I have allready made my points of view under reviews, but I think it needs to be said here too ! The Plain Thruth about Entropia Universe : Well, there has been, still is, and will in the future be a lot of arguments about the very nature of this game/online experience. Some claim it to be a disguised online casino, while others are giving it rave reviews. My review here will certainly not be the last word, but perhaps it will help those unfamiliar with EU to get a an idea about what EU is really about. First of all the likeness to a casino is partially correct, though the socalled pyramid games comes closer to the mark. The company Mindark which developed EU is of course in this business to make money. This game (or ANY other game) is NOT free. MA is not a philantropic society giving away anything...they count on making money or else there wouldn´t be an EU. You can´t blame MA for this attitude, but you can be sure of one thing...like a casino there is always one winner...the house (MA in this case). Players might strike lucky, or play cleverly and skillfully and actually make money out of it, but...if every single player in EU scored big every time the economy in EU would of course collapse and MA would file for bankruptcy. So don´t believe those claiming you can get rich..of course you can´t...but you can choose to either 1) Play for the fun of it, meaning like you would play any other game, in which case you WILL loose money...or 2) You can play smart and make the right decisions and then eventually you will make money. There is however a slight problem even with this last approach...the people on these forums claiming to make money by playing EU, fails to realize an important thing...a real economist wouldn´t say.."Hey you earned a 25§ playing EU for 25 hours - great". Instead he would ask you if you could have earned the same sum easier in another way...unless the minimum wages in your native country are really low you can almost certainly earn more in any other kind of job or activity than by playing EU...To this argument you might answer : "Well, playing EU is FUN...doing a MAcJob is not". Well, good point except that according to my humble opinion based on experience in playing EU, if you play for fun you will loose money...Of course maybe you don´t mind that (I didn´t mind since I play games for entertainment and not in the hope of making money), but again there is a problem : with every Version Update MA continually makes life harder for Noobs to middle- range players and there are other MMORPG´s out there where you can have fun by paying a subscription fee and yet it will be cheaper for you in the long run, rather than playing EU. EU (or Project Entropia as it was called then) was in its early years a quite good and interesting game, but MA is obviously trying to make it into a big money machine...Again you can´t blame MA as such, they just sell a product and if you don´t like it..well, dont buy it...But I tend to agree with those claiming that the reviews praising EU are either made by employees of MA or bigtime players who are in the "top of the pyramid". And even those players propably wouldn´t be allowed to withdraw large amounts of cash out of their accounts...if enough top players did that MA would go bankrupt...All in all : Interesting game/concept, but flawed by excessive greed and excessive hype.