Friday, September 2, 2011

Entropia Universe "A Closer Look"

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Today I will take my first closer look into The Entropia Universe. Yesterday I had mentioned that I was unable to locate a minimum specification's requirement's for your computer, in order to operate Entropia. Well this morning I finally did locate it. Basically at a minimum, you require an Intel P4 with dual thread capabilities, or AMD 64, 2 gig's ram, an Nvidia 7600 or ATI Radion 1900 series or greater, and 10 gigs free HD space. For a look at the entire Spec sheet you can take a look here. 

    So now that we have that out of the way, let's delve into exactly what Entropia Universe actually is. Basically it is 4 separate types of game play worlds, with a ton of sub genre spin-off environment's.  The First and original Calypso World Star System is described as a Sci-Fi MMOG filled with human colonist on a distant Alien Planet, for a complete description you can go to the web page. 

   Next up is Planet Rocktropia, A Hollywood inspired Music World, doomed for destruction, ravaged by plague, thug's, organized crime and zombies. You can read more here.

    Then there is Next Island, A tropical paradise with time travel and philosophy as the central theme. Filled with Scientist's, Artist's, and Entrepreneurs.

    Lastly is something that sound's a little bit closer to SecondLife in it's description, and that's the Arkadia World, which seems to be more of a social environment, filled with treasure hunter's and entertainment.

    As you can see, Entropia Universe is quite a diverse Virtual World environment, to say the least. I just spent the past 4 hour's reading the Beginner's Guide. I highly recommend you do the same from this page.

    I can see that this is defiantly not something designed to be an easy, hey let's just download this game and jump right in. So before I continue this series, and considering personal RL time constraint's on my part, it will more and likely be at least several day's before my next post about Entropia Universe.

    Oh by the way, a full and complete installation, with a Cable Modem connection of 1.4mps took approximately 10 hours to complete, and consumed about 7 gig's of HD space. Also the recommended screen resolution is 1024 x 768 HMMMM ? Oh Well, guess I will find out next week :_)

JayR Cela :_)

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