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    Avatar Statue Results

    For those wondering here's the results of the avatar statue auctions...

    [Avatar Statue Deed - Twin Peaks Main] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Twin Peaks Octagon] - SOLD + 5001
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Port Atlantis Waterfront] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Athena Spaceport] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Cape Corinth] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Port Atlantis Main] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Zychion] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Minopolis] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Fort Troy] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Half Moon Bay] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Nymphtown] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Fort Ithaca] - NOT SOLD


    LOL way to go guys... what an uninspired blatant attempt at a cash grab that failed miserably. These people obviously don't think too much of the players as you'd have to be a pretty big egotistical megalomaniac to buy something like that for yourself. (No offense to the purchasers), though I imagine most purchased as a gamble that the deeds will somehow actually have some value rather than a way to stroke their own ego.

    Really, I'm surprised how many actually sold and what's funny is these people are going to be immortalized as part of EU history yet when I looked at who was bidding on these it wasn't anyone that notable that had been in game 10+ years or had any significant accomplishments or contributions to the EU community that would warrant them being worthy of induction into a timeless tribute showcasing them as an integral part of EU's history.

    It cracks me up because I just know how this is going to play out down the line... Many years from now people will look at those statues and go "wow who were these gods among men that we might gaze up upon their golden statues in wonder and appreciation for all they have done for the Entropia community?" and to which the response will be "iunno some dudes with more money then sense apparently ...wow look at that guy that just hit a 10k ped hof now that's MY idol!" which will be spoken in passing as a wandering atrox lifts it's leg to the forgotten, rusted, weed overgrown relics.

    Realistically, they should have offered this as a reward in some sort of event catering to the long time players. A way to try to welcome back into the fold long time players that had left. Ya know? Give them a reason to come back? Something FUN? Like an event for players that have been around at least 5 - 10 years. Maybe have some instances and have the deeds (and nice items) drop randomly during the event.... Something on par with the second golden age or TEN events - but no no that would make too much sense. We can't forget the creedo of who we're dealing with here "we don't give a shit and it shows - now deposit more and STFU!" lol

    Good job guys you took yet another golden opportunity and flushed in down the drain. *slow clap*

    I'm starting to think all the players that give a crap about this game should just pool their money together to buy it outright and put the effort into it that it deserves to turn it into the MMO we all hoped it would become one day.

    Sorry if this post sounds a bit harsh it just aggravates me when I see more of the potential of this game squandered like this.
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    Bit harsh

    I know some of the buyers/ bidders, the ones I know have been in the game 10+ years and are well known in the community ( maybe not always for the right reasons mind you!) These weren't awards for outstanding achievement, just another bit of eu real estate. The ones I know are not *that* egotistical... but I believe are hoping there may be a way of using them in business.


    I do however agree that the sales seem to be much worse than anticipated. I feel they weren't really advertised all that well, and heard they weren't searchable on auction.
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    Equus QUAD - Sale price 52000Ped

    Player price - 35-42000Ped

    Essentially, the statues are dead Ped. Hence any, experienced, well known player did not buy them.

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    I put "statue" into auction search a few times, I could never locate any of them. A HHGTTG Vogon quote did spring to my mind.



    Not saying I would have bid, but I might have...

    Congratulations to those that won.

    Next time I'll remember to check the Planning Office in Alpha Centuri.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alainax View Post
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    Bit harsh

    I know some of the buyers/ bidders, the ones I know have been in the game 10+ years and are well known in the community ( maybe not always for the right reasons mind you!) These weren't awards for outstanding achievement, just another bit of eu real estate. The ones I know are not *that* egotistical... but I believe are hoping there may be a way of using them in business.


    I do however agree that the sales seem to be much worse than anticipated. I feel they weren't really advertised all that well, and heard they weren't searchable on auction.
    Yeah... upon re-reading my post it does sounds a bit harsh. I must have too much passion for this game as I find it too upsetting that too many aspects of it are controlled by people that either have no clue what they are doing or simply just don't give a rats ass - which is a shame.

    In any case, I didn't see all the bidders so my blanket statement of them all not being notable avatars is unconfirmed... just the couple I checked into weren't names that I recognized. And I don't mean any offense to your friends... as was said their main motivation was as a possible business venture moreso than a "look at me" kinda thing.

    Also yes, they didn't advertise the auctions very well at all. I mean they were in auction for 30 days in the estates section but to be honest they really didn't even half ass the effort.. A) They didn't even put a slide for it in the launcher B) The deeds were not searchable in auction C) The deed auctions didn't even have a title so they just showed as a blank space when listed in auction. D) They didn't even clearly explain exactly WHAT the deeds would give you. It was a very vague statement like... "well it'll be a statue that'll look like your avatar and show some message or something... iunno we'll figure out the details AFTER you buy it for top dollar".

    Lots of people asked questions as well which were never answered.... a few goodies that to my knowledge went unanswered:
    • Can you have space to place shopkeepers nearby?
    • Will you be able to select/change what gear your statue is wearing?
    • Will it function like a mannequin?
    • Will you have the ability to change your message?
    • Will you be able to sell the statue/deed in the future?
    • Can you have the ability to accept peds for a buff from the statue?

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    As a heads up the statues which sold were bought by:
    Twin Peaks - Octagon - Bryan Drifter Fonseaca
    Twin Peaks - Main - John Black Knight
    Athena Spaceport - Nocturnal Navigator
    Port Atlantis - Waterfront - Nocturnal Navigator


    In my case i have been looking for a long time to get an opportunity of a small advertisement space for the ToS transport service at twin peaks. It never came to be and i didnt want to buy a whole bank for it
    So when the statues went on sale i had several questions like:
    Is it for avatars only ?
    Will they be upgradeable (eg. with a few itempoints) ?
    Can they be updated in future ?
    etc.
    I made a support case asking these questions several days before auction end, but got no reply.
    I also made a support case after the purchase with questions regarding the claim process and possibilities, still no reply.
    So yeah i guess the big questions now that the auction has run out with only getting a few startbids will be - do the remaining statue deeds get relisted in webshop and/or will the avatar statues still receive the same development capacity they would have gotten if one of them had sold for buyout ?
    Or will mindark now just deliver the cheapest possible result even though it was their 'annual sale' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambon View Post
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    For those wondering here's the results of the avatar statue auctions...

    [Avatar Statue Deed - Twin Peaks Main] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Twin Peaks Octagon] - SOLD + 5001
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Port Atlantis Waterfront] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Athena Spaceport] - SOLD + 5000
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Cape Corinth] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Port Atlantis Main] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Zychion] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Minopolis] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Fort Troy] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Half Moon Bay] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Nymphtown] - NOT SOLD
    [Avatar Statue Deed - Fort Ithaca] - NOT SOLD


    LOL way to go guys... what an uninspired blatant attempt at a cash grab that failed miserably. These people obviously don't think too much of the players as you'd have to be a pretty big egotistical megalomaniac to buy something like that for yourself. (No offense to the purchasers), though I imagine most purchased as a gamble that the deeds will somehow actually have some value rather than a way to stroke their own ego.
    I myself simply forgot to look into this more. I wanted to just get an idea of the starting cost - but forgot. Was thinking about getting one so that OpaloMan would finally have a cape.

    Items for sale in storage can be found here: OpaloMan's Junk​

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B Knight View Post
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    As a heads up the statues which sold were bought by:
    Twin Peaks - Octagon - Bryan Drifter Fonseaca
    Twin Peaks - Main - John Black Knight
    Athena Spaceport - Nocturnal Navigator
    Port Atlantis - Waterfront - Nocturnal Navigator
    Useful information, thanks JBK.

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    I guess 5000 ped is not so much to spend to be immortalized forever especially if you add practicality by placing an advertisement on it.













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