"VIrtual Tycoon" dissapeared from the Google Playstore

Discussion in 'General Entropia Universe Discussion' started by McCormick, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Oh I think I had it installed.... on this gen 1 android someone gave me... (I can see if I can dig it out) or was it called something else? This is the thing that allowed you to view your items and do crafting right?

    I used to have a really dull job and would sometimes craft at work.
  2. omg, planetcalypsoforum is down too...big answer ahead ? ;D
  3. How, if the forum is :locked:? :headscratch:
    Too lazy to check, if the MuppetShow is still running. :biggrin:

    Edit: And it's back atm.
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  4. w00t w00t


    I bet MindArk will still advertise the missing app in 2021 anyway.


    I managed to download :

    Virtual Tycoon_v1.0.2_apkpure.com.apk

    It let me login and aks for the security code of the entropia app...then I get a "Contacting Server"...just to SEE the login window again...which then says..."You are already logged in...try again in 1 minute"

    I can then use the app...browse my inventory and auction...look at my skills and stuff...and craft....

    Hmmmm, hmmmm.....
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  5. I wasnt aware, that many more deposit options got disabled (except for neteller, beeing disabled since ages) ?!

    disabled payment providers 10 2019.jpg
  6. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    yeh they've been gradually subtly announcing closures for a while now. I think possibly these were sometimes in the guise of "not presently working"? Can't honestly remember but wouldn't surprise me if an integration simply gets broken after a while if not maintained. And I doubt MA have the staff/expertise to maintain them, or simply might look at their use stats and conclude they are not worth continuing with.

    Interesting you got the apk. Can you share? I found that phone I mentioned above the other night, but didn't get round to attempting a charge/turn on yet.

    It might be easier to play with an apk.
  7. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I wonder what proportion of explosive projectiles are made using virtual tycoon... possibly the lack of TT buying for resources in the app limits it...
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  8. Nice, that you brought this one up.

    But ya, why not buy some 101% stuff from auction and craft it away !

    Remember, the mobile games market is the biggest market ever...now think of all those "bored" and "professional skilled" Entropians, sitting at Linzeys Coffeeshop...or waiting for the bus....just crafting some EP4...for fun...because they have to...
  9. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    yup... these are all good things for MA. Which makes it daft that it has gone from the market.
  10. Virtual Tycoon always had a bit of an odd and clunky implementation that kept me from using it often.
  11. It is now back on the store.

    Its still the 2013 version, so nothing has changed, except Mindark is back on the playstore, for unknown reasons.
  12. At this point I'm thinking for whatever reason Google Play must have suspended them, probably on the grounds of financial scams, and they cleared that up with them.
  13. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Ah yes... I SEE it is back.... might install again and go back to crafting carpet tiles on my lunch break XD
  14. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Just attempted to make it work... it seems like it might, I managed to log in and use my gold card then it said updating DB now I got contacting server...

    I'm not sure if it is broken at this point or my wifi problem is messing it up. I did notice news articles were in slo mo mode just before so maybe so...
  15. The constant "contacting server" message, is one of the features of this app !

    But yes, I can log in and use the app.

    Your goldcard still works ? I got told by various people it finally stopped working and they had to send their IDs to MindArk, to finally deactivate the goldcard...and switch to the "Entropia Pocket" app.
  16. Gold Card still works here as well, Mindark is great at following through on things.
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  17. Entropias facebook group is filling with people, who no longer can use their goldcard.
    So it is finally happening...1,5 years after the official announcement. Slow, but sure.

    "Sadly" MindArk asks for your reallife ID, to be able to disable the goldcard and switch to the 2FA app.

    Now, if there only wouldnt be so many fake/dual/triple accounts, with none or false adress data... sad, sad, sad.... ;D

    Actually, good job MindArk !
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