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    Why?

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    because it's quite interesting to play in a competitive environment, against people from all over the world, when everything has a real cash value.

    it's far away from perfect, in my humble opinion mostly because youknowwho, but that doesn't change the fact that it's still an interesting thing.

    sure, i have to admit that the "invest into your avatar's future" concept became a bit worn out over the years, and as stakeholder you maybe got fscked from behind on one occasion or two, but still interesting, if you ask me.

    and finally, the best thing in EU, which is free of any charge ... it's surely the community!
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    because your money cycled here lasts just a tad longer than playing real world casino or lottery... not much, just a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImUp2Mischief View Post
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    But in a casino you have a chance to win.. here?? No
    that comment shows how much you know about EU.
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    Now where to go from that?
    it's the same as when we started. find your niche, or focus on the things that are enough fun for the costs involved. work on your setup, maybe try new things, or leave your fingers off those that aren't fun or a big loss.

    if you don't play EU like you'd play in a casino, but rather play it like you'd visit an amusement park, then i guess you don't have to ask why anymore. never visited one and didn't take a single ride, just been there with friends?

    fun is dynamic, just saying. and let's be happy that EU isn't our job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImUp2Mischief View Post
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    Why play entropia?
    Lets hear your opinions that you would use to convince a new player to join or a veteran player to stay.
    to make money!
    I hate to spend my online time on useless games.

    It has to be for real!
    The same that I always play poker for money, albeit low stakes, but there just have to be stakes.
    It makes the game serious, knowing it's about real money here!

    And there Entropia is unique!

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    Fascinating question!

    I remember why I joined (in 2002 as a 13 year old). As a young gamer, I had an idea of what the perfect game would look like: Real life, but you could do anything!

    I started playing online games pretty early and have good memories associated with them. However, I always felt limited by their boundaries and dreamed of bigger, boundless worlds.

    Runescape was my game of choice for a year or two because it offered some of the freedom I wished for. I liked the idea of being able to choose what you wanted to do and being able to specialise in certain areas (I enjoyed making food). Entropia continued in this direction and promised much of the same, just in a more "realistic" environment (Runescape was of course 2D ish back then).

    The sense of adventure, liberty and choices sold Entropia to me. 18 years later, however, open worlds are commonplace, so this is much less of a selling point for people. The attraction becomes innovation within these open worlds. Here I think Entropia has both a lot of inspiration sources in other open words, and a gleaming opportunity to implement creative content where the revenue possibilities are limitless.

    Since 2002, I've not focused on any other game than Entropia, where I've invested all my gaming time. I've remained loyal and dedicated to the Universe, made and lost friends, moved to Norway to live with my girlfriend who I met in Entropia and got 2 daughters with her. Quite literally, Entropia has shaped my life.

    My motivations have changed throughout the years. In the early days, it was all about exploring and learning. As soon as I discovered the Oil Rig, I was hooked on the challenge and lived there for a while, until Sweat Gathering was introduced and I decided to focus on that. I've always been motivated by making money for time spent working on it. This is still what drives me in Entropia, only on a much larger scale nowadays as a Mod FAP healer. It's a super long-term process and my goals have grown along with me, so I can't really see an endgame for myself. Just gonna keep on keeping on and see where I end up

    Previously I've had a lot of focus on helping new players, but recently I've focused on internal goals and been a bit of a recluse ingame. Now I'm on the way out of this tunnel-vision lifestyle after reaching my healing life-goal: The Mod FAP. Helping newbies and making fun events for them is one of my passions and one I hope to return to shortly. I think we need a lot more focus on the newcomers and to make things engaging for them, with more interesting gameplay opportunities. Not sure what would motivate people to join Entropia these days. Maybe time to do a survey?

    Veteran players often get stuck in ruts where they cannot see an exit. Often it's a single change in the Universe that sends them packing, saying they'll never be back (Luke's Law: No One Ever Leaves Entropia). I feel like there are more positive changes happening recently and that we've been waiting for some of them for years. We're still waiting for some to happen, but we're on a positive path now. Often when people quit, the change that made them quit gets edited later so it would've fit them (ergo: no need to ragequit).

    For both new players and veterans alike, PATIENCE is of utmost importance in Entropia. Here we need to think in YEARS, not months, weeks or days. We all need to find the balance between available time and available money to invest:


    - If you have time, you can earn a higher % of your ingame spendings in Entropia. This will involve using your time on free activities that can earn you money over time.

    - If you have money but not much time, depositing is your key.

    Playing within your means is an art that needs to be mastered. Being satisfied with less is an important lesson to learn as well as having an attitude of gratitude rather than entitlement. The system owes you NOTHING, no matter how much you put into it. Many people forget this.

    Hope my 2 cents can help someone

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