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Discussion in 'Greetings' started by FargIgorg, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. FargIgorg

    FargIgorg New Member

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    Good evening, folks. I've been itching to try out EU, and after reading a few forums here and there, I downloaded and popped myself out on Arkadia (thus my posting on the Arkadia forums...). Just wanted to introduce myself as a complete noob.

    I read a few things on sweating, and have been sweating for an hour or so (by myself). I'd like to do this for a while, but as I read in another thread here, there seems to be a limited market for sweat on Arkadia. That's fine with me, I'm just getting the hang of things anyway and will be for quite some time. The main question I want to ask is this: Should I have started out on Calypso as a complete and total new guy who has vague knowledge of EU, or am I cool on Arkadia? Keep in mind I have not deposited YET, but I certainly plan to if EU proves as entertaining as it seems.

    Thank you,

    F. Igorg


    p.s. I'm reading the stickies as fast as I can on the minimal amount of sleep I've gotten in the past days...go easy please =D
     
  2. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Hi Farg,

    Welcome to Arkadia and EU in general.

    I think Arkadia is fine for the really new players. You can sweat and gain skills from that, although it can be tough to sell. There are some very low level mobs for hunting and the TT weapons here are pretty darn good. Mining is a little tougher owing to the difficulty in getting enuff of one ore or ematter to sell. However from what I have read there are plans to change the distribution of mining loot geographically so there are more consistant returns from a given area.

    Check out the missions in any of the firebase acadamies. They give you some basic understanding of the ingame interface and concepts but there are also some really guides around which should be readily findable in the forum. In particular look for a guide written by Alice. I found it invaluable when I first started. I also understand that the forum managers have recently published some guides/help here in the forum.

    You should probably try to hook up with one of the Arkadia Advisors. Trawl the threads here to identify them and the consider PMing one of then to try and meet up in game to get them on your friend list. Can be very handy to have a few people you can ask questions of.

    Right now there is a lack of non-noobie low lvl mobs for you to progress to. However you wont need those straight away and I am hopeful that the August content release will fill some of those gaps.

    I don't want to take anything away from Calypso. They have a strong economy, and a good progression of mobs for hunting, while this is a young planet with a developing economy and relatively low player base. However I do believe the attidude here is more positive. There are plenty of people waiting on calypso to tell you how dire things are and quite a few waiting to take advantage of noobies. Here I believe people are more helpful and more focussed on having fun.

    So I would suggest giving it a try here. If you run into problems then ask for advice. And if you eventually decide arkadia is not working out for you, its only 20 - 30 ped to get a ride to calypso.

    Regards,
    KikkiJikki
     
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  3. FargIgorg

    FargIgorg New Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply and for the advice. I think I'll stick around for a while, get my feet wet. Currently I'm exploring a bit, headed over to the quarry area to plant myself for a bit before hitting the sack. Thanks again for the positive outlook; I'm enjoying my stay here already.
     
  4. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Here's my advice: as a new player, hang around Arkadia. You can sweat (and remember, sweating isn't just about getting sweat, it's skills and some loot too), get to know the game, meet people, explore. When you've got some experience and skills under your belt, then take a vacation to explore Calypso. Calypso is great for exploring, because it's so big and diverse, but most regions really are out of reach for noobs without a vehicle.

    Welcome to Arkadia!
     
  5. AttacKat

    AttacKat Active Member

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    Welcome,

    You will to get like this place as a noob, most of the players are very friendly and very helpful, as long as you dont beg. :p

    You will meet most of us advisers at the FBAs or the Quarry. When you are at the Quarry, join a sweat team whenever you can. Go solo only when there is no one around.

    Here is noob guide for Arkadia ... http://www.arkadiaforum.com/content.php?290-guides

    But have no fear, we are in constant communication with Arkadia's development team. Dave the CEO often logs on in game himself and chat with us. There will be two major patch releases coming in early Aug and sometime in Sept that will take care a lot of issues related to the planet being so new.

    jc
     
  6. Milena

    Milena Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Hi and welcome ;)
    As AttacKat says look out for the Adviser we will give you some information and knowledge about the game and how things work here,
    also we bring newcomer together to make sweatgroups and build new friendships :)
    Have fun here on Arkadia

    Milena
     
  7. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Good post there :)

    One thing I dont agree with tho, there is progression in the mobs even now even tho it's "just" up the maturity ladder of the same mobs usually but as he said you wont need that for a while anyway.
    And one thing about mobs learn maturity* of the mobs instead of the "levels" levels will just make you confused and not tell you anything real...(I could explain this in pm or in game if you like or anyone else)

    Also as said the August update or if it was September update will bring 4 new mobs(creatures)

    *Puny(only Carabok), Young(easiest), Mature, Old, Provider, Dominant, Alpha, Old Alpha, Prowler, Stalker(worst)
    +Oratan maturity's, but haven't learned those yet and they are out of your reach for quite a while too

    PS. welcome to Arkadia and EU
     
  8. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    Welcome Fang :)


    Feel free to give anyone of us advisers a shout ingame or here on the forum if you need any help or even just want to chat :)

    Hope you enjoy your stay on Arkadia and inside the Universe.
     
  9. Stagger

    Stagger Member

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    Another new EU player :D
    all you need to do now is ask your friend sister brother and your dog to create an account aswell

    enjoy your stay here!:)
     
  10. Lazz

    Lazz Active Member

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    Hi Farg :)
    Wellcome to EU :)
    Feel free to say hi or ask me anything if u meet me ingame, hope u have a good time good luck :)
     
  11. FargIgorg

    FargIgorg New Member

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    Thanks much, everyone. I'll be making my way a little closer to the quarry some time today not sure when I'll be home...). Hope to see some of you out there...
     
  12. isclay

    isclay Active Member

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    Hey Farg -

    Welcome to Arkadia. This is a neat place to be and is on the verge of some really cool stuff happening. :cool:

    For myself and The Arkadia Pioneers...we extend a hand in friendship to you. Feel free to chat any of us and we can offer some help in game. :whistle:

    All the Best,

    Isclay
     
  13. Kinnison

    Kinnison Active Member

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    One type of mob that's probably reasonably accessible to new players is the Oro; small ones are not that difficult to kill even with newbie equipment. There are spawns of them reasonably close to many of the firebases.

    In addition, there are missions available that involve killing specified numbers of them. The advantage of the missions is that completing them gives an essentially free skill increase. There will almost certainly be more, similar, missions soon involving various other mobs; there certainly are on Calypso.

    Another worthwhile mission is the one "visit the Archaeological Society HQ" mission, available from any firebase. This gives you the Celeste Harbor TP when you accept it; from there, if you don't already have it the Celeste Quarry TP is fairly easy to get. Celeste Harbor is a very good newbie area. Better IMHO than the equivalent place (Swamp Camp) on Calypso in fact, because it has a TP.
     
  14. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hi FargIgorg,

    Welcome to arkadiaforum and Planet Arkadia. Definitely get the Celeste Quarry teleporter as the area was added and meant for new players to sweat, hunt and learn the game together.

    Arkadia Advisers also gather there at different times of the day to help new players in answering their queries. Good luck in your adventures!
     
  15. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Welcome to Arkadia, Farg!

    Don't be afraid to get your feet wet, read the storyline on this forum (very good one), and explore explore explore. I'm certain some of us will meet up with you and help you experience other aspects besides sweating.

    Glad to have you planetside. :)
     
  16. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    Hi FargIgorg,
    I see you have recieved a warm welcome already, but I just wanted to say welcome as well :) From your original post you sound like just the kind of patient and thoughtful player we need more of in Entropia, you will do well with the attitude you have, and I commend you for it. Best of luck and see you at the Quarry.
     
  17. Atlan Leticron

    Atlan Leticron Active Member

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    Hello Farg and welcome to the diamond of the Entropia Universe, called Planet Arkadia.

    Let me clear a little misconception about sweating.
    It is not better on Calypso as some might think.
    I think it's is even better on Arkadia.

    On Caly, sweat is just as hard to sell as here, only the price on Caly is half of what it is on Ark.

    And feel free to add me when you see me.

    Regards,
    Ion
     
  18. New York Rose

    New York Rose Active Member

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    Welcome FargIgorg to EU!

    Jenny has right idea on mobs and info there,let me add there are mob maps also to help along (with teleporter maps) that will help you a great deal.I feel Halix will be great for sweating and hunting when you are a new player just to add to that.Also there are a couple societies that are on Arkadia and can help you along as well(Very nice people).

    Have fun and enjoy experience....:)
     
  19. FargIgorg

    FargIgorg New Member

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    With all of the help I've received here, it was inevitable...I just made a deposit and am on my way to complete some of the firebase missions. Thanks so much for making this an enjoyable beginning to what I hope will be a continuing blast! I'm in game now, will probably take a little while to get used to the chat/message system, but I intend to get a hold of at least a couple of you. Thanks again!
     
  20. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Hey FargIgorg! You will soon find out (if you haven't already) that Arkadia has the best community in Entropia! Many of us are happy to help the newcomers out with any questions you may have :)