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If you’re someone with a little more time and are interested in a game that allows you to stretch your economic chops, you might look into EU. I’d set yourself a budget and take a step back after some time to evaluate what your real cost has been and compare that against how much you’ve enjoyed the game. There is a bit of a chance there to get pulled in and fool yourself on how much the game is actually costing you, I think. You should be careful of that.
Possibly the most accurate post I have ever seen marketing Entropia Universe.
 

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You can buy any blueprint on the market you like, but they can also be researched...

very accurate :laugh:
 

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MA GOT ballz i'll give them that!
 

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The article is from 2019...
 

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LMAO... Did anyone scroll down and read the comment posted by Eric_L8s? Now that is a helpful review! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

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This article is almost exactly 1 year old. Is there a hidden message I don't see here?
 

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Possibly the most accurate post I have ever seen marketing Entropia Universe.
Too true. It's called gambling/gaming addiction, and should be treated seriously.

It's quite disturbing that Mindark does not have any ingame tool to handle (or at least warn) addicted players. Mindarks is completely unscrupulous. Corporate evil at it's purest form (edit: Ok, ok, I may have exaggerated a bit here ;)). Even online casinos have mechanisms to cope with addicted players (limited deposits, limited play time, support asking questions, check lists etc).

I've met a few players who put their expensive stuff in the pawn shop (With the euphemism "bank" printed on the building), maxed out their credit card and goes on a raging ped card rampage (tilt). Shit like that shouldn't be allowed to happen in a game where kids are allowed. Nor in a game where 18+ only allowed.

Simple solution: Let us have the option to set monthly tt stop loss and monthly depo limits in My Account on EU homepage (i.e. you don't HAVE to). The value shouldn't be changeable more than once a month. That way things don't spiral out of control for those with limited self-control (like, for instance, the famous writer Dostoevsky).
 
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Too true. It's called gambling/gaming addiction, and should be treated seriously.

It's quite disturbing that Mindark does not have any ingame tool to handle (or at least warn) addicted players. Mindarks is completely unscrupulous. Corporate evil at it's purest form. Even online casinos have mechanisms to cope with addicted players (limited deposits, limited play time, support asking questions, check lists etc). MA doesn't care.

I've met a few players who put their expensive stuff in the pawn shop (With the euphemism "bank" printed on the building), maxed out their credit card and goes on a raging ped card rampage (tilt). Shit like that shouldn't be allowed to happen in a game where kids are allowed. Nor in a game where 18+ only allowed.

Simple solution: Let us be able to set monthly tt stop loss and monthly depo limits in My Account on EU homepage. The value shouldn't be changeable more than once a month. That way things don't spiral out of control for those with limited self-control.
Omg, it's like hearing my mother speak.

welcome to the "rubber tile paradise"!
Where we will take you by the hand and guide you through the world protecting you from all harm.
I hate this patronizing attitude and point of view.

Common folks, we're all adults and responsible for our own actions.
Don't blame MA for some people being gambling addicts.
Limiting these folks means limiting all the others as well.

Entropia is an 18+ enviroment, so no kids here. Well, at least not kids age (not talking about mental states here)

Yeah sure, maybe EU is a big casino. Well, I hate casino's, and you will NEVER find me there.
But for EU I make an exception since it's more than just that.

So stop treating people like babies and make them repsonsible for their own deeds. Dont' blame MA for that.
 

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Too true. It's called gambling/gaming addiction, and should be treated seriously.

It's quite disturbing that Mindark does not have any ingame tool to handle (or at least warn) addicted players. Mindarks is completely unscrupulous. Corporate evil at it's purest form. Even online casinos have mechanisms to cope with addicted players (limited deposits, limited play time, support asking questions, check lists etc). MA doesn't care.

I've met a few players who put their expensive stuff in the pawn shop (With the euphemism "bank" printed on the building), maxed out their credit card and goes on a raging ped card rampage (tilt). Shit like that shouldn't be allowed to happen in a game where kids are allowed. Nor in a game where 18+ only allowed.

Simple solution: Let us be able to set monthly tt stop loss and monthly depo limits in My Account on EU homepage. The value shouldn't be changeable more than once a month. That way things don't spiral out of control for those with limited self-control.
do you think any of those things help problem gamblers? they just go lose it somewhere else. DO you think casinos care? they are made to do those things.Pretty dumb post (no offense)
 

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Omg, it's like hearing my mother speak.

welcome to the "rubber tile paradise"!
Where we will take you by the hand and guide you through the world protecting you from all harm.
I hate this patronizing attitude and point of view.

Common folks, we're all adults and responsible for our own actions.
Don't blame MA for some people being gambling addicts.
Limiting these folks means limiting all the others as well.

Entropia is an 18+ enviroment, so no kids here. Well, at least not kids age (not talking about mental states here)

Yeah sure, maybe EU is a big casino. Well, I hate casino's, and you will NEVER find me there.
But for EU I make an exception since it's more than just that.

So stop treating people like babies and make them repsonsible for their own deeds. Dont' blame MA for that.
Sure, we're all responsible for our own actions. That said, any gambling environment can induce unhealthy habits that are not easy to stop. There's a % of the population who are more inclined to become addicts than average joe, this is a well researched topic in psychology. Having the option (and you don't need to use it, my post wasn't patronizing to anyone) to limit depo/tt loss does no harm to those who can manage their spending, but can be of help to those who for some reason cannot. Giving people options is not the same as treating them as babies :wise:
 

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do you think any of those things help problem gamblers? they just go lose it somewhere else. DO you think casinos care? they are made to do those things.Pretty dumb post (no offense)
Somwhat naive, sure. Of course I know casinos don't care. Those who make micro-transactiong games aimed at 7-year olds don't care either. But I don't see why pointing out an option that does no harm to anyone - namely you can set a limit on Your depo/tt loss IF YOU WANT TO - and MAY BE of help to some, is controversial.
 

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Sure, we're all responsible for our own actions. That said, any gambling environment can induce unhealthy habits that are not easy to stop. There's a % of the population who are more inclined to become addicts than average joe, this is a well researched topic in psychology. Having the option (and you don't need to use it, my post wasn't patronizing to anyone) to limit depo/tt loss does no harm to those who can manage their spending, but can be of help to those who for some reason cannot. Giving people options is not the same as treating them as babies :wise:
Isnt that a bit naive?

Why would an "addict" use that option?

It's like telling a alcoholic that he can optionally lock his fridge while he still has the key. :scratch2:

If you really want to protect the addict, you should not give him the option. But who defines who the addict is?
And unless you do that, you will have to limit everybody since you cannot differentiate.
 

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Isnt that a bit naive?

Why would an "addict" use that option?

It's like telling a alcoholic that he can optionally lock his fridge while he still has the key. :scratch2:
It may seem strange to people who are blessed with stable minds and desires, but other drives, cravings and addictive moments come and go. People who know likely moments for this could well benefit from being able to lock themselves out of something to pre-empt unstable times/periods, but still have the overall ability to revise this themselves at certain other times.
In essence, there is a key to a box with the real key in it that is set on a timer you can set for access. It means you cannot even plead with yourself, please, please, please give me access, because the sober you the day before has forbidden you for today, when you suspected you'd be vulnerable.

As long as options stay options, and don't force everybody to limit themselves to 3 hours of eu per day, or whatever, then ok. The problem is with the types who then say that this option should now become the new rule 'for everyone's protection'!
 

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LMAO... Did anyone scroll down and read the comment posted by Eric_L8s? Now that is a helpful review! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Well, the guy IS RIGHT. Most things MA did failed. His review is very accurate. :wise:

Out of game EVERYTHING FAILED... (Everyone with just a little above average IQ knew those projects would fail... just MAs board didnt see it - I said planet partners will be a failure before they launched it, and I still consider it fail - Having to pay so much $ every month on CLDs is fail - long term it was fail for sure, short term maybe saved the game because they needed money due to other previous FAILS - which were not necessary and could have been avoided - bad management).
In the game. 70% of content FAILED... (Same applies here - not much thinking is done at all, stupid and broken or useless systems - dont even want to list it all)

I actually liked PE more than I do EU :ahh:. (I still do play but I was always hoping MA would improve... well, after all these years, I must admit im not hopeful anymore... they wont...ever... get better... and I and many other people just live with that now...until a new competitor comes along in the future once... MA desperately needs competition to move forward - they should actually beg for competition - it would help EU)

14 Years ago I really thought the game would be somewhere else. In comparison - In just 4 years me and my brother did 10x more than MA to grow our own company and also in that time (prepared my wedding, prepared brothers wedding, built my house, dad died, mom died). Even in rough times of both parents deaths we moved and improved MORE than this joke of a company (and with probably 1000x less available cash). I know the comparison is subjective but Im 100% sure I would move EU 2-3 times faster. Why? Because passion. I have passion for my company. I think MA lost passion long time ago and cant bring in someone that would care - It cant be just about money to move forward. Money is nice, but passion is what drives the company forward - money will come later if you have passion and work hard enough).

So I have to and will gladly post a big:

FUCK YOU MINDARK FOR DOING A LOUSY JOB!

I would gladly give you guys tips on what needs to be done, but they would be ignored anyways. You've got your cash-cow and I accept that thats all its ever going to be :) Its just sad, thats all...

RANT OVER :laugh:

Disclaimer: (My rant is not aimed at my loot, or something, Im able to adapt in game, and always have. I'm just mad when potential is thrown away :) )
 
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