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Entropia Universe Crystal Palace Space Station in Planet Calypso Sells for $330,000

We have written before about the amazing value of virtual goods in the Entropia Universe massively multiplayer online role playing game.

The auction for the Crystal Palace Space Station in Planet Calypso has sold for 3,300,000 PED. This virtual game currency when converted to US dollars is $330,000. The winning bidder was Buzz “Erik” Lightyear. The space station provides an income stream of revenue from any purchases made there plus hunting on the space station.

Below is a video tour of the Entropia Universe Crystal Palace Space Station on Planet Calypso and also a high definition gameplay video featuring some alien hunting. Check it out below.

Crystal Palace Space Station Entropia Universe


Crystal Palace Space Station in Planet Calypso from Entropia Universe Video:




Entropia Universe HD Gameplay Video:


Author: Brian F. | Files under MMO News

43 responses. Wanna say something?

  1. Lazarro
    Dec 30, 2009 at 03:36:37
    #1

    No big deal.
    The 3.3 million are money the player made in game from like 7 years of playing in a similar ponzy scheme game. Don´t know if any sane person would deposit that kind of money to a game where they dont even own the items but the company does.
    Game itself is a sinking ship. People are leaving due the lack of game enjoyment and bad loot and its probably the most buggy game on the net where conspiracy theroys claims they are not fixed because company makes money on the bugs.
    Some people are addicted to a point where they loose 2k bucks per month and still going on.
    Its some mix between casino and ponzy scheme. Stay away!!

  2. Vadio
    Dec 30, 2009 at 08:38:27
    #2

    I ryl think is “game” but is not game , is Cassino
    end all week you lost and Mindark Wins

    most ppl deposit 100 to 500 USD to Survive one moth or two

    Sorry fair english but mindark lie to me and anothers

  3. admin
    Dec 30, 2009 at 09:30:04
    #3

    @Lazarro

    Thank you for your comment. There certainly are quite a few ponzi schemes and virtual currency scams running in multiple virtual worlds. The gamer must beware.

  4. Calypsonian
    Dec 30, 2009 at 10:58:06
    #4

    Unfortunately there are some people that started playing the game with dollar signs on there eyes and did a lot of stupid things. So they lost what they deposited even before they could learn how to play the game in an intelligent way. Now they are all butthurt and try to smear the game reputation in every board they can find just out of spite.

  5. Stave Petty
    Dec 30, 2009 at 17:08:42
    #5

    @Lazarro

    The chances are Bizz will make all the money he spent on that place and more on taxes in the domes.

    The population is infact increasong again, the game went through a sticky phase when they converted to the cry engine 2. but things are getting back on track again.

    It is not some “mix between casino and ponzy scheme” it is infact a Real Cash Economy, you can play for free by collecting sweat.

    Yes it takes time, but if you havent got the patience to collect and sell sweat, you dont have the patience to last. It is infact a long term game that will take you many years to enjoy, and give you a real sence of achievement if like myself you have skilled up over time with little depositing and mostly collectiong sweat.

    dont take anyones word for it on what Entropia Universe is like, instead go get a free account and find out for yourself. Contact me and ill help give you a head start in the game.

    That goes for anyone else for that matter too.

    Unlike many games they dont give everything to you on a silver platter you have to work for it. and that is the reason why many continue to play and even come back after a year + break.

  6. RAZER
    Dec 31, 2009 at 03:00:55
    #6

    Sure this game can cost you money and Yes it does cost me money, but it is the only game I play and I am willing to pay for the games I play and when I compare it to some friends playing games on the Xbox and the money they spend on those games EU is not to bad. The up side to EU is the fact that a part of the money I did spend on playing it (maybe not all) I can get back from the game. If you look at it like that the game have maybe cost me a few 100 dollars over the last 5 years and I think that is a lot less then a lot of you guys payed for playing Xbox and Playstation games.

    So dont expact to become a millionair or some uber player within a year and just play for fun and make some friends. And if you deposit a small amount of money and do the activities in game that match your skills you will be able to play it for not that much.

  7. playa
    Dec 31, 2009 at 05:07:38
    #7

    shut up all you whiners! if you dont have money then just dont play it, its hell of a nice entertainment. its cheap entertainmaint. take rally, golf, camping… its all costs a lot more than 100-500 USD ped month. noone forceing you to play this game.

  8. Neverdie
    Dec 31, 2009 at 06:12:01
    #8

    Hey friends

    I am the proud owner of the famous Club Neverdie , and I can tell you this is not a losing environment.
    In fact I make money on this property everytime someone shoots off a weapon or drops a mining charge.
    Buzz Lightyear will most assuredly be as famous as me some day.

  9. nn4
    Dec 31, 2009 at 06:33:48
    #9

    Don`t call it a ponzi scheme just because you most likely lost a lot by playing stupidly… Many opportunities to profit if you do it right…

  10. sahel
    Dec 31, 2009 at 07:01:04
    #10

    @Admin & Lazarro

    People who call this a ponzi-scheme, pyramid-scheme or casino, should inform themselves some more before they scare away possible players.
    Deposits are OPTIONAL, I have many many friends playing this game for years without spending a dime.
    Most often these sauer remarks are made by ex-players who simple couldn’t make it in EU.

    EU falls under Swedish regulations, and the universe is classified as NOT being gambling by the official authorities there.

    EU is a licenced bank with all the pro’s of european bank-guarantees.

    I think every PC gamer should try out EU, hey it’s free to download and play without time-limitations!.

  11. Kamarkos Danix
    Dec 31, 2009 at 12:15:45
    #11

    Entropia Universe has something other pay per play games don’t have. a Real Cash Economy where there are no forced deposits and/or subscriptions.

    And the game is free to downloand and play. (Not free if you want to make money, though. But there’s sweating we’re you can make it without wasting a dime)

  12. Lorelai
    Dec 31, 2009 at 16:11:10
    #12

    Buzz will be a rich SOB one day and I wish him all the best. I know Buzz ;) and I would have bought it if he did’nt. To make money in Calypso u need money. Ordinary shooters are the ones who pay for the game. It’s like irl, to make money u need money, there’s no shortcut to this.

  13. Griff
    Jan 1, 2010 at 00:40:54
    #13

    So you have to pay real money to get anywhere in a game that looks this horrible? Seriously half of those free to play korean games look far better than this, you people are depressing.

  14. LOL
    Jan 1, 2010 at 14:30:42
    #14

    @nerverdie,

    Never heard of you or the game.

    Legend in your own mind…

  15. sigrun
    Jan 1, 2010 at 19:36:58
    #15

    I started playing this game in augest when alot of the features were disabled and I love it. If you want to run aroung and blast mobs constantly it will get expensive, but if you want a challenging game that takes some study and planning you should give it a try. I havent deposted a dime and its keeping me entertained.

  16. ak47
    Jan 2, 2010 at 02:15:27
    #16

    well if ur trying to make some in-game money its gonna take a hell lot o time(I’ve never spent money on something virtual and thats why ihavnt considered depsoiting real money)

  17. ak47
    Jan 2, 2010 at 02:21:16
    #17

    i love to play it though,since i play with more experienced kind players.If ur gonna play it i advise u to get a mentor

  18. Agis
    Jan 2, 2010 at 07:19:04
    #18

    These are the facts why Buzz has made a tremendous opportunity and i wish him the best of luck. and these are “worst facts”

    Now Buzz Lightyear has bought Crystal Palace Space Station – Probably the most popular hunting places in Entropia Universe having approx 70 hunters per DAY hunting in the domes , at 4% tax, people hunt up to 14 hours on CP at a single time, it has unique monsters and easily one player would kill an average of 50 mobs per day with a ped turnaround of 3ped MINIMUM per mob (0.30US cents) x 50 x 70 = 10500PED PER DAY (1050 USD) at 4% tax rate earning him 42 USD per DAY (and thats not including MINIS (10-20ped+) , GLOBALS (50+) , HOFS (250+),approx (according to entropia tracker) average loot just in GLOBALS & HOFS (50+) is 17681 PED per DAY on Aurli Monster and 7074 PED per DAY on Kreltin Monster = 24755PED (2475USD) at 4% tax is 99USD per DAY on AVERAGE, so add 99USD+42USD = 141USD per DAY on AVERAGE , on New Years Day he had hunting revenue just in 50ped and above loots of 35633 (3563USD) so sitting on his ass doing nothing on new years day he made 142USD + 42USD = 184 USD – Note this does NOT include any MINIS (10-20PED LOOTS) but we will say that can be for fertilizer cost is the only expenditure, also revenue from selling 30 player owned stalls as well.

    So thats just based on averages so his weekly salary just for sitting on his ass doing nothing is a MINIMUM 987USD – Not Bad Huh !, not to mention event tickets , players hiring the domes for events, and a bonus for the ATH (All Time Highs) that get looted (someone got a 87000ped aurli during the time the palace was up for auction) say that happened again theres another 300USD just for that one loot !

  19. Zhorgul
    Jan 4, 2010 at 09:03:10
    #19

    Hello Folks,

    I’ve heard the loot’s better on 3T (Tiny Trox territory) located just a few steps West of Sakura City :P

    (Muahaha Couldn’t resist some promotion here :P)

    oh Btw Agis your calculations makes it a payback of 5 years for CP. It’s pretty decent, but given that the economy is a bit slow lately, you can easily double these figures very soon with the bunch of people that will come in with the marketing generated by this sale ;)

  20. g0dslayer
    Jan 4, 2010 at 17:52:54
    #20

    still if he makes $1000 a week this would take him 7 years to make a clear profit IF the game still exists at 2017….

  21. timmmers
    Jan 5, 2010 at 23:47:08
    #21

    @g0dslayer …don’t forget the place is still an asset with value, so if he sold it after 2 years he’d probably be in front by a mile. Things you buy in Entripa universe can increase in value when rare or uniquw. This auction didn’t go to that level with only one bidder ..so selling it wouldn’t be a major effort.

    The new planets could hurt this long term IMO, but that’s yet to be seen…I’m sure a lot of CP users will want to go visiting them though. Especially the Lemmy /Motorhead one.

    t

  22. Not A Noob
    Jan 17, 2010 at 16:34:49
    #22

    Many people say its a casino. Its not a casino. You dont have to put in money. I dont deposit and have made money. You can also gain skills which will increase the chance of loots. This game is not for making money, but for fun. If you see it as a way to get rich it dosent work that way. You dont play a game to give you free money. You play a game for enjoyment and this game is free if you want it to be.

  23. Swisher
    Jan 28, 2010 at 06:04:19
    #23

    casino…ponzie…like every1 else i gotta add my 2 cents…i havnt even played the game yet and i see alot of people complaining…like other said before me, this game is for entertainment not to get rich. have to use real life knowledge to gain money here and yes you need money to invest with. you aint gonna get anywhere sweating……

  24. john
    Feb 21, 2010 at 04:00:45
    #24

    Is a scam..stay away from it …First players got scamed by MA too..and they want ur noob money too now..STAY AWAY FROM THIS.

  25. Not A Noob
    Feb 21, 2010 at 23:01:23
    #25

    Any of the people comenting on how its bad actually researched it before depositing? I think they didnt. Ive never deposited, always enjoyed the game, and have acutually made a little money (very little). This game is not about making money, its about fun. You can make money though. Please research this game before listening to all these bs comments. The entropia forum is a good place to do that. If you actually are interested and want to play this game, get a feel for it then deposit if you want. You dont have to. Join a society, sweat some animals, maybe even stumble upon an event. I know for a fact right now they are giving away free ped’s (money) at the swamp camp sometimes for trivia. Why not actually check this awsome game out?

  26. Timmmers
    Feb 22, 2010 at 02:30:07
    #26

    First players gor scammed? Well I wish someone would scam me and drop armour and weapons worth thousands in my lap for virtually no outlay lol

    The current ubers have own items worth RL fortunes..many of them never depostied or did so modestly…so how the hell they got scammed s beyond me.
    Likewise, anyone playing now can’t be scammed…there are no promises of rishes in EU, there is a very vocal and critical community on the largest forum to warn of anything untoward, and last but not least…most people involved have some COMMON SENSE>

    Personally I haven’t logged on much since the latest mods…not keen on them because they changed the whole place in a way I have yet to get used to. Because I don’t like it much doesn’t make me trawl the web spouting BS like a baby though, many people enjoy the changes and the game as much as before.

    It’s not only going to be around for years, it’s growing and when the new planets launch and other large companies get involved properly it could be awesome.

    One thing I love about EU with all it’s faults…it’s not full of whiny kids, it’s full of really bright mature and intelligent people. PEople who can make a decision what to do with their own hard earned money IMO.

    t

  27. john
    Feb 22, 2010 at 13:05:31
    #27

    The game is nothing more than a casino, a clever and innovative one but one that has very low levels of return.

    1. You have to use money to make money, i.e. the cost of ammunition etc. This is balanced so that more powerful weapons will cost more to use, in other words, easier to make a kill but more costly to do the same. This is balanced against how much damage is required so that you will on AVERAGE make less that it cost to make the kill.
    This balance is at about 60-80% return based on the current economic status of the game. Mindark Tweaks this continously to peak interest when people are starting to complain or – to be more precise – when their spending patterns are in decline.
    The balance is set to be between 0.5USD and 1.5USD per hour played. This can be read at MA’s own site.
    However, since the game corrects based on the current state of the economy servers, there is no way to “break the bank” the game autocorrects the feeds to the players so that their rate of return never drops below the currently set limit.
    This is why HUGE rewards can be seen at times when the game is very active, especially with new players who are on average less knowledgeable in where and when to spend their money in game. This creates a large pool that is disbursed to players. However, the game is smart enough to withold parts of these spikes in spending to create an extra pool when the game is in decline.

    2. As stated above; The excess is pooled so that there will be room for an occasional 100% and above return, which is what makes people think that you can make money playing it. However, the money made is still on average less than the money used. This is much like any Casino. The house has the advantage, withe the distinct difference that MindArk can change the game at any given moment without the players being aware of it. (think of it as a blackjack dealer who gets to deal you whatever card he wants, and you don’t get to see him do it.)

    3. The servers contain information based on each avatars spending into the game, and uses a program that will create “hits” for players who have expressed spending characteristics in the past that are now starting to reduce their spending. Consider this to be the “perks” of any casino in Las Vegas, where they give high rollers access to perks. In EU, the perk is that when you are starting to lose interest, you will start to make money for a while, until you are hooked again.

    Finally, the company WILL cancel any account of a player who speaks out against them. I.e. if you voice dissaproval of their produce they will simply lock your account and take whatever money you have deposited. This is in their End User Agreement.
    This is why MA does not have forums on their own sites. They can’t afford to have people on their servers voice their concerns, simply because there are too many. Even freestanding forums are under strict rules from MA, where they can not allow negaive posts, or MA will no longer link to them form their site. Placing the monitoring of disdain on another site and their moderators at no cost to MA.

    Lets not forget that MA’s president Jan Welter Timkrans has been indited for fraudulent business practises more than once in other ventures….
    He sold a substandard vessel to the swedish road authorities to be used as a ferry for instance. And every time he has gotten off scott free.
    Also, MindArk PE is a new company that was created because MindArk Banckrupcied in order to avoid a huge lawsuit for using Pirated Software in the creation of this “game”.

    All in all, a shady company… one that i will stay well away from in the future.

  28. john
    Feb 22, 2010 at 17:40:34
    #28

    What was worse in game..u will hear storys of people..who have sold their house to play this…to be honest I thinck they are all lies…but naive people who heared such storys..will spend really big amounts of money by being manipulated..or better said lied.

  29. john
    Feb 22, 2010 at 18:09:12
    #29

    They all tell is a real economy when u want to cash in ..but when u loose money ..they say is just a game..and no promises of richness were ever made..this is a pretty scam in my opinion..Cose check you tube Neverdie..saying people here come ..real economy .bla bla bla..but u will come only to make a hand of people rich u will only loose.

  30. player
    Mar 2, 2010 at 08:48:31
    #30

    I have played for 3 years without depositing a single dollar. If I wanted to leave now I could withdraw around $600 dollars. So, how many games have you played recently (or in your whole life) that can you say the same?

    $0 investment, aprox $600 profit + 3 years of free fun.

    Doesn’t sound like a bad deal to me.

    /thread

  31. NoMoreCash
    Apr 10, 2010 at 14:49:33
    #31

    I play the games for 1 year now, and enjoy playing it.
    I deposited 200 euro’s after a few months of playing.
    Now i got 500 euro’s (and it is still ‘growing’)
    So….
    and yes, when you got more and more, ped making becomes easier.
    And for new ones you don’t have to depo to play and enjoy this game, i should say check it out.
    (START SWEATING NOW!!!)

  32. ErnoHD2010
    Apr 22, 2010 at 16:47:06
    #32

    Im going to play my username is ErnoHD2010 hope to play a nice serious game

    Seeyalls

  33. john
    Apr 22, 2010 at 17:36:08
    #33

    I played it and I deleted account …game was fixed
    SCAM

  34. john
    Apr 22, 2010 at 17:41:58
    #34

    Finally, the company WILL cancel any account of a player who speaks out against them. I.e. if you voice dissaproval of their produce they will simply lock your account and take whatever money you have deposited. This is in their End User Agreement.
    This is why MA does not have forums on their own sites. They can’t afford to have people on their servers voice their concerns, simply because there are too many. Even freestanding forums are under strict rules from MA, where they can not allow negaive posts, or MA will no longer link to them form their site. Placing the monitoring of disdain on another site and their moderators at no cost to MA.

  35. Gabriel
    Apr 23, 2010 at 17:19:45
    #35

    Why is there so many negative comments? Either you like the game or not. Ill tell you how I feel about the game. Its only for people who have their mind set on not making $100,000,000 in 3 days. Actually, you probably wont make that kind of money, especially if you play for 3 days and rant about it on a website like John. Its one of my favorite games of all time. I personally even have joined my very own society (like a guild) which is very helpfull and kind to me and I hope you have just as good of an experience as I do and our willing to deffend the virtual universe (game) that I am so proud to enjoy.

  36. john
    Apr 25, 2010 at 09:05:57
    #36

    This game is Fake…Is nothing but a scam Stay away.
    Entropia = Definition OF SCAM.

  37. john
    Apr 25, 2010 at 09:07:29
    #37

    Entropia = Scam
    MIND ARK = THIEVES.
    MIND ARK workers = SCUMS

  38. ErnoHD2010
    Apr 25, 2010 at 15:25:13
    #38

    i play for 2 days now and its the best game i ever seen only it takes a while before you can sweat at good rate but i am not in a hurry…. im doing this for entertainment not for money making,,,

    so this is the best mmorpg you could participate in on the WorldWideWeb

    PS John is addicted to attention so spear your hands and fingers from RSI by not give him reply’s anymore

  39. ErnoHD2010
    Apr 25, 2010 at 15:28:52
    #39

    And by the way is there a DUTCH SOC in

    Entropia Universe

    would like to join a dutch SOC

    Cee ya

  40. Gabriel
    Apr 25, 2010 at 16:23:37
    #40

    Hey John, giving that fact that you said you played for 3 days. Are you still upset and “trolling” the interenet looking for somewhere to blaim. Acting childish dosent help… Entropia is in no a way a scam. I looked up the definition of scam anyway… “A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.”. Mind Ark hasnt done anything to swindle you out of your money. Did Mindark go into your brain, tell you to deposit money, tell you not to research the game, and then tell you to quit? I really doubt that. Before trolling the internet, please remember that were all not stupid, Im not trying to be an ass, but insulting a good game, that you didnt research is rude. And to everyone looking to play this game: Dont just deposit money and waste it on items. Read some online guides, learn about the game. Sure the game has faults, but what game dosent? And the faults have to do with things their constantly updating and the fact that the players make all the guides….. Anyway dont expect to get rich, if you play (Play to have fun)!

  41. john
    Apr 26, 2010 at 17:04:05
    #41

    SCAM

  42. john
    Apr 26, 2010 at 17:04:34
    #42

    STAY AWAY

  43. john
    Apr 27, 2010 at 12:10:38
    #43

    FAKE BORING SCAM..WHO SAY IT LIKES IT IS A MINDARK WORKER . STAY AWAY. SCAM.

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