Saturday 1 October 2016

Issue 9: Growth


A Monthly Entropian E-Magazine.

In this month's publication of Entropiazine:
New Security: Entropia Pocket
Going Green: Land Development
The robot wars are coming

Author: [Felix Zell Shallow]

New Security: Entropia Pocket

Another new free downloadable app is available from MindArk on the appstores, this app offers the two part security system that was previously only available to gold card holders. Those already using the Gold Card Security System may continue to do so, but this system may not be available for purchase in the future.

Entropia Pocket is set to be the companion of every EU adventurer, not only providing security, but also providing real-time information about system updates, in-game events, news and support information. As for being an added value to the actual game other than security is yet to be seen.

It is very obvious that MindArk is now currently moving into the mobile phone app market. Compets is coming along quite nicely and is still in the open beta phase, but the old Virtual Tycoon for Entropia needs to be developed further and has been sitting in the background for a while now.

What needs to be developed by MindArk is an update to the Virtual Tycoon app, Many features are still needed to be a successful trader app in the Entropia Universe that could stand alone purely on the market. A few good examples of this is ability to split stacks of items and access land deed revenues.

The Entropia Pocket app is already available for download on the iTunes App store and the Google Play store.

Going Green: Land Development

One of the exciting new features that will be implemented soon is an expansion to the Housing system that will enable production of resources from Calypso Land Deed Plot estates. The first type of production to be implemented will be Gardening, allowing Plot holders to grow various plants that will be used in the construction of new components for crafting.

As well as creating saleable and craftable goods, working on your garden builds up points that will unlock upgrades to your home and increase its value. This will be interesting to see how the investment into Calypso Land Deeds will pay off.

The robot wars are coming

Earlier this year MindArk implemented a new dynamic event system, which has been used to create a number of Robot Invasion events on the planet Calypso.

Although these invasions have been for higher level players, in the next few months it is expected there will be further additional Robot Invasion events suitable for lower level avatars in the upcoming release.

MindArk will continue to expand and improve this system and provide a powerful and flexible tools for the Planet Partners to create engaging dynamic and storyline driven events in the future.

This is exactly in line with Neverdie's plans to create a transport network using this dynamic system to create teleporter robot battles.

More active than last year

The Mindark marketing team has shared some intresting statistics from MindArk’s intense marketing efforts over the past year:

"The number of active participants has grown by more than 51% over the past 12 months and in-game revenue has grown 10% year-on-year for the first 2 quarters of 2016."

This is a huge amount of new players that are currently active, for every two active players from last year there will be one new active player extra this year. Not only that but the 10% higher revenue is an amazing amount of growth within a short time, showing that Entropia's economy still over the many years of its existance only continues to get stronger over time.