Since this blog is written strictly from a game point of view it is less than easy to talk about certain aspects of the game and still maintain a fictional view. One of these aspects is Economics, and especially Depositing.
Entropia Universe is a free-to-play game. There are no monthly fee(s) like other games have. It is also a Real Cash Economy (RCE), meaning that everything in the game has an actual value in (American) Dollars. Since money don’t grow on trees (for obvious reasons) in the game this adds an extra challenge for those who do not want to fund their gaming by depositing money. I am such a person, though it can be argued if I have deposited or not. I used a third-party website to earn game money and transfer it to my game account. It is not an illegal action but it is questionable.
The initial funding eased the start of the game and help me shorten the otherwise long-term Boredom-Jobs (collect fruit/stones, extract vibrant sweat) to get “free money” in the game. That said, I still engage in these jobs on and off to make sure I keep an Eco balance.