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    by Published on 05-23-2017 14:45     Number of Views: 3782 
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    In light of the recent malware and ransomware attacks, including WannaCry, MindArk has performed a comprehensive review of its security policies and procedures.

    In order to ensure an appropriate level of account security for our customers, MindArk has decided to discontinue support for Windows XP and older operating systems starting in Q4 of 2017.

    We urge any Entropia Universe participants still using Windows XP or older versions of Windows to upgrade their operating systems within the next several months. MindArk will provide information and support once the upgrade deadline approaches later this year.

    Account security is MindArk’s highest priority; we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in helping to keep Entropia Universe safe and secure for all participants.

    We also encourage all participants to secure their Entropia Universe accounts with the Entropia Pocket two-factor security system.

    Klas Moreau
    CEO MindArk

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    by Published on 09-23-2016 17:07     Number of Views: 4711 
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    2016 So Far!

    Greetings Entropians!

    The MindArk team has been hard at work on the upcoming Version Update 15.10, and we’d like to take this opportunity to share some previews of the VU, as well as review some of the progress made so far in 2016.



    Earlier this year we implemented a new Dynamic Event System, which has been used to create some very exciting Robot Invasion events on Planet Calypso. The Calypso team will be releasing an additional Robot Invasion dynamic event suitable for lower level avatars in the upcoming release.

    MindArk will continue to expand and improve this system based on data and feedback from the Calypso implementations, and provide increasingly powerful and flexible tools for our content producers and Planet Partners to create engaging dynamic and storyline driven events in the future.

    One of the exciting new features that will be implemented in VU 15.10 is an expansion to the Housing system that will enable production of resources from CLD Plot estates. The first type of production to be implemented will be Gardening, allowing CLD Plot estate holders to grow various plants that will be used in the construction of new components for crafting.



    Entropia Pocket, the new smartphone app featuring a two-step authentication code generator to complement the existing Gold Card security system, is currently in soft launch and is scheduled for full release in the fall.

    ComPet (www.competgame.com), is currently in open beta and the ComPet development team continues to integrate feedback and improvements in preparation for the full ComPet launch.

    Finally, our marketing team would like to share some promising statistics from MindArk’s intense marketing efforts over the past year:

    • the number of active participants has grown by more than 51% over the past 12 months.
    • in-game revenue has grown 10% year-on-year for the first 2 quarters of 2016.


    All of us at MindArk would like to thank you for your dedication to Entropia Universe and for helping to make the first half of 2016 so exciting. We look forward to continuing to improve the Entropia Universe platform in the second half of 2016, as well as presenting a wide range of exciting events and content for all of our participants to enjoy!


    Best regards,
    Klas Moreau
    CEO MindArk PE AB


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    by Published on 09-14-2015 16:45
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    2. General

    Many participants have contacted MindArk asking for official real-world Entropia Universe items.


    Entropia Universe merchandise store hoodie. Click to access the store.

    We are pleased to introduce the launch of the Official Entropia Universe Merchandise Store featuring an initial product line of T-shirts, hoodies and mouse mats. More products will follow further on, so stay tuned to the Entropia Universe Facebook page and other channels for announcements of new products.

    The merchandise store is operated by our partner Tictal. Orders are shipped directly from MindArk's office in Göteborg, Sweden to almost any location in the world via premium mail services from Postnord.

    Welcome to the Entropia Universe Merchandise Store!



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    by Published on 03-30-2015 16:04
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    To help ensure the safety of arriving colonists on Calypso the CDF recently have appointed six Calypso Advisors: Mallard, Oak, Hemlock, Hazel, Saguaro and Rowan.

    The Calypso Advisors will guide newcomers and assist whenever help is needed. Occasionally the Advisors will also arrange newcomer events in areas like Camp Icarus and Halfmoon Bay where many newcomers start their journey on Planet Calypso.

    CDF Colonel Briers explained the reasoning behind the appointments. “The Advisors' main role is to give guidance for newcomers to survive out in the many harsh wildernesses of Calypso. Additionally the Advisors should work to tighten the relation between Calypso veterans and Calypso's future veterans, and to strengthen the overall community spirit to better withstand future challenges.”

    Colonists are advised to join the planet specific #calypsoadviser channel where they can get assistance from the Advisors and also help other Calypsians out by sharing their experiences and findings.

    Please note that the Advisors are not MindArk employees and that they won't be able to assist with issues that are handled by Entropia Support. The Calypso Advisors are primarily online on weekends.

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    by Published on 12-09-2014 13:07
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    Entropia Universe will be auctioning off 25 high-performance spacecraft. The new two-seater luxury vessels feature a warp drive for rapid interplanetary travel, along with unrivaled handling and top speed, critical when operating in potentially hostile regions.

    The Quad-wing Interceptor is a medium fighter capable of space and atmospheric flight. Its 4-wing configuration is commonly seen patrolling space stations and mother ships to fend off pirate attacks! This fast and agile ship is the bread and butter interceptor for most private armies, although it’s also a favorite among privateers due to its weapons load out and speed.



    Auctions for the fiery-red Quadwing Equus ships will begin on December 9th, 2014, with opening bids of 50,000 PED (5,000 USD). Bidding competition is expected to be fierce. End times for the 25 auction listings will be staggered at various hours of the day, and over a period of three weeks, so that interested parties from all time zones can participate.

    To see all info regarding the Quadwing Equus and take part in the auctions, login to Entropia Universe using the full 3D PC-client and contact any auctioneer. You can also use the Android app Virtual Tycoon to access the auction.

    If you need to create a new or update your existing Entropia Universe account see https://account.entropiauniverse.com/


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    Auctions for the special-edition Quad-Wing Equus spacecraft have now begun. The listings can be found under the Global Auction section, with a start bid of 50000 PED. Start and end times for the 25 auction listings will be staggered at various hours of the day and over a period of three weeks so that interested parties from all time zones can participate.

    Upon completion of each Quad-Wing Equus auction, the winning bidder will receive a special NanoWarp I device that provides warp capability for Equus-class ships, along with a Space Thruster device that allows for atmospheric entries and departures. Both the NanoWarp I and Space Thruster devices are repairable.

    The Quad-Wing Equus luxury spacecraft sacrifices cargo space in exchange for rapid transport capability, and thus has lower cargo capacity than other Quad-Wing ships (10 items / 40kg). Also, the top speed of the Equus degrades if the total carried weight (cargo + cockpit) exceeds 100kg, while warp capability becomes disabled once the total carried weight exceeds 150kg.


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