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New player..couple of questions please

Discussion in 'Greetings' started by darcek, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Unearth

    Unearth Member

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    Hello and welcome in the first place, I'll go for the ones you didn't get an anwer jet:

    10.) Mostly all items are better sold to other players then TT. Becose: TT is the minimum amount you get from that item. Let's say:
    I have a Oro hide worth 0,72 PED. I can sell to others for 1 ped (ALL NUMBERS ARE JUST RANDOM ONES) and can profiv 0,28 PED. That's called MU (Mark Up). So in short, try to sell as much as you can to other players, this is what will help you survive in EU.

    11.) I would suggest you an Omegaton A101 (if you're on laser profession). It's an amplifier. It adds damage and eco to your guns. Some Mark.2a Armor platings will help you on bigger mobs and maybe some unlimited FAP for emergency healing (FAP-90 maybe).


    13.) BLP and Laser: Many topics have been written about this. Laser (usually) more eco bit higher damage and lower reload (that means: when you got to for example do an emergency heal you got to wait till the reload finish, and you can be dead by that time. BLP (usually) are worst eco but higher reload. Just the opposite (but there are many more pro and con about this... you should cheak: THIS!. <--- CLICK

    14.) No, if you travel you don't loose nothing. But keep in mind, space is lootable pvp area witch means: You can loose all you stuckables in inventory (ammo, hides, paints...) but nothing more then that.

    And now for the part you allready know:

    1.) You should master up ALL weapons on the TT and then see what fits you better.

    3.) This question would be better solved in game, when you can look at your interface. Well, down in the chat area, be sure that all your "chats" are enabled, then to get a global, you must kill a creature (if hunting) that has more then 50 ped TT in it. Then you'll get something like THIS!. <--- CLICK

    That's about it, good luck, hope it helps and if you want we can meet ingame and talk about any thing you want to know.
    Peace ^^
     
  2. darcek

    darcek Member

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    Thanks for all your help man...no. 10 you misunderstood me..didnt ask if TTing is better or selling to people..I was looking for an optimal area..where most folks hang in so I can sell faster items I got,also number 3..i know about global announcement,when people get items above 50 PEDS..im talking about GLOBAL CHAT..where you can speak like you do Locally ,but ALL the planet areas can hear you.I think this is a channel..just dont know if it really exist(cause havnt seen other player made channels) and if it does how to connect to it.
     
  3. Unearth

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    Oooops, sorry abut that :)
    So, optimal area - got no idea as I just started my living in Arkaida aswell, so can't really help you out with this one (maybe Senctuary Cove and Celeste Harbor are the most populated, try your luck there, I'm trying there :) )

    For the global chat: Nope. There is no global chat for interplanetary or for the whole planet. They are all working in some ranges.

    Peace.
     
  4. darcek

    darcek Member

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    Thanks again...
    Since ive been trying to sell sweat for couple of days and no one cares..(so some Advisors doing noobs favors by buying their sweat cargo...) plus events are only on Calypso..as a new player I think Calipso might be better option for me at the moment..

    Not that ill stop depositing..but I want to know other revunes of Ped achivment are available to me ..other then deposits.
    When ill be comftarble with my toon advancment i might go back and explore more of Ark.
     
  5. Unearth

    Unearth Member

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    15.) Enhancers can be crafted or bought from auction or other players. Some enhancers add extra dps (damage/second), some add eco, some add depth (in mining) so range ... and so on..

    On your level I wouldn't raccomend to use any enhancers (well, maybe damage on weapons if you feel you need some extra dps but you don't have skills for higher gun). But on armor NO for sure, they are expensive. Some unlimited plates (like mark.2A) should work just great.
    The empty ones can be bought (hope I'm no wrong) from the TT or Technician and are used when crafting enhancers itself. You don't need it if not for crafting.

    Peace.
     
  6. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Dont go to calypso expecting to be able to sell sweat, you will most likely end up giving it away instead.(2-2.5ped/k is giving it away)

    And you could walk for stones too which is free and will get you some ped when sold but again dont expect to sell it in a day or two if you want a fair and good price...
     
  7. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Qualifying Unearth's answer to 10 - Stackables can be looted in space but that does NOT include ammo, welding wire, enhancers.

    Re sweat sales and Calypso - personally I think the real value in sweating is not the sale of the end product but the skills you gain and chance to interact with other players. If you go to Caly you might be able to sell for 2 ped per k but how many hours did you put into getting that 1k sweat? If you are only worried about the peds its a better use of your time to deposit 10$ for almost 100 ped.

    And events - well there are events for new players but most events are really targeting people with peds to spend in decay or ammo etc. So I'm not convinced that is a good reason to go to Caly either. What Caly does have is a good range of mobs, more buyers for your loot and missions that you can do.
     
  8. darcek

    darcek Member

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    I'm not looking for an EASY or free rides..Im not traveling to Calypso because there my sweat will sell quicker..if that was the only consideration i probebly would stay..
    I appreciated grinding and effort people put in mmos.
    But starting out in a new planet..because I didn't know the difference when I started..
    where the Community is much smaller..also lowers my chances to trade ANYTHING,meet new friends..etc..
    As i said i might be wrong..in that case ill happily pay again for a trip back to Ark,its my peds im spending here in the end ;p

    Im not saying Calypso is better then Ark... :surrender:
    I really have no idea as a new player...ive just asked around..checked the forums and all points out that if your new you better of starting in Calypso where more people are and Economy is much more active.

    And again Kikki said some very right stuff:

    "personally I think the real value in sweating is not the sale of the end product but the skills you gain" Thats exactly why I do sweating not for the peds...and ive already deposited and will again..I see it as an investment for the future..thou knowing that you can also get a few more PEDS to buy new ammo or mining tools gives more incentives to grind further.. ;)
    "What Caly does have is a good range of mobs, more buyers for your loot and missions that you can do."<<thats about sums it up why i think at the moment Calypso is the better choice for me today.
     
  9. Hideo

    Hideo Active Member

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    not quite true.:cool:

    soc channel is interplanetary and global. thus join a society and you can chat with your pals all over the universe.

    regards
     
  10. Unearth

    Unearth Member

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    Ok, but I don't think he ment a chat like soc. chat.
    But I agree, saying that there's no way was a mistake.

    Peace.
     
  11. aj502

    aj502 Active Member Pro Users

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    I completely disagree with getting, as in buying, an a101 UNLESS you are planning on using an Opalo or similar (4-6min damage maxxed) laser weapon forever and not move up.
    The markup is absolutely idiotic to pay for +3 damage.

    Use the same amount of ped, split it in 1/2 and buy ShearXR40s (L) WHEN NEEDED and use the rest for ammo.
    By the time you max out the next higher level weapons (i.e. Breer M1a), you'll have saved the extra ped you would've spent on the a101's moronic markup.





    Tippin'
     
  12. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    I still use an opalo SGA + a101 for specific purposes even though most of the time I am hunting with much higher level weapons. So I continue to get value out of this very eco set up. However I have heard it said that Arkdias TT laser rifle (L) compares extremely favourably with the opalo/a101.

    Regards,
    KikkiJikki
     
  13. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    3) Society chat and team chat are both "global" in that they work wherever you are. There is no way to send out a chat message to everyone in EU. That would be madness.

    9) try using windowed mode. Other than that, try alt-tabbing to the desktop, then choose the 2nd "E" tab in your task bar to go back to Entropia (alt-tab OUT of Entropia, not INTO entropia). That works for me.

    10) the trade channel is only local: only dots on your radar will receive your messages

    11) vehicles?
     
  14. darcek

    darcek Member

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    Well not really...most mmos ive played in the last 10 years have all had some kind of global or at least regional chat..if people didnt like it they simply remove it..but if your searching,want to sell etc..always reach all the population..even those in the wild hunting mining etc..makes much sense.

    9) try using windowed mode. Other than that, try alt-tabbing to the desktop, then choose the 2nd "E" tab in your task bar to go back to Entropia (alt-tab OUT of Entropia, not INTO entropia). That works for me.

    Well that sux..Global should be global..or at least regional...

    Vehicles good idea for noobs? dont they require maintanence and oil or fuel?
     
  15. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    "Global" isn't a chat you can talk in... There is no "Global" chat. Period. Other than Team and Society as has been mentioned.

    And if you don't think having a global trade chat would be madness... Go sit in Twin Peaks and PA when there are a lot of people... Then imagine all of those together plus any others from Calypso... they'd go by so fast you'd never be able to read any of them...
     
  16. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    vehicles require fuel and maintenance if you get attacked by mobs or crash alot..

    and global chat like you want IS a bad idea ask 99% of entropia players and you get the same answer would be my guess...
    Join a society and make friends, thats your way to selling or buying not spamming a chat all the time all over the universe or planet...
     
  17. Unearth

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    Well whatever :)

    It will sure help to have those +3 extra dmg when we talk about 50HP mobs.
    It will sure help to have those extra 0,109 dmg/pec.
    And for sure you can sell it when you don't need it anymore for the MU you payed for it.

    So, it's only +++ fun with an amp on the weapon ^^

    Peace.
     
  18. darcek

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    I rather have Global spam I can use then none at all..
    As Ive said before..:fineprint:
    This was implemented in EVERY mmo I have played so far and ive played at least 5 in the past 10 years..So...your argument is "If most MMOS do it.why should we?":huh:

    The reason is Availability... lets give an example.. I want to produce some item..Im missing 10 pieces of leather...I REALLY want this item..I can either grind it for hours from mobs or simply buy from other player for op price..so im happy to pay more.. in your version of Ark..I go to querry spam wtb leather couple of times..no one around..I go hunting like 5 meters from Local chat area..some guy comes up and spam WTS leather...ofc since im not in the exact vicinity of the area I miss his tells...no leather for me..no profit for seller..no madness..just epic phail...:shrug:

    In my version..I go hunting..suddunly on global chat comes annoncment:"selling leather!", woot.., another feature missing in this game and ALL other games have it is the whisper..or pm option..
    I simply click on the player name and send message:"hi there,I want to buy those leather pieces please!",to which he replies:" great im at the querry come get them!" meanwhile ofcourse Ron wasnt effected by all these chatter cause hes global trade channel was turned off.
    So..everyone happy..buyers..sellers..and even those that dont trade..works well... wheres the maddnes in that?
    You by the way already have a madness called global PED annoncments..before I learned as new player how to turn it off my whole chat was full with this player won those peds etc etc...
    Why is that important for me to see globally? and trade isnt? o_O comeon..:facepalm:
     
  19. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    well if trade channel was global I woudl need to turn it off. I've been in MMOS with that feature and its awful.
     
  20. darcek

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    Awfull if you dont need to trade...but in all those games you dont need to have it ALL the time..you just turn the channel on or off..when needed..
    You telling me you rather not sell your stuff and earn more PEDS cause you might get spam?(which you can simply turn off)..

    I fail to see the logic in that..
    If you said:"I MUST look at spam..im spam addict!!" id understand..Its not really spam for you if your the seller or the buyer ;)

    But since you can simply turn it off when your not selling I really fail to understand your negativity to this idea.