Toulan and Monria - A New Beginning

DarkMoonEnigma

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As a self proclaimed emissary of Toulan, this makes me very happy :)
That's awesome Hally ... I've watched Toulan chat for a long time now because what just happened with Monria and Toulan didn't happen overnight. I saw how incredibly helpful you are to the Toulan community, and as I have already reached out to you, I am very much looking forward to working with you on some Toulan projects.

I have also reached out to a few others, and information will become available as we move forward and have solid plans in place.

Thank you for your continued support, it's valuable, and it will be even more valuable to the Toulan community as we move forward.

Cheers! :)
 

Dante Inferno

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For a long time, when I had another avatar, Toulan was always my favorite planet, and although cyrene has a place in me, Toulan is something special ...

However, there is a lot to do: missions that are not going well, very low drop rates, missing BP, materials that cannot be obtained, maturity of mobs that are no longer there.

And to this we must add the future codex ...

DME, you can count on us for ideas, give us tasks to help, ask us, whatever it takes to make this work ...
 

DarkMoonEnigma

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For a long time, when I had another avatar, Toulan was always my favorite planet, and although cyrene has a place in me, Toulan is something special ...

However, there is a lot to do: missions that are not going well, very low drop rates, missing BP, materials that cannot be obtained, maturity of mobs that are no longer there.

And to this we must add the future codex ...

DME, you can count on us for ideas, give us tasks to help, ask us, whatever it takes to make this work ...
Thank you Dante, your comments and feedback are very much appreciated, and rest assured that I will be working with the entire Toulan community to initiate the kind of support that will be helpful and beneficial. It won't happen overnight, but we have already engaged in this process and I will reach out to more of you.

I'll be in touch with you Dante because I have a few community ideas too, so thank you very much for your enthusiasm to help.

We will all be working together to bring what is needed, and we already have a lot in the works for both Toulan and Monria.

Cheers! :)
 

San

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Hey San,

We're in the development seat and doing the development ourselves but I am also working with the Jordan team closely and have a good relationship there. It's a partnership where I will be driving the development using my own team and the Jordan team as needed.

I hope that clarifies it a bit.

Thanks
Ant
Yes it does, thank you.

I have no idea how you'll weave two such vastly different themes together but certainly you have a vision. I would only regret if the well-shaped Monria theme would get "contaminated" in some way. In Toulan I've not had any interest at all so far, looking forward to where you're going to take it.

Good luck!
 

Kendra

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Yes it does, thank you.

I have no idea how you'll weave two such vastly different themes together but certainly you have a vision. I would only regret if the well-shaped Monria theme would get "contaminated" in some way. In Toulan I've not had any interest at all so far, looking forward to where you're going to take it.

Good luck!
Oh my Goodness San
Toulan is one of the most beautiful places in the Entropia Universe. Well worth a visit, The team has done such a fantastic job, we're so lucky to be apart of it :)

You should definitely take a look :)
 

DarkMoonEnigma

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Hey Miles ... really glad to see you about, and I am looking forward to engaging with you once again ... it's been how long? :p

When I was operating my original avatar (MindStar9) and on staff with the EntropiaTimes magazine crew, Miles participated in my Vehicles article for the Sep 2010 launch issue ... vehicles had been introduced on June 21, 2010 ... so Miles and I go way back.

His photo for the vehicles article was my favorite because he took it at the end of the (then) Corinth Beach Pier that held so many memories for me ... it was my absolute favorite place in all of Entropia Universe.

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However, Miles is one of those Entropians who like to test limits ... just sayin'

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You can find the full article in the first issue of the EntropiaTimes, which is quite fun with all the cool photos everyone sent to me to add to the article, but all four issues of the EntropiaTimes can be found here in our Entropia Universe Archives section at the forum.

I am looking forward to some more fun times Miles. :jumpclap
 

TOULAN AND MONRIA | A NEW BEGINNING

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a new and exciting partnership between Monria and Planet Toulan. We are delighted with our new beginning, and henceforth Virtualsense will be responsible for all Development Operations, and Marketing and Community Management of both Planet Toulan and Monria.

THE BACKGROUND

We’ve been friends for quite some time now having lengthy discussions about Entropia and gaming, emerging technologies and how to improve the environments for our respective communities. Over these long talks we have grown our friendship into an alliance, and have come to a mutual respect for each other’s strengths and where they lie. It was during these chats that our focus turned toward exploring ways we could work together for the benefit of both Monria and Toulan.

Since inception, Virtualsense was created as a business within the Entropia Universe with the goal to add value to the virtual world, create communities, engaging content, storylines and gameplay, and now this dream has become a reality.

Throughout this journey MindArk has been very supportive and positive about ideas that can add value to the Entropia Universe. Since our experience of managing and marketing Monria in partnership with MindArk has been so positive it has only fueled our desire to make a greater contribution to the Entropia ecosystem.

Toulan’s Team has put great effort into the beauty of the planet and has been extremely impressed by what the Virtualsense team has been able to achieve with Monria. With more development autonomy we have every confidence that the right team is in place to build a bright future for both Toulan and Monria.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR TOULAN
  • All future development will be undertaken by Virtualsense.
  • Virtualsense will be responsible for all Marketing and Promotion of Planet Toulan.
  • The Virtualsense Team will Manage the Planet Toulan Community including all future events.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR MONRIA
  • Monria will continue to be developed, marketed and managed as it is today.
  • We have a greater capacity to develop and will bring even more content to Monria!
FUTURE PLANS

We have already started work on future content but we need to be very careful in how we go forward with our development. We don’t want to make promises that we cannot keep. It is evident on Monria that Virtualsense takes things at a steady yet achievable pace. We now have more control over this pace than we have ever had before but we will continue to proceed with purpose while prioritizing the content we feel will have the most benefit to our communities.

We would like to share the areas we are focusing on, and our vision of the future possibilities in this new age:
  • The shops and apartments on Planet Toulan will be released and attainable through in-game activity.
  • Monria will be expanded and new content added over time.
  • We will focus on introducing more uses for Planet Toulan resources.
  • We want to continue working with the community to support the growth of both locations through community initiatives.
  • Cross location events/missions are something that we would like to make possible at some point.
  • We intend to connect the lore between Monria and Toulan through storyline and missions while maintaining their own identities.
  • We will apply what we’ve learned from Monria to Toulan and grow the community through new player acquisition.
  • We will continue to support the Monria Space Travel Program managed by Anny Thundergirl and wish to extend the benefit to future Toulan Borns and Toulan estate owners at the appropriate time.
  • For each VU we will be concentrating on resolving existing and new bugs in as timely a manner as possible.
  • We will focus on player content to serve game play with a purpose and utilize the platform systems to that end.
TRANSITION

Virtualsense is currently going through a transition and handover period so that we’re fully operational but we wanted to share this information with the community as early as possible. The team at MindArk is fully supporting us to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Some of the current efforts underway are:
  • Construction of a new Virtualsense website for the purpose of marketing both Monria and Toulan.
  • Preparation of a migration of the Toulan and Monria forums to a single forum shared by both communities.
  • Development of concepts/roadmaps for both Monria and Toulan.
  • Research of Planet Toulan including lore, missions, content and reported bugs.
  • A renewed focus on the utility and purpose of loot on Toulan.
  • Review of all community initiatives and events.
FINAL WORDS

We would like to thank the loyal and positive supporters from both communities. Although we have a lot of work to do we are really excited about the potential for the years ahead and look forward to the continued growth of both Toulan and Monria.

The primary goal of Virtualsense has always been to make a positive contribution to the Entropia Universe and to bring more players to our community. We will continue to work hard toward this goal into the future.

On a final note, we have always worked very closely with the team at MindArk and none of this would have been possible without their guidance. Over the years we have built relationships with some really good people who share the same goals and passion as we do.

Thank you for all you have done to support us.

Here’s to a New Beginning!

Ant & Mohammed
Was very nice to read this, be evrything managed as is planning
 

Dante Inferno

New Member
Yes it does, thank you.

I have no idea how you'll weave two such vastly different themes together but certainly you have a vision. I would only regret if the well-shaped Monria theme would get "contaminated" in some way. In Toulan I've not had any interest at all so far, looking forward to where you're going to take it.

Good luck!
I've thought about that a lot too, and I think it's feasible ... let's remember the prequel to the Dune saga, from the son of Frank Herbert and Kevin Anderson ...

The origin of the Fremen was due to the flight in a jump ship of a series of Zen slaves and Suni slaves ... upon reaching Arrakis they had no choice but to adapt their respective cults and learn to survive in this hostile environment. .. Fremen were born.

Well, it could be something similar ... fleeing the radiation of Nawa that produces mutations, a Toulan ship reached the end of the known universe ... after crashing his ship, over thousands of years his mutations disappeared to appear new ones ... like tentacles on their faces.

It was due to the presence of a being (that we have not seen yet) to whom they paid homage ... The cultists had been born ...
Those cultists forgot their past and focused on trying to make that being come accompanied by others: Astur, Dagon ...

DME, do we have an idea? :jumpclap
 

DarkMoonEnigma

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LOL Dante ... you have a lively creative imagination there ... not quite what Ant has in mind, but perhaps it might be inspiring. :thumbsup
 

Dante Inferno

New Member
Well, let's put aside how to cross the stories, and focus on how to improve Toulan, which is quite abandoned... like NI a long time ago:

- Make profitable the building of shops and apartments that was recently made.

- Toulan has the most beautiful textures in the whole of the US ... but the skin shedding rate dropped dramatically ... That rate should go up again, especially TabTab, which is the equivalent of brukite texture for beginners. ..

- Clothes BP must flow, in order to use these textures ...

- In one of the VUs, the types of loot needed for the cards needed to access the instances in the central tower of Toulan, in the lake, declined ... and instead of correcting the loot, the cards were eliminated, changing them for a lot of tokens ... This is not cyrene ... I remember how much fun it was to search for the necessary loot for the cards, how I traded ingredients with other players ... Due to the tremendously boring of the codex, the return of the instance cards will add Too much fun.

- Toulan needs UL armor and weapons, even if they are rare drops.

- Due to the textures and the bp of clothes, and having as a model the mission of monria that gives 75pecs of skill in engineering ... one or more daily missions that will reward with taylor skills, coloring or texturing would be the best and would attract many players.

- Of course, the item drop rate must be checked.

Well, here are my ideas ...
 
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