Entropia is the fantasy universe built to make you money in the real world. No longer are you stuck paying just to play, here you can earn real money for everything you do from killing creatures to running a business.
Like any of the other MMORPGs (massively multi player online role playing games) in Entropia you create a character and have fun. This where the similarity stops, with any other online MMO you get to pay every month for the privilege of creating a character or as they are called in the gaming world your “toon.” Once you have created your “toon” you then take part in any of a multitude of adventures to kill and capture as many of the computer generated enemies as you can. While doing this you earn whatever the games currency is, be it gold, platinum or any of a number of other names.
Here is where the similarity stops, in the Entropic world of Calypso you still hunt for animals and kill them, but you trade in what you loot from them for PEDs(Project Entropia Dollars)which can be converted to the U.S. Dollar at the rate of ten PED to $1 which you can cash in at any time.
Unlike other online games you can use your PEDs to purchase land and build your businesses, which you receive the deed to. This is only one source of income, as the home planet is rich in minerals that can be mined and traded for cash. Players begin in the starter area and are given basic equipment to begin their lives on Calypso, you can improve the equipment you have one of two ways, you can use real cash to buy PEDs and buy your gear or like most you can start out by hunting down various creatures to gather their sweat to trade in for money.
Once you have established your presence and your bank account, you have the options to hunt for your money or you can train in any of dozens of skills and trades and get paid for your services. As your skills progress you will have the money to improve your equipment or add more to your business, which in turn increases your earning power.
While you can make real money with Entropia, it takes a lot of time and commitment from the player. There have been tales of fortunes being made but this is the exception, you can definitely make money playing this game just do not expect to get rich overnight.