Most expensive virtual item - Crystal Palace
Space Station sets world record
GOTHENBURG, Sweden--The auction for the Crystal Palace
Space Station in the Entropia Universe massive
multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) has sold for
$330,000 (3,300,000 PED) to Buzz “Erik” Lightyear-setting
the new world record for the Most
expensive virtual item.
The player who won the auction for
expensive virtual item, Buzz “Erik” Lightyear,
is known as one of the best crafters within the game.
"All Buzz has to do is let the station run,
set a decent tax rate, keep it stocked with things to hunt,
and he can take all the PED he earns and translate it into
cold, hard cash," says a specialist.
Buzz wrote on the Entropia's Forum:"
I was really hoping to win this auction. I believe Crystal
Palace can be amazing since it won't just be owned by some
investor, but instead by a very active, and very old player
who loves Entropia Universe."
Entropia Universe is a massively multiplayer
online virtual universe designed by Swedish software company
MindArk, based in Gothenburg. The Entropia Universe is a direct
continuation of Project Entropia, with MindArk reporting a
2006 in-game turnover of over 3.6 Billion PED ($360 Million
Entropia Universe is well known for its “real
cash economy,” where $1 can buy you 10 PEDs (Project Entropia
dollars) in the virtual world. The Crystal Palace is a huge
virtual space station that orbits the Planet
space station provides an income stream of revenue from any
purchases made there plus hunting on the space station. (enlarge
The Entropia online community claims to have
over 810,000 registered participants from over 220 countries.
Palace Space Station (commonly abbreviated to CP)
is the first of two space stations in Entropia Universe, which
was constructed in 2004. It is a popular hunting ground for
experienced hunters looking for a challenging time.
The Entropia Universe entered the Guinness Book of World Records in both 2004 and 2008 for the most expensive
virtual world objects ever sold.
The previous Guinness world record for virtual
property was previously set with the purchase of Club Neverdie
- The Virtual Space Resort and Nightclub, for 1,000,000 PED