I just stumbledd across a post on the monria forum, that made me register and start my own thread there, beeing called My Opinion about Monria and MindArk http://monria.com/forum/threads/my-opinion-about-monria-and-mindark.2525/#post-11764 It got closed after 15 minutes with the following reply by "Dark Moon Enigma" The thread that made me register was already locked, but I felt like I need to explain myself to the Monria community as well. The post of sluggo made me wanna explain myself to them. He asked for it. I tried to be calm and polite and honest. Once again people only SEEn the negativity and I got told to not share my opinions there again. Im awaiting anhithe's reply and already thank them for their warm welcome. http://monria.com/forum/threads/any-response-to-mccormicks-video-and-comments-on-ep.2219/ Here is my original text : Hi, I only registered to reply to mastermeshs thread about my video, realizing, it is locked. So, here I am. If I really need to explain the last 12 years of Entropia, how MA failed, lied to us, nerfed the system and broke many promises, then you got to work on your own 1st. Not knowing about "the past", doesnt empower you juding my opinion about Entropia and Monria, by simply calling me whiner. Maybe you know my blog about Entropia called "Content of Oblivion" ? I cant post links yet. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Calling my Keyboard Rambo or whiner is by far the most simple solution to avoid any conversation with me. Why call me out or advice me to leave the game if I dont like it ? I never ever said I dont like it, I only say its getting kicked with feet. I repost this now and then, as people only tend to SEE the negativity in my words. Nothing else. Because its easier for them. Why would I have to buy an LA and show everoyne how to do it ? I play for free since the Terminator sale and cashed out all the money I deposited since 2004. I play with my CLD money now. I dont even have to complain about bad loots, as I play for free. I should happy, shouldnt I ? Well, Im not. Here is why. ______________________________________________________________________________ MA fired most of their creative employees after the SEE incident. Noone is left to develop/finish stuff. If you havent realized that by now, stop reading and keep gam(bl)ing. Its better for this thread and better for my CLD income, believe me. Lets go : (why I keep mentioning SEE) _______________________________________________________________________________ SEE only payed the 1st of 6 installments a 1 million $. Then, because of swedish law, MA "got Calypso back" (wasnt easy and they still payed money to SEE afterwards) and sold Calypso to its own playerbase instead. (CLDs) SEE, there is even more to the story : In short : German guy "Hartmut Krebs", state secretary in the Department of Commerce and his chief financial officer "Jurgen Schroer", made some deals with Mr. Biallas about amateur versions of "Star Trek" and "Titanic" (1998), using amateur actors, going on world tour with this project. @_@ Biallas : "I can not held beeing responsible for the possible econmic risk" *tadaaa !* The "projects" failed fast and "Hartmut Krebs" and his friend had made a loss of 60 million Euros by then, and was taken to county court in Duesseldorf (2005) by his ex-employer, to pay a compensation of 8 million Euros, because they could have warned about such huge losses way earlier. Should someone have been aware here ? Maybe. Neverdie introduced SEE to MA back then and nearly got fired as well. Now hes becoming "The President of Virtual Reality" via a simple facebook vote. You think thats good for Entropia ? You think its a good advertisement ? I dont. Here is why. ________________________________________________________________________________________ If you followed this game closely, you already know its based on publictiy stunts only and never ever started real (mass) advertising. They dont need it and they cant handle 1 million users anyway. If you dont accept that, stop reading here. The days of "Treasure Island" are over. MA and their investors/shareholders make enough money of some dozen hardcore addicted gam(bl)ers. Thats how micropayments work. Screw the average 5$ depositors and go for the big ones, that play since 10 years or longer and have a steady phat wallet. MA does not need ads. But the game needs ads. 6 planets and a huge empty space require more then a dozen of hardcore addicts and some 5.000 active accounts. Because it will be nothing, but empty space. ________________________________________________________________________________________ You want a solution instead of complaining ? From me ? By buying a LA and show everyone how its done ? I play for free already. I made it. I just dislike the way this once fantastic MMO is beeing treated. And I say it clearly. I will never again put a single $ into this game, if MA keeps this slow and silent update policy with no communicatiion at all. I bet you realized this as well by now. But many of you ingore it or simply dont care, as you only go for more hunting, as you need more skills and better equipment, to be able to compete with the other phat wallets. As I said, nothing wrong with it, as I only gain from these people. But its a bit sad that the sci-fi aspect got lost and turned into this grinding festival with event after event after event. Which bring a lot of PEDs to my account. But PEDs alone arent everything to me in this a sci-fi universe. I made many many friends around the world since 2004 and alot of them still play, but are mostly inactive or idle, or some of those hardocre addicts. But hey, screw the alienated, immersive sci-fi environment with a excellent background story. I agree, it is not needed in this grinding festival anymore. Its sad, as it indeed once was an adult, immersive, alienated sci-fi MMO with a RPG factor on top of it. I admire your effort, new Monria team, very brave of you, but you will go nowhere with MindArk and wont make your money back, without drastic changes, that you will never be able to fulfill anyway. MA is your god from now on. Seen the "Petition to remove Explosive BPs" ? Why remove it ? Its good for my CLD income. Who cares for economy, bad loot and markup ? I dont, as I play for free. Screw this, I AM suddenly happy ! ;D If you you are happy with MAs current product, I can do nothing about it. But just because you like it, doesnt mean I got to accept it as well. It also doesnt mean I have to leave this game. Always a great attitude. "Go and leave if you dont like something". Dont SEE me as whiner, but as someone who is fed up of MA politics and views and tries to transport it out to the masses...the masses we will never have. ^^ I still love remnants of this MMO and sometimes still enjoy exploring, hunting and mining. Just for the giggles and because I dont have to pay for it. ________________________________________________________________________________________ SHAZAM! Out of nowhere the Stable arrives at Monria. You think the new owners "worked for it" ? You think Akoz & His Investorfriends werent able to "ask for a stable" on Monria in a timeframe of 2 years ? Do you know how many LAs Akoz alone owns ? How many "Hunt on my land and win prizes" things he did ? You think Akoz and his Team fell asleep hoping for Monria to be the holy cow ? By doing nothing ? If you really believe that, then you still need to learn. Maybe if anhithe initiates the sale of Monria one day... I wont go bezerk on MA here as it wont help the situation. But if you still dont understand what Im trying to achieve here, then only time will tell (you). ________________________________________________________________________________________ The communication died. The development died. If you call me a whiner for complaining about a half assed space attempt, compet beeing the money-making machine, empty towns, Promised Citizenship System, Land Plot System, waiting 3 years for taming to return, Hub Culture, Planet Employability, Empaticus, Next Island, SEE Virtual Worlds, Creature Control System, Battle Octagons, New Oxford, Oculus Rift support, The Egg (7 years), Mindbank, Cashcard, Gigantic Sports Stadium, Towns turning into shopcontainers only, Tower of Pandorra, bought 3D models that dont fit into this sci-fi world, cars from the 80s, boats and helicopters from GTA, MA giving their PPs a hard time, robot factory, the massive ads lie, GNN Brazil, MOL (money online), MA hyping bitcoin, the casino with Entropia Textures to lure in the hardcore addicts, Fishing System, Golf Course, Athena Spaceport Realistic Texture update, Beverages, Scanner nerfing, Axe1x0 nerfing, Shop Design competition, promised landing pads on the malls, NASA, ESA, New Promotion Video with a real actor, Space Pirates, Warren Buffet, refferal links, re-re-re-re-designs noone ever asked for, same clothes different names & cheaper price, returning bugs, glitches, the ingame companies, xfire, ingame voice chat by Ericsson, empty buildings with no use...just to name a few, then I dont know why you do it. If this all doesnt matter to you, because you prefer grinding the events or simply dont care for an indepth storyline, then fine. Be it that way. But dont tell me Im completely wrong. Maybe you are ? Ya, its all the past, but its happening again and again. If you dont understand that, it doesnt even make sense calling me a whiner that looks for his 5 minutes of facebook fame by bashing MA. Do you really think Monria reflects the Cthulhu Mythos ? What is it that sucks you deeply into believing it ? Id really like to hear about it. Or are you here to hunt, craft and mine only ? Where is the diversity of ores on planets ? Universe wide trading. Space missions anyone ? Im not omniscient, but Im not doing this for fun or because Im bored, or because I have issues in reallife or because I want to defend myself. I made my experiences inside and outside of Entropia, since 2004. And I post how I think and feel about it. I cant make everyone smile about my words, but that was never my intention anyway. Please forgive me my CLD bragging, but I have reached my goal. Beeing able to play for free. That I dont like the way this MMO gets treated, often gets misinterpreted by the people that SEE it as "negativity" that just was made up to scare away noobs and shed a bad light on Entropia. But remember, we dont need noobs. Those dozens hardcore addicted gam(bl)ers with phat wallets are enough. The new Monria team will make its own experience with MindArk and Ill be more then happy to SEE a great outcome, but I doubt it will happen. I dont know it of course but....good luck, you will need it. Thank you. p.s. Yes, there are still parts that are fun in this game and its hard to leave it behind. But imagining having to put in 250 Euro each weekend, as I did the past, because I also wanted to support this world, makes me shiver nowadays and will probably never happen again, as I dont SEE a reason to support this messy game right now.