Entropia Universe sells invisible clothing for $5,000

    
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This is everything wrong.
Are you a fan of Entropia Universe? Then you can –

I’m sorry, I can’t do this. I don’t know how in the world to contextualize this. I can understand the idea that Entropia Universe wants to sell a thing to its biggest fans for money. That’s fine. I can even almost understand the fact that it costs $5,000 out of the gate. Sure, that’s insane and a half, but we’re also dealing with a game that allows for a 1:1 exchange of its in-game currency for real money, that makes a certain amount of sense.

But then there’s the fact that it’s invisible, and at that point I officially don’t understand. $5,000 for a piece of clothing that you will not be able to see because that is its main selling point. I cannot contextualize this. I am sorry, everyone. Let’s just make this a memetic thing; the Grand Magistrix has power over time, I’m setting the clock back.

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MattMarchio
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MattMarchio

Sounds to me like someone wants to launder some money.

Zarkov
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Zarkov

F2P! ;-)

Theodrax
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Theodrax

The Emperor has no cloths.

Ulfury
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Ulfury

melissaheather I certainly do not if you took offense as that is certainly not something I want.
I feel strongly that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you dislike Entropia Universe and much prefer Second Life then I am glad that is your choice.
I do however feel that I can’t sit by when there were obvious untruths in your post which you could have found out yourself.
I love Entropia Universe for what it is and all its flaws, because it has given me something not a lot of other games have which is why I feel strongly about it.

So please don’t feel offended as that is not what I wanted to get out of my replies. all the best to you.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Is it like a nudity license?  I applied for one of those once.  Got rejected on the grounds that I didn’t meet the minimum attractiveness requirement.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Ulfury melissaheather Feel all better and stuff now?

Ulfury
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Ulfury

melissaheather
I felt I had to comment on this as well:
“EU remains mostly a ghost town with not a lot going on other than private servers owned by a few enthusiasts. ”
This is completely untrue, there are plenty of players playing this game still, Merry Mayhem is active at this time and there are plenty of people participating and additionally there are no such thing as private servers for Entropia Universe so to say something like that is just straight up silly.

Ulfury
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Ulfury

melissaheather Ok hun lets do this.
Check the following: 

“Second Life is an online https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world, developed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linden_Lab, based in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco, and launched on June 23, 2003”
Entropia Universe was released on January 30, 2003.
So that is the first thing you got wrong(or actively lied about), secondly it is as you say Second Life’s virtual reality has nothing to do with games, it is like sims with no real goal except that if you want to create stuff you can and spend your time in a VR world.

Entropia Universe on the other hand is a full fledged skill based game with missions, several planets and a working RCE where you can trade resources etc to profit, you can hunt, you can craft and do plenty of the things you can do in other MMOs.

Lastly:

“SL features a currency (the Linden) that can be exchanged for real money, all caused a few “clone/imitator” virtual worlds, chief of which is/was EU”
So I’ve already told you that Entropia Universe was released before Second Life but there is a vast difference in how PED is being sold to Linden Dollars, PED is always a guaranteed conversion of 10PED to 1$ and that is the only rate that will ever be and MindArk does purchase back PED in form of withdrawals with the same rate of 10PED to 1$.

How does Second Life’s conversion rate look like or do you have any actual idea of what you are talking about? :)

I’ve played both games so I am well aware of the difference in both, can you say the same?

Ulfury
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Ulfury

The reasoning behind it being invisible is clearly so you can show off the clothing items you’ve spent your money on, so it clearly has a valid idea behind it and those who don’t understand that either don’t play the game or are stupid ;)
If you’ve spent a shitload of real money on your appearance you might as well show it off, and additionally you can surprise people in PVP when they think you are not in your armor.

Dobablo
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Dobablo

It is mmo armour. The less it covers the more people will pay. Such is the sad way of things, but at least it gets whales splashing out large sums of cash to fund our gaming without taking huge resources away from the production of real content.