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  Player loots $33,000 in one hunt on Planet Calypso
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Gothenburg, Sweden - October 16, 2013 /Planet Calypso/ - Planet Calypso AB, operator of the longest established planet in the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE), announced today that a player has just earned over $33,000 by bringing down one of the toughest monsters in the game.  Alan Akram of Norway was playing on October 5 th when he achieved this epic Hall of Fame win. 

"I was hunting around Fort Troy on Planet Calypso when I came upon a Mulmun Looter Elite.  I was definitely trying to take down a creature above my level but I had good weapons, armor and friends," said Alan Akram.  "Luckily my cousin had mentored me for fights like this and I had a guardian angel healing me during the battle.  I am stunned as I never expected a jackpot this massive and will definitely be playing this game for a long time." 

Mr. Akram, better known in the game by his avatar name "Alan Krom" has only been playing for 9 months and this is his largest loot to date. He flew to the hunting grounds in his Quad-Wing Interceptor and then stalked the creature on the ground.  His primary weapon in the hunt was a DOA Strikehammer, and he received supportive healing from Karine Rikane.  While it takes skill and planning to take down any creature in the game, the loot system on Planet Calypso incorporates many factors including the toughness of the prey, avatar skills, equipment, and several incidental elements.  Large loots such as this one do not affect other players' chances, and thus are always possible within the Entropia Universe system.

Entropia Universe is the largest Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game in the world. Players have no monthly costs, but deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on any planet, including Planet Calypso, in the Entropia Universe. For more information on Entropia Universe or to download the free game please visit



About Planet Calypso AB

Planet Calypso AB develops and markets Planet Calypso, a Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (MMORCE) game based on the Entropia Platform, and is part of the Entropia Universe. Set in a distant future, the planet Calypso is home to an expanding human colony engaged with the natural and economic elements of establishing their new civilization.

For more information on Planet Calypso AB (PCAB) and Planet Calypso please contact us at the numbers below or go to our website at

Copyright © 2013 Planet Calypso AB. All Rights Reserved. 

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


For further information, please contact:

Entropia Universe Media:

David Tractenberg

(310) 453-2050 x111

[email protected]


Copyright © 2013  Entropia Universe AB. All Rights Reserved.


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