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    by Published on 09-17-2013 02:23
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    Enjoy this little teaser from our next content release!



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    by Published on 04-05-2012 15:06
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    All of the Calypso Land Deeds have now been sold. Congratulations to all participants that took advantage of this unique opportunity to become official citizens and share in the future success of Calypso!

    Those of you who missed the chance to acquire deeds will be happy to hear that the Planet Calypso Team has purchased 1000 deeds out of the 60000 in total. These 1000 deeds will be distributed to colonists in various ways. Colonists on Calypso will be able to obtain many of these deeds via normal activities such as hunting, mining and manufacturing. A smaller portion will be distributed as prizes in special events and story lines.
    by Published on 06-08-2011 17:48
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    June 8th

    The office is buzzing with excitement as we are getting closer and closer to the space release. With this release Entropia truly becomes the Entropia Universe with space travel between the planets and space stations for intermediate landing.

    The target date for the release is set to the 21st of June 2011. Make sure you are ready for this exciting happening!



    Celebration

    To celebrate this occasion MindArk will have two competitions before the release and then add interesting objects to the auction after release.

    The competitions start tonight (8th of June) at 00:00 Entropian time and end at 24:00 Entropian time on the 20th of June.

    Competition for Motherships

    The first competition will be won by the participant or participants receiving the biggest Hall of Fame entries for Hunting, Mining and Construction respectively during the competition time. If you win this, a Mothership Deed will be added to your Inventory.

    Note that the motherships are unlimited!

    Competition for Medium Fighters

    The second competition will be won by four participants, one on each planet. It is possible for an individual participant to win the competition on more than one planet. The winners have to receive the largest loot, during the competition time, from hunting the following mobs:

    Planet - Mob
    • Planet Calypso - Shinkiba Young
    • ROCKtropia - ROCKtropian
    • Next Island - Brown Papoo Young, Mature old
    • Arkadia - Halix Young


    Note that these mobs are also suitable for newly entered participants to hunt.

    If you win this, a Medium Fighter Deed will be added to your Inventory.

    Auction

    On the first day after the release, three Motherships will be placed in the Entropia Universe auction on a 24-hour auction period.

    When the initial three auctions are won, one Mothership will be placed in the auction every 24th hour until MindArk deems there are an adequate number of Motherships for the current space and Entropia Universe population. There will be no prior notification that MindArk will stop releasing new Motherships to the auction.

    No limit or buyout prices will be set for these auctions.

    Note that the motherships are unlimited!

    Hangar Managers

    There will be some special treats for our current hangar managers in this space release and a subsequent release.

    Release of Space

    The space will connect all planets in one universe and you can choose to travel between them in space ships instead of using teleportation.

    Motherships, unlimited and the Titans of Space, are large spaceships with awesome firepower and transportation capabilities. You will be able to configure your ship for basic usage or adjust it into one of the most fearsome and dominating space crafts you can find today. Rule space with your ship and a crew of gunners and engineers: attack and defend, repair the ship and manage the Structural Integrity for maximum defence! Bring large groups of friends and other passengers on the ship for voyages deep into space or between planets. Let your allies find a somewhat safer harbour in space by landing a smaller space craft inside the Mothership hangar while moving.



    The first space release will include the following features:

    • Space travel and commodity transportation between the planets, space-stations, asteroids etc.
    • PVP fighting in the entire universe except in the parking zones outside the space stations.
    • A reputation system for your heroic or not so heroic deeds in space is provided.


    Mothership characteristics:

    • Engineering for various upgrades.
    • Gunner positions: 6 + 1 pilot.
    • Passenger Teleport: Planet to Mothership.
    • Passengers: Max 50 including crew.
    • Initial weapon type: Plasma cannons.
    • Revival faculties.


    Coming Releases of Space

    In the pipeline for the coming space-related releases we have warp speed to experience the thrill of space travel, more advanced engineering features. To increase protection for the motherships and its crew from opponents the number of gunner positions will be increased to 13 and 4 shield sections will be added. Also, heavy weapons, torpedos, will be added.

    - Arachne -

    When I don't harass my co-workers with yoga, I'm at the heart of things at MindArk: writing, collecting info for Release Notes, working on the web and doing other important tasks that come in my way.

    Originally Posted Here


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    by Published on 03-31-2011 19:44
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    A little teaser for our next content release, which is planned for April.
    by Published on 03-31-2011 19:34
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    We're just at the end of a development cycle that started last summer with this doodle. It was the starting point for a discussion that slowly developed over time. About two months back, our worldbuilder started building it, and we're now testing the place and its associated missions.

    But that's now. Back then, it was a doodle on grid paper.

    - Pioneer
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