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    not how the game can made better or whatever, simple cold business.

    What will make you deposit.
    Make the game better so that people can feel good about the game itself and about recommending EU to others, so that it grows. The platform still offers big advantages over other games in my opinion, but you don't really want answers of 'how' or 'what' here, so I can only answer that MA needs to convince me of various improvements that convince others too.

    edit: improvements to space as above would be one way of increasing the chances that I would deposit again, yes.
    As I doubt that MA has the power to strengthen the euro against the dollar, I guess that doesn't count as a helpful suggestion of how I would get more from any deposits...

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    Offer Value added service

    1. For crafters offer subscription for higher number of points on AH ( could work for hunter/miner too but i feel crafters need it most)
    2. For LA owners provide means for them to improve events like an interface where they can add rare/very rare/uncommon loot to the pool of mobs on the LA. Charge for this service.
    3. For miners charge a flat fee subscription where claims get auto drilled ( cost still charged based on device one owns and so imp will be still less charge then say mod exca)

    I could go on and on.

    Lots of ways in which MA can charge without changing the balance by adding Value Added Service under subscription. Whether the current state of coding will allow for it or not, I don't know so that is upto MA to decide the viability.

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    Lock down items during events. It's discouraging to be competing against several people passing around the same super uber gun(s), armor, etc. This would also help the economy by encouraging people to buy their own stuff, buy high end crafted/looted items for the events, etc.
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    By making me ATH or badly Uber. That would get my loyalty for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divinity View Post
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    Offer Value added service

    1. For crafters offer subscription for higher number of points on AH ( could work for hunter/miner too but i feel crafters need it most)
    2. For LA owners provide means for them to improve events like an interface where they can add rare/very rare/uncommon loot to the pool of mobs on the LA. Charge for this service.
    3. For miners charge a flat fee subscription where claims get auto drilled ( cost still charged based on device one owns and so imp will be still less charge then say mod exca)

    I could go on and on.

    Lots of ways in which MA can charge without changing the balance by adding Value Added Service under subscription. Whether the current state of coding will allow for it or not, I don't know so that is upto MA to decide the viability.
    A total interface development of la, where u can move objects, add/remove tree, set area of spawn of a dna and range dimension, chose dna loot stardized options. could buy ur own rig and charge it with the material u want to give out on the land with the amount per h to drop. Everything charged for ped ofc.

    Virtual reality, ingame voice chat, possibility of streaming video on ucg signs screens and panels, like putting ur own twitch ingame.

    New animation for new items original and cool, sword can produce martial art effects as well as claws and knifes. Guns original animation belonging to the gun only, pvp rank system with points and rewards and new battle for possest of lands and assets from guilds.

    Possibility to insert ur own furniture design ingame for a fee, like creating new special chair and sofas ingame thru a blueprint that u can insert in an npc and upload ur own maya template made by specific rules and with limitation.

    Possibility to buy a private rooms where u can invite ur friends and decorate them with ingane items with trade restrictions and with custom design that maybe do not rely on mindark servers but on ur own, that would enlight band from ma server and allow the possobility or more players ingame so big advertisement.

    New platform, new ships, custom made ships, possibility to build at an insane cost of resources ur own privateer or equus or mothership or maybe a movable spacial service station. A couple more very annoying space mobs.

    Add a second galaxy with interactive space mission that end up with different reward due to player choices.

    Some mission could provide interactive optional video.

    Tell people you switched to a new version engine and the low quality graphic is just because imported from the old engine and that new content will have amazing quality.

    Hire a billion of graphic artist. Do not listen to players needs.

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    I started my break in early 2017, still haven't really "come back" to the game. The main thing that's holding me back is lack of active development. I know they have a small team, I know they've been focusing on "bug fixes" and such (which is great, don't get me wrong), but after being away for two years and coming back to the exact same game (the only major change I can see is Loot 2.0) ~ I don't feel very motivated to give them my money. Feel free to correct me if there are some amazing changes to EU that I haven't noticed yet !

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    well, he just answered the question what could make him deposit.
    Not about how to actually do it.
    yep then i'd say possible big hof on any mobs' level (like "good old days" (?) )
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    Better loot is always nice, but aside from that, I'd like to see a more stable business model.

    I could throw some serious money at the game, but because my PED is only considered a "contingent liability" that means in the event of a company shutdown, me and every other player wouldn't likely even get a penny as a result. Doesn't really encourage investments by smart money.

    That's not even mentioning that the hay-days of Entropia could possibly be in the rearview which isn't going to help for future player growth. They have a very unique IP here that no one else has managed to touch, which should be bringing many players to the game on that fact alone. But if there is ever any serious competition in the "Real Cash Economy" space in the future, I have a feeling Entropia, as it stands today, wouldn't make it out alive.
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    If MA make the game more fair, it will help me to deposit more.

    I want to have the possibility to buy a shop or an appartment on any planets, but MA don't want, that do not help me to deposit more.
    I want to have same chance than a Calypso players to loot an item when there is an Universe Wide event, that will help me to deposit more

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    This is a pretty loaded question...

    The first thing to consider is that you can't get blood from a stone. I think it's safe to assume that there is a limit to how much people will deposit regardless of anything within Mindarks power. I mean you simply cannot deposit money which you do not have. I think there is a good number of people at this level already depositing literally every expendable dollar they have over and above their basic cost of living into this "hobby". There are some people hopelessly addicted to this game and other forms of gambling.

    Next, assuming though that we are talking about how can Mindark make you deposit your maximum that are you able to monthly. For me these are the biggest things...


    1. Make withdrawing money faster and easier. I'd put a lot more in if I know I could get it back in under 24 hours instead of 3 fucking months!
    2. Give me more assured retained value for my money. The real ball buster is with the regular "swan dive" markup crashes that happen on most mid-higher end items. I'd like to buy an angel set. But I'm not about to put in $1400 ($1800 CAD) today for something that could easily be worth $700 next month/year (or less depending on the exchange rate). As another example, look how much the coveted mod merc has tanked in the last 2 years. I'm not sure how this could be fixed but to invest more I need more faith that larger investments in gear aren't going to be quickly lost due to markup crashes.
    3. Drop the TT overhead on all items. Seriously every non-limited item in the game should go ELM route. 1 PED max tt value and just adjust the extra costs (ammo, probes...etc) accordingly. For example, why does my F-105 need 82 ped max TT (3881 uses)? Who drops that many probes in a single run? Why not drop the TT down to 1 ped, drop the decay and just consume more probes with the same resource claim size. Would obviously require some changes to the code but I find this overhead to be insane for the item. I'd also like to see something similar with armor. Having several hundred PEDS locked up in armor TT is BS. Especially in the UL versions since you HAVE to keep them topped up for max protection. At the very least they could finally get around to implementing armor professional levels to allow max protection regardless of TT value if you have the required skill level as was promised years ago. I'd rather be cycling my peds into ammo rather than maintaining TT values of gear. And I mention this because there are many people out there where I'm sure their deposits are getting eaten up by repairs. This held TT value is bad all around. While this isn't so much about "depositing more" it's still hurting their profits. It's a liability for the company in assets not being used up and it's less money being cycled by players. It's just money sitting in their account that Mindark has to keep track of and ensure they have equivalent cash to cover that value in the bank account. I'd wager the interest they are earning on that held money isn't anywhere close to the profit they make on typical cycled peds.


    That pretty much sums it up but the biggest key for me is point #1.


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