ENTROPIA UNIVERSE VERSION UPDATE 8.9
Participant Content (PC)
Images and video can now be uploaded and displayed on Signs, Screens and Displays with (PC) after their name e.g. Xlite-S Sign (PC).
This first stage of Participant Content will add a new dimension to communication, advertising and social entertainment in the Entropia Universe. Invite your friends from around the world into the comfort of your apartment or house in the Entropia Universe to view your own videos and pictures. Why not produce artwork that can be sold in shops or at the auction? The possibilities are limitless.
A new PARTICIPANT CONTENT Icon has been added to the ACTION LIBRARY. For further information about fees, accepted formats and more, see the updated Advertising Guide.
Five exclusive banking licenses are now available for bidding at the public auction on Calypso. For complete details about the licenses, please read the Banking Licenses Info.
All shopping malls now have televators on each floor.
Retail price information (markup +TT, or % for stackables and limited items) is now included for items sold through a Shopkeeper.
The fee for making an item available through a Shopkeeper by setting its price has been removed. Deterioration of Shopkeepers when items are sold has been reduced considerably.
A 2.5% regressive markup tax has been introduced for all sales made through all Shopkeepers in the Entropia Universe. This tax is paid to the landowner.
The existing fixed tax of 2.5% paid by shop owners to landowners has also been made regressive.
Just like the auction, the regressive tax on the markup makes sure that as the markup value increases, the tax percentage decreases, ensuring that the total tax will never exceed 50 PED.
Extra information (markup +TT, or % for stackables) added to auction messages when an auction has been won, when a bid has been surpassed and when an item has expired without being sold.
Several new outposts have been created on Eudoria. Continued improvement to avatar body parts including fingernails for female avatars and better definition in the head, neck and shoulders area.
Lighting & Shading
Improvements have continued with the introduction of light and shading effects indoors. Things are looking better than ever.
Continued color coding of ACTION LIBRARY categories plus new icon designs.
Due to exploits in PvP combat, the 'Leader takes All' rule has been replaced with Looter takes All - the team member that loots a creature first always receives all items found. When looting another participant, the loot is given to the team member that inflicted the most damage.
We have adjusted how often low to mid-range creatures carry loot. However, as the loot size depends on how often the creatures carry loot, the overall loot has not changed.
New weapons shipments have arrived on Calypso. Volume II of the equipment blueprint has been added to the Technician.
A Condition Limit has been introduced for items. The Condition Limit, now included in the Item Info panel, is the lowest possible condition an item can have and still be operated.
Music & Sound
The inclusion of 10 new tracks brings the Entropia Universe play list to over 100 original soundtracks for your adventures on Calypso.
Different sounds have been added for the different refiners.
- A Gold Card advertisement has been included In-World in the first in a series of account security awareness campaigns.
- Old 'Project Entropia' signs removed from the new arrivals landing area in Port Atlantis.
- Sitting avatars that could run around have been corrected.
- The Default button in the Options panel now resets all settings to default, including the sound, music and gamma sliders.
- New canon towers added at Omegaton West Habitat.
- Numerous graphics bug fixes.
- Incorrect pet animations have been fixed.
- Laser sights and scopes can no longer be attached to MindForce chips.
- Several furniture items that could not be interacted with correctly have been fixed.
- Coloring system problems fixed.
- Footstep sounds when moving forward have been fixed and their volume adjusted.
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