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    Back from 9 year break need help please 5000 PED deposit question

    Hi everyone I played between 2007/2010 on and off and then quit until this week.
    Things have changed a lot and Im just trying to get my head around them all before I waste PED.
    When I quit I sold most of my items and chipped out most of my skills and withdrew the PED so I am pretty much starting from scratch - I barely recognise the game from when I played anyway.

    Please give me advice on what equipment I need and which mobs are best to hunt these days ?
    I plan to deposit 5000 PED to get a head start - are the value packs in the web store any good or is there better options ?

    This 5000 PED is going to be my only deposit for a while so would like a setup that will give me 2/3 hours gameplay per day for a few months before I need to deposit again.

    Thanks for your help

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    Best advice to you is DON'T DO IT, or at least follow my advice.

    The game has gone straight down hill since you left. If you want to "dip your toe in the pond", just start from scratch, get gremlin with 5B plates, a low level rifle and do the beginning missions to gain skills.

    Don't go crazy with armor, weapons, faps, etc. Just do like I said and you will (though slowly) get in the swing of things.

    Or you can do as some have done. Spend thousands and thousands of $$$ up front, buy the best armor, best guns and a crap load of ESIs loaded with skills. The problem with that is, you'll never recoup your initial investments the way the loot is now days.

    Either way, remember it IS a "game" (casino) and treat it as such.

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    Thanks for the reply - I am treating this as a game and have no expectations of making money playing unless Im lucky.

    That being said I would like to give myself the best possible chance of getting hofs but it is not something I am expecting I just want to be able to deposit $500 and have some fun for a few months with a chance of winning money.

    When I played originally I was a student so did not have much money to deposit now I have a well paying job and my time is worth more to me than money so before when I would spend hours sweating or grinding low level mobs with ultra eco setups Id rather deposit and jump right in.

    I have no problems depositing again if necessary to top up but do not want to be doing this too regularly.

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    Creatures loot "Shrapnel" which can be converted to universal ammo at 100:101 ratio (you get 1% extra ammo if you convert your own shrapnel instead of buying ammo from the TT).

    It's probably better to deposit those $500 in boxes rather than straight PED. You have a tiny chance to loot some epic ring and convert the initial 5k PED into much more (very tiny chance, but hey...).

    You should totally invest $30 in a golden starter pack, and the other $470 in strongboxes. This pack has everything you will need for your budget, sadly 5k PED isn't that much. The starter armor with 2A or 3A plates will get you as far as your budget can go safely (in my opinion).

    More info about the starter packs (could be outdated).

    Buy Strongbox+Key packs, don't buy Keys alone or you'll have to buy the strongboxes ingame separately. Double check please (https://account.entropiauniverse.com/account/shop/).

    Some of the pills you will loot from the strongboxes can be sold ingame, and have decent MU. I doubt you'll need them, and you will get untradable ones for sure which you will have to eat anyway.

    Ignore pets for now, they are a money sink you cannot afford.

    Get a mentor if you can but watch out for disciple grinders, and optionally get a good society. Don't give too much credit to the Rookie channel (I would disable it honestly).

    I'm in a hurry but I'll review this later and post what I'm missing.

    Feel free to PM me ingame (or here) if you need help

    PS: About WHAT to hunt, you'll have to figure it out yourself. My advice is that you stay on small creatures. With a golden pack and ~5k PED bankroll, you should have a few months of fun for sure.

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    Thanks for the reply - I am treating this as a game and have no expectations of making money playing unless Im lucky.

    That being said I would like to give myself the best possible chance of getting hofs but it is not something I am expecting I just want to be able to deposit $500 and have some fun for a few months with a chance of winning money.

    When I played originally I was a student so did not have much money to deposit now I have a well paying job and my time is worth more to me than money so before when I would spend hours sweating or grinding low level mobs with ultra eco setups Id rather deposit and jump right in.

    I have no problems depositing again if necessary to top up but do not want to be doing this too regularly.
    Gremlin and 5b plates will allow you to hunt a wide range of mobs but your limitation will be the level of weapon that you can use with your current skills. However, there are a wide range of iron mission mobs that you can hunt with relatively low skills . Best if you consult entropiawiki to see what mobs you can hunt with your current setup rather than ask here what's best to hunt as there is a huge choice across 5 planets not to mention moons and asteroids. As a suggestion though, Kerberos are good.

    I'd also suggest that you spend some time in familiarising yourself with the changes since you last played.

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    Great Advice so far. I would add that you need to find a good Society to help you thru the maze of iron missions. Every planet has them and all help you skill faster.

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    Be careful of mentors and societies, make sure you ask around about them and triple check info they tell you.
    Many will just teach you how to lose PED faster (cause thats what they do themselves), others have been around for a long time and still use some info that is outdated but they believe is current.

    Use this forum and the wiki to your advantage to find out the info you need. Regarding mobs, find out the average damage your weapon does and then find a mob that you can kill within 8-15 shots without constantly dying. Then look at the loot you get from them to figure out if there is anything to hold onto or if its just all TT. Rinse and repeat.

    Some tips:
    Make sure the mob gets a chance to hit you so you can skill evade, i see most new players avoid being hit at all cost...this part hasn't changed from back in your day.

    Don't craft...no matter if you have the inclination to do so or not, it's not worth it for that bankroll (coming from a crafter).

    In many cases, armor is now cheaper than using a healing tool.

    Consider the money put into this game as lost...high chance you won't withdrawl it later. If you do then hats off to you.

    Don't listen to everyone on this forum....especially those who don't pay attention to what others have told them and repeat the same mistakes...you will know who these are after reading some of the threads.

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    If you buy the Starter Pack Refills you will get HDNAs and Neuro Boosters.
    If you buy Ammo packs you will get auto loot pills.
    Auto loot pills can be sold, HDNAs are usefull if your hunting along ways from a revive.
    Neuro boosters are a must for mining and crafting.
    You will get 100% ammo for your money, and the pills etc are a bonus.
    The starter pack is ok, but the armor makes you look fat, and stupid.
    The rifle etc.. is a good weapon with a small amp/scope.
    And you get a cool 4 wheel drive car with the good starter pack.
    I did the CDF quests on calypso..
    Not sure if you are starting a new account or not?
    That's how I roll.. I buy 100.00$ worth of ammo, run it all through my gun, sell the shrap >> take the ped, Repair >> Mine, >> Craft.
    Only time I deposit PED is to buy something rare.
    Just relating my exp is all.
    I like to make sure everything I spend is somehow related to getting experience along the way.

    Can we get rid of the noob Armor yet? It's still clogging up my storage.
    I know quite a few people wanted to get rid of theirs.
    Rock

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    If you do decide to buy strongboxes to open , know that most or all pills that have high TT value ( lets say more than .01 pec ) can be put into refiner and converted to ammo. If you decide to buy the boxes from the webstore , know that the A pills can be sold for 3.5 to 4.0 ped each fairly easy.
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