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Arkadia Underground Press Release

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THE WORLD’S FIRST MILLION DOLLAR VIRTUAL PROPERTY

Planet Arkadia is breaking new frontiers in online gaming

Singapore – 3/26/2014 – Planet Arkadia today announced the offering of Arkadia Underground Deeds, which will make up the world’s first $1,000,000 virtual property. Arkadia Underground gives all players a unique opportunity to participate in land investment within Entropia Universe allowing players to share in the revenues of Arkadia Underground and receive dividends on a daily basis.

This innovative new offering by Planet Arkadia enables players to participate in up to 200,000 deeds that have been priced at only 50 PED (or $5.00) per deed in direct response to player demand for more opportunities to invest at a lower entry price. The Real Cash Economy has been developed over a 10 year period providing a solid foundation for the virtual economy as all in-game currency ‘PEDs’ are transferable to US$ at a fixed rate of 10 PED for each dollar, unchanged for over 10 years. Importantly, participants are able to withdraw their earnings back to their real life bank accounts at any time.

“Arkadia Underground has been highly anticipated within our Arkadian and Entropia Universe communities, especially now we have the ability for every player to earn revenues with such a low barrier to entry.” said David Dobson, CEO of Arkadia Studios. “Every player can now participate in Arkadia’s vibrantly growing economy which has enjoyed a quadrupling of activity year on year now for 3 years. Where else can you make investments where you can also jump in to play for fun and be rewarded on so many levels?”

Planet Arkadia is an ever growing planetary economy within Entropia Universe. Players can expect state of the art graphics to provide them a virtual world where hunting, mining and crafting can combine in a vibrant real cash economy. “Players all across the universe have so far welcomed exploring the amazing visual effects inside the underground caverns. Arkadians are passionate about their resident planet and this innovative Arkadia Underground has added a new dimension to their playing experience” added David Dobson.

Entropia Universe is the world’s largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game. Players have no monthly fees, but deposit and withdraw real funds to enjoy their adventures on any planet in the Entropia Universe. To download the free game please visit www.planetarkadia.com.

About Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd

Planet Arkadia Pte Ltd is an independent game developer based in Singapore and was founded in 2010 to bring the virtual world of Planet Arkadia to life within the Entropia Universe. Arkadia’s mission is to bring the highest quality MMO gaming experience to Entropia Universe players and a rewarding yet social home for the growing reams of Arkadians. http://www.planetarkadia.com

About Entropia Universe AB

Entropia Universe is the largest Real Cash Economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Entropia Universe offers players the ability to participate in a unique virtual world 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 Entropia Universe please contact us at the email below or go to our website at http://www.entropiauniverse.com.
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Planet Arkadia Underground Deed FAQ

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Where is the Underground deed broker?

The underground deed broker is located in the underground land area on Arkadia close to the arrival Teleporter.(13479 21770)

How do I get to the underground?

You can travel to the underground using any Teleporter on Arkadia. On the top of the teleport map is a dropdown list showing your current location. Click on the dropdown list and select Arkadia Underground from the list and then select the underground Teleporter.

How do I buy Deeds from the broker?

In order to buy the Arkadia underground deeds you have to transfer the PEDs out of your PED card into your inventory before interacting with the broker.

When buying the deed from the broker a new window will open where the PED can be placed in to complete the transaction.

I clicked the broker and he has no deeds available, what do I do now?

The broker is being constantly resupplied with deeds in order to ensure a fair opportunity for multiple players to acquire a deed.

How do I deposit funds to my account?

Funds can be deposited using the EU Transfer Center. The EU transfer Center can be accessed using the dedicated button on the top of the HUD on default Keymaps. If your Keymap has been changed the EU Transfer Center can be accessed by right clicking on the ground or by accessing it from the Action Library (Default key “Y”)

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Oratan Exodus – It Has Begun!

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Location: Dehera Region, Arkadia
Date: 08 November 3010
Time: 0900hrs local


As the sun slowly made its way up from the distant horizon, Sergeant Jong watched as the last members of the training squad finished up their exercise in desert operations.

Not bad Ben, you’ve done a pretty decent job with this bunch, he remarked to Corporal Benjamin Rees, Another week or two and they’ll be ready to muster out to regular units.

“Cheers Sarg, that means a lot coming from you,” replied Rees “I’m glad too coz I could really use a break to be honest…And some time with that nice little Intern over at the Museum in CH” he grinned.

“Yeah, well don’t get too comfortable, and don’t plan anything too cosy. I’ve gone and recommended you for the next Senior NCO course starting next rotation.” Jong said with a mischievous smile.

“Oh, what did you go and do that for Sarg? I was happy being a knuckle dragger!” Rees complained half-heartedly. Jong was about to respond further when a momentary flash across the other side of the plain caught his eye.

“Hmmm?” he grunted, reaching for his binoculars. As the he scanned the distant ridge line, he felt a cold hard lump form in his gut, “Oh hell…..” he muttered

“What’s up?” asked Rees looking round at Jong’s quiet curse

“Trouble…And a lot of it” he growled. Handing the binoculars to Rees, he reached for his communicator, “India Station, this is Big Dog Zero Six. Do you read?” Jong spoke into the microphone.

“Big Dog Zero Six, this is India Station. Go ahead.” the duty officer replied.

“India, Big Dog. Multiple Oscar contacts at the following Coordinates: 10397 9611. Repeat, Multiple Oscar contacts, large numbers moving north east.”

“Roger Big Dog,” came the reply, “Be advised, we’re getting additional reports of Oscars at Coordinates: 29110 29924 and 29110 29924. Looks like something’s got ‘em spooked…..We haven’t seen this many for a while,”

“Roger India. Will avoid the areas and RTB. Big Dog Zero Six out”

Grabbing his pack, he turned to Rees and said “Wind ‘em in Corporal. We need to get out of here NOW.”


Attention Arkadian Colonists!

IFN HQ have been receiving reports of large groups of Oratan moving across Sentosa. Numbers such as these have not been seen in many months and Intelligence is yet to figure out how they keep bolstering their numbers so easily.

At this time, we are unable to identify the intentions of the Oratan or what may have caused them to start relocating their forces in such numbers.

Commodore Harvir has ordered all IFN ground forces mobilised and Captain Chiharo is currently overseeing the reinforcement of all regional Firebases.



The ACA is issuing a request to all willing and able colonists to make themselves available for civilian militia duties during these trying times and to act as a further bolster to the IFN forces.

Colonists from all skill levels will find themselves useful in a number of roles and areas. If you are willing to help, the ACA are willing to accommodate you.

Oratan Forces have been spotted at the following Coordinates:

  • 10397 9611 (Medium Difficulty)
  • 29110 29924 (Hard Difficulty)
  • 24937 22415 (Easy Difficulty)

Hold fast against this show of strength by the Oratan hordes.

We will not be intimidated by these wretched souls!

Yours in Unity
The Arkadian Colonial Administration

Planet Arkadia Triathlon 2013

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This year, as we celebrate the monumental milestone of Entropia Universe’s tenth anniversary, Arkadia Studios presents “Planet Arkadia Triathlon 2013″, the first of many TEN events proudly sponsored by MindArk.

The unique four-day “Triathlon” format will make this the first official event of its kind in the history of Entropia Universe.

  • The event is simple. Global in each of the three primary professions (hunting, mining and crafting) to score a point.
  • Most points wins, and there are ten places with huge prizes!
  • Did we include some random prizes? Of course! Every point you earn is an entry in the draw, unless you win one of the top ten prizes!
  • Event goes for four days, starting 31st Jan 2013 (00:00:01 MA Time) and ending on 3rd Feb 2013 (23:59:59 MA time).

What better way to celebrate the historical TEN year anniversary than by combining the three fundamental professions that have helped Entropia become the amazing Universe it is today?

Prizes

Item information and stats are provided further in this post

1st Place – Chronicle Harness TEN Edition (F) + Armor Plating Mark. 10B (L) TEN Edition
2nd Place – Chronicle Arm Guards (M) TEN Edition
3rd Place – Chronicle Shin Guards (F) TEN Edition
4th Place – Chronicle Foot Guards (M) TEN Edition
5th place – Armor Plating Mark. 10B TEN Edition
6th place – Arsonistic Chip III TEN Edition
7th place – Paladin Harness (F) TEN Edition
8th place – Paladin Arm Guards (M) TEN Edition
9th place – Paladin Shin Guards (F) TEN Edition
10th place – Paladin Foot Guards (M) TEN Edition

5 x random draw (each avatar who gets a minimum of 1 point will be in the race) – Nano Chip 3-Pack

The “Nano Chip 3-Pack” prize consists of three Mindforce chips as follows:

  • 1 x full TT Health Augmentation Chip I (L)
  • 1 x full TT Regeneration Acceleration Chip I (L)
  • 1 x full TT Regeneration Inhibition Chip I (L)

Get yourself ready and let the games begin!

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Item Info

  • Chronicle Armor TEN Edition
    Durability: 6200
    Stab: 74 | Cut: 65 | Impact: 26 | Penetration: 18 | Shrapnel: 14 | Burn: 18 | Cold: 8 | Acid: 10 | Electric: 8
  • Paladin Armor TEN Edition
    Durability: 2650
    Stab: 8 | Cut: 15 | Impact: 16 | Penetration: 9 | Burn: 16
  • Armor Plating Mark. 10B TEN Edition
    Durability: 3160
    Cut: 10 | Impact: 14 | Penetration: 4 | Cold: 34
  • Armor Plating Mark. 10B (L) TEN Edition
    Durability: 14320
    Cut: 10 | Impact: 14 | Penetration: 4 | Cold: 34
  • Arsonistic Chip III TEN Edition
    Range: 55
    Ammo: 60000
    Decay: 0.10500 PED
    Req Level: 19.5
    Delay: 1.3 sec
    Cooldown: 11 sec
    Damage Burn: 300

Rules, Notes, Definitions

  • Each set of 1 hunting, 1 mining and 1 crafting global entitles you to 1 point.
(1 hunting global + 1 mining global + 1 crafting global = 1 point awarded)
For example:
Cyrus gets 10 hunting, 20 mining and 30 crafting globals during the event period. Cyrus gets 10 points.
  • Globals must occur on Planet Arkadia, but not necessary for Arkadia items (for crafters).
  • The player with the most points wins first prize. Second highest total wins second prize, and so on.
  • This event is open to individuals only, and results will be determined via a report from MindArk.
  • Teams are not eligible for participation in this event. Any team results will be ignored in determining the winners.
  • An individual may only win one prize.
  • Top ten prizes will be determined first, then all ten winners’ data will be removed from the report. 5 random prizes will then be determined from the remaining data. In other words, anyone who wins a top ten prize does not qualify for a random prize.
  • Random prizes will be drawn using a random number generator.
  • The final decision for prizes will be made by Arkadia Studios, and will be announced as soon as possible after the event ends. It will take some time, however, for MindArk to generate a report and for Arkadia Studios to determine the winners.
  • In the event that there is a tie for any of the prizes, the first player to have reached the prizewinning number of points receives the prize, the second player to have reached the prizewinning number of points receives the next prize, and so on. If such a tie forces a player out of the top ten, no prize will be awarded, however their points will be deemed as valid entries for the random prize draw.
  • An eligible “global” is any hunting, mining or crafting loot on Planet Arkadia registering a value higher than 50 PED, including HOF (Hall of Fame) and ATH (All Time High). In other words, a loot of over 50 ped TT value in any of the three main professions. Instance loot does not count.
  • Prizes will be available by direct trade with the avatar “Cyrus Arkadia Community Manager”.
  • Any prizes not collected within 28 days of being advised they are available, risk having Arkadia Studios forfeit the prize.
  • Event starts 31st Jan 2013 (00:00:01 MA Time) and ends on 3rd Feb 2013 (23:59:59 MA time).

RIPTOR RAMPAGE – 21.12.12

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Event has now ended! Thanks for your participation. We will announce the results this week.

Interested in Smuggler weapons and FAPs?

Got the Riptor IFN Challenge open?

Eric the IFN Christmas Elf is giving away more than just Christmas Presents this year.

He’s also got some serious prizes for Riptor hunting!

Event Begins:
00:00:01 MA/UTC, Friday 21st Dec 2012

Event Ends:
23:59:59 MA/UTC, Sunday 13th January 2013

To be in the running, Eric the IFN Christmas Elf wants you to global by hunting Riptors.

There’s no need to track your progress. Eric knows when you are sleeping, when you’re awake, and whether you’ve been bad or good. To Eric, globalling on Riptors is good, and that’s all you have to do!

SIX NEW RIPTOR SPAWNS!

Aside from the four known Riptor locations across Sentosa, Eric the IFN Christmas Elf (being magical) predicts that this Friday, Riptors will spawn in good numbers in six additional locations! The coordinates of the centre of each new spawn will be as follows:

Riptor Young, Mature, Old
21815, 18397
31914, 11968

Riptor Provider, Guardian, Dominant, Alpha
12375, 28134
28929, 30146

Riptor Old Alpha, Prowler, Stalker
12199, 13047
17955, 19468

Eric’s prediction has prompted him to separate the competition into three maturity blocks as follows:

BLOCK 1

Riptor Young
Riptor Mature
Riptor Old

BLOCK 2

Riptor Provider
Riptor Guardian
Riptor Dominant
Riptor Alpha

BLOCK 3

Riptor Old Alpha
Riptor Prowler
Riptor Stalker


In each block, there will be three different categories in which to win a prize:

CATEGORY A

Highest NUMBER of globals (top 8 in each BLOCK)

CATEGORY B

Highest single global VALUE (top 1 in each BLOCK)

CATEGORY C

Random globals (first 4 drawn in each BLOCK)

Any particular colonist can only win one prize.
This means the Riptor Rampage will have 39 winners!
12 of these, the random prizes, will be to people who simply got an entry by achieving a global!


COMPLETE PRIZE LIST

BLOCK 1 – Riptor Young, Mature, Old

CATEGORY A – Highest number of globals

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-303 Smuggler
(850 PED TT, which is ~56.67% of 1500 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-30 Smuggler
(850 PED TT, which is 50% of 1700 PED, its full TT value)

2nd place: 3 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

3rd place: 2 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

4th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

5th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

6th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

7th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

8th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

CATEGORY B – Highest single global

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-303
(80 PED TT, which is ~57.14% of 140 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-30
(80 PED TT, which is 50% of 160 PED, its full TT value)

CATEGORY C – Random globalers

1st entry drawn:

Gyro FAP-14 Smuggler
(120 PED TT, which is 50% of 240 PED, its full TT value)

2nd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

3rd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

4th entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

BLOCK 2 – Riptor Provider, Guardian, Dominant, Alpha

CATEGORY A – Highest number of globals

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-404 Smuggler
(1450 PED TT, which is ~53.73% of 2700 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-40 Smuggler
(1450 PED TT, which is 50% of 2900 PED, its full TT value)

2nd place: 3 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

3rd place: 2 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

4th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

5th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

6th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

7th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

8th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

CATEGORY B – Highest single global

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-404
(90 PED TT, which is 56.25% of 160 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-40
(90 PED TT, which is 50% of 180 PED, its full TT value)

CATEGORY C – Random globalers

1st entry drawn:

Gyro FAP-30 Smuggler
(200 PED TT, which is 50% of 400 PED, its full TT value)

2nd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

3rd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

4th entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

BLOCK 3 – Riptor Old Alpha, Prowler, Stalker

CATEGORY A – Highest number of globals

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-505 Smuggler
(2250 PED TT, which is ~52.33% of 4300 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-50 Smuggler
(2250 PED TT, which is 50% of 4500 PED, its full TT value)

2nd place: 3 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

3rd place: 2 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

4th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

5th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

6th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

7th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

8th place: 1 x Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg (non-tradeable)

CATEGORY B – Highest single global

1st place: winner’s choice of:

Herman RAW-505
(100 PED TT, which is ~55.56% of 180 PED, its full TT value)

OR

Herman SIR-50
(100 PED TT, which is 50% of 200 PED, its full TT value)

CATEGORY C – Random globalers

1st entry drawn:

Gyro FAP-50 Smuggler
(280 PED TT, which is 50% of 560 PED, its full TT value)

2nd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

3rd entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack

4th entry drawn: Nano Chip 3-Pack


 

RULES, NOTES, DEFINITIONS
  • The “Nano Chip 3-Pack” prize consists of three Mindforce chips as follows:
    • 1 x full TT Health Augmentation Chip I (L)
    • 1 x full TT Regeneration Acceleration Chip I (L)
    • 1 x full TT Regeneration Inhibition Chip I (L)
  • Each Neurobiotic Booster A5 10mg consumable item increases skill gains in all professions by 50% after being consumed, and lasts for 10 hours of logged-in time. The timer is paused while the avatar who has consumed the booster item is logged out of Entropia Universe. Unconsumed booster items are non-tradeable.
  • This event is open to individuals only, and results will be determined via a report from MindArk.
  • Teams are not eligible for participation in this event. Any team results will be ignored in determining the winners.
  • An individual may only win one prize. However, an individual can compete in as many BLOCKS and CATEGORIES as he or she wishes.
  • Therefore, prizes need to be drawn in a particular order. As each individual winner is determined, he or she is then deemed ineligible for any further prizes. The draw order is as follows:
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY A, First place
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY B, First place
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY A, First place
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY B, First place
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY A, First place
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY B, First place
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY C, First place
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY C, First place
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY C, First place
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY A, Second place
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY A, Second place
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY A, Second place
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY A, Third place
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY A, Third place
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY A, Third place
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY A, Fourth to Eighth places
    • BLOCK 2, CATEGORY A, Fourth to Eighth places
    • BLOCK 1, CATEGORY A, Fourth to Eighth places
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY C, Second to Fourth places
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY C, Second to Fourth places
    • BLOCK 3, CATEGORY C, Second to Fourth places
  • Random prizes will be drawn using a random number generator in the order that they appear in the above list. As stated, as each winner is drawn, they will be ineligible for further prizes in the competition.
  • The final decision for prizes will be made by Arkadia Studios, and will be announced as soon as possible after the competition ends. It will take some time, however, for MindArk to generate a report and for Arkadia Studios to determine the winners.
  • In the event that there is a tie for any of the prizes, the first player to have reached the winning status receives the prize. If there is a second place in that category, it will go to the person who reached the winning status second, and so on.
  • An eligible “global” is any loot from a Riptor registering a value higher than 50 PED, including HoF (Hall of Fame) and ATH (All Time High). In other words, a Riptor loot of over 50 PED TT value.
  • CATEGORY A prizes will be calculated by looking at the total number of times an individual records a global loot, NOT by looking at the total value of these loots.
  • CATEGORY B prizes will be calculated purely by finding the highest individual global in each BLOCK, and awarding the prize to the avatar that achieved it.
  • CATEGORY C prizes will be drawn using a random number generator, where each global is an entry into the draw. The more globals you get, the more entries you have.
  • Depending on the prize, it will be available either by direct trade with the avatar “Cyrus Arkadia Community Manager”, or by Arkadia Studios having MindArk spawn the item directly to your avatar.
  • In cases where the winner needs to choose between a RAW or SIR model prize, the winner simply needs to let Arkadia Studios (via Cyrus, for example) know which one he or she would prefer, and we will have MindArk spawn your chosen item directly to your avatar.
  • Any prizes not collected within 28 days of being advised they are available, risk having Arkadia Studios forfeit the prize.
  • Arkadia Studios does not approve of behaviour that contravenes the Entropia Universe Terms of Use. “Kill Stealing” is a good example of this. Any evidence or reports of such behaviour during this event will be taken seriously. Arkadia Studios reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify colonists from the event on the grounds of Terms of Use contravention.
  • The event begins at 00:00:01 MA/UTC on Friday the 21st of December 2012, and ends 24 days later at 23:59:59 MA/UTC on Sunday the 13th January 2013. Eligible globals are those that occur between these start and end dates.
  • Eric the IFN Christmas Elf wishes all contestants good luck and a Merry Christmas!

Congratulations Gold Rush Warrior, Prospector and Industrialist 2012!

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Dear participants of the Gold Rush Warrior, Prospector and Industrialist 2012, thank you for supporting this event for the past two months. We had a total of 39,481 entries (individual global events) for these Gold Rush events and only 3 will emerge victorious, each winning an Alienware X51 Desktop.

Chris has set up a random generator to pick the event winners to ensure that it’s fair for all participants (as long as they abide by the rules of the event).

I’m happy to present to you the winners for the following events:

Gold Rush Warrior 2012 – Shaman Wizard Legend
Entry 8454 (2012-09-20, 15:33:55) with a PED value of 55.89
Gold Rush Prospector 2012 – Michael Baks Bakke
Entry 4742 (2012-10-24, 16:07:54) with a PED value of 75.70

Gold Rush Industrialist 2012 – Anunaki Mithra Skarpnes
Entry 3707 (2012-09-11, 20:59:56) with a PED value of 196.39


For those who didn’t manage to win this time round, I hope you’ve enjoyed the events at a minimum. Do look forward to our future events and of course, the Gold Rush 2013. Your participation and continued support of Planet Arkadia is very much appreciated.

Cheers,
Cyrus Chen
Arkadia | Community Relations Manager

Important notice!

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COMPETITION UPDATE

In searching for the best way to select a winner for the Gold Rush Socialite 2012 competition, the following items have come to the attention of Arkadia Studios:

a) Selecting a winner randomly from all page “Likes” is, contrary to the findings of our preliminary research, a breach of Facebook Terms and Conditions. When choosing a winner, that winner must be chosen from a specific competition entry.
b) An admin of a Facebook page is only able to create a list of a maximum of 500 of its fans at once.

This has led to the decision to use a third-party app called Wildfire, which will select a winner at random, from those who enter the promotion specifically.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and are making every effort to ensure that those who have already “Liked” the page as a result of the Gold Rush Socialite 2012 competition, find out about the change. This will include making a post at our Facebook page.

To give everyone a chance to enter correctly, the competition is now being extended until 23:59 CEST on the Tuesday the 9th of October 2012. Instructions for entry are at the bottom of this post.

In addition, the opening post of the Gold Rush Socialite 2012 thread has been updated to reflect the new rules.

If you have any concerns about this change, you are encouraged to email Arkadia Studios at community@arkadiastudios.com.

Good luck!

INSTRUCTIONS:
To ensure you’re in the running for the Alienware X51 Desktop, you will need to do the following:

1. Go to www.facebook.com/planetarkadia and “Like” the page.
2. Go to the competition page here, click “Enter Sweepstakes” and follow the prompts to completion by 23:59 CEST on Tuesday the 9th October 2012.

Click “Enter Sweepstakes”.

Fill in and confirm your email address + Tick the check box to confirm you are 13 years and above. Click “Submit”.

You’re done! Decide to publish it to your wall, share with your friends or skip.