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Entropia News: Toulan and Monria - A New Beginning

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    Toulan and Monria | A New Beginning

    It is with great pleasure that we can announce a new and exciting partnership between Monria and Planet Toulan. We are delighted with our new beginning, and henceforth Virtualsense will be responsible for all Development Operations, Marketing and Community Management of both Planet Toulan and Monria.

    The Background

    We’ve been friends for quite some time now having lengthy discussions about Entropia and gaming, emerging technologies and how to improve the environments for our respective communities. Over these long talks we have grown our friendship into an alliance, and have come to a mutual respect for each other's strengths and where they lie. It was during these chats that our focus turned toward exploring ways we could work together for the benefit of both Monria and Toulan.

    Since inception, Virtualsense has been created as a business within the Entropia Universe with the goal to add value to the virtual world, create communities, engaging content, storylines and gameplay, and now this dream has become a reality.

    Throughout this journey Mindark has been very supportive and positive about ideas that can add value to the Entropia Universe. Since our experience of managing and marketing Monria in partnership with Mindark has been so positive it has only fuelled our desire to make a greater contribution to the Entropia ecosystem.

    Toulan’s Team has put great effort into the beauty of the planet and has been extremely impressed by what the Virtualsense team have been able to achieve with Monria. With more development autonomy we have every confidence that the right team is in place to build a bright future for both Toulan and Monria.

    What this means for Planet Toulan

    • All future development will be undertaken by Virtualsense.
    • Virtualsense will be responsible for all Marketing and Promotion of Planet Toulan.
    • The Virtualsense Team will Manage the Planet Toulan Community including all future events.
    What this means for Monria

    • Monria will continue to be developed, marketed and managed as it is today.
    • We have a greater capacity to develop and will bring even more content to Monria!
    Future Plans

    We have already started work on future content but we need to be very careful in how we go forward with our development. We don’t want to make promises that we cannot keep. It is evident on Monria that Virtualsense takes things at a steady yet achievable pace. We now have more control over this pace than we have ever had before but we will continue to proceed with purpose whilst prioritizing the content we feel will have the most benefit to our communities.

    We would like to share the areas we are focussing on, and our vision of the future possibilities in this new age.

    • The shops and apartments on Planet Toulan will be released and attainable through in-game activity.
    • Monria will be expanded and new content added over time.
    • We will focus on introducing more uses for Planet Toulan resources.
    • We want to continue working with the community to support the growth of both locations through community initiatives.
    • Cross location events/missions are something that we would like to make possible at some point.
    • We intend to connect the lore between Monria and Toulan, through storyline and missions whilst maintaining their own identities.
    • We will apply our learnings from Monria to Toulan and grow the community through new player acquisition.
    • We will continue to support the Monria Flight Programme managed by Anny Thundergirl and wish to extend the benefit to future Toulan Borns and Toulan estate owners at the appropriate time.
    • For each VU we will be concentrating on resolving existing and new bugs in as timely a manner as possible.
    • We will focus on player content to serve gameplay with a purpose and utilise the platform systems to that end.

    Virtualsense is currently going through a transition and handover period so that we’re fully operational but we wanted to share this information with the community as early as possible. The team at Mindark is fully supporting us to make this transition as smooth as possible.

    Some of the current efforts underway are:

    • Construction of a new Virtualsense website for the purpose of marketing both Monria and Toulan.
    • Preparation of a migration of the Toulan and Monria forums to a single forum shared by both communities.
    • Development of concepts/roadmaps for both Monria and Toulan.
    • Research of Planet Toulan including Lore, missions, content and reported bugs.
    • A renewed focus on the utility and purpose of loot on Toulan.
    • Review of all community initiatives and events.
    Final Words

    We would like to thank the loyal and positive supporters from both communities. Although we have a lot of work to do we are really excited about the potential for the years ahead and look forward to the continued growth of both Toulan and Monria.

    The primary goal of Virtualsense has always been to make a positive contribution to the Entropia Universe and to bring more players to our community. We will continue to work hard toward this goal into the future.

    On a final note, we have always worked very closely with the team at Mindark and none of this would have been possible without their guidance. Over the years we have built relationships with some really good people who share the same goals and passion as we do.

    Thank you for all you have done to support us.

    Here's to a New Beginning!

  2. When the jordanian game studio failed to create the largest arabian mmorpg mythology...only MS9 can help...this show is priceless. :'D

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  3. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    That was long... I smell MS9 authorship. So... connected stories... HP Lovecraft meets Arabian Nights o_0... certainly an original one. I'll get the popcorn in this might (slowly) get "interesting".

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    So basicly, Mindark takes over another failed, quote Planet Partner unquote.
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  5. Yeah they will rename the game, Project Universe.
    A Universe where all partners left bored to be ripped off by the tyrannic & dishonnest platform owner.

    In the swedish tradition of hypocrits, thieves & cheaters.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2020
  6. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    They should just create a black hole in the universe that swallows up any failed planets. Within no time, we'd be back at Project Entropia.
  7. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    More like Monria takes over Toulan
  8. Monria isnt even a planet partner...and has absolutely no "planet partner" control.
    Even that "planet partner" control is somewhat limited to...close to useless.
    MA always takes over !

    Monria hasnt developed at all since its takeover in 2015, except for the selfish forum skirmish and St. Patricks Day "walk in circle events".
    Its a mini-community, pretending to be perfectly happy and thats what they are proud of. Fuck $.

    Hooray, if that is enough for some to drown their money into it.

    "Out of nowhere" this irish monria guy "takes over" Toulan, pretending develop & manage just another failed sandbox ?
    Right...of course...

    Monria got purchased for 150.000$ by the highrollers "Akoz and his investor friends" in April 2013.
    Monria got sold for 94.000$ to the irish guy in april 2015, as it wasnt generating income. Get the hint ?

    Planet Toulan started in Feb 2014 :


    Toulan already had serious financial problems in 2015...biggest arabian MMO my a$$...bullshit...or did MA just scam some jordanians ? ;)
    Just some $ getting exchanged again ?


    Why didnt Toulan got taken over/sold earlier ? Why did it bop up and down for another 5 years ?
    Without any further development ? Ahhhh the contracts, right ?
    Ya, put your trust into Sweden Haircare !

    "Out of nowhere" team monria decides to take over a jordanian game project...knowing it failed dramatically...to combine an arabian nights planet with a never wanted Cthulu scenario on Monria, calling it a new beginning ?! Haha...
    Beeing confident it will...oh fuck me....I want to believe...

    If you (not you in particular George ;D) cant SEE what is going on here...be it that way...
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  9. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    That's why its a partnership, my understanding is Eugenio Anhithe Wilde is in the driving seat & Beladcom studios being under his control now. Beladcom will do the developing under Eugenio's directions. simplez :)
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 2
  10. monria no pain.

    Monria doesnt generate any income.
    Toulan doesnt generate any income.

    Monria did not recieve any content updates.
    Toulan did not recieve any content updates.

    Team Toulan extremely impressed by Team Monria...ya, LOL, makes sense. Virtual sense...

    But sure, everything will be awesome now, as "everybody" wants to travel to Toulan now...because its awesome now...

    Something is still missing here in the big picture...


    I'll be back...
  11. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    I'm also confused. Monria might have built up a small community with their events and Monria-provided space flights, but I have a hard time imagining that it's economically viable. I'm guessing Toulan isn't either, and this move is hoping that joint events might bring in a bit more income.

    However, extra activity means people want to get compensated for their time, too, which I imagine would cost more than whatever is brought in.

    Owning a planet within Entropia Universe simply isn't commercially (or otherwise) attractive. If it was, planets would be thriving, their teams would be growing, and MA would be churning out press releases singing the praise of these planets. There's none of that. I actually doubt even Calypso is turning a profit, considering all the dead wood in MA's employee count.

    Queue Messi to lecture me that I just don't understand the game, and that it's a massive success, within nothing but growth ahead.
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  12. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Well.... in terms of Calypso and profit... surely this could be established (or not) from the annual financial reports? Even them being in swedish shouldn't present a barrier to understanding these days.

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