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The Best Online Virtual Reality Game-Entropia Universe

Updated on October 11, 2014

Entropia Universe

I was introduced to Entropia Universe by my friends in Scotland and have never looked back. This is a great game to meet people from all over the world and most importantly, a way to relax and be in you own little virtual world. Have fun browsing and please feel free to ask questions.

Entropia Universe is a massively multiplayer online virtual universe designed by the Swedish software company MindArk, based in Gothenburg. Entropia Universe uses a micropayment business model, in which players may buy in-game currency (PED - Project Entropia Dollars) with real money that can be redeemed back into real world funds at a fixed exchange rate of 10:1. This means that virtual items acquired within Entropia Universe have a real cash value, and a participant may, at any time, initiate a withdrawal of their accumulated PEDs back into real world currencies according to the fixed exchange rate, minus transaction fees, the minimum amount for a withdrawal is 1000 PED. As a result, revenue of the business is largely generated from activities within the virtual universe.

My Avatar - Billy Clansman Braveheart

28 Sep 09 - My biggest HOF (Hall of Fame) to date is 23310 Peds, few and far between, still awaiting another :-)

Choosing your avatar's name may be the most important decision in the game. Not only does it identify who you are to the rest of Entropia, it cannot be changed once you have created your avatar. Thus, careful planning is needed before you submit your name.

When you create your avatar, you must select a first name, last name, and a nickname, any or all of which can show to others. While most of the time the nickname will be the default name shown you can change it by accessing your Avatar Info window. You can mix or match your first, last and nick (thus, if your name were eg. 'odd sir odd bunny', you could show 'sir odd', 'odd bunny', 'sir odd bunny', etc.)

It's important to note that your nickname will be used often by default in the game, so make sure that this is a stand-alone name by which you would want to be called. For example, when you are hunting in a team, and the loot distribution is announced, it will refer to you only by nickname (thus, in the example above, it would display 'sir odd received an item (Thin wool) worth 0.25 PED.')

However, when your name is announced to the Universe, when you get a Global, for instance, your full name will be used. Also, when you are added to someone's friends list, by default it will save your full name (such as odd sir odd bunny. The user can change the names on their Friends List to denote soc affiliation, professions, etc.). For this reason, you might want to make sure your name sounds good "all at once", too. Many users have reused their first (or last) name as the nickname, which can sound repetitive.

Note that the name must be appropriate, as defined by MindArk's EULA, and they can change or ban accounts that break this rule.

Planet Calypso Forum

Get all the latest News, find out what Events are going on, whats happening in the Community, and Forum Info. For more information click on the picture.

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Entropia Universe Portal

Download Free Software and Meet New Friends Today

Entropia Universe is an online 3d virtual universe for entertainment, social interaction and trade using a real cash economy.

Join people from around the world who use the Entropia Universe currency, the PED, to develop their avatars everyday on the untamed planet of Calypso.

The Loot Table

Zap's Loot Table has been running since 5.11.2003. The idea is to keep track on what you can loot from mobs you kill. Great place for information, hints and advise.

For great information click on the picture

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Welcome to The Planet Roster

Entropia Universe is a growing virtual universe. Participants can access all Entropia Universe with one account, traveling between all available planets in-game. To visit other planets in the universe, log in and travel to desired destination from your current location in Entropia Universe.

Further planets have recently been discovered. A group of pioneering entrepreneurs are currently working on turning these planets into amazing grounds for entertainment and exploration and will welcome you in the near future.

If you do not have an Entropia Universe account, create one:

1.Select which planet you wish to be born on.

2.Open their website to download the software client and create your Entropia Universe Account during download.

3.When download is finished and you have an account, log in. You will begin at Genesis, the starting area, to learn the basics of Entropia Universe. From Genesis you continue to your next destination - one of the Entropia Universe planets - where the possibilities are endless; begin to discover your birth planet and then continue out in the universe, travelling to other planets.

Read the Entropia Universe Quick Start Guide (pdf) as a help in getting started in-game.

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Entropia Directory

 

My Society - Dark Knight Squires

Rank - Captain

A society is a group of beings distinguishable from other groups by mutual interests, characteristic relationships, shared institutions, ranking and a common culture. In political science, the term is often used to mean the amalgamation of all voluntary human relationships, generally in contrast to the State, an institution of legal aggression.

An Entropia Universe society is sometimes referred to as a soc. All society related actions except society chat are executed through the Society Terminal. Additionally, a society in Entropia Universe can be sometimes focused on one specific profession such as hunting, skilling, trading, mining, etc. A list of societies can be found in the Society Terminal, and applications to join a society are also made via the terminal.

Project Entropia

You've read about it, browsed through various site, now watch the movies :-)

At Crystal Palace Space Station

A place where I frequent from time to time and normally bumping into an avatar who calls himself Buzz Lightyear, a splendid and polite guy who is certainly dedicated to the game. Wish I was as talented as him ;-) Watch the movie and get a great insight into what the game is all about.

As for the Space Station, and what that is all about, well, on the 14th of December 2009 the Crystal Palace Space Station was listed on public auction and later that month it sold for 3,300,000 PED which is equivalent to $330,000 USD. The winning bidder was Erik Novak aka 'Buzz Erik Lightyear' from Canada. Buzz is already well established in Entropia Universe as one of the most skilled crafters. He owns and supplies a chain of department stores across Planet Calypso. Owning the Space Station means he will now earn tax when players mine in the stations domes and hunt the two unique Mobs.

Planet Arkadia

Planet Arkadia is an exciting new world, part of the Entropia Universe, and the first virtual Treasure Hunting environment. To learn more, shoot the plane and transport yourself to the Official Planet Arkadia site.

Giving this planet another try, presently hunting there, it's not too bad but I still prefer Planet Calypso like many other Avatars, will give it another month or so and see what happens!

Global's and HOF's are few and far between at present which is starting to annoy many veteran avatar's, lets hope they improve the ped's payout soon. For now I guess we shall all just plod along and see what happens.

Planet Arkadia - Official Game Trailer

Be one of the first and many to watch the trailer for the newly launched Planet Arkadia

The Movies

You've Watched the Movies, Now What?

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What's Happening at Entropia - The Buzz

Entropia Universe Introduces Citizenship and Revenue Sharing System With Expected Annual Returns of Up to 30%

MindArk, developer and publisher of the largest real money MMO, announced today that it will introduce a groundbreaking Citizenship System to Planet Calypso. The new system will provide revenue sharing to participants, and add a political system that will allow players to vote on major decisions affecting their virtual world, all for as little as $100 USD.

"Our new Citizenship System will have a strong impact on the social and Virtual Worlds industry", said Jan Welter Timkrans, Chairman of MindArk. "People have always had the opportunity to make money playing our game and engaging in the micro transactions economy. Now they can actually share in the revenues of their favorite planet with a Land Lot deed and help decide its future via the political system."

The new system grants users Planet Calypso citizenship and political voting rights. Citizens will also receive a share in the Planet Partner gross revenue of Calypso, paid weekly. Based on Planet Calypso's performance over the last 12 months, the potential return of investment (ROI) is expected to be between 27% and 30% per year. Each planet in the Entropia Universe is a separate Planet Partner, and the revenue share paid to deed holders will come from the Planet Calypso revenue stream. Sixty thousand land lot deeds offered at $100 USD each are available exclusively through the Entropia Universe global auction and can be acquired by anyone after creating a free avatar.

The new Citizenship System will showcase the economics of a successful Planet Partner on the Entropia Universe platform, and allow users to participate in that success. Planet Calypso is the oldest of the planets in Entropia Universe, with over one million registered accounts and over $400 million USD per year in user-to-user transactions. Until now, possessing land in Entropia Universe has been very exclusive, with the market price for land deeds ranging from $5,000 to upwards of $500,000 USD. In the new Citizenship System, just about anyone can share a piece of an entire virtual world. For more information on MindArk or the Citizenship System please visit www.entropiauniverse.com.

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    • oceansky lm profile image

      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      Online Virtual Reality Game-Entropia Universe sounds like an interesting game.

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      mumsgather 

      6 years ago

      It looks like the kind of game one can definitely get addicted to!

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @cheapmicrowave lm: If you go on line to http://www.entropiauniverse.com/ you can sign up, as for system requirements, here is a link that says all http://account.entropiauniverse.com/support-faq/te...

      Hope this helps and look forward to seeing you on line

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      cheapmicrowave lm 

      6 years ago

      I have never heard about this game, if it can be called that, sounds amazing! I am going to give this ago for sure. What kind of specifications PC wise will I need to run it? Recommend a good place to get hold of the title?

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      got no time for computer games. i need every second of my time.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Andy-Po: You will get addicted :-)

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      Andy-Po 

      6 years ago

      Looks good. I haven't tried this one. I used to write computer games, professionally, many years ago, but they have come on so much since then.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      sweet lens! Glad I browsed this before leaving work tonight! If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      @ohcaroline: Your never too old for this :-)

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      ohcaroline 

      7 years ago

      This sounds like an interesting game. I think I am too old to join in though.

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      UKGhostwriter 

      7 years ago

      Contratulations for being blessed by an Angel!

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      @MarianaFargasch: Thanks Mariana, getting better all the time, have just posted another couple of new lenses, have a laugh on me

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      MarianaFargasch 

      7 years ago

      congrats Billy for the blessing :) great lens you got here! Looking forward to seeing new lenses from you :)

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      @jvsper63: You will have fun on Entropia, sadly it is not free but does not have to break the bank, it's a fun way to relax and meet people, will be adding to lens soon

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      jvsper63 

      7 years ago

      Hi, This is another great lens.I want to have a Entropia Universe account. This is real interesting. I am bookmarking and coming back:) Great lens...Joni

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      Lisa 

      7 years ago from Rhode Island

      wonderful Entropia Universe lens blessed by Squidangel.

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