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EntropiaTimes Magazine says Goodbye for now

Discussion in 'EntropiaTimes' started by Lykke, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Lykke

    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    EntropiaTimes Magazine
    says goodbye
    for now


    A year ago, I got the idea of creating an on-line magazine - EntropiaTimes.

    My vision was to make something that the community could use to show the 'real' world what it is they are engaged in, and be proud of. Something which would be informative featuring exclusive content - but also something that both planet partners and MindArk could use as extra advertisement.

    A team of great people came on-board very quickly - in the beginning the whole EP-Team - but in the last issues it has been mostly MindStar9, Peter and myself who were the driving force behind each issue.

    We had awesome team work, with her providing the exclusive interviews, articles and stories - and me coordinating and building it into the magazine layout and getting it printed and sent out. And whatever interview or text I made, MindStar9 brushed up using her purple power.

    I am proud of what we all accomplished - not only the awesome team at EP but also all the planet partners, MindArk and people from the community who contributed one way or another - and provided us with their stories, pictures and awesome art work.

    THANK YOU!

    Unfortunately there's a time for everything - and time is no longer with us to continue making the magazine.

    It has not been a secret, that the magazine was made based on our true love and passion for this universe. We haven't expected anything in return and in the very beginning, the magazine cost us far more to create, than what it brought in - today it barely breaks even - but that's not the point. The point is, that we sold a LOT of magazines and people enjoyed them while it lasted.

    With the recent update of MindStar9 leaving Entropia Universe, I know for sure, that Peter and I do not have the needed time to create the magazine ourselves and upholed the same quality every 3 months. We have so many other projects in real life, full time jobs, a house to constantly improve. It's just not doable. Sorry :(

    And for that reason we will have to say goodbye to our magazine EntropiaTimes for now. Whether it will be back at a point, when our life allows it, is hard to tell. Personally it was hard to take the decision because I really enjoyed creating it - but on the other hand it's better to stop now and be able to show 4 awesome magazines which are really good and show how colourful the universe really is, than to continue and end up making one not-that-good because it's too stressful.

    But let me take you back a year and ad a flashback of the 4 issues of EntropiaTimes, we published doing that time.

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    Click on the link and wait. It's the interactive issues, and they take a little to load.

    September 2010 - Themed Next Island
    Vehicles - how are we doing? By MindStar9
    Shades of Fashion - LeeLoo
    Meet J-Fry - Profile
    Adopt a Newbie Foundation
    Narfi - A real Entropian Pioneer - Profile
    Shades of Fashion - Summer
    David Post from Next Island - Exclusive interview
    Exclusive interview with Erik Reynolds and Katlean de Monchy - the Marketing Team of Next Island
    Interview with David Simmonds - MindArk - Exclusive interview
    The Calypso Rescue Team - a society spotlight
    Papercraft your own universe. Interview with Gustav Malasuerte Sagitta
    Nicoles Handbag - Weapon reviews
    Newbie perls and Delusion
    Swamp Camp - A newbie's Continued Journey

    December 2010 - Themed ROCKtropia
    City of Dreams - City focus from RT
    Daisy 'shoot'em all' Coldfinger - Profile
    John K. Bates from MindArk - Exclusive interview
    The quest for the Black Outfit
    Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs from ROCktropia - Exclusive interview by MindStar9
    ROCKtropian societies - article
    Ed Robles 3rd from Cyrene - Exclusive interview
    David Simmonds from MindArk - Exclusive Q/A about Planet Partners
    David Dobson's (Arkadia) guide to becoming a Planet Partner
    Lemmy's Crypt and Kevin Rudolf's Nose
    ROCKtropia New Arrivals
    Tony Twotoes Taglia - profile

    March 2011 - Themed Arkadia
    Cyrus Chen, Community Manager on Arkaida - Exclusive interview
    The Beauty and The Beast
    Arkadia - Anticipation Rises - storytelling by MindStar9
    EntropiaStar - Profile
    David Dobson, Arkadia Studios - Exclusive interview
    SEE Digital Studios - Exclusive interview
    David 'Deathifier' Storey - Exclusive interview
    Meg Stivison, Director of Social Media on Next Island
    Diary of a Planet Owner by David Post - Next Island
    The TAX Collectors - Society spotlight
    Celeste Harbour - City focus on Arkadia
    Liberation Fleet: Weapons trial (Arkadia)
    Focus on Event partners: Big Industries, ROCKtropia Event Committee, The VCC Rally Series and Omegaton Event Services
    On achievement - about achievements on Planet Calypso

    June 2011 - Themed Cyrene
    On the Horns of a Dilemma - story by Lykke
    Cyrene - Secrets and Covert Operations - storytelling by MindStar9
    Kristafer Altergott, Assistant Creative Director at Digital Scryers - Exclusive interview
    Tum and Tu - 2D & 3D leaders - Exclusive artwork
    Ed Robles 3rd, Creative Director of Planet Cyrene - Exclusive interview
    Sanctuary - Society spotlight
    World Buildings - Mr. Poi, Lead for the Cyrene Sandbox Team
    Cyrene Survival Guide
    Sven Segerstad, MindArk & Ed Robles 3rd about Sven Segerstad
    Arkadia - David Dobson's after launch reflections - Exclusive interview
    Harold Sipe, Producer/Planet Manager on Next Island - Exclusive interview

    And every time of course the awesome and fun Entropian horoscopes by Viagrafalls, drawn by Kalanen.

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    A special thank you to MindStar9 - our purple power, who has been an incredible help in every single magazine. Without you, sweetie, it would never have been this fantastic.

    Those of you who pre-paid the next issue in September will of course get your money back. You can choose to get it back through PayPal or in PED. I will contact you all - and you can then let me know.

    Again, a big thank you for being such an awesome community and for supporting EntropiaTimes.

    Lykke
    On the behalf of the EntropiaPlanets E-Team
     
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  2. TimUnleashed

    TimUnleashed Forum Official Pro Users

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    Lykke, Peter, MS9,

    It's a sad day, but I understand why you're doing this. You've made a valuable contribution to the community, I think. These magazines we already have are now collectors' items!

    Perhaps one day there will be a big enough impetus with enough support for EntropiaTimes to live and breathe once again. That will perhaps take further maturity of Entropia Universe. Fingers crossed it happens.

    Just as you were breaking even too! You poor things!
     
  3. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Sad to see it go :( Maybe someday you'll be able to bring it back.

    Best of luck to you guys!
     
  4. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Gonna be sorely missed. Great publications!
     
  5. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Shame to see it go. Hope it will be back. Best of luck to all involved and hopefully we'll see some of the proposed articles for the next edition instead on the frontpage of EP?
     
  6. David | Arkadia

    David | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Entropia Times will be missed. I want to say a big thank you to Lykke, Peter and Mindstar9 and everyone else who contributed to make such an awesome magazine for the community.

    I wish you all the very best in your endeavours and look forward that one day we'll see the return of the magazine.
     
  7. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Nothing good lasts forever:( , but I sure did enjoy the 4 editions of the EntropiaTimes brought out with fervour and passion by the E-Team for the past year. It has accompanied me before Planet Arkadia's launch and I have followed it closely after as well.

    It's true that one doesn't cherish until it is lost. EntropiaTimes is the epitome of EU's community and I'll definitely miss the future editions. I am keeping all my printed editions of the EntropiaTimes safely locked up in my locker. :eek:

    All the best guys! I am secretly hoping this won't be the last we see of the E-Team. :dark:

    P.S: We have shown the printed versions of ET to some of Arkadia's business associates like AsiaSoft and all of them were impressed by the work you guys have done. Kudos to all those who had been involved in EntropiaTimes - past, present and hopefully, future.
     
  8. Lykke

    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Thank you all for your nice comments. It is no secret, that I absolutely loved making the magazine and was/is very proud of it - and MindStar9 and I had a great team work where we ping-ponged and worked for hours until it was all perfect.

    But I am not only stopping the magazine because MindStar9 is quitting, but the announcement did give me the final kick into that decision for sure.

    If I made the magazine as a job it would be different, but I made it in my spare time next to a full time manager job, house keeping and other projects - and in WAY too many evenings and long weekends this last year it has been occupying my time and left my youngest alone in front of a tv because I needed to be done with 'something else'.

    It was very fun, but also very stressful and left me with a huge amount of guilty conscience. That is not how it should be - or at least, that's not how I want it to be.

    And Tim, we're not at all 'poor things'. It has been a great adventure and something we can carry in our life bag saying 'we can do this'.

    Again, who knows what the future brings ;)
     
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  9. DxBlueIce

    DxBlueIce Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    I loved it :(
    Idea: Release it only twice a year?! :)
     
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    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into this. We will surely miss your mag and also miss the balanced views of MS9 on the forums.
     
  11. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    This magazine will indeed be missed! It is a part of our EU culture now, I do hope in some way it can be revived again!

    Respect to Lykke and Tim
     
  12. Lykke

    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Thank you and thanks for your great support all the way!!

    And ... Tim who? :D
     
  13. Dragon Moon

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    Thanks for all the hard work you and the whole magazine team did! I'll miss reading it.
    But you're right, there's a real life out there...time to live it! ;)

    All my best wishes to you, Peter, MS9 and the whole team.
     
  14. MindStar9

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    Everyone can ready my response to this here. :)
     
  15. TimUnleashed

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    Woot! Free kudos FTW!
     
  16. Lykke

    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    lol haha!
    I suspect he means Tim Curry (Peter's avatar picture)... but I'm not sure :)
     
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    any copies left? i had no idea you actually printed it.

    fresco (The n00b)
     
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    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Yes, they got printed after orders. They cost 18 USD each - and we have a few left. Unfortunately not from the December issue, but only the September 10, March and June 11.

    :)
     

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