Roadmap 2018 - Detour to the stars ? This is for historic reasons and to show a bit about how MindArk is working : Instead of pointing you towards the mess of my blog and talking about dozens of lies and fails that are so old, that noone will remember them anymore, I decided to pick out the "most precious & recent" ones and combined em to one long and powerfull, emtpy list, that will initiate the end of 2017 : Yes, I have better things to do, but as a part of this community...seeing noone else doing such "lists"...I felt responsible. I dont expect any of these things to recieve any update in 2018...but ofc, you never know. Enjoy ;) Taming Stage 2 Promised and postponed since 2005...its now 2018...no news of rideable mobs, or additional "tricks"...combat support etc. Creature Battle Octagons Set for late 2014...it is now 2018 Compet Meant to be as rival pokemon app, especially designed for the mobile market, this game bobs up and down since its start in early 2016. After 2 years of "we are working hard on it" (keep in mind they hired an external team), this game never seemed to leave beta state and never gathered a huge community around itself. With the recent (2017) announcement of "Now we are planing to advertise it", this game died, before it ever went live. No mentionable gameplay/design updates ever happened. Compet Deed Payout Deeds available since 2014...1st promised payout, dec 2016...but it is now 2018...no payouts recieved CLD Land Plots Promised in early 2015...people pumped several tenthousands of US Dollars into this "new system"...MA promising gigantic towns and various buildings that actually have a meaning...but all you can do 3 years later, is growing some plants...no more news about it...and again its 2018 The promsied ingame companies Ever heard of "Sphere Ordnance", "Redyne", "Castor Meele Systems", "Ashley & Perin", "Chikara", "Genesis Star" or "Omegaton" ? These are the ingame companies since 2001. Mindark always announced big plans about them...what we got was a "Genesis Star Headquarter" in Twin Peaks in 2009. For a single Mining Event, with an NPC inside. The building then dissapeared. Also there was a nice RDI building in Port Atlantis...RDI, you know... Next Island (lol) It died in 2012 and became Calypsos Outpost...ya, right...in october 2016 David Post (original owner) and the society "Big industries" joined forces...announcing the revival of "Next Island", by advertising very old screenshots as "new updates"...even announcing a mobile game of it... just to become silent...and again it is 2018. Gigantic Space update with Missions : it never happened, but got announced again, now and then Partner Buildings at Athena Spaceport Announced as new partner program in 2015 (with jobs and education and bitcoins and stuff), these comapnies never ever entered Entropia and the buildings are still empty...no news...and its 2018 by now Oculus Rift In early 2015, MA announced full support of it...not a word about it ever again...it is now 2018 MindBank and CashCard : Cashcards first appearance was in 2006...it got canceled right after the 1st participants recieved it. Mindbank was about to go live in 2009...but MA failed to secure the required fundings. In 2015 David Simmonds started talking about MindBank plans again...no news since then...and its 2018. Asteroid mining and tradeable mining claims Such announcements are as old as Entropia itself...it got announced several times...but never happened... The new promised cinematique trailer, with a professional female actor Got announced now and then...since 2007...in 2013 Team Arkadia released a..well...not so professional trailer...without any reallife actors and decent voice acting. This was meant to be the new promised cinematique trailer... The smartphone app "Virtual Tycoon" "Help Craft The Future Of Entropia Universe With Your Android Mobile Device" Announced and released in late 2012, it recieved its last update in mid 2013, while some screamed for updates and begged for new features...we reached 2018 by now, without any new announcements about it. Online campaigns and advertising aka. marketing Announced and promised as "big news" everytime since 2009...we never got anything else but some mini banners, that still pop up here and there on rare ocassions... The promised fishing system Announced as "its ready" in mid 2012...Kim Timkrans posted in may 2013 "It only existed on paper...no (more) ETA" The facebook emmissary program Started with great announcements (unlock stuff and win great items by answering questions) in 2012...it got shut down in the very same year and wasnt working correctly anway. The Entropia 3D casino, that had absolutely nothing to do with Entropia ;) Went live as standard 2D slot machine site in 2015. You could unlock and win prizes, like cars and clothes from Entropia, to play inside a planned 3D world of...Entropia ...which wasnt really Entropia. Got it ? Anway, it never got beyond 2D standard fancy slot machines...and shut down 1 year later, in 2016. While the idea of a ingame casino is as old as Entropia itself (fitting Animations and textures could be found in the old clients), this one got set up by "an external"...partner...and ofc, MA had nothing to with a 3D Entropia casino. ;) The president of Virtual Reality Because of a faked and fucked up voting process, John Jacobs aka. Neverdie became our president...as noone else wanted to pay the 1000$ fee to participate. Neverdie wanted to introduce teleportation fees...MindArk said no...Neverdie resigned from office...after doing nothing, but introducing his own houses of parliamnet...blaaaahhhhhhhh Neverdie then introduced his first crypto (scam) ICO...together with an announcement of a giant teleporter, which should have been announced on the Mobile World Congress in Brazil...it never got announced..no more news...and his ICO failed...so MindArk tried...with The MindArk Blockchain Project Announced in dec. 2017...lets wait and SEE SoOooOoooOo, these are just some of the more recent&precious ones and I wont mention bugs and lost details here. Still, quite a long one, eh ? ;) Which reminds me, that the shop decoration competition from 2009 is still running and noone ever recieved a price after spending up to 3000$ on...decorating their shops... Happy New Year !