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Theres a new kid in town...

Discussion in 'Planet Arkadia' started by Jod, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Jod

    Jod

    Some of you may have seen the announcements about a new edition to the Universe today and on further inspection some of you may recognise just who is behind it all but more about that shortly....

    First the planet itself...

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    Planet Arkadia

    From the website...
    Planet Arkadia is an exciting new planet centred around Treasure Hunting, but is also a place for players to interact with their friends and other players in teams and in societies. Hunt or mine, or become an entrepreneur and trader. Explore breathtaking scenery alone or with a friend and make important historical discoveries. Remain a freelancer and strike out alone, or complete missions to gain attributes, the choice is yours. Your name could go down in the history books!

    A Massively Multiplayer Online virtual world, Planet Arkadia is set within the Entropia Universe. It is free to play, non-subscription Sci-Fi MMORPG with a Real Cash Economy pegged to the US dollar, ensuring the stability and value of the in world economy. Security is also catered for, with your personalised Gold Card system which provides a unique 6 digit code every time you log in.

    Planet Arkadia provides a secure entertainment platform that combines various forms of gaming for an incredible result that will transform your game playing experience.


    You can read the 3 stages of the back story here...
    Toans Exile

    Diary of Milton Lee

    Finding Sundari


    You'll have to agree this really sets up the mood for an interesting story line.

    The Main Team
    This is the part I alluded to earlier...The CEO of Arkadia Studios and the man behind the dream of Planet Arkadia is someone who may be known to many of us,Especially those in the Australian community.
    His name is David Dobson but maybe be better known to many of us as Dave Ozi Epsolon.
    I remember talking with Ozi some time ago about the possibilities that EU offered and I can certainly tell then it was something that inspired him and he had just the type of mind to expand and make the most of it given the right avenue.He of course had his misgivings about some of the decisions MA was making and some of the opportunities they had appeared to be missing at the time so you know what they say "If you want something done right you had better do it yourself" and thats exactly what he seems to have done.I think moving himself and his newly pregnant wife-whom most of us will know as "Missa"-from Australia to Singapore is testament to the commitment he has in the success of this project.(also congrats to you both for baby James.)

    He has assembled a first class team in bringing on board concept artist Feng Zhu of Feng Zhu Design who brings with him an impressive background of movies and games he has worked on such as Transformers,Star Wars,Gears of War,Command and Conquer just to name a few.
    His studio boasts an amazing list of clients with the likes of Lucas Film,Disney,Warner Brothers,Marvel Comics,Ubisoft,Electronic Arts,Sony Games,WACOM,Microsoft etc.
    So he certainly has the experience and vision it takes to create an awe inspiring world that can make the most of the Cry2 engine.



    Cyrus Chen will be Planet Arkadia's Community Manager.
    My guess is he'll be the man to give us the teasers and keep us informed of how things are going-be kind to him guys.
    I'm sure he will soon realise just how hungry and passionate the Entropia community is for new and exciting things.



    A tentative release date is expected during the first half 2011 and of course I'm sure Cyrus will keep us all as informed as he can as to how things are progressing although no matter how much he tells us it wont be enough as we tend to be a hungry bunch when it comes to exciting news like this.When the information starts to arrive it will of course be added to the EntropiaPlanets Wiki for Arkadia.

    So as you can see there is a passionate and experienced team working hard to bring us what I expect to be one of the premier destinations in our Universe so show them your support by joining up to the newsletter on their website Planet Arkadia and also to the forums here or if your on Facebook throw them a "like" here .
    And remember.....He's one of us so he knows what we want.

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    So best of Luck Ozi to you and the team and may all your visions come to fruition....soon.


    UPDATES

    • Added link to interview with CEO Dave "Ozi" Dobson Here
    • Added video of FZD's graduating class of 2010
    • Added a teaser of one of the weapons to be found on Arkadia as posted on Facebook
    • Added link to press release-David "Deathifier" Storey comes on Board as in investor-Full press release can be found on the Arkadia Forums here.
    • Added link to interview with Alex Chapman-Clements,Lead writer for the Arkadia front line news,what we've come to know as the 'back story'.
    • Added second weapon sneak peek.
    • Installment 10 of the Arkadia back story added-The Hunted
    • Herman ASI BLP Series images added-As posted Here
    • Herman ASI BLP Series Test Sequence added-As posted Here
    • Sneak peek of the MAKO FAL-1 added-as posted Here.
    • test sequence added.
    • Added video of the
    • Installment 18 of the Arkadia back story added-Swamped
    • Herman ARK 40 Arctic test sequence video can be found HERE
    • Installment 21 of the Arkadia back story added-Reconnected
    • Installment 22 of the Arkadia back story added-Extraction
    • Installment 23 of the Arkadia back story has been added-Moonshine
    • Installment 24 of the Arkadia back story added-Refuelled
    • Installment 26 (Final Installment) of the Arkadia back story added-The Final Stand
    • Announcement of various Alienware products avaliable to be looted on Planet Arkadia launch.See Facebook page or Arkadia Forum for details.
    • Planet Arkadia launch date announced-24th May 2011
    • Added new screenshots and Video test sequence of the
    • Added screenshots of Arkadia Firebase as posted on Facebook.
     
  2. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

  3. Jod

    Jod

    my bad,I'll add it now ;)
     
  4. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Thanks Jod, but Ozi announced this himself in his own thread about 7 or 8 hours earlier. ;)
     
  5. Jod

    Jod

    Yeah so I noticed soon after :o

    As Ozi asked me to spread the word I made this post for my soc forum so I figured I'd post it here also.
    Plus I wanted to add just a little bit more to it then just the press release and also bring a little more of the information and background directly to the forum.

    All press is good press at this stage of the game :biggrin:
     
  6. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    That's concept art of some serious weaponry. Wonder if we're going to be fighting people using it or it's for us to use. Wonder what the guns we carry will be like ? Maybe new type of guns , who knows...
     
  7. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    Hi Jod :wave:

    Tyvm for taking the time to post this!

    Usually you can rely on the E-Team (EntropiaPlanets Staff).

    So in this case within a couple of hours after Ozi's post:

    - Lykke added a link to Planet Arkadia to Links Widget on the EP frontpage

    - George secured an interview with Ozi

    - admin created a dedicated Planet Arkadia forum section

    - RAZER created an icon for the forum and a banner to be placed in forum profiles of Arkadia 'staff':
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    - RAZER and Tass created a wiki with all the info: Planet Arkadia

    (forgot anything :headscratch: )

    Looking forward to Arkadia! :)
     
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  8. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Yup, you're right ... all press is good, and thanks for taking the time to add the extra stuff, it's appreciated. :thumbup:

    I just didn't know if you had seen the other thread or not. ;)
     
  9. EwoK

    EwoK Southern Fortress Engineering

    Very pretty and damn good work people. It's really a buzz to be associated with such talent even from afar.

    Nice work on those profile icons Razer! very nice indeed

    EDIT: Well will you look at that!?!? i got a nice shiny new Profile Icon! *does a jig*
     
  10. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Yes indeed ... the E-Team is on top of things, and even amazes me at the speed they travel this universe to make the experience better for our fellow Entropians. We've been doing this for a while, but suffice it to say ... we're just getting started. ;)

    Oh, and ... we are still looking for contributing Media Team members. Please contact me by PM if interested. :)
     
  11. Jod

    Jod

  12. this is quite amazing
     
  13. Jod

    Jod

    Update....


    Added link to GeorgeSkywalker's Interview with CEO Dave "Ozi" Dobson found here to the OP.
     
  14. Jod

    Jod

    This is actually a video showing the work of the Graduating class from FZD (Feng Zhu Design school)
    The man behind this school is the same man behind the theme development concepts for Arkadia.

    You may also recognise a few parts from the sneak peeks we've already been shown :)



    What can you say but these guys are good!!
     
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  15. Jod

    Jod

  16. Thank you Jod for helping with the update. Hee...
     
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  17. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!

    oh wow. had to see that video 5 times!!! How cool it is!
     
  18. Jod

    Jod

    The 6th installment of the back story has been released...

    Rolling The Dice
     
  19. EwoK

    EwoK Southern Fortress Engineering

  20. Jod

    Jod

    Thanks again mate,Added to the OP.:thumbup:
     

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