Saturday 30 March 2019

Friday 22 March 2019

News: Arkadia Moon Updates

Back at the end of January we got an update of how many deeds remained on the webstore, a total of "54,209" out of the original "200,000" deeds are left to purchase.

Since then the Arkadia team have focused on content surrounding the moon, introducing quite a few extra hunting missions including a small expansion pack to the smuggler story line.

New level 4 and 5 iron missions have now been added have been added to Oompa Warhounds, GMC_03_Gammas, Oompas, Sicarius Brutes, Sicarius Commands and Sicarius Workers.

There is also new story driven content for Smugglers and for PTECH Industries. The Arkadia team has stated that this is only part 1 of 4, so many more missions are coming in the next update.

Smuggler Missions

The smugglers have now opened one of their HQ's to members who joined their ranks and proved themselves. You will be required to discover an agent that is watching the movements of the cities but is hidden somewhere on the moon. They will tell you what you need to do get your access pass to enter HQ. Keeping in mind that this HQ is well hidden, only those who are worthy will be able to enter.

Once you gain access to the smugglers, you will be able to see the start of a complete new story line that will hint what they have been up to and require you to obtain a certain series items to be able to get the Smuggler Hazmat suit. This suit will be required for a deep undercover mission. Discover it and find out what lays ahead. There might be a backpack hidden in there somewhere, but it depends... if you answer correctly... Ned will be watching.

Civilian Missions

The communications on the moon have had some serious issues of tampering and weathering. PTECH needs your help in repairing the connection and discovering the issues. You will be required to report to the PTECH engineer located at the communication center in assisting them at discovering what might be the problem.

PTECH will also require you to assist in helping the repairs of the extractors but be warned, it might be a bit radioactive, but hey, nobody complains about extra body parts right?

Oratan Attacks Are Back

Intel has shown that the Oratan have started to move around the bases and plan attacks that will happen randomly, so be prepared, their attacks are as savage as their nature 

Whats coming in the next VU...

Firstly, the Arkadia team wants the members of the Imperial Federal Navy (IFN) to know that they will be working on the expansion of the story line, including missions that will take you to new locations and start working to smite the Smugglers. This will require your advancement in PVP skills.

Secondly, after countless requests, the Arkadia team will be working to bring Gold Rush 2019 later this year. The team will be working on a new set of prizes as well as new ways of engaging with this content.

Currently the Arkadia team is working on a complete series of events that will be player driven and controlled. These events will include hidden passages, new lairs and new creatures.

News: Toulan New Tokens And New Weapons

New Mirsal Tokens And Changes To Cards

In the recent Toulan update, New Toulan Mirsal Token (TMT) which will be utilised for various activities and access to instances across the planet, the TMT at this time is used for access to the Qaydar, Baydar and Shamsdar mini instances, with more planned uses for it in the near future.

The New Mirsal Exchanger can be located standing at Nahar City Center, for exchanging sabikah into TMT depending on its value. New sabikah (Bullion) items, in different values (5 Gram , 10 Gram, 20 Gram) can be acquired through CUHOF instances.

The Card Parts Left/Right/Center are no longer available through loot, Maher who now provides Qaydar/Baydar/Shamsdar full cards, trading them for TMT. Salhoob has new dialog options to trade card parts for universal ammo.

New Weapon

A number of new weapons have been released and are set to be discovered, but little information on how these weapons will be discovered, and little details on these weapons are available.

These weapons are more than likely to be found hunting, it is unlikely, but because hardly any information is available, we can not rule out these weapons being crafted.

Better Starting Experience

An overall step by step fix to Toulan's beginner experience has been applied. The new arrivals to the planet  now spawn in a better positioned and the starting area now has a wall preventing new players from wander off instead of following the beginner path.

The mission "Learning To Craft", involving Faiza and Mawlood, now has different requirements and the starter armour blueprint has been changed.

Supporting Sweaters

Vibrant sweat has been added to the recipe of the CUHOF Keys Blueprints and the CUHOF Instances exit spawn point is now better positioned to avoid getting stuck in the door.

Fix Updated Missions

Some missions have been updated and the Toulan team has suggested to abandon and re-take "Cold Cuts Research" (Sarhan standing to the West at Nahar City Center) and "Nahar Outfit Stage 1, 2 and 3" (Uthman standing at Nahar City Majlis).

Doing this will not clear the whole mission chain, only the mission you are on.

Thursday 21 March 2019

News: Cyrene Delay In Update

The latest version update has been delayed on Cyrene but expect the revamping of not only the start room, but the entire starter experience on planet Cyrene. Currently a bigger focus will be placed on story, introducing factions, key players and also the overall quest flow.

The terra-forming of the the entire rookie area, including A.R.C. Staging, will be designed to be less confusing, more streamlined and grouped in a way that lets players know which missions they should be targeting.

Along with the upcoming update is mention of a new armour to be implemented into the mentoring system.

Currently Cyrene staff is awaiting on MindArk, Cyrene staff will be continuing to work with and compromise with MindArk to continue improving Planet Cyrene, doing their best to put out complete content on par with other planets in the Entropia Universe.

Video: St Patrick's Day Event Parade On Monria

Video was captured by Monria Staff during the 2019 Saint Patrick's Day Event on Monria.

Event: Watch Out For Ped Snatching On Rocktropia!

Watch out the Ped Snatchers are about!

Upon entering all ROCKtropia Instances/Dungeons in addition to the Key Consumption a 20 PED fee is automatically deducted from your PED Card. This dungeon fee system has been added to support the addition of new Rocktropia Style events.

The Rocktropia team will be carefully observing the impact of the use of this system over the coming months to evaluate the success.

The launch of this event has not been well received, with many players being stung with no warning of the cost before entering these instances. Many people have chosen to fly away from Rocktropia due to this.

One user stated:
"UM this isnt right. no notice nothing. i lost 80 ped on top of the large key cost. even the lockpicks and instances in Hell are doing it."

Rocktropia staff have replied with:
"We will arrange for a refund for you Please PM ND inside RT"

With many individuals continuing to question this event, the Rocktropia staff have put out a general statement:
"Dungeon Managers will be able to Opt out of this system. The Idea is to actually add value to running Dungeons not to add to the existing cost for the sake of it... Once we get the events started it may work itself out so it might be worth taking a wait and see attitude... We actually were not aware that the Fee was charged to the Ped Card, we were under the impression it was deducted from the TT value of the Key... So we do understand the disappointment here. Which is why Dungeon mangers can opt out if we cant make the system equitable."

Rocktropia staff have stated that there will be a fix in the future to the lack of notice to PED being removed from the players card as soon as posible:
"In the Meantime we are hoping to add in world notification ASAP so that you know when Ped Snatcher is at large"

Event: Robots Attacking Again (Tactical Strike: Secure The Node)

The robots are at it again on Calypso, The Calypso Defense Force (CDF) have identified Attacker, Big Bulk, Defender, Spider Bomber, Steel Bird and Vanguard robots amongst the ranks of the attacking forces.

The Calypso Research and Defense Institute (RDI) has identified several areas on Eudoria that needs to be secured as they are critical to the robot war effort.

The RDI’s goals have been to gather intelligence that would allow the CDF to secure and gain access to one or more base matrix nodes in order to retrieve information about the robot force’s strategies, strength and numbers.

The RDI made a breakthrough in its research and transferred a list of possible base matrix node areas to the CDF. However, this transmission was intercepted by the robots, and just hours later robot reinforcements have been sent to assemble at the identified node areas.

The designated critical areas are, Cape Corinth, Camp Phoenix, Chugs Hideout, Fort Ithaca, Fort Pandora, Fort Troy and Minopolis.

Robot forces include Spider Bombers, Steelbirds, Big Bulk, Steelbird Elites, Defenders, Defender Elites and Vanguards.

News: New PED Earning Site

A new item trading and PED earning web site recently become publicly available.

Like many earning websites, you can complete tasks to earn PED which will be exchanged in Entropia via the representatives of the website.
"How many hours have you spent in the sweat circles lately? Looking to create some extra funds for ammo, or to repair your weapons and tools?" 
You can earn PED by watching adverts, promoting products or services, doing surveys and buying products to earn a bonus back in PED.
"Earn money through completing tasks on, or through our mobile apps. Each time you complete a task, you will be rewarded with PED! Infact, singing up today automatically earns your 25PEC!"
All items that you wish to trade can also be displayed on the website for other to see, navigating threw what is on the website is easy, and the process of adding, changing and removing is very simple.
"PEDflow brings you a simple to use, free item market to sell any item you might have. Just post what you have, add a price, and wait to get an offer or purchase agreement. It's easy, and waiting for you!"
As this is a recently released website, currently there is an advertisement drive to acquire new members, and more features are expected to be implemented in the future.

To start earning visit:

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Guide: Mindforce Basics

This guide will teach you the basics of mindforce. Here you will learn about implants, mindforce chips and essence. With mindforce you can attack, heal, teleport, induce positive and negative battle status. Mindforce is the magic of Entropia Universe, a technologically advanced type of magic.


To use mindforce chips or items, you will need to have a mindforce implant implanted in you head. To do this you will need a "Payn-Inc Implant Inserter" and a "NeoPsion 10 Mindforce Implant", this implant is a standard training level implant, which any person can implant and use. Both are available at any trade terminal.

Once purchased, they will appear in your "Mindforce" tab in your inventory, drag the implant to the implanter to attached it to it. Then right click and equip the implanter and use the tool "E" (Default Key)

Once you have implanted the implant, you can sell the "Payn-Inc Implant Inserter" back to the trade terminal, it only uses a few PEC on the trade terminal value of the implanter and you will no longer need it unless you are intending to upgrade your implant. The implant does not need to be removed to be repaired at a repair terminal.

To remove and implant, simply use the "Payn-Inc Implant Inserter" again, you can not have more than one implant at once, and the option to remove an implant will appear before implanting a new implant.

Chips And Implant Level Info

The maximum professional level on the implant will tell you what the maximum chip level the mindforce implant can handle.

A range of Implants are available to accommodate the different levels of chips. For example, the "NeoPsion Implant 10" can hold mindforce chips which level requirements are below the maximum of 10. The "NeoPsion Implant 20" can hold mindfore chips which level requirements are below the maximum of 20.

You can check which professional level is required for the mindforce chip you want to use by right clicking the chip and checking its item info. You can see the maximum level of your implant by viewing the info on your implant.

Like some weapons, some chips also require a minimum profession level  to use. If you have the right implant but are unable to use the chip, this will likely down to your professional level. All this information is available on the item information screen.

Types Of Chips

Attack Chips: These chips include the electric, combustion and cryogenic attack chips.

Strike Chips: These chips will damage creatures and avatars within a certain radius. If the avatar inflicting the damage is in a team, the team members will not be harmed.

Regeneration Chips: Regeneration chips are used to heal your avatar and allies.

Regeneration Field: Regeneration field chips will heal all avatars within a certain radius. If the healer is in a team, only those in the team will be affected by the heal.

Synchronization chips: For a period of time, your concentration period will be protected from interruption.

Teleportation chips: These chips allow your avatar to travel great distances instantaneously using teleportation technology.

Wormhole Chips: These chips allow you to open up a wormhole to another player on your friend list, allowing all avatars nearby to teleport to the other location, including yourself and your friend.

Resurrect Chips: Certain rare resurrect chips are available, which allow the mindforce user to resurrect dead avatars.

Mindforce Ammo - Mind Essence

Mind essence is a refined energy substance required for the use of different Mindforce abilities. Each chip will require mind essence to use, you will be able to see what type mind essence and how much is needed on the chips info screen.

Synthetic Mind Essence: The only one of the three types that can be found in the trade terminal. Synthetic mind essence is commonly used in the lower level damage and heal chips.

Light Mind Essence: Light mind essence is made from refining "Diluted Sweat" with "Force Nexus" in a refiner. Force nexus is a raw energy material found through mining, diluted sweat can be obtained from hunting. Light mind essence is typically used for area heal and area damage chips.

Mind Essence: Mind essence is made by combining "Vibrant Sweat" and "Force Nexus" using a refiner. Mind essence is mainly used for teleportation and synchronization chips.

All colonists can gather "Vibrant Sweat" from creatures, and this is a popular way to earn your first few PED when starting. Sweating" is done by equipping and using the VSE Mk 1 tool given to every colonist when they arrive. To read more about sweating click here.

Using Chips And Cooldown

Using mindforce chips is just like using any other equipment, equip the chip you want to use and press "E" to use tool, or press "F" when an enemy is targeted to auto use tool, you can auto use tool by holding "E".

After having used your mindforce power, you will experience a cooldown period. During the cooldown time for one mindforce chip, no chip in the same cooldown group can be used.

During the cooldown period it is still possible to unequip the chip and use other tools or chips that are not included in the same cooldown group. Cooldown groups and times can be found in item info screen for the specific mindforce chip.

To find out more about the hunting profession in general, click here to find out more.

Friday 8 March 2019

Entropiazine: Guide Update

Entropiazine News Update
Entropiazine News Report

Keeping up to date:
Keeping up to date with the current control change has not been an easy task for any of us, especially in the last updates, where once again our default controls changed.
The guides on this site have been updated and I will continue to keep the guides up to date as we all go threw this process together.

Entropia Universe Release Notes:

Entropia Universe 16.0.3 Release Notes

Entropia Universe 16.0.1 Release Notes

Entropia Universe 16.0.0 Release Notes

News: MindArk Q&A Speculation

Entropiazine News Update
Entropia Universe News Report

In this issue:
> MindArk Conducts Q&A
> Suspected Auction And Society Interface Update
> Hunting, Mining, Crafting & Space Updates.
> MindArk Hiring in 2019

Last month MindArk conducted a public question and answer session on the Calypso Forum, a lot can be speculated from these posts about updates we might expect in the futures.

I have highlight some of the responses to these questions which would indicate the current future of Entropia behind the scenes.

More Interface Updates And Tweeks

One response to a general auction question about copying links on the auction has lead me to suspect that auction window will likely be updated. MindArk official Dennis responded with:

"This is a good suggestion and something we plan to include in a more general update to the auction interface."

MindArk official Magnus stating to a response to the question "What would you be asking for if you were on our side of this?"

"With the auction system being such a central part to EU what are your plans in modernising it?"

These comments by MindArk have led me to believe that a part of this interface update currently ongoing, we are likely to see a change in the auction interface, and maybe even changes in how the auction process is conducted.

Many may have noticed that the society terminals have been removed and have been replaced with the F11 key (Current Default). MindArk Official Dennis said,

"We do have quite a few plans to implement new features for the Society system, several of which were inspired by suggestions from the community. Unfortunately we cannot give any time projection on when those might be implemented."

MindArk Goals

MindArk Official Henrik discuses plans to expand in 2019 with the hiring in new staff:

"We plan to increase the number of employees at MindArk during 2019. This will allow us to focus on more projects and delivery them more quickly and at a higher quality." 

With many of the side projects developed by MindArk, being put on hold or cancelled and refunded, like Deep Tokens and ComPets, Henrik has stated,

"MindArk has renewed its commitment to focus its resources exclusively on Entropia Universe for the foreseeable future."

On further questioning about the ComPets Deeds and the state of ComPets, if it is actually suspended and still capable of producing revenue for ComPet Deeds holders in the future, Kenrik said,

"As stated in the message to all ComPet Deed holders, there is no ongoing development with ComPet; any revenue it does generate is being accumulated for a later payout but this is expected to be quite small."

All plans involving Arkadia Moon Deeds is set to continue with its current status. MindArk has maintained that they will continue sell Arkadia Moon Deeds on the web store, and only when they have all been sold via the web store, the Deeds will become trade-able among people in Entropia.

Currently a few players have been asking if the MindArk had any intention of updating the game engine, Henrik responded with

"There are no immediate plans to move Entropia Universe to a new game engine, but we do of course keep ourselves informed of the latest developments in the game engine scene."

With the last major graphics engine update leaving many people behind on hardware compatibility and with the intense internal changes to the code that would be required as they adapt Entropia for the new engine, this would not be a viable option for MindArk. The cost and time involved could be spent dealing with current issue, and am personally glad they have responded this way.


In the not so distant future expect to see more events and missions based around the lore of Entropia, Henrik stated

"We do indeed intend to put more emphasis on lore and storyline. In fact, we have a dedicated Game Writer and all-around loremaster (James|MindArk) who has been heavily focused on the Calypso storyline for quite some time now."

Dennis goes on to describe in a number of replies the details of changes that was applied during the loot 2.0 update and the flexibility that it will provide the content team.

"Our development team was focused on big structural changes and design for the Mayhem events, as well as the release of Loot 2.0 along with general stability improvement for the client and platform. Now with those projects in place our team will have more time for content development. We have also added more resources to the content team and this is something you will notice in 2019."

This update will allow easier implementations of new equipment and new events in future updates

"In the past there were technical limitations to shared mission progress when teaming, however this is now possible for new missions with the contribution-based features seen in recent dynamic events and Mayhem quests. Our plan is for new missions to utilise this system. Loot 2.0 also gives us more flexibility with item and creature parameters, so look forward to some exciting new items and content in the future."

Mining And Crafting

Loot 2.0 was stated by Dennis does not deal with mining or crafting, and only deals with hunting loot, but mining and crafting stability is constantly being updated.

"We also later made adjustments to reduce volatility in the crafting and mining systems, but that was not directly related to the Loot 2.0 system. Those adjustments were in general very well received by the community, based on feedback received via support cases and forum discussions. The Crafting and mining systems are constantly being monitored and tweaked."

As already mentioned, a number of new things are expected to be released for crafting in the near future, that is clear, but we are also likely to see more mining events.

"We are actually currently working on a mining event that will happen alongside Easter Mayhem, stay tuned for more info soon!"

Space Updates

Henrik mainly answered questions pertaining to space, starting off by apologising for premature announcement of features,

"Development of space in Entropia Universe has certainly progressed much slower than we have wished or anticipated in the past, which led to premature announcement surrounding potential space features or other design plans. We understand that this has led to frustration within the community, and we apologize for that."

With the current camera update, any further development might be delayed due to the tweaking of this, as this is currently the main thing that effects most of the users currently, but MindArk is likely to be looking into updating space drastically in the future.

"Our vision for space is one in which there is a healthy and vibrant interplanetary economy between the various planets and space entities. We also envision space-specific content, but we are not prepared to share specific plans at the moment."

Even though specific plans are not publicly outlined, Henrik did let slip some information,

"We do plan to ultimately add space ships within different classes and with additional functionality, but that would be part of a larger Space release."

Sunday 3 March 2019

News: Catch up on 2019 (First Quarter)

Entropiazine News Update
Entropia Universe News Report

In this issue:
> Deep Token Project Dropped By MindArk
> Swedish Loot Box Laws
> Announcement Of Crystal Palace Deeds
> User Interface Update

Deep Token Project Dropped By MindArk

Earlier this year MindArk developed and promoted DeepToken, a type of crypto currency token offering with the ambition of raising funds to create an intellectual property and digital asset bank, as well as improving Entropia Universe.

With time it has become evident that the ambitious project of DeepToken will not be able to be fulfilled. Therefore, the MindArk Board of Directors has decided to suspend the project and refund all the investments made to MindArk related to DeepToken.

Swedish Loot Box Laws

On the first of January 2019 a new Swedish law which affects lootbox systems that is used in many computer, mobile, and console games will go into effect. MindArk’s legal representatives has advised them on this new law and therefore MindArk need's to take the necessary steps to comply with this new regulation.

The consequences of the new law will be that users located using Swedish IP will no longer be allowed to purchase Strongboxes or Strongbox keys in the Entropia Universe web shop from this date.

It will still be possible for anyone in Entropia Universe to find boxes within Entropia Universe, but users with Swedish IP will not be able to open them unless they have Strongbox Keys acquired prior to January 1, 2019.

Strongbox Keys acquired prior to January 1, 2019 will continue to function even for users in Sweden, but they will not be able to purchase new Strongbox Keys from this date.

If you do not reside in Sweden or use a Swedish IP Strongboxes and Strongbox Keys will continue to work like previously, this change only affect users in Sweden or with a Swedish IP.

Announcement Of Crystal Palace Deeds

A hardly mentioned announcement was made back in December by MindArk, that a possible  500,000 available shares equal to 100% of the Crystal Palace's land area and will be sold for 10 PED or $1.00 USD each.

The now 13 year old Crystal Palace consists of four different dome locations, featuring two unique creature to hunt. When the Crystal Palace was originally sold to the current private owner in 2009, it was one of many times a Guinness Book of Records title holder. Shareholders will get a proportional cut of the total loot collected across all four domes. in 2018, the Crystal Palace earned an approximate return on investment of 17% for its current owner.

Buzz Erik Lightyear the current owner of Crystal Palace has made a public statement on the matter,
"In the beginning of 2018 I had been thinking about the idea to sell Crystal Palace. It has been a great honor and it has been very exciting, fun and rewarding to have owned it all these years. But it was on my mind that perhaps I needed to move on from Crystal Palace, as owning such a large investment didn't make as much sense anymore for me due to real life issues."

Buzz continues to talk about his interaction with MindArk,
"I asked Mindark again about this issue and what can be done. After these discussions they suggested to me the idea to turn Crystal Palace into a Deed sale. I felt very optimistic about this new idea! A new evolution for Crystal Palace. It was not only a great solution to selling Crystal Palace as I had been thinking about all year... But it really felt like a win-win situation."

Buzz also shared his vision for the the future of Crystal Palace,
"This would give many players, hunters, and investors the opportunity to own a part of Crystal Palace! I love the idea of that. The future of Crystal Palace could be great. Having large amounts of people who invest in it would mean more would want it to be successful. This could bring new opportunities for events or other exciting things that could happen in the future. And all of these positive things would increase the revenue for all of the future deed holders."

Buzz even goes on to say what we can expect,
"Mindark would be taking care of the deeds, sale and everything they need to do in order to implement and make this a reality. They have valued Crystal Palace and they will share the sale revenue in order to accommodate this change and costs associated with such an endeavour. After the announcement many people have been asking me for more information about it. I hope MA will be able to give some more details for all those who had questions about it all in the near future."

User Interface Update

On the 19th of Feb, version 16 was one of the most major updates to Entropia Universe's user interface since version 10, the CryEngine update in 2009.

This update introduces a number changes and enhancements to the controls, the movement, the camera and the targeting systems. To anyone picking up the controls for the first time will quickly handle the new controls, but older player will find it a struggle.

One of the major improvement to the system is the abilit
y to quickly access the auto use tool, threw a mouse click or a single key press, with no need to toggle. The auto targeting, auto using tool and the auto move to targets have been highly improved and has been stream lined into one simple process.

Camera movement and manual WSAD movement with the camera is still something that needs a little more attention, MindArk in following updates addressed some of these concerns, adding more camera control in the options window.

Older players instantly notices a number of useful feature and control have also been removed from the action library, one of which is the ability to grab someone or something status/health bars. Auto use tool has now been replace with interact or use tool and vehicle up is now jump.

Overall the update has been received well in the community among the newer players, the older players are still adjusting with a mixed bag of opinions.

Two updates have been briskly released by MindArk with more updates to be expected soon speculated to be focused more around the camera controls and movement.

Saturday 2 March 2019

Event : St Patrick's Day Event - Monria

St Patrick's Day Event

Cthulhu's Chaotic World

On Monria

Over the last year, the aggression of the creatures on Monria have escalated. Discoveries that have put Monria on alert more than ever before. Cthulhu-associated entities have made their presence known, even if only briefly.

If you are planning on celebrating this annual event with us, please come as prepared as you can, because there is no way to predict just what chaos will happen where and when.


Note: Clocks changed ahead 1 hour on the 10th of March in many countries.
  • Meet at DSEC Forensics - Sat, Mar 16th and Sun, Mar 17th - Time 10:00 EU time.
  • Monria Staff and Monria Community Assistance Team (MCAT) will be present for specific interaction.
  • There will be spontaneous activities and random giveaways prior to each day's events.
  • During the course of this 2-day event, spot prizes may be randomly given out.
  • There will also be random global giveaways -- always Expect the Unexpected
  • Wear your most Irish-related fashion (Orange, green and white), be creative, there will be Irish-related fashion prizes.
  • Throughout the event watch the Monria chat channel for instructions and announcements.

Twitch Streamers are encouraged to stream during the event, list yourself as a Monria Twitch Streamer at the Monria forum herelet us know when you will be active with your stream so that it can be shared on social media


  1. Press the ENTER key and type "/join #monria".
  2. Right mouse click on MAIN TAB in the chat box
  3. Click NEW TAB and name it "Monria".
  4. Right mouse click on "Monria" tab just created.
  5. Select #MONRIA and enjoy the company of the Monria community.


The Yamoto mothership use! offering free space travel to Monria and back for this event if you was born on Monria.

If you are not a member of the Yamato guest list, please sign up here and follow the instructions "exactly" and post your full in-game name and if you are Monria born.

If you are not Monria born usual fees apply. 7 PED during our regular Friday and Sunday travel schedules.

Click here to get more information about the event and times at the official post on the Monria forum.

Friday 1 March 2019

Guide: Trading Basics

This guide will teach you about the basics of trading, this is not only good knowledge for traders, but a fundamental aspect to all professions. Whether you are a hunter, miner or crafter, your success is down to your ability to trade.

Even if you are not a trader, you should make friends with a few traders! It is always better to have a selection of people you can sell to. Even with harder to sell items, simply store them and wait for that one person willing to pay you a markup!

Traders in Entropia not only always pay a markup on items, but many resellers sell via the auction generating a revenue for the planet owners and Mind Ark via auctions fees, one of many parts sustaining the existence Entropia.

Calculator At The Ready

It is always to handy have a calculator ready, most people have a phone to hand, and every phone has a calculator, even the older phones.

Limited And Stack Items
In the places where you find traders trying to buy and sell items, you will normally see a percent given for limited and stacked items. This percent represent the amount to pay compared to its trade terminal value.

For example, if you are buying or selling 2.00 PED trade terminal value of an any item for 102%, 2.04 PED is what should be payed.

To calculated this on a calculator, you would input: "2.00 x 1.02"

"TT Value x Percent".

Unlimited Items
Because unlimited items can be repaired at the trade terminal for PED directly, percents can not be applied in the same way as limited items or stacks.

The method for selling unlimited items is simply the trade terminal value of the item plus the desired markup.

"TT Value + Markup".

If you have 30 PED and want to buy an unlimited item with a max trade terminal value of 25, buying the item for "0+5" and having to repair "25", is the same as buying "25+5" at full value. They both will cost you 30 and the outcome is the same.

Local Trade And Trade Channels

In the bottom left corner of the chat window, to the left of where you enter text, you will be able to change chat channels by clicking on the chat channel link.

[Local] chat is designed for general talking, and [Trade] is like [Local] but designed for calling out wares and trading.

There are a number of custom global channels also designed for trading, which allows you to call out to a much bigger group of people, but because many use these channels, they can be very active with other traders, and messages move up faster.

If you wish to contact someone, simply click on their name link in the chat window. To send someone your location in a way point link, write "/pos" or "/p" into the chat window.

To learn more about the chat interface, click here.

Methods Of Trade

To trade with someone once you have located them, hold right click or "F (Default Control)" for a few second on their avatar. Once the context menu appears select private trade.

When the trade window is open, drag your offer to the bottom of the trade window from your inventory. You will see what the other person is offering in the top of the window.

Once both have agree to a trade, click on the tick button at the bottom of the window. Next a confirmation screen will appear, double check what are about to trade, and if you are happy click on the tick at the bottom of the window. The "C" button will clear the window. The "X" button will close the trade.

Your PED Card is found in the the top tab of your inventory. To exchange PED, right click on your PED Card in your inventory, then click Extract PED. To put PED as coins back on your card, drag and drop the PED to your card, or right click the coins in your inventory.

PED does not go directly go to your PED Card after a private trade, they will appear in your inventory as coins. The trader terminals and auctioneers only deal with what is on your PED Card, and ignores PED in coin form.

PED from auction sales will go directly onto your PED Card. PED from land areas, shop pads, shop and deeds will go to your "PED Flow Center", which can be transferred directly to your PED Card.

Auctioneers are located at many of the settlements and outposts across Entropia. The auctioneer will display what is being sold on the auction, and for a small fee, you can have deliveries set up from other planets. You can also place items on the auction on the planet your on for 7 days for a small fee.

There are a number of shops and malls located across Calypso, at these place you are able to buy almost anything that is on display. On Calypso the easiest mall for any new person to view is at Port Atlantis, which is just east of Camp Icarus.

Shop pad can be located on any player owned land or in any apartment. Unlike shops, apartments are unable to sell what is in the apartment on display, but shop pads are able to be placed and used. Shop pads provide 20 item slots and allows the storage of any item for an unlimited time to sell to other players.

It is good to explore, even as a trader, you never know what treasures you will find going for cheap in some hidden shop pad in someones apartment on a remote part of the map. Entropia is not just a way to spend or invest PED, it is a living breathing universe.


There are many opportunities to earn PED, people provide many forms of services for a fee. Healing, taxi, colouring, texturing, hair cuts and plastic surgery are some of the services that are available.

Healing is one of the easiest services to get started in as basic healing tools are provided by doing some of the beginning missions.

The cost of this profession is down to the healing tool being used, unlimited items can be repair at a console with no markup cost, for limit items, it is down to how much markup you pay.

To profit, you want to be above this cost of the healing tool, and you want to be effective with the tool you use.

With a Quad-Wing Intercepter (L), Space Thruster (L), Oil, Vehicle RK-5 (L) and Welding Wire you have the ability to traverse space safely, and with this, the ability to taxi people to other planets for a fee.

To profit at this you simply have to cover the cost of the Space Thruster (L) and Oil consumption from planet to planet.

Space itself is a loot-able player verse player (PvP) zone, because of this, you will want to make clear to the person you are flying that everything in the "Materials" and "Resources" tabs (hunting & mining loot tabs) of the inventory can be looted in space, and if they do carry loot it is at their own risk. You also should not carry anything in these two inventory tabs.

Vehicle RK-5 (L) and Welding Wire are essential for space flight. It is not a matter of if, but when you will get shot down, and it will happen if you fly in space enough, you will need to be able to repair your ship and continue with your passenger. Without this tool, you and your passenger are in real danger of getting trapped in spaces needing a rescue.  Just as importantly always check your Oil!

No skill is involved in simply flying from location to location, only time, as space is big.

Although a Sleipnir (C, L) can fly in space, it is not recommended to taxi people in space in it. The Sleipnir (C, L) is a very slow vehicle and will take longer to reach your destination. You are also more likely to be shot down due to its slow speed.

Crafting And Customisation
Crafting items to orders, and customising items for a fee is not only a way to make PED but it is also a way to add visual content and expression to the world, allowing people to have their own unique look. Many items offer the ability to customise, if a (C) exists in the items name, it can be customised.

The cost of this profession depend on the costs of the paints, textures, and the degrade of the tools. Painting and texturing have their own separate tools. People can provide their own paint, which can cut back on cost. Skill is highly involved in this profession.

Hair And Beauty
With an apartment or land and the particular chairs designed for hair cutting or plastic surgery, you can charge people for hair cuts, hair colouring and provide plastic surgery. This allows people to adjust how their avatar looks under all their cloths and armour.

The resources required and the cost of the degrade on the chair and tools are the main costs to this profession. People can provide their own hair colour, which can cut back on cost. Like colouring and texturing skill is heavily involved hair and beauty.

To Be A Trader

To be a trader is easy in concept, you just have to keep track of what you spend and earn. Earn more than what you spend, and your winning. All the usual phrases would apply here, like "Buy low, sell high!". If you are good at trading in other MMORPGs, you will easily slip into the role as a trader in Entropia!

You have to be smart with what you can get for what you got, you will need to be pro-active yet patience, and your prices will need to firm yet flexible.

The prices for any item can fluctuate over time, not only this, but there is a vast difference between buying on the street, buying bulk amounts, and buying retail amounts.

Another important aspect to trading is being social and making friends, with out letting people know what you want to buy and sell, how will people know what you want to buy and sell?

There are many types of people in Entropia, from people who just like to hunt for fun now and again to people who are serious full time players. More than often people tend to return to people with friendly helpful attitude for trading.

Here is a real example of how the social aspect can effect trading:
"A few years ago I sold Oil at Camp Icarus when I had a constant supply of it coming in, while I was advertising that I sold Oil, I repaired peoples vehicles for free.
Not only did this help people to continue using their vehicles, consuming more Oil in the process, but also people saw me as a friendly face, and was more likely to return to me for Oil.
The amount of Oil sold covered the cost of repairs and also led many people to return and continue to trade other items with me."

Common Trading Questions

Do people really pay that much markup?
The simple answer is yes, they do. The more complicated version of this answer is down to supply and demand, markets values can fluctuate over time and there is a price difference in the amount sold on the auction. Just like in real life, buying in bulk is cheaper. Just like a shop selling chocolate bars, you do not pay the value based on the whole box, just the bar, and the shop must make enough for

What is a good resource to start trading in?
Animal Eye Oil and Animal Muscle Oil are perfect to start trading, not only are they the most traded items in Entropia, they do not need refining before crafting and can be brought and sold directly as they are.

The next step up from that is Lysterium Ingots and Belkar Ingots, These two are the next most traded items in Entropia, just below Animal Eye Oil and Animal Muscle Oil. Ingots are easier to sell than ore, and any ore brought will need to be refined.

Iron Ingot and Caldorite Ingot are the next most sold out of all the resources. These resources are harder sell than the above resources, not only because less are brought, but each single unit has a bigger trade terminal value, this makes it harder to to adjust the percent in the auction. These resources also need to be refined if brought in ore form before selling.

Because of the high market activity of these resources, all these resources are perfect to get started with a small quick turnover, the profit on these will be small, but constant. Other resource tend to be sold in bigger bulks due to their slower market page.

What is what percent?
The best way to get a good idea of the current prices is to look on the auction, the auction with the lowest buyouts on an item is the bulk price of that item. These stacks tend to be the biggest on the auction. Street price is always below bulk price. Smaller stacks on the auction tend to go for higher prices, this is retail price.

What is not good to resell?
Items that are valueless to the system, some of these for an example are: Vibrant Sweat, Blazar Fragment, Nova Fragments, Calypso Bone Samples (Mission). If you intend to buy valueless items, it is best to buy to use, not buy to resell.

If you are looking to invest into something, you will want security, this is provided by the system,
if you spend 101 on 100 PED of resource at trade terminal value, at worse you will lose 1 PED.

If you spend 101 PED on Vibrant Sweat, and the price suddenly drops to half its value, you will lose 50.50 PED.