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Player ganked for $60,000 in pvp

Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

Word is 6 lower level guys ambushed a super uber player in space forcing him to head for a planet, destroyed his ship, and when he emerged from the wreckage they merced him using vehicle guns, he got 5 of them using his pistol but the last one did him in, any more info on the heist anyone?

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  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    He probably killed himeself afterward. 60k lost in a video game...

    "I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by TruthXHurts

    He probably killed himeself afterward.

     You'd think so hehe but he and his uber guild have been hunting the guys in a futille effort to get some revenge, problem is they are pvp players that run around naked with $100 dollar guns. Nothing worth looting from the uber guys perspectives. Besides they sold everything and split the money minutes after it all happened and with no death penalty and no armor or weapon to loot worth a darn, the case is closed. I'm no sadist, but I would have paid good money to see him tear his house apart after that one hehe

  • bunnyhopperbunnyhopper Member CommonPosts: 2,751

    Lulzworthy if true.

    "Come and have a look at what you could have won."

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    I actually played this for about a month, but quit because I assumed I could never compte in pvp with high levle players... maybe I should get back inot it. I sure coul duse 12k from a gank.

    "I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  • EverSkellyEverSkelly Member UncommonPosts: 341

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by TruthXHurts

    I actually played this for about a month, but quit because I assumed I could never compte in pvp with high levle players... maybe I should get back inot it. I sure coul duse 12k from a gank.

     I was thinkin' the saaaaame thing hehe. Funny thing is that the ubers are all in an uproar sellin off their stuff because they know now space will be teaming with pirates but if the ubers travel in packs, with healers, it might take hundreds of lower level players to beat an uber convoy.

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    Is space something new? I thought you just ported to other planets. I didn't know you actually had to fly there.

    "I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by TruthXHurts

    Is space something new? I thought you just ported to other planets. I didn't know you actually had to fly there.

     Ya they got rid of old porters and now you pay $4 for ports OR fly the unfriendly skies for free, which for most hasn't been that dangerous considering how big space is (according to my bud)

  • SerignuadSerignuad Member UncommonPosts: 98

    Originally posted by Luv_bug

    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

     I think for some of us that don't play, we want to know where the "60,000" and "100,000" numbers are coming from.

    Is this real-life currency or in-game (I can't imagine any set of in-game items being valued at 60,000, let alone 100k)?

    What determines the value?

    We need to start thinking of MMO's as we do music or literature or the movies. There is not one MMO or one game that will be universally satisfactory to everyone's taste. MMO's don't come in one genre just as books or music doesn't come in one genre. Change and innovation is a good thing in the MMO industry just as it is in literature and music, but every MMO doesn't need to push the envelope or be cutting edge to be "good" or fun. It just needs to be good. The same is true for music. The same is true for books or for movies. Music evolves. MMO's evolve. Storytelling evolves. And in doing so, it doesn't make obsolete or not enjoyable everything that's been done before. 
  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    Well I just tried to patch and got an error. I think I'll give this game another go. I was making a small profit of fmy 20 dollar investment. 

     

    Entropia is a real world economy. It has a set exchange rate. You pay in real money and then if you want to later you can exchange your game currency back out for real cash. 

    "I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  • jugularveinjugularvein Member UncommonPosts: 371

    Man i rage quit when I feel I blew 60 bucks on a crappy game .  If I lost 60k i would be texting this via blackberry before i jumped ;/

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  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by jugularvein

    Man i rage quit when I feel I blew 60 bucks on a crappy game .  If I lost 60k i would be texting this via blackberry before i jumped ;/

     Hahahahahhahahaha!!!!!!!

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    If I were the gankers I'd be worried about the mark finding out who I really am, and sending a crackhead to kill me.

    "I am not in a server with Gankers...THEY ARE IN A SERVER WITH ME!!!"

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by Serignuad

    Originally posted by Luv_bug

    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

     I think for some of us that don't play, we want to know where the "60,000" and "100,000" numbers are coming from.

    Is this real-life currency or in-game (I can't imagine any set of in-game items being valued at 60,000, let alone 100k)?

    What determines the value?

     No its real money. Entropia is actually a licensed bank too. My understanding is the company sells the uber items, and value is determined by the "bad arseness" of the wep, armor or ship and the number of the item in the game. For example the guy was carrying a $15,000 pistol which is super strong and of which there are only 10 total in the game.

  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Originally posted by TruthXHurts

    If I were the gankers I'd be worried about the mark finding out who I really am, and sending a crackhead to kill me.

     Oh My Gosh HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

  • SerignuadSerignuad Member UncommonPosts: 98

    Wow.. and the exchange.. Entropia being licensed as a bank.. is instantaneous between in-game currency and real-life?

    So I can tell Entropia I want to exchange X amount of um "credits" for real-life currency?

    Unfortunately, in every game I play (Eve being the most appropiate I think), I don't do that well making money. I'd make a terrible gold-farmer, but that said.. its certainly interesting enough that it makes me want to try it out.

    What about actual "gold" farmers and bots.. I'd imagine they'd be like a plague of locusts on a game like this?

    And if people are spending 15,000 on in-game items, sounds like Entropia found itself an interesting highend, niche-market.

    We need to start thinking of MMO's as we do music or literature or the movies. There is not one MMO or one game that will be universally satisfactory to everyone's taste. MMO's don't come in one genre just as books or music doesn't come in one genre. Change and innovation is a good thing in the MMO industry just as it is in literature and music, but every MMO doesn't need to push the envelope or be cutting edge to be "good" or fun. It just needs to be good. The same is true for music. The same is true for books or for movies. Music evolves. MMO's evolve. Storytelling evolves. And in doing so, it doesn't make obsolete or not enjoyable everything that's been done before. 
  • Luv_bugLuv_bug Member Posts: 120

    Re high end niche market, I would say so. They have 800,000 registered users and to get paid you gotta share banking details, so they have a pretty large playerbase, not just a bunch of phantom accts.

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    Originally posted by Luv_bug

    Originally posted by Serignuad


    Originally posted by Luv_bug


    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

     I think for some of us that don't play, we want to know where the "60,000" and "100,000" numbers are coming from.

    Is this real-life currency or in-game (I can't imagine any set of in-game items being valued at 60,000, let alone 100k)?

    What determines the value?

     No its real money. Entropia is actually a licensed bank too. My understanding is the company sells the uber items, and value is determined by the "bad arseness" of the wep, armor or ship and the number of the item in the game. For example the guy was carrying a $15,000 pistol which is super strong and of which there are only 10 total in the game.

    Am I the only person who finds it absolutely insane that people are willingly playing this game and sinking hundreds if not thousands of dollars into virtual items in it?

    The point I just can't process in my head is that the company who is apparently a 'registered bank' and has full control over the currency exchange, is also selling virtual items worth thousands of dollars that they can create by replicating a few bits of data.

    It goes against all sense and logic from an economic standpoint.

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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484

     






    Originally posted by Ceridith

    The point I just can't process in my head is that the company who is apparently a 'registered bank' and has full control over the currency exchange, is also selling virtual items worth thousands of dollars that they can create by replicating a few bits of data.

    It goes against all sense and logic from an economic standpoint.



     That's the way it is now. Banks sell things that don't exist. The stock market is a casino where no actual stock changes hands for most transactions and commodities markets deal in "futures" that don't represent real commodities anymore. Carbon offsets? WTF? Anyone want to buy half interest in a gold mine in my back yard?

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  • echose7enechose7en Member UncommonPosts: 55

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    Originally posted by Luv_bug


    Originally posted by Serignuad


    Originally posted by Luv_bug


    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

     I think for some of us that don't play, we want to know where the "60,000" and "100,000" numbers are coming from.

    Is this real-life currency or in-game (I can't imagine any set of in-game items being valued at 60,000, let alone 100k)?

    What determines the value?

     No its real money. Entropia is actually a licensed bank too. My understanding is the company sells the uber items, and value is determined by the "bad arseness" of the wep, armor or ship and the number of the item in the game. For example the guy was carrying a $15,000 pistol which is super strong and of which there are only 10 total in the game.

    Am I the only person who finds it absolutely insane that people are willingly playing this game and sinking hundreds if not thousands of dollars into virtual items in it?

    The point I just can't process in my head is that the company who is apparently a 'registered bank' and has full control over the currency exchange, is also selling virtual items worth thousands of dollars that they can create by replicating a few bits of data.

    It goes against all sense and logic from an economic standpoint.

    Indeed.

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  • blackemperorblackemperor Member CommonPosts: 49

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    Originally posted by Luv_bug


    Originally posted by Serignuad


    Originally posted by Luv_bug


    Originally posted by EverSkelly

    Sounds so fake. 60.000$, really..?

     Oh ya, there are $100,000+ armors in Entropia Universe according to my friend that plays it. Also remember they sold the guys stuff in MINUTES. Tells you how many people are willing to buy.

     I think for some of us that don't play, we want to know where the "60,000" and "100,000" numbers are coming from.

    Is this real-life currency or in-game (I can't imagine any set of in-game items being valued at 60,000, let alone 100k)?

    What determines the value?

     No its real money. Entropia is actually a licensed bank too. My understanding is the company sells the uber items, and value is determined by the "bad arseness" of the wep, armor or ship and the number of the item in the game. For example the guy was carrying a $15,000 pistol which is super strong and of which there are only 10 total in the game.

    Am I the only person who finds it absolutely insane that people are willingly playing this game and sinking hundreds if not thousands of dollars into virtual items in it?

    The point I just can't process in my head is that the company who is apparently a 'registered bank' and has full control over the currency exchange, is also selling virtual items worth thousands of dollars that they can create by replicating a few bits of data.

    It goes against all sense and logic from an economic standpoint.

    It does not need to make sense from an economic standpoint, as long as they make money out of it.

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    Originally posted by zymurgeist

     






    Originally posted by Ceridith

    The point I just can't process in my head is that the company who is apparently a 'registered bank' and has full control over the currency exchange, is also selling virtual items worth thousands of dollars that they can create by replicating a few bits of data.

    It goes against all sense and logic from an economic standpoint.






     That's the way it is now. Banks sell things that don't exist. The stock market is a casino where no actual stock changes hands for most transactions and commodities markets deal in "futures" that don't represent real commodities anymore. Anyone want to buy half interest in a gold mine in my back yard?

     

    True, but even futures are at least based on a physical good, albeit in an unknown future state of existence. But you're right in that a lot of the 'creative trading' creates wealth where it shouldn't exist (yet).

    Though I'm Canadian, and my country's laws and regulations reign in a lot of the futures nonsense... part of why we weren't hit anywhere near as hard as the US in 2008... so I still get to criticize without being hypocritical. image

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    Originally posted by blackemperor

    ...

    It does not need to make sense from an economic standpoint, as long as they make money out of it.

    The same could be said of pyramid schemes, ponzi schemes, and other types of scamming and fraud... but that's doesn't make them moral, logical, sustainable, and as a consequence of this, neither are they legal.

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