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Arkadia Review - Derids experience.

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Derid, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    So, tomorrow I am flying away from Arkadia to try another planet thanks to my great mentor and soc leader Serica! What I wanted to do is give a little review of my time on Arkadia, how I experienced it. Before someone gets upset etc you have to understand this is my opinion based on my experiences on Arkadia and no rant is intended.

    I must say that from day one on Arkadia I loved the scenery! When I did the newbie mission I walked the whole mission and loved seeing the areas and the feel of them! Also, managed to pickup some fruit and stone whilst enjoying the view and the awesome newbie mission! The scenery just fitted me really well to put it easy. The missions I only did about the newbie mission with the pod and the ones at the firebase. Was really fun and enjoyed doing them, specially the hover pod chain was amazing, big creds to the devs of Arkadia for that one.

    Hunting, I did most my hunting on puny mobs as them I can swunt to "secure" getting close to the 100% return. In total I spent about 100 PEDs in the hunting and the returns was okay I guess. Without TT I landed on 65% about and with MU close to 83%, luckily for me I swunted also and with the sweat I cam close to 90% return, not great, but quite okay. I did some hunting on the Osks also, about same return as the puny Caraboks.

    Mining, this was the horrible part. I spent 100 PED here also and the return on TT was about 50% and with MU I got up to 65%. This was a harsh hit and will take weeks of sweating back on Calypso to cover for this. I don't know what I did not wrong, but I switched places, stopped mining when runs was bad and so on. Just could not get any good hits, and with the rookie gear I dropped a lot of those probes, so covered big areas with a lot of probes. This sounds like whining now but have not had a big hit like this in Entropia before and will take some time to cover these losses that I have gained on Arkadia.

    The People, wow, the people. From day 1 on Arkadia I have only been met with kind words, tips and help. Multiple ppl looked me up even to see if I needed a hand etc, and I must say it was very nice and really appreciate the hands you guys stretched out to me. I do not know if the people knew me from the forum here, I know a couple did, but wow. This is how it is supposed to be. Big + to you guys on Arkadia, you really kept my morale up during the tough results! Only thing I can say bad about the population is the amount of them, but is of course expected. In my cranky mind its probably related to bad loots! [​IMG]

    Selling, as the amounts of mats I have is quite small it directly lead to a problem to sell them. Then the population on Arkadia is a bit smaller and its hard to find a buyer, specially when you are now on the planet like me. So for now I will about try to leave my stuff in storage and maybe if I do another run to Arkadia I will try to make the stacks bigger. Tho will have to make sure I have a buffer in PEDs till next time to cover the losses. (Mr Negative!)

    So again, thanks to all of you I have met on Arkadia and I do hope you guys and gals will strike it big, nobody will cheer more than me when I see your names show up in the HoF list, you deserve it!

    Derid over and out.

    PS. I know that the bad return has influenced me, but it is part of the play experience :)
     
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  2. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    Gah, saw not that there was a feedback part of the forum. Hopefully a mod can move it over.

    Sorry bout that.

    Derid
     
  3. Angel O2 Mercer

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    Well, sorry to hear it wasn't that good for you. Let's hope all the losses go straight into your loot pool, and some day you get a nice big and fat hof ;)

    Cya arround.
     
  4. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    Dont 02, Derid bounces back, just a bit cranky atm, but I will forget about it when I am back on Calypso sweating again and dreaming of the green fields of Arkadia! :) But I gained a lot from Arkadia in experience and avatar skills. So I am happy with the visit overall, and hope to come back some day better prepared to handle the challenges there.

    And you were part of the good ppl btw :) Thanks again :)

    Derid
     
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  5. KMax

    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Derid, great review, everything good or bad is probably good for the planet partners to hear as these are the comments they use to try to make the player experience better, especially here on Arkadia where David and Cyrus are very active readers of the forum.

    About bad loot returns, Planet Partners have no control of loot distribution, loot is controlled by MA itself on all planets so don't expect going to another planet to magically make loot better. Higher population planets look like they get tons more globals and hof's but they also have more people trying for them but on average your chances seem to be the same everywhere you go.

    The people on Arkadia is what makes Arkadia a great place along with the scenery. There seems to be alot more respect for one another on Arkadia then in other areas of the Universe. The people are one of the reasons I made Arkadia my home even after starting on Calypso.

    FYI: I think mining is horrible in general right now, I also dropped few hundred PED of probes on Arkadia using all ranges of finders unamped and was getting 40-50% returns without markup. But I also went to Rocktropia and Calypso and dropped few hundred in both planets also and my returns were about the same, so I think returns on mining are just bad right now in my opinion. As for hunting I usually never get good hunting returns but within the last month I have been doing pretty well so I'll be sticking to hunting for the time being until my returns start to dwindle down then try to go back and do some mining.

    Hope to see you back on Arkadia someday, I am currently on Calypso working on my Allophyl and Estophyl missions at Limnadian District stop by sometime if you extra time.

    Regards
     
  6. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Good over all review Derid.
    You are spot on about many things Arkadian. Its good you recognise the newness and the things not controlled by the Arkadian team have not put you off for a return at a later date. I will say for mining you must have had a bad day working as normally I can drop a probes just about anywhere and come up with something. There is alot of material in the ground. So much so I find its a problem as having 25 small stacks of material as opposed to 5 or 6 medium to large stacks on other plantes is a huge pain in the ass for ped management. Selling stuff is really hard atm. Even after being here mostly full time since its birth I have yet to come across a stable trader that was resonable with rates for buying. 95% of the people I have tried to deal with seem to be thinking that half or less current mark ups is fair market value for my time to find and cost to aquire the materials they desire. But all of that will change as time goes by and more people find out haw really well put together Arkadia is.

    Lastly you are correct with your assessment of the people here most are willing to help out anyway possible, but like all things video game we have the ocassional punk ass griefer with WoW snydrone pass thru thinking that etiquite is Ok. For the most part they are kept in check by the normal players.

    Look me up next time you pass thru and maybe I can help ya sort out the mining if thats what your profession is.
     
  7. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    I love the feel of Arkadia as I point out. Feels good in a way, and then I do love to explore and as I have only touched some parts of the planet there is much left to see. Tho, I am limited as I am a nub player I fight nub mobs and do nub mining, it will be like this for quite some while until I can build up a nice PED roll and be more sustained in EU. Lately I been drooling about space also, so trying to find a MS that need a gunner or quad pilot also, so plenty of black holes to put PEDs into :)

    But as you point out, sales is a tough cookie on Arkadia and we can only hope that people learn the prices more and the population increases some, that should solve it.

    Thanks for the offer mate! Real nice of you, but remember, I don't take handouts, pointers and tips tho, those I love! :)

    And about my professions, well, I don't have a set one if you say so. I enjoy all aspects, I know its not the ideal way to go, but Derid has never been smart like that :)

    Derid
     
  8. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    Heya! Thanks for a well written reply there.

    The review was just my way of sharing how a nub experiences Arkadia when first coming here. The main issue I think for Arkadia to reach out there is of course to increase the population, that would get the trading going and make more people stay as supply and demand starts going up and making the economy bigger as a whole.

    And aye, heard many have had rough times with the mining so I am sure I am not the only one and probably people who have had way poorer results than me. For me just I see it in the hours I need to sweat to recover from the loss, makes this nubs heart cry! :)

    Tho, Arkadia devs deserves the credit for their work on the planet and the people on the planet are superb, best community I seen in an online game for a long time. A$$hats do pop up all over, nothing you can do about them. Except I wish they would implement a better system of reporting harassers and similar, because it is a pain now. Even if you report a guy 10 times for 10 different things over 2 weeks, they are always there the next day. Probably nothing the devs of Arkadia can setup tho sadly, but something EU needs to adapt to. Need to become more in control of the racial slurs and things like that.

    But thanks again and good luck with your Allo and est missions!
     
  9. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Done :)

    It's mostly due to the fact that you aren't cycling enough. I've mined for almost a year now on Arkadia. I can consistently break even by cycling 1k PED per run, and using MU to cover the 10% losses that we are "supposed" to have when doing anything in Entropia. I suggest saving up and going for some long runs. It will average out your returns.

    Yep, Arkadia is a very friendly community. We all <3 each other :D
     
  10. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Arkadia will miss ya, Derid!

    Hope you decide to come back some day. :)
     
  11. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    Well, as I used the rookie gear the amounts of probes I dropped wad many, 3 probes per drop and you buy for 100 PEDs is, funny enough, 666 drops using both enmatter and ore. So amount of drop times I should be quite near your 1K runs?

    But will of course cycle more, but 100 PED is a lot of PEDs for a nub like me and will have to sweat 3 weeks to cover the loss once back on calypso, and I am expecting the loss to pile up even more on NI and RT :)

    I will be back, will try to do some more exploring tonight, get some TPs and just enjoy the views. Maybe get some stone and fruits during the walks also :) Thank you!

    Derid
     
  12. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    While your drops may be similar, your PED cycling isn't close, which is the difference. I hear ya though, it's tough finding that amount of PED to cycle.


    Good luck with your travels :)
     
  13. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    Thanks Larkin!

    I am sure I will be back, loved the place and hopefully they get some more of those awesome missions in also! :)

    Then I need to give props to you ppl here on the forums, was kind of hesitating for a sec of writing about it, as I was thinking that it might not be well deserved. But ppl taken it exactly as I wanted, so good stuff. Where you guys hid the trolls? :)

    Derid
     
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    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Trolls need to be fed or they die off. ;)

    Derid, generally if you write up a review with both good and bad and clarify your process and returns then it will be received on the forum pretty well. It's the people who just say the planet is crap and they lost everything without any details that get the negative responses. :)
     
  15. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    :) Good to hear!

    We keep the trolls locked up in basement :D Jk this forum is just more positive and encouraging from what I see.
     
  16. Derid

    Derid New Member

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    So you guys hiring a troll?

    Will work for PEDs!!!

    Tho, weak points in general trolling but strong sides consists of grumpy old man syndrome and sarcasm.
     

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