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Can i enjoy this game playing for free ?

Can i ?

What is this game about, there are some planets to choose and no tutorial at all. Is this game are only on planets ?. How big this world is ?

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  • OpticronOpticron Entropia Universe CorrespondentMember UncommonPosts: 74

    The game can be played for free but if you would enjoy it is rather subjective. It can require quite alot of grinding or a lot of luck to get ingame funds and you will need to research alot of (economy) information to be succesful. So if you like a challenge, are social enough to make the grind bareable by talking and having fun with others and you don't mind the fact that everything you do is linked to real money then you might enjoy it.

    Entropia Universe is a collection of different mmorpg's (planets) that share the same game systems and accounts. So once you make an account/avatar on one planet you can travel (for a fee) to different planets, each with a seperate theme, mobs, etc. You bring the skills and items you acquire with you so atm it feels like the same game with different environments to travel to.

  • EU_RAZEREU_RAZER Member Posts: 85

    to give you an idea on the size. The main continent (Eudoria) on the first planet (Calypso) is about 32 x 32 km. The second continent on that planets is about 24 x 40 km and that is just 1 planet. Don;t know about the other planets, but I'm sure they are just a big or bigger.

     

    some of the maps availible on the web:

    http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/Calypso_maps

    http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/Rocktropia_maps

  • TorschenTorschen Member Posts: 78

    In short: you need massive amount of patience to progress in this game. This is not the regular mmorpg where you max your skills in couple months, this will take years, decade even. Also you need social skills and nice soc.. it helps to share the misfortunes with friends and chat away when you have nothing else to do :) You are here by warned.

    Main point about this persistent (lol I have moved from my apartment 4 times irl while my flat in EU stays) universe is that the money is directly linked to real money, so anything you loot may have consequences in real life. There are sometimes, though not commonly, even real life items to be looted, like right now in planet Arkadia you can loot Alienware laptops.

    The planets are all part of the same universe, you can have only one avatar that can travel between them, and the skills you have are in effect everywhere.

  • JTJT Member Posts: 401

    Can anyone elaborate a bit more on this topic.  Over the years I have jumped in this game a few times just to see where it is.  Previously I had always left because lag was horrible.  I have the patience to grind through things slowly if need be, but dealing with lag is too much for me.

    Anyway, after reading about the guy who got ripped for $60k I thought I would jump in a game.. just because.  I was given a noob weapon to complete a noob quest on Arkadia, but this weapon was no good after completing this quest.  I picked up the hunting and mining quest, but was not given any tools.  From my standpoint now, I will have to spend money to continue.  I thought I would hand melee attack the creatures in starting area to slowly collect stuff and make some PED's, but I can't seem to attack with hand melee.

    Do I need to kiss someones' butt to convicne them to give me some starting items?

  • TruthXHurtsTruthXHurts Member UncommonPosts: 1,555

    I tried playing for free (sweating) and didn't liek ti so I coughed up 20 dollars and was able to eek out a meager existence as a hunter.

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

  • narfinarfi Member UncommonPosts: 178

    Originally posted by JT

    Can anyone elaborate a bit more on this topic.  Over the years I have jumped in this game a few times just to see where it is.  Previously I had always left because lag was horrible.  I have the patience to grind through things slowly if need be, but dealing with lag is too much for me.

    Anyway, after reading about the guy who got ripped for $60k I thought I would jump in a game.. just because.  I was given a noob weapon to complete a noob quest on Arkadia, but this weapon was no good after completing this quest.  I picked up the hunting and mining quest, but was not given any tools.  From my standpoint now, I will have to spend money to continue.  I thought I would hand melee attack the creatures in starting area to slowly collect stuff and make some PED's, but I can't seem to attack with hand melee.

    Do I need to kiss someones' butt to convicne them to give me some starting items?

    Because loot is worth PED and PED is worth USD there is very little handed out for free in this game.

    You have a couple of choices for getting started with some coin on your card.

    Easiest = deposit real money

    Medium difficulty = gather sweat from animals and sell it to other players in stacks of 1k, or walk in the wilderness looking for fruit and stones which you can also sell to other players.  Both of these activities are time consuming and tedius so alot of people dont like it, but if approached with the right mindset and attitude it can be relaxing and even social. (ask around the populated areas where the sweaters are hanging out)

    Harder = do #1 or #2 enough to afford some healing tools, and hire out to hunters as a medic. At low levels the best you can expect is your costs back as pay, but the good thing is this allows you to skill for free and when a hunter gets a nice loot they may be tempted to tip you for your help in addition to paying your actual decay. Once you get skilled up into some of the better medical tools then you can charge an hourly rate for your services.

     

    What to do with your hard earned peds?

    Mining is probably the best way to start out if you are wanting to be tight with your peds. Study the markets and try and mine resources you know you can sell for a good price.

    Hunting is the most popular profession in the game, but it is also harder to make your peds last than mining.

    Crafting is definatly the most expensive profession to get started in, but some players can do well at it if they are willing to really study both the supply lines and the demand for items at thier level of crafting. (starting out you would be limited to crafting components for items that higher lvl crafters would be crafting)

    If you have a good head for numbers and are really patient, then trading is the best way to increase your PED card while providing a service for others.

     

    gl and have fun :)

     

    narfi

  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004

    in a nut shell.. unless you spend some money the game is tediously boring..  its reputation for draining your wallet for little in the way of actual gameplay however.. is unparallelled in modern gaming..image

  • OilcanharryOilcanharry Member Posts: 73

    There is some discussion of that game in a thread entiltled something like,"Player Ganked For $60 Thousand Dollars " I think. It has a post toward the end by someone who plays and knows a lot about it. Also there is an interesting description of that game on Wickapedia.

    Man Of Constant Sorrow

  • drbaltazardrbaltazar Member UncommonPosts: 7,856

    yes but it is an involved process ,remember you start from scratch ,and everything is like real life ,wear and tear so you need to repair

    it isnt rare for player to have to pay from their own pocket just to keep up where they are at

  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Member UncommonPosts: 1,919

    Can you enjoy a casino if you don't bring any money?

    Same thing.

  • JTJT Member Posts: 401

    Originally posted by narfi

    Originally posted by JT

    Can anyone elaborate a bit more on this topic.  Over the years I have jumped in this game a few times just to see where it is.  Previously I had always left because lag was horrible.  I have the patience to grind through things slowly if need be, but dealing with lag is too much for me.

    Anyway, after reading about the guy who got ripped for $60k I thought I would jump in a game.. just because.  I was given a noob weapon to complete a noob quest on Arkadia, but this weapon was no good after completing this quest.  I picked up the hunting and mining quest, but was not given any tools.  From my standpoint now, I will have to spend money to continue.  I thought I would hand melee attack the creatures in starting area to slowly collect stuff and make some PED's, but I can't seem to attack with hand melee.

    Do I need to kiss someones' butt to convicne them to give me some starting items?

    Because loot is worth PED and PED is worth USD there is very little handed out for free in this game.

    You have a couple of choices for getting started with some coin on your card.

    Easiest = deposit real money

    Medium difficulty = gather sweat from animals and sell it to other players in stacks of 1k, or walk in the wilderness looking for fruit and stones which you can also sell to other players.  Both of these activities are time consuming and tedius so alot of people dont like it, but if approached with the right mindset and attitude it can be relaxing and even social. (ask around the populated areas where the sweaters are hanging out)

    Harder = do #1 or #2 enough to afford some healing tools, and hire out to hunters as a medic. At low levels the best you can expect is your costs back as pay, but the good thing is this allows you to skill for free and when a hunter gets a nice loot they may be tempted to tip you for your help in addition to paying your actual decay. Once you get skilled up into some of the better medical tools then you can charge an hourly rate for your services.

     

    What to do with your hard earned peds?

    Mining is probably the best way to start out if you are wanting to be tight with your peds. Study the markets and try and mine resources you know you can sell for a good price.

    Hunting is the most popular profession in the game, but it is also harder to make your peds last than mining.

    Crafting is definatly the most expensive profession to get started in, but some players can do well at it if they are willing to really study both the supply lines and the demand for items at thier level of crafting. (starting out you would be limited to crafting components for items that higher lvl crafters would be crafting)

    If you have a good head for numbers and are really patient, then trading is the best way to increase your PED card while providing a service for others.

     

    gl and have fun :)

     

    narfi

     Thanks narfi!

  • I have played this game a couple of years ago, but in my opinion "social skills" are overvalued. basically i bet that in Entropia nobody cares about it if you are kicked from a soc for some reason and because of that you lose your contacts and thus your money..we are talking real life money here and you think that you can find out who people online are..? I've seen a fair deal of scams in WoW for gold and I know that involving real money in an mmorpg is just asking for problems. 

     

    Also when I read the replies here nobody denies that the grindfest is one of the biggest ever and the paying to avoid it is one of the biggest ever as well. This again is a motivator for scammers.

     

    I don't know how it is nowadays but I used to spend hours on gathering sweat to get like an hour of killing. I think 5-6 hours for 1 hour of killing not including repairs.

     

    So I don't classify this as a game, I classify this as a virtual economy. A game is meant to be played, a virtual economy is meant to be farmed. Oh well from that perspective all mmorpg's are farms and thus virtual economies. But at least you know what you get for the money you pay, well, for a while until the community messes up :P.

  • TorschenTorschen Member Posts: 78

    Originally posted by Powermike

    I have played this game a couple of years ago, but in my opinion "social skills" are overvalued. basically i bet that in Entropia nobody cares about it if you are kicked from a soc for some reason and because of that you lose your contacts and thus your money..we are talking real life money here and you think that you can find out who people online are..?

    So I don't classify this as a game, I classify this as a virtual economy. A game is meant to be played, a virtual economy is meant to be farmed. Oh well from that perspective all mmorpg's are farms and thus virtual economies. But at least you know what you get for the money you pay, well, for a while until the community messes up :P.

    1. contacts are not = money. Getting kicked from soc is bad, but so far I have seen it has reasons, like being ass to random ppl or ruining soc reputation (like being an ass). Property is not touched, though trade partner relationships maybe are.

    2. I also classify this as virtual economy. About farming, most mmorpgs go to that at some point, am I wrong? In EU case it is very serious, like, in WoW I can if I feel its practical, not to loot something - this is something you absolutely never in EU do. You absolutely must loot everything every single time.  Failing to loot is just.. fail. The system forgives nothing. This is the challenge, and this is the reason no so-called casual player ever like EU.

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