.

Take part in the competition by following the instructions on the event page.

 

Good Luck and have a nice Weekend!

/The Entropia Universe Team

Pirates Attack Monria Passenger Service

The Maiden voyage of the Monria Free Space Travel Program was attacked!

The Monrian Mothership Yamato crewed by The Knights of Entropia (TKoE) was raided last week by an infamous pair of space wolves.

It seems the pirates coordinated their attack to strike before warp could be achieved.  

Despite the threat the crew succeeded in beating off the pirates and drove the dastardly duo into retreat.

The captain of the ship General Xander Zan Catman said “I am extremely proud of how the crew handled the pirates we encountered…”

See the Monria forum thread for further details.    

Photo contest - You and your pet, runners-up prize #1

MindArk received so many talented, fun and exciting contributions to the recent You and your pet photo contest that we decided to award six extra runner-up prizes. Each of the runner-up winners received a pet name-tag that can be used to give a pet a fun and personalized name that is visible to all other avatars.

Today we'd like to present the first of the runner-up award screenshots. This picture comes from avatar Una Griph Alconbury and shows him and his Arret pet from planet Cyrene when they are about to enter an underground cave setting. The image immediately makes us think of classic fantasy literature and the pyro-kinetic mindforce flame in the avatars hand also brings a sense of adventure and questlike mystery to the image.

All in all a classic image setting that shows a part of Entropia Universe where the thrilling adventure lies before your avatar and pet companion. Congratulations!




 

You and your pet screenshot contest awards!

The "You and your pet screenshot contest" has received many exciting contributions from places all over Entropia Universe and we would like to start with sending a big Thank You to all participants for their individual contributions.

The job of the jury was to single out 4 images based on creativity and overall aesthetics and we are glad that we have found 4 contributions that not only matches these criteria but also shows the diversity of Entropia Universe with very different avatar styles and from four distinct environments.

Here are the winners in place 1-4:
 

1:st place goes to avatar Magnus Svarog Henriksen for his exotic screenshot from the Corinth area in the northwestern part of Eudoria. The image manages to capture the close affection between the avatar and his ancient Exarosaur pet on a sunset beach in a way that simply made our jaws drop.

2:nd place is awarded to avatar Roslyn Kaz Farstar for the lava-hot picture of her flame throwing Chirin Dragon pet and a spectacularly well timed sci-fi fashionista-look swordplay pose.
 

3:rd place takes us to a jungle setting where avatar Alaina Bonnie Knight at first might see a bit out of place in her not so khaki colored and outback-fitted clothing.

The image composition with a dancing Eudorian Devil pet and high contrasts in color still manages to capture the important feeling that your Avatar can be anything you want inside Entropia and that your pet of choice really can enhance that experience.

From exotic to lava-hot and jungle settings, 4:th place takes us to the rocky mountains of Thule where avatar SpikE SpikE Odets playes with his Corinthian Kanin in the snow on a mountain peak as the sun paints the landscape in a spectacularly warm and welcoming color scheme. The extra rabbit ears also gives this image a subtle and yet playful tone.

We wish all the winners the very best and hope that you will have much fun with your new rare pets.


As we have received many more talented, fun and exciting contributions that is worthy of notice 6 additional runner-up prizes in the form of Pet name-tags will be awarded. The avatars that will receive these honorary Pet name-tags are:

  •     Una Griph Alconbury
  •     True slimpek Hunter
  •     Ea Aia Nou
  •     Lola Ulpuana Lola
  •     David Hoek Liode
  •     Milton Osga Hastings


The contributions from these 6 avatars will be presented here on www.enropiauniverse.com in the coming weeks.

Have fun in Entropia and don't forget to play with your pet :)

Entropia Universe is excited to present the “You and Your Pet” photo contest! Read all the details about the contest at the event page.

EPIC Entropian - Universal Ammo Competition!

Win a box (100 PED) or crate (1000 PED) of Universal Ammo by describing your most EPIC Entropia Universe moment. This competition is open to all Entropia Universe participants who submit an entry before August 17, 2014.

How to enter
Describe your most epic Entropia Universe moment in 500 words or less and email it, along with your full Entropia Universe avatar name, to: competition@entropiauniverse.com

Once the submission period has ended, MindArk staff will select the ten most EPIC submissions and award prizes as follows:

  • Five (5) entrants will receive 100 PED of Universal Ammo.
  • Five (5) entrants who have made a deposit of at least 100 USD during the competition period will receive 1000 PED of Universe Ammo.


Requirements

This contest is open to all Entropia Universe accounts with accurate name and address information.
For the 1000 PED Universal Ammo prizes, eligible winners need to have made a deposit into their Entropia Universe account of at least 100 USD during the competition period, and not requested any withdrawals during the same period.
Entrants acknowledge that their submission text may be used freely by MindArk to promote Entropia Universe in the future.

Universal Ammo
Universal Ammo works with every type of weapon and MindForce chip that consumes ammunition.

Stable Estates

A limited number of Stable Estates will be made available on the Entropia Universe auction. These new estates will generate revenue through different channels, as described below.

As described in the Entropia universe roadmap published in the Buzz section, Pets will be released in Taming - stage 1 (autumn 2014) and the stables functionality in Taming - stage 2 later in 2014.

The stables will generate revenue for the stable managers by charging a small fee for services in the stables, for example, selling, trading and specialised training of pets. Stables will also be the hub for future Pet Battle Arenas and Controlled Creature Battle Octagons where all pet and creature activities will be held.

Stable managers can also earn PED by renting stalls to other avatars for their pets, and by providing specialised training only available at the stables. Stable managers provide housing and maintenance for stabled avatar pets, including food and energy. Better care provided by the stables will result in faster pet progress and better performance in competitions.

In addition, stables will have the ability to be upgraded with shopping booths, additional stalls, teleporters, terminals, visual additions and other unique features.

The Stables will be placed in strategic positions on each planet. Each planet will have the chance to auction these exciting and fun additions to the Entropia Universe starting on July 1 2014, with starting bids of 20000 PED.

Number of Stable Estates per Planet:
Planet Calypso - 6 stables in 6 locations
Planet Arkadia - 3 stables in 3 locations
Rocktropia - 2 stables in 2 locations
Planet Cyrene - 1 stable
Planet Toulan - 1 stable
Next Island - 1 stable

The stable estates will be implemented into Entropia Universe later in 2014.
 

Skill Buff Weekend

Celebrating 5k Facebook likes

Get a Skill Buff this weekend! From Friday June 27 10.00 UTC to Monday June 30 10.00 UTC the chance of getting a skill buff period as well as the buff strength of the same period will be increased.

Read all the details on the event page

If you haven't done so already make sure to Like the Entropia Universe Facebook page

Entropia Universe Webshop Launch

We are excited to announce the official launch of the Entropia Universe Webshop.

The Webshop is available by logging in to your Entropia Universe account and selecting 'Web Shop' in the left side menu, or directly accessible from the following URL:

 http://account.entropiauniverse.com/account/shop/

For the initial launch, the EU Webshop offers Starter Packs available in Bronze, Silver and Gold packages. Additional items will be added to the Webshop in the near future.

Click the 'Info' button on each package to see that packages full contents and item stats.

For the time being, items in the Webshop may only be purchased via Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. In the future we plan to allow purchases to be made from the Webshop using Entropia Universe PED.

New set of Video Tutorials

From today, we´ll start launching episodes of different video tutorials, which will guide newcomers getting around in Entropia Universe. We´ll try covering everything from movement, hunting, mining and crafting, to taking on assignments, leaping into space and entering other planets.

You can find them in our BEGINNER´S GUIDE section, facebook or directly on our youtube channel.

paysafecard Special Promotion

For a limited time, Entropia Universe participants who deposit with paysafecard will get a free starter pack.

Entropia Universe offers players to participate in a unique virtual world – free to download, no monthly costs. Our innovative Real Cash Economy uses a virtual currency, PED. It has a fixed 10:1 exchange rate with the US dollar, allowing participants to convert real money into PED, and PED into real money.
 

  • Make a single deposit for 250 PED (equivalent to $25) or more with paysafecard and receive a full Special Issue starter pack! (Value $4.99)



The promotion lasts from March 21st to April 7th 2013. The promotion is limited to one Special Issue starter pack per Entropia Universe account. The starter pack will automatically be placed on your avatar.

To make your paysafecard deposit login to account.entropiauniverse.com using your Entropia Universe account.

 

Avatar with starter pack equipment.

Special Issue starter pack

The starter pack contains everything you need to get started as a hunter in Entropia Universe.

 

  • Special Issue Carbine (L)
    Your weapon. As a hunter, it is your most important piece of equipment.
     
  • Special Issue Armor (L)
    A full set of armor to protect you from the many dangers you will face as a hunter.
     
  • Special Issue Ammo (Unique)
    All the ammo you need for your carbine.
     
  • Special Issue Medkit (L)
    Use this medkit to heal yourself and your friends.

     

Also included are instructions on how to use every item in your new starter pack.

  • The items that make up the starter pack are non-tradeable and non-sellable .

  • The items in the starter pack can only be used by the avatar belonging to the account that received the starter pack.

  • The items that make up the starter pack will deteriorate with use until unusable.

paysafecard

paysafecard is a prepaid card that lets you pay safely online, without using a bank account or a credit card.

paysafecard can be bought from any of the 450,000 sales outlets worldwide.

Go to www.paysafecard.com to find a paysafecard sales outlet near you!

Welcome Your New You

- The New Entropia Universe Avatars are here!

MindArk, developer of the Entropia Universe Platform, is proud to announce a new Avatar System available for all new and existing participants in Entropia Universe.

The new Avatars bring more realism and life to in-world activities, making it more fun and engaging to explore Entropia Universe. Increased richness in graphical details and textures, a new hair system, improved animations and fitting of clothes and armor give your avatar new ways to express a more distinct You. New asymmetry qualities also allows for creations like tatoos, scars and makeup to be placed on your best side only. Less limits and more fun!

Defining your new Avatar is done in a new intuitive and much smoother interface. The interface can use preset appearance styles for fast game entry or allow you to fine tune the many small details of your Avatar before entering Entropia Universe.

These improvements not only look better on the screen but are actually more optimized for better performance, too.

If you are already an Entropia universe citizen, you will be offered to remake the looks of your Avatar for free, upon your next login. New accounts will automatically use the new system for their Avatar creation.
 

Virtual Tycoon is Entropia Universe extended to your Smart Phone!

Virtual Tycoon gives you full in game access to the Construction system, Auction system, Storage, Accounting, Avatar Skills, Professions and global updates.

 

Crafting has never been made easier, now that you can access Entropia Universe anytime anywhere, and craft on the go, allowing you more session time in game for other activities. The easy to use interface gives you a great overview of all your blueprints to assist you in choosing the right item to craft at the moment, and keep you ahead of the market. The auction system makes it easy to acquire missing ingredients.

No need to worry about missing a critical auction session anymore; the Virtual Tycoon will let you stay in touch with Entropia Universe on the move. Push notifications are sent to keep you updated if you have won/lost or been over bid on a current auction session.

You have full access to storage and all the details of your items, you have never seen them so well displayed before. Items can easily be put up on the auction or sold back to the trade terminal.

Plan the progression of your Avatar when there is time for it, buy that piece of equipment that you where looking for. Construct those Blueprints that you haven’t had time to do. In short, this is the first step to make the Entropia Universe experience available, away from keyboard.