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    by Published on 03-27-2014 08:59     Number of Views: 721 
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    Imperial Scout/Recon forces have located what appears to be a gigantic power plant beneath the Hadesheim Crater. Preliminary scans show relatively low radiation levels, indicating humans should be able to enter the tunnels without special equipment.

    The existence of such powerful robot technology on Calypso soil is clearly a major threat to human settlements and suggests a much more alarming robot presence than previously acknowledged. Because of this, the Federal Empire has sent a unit of Earth Shock Troopers to investigate, under the command of Sgt. Quintana.

    Quintana’s unit has established a link to the robot teleportation network, allowing access to this power core. At regular intervals, drives to enlist colonists in helping the EST obtain Data Storage Units from the power core will be held. Points will be awarded based on the number and quality of DSUs retrieved; colonists with the highest number of points will be rewarded appropriately by EST command for each recovery effort.

    The temporary Earth Shock Trooper base on Calypso, along with Sgt. Quintana’s office, is located in Minopolis. The first DSU recovery effort will begin on Friday, March 28.

    ~ EST Heavy Infantry Commander Shaeng Shun


    Event Dates
    Event Start: Friday, March 28, 1600 UTC
    Event End: Monday, March 31, 1600 UTC

    Instances
    There are five instance levels to accommodate avatars of various profession levels. All of the instances are access by interacting with The Core teleporter inside the EST dropship in Minopolis, and then selecting the instance level you wish to enter.

    There are also reports of several powerful Warlock-class robot bosses inside The Core. Colonists are urged to be prepared for aggressive new offensive tactics from these augmented Warlocks.

    ***IMPORTANT*** Be sure to turn in any recovered Robot DSU Units to Sgt. Quintana in Minopolis before Monday, March 31, 2014 16:00:00! Any Robot DSU Units remaining after the event end time will not be included in your final event score.

    Rewards
    The colonists accumulating the highest number of points during the event period will be awarded the following rewards by Earth Shock Trooper command:

    • 1st Place - Omegaton Ranger Scope MK1
    • 2nd Place - Omegaton Laser Sight MK1
    • 3rd Place - Omegaton Igni L1000
    • 4th Place - Universal Ammo - 5000 PED
    • 5th Place - Universal Ammo - 3000 PED
    • 6th Place - Universal Ammo - 1500 PED
    • 7th Place - Calypso Land Deed
    • 8th Place - Calypso Land Deed
    • 9th Place - Neurobiotic Booster A10 10mg + Energy Booster x 2
    • 10th Place - Neurobiotic Booster A10 10mg + Energy Booster

    In addition, all colonists reaching the following DSU point totals will receive bonus rewards from EST Command (only the highest bonus reward is awarded per avatar):
    • 5000 - Neurobiotic Booster A10 10mg + Energy Booster x 5 + Autoloot Pill x 5
    • 1000 - Neurobiotic Booster A10 10mg + Energy Booster
    • 500 - Neurobiotic Booster A10 10mg


    Rules & Notes
    This event is intended for solo hunters. Any attempt at abusing team mechanics or any other Entropia Universe systems or features in order to gain an unfair advantage over other participants will be grounds for disqualification from the event, forfeiture of any prizes, and possible sanctions imposed on one’s Entropia Universe account.

    ***Important*** Do not abandon the mission! If you abandon the mission for any reason, either intentionally or accidentally, all points earned up to that point will be lost forever. Support cannot and will not restore points for abandoned missions, regardless of the situation.

    Happy Hunting!
    The Planet Calypso Dev Team

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 12-20-2013 13:34
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    2. Hunting


    Join the Mayhem!!

    It’s time once again for Planet Calypso’s annual winter hunting extravaganza - Merry Mayhem! This year’s event features an additional category for avatars with profession levels of 100+, an improved scoring system and some exciting new prizes!

    Running for 23 days over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, Merry Mayhem is among the most exciting and popular events in all of Entropia Universe.

    So grab your best gear and join in the Mayhem!

    Event Dates
    • Dec. 20, 00:00:01 UTC - The Merry Mayhem Mission Broker NPC in Minopolis becomes active, participants can accept the event mission(s).
    • Dec 20, 16:00:00 UTC - Event begins. Kills of creatures within the Merry Mayhem instances now award points, and time spent in the instances now counts toward the 30-hour average score calculation, as well as the 30-hour prize eligibility requirement.
    • Jan 12, 23:59:59 UTC - Event ends.
    • Jan 31 - Event results announced.
    • Feb 7 - Participants can turn in the mission to the Merry Mayhem Mission Broker NPC and receive their Merry Mayhem diploma.

    Mission NPC & Instance Gates
    The Merry Mayhem Mission NPC and instance gates are located in Minopolis, at the following map coordiates: (87500, 85110).

    Registration
    You can register for the event by accepting one or both of the Merry Mayhem missions offered by the Merry Mayhem Mission Broker NPC in Minopolis. Registration opens on December 20 and will remain open until the event ends. Note that there are two separate missions: one for the solo event and one for the team event.

    ***IMPORTANT*** Do not abandon the missions! If you abandon a Merry Mayhem mission, all event points accumulated up to that time will be forfeit. Support cannot restore points lost due to abandoning one of the Merry Mayhem Missions.

    Participation
    When you accept the mission, you will automatically be placed in the appropriate category and will receive a stack of instance gate keys, each of which provides one hour of hunting time in the associated Merry Mayhem instance.

    The Merry Mayhem Mission NPC will provide you with 500 keys for the solo event and 500 keys for the team event which will be flagged with your particular category. While the solo keys only allow you to enter the instance category specified in the item name, you can use the team keys to enter instances above your assigned level as well. Points are earned by killing special Merry Mayhem creatures found inside the instances.

    Categories
    Merry Mayhem offers several different competition categories to accommodate participants of varying profession levels. Participants will be sorted into one of the following five categories upon accepting one of the Merry Mayhem missions.
    • Category 1: Highest Professional Standing 0-24
    • Category 2: Highest Professional standing 25-49
    • Category 3: Highest Professional standing 50-69
    • Category 4: Highest Professional Standing 70-99
    • Category 5: Professional Standing 100+

    Note: If during the course of the event you gain enough skills to move into the next category you will no longer be able to enter the team instance arenas using your allotted keys.

    Scoring
    Event points are earned based upon the type of creature killed:
    • 1 Point - Merry Mayhem Kerberos
    • 2 Points - Merry Mayhem Araneatrox
    • 10 Points - Yulebot

    A new scoring method is in place for this year's Merry Mayhem that will greatly minimize the impact of client crashes or server issues on the event results.

    Final event scores will be calculated based on hourly point averages to derive each participant's 30-hour normalized event score.

    This scoring method removes the need for participants to track time spent in the instances (beyond meeting the 30-hour prize eligibility requirement, described below), removes the risk of participants being inadvertently disqualified from the event for time reasons, and allows all participants to hunt as much as desired in the Merry Mayhem instances without giving an unfair advantage to those who are able to hunt for many, many hours.

    Example
    • Avatar A - Point total: 4000, Hours : 32, Hourly point average: 125, 30-hour normalized score: 3750
    • Avatar B - Point total: 8600, Hours: 72, Hourly point average: 119.44, 30-hour normalized score: 3583.33

    In this example, Avatar A would place higher in the final results, even though Avatar B has more total points.

    Highest Single Loot Bonus - The participant who scores the highest single loot on each of the various Merry Mayhem creatures outlined above will receive a 25% boost to their final 30-hour normalized score!

    Prizes
    Prizes will be awarded to the participants that achieve the highest 30-hour normalized scores within each category.

    Rules & Notes
    The solo category events are intended for solo hunters. Any attempt at abusing team mechanics or any other Entropia Universe systems or features in order to gain an unfair advantage over other participants will be grounds for disqualification from the event, forfeiture of any prizes, and possible sanctions imposed on one’s Entropia Universe account.

    Do not abandon the Merry Mayhem missions! If you abandon one of the event missions for any reason, intentionally or accidentally, all points earned up to that point will be lost forever and will not be included in your final event score. Support cannot and will not restore points for abandoned missions, regardless of the situation.

    ***IMPORTANT*** A participant must complete at least 30 hours in the assigned Merry Mayhem instance in order to qualify for winning a prize.

    For the Highest Single Loot (HSL) score bonus, if the participant who achieves the HSL on one of the Merry Mayhem creatures does not meet the 30-hour prize eligibility requirement, the next highest loot for the creature in question will be considered. And so on, until a prize-eligible participant is awarded the HLS score bonus.

    Happy Holidays and Merry Mayhem!!
    The Planet Calypso Team

    Merry Mayhem 2013 Event Page
    Event Scoring Q&A

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 11-01-2013 09:51
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    2. Mining

    Get ready for the most terrifying event in Planet Calypso history!

    Fight your way through hordes of undead as you compete for the prizes in this year’s Halloween event, featuring...
    • A spooky haunted graveyard instance
    • Two creepy new creatures and two new bosses

    Special loot, including Halloween Candy, a consumable booster item
    … and lots of great prizes!

    In this Mayhem style event, similar to the Feffox Mayhem event, you will hunt in a solo instance and score points by looting and handing in Halloween pumpkins. The Halloween pumpkins have been distributed in relation to creature difficulty, so that hunters in all five instance levels have a fair chance at scoring points in the event.

    The Halloween Mayhem event starts on Thursday November 7th, 00:00:00 UTC and ends on Sunday November 17th, 23:59:59 UTC.

    Are you ready for Halloween Mayhem?


    Where do I Enter?

    The Mayhem Entrances are located in three locations; Fort Ithaca, Fort Zeus and Nymphtown. The map and screenshot on this page should make it is easy to locate.

    There are five instance entrances for various skill levels, ranging from 1 to 5. Choose the entrance that suits your current level for fighting mobs of the following levels:

    Entrance Level 1;
    Zombie Mutant Outcast (LVL 5)
    Zombie Mutant Bandit (LVL 9)
    Zombie Dog Young (LVL 3)
    Zombie Dog Mature (LVL 6)

    Entrance Level 2;
    Zombie Mutant Guard (LVL 13)
    Zombie Mutant Raider (LVL 16)
    Zombie Dog Old (LVL 8)
    Zombie Dog Provider (LVL 10)

    Entrance Level 3
    Zombie Mutant Warrior (LVL 20)
    Zombie Mutant Berserker (LVL 25)
    Zombie Dog Guardian (LVL 13)
    Zombie Dog Dominant (LVL 15)

    Entrance Level 4
    Zombie Mutant Hunter (LVL 32)
    Zombie Mutant Warlord (LVL 39)
    Zombie Dog Alpha (LVL 20)
    Zombie Dog Old Alpha (LVL 24)

    Entrance Level 5
    Zombie Mutant Champion (LVL 51)
    Zombie Mutant Clan Warlord (LVL 57)
    Zombie Dog Prowler (LVL 30)
    Zombie Dog Stalker (LVL 34)


    Point Reward System

    The following point reward system has been offered for those assisting in the retrieval of Halloween Pumpkins:
    • Rotten Halloween Pumpkin (1 point)
    • Sickly Halloween Pumpkin (5 points)
    • Damaged Halloween Pumpkin (10 points)
    • Healthy Halloween Pumpkin (20 points)
    • Mature Halloween Pumpkin (50 points)
    • Fully Developed Halloween Pumpkin (100 points)
    • Twin Halloween Pumpkin (500 points)
    • Mutated Halloween Pumpkin (1000 points)

    Mission NPCs

    Mission NPCs have been placed in the following locations:
    • Cape Corinth
    • Fort Ithaca
    • Fort Zeus
    • Port Atlantis
    • Twin Peaks
    • Nymphtown

    Recovered Halloween Pumpkins should be submitted to the one of these Mission NPCs

    ***VERY IMPORTANT***
    Be sure to turn in any recovered Halloween Pumpkins to one of the mission NPC before the event ends! Any Halloween Pumpkins remaining after the event end time will not be included in your final event score.

    Event Prizes
    • 1st Place - Modified Hedoc Mayhem
    • 2nd Place - Improved Hedoc Mayhem
    • 3rd Place - DOA Slugstorm
    • 4th Place - Omegaton M83 Predator
    • 5th Place - Emik Enigma L4
    • 6th Place - CalyTrek CR Spirit Mk.I
    • 7th Place - Genesis ArcSpark
    • 8th Place - Adjusted Hedoc Mayhem
    • 9th Place - Omegaton Igni L1000
    • 10th Place - 10 x Calypso Land Deeds
    • 11th Place - EWE LC-100 Frontier
    • 12th Place - Isis Project Zero-Three
    • 13th Place - Castorian Xeno-Dagger Scratcher
    • 14th Place - Kilic Rex
    • 15th Place - 5 x Calypso Land Deeds
    • 25th Place - 1 Calypso Land Deed
    • 50th Place - 1 Calypso Land Deed
    • 100th Place - 1 Calypso Land Deed

    Rules & Notes

    Each participant is limited to a maximum of 40 hours in the Halloween event instances. This 40 hour limit applies to combined time in any of the Halloween instances, not each individual instance level. Event participants must keep track of their time spent in the event instances, since the current instance system unfortunately does not track time spent across multiple login/instance sessions.

    This event is intended for solo hunters. Any attempt at abusing team mechanics or any other Entropia Universe systems or features in order to gain an unfair advantage over other participants will be grounds for disqualification from the event, forfeiture of any prizes, and possible sanctions imposed on one’s Entropia Universe account.

    Do not abandon the mission! If you abandon the mission for any reason, either intentionally or accidentally, all points earned up to that point will be lost forever. Support cannot and will not restore points for abandoned missions, regardless of the situation.

    Happy Hunting!

    Happy hunting and Happy Halloween!
    The Planet Calypso Dev Team
    by Published on 10-03-2013 10:47
    1. Categories:
    2. Mining,
    3. Hunting



    Finally the major upgrade to Entropia Platform has regained stability and we are getting close to delivering the Game Experience we want to share with all participants inside the virtual Universe.

    We want to show our deepest appreciation for your patience during this more than wobbly week. We will therefore significantly increase both the strength and the chance of getting the automatically triggered Skill Bonus introduced in VU 14.3 during the following two weekends.

    First Skill Up Weekend: starts Thursday 3/10 10.00 UTC and ends Monday 7/10 10.00 UTC.


    Second Skill Up Weekend: starts Thursday 10/10 10.00 UTC and ends Monday 14/10 10.00 UTC.

    The Skill Bonus Buff symbols will be visible in the Dashboard UI, by default in the lower right part of your screen. Hovering over the symbols will show the Type and Strength of the Skill Bonus you will get during the Buff period. The Buff symbols appearance differ by the kind of Skill Buff you have received.

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