Entropia Universe Free to Play Mmorpg with a unique Real Cash Economy !
Is is true we can play it for Free and make money ?!?
ENTROPIA UNIVERSE BEGINNERS GUIDE
Part 1 – Free to Play
If you want to visit another part of the guide, just click below on the chapter you're interested in, or just read everything from Top to Bottom.
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 1 Free to Play
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 2 Starting Planet
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 3 Mentorship
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 4 Hunting Smart
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 5 Daily Missions
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 6 Explosive BP
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 7 Space Travel
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 8 Auction House
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 9 Mindforce
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 10 Mayhem
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 11 Land Deeds
- Entropia Universe Beginners Guide – Part 12 Withdrawal
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First of all, other Mmorpgs aren't based on a Real Cash Economy…
The virtual economy inside Entropia Universe is worth something ! It's worth 1/10 of our Real Life economy, and the currency is called the PED. So if you deposit 10$, you'll get ~100 Peds. And what can you do with 100 peds ? Basically you can buy a small gun or a rifle, and with the rest buy 90 peds of Ammo.
With all of that, it depends of the loots you'll find on the creatures you'll kill, but if you're lucky with the rewards… You'll be able to hunt over and over until you run out of peds… This is the basic explanation 😊
example : the laser rifle below costs 4 Peds, and uses 166 ammo every time it fires 1 shot. And on the right picture, you can see that 10000 “ammo burn” costs 1 Ped. So if you buy 1 Ped of Ammo (representing 10000 ammo burn), with this laser rifle you'll be able to shot (10000/166) = 60 times before having to buy more ammo.
Also every time you use it… It decays ! That means at some point you'll have to buy another rifle 😁
You see It's not like you would be playing to World of Warcraft, where the virtual money would be worth nothing… I mean in-game it would be worth something, but out of the game nobody would care about your massive virtual fortune, because it couldn't be exchanged with real dollars…
In Entropia ? Yes you can make real money… The money you deposit in-game, the profits you can make overtime, all of these you'll be able to withdraw ! So from that point we're going to refer to that game Entropia Universe as EU for the shortcut, and as RCE for the Real Cash Economy.
But wait ! Why should you play to EU when every other Mmorpgs out there are cheaper ?!?
Because of the little Carrot you can win at every corner of the game ! 😂
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EU is what you can call a Casino Mmorpg !
Every action you do… like Killing a creature, Mining for resources or Crafting new gear can bring you a Global and even one worth to be displayed on the Hall of Fame ! Basically a global is like when you play to the slot machine and you hit the Jackpot ! The slot machine is going to pour money in your hands, make some “Talatatatataaaaa” noise, and people around you are going to applause or say Gratz ! for Congratulations 🙌
Here is below a HOF meaning a global worth of the daily Hall of Fame that i hit back in 2010 !
So what do you make of that ? It says i have killed a creature called Atrox Old and got 378 Peds out of it.
- Atrox is the name of the creature
- Old is its Maturity (in EU Maturity defines how tough the creature will be)
- 378 Peds is like winning 37.8 Real $$$ !
And why does it say that the record was added to the HOF ?
Because 378 peds is not common on an Atrox ! First of all, it all depends of the creature you're hunting… If you're going to kill the smallest creatures in the game, because you want to play for Free… Don't expect a “global” anytime soon… But the bigger the creature you kill, the more chances there will be a big global ! You can compare that as if you were in a casino, the bigger the bet, the bigger you can win… But also bigger chances to lose money 😁
Then you will probably not withdraw this money right on the spot…
First of all because you can't withdraw less than 1000 peds…
And second, because that's more peds to make your avatar evolve, like to buy stronger gear or more ammo to hunt even more ! That's also on what “MindArk” the company who designed EU is counting on… If everyone was withdrawing all of their virtual money at the same time, MindArk would go Bankrupt… Fortunately for them, the time you invest in playing EU makes you psychologically attached to your avatar, and you want to continue the adventure and re-invest!
Therefore in EU it's better to see your deposits not only as “wasted money to play a video game” but as an investment ! An investment as if you were depositing money on a bank account, and then depending of your knowledge of the game, and the amount of money you're ready to invest, you can make this deposit grow overtime at a better percentage than any Real Banks in the world.
But if like me you hit the jackpot with thousands of peds, you'll have enough to invest and withdraw !
Then it's also a question of… are you a casual player ? (like me…) or are you ready to spend 10 hours every day in front of your screen, trying to make a day to day job out of EU ? (i wouldn't recommend it but that's your life… 😘)
Anyway here are the ways to make money in EU :
- Hunting monsters, try to find those who are seeked out for their loots.
- Mining as in searching for ores or energy matters
- Crafting things to sell them, and even opening your own shop !
- Selling your services like “Space Travel” or “Taming Creatures“
- Buying Deeds, meaning acquiring the ownership of EU lands
- Offering other kinds of services like “Promoting” or “Renting Items“
- It's a RCE, your imagination will find other ways i am sure !
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But once more i have to repeat…
To make big profits will mean to make BIG deposits ! EU is like Real Life, you're not going to make 1000$ out of 10$…
Well yes in real life there are people who managed to do that, but it takes a long time, or an amount of luck you rarely see… So let's be realistic and let's not talk about exceptions, let's say you're the average Joe… Then the average Joe will have to deposit BIG to earn BIG, it's as simple as that.
So if your goal was to make money out of EU, you better prepare yourself with an Entrepreneur mindset !
Because you might have heard stories of people who have managed to profit BIG from the game, but these people are those 1% of players who invested MUCH MORE than the others ! And the 99% left of players will never make their real life job in EU… Yeah among the 1% there are also those who have been so lucky, that they should have played to the Grand Lottery instead of playing EU ^_^ They would have earned far more 🤣
Sweat Gathering, ONLY FREE activity in-game !
Gathering vibrant sweat from creatures… is the ONLY way to play FREE !
Vibrant sweat can be gathered from all mobs around Entropia Universe, but can't be sold to the Trade Terminal. You can only sell it to other players… And basically that means you'll try to get money from other players, who invested Real Money while you decided to stay a Leecher... This is the WAY used by FREE to Play Players…
If you're interested, there is an Unofficial Hall of Fame of Sweat Gatherers (just click here !)
But throughout the years… Price of Vibrant Sweat drastically lowered ! And it's not like you can do something about it, because other players who are PAYING decide if they want to buy your sweat or just tell you to fuck off 😜 So if you're not happy with that… Deposit your own money then 😆
It depends where you are located in the Entropia Universe, because there are several planets with different economies… But we can say the average price of sweat is more like 1.2 Peds on Calypso planet, and 1.4 Peds on Next Island planet for 1000 Vibrant Sweat. So believe me when i say users who are trying to sell it at 1.5 to 2.0 Peds, will have a hard time selling it…
Let's just do some Quick Maths…
- If you Gather Sweat during 1 hour, you might get 1K so 1000 Vibrant Sweat
- Let's say you're Lucky and you manage to sell it for 1.5 Peds… As you may know (or not) One real $ equals to 10 Peds, So if you sell your hard earned sweat for 1.5 Peds, it's like earning 0.15 cents…
- You just spent 1 fucking hour to earn 0.15 cents…
Would you accept to work for 0.15 cents per hour in Real Life ?
People who have No Life will say yes!, and people who can walk out of the door to work at the nearest Bar / Pub as a waiter will say No ! But then as always there are few exceptions like disabled people, or people in very poor countries…
As an element of comparison a Factory Slav… sorry i meant a Worker in Vietnam… earns 84 cents /hour. So when you use your Avatar to ONLY Sweat and stay in front of your screen doing nothing else (and trust me many players are doing that) you're earning 5 times LESS Money than a Slav… Again sorry… Worker exploited in Vietnam !
Your earnings won't even cover the electricity cost to power on your computer 😢 So that's why every time i hear a guy whining / blaming the AFK (Away from Keyboard) people sweating, because the creature isn't pulled fast to the turret or this guy is killed… I say FUCK OFF LOOSER ! WE the AFK people HAVE a LIFE, You obviously DON'T ! So pull the damn creature yourself or Die like a man !
So when you gather sweat my friend… ALWAYS DO something else at the same time… Something PRODUCTIVE ! Myself I do my workouts on Twitch at the same time ! So i can't chat, can't type on the keyboard but i don't care, at least my avatar is gathering sweat while i increase the Real Life health and Performances of my Real Body 👌
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