Hi there everyone, It has been a long process but the beta testing of the credit system is now completed. We have viewed all the processes and how the credits affect the system and now we have officially put them to use. We have reset all forum credits to "0". This was warned about beforehand in a previous post. Read post here Below you will see how the structure works and how credits and points are rewarded. New Forum Currency As you might have noticed, there are two forms of currency on the forum now. Arkadia Forum Credits (AFC) Arkadia Forum Points (AFP) Arkadia Forum Points are rewarded for every action on the forum. These actions are as follows Daily Login - 5 points Registration - 10 points Happy Birthday - 10 points Complete your profile - 10 points Upload and Avatar - 3 points Update your status - 2 points (Daily) Follow a member - 2 points Get a follower - 4 points Create a new thread - 10 points Thread gets a reply - 2 points Create a poll - 5 points Vote on a poll - 2 points Get a vote on your poll - 3 points New post - 5 points Upload a HoF Image (Attachment) - 4 points per image Now it is all nice and dandy that you earn points for these actions, there is of course a negative counter if any of these actions below take place. Transfer points to other user - 5% transfer fee. Remove content from a full profile - 10 points Delete Avatar - 3 points Unfollow a member - 2 points Lost a follower - 4 points Thread gets deleted - 10 points Remove a HoF Image (Attachment) - 4 points Arkadia Forum Credits is now considered a premium form of credits. AFC can purchase premium services on the forum and grant you access to restricted early access content shared on the forum by Arkadia Forum Officials. With this currency, comes an exchange rate. Yes, we thought about that and have implemented an exchange gateway from Arkadia Forum Points to Arkadia Forum Credits. The exchange rate is as follows. 1 Arkadia Forum Credit = 10 Arkadia Forum Points. Exchanging your points into credits will come at a cost of 5% exchange rate fee. So if you exchange 10 AFP to 1 AFC you will be charged an extra 0.50 points. So you will be notified that your exchange was completed at a cost of 10.5 points to 1 AFC. Arkadia Forum Credits can also be exchanged into Arkadia Forum Points at no extra cost. Meaning there is no exchange fee or percentage. You can top up your Arkadia Forum Credits via the "Credit" link at the top right and then select "Buy Credits". This will take you to a secure payment gateway with Paypal where your points will be loaded immediately after payment has been received. Advertising with Credits Anyone can advertise their services in Entropia Universe on the above displayed advertising spots at a monthly fee. These spots are available to all participants and registrant of Arkadia Forum. All you have to do is transfer the credits to Mathias | Arkadia with a note "Advertising" and he will get in contact with you. The price structure is as follows. 1 Month Banner Advert (Top) 3 000 Credits 1 Month Background Advert 10 000 Credits Banner Advert These adverts are displayed randomly and are linked to a forum post. You will have unlimited views and clicks. Your banner will be displayed for 30 days and automated to come down once the time limited has been reached. This advertising space is open to all services universe wide. All banners are subject moderation for quality purposes. Background Advert This advertising space is ONLY limited to Arkadia related services and activities. These background images will not link to any forum post and will be a static image that will rotate automatically for 30 days The image will be removed once the time line has been reached. All Background Images are subject to moderation for quality purposes. Disclaimer Planet Arkadia and Arkadia Studios (We) take no responsibility of lost credits, false transactions by members of the community. All transaction are final. Arkadia Forum Credits have no PED Value. If members exchange PEDs for Arkadia Forum Credits, we cannot take responsibility for false transaction and/or transfers that do not take place. This is a forum currency and not related to Entropia Universe or Mindark and thus carries no real life currency.