In my opinion this planet is not designed to keep new players. I do all professions but lately I've been doing a lot of mining, I end up at a lot of different Teleporters. Sometimes I end up at an Academy and see a green dot. Generally they are alone either sweating some Halix or standing at one of the guides. I think great, we're getting new people. Then I think "How long is this person going to stay under these circumstances?". No one hangs out at academys So unless a noob is brave enough to make a long, very long TP run to one of the main TPs they are never going to see people. The planet must seem very empty. The main TPs of the planet are Sanctuary Cove and 8 Coins HQ but these places are far from any noobs. This concerns me. Hard to sell an expensive to play game to a noob when they see no community. And we all know that the best part of EU is the Community. ------------------------------ Now a story of how I started on calypso 4 years ago..... This was Pre VU10, actually Pre VU 9.0 so things were a little different then they are now. Spawn in Port Atlantis Arrival area. Interact with the 4 Information terminals that were there. I do believe Simon or Emma were there but didn't realize they were official guides at the time. Making my way out of the arrival area there are dozens of green dots on my radar (PA square was a MAJOR trading area) There was lots of chats running because there were so many people around. Making my way into the service center there are so many people in there! Easy 2 layers of people standing around the auctioneer. I was impressed with the amount of people in the game. I either read on the forums or heard it in game that I could go sweat creatures and sell it for ped. So I venture outside of the city. Just to the North West of the city was a small island. 10+ people on that island sweating. There were people there giving focus charges, Healing and people killing the dry mobs. It was neat. Then someone says lets goto sweat camp. I swim to the North West shore and run. You get over a small hill and suddenly there is a sea, no an ocean of green dots on my radar. I got to the revival shed (god that thing was small) and there were what seemed like hundreds of people around. Healers, Focusers, and Traders. Just past the turrets were dozens more people sweating and hunting. Combibos to the East, Diakiba to the North West, Beryclad to the south. So many options, so many people it was great. 3 days later I deposited my first $10. Bought the super weapon called the Opalo and started swunting. I met my first soc mates there and we started doing TP runs. The rest is History. ------------------------------ Seeing the different between how my Entropia Universe life started and how someone is starting on Arkadia makes me wonder how we are to attract our own player base.