Could we be a planet partner?

Discussion in 'General Entropia Universe Discussion' started by nexus7, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. I was told by MindArk that they expect the partner must financially commit to running a full dev team and marketing budget, this would be a minimum of approximately 1 mil usd.
  2. I think that's right... I suppose the amount needed would be dependent on the size of the team and the level of marketing. Whichever it is, such a large amount would be down to funding from investment people. But first hurdles first. Should this now be moved to a private forum, and how should we go about making up the various teams for dev, mktng, etc? This is still all hypothetical of course, and a theme idea still needs to be expanded on...
  3. The largest problem with becoming PPis that we lose our characters and will have to start treating EU as a job, not as a hoby.

    I don't think there is a scarcity of different settings that could be used for planets, even leaving out licenceing a setting (something that so far hasn't launched any planets yet, with monsters and michael jackson planets being dead). Apart from waterworld, any of the following might make for interesting planet templates:
    • a huge abandoned space station (think death star for scale)
    • postapocalyptic planet with ruined hazzard-filled towns dotting the planet
    • a jungle planet with what exists of civilization concentrated near major waterways. Good reason to add lots of craftable / lootable boats
    • Mayan/Aztec religion and folk belief inspired planet with creatures (natural and supernatural) to match
    • A world made out of small floating islands around a star. All mobs have wings, all avatars have jetpacks :D
    • A world populated by amphibians and snakes.
    • An actual archeology themed world
    I'm sure the list can be extended easily.
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  4. Nice ideas there. I'm thinking that around now is the time to make a list of all the ideas, and then for ppl interested in this to do some sort of vote.
  5. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Do you want me to add a private forum for you now? What name should it have, and who wants to be the guy calling the shots on it?
  6. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    "Planet Communitas" and nexus7 is boss.


    I would like to add that being serious about this would not only mean the right amount of people with the right combination of skills, it would also require those people to commit to a specific workload/week for half a year at least.
    A team spread all over the world does require a lot of organisation already but a project with members going at individual pace is actually unmanagable.

    Edit: And I would further like to add that I would only get involved if the motto is something like:

    No mutants no mounts no magic mindforce no bullshit, lol.
  7. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    "Project Planet Partner" and nexus7 is boss

  8. Thanks for the vote of confidence ppl :) However, and at risk of a climb-down, I don't think I'm qualified to be boss, but I am really interested in being part of a think-tank on a new PP idea, which is why I started this thread. I think RAZER or Tass should be boss and the theme ideas I like so far, but just my own personal take; is WaterWorld, the one with floating islands around a star, and one of my own, TubeWorld, which would be a semi-natural/semi-artificial world in the form of a giant tube or cylinder.

    Project Planet Partner makes sense for the private forum.
  9. Intresting topic.

    Would be nice to see how far this subject will go , i like the idea of a forum section for the kind of subject/topic, is it a private section or can any one view it while log in to forum.
    Some of the idea's already listed are fantasic. :jump:
    For my idea for something new would be to have cut cutscene movie's for the missions with emotional feelings to be experienced in real life for the character's/npc's in game.

    Anouther idea is a real life hotel or restaurant in connection with the planet and offer foods and products that are actually in game to be used or seen in real life this could also offer a new businesses will require cheffs to make unique types of food's and products.
  10. Lets buy VU 5.6 and some time travel crystals !

    Project Retrotropia !
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  11. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    Well if this is going to be serious we will have to do that in private I guess, so we don;t give other people ideas. It will be nice to see how far a few of us can take this.
  12. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    Well I guess not Boss of our new planet, but at least the Boss of the forum section. I think Tass and me are pretty busy with the forum/wiki as it is right now :)
  13. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    ... and no elves !!
  14. aridash

    aridash large throbbing member

    nowt wrong with Elves... if they have fricking lasers.

    now it occurs to me thats an area that isnt currently explored in EU, avatars of different races (though i may be out of touch with the new planets).
  15. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    Well as it is now, there is no possibility to have different races, but at least one planet partner is rumored to have this, but that are just rumors of course.
  16. Hi,

    Yeah! Wanna have, too ;-))

    OK, joke aside, this all sounds nice and fluffy, but what "unique point of selling" such a planet would have?
    I think this is the key question, and should be answered first. Then it should be made clear with MA that such a vision would be possible to realize at all. Before anything other.

    Would it really make sense to create just another planet that's actually a carbon copy of the existing ones, only with another theme, other landscape, other monsters? Would it be possible to survive with such a plan? Or is the air becoming thin already - can EU, in the way it is managed by MA, win and hold sufficient numbers of players to feed all the current and future planets?

    I think no.

    What could work would be a quite different system in any way. More real RCE, more then just operating the RNG hoping for the jackpot, but I doubt that MA would be ready to accept such an idea.

    I fear this is correct. It would offer a lot more possibilities to create an own game IMHO, and if you'd manage to get it up and running, a better reward.

    Best wishes, and have a good time!
  17. In 2010, a combined $300 million from Softbank and Google were invested in Zynga. (src:wikipedia)

    Interesting discussion
  18. AxeMurderer

    AxeMurderer Master Of Entropia

    Anyone have any skills with 3D modeling and all that you need to be PP besides money?
  19. I agree, lets have a private forum a.s.a.p. I'll be boss of the forum then ;) When the forum has been set up (how do we actually do that BTW...), we will then need as many ppl on EP that are interested in this, to sign up to it. Then, in the private forum a list or similar can be drawn up showing who would be most comfortable in which role or team; i.e development, marketing, promotion, administration.
    No 'one' person could have all the skills needed, but collectively we could tackle each hurdle as we come to it.
  20. I don't have specific technical 3D knowhow ATM, although I do have some artisitic flair and a fairly strong visual sense. On this topic, and because this is one of the most important aspects, I found a site through a SE by chance that is a huge 3D resource called TurboSquid.
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