How to Earn PEDs by Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs in Entropia Universe
Basic Info About Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs
Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs is another easy way to earn PEDs in Entropia Universe but it is not beginner friendly.
First of all, you can always be killed by other player(s) because Oil Fields are always a PvP (Player vs Player) Zones.
Second, it usually requires you to stand in line with other players, waiting for your turn to pick up Oil.
Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs Guide
UPDATE: December 17. 2016. - Orthos Oil Field (Planet Calypso) is still closed and will stay that way according to Planet Calypso Adviser Saguaro, here's screenshot of Local chat in Camp Icarus I made few minutes ago.
UPDATE: April 2016. - Orthos Oil Field (Planet Calypso) is shut down by MindArk and Oil can not be picked up there atm.
Follow upcoming game patches for info about it's potential re-opening it.
Like i said, Oil Fields are always a PvP Zones.
It is not unusual to see players killing each others in Oil Fields (less people in line = less time waiting = more Oil = more PEDs).
Because of that, most of the times there are 1-2 "guards" who are making sure everything is in order (players wait for their turn and no one is killing anyone).
Guards are experienced players with high skills and expensive weapons/armors so do not mess with them (they will probably kill you in 1 shot).
There is a rule that most Guards force - to be left to be in line and gather Oil your Agility must be 15 or higher.
This rule is made to remove freshly new registered players from picking up Oil. Why?
- Two reason: 1. Because new players might stop playing in few days and Oil they gathered would be wasted.
2. They could be second accounts of some stronger player (which is forbidden by game rules).
Here's Video of Usual Day at Orthos Oil Field
Earning PEDs by Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs
After you picked up Oil there are few things you can do with it.
1. You can use it to drive your vehicles
2. You can sell it in Auction House for PEDs
3. You can sell it directly to other players for PEDs or Items you need
My Personal Opinion About Earning PEDs by Picking Up Oil at Oil Rigs
If You're planning to earn some PEDs by picking up Oil on Planet Calypso - You can forget about it unless You're one of the strongest players in game.
The only place where new players could get some free Oil, Orthos Oil Field, is permanently closed and will not be open in future.
The only active Oil rig is Ashi and it is controlled by the strongest players who will kill anyone on sight (especially newbies and low level players).
If You really want to earn PEDs with way, the only way to do it is to go to some other planet in Entropia Universe...