EARTH2.io UPDATE 2-8-2020
Shane Today at 6:07 PM
1/5 @everyone Dear Earth 2 Users. It is hard to believe that Earth 2 launched only 3 months ago. The past 7 weeks have kept our whole team run off our feet but we accept these are good problems to have and we thank you for your understanding as we deal with the hyper growth we received, something that not many companies, or people, ever get to experience. Since late December we have spent a lot of time fixing and improving things while also trying to scale things, plan for things, partner with companies, keep the community updated, accommodate dialogue from some of the biggest VCs in the world, fast track phase 2, process withdrawals, manage user accounts, support users, continue building and planning for the game, expand the team, maintain weekly meetings between 5 internal teams, review opportunities, receive and act on advice, negotiate deals plus a multitude of other problems, tasks and requirements that need to be addressed when you grow so fast. Records have been set, there is no doubt. We already have a lot of stories to tell, and those stories would certainly shed light on many things taking place right now, but those are stories for another day. Earth 2 is bigger than all of that right now. A large part of our team is still focusing on improving withdrawals and support, that has not changed, however, we want to give our followers an update on what we are also working on, what to expect and a few changes taking place now and why.
MapBox Earth 2 is extremely excited to announce a partnership with Mapbox moving forward! Many of you will know that Mapbox already powers location for some of the biggest apps in the world like Snap, Facebook, Strava, and Tableau. Our teams are already working together to enhance and deliver exciting new features which will begin taking the Earth 2 map experience to a whole new level! A more official announcement is coming, so please stay tuned to the Mapbox Showcase page, as we will highlight exciting developments in a promotion that will go out to over 1 million developers worldwide! We are extremely excited about what our two teams can achieve both in the short and long term! Essence Around the middle of February our team will commence final testing for Essence distribution on properties. If all goes well we would hope to roll that out quickly which will add to the gameplay already available. To recap, every property will create Essence over time and Essence boosts on your properties will be available for purchase using E$ credit.
Teleportation Teleportation will be very special on Earth 2. Teleporters will allow users to locate and visit your properties via a unique name you can register for each property, making it a lot easier for people to find you. Having a good name for your property will certainly make your property stand out and no two properties will have the same teleportation names. Each property will come equipped with it’s own standard teleporter capable of using the Property Deed as a co-ordinate for other users to teleport to. Essence, once available, will be used to upgrade your property’s standard teleporter to one that will allow you to register a unique name, so long as the name is available and not taken by another property. Other users will be able to then use this name to access your property instantly. Larger properties will get the ability to upgrade their teleporters and in turn register shorter names given the larger presence they have on Earth 2. Teleportation will begin very early in Phase 2 and will initially be supported via web interface. Earth 2 has acquired a 2 character domain name that will act as a gateway to teleport directly to these properties on Earth 2. Essentially properties could be thought of as futuristic web portals, much the same way that web pages became popular in the late 90s and early 00s, and will be the way to navigate and find things quickly on Earth 6137
Shane Today at 7:04 PM
4/5 Dubai Dubai and UAE are definitely heating up and coming soon. Any land that has been illegally acquired there will be wiped clean, so do yourself a favor and don’t buy it from others! There will be a countdown and that countdown will be longer than 24 hours, but we cannot say by how much. We realise some members of the community do not want a countdown, however, it seems to be the fairest option to give people equal opportunity to prepare. We imagine most users will be trying to purchase with E$ credit already on their account as that would be the fastest way to process the payment and property deed, but if you do choose direct credit card payment be aware that there may be delays. We will try to set a time that is reasonable for people for all various time zones around the world. Earth 2 Pay Earth 2 has implemented its own payment option which is a lot more cost effective for us to operate, meaning we have faster access to more funds we can allocate to the growth and development of Earth 2 and for it’s users. Presently we offer Visa and MasterCard, but our system will be able to adapt to numerous other payment methods in the near future making it more convenient for users from varying demographics. We also offer direct deposit via TransferWise.
We are removing PayPal as a payment option but we are working on adding more payment options. In the next few weeks payments may only be made via Visa, MasterCard and TransferWise, so please plan ahead should you wish to have credits available for certain events.21[7:09 PM]5/5 Earth 2 Terrain Video Our team has been so excited to release this video as it will give an insight into what one of the Phase 3 terrain biomes will look like and most importantly will display what has been developed to date and why that development is special. Though Phase 3 will be some time away, the video will give you all a clear idea of how far we have already come and what we are striving toward and, once this video is released, we can begin to share other advancements toward Phase 3 more frequently as we move forward through Phase 2. The video will be released this week and a countdown will begin on our website over the next 36 hours.. Advertising We are hoping to soon begin testing advertising roll outs on the current mapping display. These are early days but we are exploring ways that will also benefit users when ads are displayed on their property through the map view. The beginning of Phase 2 is almost upon us. We imagine Phase 2 will run for some time and include many updates as it is played out mainly in 2D. But it may also include various 3D features on different platforms and applications as they become available. We have been blown away by some of the megacities and planning that has clearly taken place by the community, so much so that we are looking at ways to reward users working together and we are looking at ways we can allow users to potentially reposition existing tiles where free space is available. Throughout Phase 2 you will be able to customise your properties a lot more and advance their technical abilities while mining resources that will be used throughout Phase 2 and beyond. and the first glimpse into the Earth 2 Terrain System