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Discussion in 'The Black Hole' started by EMW, Apr 16, 2017.
Hu ? I only see maintenace
Well I don't remember what I've wrote lol ... still Mc , went on pcf , saw the list of new treads full of Chinese writings , and some links (didn't had the courage to open thread with all the Hacks from the past week around the world) and then it went on maintanace .
Well he writed on Epf that he couldn't give nothing , because MA and the others was aware of this and took precautions... he should do like this , first to record facts and then to put all on the table with evidence and proofs, that we could've see with our own eyes. Without any advertise first . Directly in one day all on table . Surprise surprise !
it were korean writings thogh... :-)
I can only reach the mobile version of the other forum. Something is defenitely going on.
Wow all these new people here suddenly! :D Welcome!
Some new, some just old and just lurking usually :P
Im 99% sure Stryker (the original Stryker) was American having followed him on Twitch streams
Old account, forgot about this site when I took a break long ago :/
Well not logged since i don't remember when . Funny that I've remembered the password well with this threads of EMW and smigls I returned here . The freedom of speach is above all✌️️
He he he :) True .... Wish we have a freedom planet with loot.
I moved to Cyrene after lost over 80k ped in 10 months on Calypso. Guess what: looted shit-load of L weapons etc... Too bad are low level ones, around lvl 20..... (so far.... but hunted most of the biggest mobs on planet). Big disadvantage on loot done by Mindark .... but nice planet. So far I am happy :)
Good luck all
All of the non-Calypso planets have interesting loot patterns since there are fewer avatars there to hog it all. I've experienced and read several that loved Toulan since the mining there is nice. I went there to 'graduate' for the rifi armor. What's interesting is since the bps don't loot much for that particular planet it seems every 100 or so clicks you end up with welding wire bps... Enough you have to TT em just since you don't want to haul em elsewhere to sell. Only real bugger about Toulan is it's not a vehicle friendly place... so bring a tp chip... East side of the map can be a little unforgiving if you don't since there's a lot of tall mountains, some of which don't have very easy to see trails leading down from the top, especially at night.
btw just a note to say that outing people's RL details from Entropia is not allowed by MA regardless of which forum you do it on. Not sure if anyone has been doing that or intends to do it but if you do, accept that MA might do something to your account.
Of course, that said, they also have a rule about not keeping knowledge of cheating or exploits to yourself. I forsee situations where these 2 rules might be in conflict. For example if a person were to be running 2 avatars, it would be hard to report this without making allusions as to who the avatars' RL operator was.
I've had my suspicions about MA for a long time. Things like employee accounts getting most of the big hits is my main worry, like when you see the same names over and over and you message them and never get a reply. All only suspicions, of course.
I really wanted to believe EMW and hear his final "spill all the beans" or give us some real proof but he never followed through doing what he said he was going to and left us high and dry with no real facts or substance and simply accusations and information I find very lackluster.
Until EMW follows through with his "final post" revealing the most disturbing evidence he has, I just have to write it all off as yet another disgruntled affiliate.
On my final note, WHERE IS THE DANG FOLLOW UP, EMW? You made such a big deal of things and yet you just left us all hanging in suspense.
He ran away? After bringing all these people here to hear him speak? Boo!
While for me, some of the story has a good portion of strong imagination (foot guards weren't ingame when I joined in july 2005, let aside when he did), the part of Linzey having "a friend" at MA left me with a soar taste until today. I can perfectly understand how such relations could have grew in the context of MA's own startup, but there has to be a line.
In regards to what EMW is saying, I don't know. I never liked Warants and their abusive behaviour (among others, kill stealing at the very first migration without any kind of remorse) and his story somehow feeds into my prejudices. I also never liked EMW with his bloated ego, but hey, can't everyone be perfect like myself (yes this was a joke). They did have one outstanding member which I will always admire and I am very sorry he/she (never knew, really) went away, namely Etopia. For the rest of them, starting with Skalman, bleah. But I am honestly reserved to take EMW's own story at 100% value. Some things must be there, others, I am rather reserved. But thinking at how Bridge Fox Investor was treated, and how Neomaven was (until he showed his business instincts), I can totally see a pattern in some uber socs. Pretty much is like the way of the Terminator itself, sort of a hallmark, you own it, you were shafted. You know nothing, Jon Snow, btw. Why so silly?
For Joda and Stryker, but especially Joda, I am convinced they are not in the hands of original owners. Original Joda was a mindless rich noob who was the laughing stock of any respectable skiller. I remember he was eating Courage chips in 2005-2006, when all skills even damn RDA were worth a small fortune. He (actually, I have it that the original was a she, but I am not very interested in this) had a very strong interest in pvp and especially lootable pvp, but that was about it. Nothing in league to current Joda who has opinions on hunting and such, old Joda would have probably said "wtf cyka blyat nub pushki pushki bumbum". In same line, Stryker was aside from a hardcore hunter and asiduous poster on forum. Current Stryker is none of them and when hunts, seems to rather test loot than doing own hunting.
Those being said, meh. Not shocked, not happy. Life moves one. Anyhow, all the best, EMW.
Quote from the linked thread, just in case:
WHY I CASHED OUT AND QUITTED!
I one day got a message from Linzey (who knew about me stockpiling equipment) telling me to sell everything I owned and cash out, fast!
Of course I asked him why, and he told me a friend of him who worked at MindArk had some disturbing news, news that we had to be very quiet about.
MindArk AB was going bankrupt, within 2-3 weeks. And Project-Entropia was coming to an end. I refused to believe that, but when I saw Linzey starting to sell off some of his equipment, I realized he was telling the truth. He was as hardcore as I was back then, so I knew he wasn't selling out just to quit.
A couple of days after the bomb mentioned above, an IRC log was sent to me from my friend De1ta, which definitely made up my mind. A log from the Marketing Manager at MindArk and an Operator in the official IRC chatroom.
Avatars and their souls got sold. A lot of them ! Since day 1.
Usaully you only found out about it in a private chat...or "rumors" on forum.
Inside the world of Entropia, not only the players became "evil".
The developer himself showed his true face more than a dozen times. Without (the fear of) any consequnces.
People kept posting about it...but noone cared.
And indeed the name Etopia is the only positive "thing" you mention in your post. =)
Skalman turned into a PR avatar, but he wasnt as evil as neovixen (cyberquatting) or Silverfox (bridge scam and even became the Board Chairman of MindArk itself...) But still, noone cares, as it was all for the lulz !
The Linzey incident (sell everything quick!) alone, says a lot about this online game and its developers, dont you think ?
So hey, once I also got insider informations:
Back in the early days (2006 or 2007) I got told that a "non-decaying" item (scope) would be changed into "decaying" within the next days. It was "Ranger Scope 1950RS" if I remember correctly. It wasnt super rare, but you could be happy owning one...as it was NOT decaying. And as you can imagine, I owned 2 of these nice scopes, because others advised me to buy them, to safe money on hunting. So I sold both to another, carefully choosen avatar, who would deserve these Scopes (and I bet most of you would agree with me on that decision). ;D
He was so happy owning 2 of these scopes now...just to read the announcement on the client loader the next day, that these scopes would decay from now on.
This info got spread by another avatar and it spread fast, very fast.
Axe 1x0 incident anyone ?
Anyone remember the "Ina Sugar Babe got a hat from CEO and looted items from Gokibusaki" avatar ? ;p
Oh, hey, Buzz suddenly crafted McCormick Safes, Essis Evening grown, Skams Handbag, a Lykke Chest and other stuff...and he gave them away for free to us.
I had spoken to other (Ex)MA employees over the past 13 years. There had be very honest ones, that did not want to be qouted on what they told me and there had been "I smile and lie straight into your face and I dont fuck*ng care if you realize it ! I will just continue, even if you turn away from me!" ones.
Everything has been said a hundred times by now. Honestly, noone cares and nothing ever changed. Its astonishing though, that me and others are still around, to keep posting about all the stranger things that are going on there...while still, noone cares, but us.
I think its time to move on, as Entropia slowly turned into a "one way". Move on, but always keep an eye on Entropia... ,-)
As mentioned before old PE/EU helped me a lot to deal with my depressions. I'm still beholden for that. But hey, I was cool enough to leave this messed-up game in 2014. This saved my arse the second time ;-)
I spent most of the last year barely playing...took a solid almost 6 month break this summer and missed all this. I wish I got to hear more about what EMW was saying, but I wasn't on forum at all during my break. Came back for a bit on HM and for MM and deposited more than I should have, though. Never saw this thread until today...sad to hear...so many players I respected are leaving. Though I never met EMW and only rarely chatted in game, I admired his passionate personality. I think that the current lag is the final straw for me...with all the other Swedish player bullshit getting to deep, I am ready to say fuck it too. The game is still fun for me (when it's not lagging) but it doesn't make up for the sick twisted constantly growing feeling in my gut about how much shady shit goes on in this game.
I subscribed to EMW's Twitch but I don't know if he uses it anymore.