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    by Published on 12-16-2016 16:33
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    It’s time once again for Planet Calypso’s annual winter hunting extravaganza - Merry Mayhem!

    Running over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, Merry Mayhem is one of the most exciting and popular events in all of Entropia Universe, with lots of valuable prizes. Entrants may participate in either or both the “Solo Mayhem” category (solo hunting) and the “Free-For-All Mayhem” category (team hunting) and score points by looting Mayhem Star tokens. There’s also an extra hunting mission alongside the main event for newcomers!

    There have been a few adjustments this year to improve your Merry Mayhem experience.

    So grab your best gear and join in the Mayhem!

    Event Dates
    • Dec 16, 14:00:00 UTC - The Santa's Little Helper NPCs in Nymphtown, Fort Zeus and Fort Ithaca become active and the event begins.
    • Jan 17, 14:00:00 UTC - Event ends.
    • Jan 24, 14:00:00 UTC - Cutoff for submission of FFA Mayhem Stars for the Free For All Mayhem category.
    • Feb 7 - Event results announced.


    Categories
    The Merry Mayhem event offers two competition categories: Solo Mayhem and Free For All (FFA) Mayhem, with five instance areas for each category.

    Solo Mayhem, as the name implies, is the place for individual hunters to shine. Only a single avatar may enter the solo event instances.

    The Free For All category allows groups of participants to work together to accumulate points. Participants must be in an active team in order to enter the FFA Mayhem instances. FFA Mayhem Stars are tradable, allowing participants to farm point tokens that can be sold to the highest bidder, or turned in to increase their own event scores.

    Event Registration & Participation
    Santa's Little Helper event NPCs are located in Nymphtown, Fort Zeus and Fort Ithaca. Speak with one of these NPCs to enter an instance of your choice. Entering an instance will activate the mission corresponding to the category, Solo instances for Solo Mayhem and FFA instances for FFA Mayhem. The Merry Mayhem Solo and FFA missions can be active simultaneously.
    Event points are earned by looting special Mayhem Stars for the Solo Mayhem event, and FFA Mayhem Stars for the FFA Mayhem event (see below).

    Solo Mayhem Creatures
    • Solo 1 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (Solo 1) [Danger 6], Mayhem Araneatrox (Solo 1) [Danger 11], Yulebot (Solo 1) [Danger 17]
    • Solo 2 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (Solo 2) [Danger 9], Mayhem Araneatrox (Solo 2) [Danger 17], Yulebot (Solo 2) [Danger 26]
    • Solo 3 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (Solo 3) [Danger 16], Mayhem Araneatrox (Solo 3) [Danger 28], Yulebot (Solo 3) [Danger 42]
    • Solo 4 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (Solo 4) [Danger 30], Mayhem Araneatrox (Solo 4) [Danger 54], Yulebot (Solo 4) [Danger 80]
    • Solo 5 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (Solo 5) [Danger 50], Mayhem Araneatrox (Solo 5) [Danger 78], Yulebot (Solo 5) [Danger 140]


    FFA Mayhem Creatures
    • FFA 1 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (FFA 1) [Danger 14], Mayhem Araneatrox (FFA 1) [Danger 21], Yulebot (FFA 1) [Danger 36]
    • FFA 2 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (FFA 2) [Danger 27], Mayhem Araneatrox (FFA 2) [Danger 38], Yulebot (FFA 2) [Danger 68]
    • FFA 3 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (FFA 3) [Danger 56], Mayhem Araneatrox (FFA 3) [Danger 75], Yulebot (FFA 3) [Danger 136]
    • FFA 4 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (FFA 4) [Danger 89], Mayhem Araneatrox (FFA 4) [Danger 115], Yulebot (FFA 4) [Danger 203]
    • FFA 5 Instance: Mayhem Kerberos (FFA 5) [Danger 133], Mayhem Araneatrox (FFA 5) [Danger 158], Yulebot (FFA 5) [Danger 307]


    Scoring
    Solo Merry Mayhem
    Event points are scored by looting special Mayhem Star event tokens. In Solo Merry Mayhem, looting one of the Mayhem Star tokens automatically increments your event score. The Mayhem Star tokens can be saved as souvenirs, or discarded at the Trade Terminal. Solo Mayhem Star tokens are non-tradable.

    Final event scores will be calculated based on hourly point averages to derive each participant's 40-hour normalized event score.

    This scoring method removes the need for participants to track time spent in the instances (beyond meeting the 40-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 Solo Merry Mayhem instances without giving an unfair advantage to those who are able to hunt for many hours.

    Example
    • Avatar A - Point total: 4000, Hours : 40, Hourly point average: 100, 40-hour normalized score: 4000
    • Avatar B - Point total: 6900, Hours: 72, Hourly point average: 95.83, 40-hour normalized score: 3833.33

    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 Solo Mayhem creatures outlined above will receive a 25% boost to their final 40-hour normalized score! (Limit of one bonus per participant).

    ***IMPORTANT*** A participant must complete at least 40 hours in the Solo Mayhem instances in order to qualify for winning a prize in the Solo Mayhem category.

    FFA Merry Mayhem
    Event points are scored by turning in FFA Mayhem Star tokens to one of the Santa’s Little Helper NPCs located in Nymphtown, Fort Zeus and Fort Ithaca. Acquire FFA Mayhem tokens by defeating creatures in one of the FFA Mayhem instances, or by acquiring tokens from other participants.

    There are no time requirements or restrictions in the FFA Mayhem category.

    Prizes
    Solo Merry Mayhem
    • 1st Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Viridian
    • 2nd Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Heliotrope
    • 3rd Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Cobalt
    • 4th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Azure
    • 5th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 10000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 6th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 7500 PED Universal Ammo
    • 7th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 5000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 8th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 2500 PED Universal Ammo
    • 9th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 1000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 10th Place - Christmas Ring 2016
    • 11th Place - 5000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 12th Place - 4000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 13th Place - 3000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 14th Place - 2000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 15th Place - 1000 PED Universal Ammo


    FFA Merry Mayhem
    • 1st Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Viridian
    • 2nd Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Heliotrope
    • 3rd Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Cobalt
    • 4th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + Mayhem Scintillator Azure
    • 5th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 10000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 6th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 7500 PED Universal Ammo
    • 7th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 5000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 8th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 2500 PED Universal Ammo
    • 9th Place - Christmas Ring 2016 + 1000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 10th Place - Christmas Ring 2016
    • 11th Place - 5000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 12th Place - 4000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 13th Place - 3000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 14th Place - 2000 PED Universal Ammo
    • 15th Place - 1000 PED Universal Ammo


    Prize Item Statistics

    Christmas Ring 2016
    • Equip Slot: Left Hand
    • Trauma Mitigation: 25%
    • Faster Reload: 15%
    • Increased Regeneration: 200%
    • Increased Run Speed: 25%
    • Increased Evade Chance: 25%
    • Increased Dodge Chance: 25%
    • Increased Jamming Chance: 25%
    • Increased Mining Skill Gain: 15%
    • Increased Mining Special Loot Chance: 25%
    • Harvesting Node Detection: 20m


    Mayhem Scintillator Azure
    • Laser Pistol
    • Max Damage: 16
    • Attacks/Min: 79
    • Range: 36m
    • DPS: 21.11
    • DPP: 4.2395
    • Increased Critical Strike Chance: 1%
    • Recommended Level: 35


    Mayhem Scintillator Cobalt
    • Laser Pistol
    • Max Damage: 35
    • Attacks/Min: 79
    • Range: 36m
    • DPS: 46.17
    • DPP: 4.2404
    • Increased Critical Strike Chance: 1%
    • Recommended Level: 55


    Mayhem Scintillator Heliotrope
    • Laser Pistol
    • Max Damage: 52
    • Attacks/Min: 79
    • Range: 36m
    • DPS: 68.6
    • DPP: 4.2414
    • Increased Critical Strike Chance: 1%
    • Recommended Level: 75


    Mayhem Scintillator Viridian
    • Laser Pistol
    • Max Damage: 65
    • Attacks/Min: 79
    • Range: 36m
    • DPS: 85.75
    • DPP: 4.2428
    • Increased Critical Strike Chance: 1%
    • Recommended Level: 95


    Solo Mayhem Bonus Prizes
    In addition, all Solo Mayhem participants reaching the following point thresholds will automatically receive bonus prizes:
    • 500 Points - 25 PED Universal Ammo
    • 2000 Points - 75 PED Universal Ammo
    • 5000 Points - 150 PED Universal Ammo
    • 10000 Points - 250 PED Universal Ammo
    • 20000 Points - 500 PED Universal Ammo


    Rules & Notes
    The Solo Mayhem category 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 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. Any time spent in the Solo Mayhem instances during the event period will be included in the normalized score calculation, regardless of whether the mission had been abandoned and points reset.

    ***IMPORTANT*** A participant must complete at least 40 hours in the Solo Merry Mayhem event instances in order to qualify for winning a prize.

    For the Highest Single Loot (HSL) score bonus (Solo Mayhem only), if the participant who achieves the HSL on one of the Merry Mayhem creatures does not meet the 40-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 HSL score bonus. The same applies for cases where a participant has scored the HSL on more than one of the Solo Merry Mayhem creatures.

    Happy Holidays and Merry Mayhem!
    The Planet Calypso Team

    F.A.Q.
    Q: If I experience a client crash, disconnection or other issue while in one of the Merry Mayhem instances, how will this affect my time calculation and/or final score?
    A: All calculations are based on actual time connected to one of the event instances. In the case of a client crash or disconnection, time in the event instance will stop being counted within approximately 10 seconds of disconnection.

    Q: Is it possible to win a prize in more than one category?
    A: Yes. Everyone can participate in both the Solo and Free-For-All (FFA) Mayhem event categories.

    Special Newcomer Mission: Jul Snarg Hunt
    Merry Snargs are on the rampage, and it’s up to you to keep them under control!
    The Snarg Hunt takes place simultaneously with Merry Mayhem, starting Dec 16, 14:00:00 UTC and ending Jan 10, 14:00:00 UTC.
    Activate the “Jul Snarg Hunt” mission by talking to the NPC “Santa’s Little Helper” at the Eastern Gate in Port Atlantis.
    Completing the mission will award an Isis LLC 2 Merry Edition (L) Laser Rifle with Increased Laser Skill Gain.
    ***NOTE*** Activity in the “Jul Snarg Hunt” does not count towards the Snarg Iron Mission chain.

    Discussion Thread
    Read more on the Merry Mayhem 2016 event page!


    Originally Posted Here
    by Published on 09-23-2016 17:07     Number of Views: 5185 
    1. Categories:
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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


    Originally Posted Here

    Discussion Thread
    by Published on 08-30-2016 12:12
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    2. PVP



    Everyone’s welcome to the Official “Fortress Invincible PVP Event” at Fortress Invincible on Sunday at 18:00-19:00 UTC. Tickets are 0.10 Ped and 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards 20 Ped! In addition, the Ped value of the weapon deterioration and ammo spent during the event will be added to prizes!
    RULES:

    • Non-lootable PVP
    • Team play
    • No armor protection or deterioration

    Check the in-game Event List to see the full details and to register.


    Originally Posted Here
    by Published on 08-19-2016 14:52
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    2. Hunting



    “Help me I’m at Argus beach!...they’re everywhere!...No get away you flesh-eating bas...get away!”

    The above audio and this very strange, distorted picture were received just moments ago from CalyNET reporter Jeffrey Talston. The picture was presumably taken using a highly damaged imaging device. It seems Jeffrey is a truly dedicated newsman, even when facing imminent temp-death!

    Unsurprisingly, Fort Argus beach has been declared a highly dangerous area by the CDF.

    Originally Posted Here
    by Published on 06-28-2016 15:32
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    2. Hunting

    RDI Xenobiologists have officially confirmed that ‘red’ level readings of Eomon Pheromone have been detected, suggesting that Eomon Migration will begin in 3-4 days!

    The Eomon Migration is the high point of the Summer and a chance for colonists to hunt great herds of Eomon and Longtooth as they travel their ancestral migration paths.

    Colonists can also follow the continuation of the exciting Eomon Story:


    http://www.planetcalypso.com/events/...ryline-comics/


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