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Arkadia vs Calypso

Discussion in 'New Player Discussions' started by luciphear, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. luciphear

    luciphear New Member

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    hi there,
    thinking of let calypso go and head for arkadia,
    im still a newb so i am wondering if theres space
    for us around lvl 10-15 aswell?
    anyone tried out to compare theese two planets
    and what should i consider before i go?
    all help are appreacated.

    cheers // henx
     
  2. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Hi Luciphear,

    There are multiple lvl10-lvl15 hunting options on Arkadia. As for planet comparisons, not sure what you mean exactly. If you plan to stay awhile, bring your often used tools, items, and place them in Arkadia storage.

    Have a safe space flight.
     
  3. AttacKat

    AttacKat Active Member

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    Here is a page that gives a good intro, no stats, however --> beastiary

    I myself a lvl 8/9 atm, and I am only using TT+1 weapons, and am still pretty much grinding oros. In recent experience with the Ostelok that was introduced recently, are easy kills as long as it is the youngs, but the others are much harder, and I even die if I try to attack an older one such as mature or something with 100+ HP.

    So there are plenty of mobs for you to pick from. :cool:

    jc
     
  4. endy

    endy Active Member Pro Users

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    There is some room for low levels here, much less than on Calypso though.

    If you are a hunter, you won't be able to sell skins with MU, they can only go to TT.

    If you are a miner and you use Rookie Finders, make sure you bring tons of them with you, as you won't be able to buy them here at trade terminal.

    All TT equipment here is (L), if you plan to use any (U) items buy them before you come here.

    Sweat: some people might buy a couple kk from you at 4-5 PED but it doesn't happen often.

    All in all, expect higher cost of play with the same loot, at low level maybe 5-7 mobs you can hunt, 1-2 quests you can complete.
     
  5. Stilton

    Stilton Member

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    I believe Jenny Ferr was buying skins, so perhaps no need to TT them, and the textures should be here soon, meaning that a fair number of the hides may actually then be in demand.

    Just worth bearing in mind.
     
  6. AttacKat

    AttacKat Active Member

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    There are a few people buying skins, gearing up their supply for textures. Dont disc the low mob skins so quickly as some are required material for skilling up.

    jc
     
  7. Chiffon Jaguar

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    You will indeed find a place here on Arkadia, there are a lot of people going back and forth, so don't treat it as such a big deal. I go back and forth and take players for free with me. :)

    I suggest stocking up on supplies if you can afford it, then arrange for a service to take you back to calypso so you can auction all of your resources for a good price. :) Ofcourse if you can afford not to TT anything. All in all, Arkadia is awesome! The atmosphere is amazing, it feels very next-gen as opposed to Rock-tropia or Calypso. Calypso is very nice and expansive, but Arkadia will grow in time. Calypso is by far the biggest planet and lots and lots of different mobs and mining locations, and not to forget the nostalgia! :)

    You will love Arkadia, especially on the artistic sense, the style and feel that it has is very cool and futuristic. Instead of Calypso's snobby pristine look. hehe Stupid auctions. -_-

    On a more economic note, I think it's the perfect place for low-mid level players. I'm level 21 laser sniper , and I'm still grinding oro's just for fun. I always seem to almost break even, and hunt for hours on just a cycle of 30 ped. It's consistent for me at least.

    Wish ya luck!
     
  8. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    No please :( Our auction is an essential part of our economy becoming stable. As a 'hobby' crafter, one who doesn't regularly buy big amounts of ores or hides or whatever from traders, but one who goes to the auction to buy whatever I don't have enough of to craft the things I want to at that particular time, the result of so many taking stuff to Calypso to sell or just tting it is pretty noticable. If you can afford to build up reasonable piles of things, please consider at least trying them on Arkadia auction first, true it may not sell, but then again it might? Smaller amounts as well, I know it's not economical to put up anything below a certain size stack, but there is no reason that I can see to only put up stacks of ores and mats that cost a buyer at least 200ped and up per shot.

    Just my 2pecs.
     
  9. Chiffon Jaguar

    Chiffon Jaguar Member

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    Ah yes, Lee, very true. I was only speaking from a new players point of view, how it would be interesting to them. But you're absolutely right, only I was referring to the items you can't get on Arkadia, the trip alone is a huge risk, and should be commendable and could be sold at a higher price on another planet. Especially Calypso.

    I understand the economy needs to be stronger here on Arkadia, I'm just saying interplanetary transport is flipping cool. :D
     
  10. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Please don't transport stackables through space. It only encourages the pirates.
     
  11. luciphear

    luciphear New Member

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    how about assets to equipments/armor n weps, are they harder to get on arkadia or much expensiver?
     
  12. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    It depends... Some things you can get in limited quantities... AL17's, for example, show up in limited quantities once in a while.. Sometimes you'll find a few LR32's... I'd prefer to use Arkadia weapons, myself, but the rarity of the mid-range versions creates a bit of a problem in that regard.
     
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    Mordrell Active Member Pro Users

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    The big difference between the two is that it is harder to sell mining and hunting loot then on Calypso, there is no Twin Peaks where you can quickly offload your stacks to traders. The trade off however is that you do get much higher mu for your goods and you learn to work directly with the crafters and effectiively cut the middle man out. I would however say that Arkadia is for the players that have a bit bigger float and for those that are much more independent.

    Another thing that some ppl love and others hate is that HOF's/Uber/Ath is much more rare on Arkadia then on Calypso. The loot is a little bit better spread around. The ATH chasers hate this while those that want good average returns (me) love this setup.

    Lastly Arkadia reminds me of the old PE in many ways, its a wild frontier waiting to be discovered. Throw some peds in the loot and you would think your back in 2003.

    All things considered I love Arkadia and I will never go back to Calypso if I can help it.

    PS. Cyrus if that doesn't get me a smugler gun on my next hunt I dont know what will ;)
     
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    South African's running wild on Arkadia... I love it and i agree, a smuggler would be awesome thanks ;)
     
  15. Bemo

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    What he said :)

    -Bemo-
     
  16. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    Tell me about it I dragged all my IRL friends thats ingame to Arkadia and they love it :)
    End of the month you guys should start seeing the other 2 thats mostly offline running around Arkadia and messing about Arkadia space more often :)

    Hirofox is already active most days around the quarry or other firebases hunting newbie mobs or sweating.
     
  17. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    Hope some of you guys remembered to bring the boerewors for the first Arkadian braai!! (sorry, I go away now and back on topic :D)
     
  18. Chiffon Jaguar

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    Arkadia is the best planet for lower levels atm, I suggest (if you already haven't) is to go! Immediately! The gameplay there will definitely be better than Calypso. Obviously nothing much will change, but the story is definitely better and more accustomed to actual gameplay. It's the perfect planet for the gamer scene. :)
     
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    Interesting read/perspective!
     
  20. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member Pro Users

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    Hi Luci,

    in my opinion Arkadia is very well suited for younger players or those that prefer to play low-cost. There's a wide assortment of mobs suiting all tiers, and they are usually placed in single-mob spawns, with wide empty areas between. This makes mining very interesting!

    The planet itself is just plain beautifully, a great landscape with very few obstacles - completely different to the situation on Calypso where you are blocked every other time, and need to walk huge detours. The setting is, in my humble opinion, far more like the old (pre CE) Calypso then the Calypso of today.

    You'll see less people compared to Calypso, but many of them are very nice, and there's ways more "community feeling" among us. We have an own Advisor system, a Rescue Team, even an Arkadian Star Fleet. You'll always find reliable help if in need.

    For gear, I'd think to bring a set of Shogun armor (or Ghost/ Knight). These are well suiting the local mobs. A M2100 (TT pistol) would be useful, too. Maybe vehicles, but these should be available here by now, too. Or soon.
    What else? Maybe one of the UL FAPs, FAP 50, 2350, 2600? They come handy sometimes ...

    Anything else is available on planet already.

    You should keep in mind that Arkadia is a developing planet. You'd be kind of a pioneer here. This can be a blessing or a curse, depends of your view.

    I hope this could help,

    have a good time!
     
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