PLANET CALYPSO UPDATES TO VERSION 10.6

Göteborg, Sweden - December 22, 2009 - First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real cash economy MMORPG, announced today that version 10.6 is available for download. The version 10.6 update introduces a new creature, the massive Proteron, which was the winning entry of the 'Create-a-Critter' community design contest, held earlier this year.

Also, for the first time in the decade long history of Planet Calypso colonists can now upgrade their items to make them more powerful. This includes all weapons, armor, mining tools and first aid packs. Players can raise the "Tier" of an item by using it, and as the item advances it gains "sockets" that can be used to improve it. "Enhancers" are a new craftable item class and are a new addition to the manufacturing system, with a new profession and skills. These "Enhancers" can then be placed in an item's sockets to improve its statistics.

Version 10.6 includes the following updates:

NEW FUNCTIONALITY

Item Enhancement system

• Weapons, Armors, Mining Tools and Fast Aid Packs have a new property called Tier

• Tier increases independently for each item when it is used

• Tier Increase Rate (TIR) indicates how fast Tier increases and is different for each item (shown in Items Info)

• Limited items increase Tier faster than unlimited items

• Major Tiers (1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc) unlocks Sockets, i.e. an item with Tier 4.0 has four unlocked Sockets

• Limited items are automatically Upgraded when they get to a new major Tier (Tier 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc)

• Unlimited items must be Upgraded through a manual process when they are about to reach a new major Tier (Tier 0.9, 1.9, 2.9 etc)

• Upgrading an Unlimited item requires ingredients; if it succeeds, it takes the item to the new major Tier (Tier 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc)

• There is a new type of item called Enhancer

• Enhancers can be connected to Sockets (and connected Enhancers can be disconnected)

• Connected Enhancers modify the stats of an item

• Enhancers are stackable but their effect is not affected by stack size

• Connected Enhancers may break when the item they are connected to is used, which reduces the connected stack size

• Enhancers are craftable and are a new addition to the manufacturing system, with a new profession and skills

Ammo Value Change

In order to make ammunition consumption to work with the Item Enhancement, the following changes have been made:

• Ammunition value has been divided by 100 - where you got 100 BLP ammo per ped before, you now get 10,000

• Ammo burn is multiplied by 100 - if your ammo burn was 7 before this update, it's 700 now

• Everyone's ammunition amount has been multiplied by 100 - if you had 9,400 ammo before this update, you have 940,000 now

• Adjusted amount of ammunition in loot to reflect the value change of ammunition

FIXED ISSUES

Creature Issues

• Fixed Molisk spawns west of New Switzerland

• Corrected the location of thorofoid/robot spawns near Emerald Lakes

• Scared away Atroxes from Genesis Amethera HQ streets

• Idle creatures are not standing still as much as before

• Loot distance increased

Client Loader Issues

• Client Loader now has file validation tool, under the File menu at the top

• Fixed issue where the Client Loader's launch button could start both patch and client

• Fixed issue where Client Loader didn't start automatically after patch

Item Issues

• Umbranoid suits no longer makes you invisible

• Gullaldr Shades and Racer Shades are no longer glowing

Tier Upgrade Issues

• Fixed issue with Show Enhancements buttons in Item Info

• Fixed issue that blocks the skills and professions associated with upgrading Unlimited items

• You can no longer change enhancers while an item is in trade

• PvP trade of items of Tier 1.0 or greater is now possible

Sound Issues

• Fixed ambient sound around Wolverine Hope

• Fixed missing sound for teleporting

• Improved step sounds

• Adjusted sounds of flying creatures

Screen Issues

• Content on the Xlite-S series are now properly aligned

• Adjusted brightness of ads on all screens for Player Content

Terrain and Location Issues

• Improved a lot of terrain around LA05, LA07, OLA18 and OLA11

• Removed mountains and altered terrain around Fort Argus

• Adjusted terrain of LAs near Wolverine Hope

• Adjusted terrain of OLAs 52, 54, 34 and 28

• Fixed missing texture on a few objects

• Aligned various objects to ground

• Fixed terrain issues all over the planet

• The terrain in CND Biodomes has been adjusted

• Fixed error with the teleporter at Shinook

Miscellaneous Issues

• Presentation of ammo on Light Weapon Cells and Light BLP Packs fixed

• Fixed issue with the listing of items under the Won tab in Auction

• Fixed issue with existing bids in auction not counted as usable asset when raising a bid

• "Show on map" added to context menu for mining and estate deeds

• Adjusted sound for seismic bomb

• Timeout for being idle before logout changed to 1 hour

• Improved stability

• Windows 7 is now supported

KNOWN ISSUES

• No warning message displayed when enhancers break

• File validation is not yet fully implemented

First Planet Company is the developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the largest real cash economy MMORPG in the world. Players have the ability to participate in a unique virtual economy where they only pay for the game when they play. Its unique real cash economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real money during their adventures on Calypso. It is also the first MMORPG to use CryTek's stunning CryENGINE 2 for amazing graphics and physics.

Planet Calypso is a free download available at the game's official website, www.planetcalypso.com.

About First Planet Company

First Planet Company AB is a subsidiary of the MindArk Group. First Planet Company AB develops and markets Planet Calypso, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) 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 struggling with the natural and economic elements involved in establishing their new civilization.

For more information on First Planet Company (FPC) and Planet Calypso please contact us at the numbers above or go to our website at http://www.planetcalypso.com

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