FYI: Rigging & Sweating My Way into an LA

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I am starting this thread as a means to share my experience with other sweaters and "free players" and also to have a place to track and share my progress. This project actually started about a month ago, but i at the time i wasn't thinking about publicizing it. Thanks to Farmer Smurf (Mungo Baobob) for inspiring me to make it a public ordeal.

Before i get to in depth into this there are a few things i want to clarify to avoid a lot of off topic discussion.

1: I am not new to EU by any means. Although this is my new account and a new avatar, i played EU for almost 7 years until January of 2013 at which time i sold every asset i had except my rifle and went on a 2 month insane hunting spree until i was flat broke then i chipped out all my skills sold them off and had MA delete my account after my withdrawal processed.

2: I will always tell players, the best way to play is to deposit. Unless you enjoy countless days, week's, months, and years of mindless, tiresome, repetitive game play just to amass a few measly PED in which you could have had from just depositing $10. You are best just to depo a little. I myself am still a depositing player, i am just tired of the game play i get for what i deposit so i am doing this to give the game a purpose again and develop my own sort of "mission".

3: Although the title is Rigging & Sweating my way into an LA, it should really read, free playing my way into an LA. Like most free play players in EU, i get free PED from websites that give it away for doing tasks and watching videos, when i get tired of the sweat game i go spend a day or two at the rig on Calypso to get some free oil, and i also get free ped from dividends or returns which i will explain later. In the end i expect that about 85% of the PED raised will come from sweating.

4: I do not sell sweat for less than 2ped/k, those of you who do, do not posses the patience to play this game. There are several outlets which let you get 2ped/k weekly on a lot of sweat. Dont sell yourself short, get paid for your time.

5: This project will take YEARS to complete, by no means should you think this is easy or that everyone can do it. This mainly to show that it CAN be done, and in the end it will be publicity for EU which will attract more mis-guided players to the entropia universe.

6: Although i refer to it as "free play" frequently my game time is by no means free. The sweat i sell is bought by people who deposit money into the EU economy, the websites i use to get free ped buy that ped, and the PED i get from the oil rig comes out of the loot pool which was placed there by depositing players. Entropia Universe is a video game casino. There truly is no such thing as "free ped", its just free to me as i am not depositing for the PED i am using for this project.

Now on to the strategy:

The most useless PED you will ever possess is the one that sits in your wallet and dosnt make you more PED, or the one you spend on some shiny item that does not have ROI. Through this project the most important thing to keep in mind is that i make every PED i have make more PED for me. I will outline the algorithm below.

Sweat Sales, Oil from the rig, & PED from websites, deed returns > AUD's which pay returns

AUD's & returns from AUD's > CLD's

CLD returns > into the deed return pile to buy more AUD's, and the cycle begins again.

In the end CLD's = Capital Investment which will be sold in the end to buy the LA.

Moving on to the current stats:

AUD's in holding
9

CLD's in holding
1

Now onto the Misc. stuff.

I am working on a website for myself that will track all of this more in depth and also provide guides and tools for other players who are thinking of exploring the free play lifestyle on EU. Once it is nearing complete i will post a link.

In the near future i am thinking of buying a small cheap apartment on calypso and a few shopkeeper pads to sell the sweat and oil for those of you who want to help support the project. If i can pull it off and get it up and going i will post its location here and on the website so you can find it if you want to support my efforts and help publicize the project.

What Can You Do To Help?

A few things i need to make this project more streamline would be an apartment, and some shopkeeper pads. I can probably spare a few PED from the free PED stream to buy an uber cheap apartment on Calypso, so if you have an apartment that you would be willing to sell me for SUPER, UBER CHEAP please contact me IN GAME, not on this thread.

If you have a shopkeeper pad you would be willing to loan me for a while so i can set up a constant place to buy my sweat and oil while i am offline please contact me IN GAME. It would be greatly appreciated. I will return them with the same TT value as you gave them to me when the project is complete or when you need them back.

Lastly, publicity is very important with this project, not only for the sweaters and noobs already in EU, but to attract new blood to the game. If you run across a noob complaining in game about sweating or "having to sell me sweat so cheap" please refer them to this thread, or if you have an entropia related blog or website, write an article about this thread and project with the aim of attracting new blood to EU.

In closing:

I do have a real life, and a busy one, but i do have the luxury of being able to be semi-afk in game quite often, I will do my best to keep this thread updated as much as possible but as the website becomes complete most historical data and stats will be posted there.

Thank you for reading,

- Johnny Bitcoin Walker
 
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If you would like to purchase sweat and support my project please contact me in game, i am looking for a few regular buyers.
 
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very interesting project, will be fun to see as you procede
 

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It always good to see when one firmly knows what to do with the rest of his life :)
Good luck with your project!
 

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Good luck, although visiting websites for peds is taking the easy way :)
 

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Before i get to in depth into this there are a few things i want to clarify to avoid a lot of off topic discussion.

1: I am not new to EU by any means. Although this is my new account and a new avatar, i played EU for almost 7 years until January of 2013 at which time i sold every asset i had except my rifle and went on a 2 month insane hunting spree until i was flat broke then i chipped out all my skills sold them off and had MA delete my account after my withdrawal processed.
Funny thing people who are NEW to this game always say in FORUM that they played several years back then. Its just to show off that they are not noob and they know everything about EU!!. GL on ur goals thats a lot of sweating to do.
 

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Funny thing people who are NEW to this game always say in FORUM that they played several years back then. Its just to show off that they are not noob and they know everything about EU!!. GL on ur goals thats a lot of sweating to do.
Hey, There is an idiot troll born every minute. Who am i to judge. There are a few people in game who know me and know i have been around here a long time. One in particular who talked me into coming back. But again, who am i to judge.
 

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Thank you for reading,

- Johnny Bitcoin Walker
You are insane on many levels, but knowingly so.

For this, you are to be applauded. May your madness be your guide, and cynicism left behind.
 

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Update for those who are following the project:

Been a slow week this week, Microtasks on crowdflower are down, a ton of PVP at the rig, and the sweat circles look more like sweat blobs this week.

Weekly Income Total: 48 PED with 6k sweat left to sell.
 

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Update for those who are following the project:

Been a slow week this week, Microtasks on crowdflower are down, a ton of PVP at the rig, and the sweat circles look more like sweat blobs this week.

Weekly Income Total: 48 PED with 6k sweat left to sell.
Where do you work? I will look out for you and send a package. The rig* does not mean so much these days. It can mean a lot of things.
 

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Where do you work? I will look out for you and send a package. The rig* does not mean so much these days. It can mean a lot of things.

Thanks Peezle, I was referring to the small oil rig at orthos west mound. 2 particular trolls who spree quite frequently. Although its good for the CLD payouts none the less. they dont make anything while they are burning through tons of ammo. So it will even out i hope. None the less, having my weekly Oil income cut in half last week didnt help much. But got in on a good circle today, made as much sweat today as i did all of last week. :wtg:
 

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Thanks Peezle, I was referring to the small oil rig at orthos west mound. 2 particular trolls who spree quite frequently. Although its good for the CLD payouts none the less. they dont make anything while they are burning through tons of ammo. So it will even out i hope. None the less, having my weekly Oil income cut in half last week didnt help much. But got in on a good circle today, made as much sweat today as i did all of last week. :wtg:
You work from your rig oil income? no other source? not sweating or anything? Noticeably anyway. I am curious.
 

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You work from your rig oil income? no other source? not sweating or anything? Noticeably anyway. I am curious.
I sweat, i sit at the rig, i use "free ped" websites, i invest the profits into AUD's, then once AUD's pile up i convert to CLD's etc.

Hope that clears it up
 

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Picked up AUD #8 today, 19 more to go to turn them into another CLD. :yay:
 

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I am pretty new to the game (6 months or so) and I am attempting something similar (although I did cheat by Depo'ing a bit at the start), therefore I am following your thread in anticipations! I have a couple of questions:

1. Which external PED sites do you use? The only one I am aware of is Entropia Partners but I could do with others if they exist.

2. Is buying AUD a good idea? I understand your concept of not having PED sat idle, but they are dropping in value quicker than they are generating returns at present, so when you come to sell, they will be worth a fair bit less than you paid for them? Is this a concern for you?

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I am pretty new to the game (6 months or so) and I am attempting something similar (although I did cheat by Depo'ing a bit at the start), therefore I am following your thread in anticipations! I have a couple of questions:

1. Which external PED sites do you use? The only one I am aware of is Entropia Partners but I could do with others if they exist.

2. Is buying AUD a good idea? I understand your concept of not having PED sat idle, but they are dropping in value quicker than they are generating returns at present, so when you come to sell, they will be worth a fair bit less than you paid for them? Is this a concern for you?

Thanks
1: EP is currently the only "easy" to use free ped site around now, i used to use pedtoclick but it looks like the owner of that website is a sellout and nobody wants to buy it now from some reputation issues.

2: I do not pay full price for AUD's, currently i am picking them up for between 42 and 46 each, and i do not own them long enough to worry about it, When i get 26-28 AUD's i convert them to a CLD and start over turning peds from sweat and the rig and EP into AUD's to get another CLD, in the end i will turn all the CLD's into an LA, either on Arkadia or Calypso.
 

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Just a quick update after a week on vacation, picked up AUD #9 today and just about to #10 & #11 once i can cahsout on EP.

For those of you not familiar with EP, feel free to message me and i'll help you get started. Every referral i get helps support the LA project, and you can get some free ped yourself along the way.
 

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My dear disciple or maybe I should call you mentor for doing such a big thing :D
I been non depositing for years, but what you are planning is out of any range i could think of. Patience will pay you one day...

Best of luck,
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