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Virtual Reality Presidential Race Begins

Discussion in 'Entropia Universe' started by ArkadiaBot, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. ArkadiaBot

    ArkadiaBot Bringer of News PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- /Mindark/ – Mindark PE AB, Developer of Entropia Universe, the Real Cash MMO Virtual Reality platform announced today the introduction of a new democratic voting system and election date for choosing the inaugural President of Virtual Reality. With the rise of awareness and participation in virtual reality and significant global investment into artificial intelligence, a new virtual government is being formed to champion users' rights across all platforms.

    Mindark invites everyone over the age of 14 to claim their virtual reality citizenship and to register to vote in the upcoming historic election for the first ever President of Virtual Reality. Candidates for president can also register now and start campaigning. Virtual Reality developers, publishers and creators of both hardware and software can register to join the Virtual Reality Coalition to support an Avatar Bill of Rights and create unity in the development of VR. Polls will close on March 27th 2016.

    Please visit www.PresidentofVirtualReality.com to register and participate in the election.

    "Virtual Reality is much bigger than one company," said David Simmonds, Mindark PE AB's Vice Chairman. "We are proud to truly empower and support those living and working in VR by pursuing self-determination and self-government. A governing body with a democratically elected President is the next big step in making virtual reality truly real."

    The first President of Virtual Reality will be committed to a four year term of office with the possibility of one re-election opportunity. The President will work with an initial operating budget generously supplied by Entropia Universe; Mindark will donate a portion of the annual Entropia Universe GNP to fund the formation of the Office of President of Virtual Reality and help promote strategic alliances between the virtual reality government and real-world groups and institutions. As more companies and organizations join the VR coalition, the budget is expected to increase to fund further initiatives and governmental positions. Additionally, Entropia Universe will be implementing its proprietary secure Virtual Democracy voting system that will set a shining example for real-world governments, and will allow citizens of virtual reality to vote on important issues and elect leaders to represent their interests.

    Entropia Universe has been online for over 12 years, setting world records and allowing players to enjoy unprecedented avatar longevity, secure virtual trading, a continuously evolving platform and content produced by independent game developers and major Hollywood studios. With a global user base it has a total GNP of over $4 Billion US. A combined $2 billion US in auction sales has occurred due to over 20 billion virtual items being manufactured. 30,000,000 secure real cash microtransactions are processed daily with over $35,000,000 US in user withdrawals.

    Assets Available at: www.tractionpr.com/EU

    About Mindark PE AB and Entropia Universe

    Mindark PE AB, The Virtual Reality Company, was founded in 1998 to build viable economic Virtual Reality systems and worlds to support secure avatar development and real currency based virtual goods manufacturing and trading. Mindark PE AB, is the developer of Entropia Universe the largest Real Cash Economy Massively Multiplayer Online Virtual Reality Platform in the world. Entropia Universe offers players the ability to participate in a Multi-World Virtual Reality system with interoperable Avatars and tools where they have no monthly costs. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any virtual planet or in the real world. Entropia Universe uses a state of the art graphics engine to deliver the highest quality visuals in an MMO today.

    For more information on Mindark please visit www.mindark.com or please contact us at the email below or go to our website at http://www.entropiauniverse.com.


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  2. Mr Super Muis

    Mr Super Muis Active Member

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  3. SallyBridges

    SallyBridges Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    This could be a laugh ;) NED KELLY for the win ;)

    President Bha ha ha ah meh meh meh
     
  4. San

    San Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  5. Spike Black

    Spike Black Active Member

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    As it says on the page $1000 to enter and it would appear to be non-refundable.
     
  6. Chuck Jarrdhead Wholrey

    Chuck Jarrdhead Wholrey Active Member

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    there is a debate on the caly forum if this is real, or a scam....

    there is some numbers listed for the income of the game, it does not go along with the posted income annual reports

    something is not right here...

    Also posted that all requested information is everything MA requires to change a password WATCH OUT!!!!

    SO, MODS, PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT, maybe its not the real deal and needs to be deleted.

    If it IS MA.... your communication skills SUCK!
     
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  7. OZtwo

    OZtwo Active Member

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    This site is hosted by GoDaddy.com

    To sign up you need to give them:

    - $1,000USD
    - Full ingame name and User Name ID
    - Current Account Address
    - Current Divers Licence or Passport

    Now..how can anyone think this is from MA?

    BTW all, what exactly is needed if you loose your password and need to have MA reset it?
     
  8. SallyBridges

    SallyBridges Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    Oh didnt go that far in to checking ;( - sounds like quite a bad idea especially when its come from one of the news bots ;(
     
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  9. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    To stop any sort of speculations, yes this is an official Mindark press release.
     
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  10. Chuck Jarrdhead Wholrey

    Chuck Jarrdhead Wholrey Active Member

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    Ok..... so, MA's communication skills suck!

    and what is with the "bogus" financial info?

    Thanks for your fast response Mathias, It is nice to see officials care
     
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  11. OZtwo

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    Ok cool..still odd that they are asking for such info?

    From FAQ:

    Q. What do I have to do to campaign to become President?
    A. Create an Entropia Universe avatar account. Send an email to candidate@presidentofVirtualReality.com with the following information: Real name, address and contact info. Copy of National ID. ( Driver's license or Passport). Your full Entropia Universe Avatar Name. Optional: Include a Short manifesto and Bio that we can publish. Provide a link to your own campaign page or website. Once you have sent your info, you will be provided with payment options for the $1,000 USD ballot registration fee.


    If this is real someone needs to contact them and tell them that this is a RCE and this type of info can not be given out.


    and yes btw OpaloMan for President! I will get my cape!!!
     
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  12. Murkalael

    Murkalael Active Member

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    Accepting funds for my campaign. If I win i promisse I'll make MA stuck their pets on that place that never sees sun. There will be no more "no looters". Blazar and Nova will never more be the only loot of any mob, but part of it. All user interface shall be customizable. Space will have only 1/8 of pvp zones, very far away from space stations. Every single spaceship will come by default with at least a pew pew gun. Vote for Arbinger for a better entropia for everyone, except for thieves.
     
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  13. Hideo

    Hideo Active Member

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    muahahaha :biggrin2:

    :banana::banana::cowboy::banana::banana:

    fucking unbelievable :facepalm3:
    implied_super_facepalm.jpg

    four years?? are they crazy?!
    nowadays attention span lasts for four seconds...
     
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  14. OZtwo

    OZtwo Active Member

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    To all:

    I'm sorry for my last posts. I do hope this awaited for program will work for us all. I, like always, just had red flag alarms going off when I saw the FAQ were for some reason it stated that you will need to give this website your full ingame name, ID, Account address, personal ID and/or Passport. As many would know this simply would be marked as a scam site and yes I kind of freaked out here.

    Voting rights will be an interesting idea that I liked about the CLD project. The only problem I see here is that MA maybe moving to a pay-to-vote program.

    Also about the 1,000USD. I think this may have been an error in communications between MA and their advertising company not really understanding the value of PED. My guess is MA passed along that we will need to pay 1000ped. I would be more than happy to pay that and hope MA will give us an update here -- and fix the FAQ.

    Sorry,
    OpaloMan
    President of Crap
     
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    April 1st comes too early IMO.
     
  16. cattsscann

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    Skeezer for President.......



    ohh wait,, wrong Planet Forum.. my bad.
     
  17. Dan59

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    Great...
     
  18. Mayana

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    sounds very interesting
     
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    Will be intresting to se how this turns out. I wont pay any 1k dollar for it thats for sure hehe
     
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    If they want existing players to vote then they can tell us when we log in, I don't see the need to register for it. As long we get the 'none of the above' option I'll be happy to vote.

    The $1000 dollars I think is real because

    1) this is also being aimed at people who aren't players of EU or associated systems so why would they use PED and have to explain it.

    2) MA would have to sign off on anything being published in their name so either they're very bad at checking things or it's genuine.

    In the end it wouldn't surprise me to find it's an MA employee who gets to be Prez - not necessarily who wins the vote.
     
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