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Players in the MMO game Entropia Universe hunt creatures for the loot they drop. This loot can include such things as ammunition, healing devices, weapons, armor and other items. The loot can be either common or very rare drops. Your loot can be sold to the trade terminal for its base price, sold to other players in private trade, or sold on the auction for a small fee. By selling this loot you can acquire more PED for your adventures.
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All weapons with the exception of melee, require ammunition to fire which can be purchased from various trade terminals in the game world. There are various types of ammunition and your weapon will tell you which ammo is required to power it. If you make a mistake and purchase the wrong ammunition, you can trade it back to the terminal for full price and buy what you require. Your weapons can be fully repairable or limited use which will cease functioning once the condition has worn down. You can use pistols, carbines, rifles, and projectile weapons assuming you have the skills needed for the weapon. As you hunt you will acquire new skills and can specialize in a weapon class such as a carbine. It is a good idea to specialize in a weapon first and then use the other weapons after you get better. If you use a carbine for example, you will get carbine specific skills.
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Your First Weapon
The cheapest and most economical weapon for a beginner to use is the Sollomate Opalo Carbine. While this carbine is fairly weak, it can be used against the lower level creatures and most importantly, will give you the experience you need to handle the other weapons. This carbine uses medium weapon cells which can be purchased at the trade terminal. You should spend all your PED on ammunition and maybe a healing device which you can also find at the terminal. The longer you hunt, the greater the chance you will receive loot that is valuable to you. Don't be tempted to buy to meele weapon, they decay too quickly and you will lose PED on them. You may want to purchase one as a panic weapon, or finishing weapon but it is not necessary.
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The creatures or mobs in Entropia Universe have a maturity level. Young and mature creatures are recommended for new players to hunt first. Once you start hunting above the mature level the creatures become too powerful to kill for a lower level player. If you hunt in a group, you can handle higher level creatures but be sure you have one or two people with healing devices on their possession.
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All About Loot
The loot system is random and during one hunt you may make a lot of PED while at other times you may lose money. It is a good idea to change positions if you are not having luck in one area as it may change if you move someplace else.
If a player receives over 50PED worth of loot, the game announces a “global" event and your avatar will have lights and sounds flashing around it for a short period. The loot you receive will be 50PED or higher and you can even turn good profit by selling all the loot and make even more. These events don’t happen all the time and are not very common for low level players but once you get better you will experience one hunting higher level mobs. The other event is a “hall of fame" event where your loot will be an all time high and be displayed in the hall of fame board.
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As a new player in Entropia Universe you should stay close to Port Atlantis or the main sweating camp. At the sweating camp are large groups of low level creatures you can hunt. If you go out too far and get killed you may respawn at a dangerous area and not be able to get back to safety. Try to find more experienced players to take you on a teleport run to the other areas of the map so you have other areas you can hunt at.
If you find yourself lost and surrounded by creatures you have a few options. First you can try to sneak around the creatures by keeping them at max distance on your radar but this can be difficult with aggressive creatures. If you are near water, get into the water and use your map to locate where you want to go. The creatures chasing you will die after a short period once they get into the water. If you can make it to the coast, hug the shoreline because there are not many creatures close to the shore and you should be safe. You can also wait by the outpost or city you are at for a more experienced player and ask them to help you get back to safety.
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When hunting young and mature creatures you don’t need to wear any armor. If you are near a base and in trouble just run towards water or the base turret to escape. If you die it won’t matter because you can respawn nearby and continue hunting. Armor decays as you get hit so you will be wasting PED wearing it against lower creatures. Only use armor on old and above maturities or creatures you can’t handle yet. If you loot armor you can wear it, just don't buy any. Low level creatures will drop male and female Pixie armor parts.
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Creatures For Beginners
Daikiba - You can find large herds of young and mature with a few old maturities right near the sweat camp outside Port Atlantis. This creature is good for a beginner and it isn’t very aggressive so you can pick off one at a time.
Sabakuma - This worm like mob is very weak but has a powerful stab. Young and mature can easily be killed at range before it can even hit you. Avoid being surrounded by this creature as it will make short work of a new player. It ca be found outside the sweat camp in small numbers by the sandy areas.
Combibo - This mob can be found near the sweat camp as well. Young and mature Combibos won’t pose too much of a problem but very inexperienced players should avoid the old and above levels. It may attack if you get too close.
Berycled - This creature is often called the “chicken walker" and is quite aggressive so be careful. Isolate each creature and stay at maximum range so you don’t get swarmed by two or three creature which will kill a new player. Old and above maturities should be avoided unless you have a group or are more experienced. It can be found mixed in with the Daikiba outside the sweat camp.
Exarosaur - Nicknamed the “plow-cow because of its feeding habits this creature is easily killed by a new players. Large herds of Exarosaur can be found in the fields surrounding Port Atlantis and is a perfect creature to hunt for beginners.
While hunting, be sure to pick off the creatures one at a time and avoid packs. Run to water or a turret if there is one close by if you get swarmed. IAsk other players around you to form a group so you can tackle larger creatures and get a chance at bigger loot.
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Take your time while hunting and stay near the main city and sweat camp until you are stronger. Stick with your Opalo for the time being until you max out its damage and it stops giving you skills. Check out the main Entropia Site, Entropia forums and the Entropia Wiki directory for more information about the game.