Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings
Jul 12, 2014EU is slow to get into, and making an economy without deposit is not done in a day. Some people don't care and spends loads, others - oftenEU is slow to get into, and making an economy without deposit is not done in a day. Some people don't care and spends loads, others - often trader types - spends years rather than cash, and they aim for a profit. There are people living off Entropia. Typically, most will either leave after a week or 3, or go on for a very long time. Get a good mentor, see reviews on the forums. New starter missions will let you do some hunting etc without any depo, let you get a feel for things.
All items can be designated shortcut keys easily, btw. As can all movement, emotes etc.
EU is loved and hated, me I'm kinda well content over time. I feel that Entropia has something special about it - I keep returning while getting bored with other virtuals.
One thing: If you aim to make a profit, trade. it's the safest way. To break even as a hunter you need to keep an eye of the Mark Up (trade) value of loot, not it's Trade Terminal (system) value. It's the difference between a 10% average loss and possibly a profit, over time. Don't depend on hitting one of those 5000-10000 USD loots. Remember when you look at the Hall of Fame lists that there are many hunters/miners/crafters - uber loots are not as common as they may seem.
Also, the skills you accumulate can be sold to other players. For most things, you never need over level 100 (and there's no cap) so skills above that can be sold at a handsome profit.
The company takes it's profit from decay on virtual equipment. As far as I know, that's it. The rest goes into the loot pool. This, off course, means that of what we depo some is milked off. The playerbase total goes in minus. But some people does not seem to care much about spending, running around in armors costing 10000 or 20000 USD (that they bought, or looted though spending tons on ammo - or got lucky - in a few cases) and generally spend. Others carefully reseach the most economical gear and count every cent spent and won.
Don't hop into EU thinking you will get rich fast. The social aspect has been mentioned here - it's excellent. Always a few idiot's but in total an amazing mix of people from all over the world, with very diverse professions and interests in RL. There are several radio stations (web based), many chat's (TS, Mumble, Skypegroups etc).
Age of players differs as wildly as their locations. The minimum age is 13 (with consent) but who's checking. Oldest I know is 72. A great many Entropians are between 20 and 35, thereabouts. There are actually a lot of females behind F avatars (voice chat confirms).
There are a lot of people who will share time - and often resources - with new players. An example: One Arkadia based player has setup a mining deal, where he covers all costs against a 50/50 revenue share. The very valuable mining skills you get is yours apart from the share. A medium skilled miner can easily make a profit here to support other things ingame, like hunting, or just save up. Planet Arkadia btw is a good spot to start - as I see it, good starter missions (free) with relevant rewards.
I do understand people getting frustrated with EU. It is easy to spend a lot of money and loose. Don't get on the drinks and use that credit card every time you find something you fancy. Or please do, if you are rich, add to the loot pool!
Clearly EU is not for everyone - no game is. But it is worth a peek in - that at least is free, with no need to register any cards or such bs.… Full Review »
Mar 9, 2016Entropia Universe is a game I love to play, the diversity keeps it interesting & entertaining. I have played for 8+ yrs. & it has been anEntropia Universe is a game I love to play, the diversity keeps it interesting & entertaining. I have played for 8+ yrs. & it has been an adventure watching the changes & growth happen. It is certainly more fun to deposit, but many have played for years without depositing. In EU, you can become a pilot who explores different planets or a pirate who attacks & collects bounty. You can hunt, mine & craft in hopes of a hall of fame win! You can trade or run a business or make investments. You can play solo & just enjoy the experience without interacting with others. But it is certainly more fun to meet & make friends among the unique citizens of EU. A good mentor & society will get you a great start to learning how to gain skills & expand your playing experience. A big part of EU is gaining knowledge, the intrigue keeps it exciting & new.… Full Review »
Jul 18, 2015I've played Entropia on and off for maybe 8 years now and i still playing Eu is slow to get into but with a good mentor and little help youI've played Entropia on and off for maybe 8 years now and i still playing Eu is slow to get into but with a good mentor and little help you can make profit ...I made $ 12,500 with the games with land deed
The biggest problem with Entropia Universe is just how much of it is good. The combat is a little slow...and the world is wide, but by MMO standards they are good… Full Review »