Basic Info About Fruits, Stones and Common Dung
Fruits, Stones and Common Dung are valuable resources in Entropia Universe that are used for crafting, feeding tamed pets and fertilizing land areas.
Fruits, Stones and Common Dung are randomly generated all over the planets all the time.
In past Fruits, Stones and Common Dung could be seen only when player was walking (if player was running - he/she could never seen anything).
However, this was changed in summer 2019 and now players can see fruits/stones/dung regardless if they are walking or running.
This change made it a lot easier for Fruits, Stones and Common Dung to be found.
Many players who used collecting fruits/stones to fund their gameplay in past lost their primary way of earning PEDs after this change.
Walking for Fruits and Stones Tips
Very important thing you want to do before you start searching for fruits/stones/dung is to lower graphic setting in game to LOW.
This will remove lots of objects from ground (grass, flowers, rocks textures, etc) so that it is easier to see Fruit, Stones and Common Dung when they appear on ground near your avatar.
Next important thing is to find area of map that is far from teleports - in other words to find area with low circulation of other players.
Why is this important? - My personal impression is that the longer Fruits, Stones and Dung remain on ground before being picked by someone - the more loot they give.
My highest findings were around 200 units of Fruits and Stones from a single find, and those high loots were always in deserted parts of map - far far away from teleports and other players.
Earning PEDs from Collecting Fruits, Stones and Dung
Fruits, Stones and Common Dung can be sold to other players for PEDs.
Since the change I mentioned above - prices of all 3 resources dropped considerably...
Prices from December 2017:
1.000 Fruits was sold for 10-12 PEDs, 1.000 Stones was sold for 3-5 PEDs and 1.000 Common Dung was sold for 3 PEDs.
Prices from August 2019 (few months after change):
1.000 Fruits goes for around 3-4 PEDs, 1.000 Stones goes for around 1-2 PEDs and 1.000 Common Dung goes for less then 1 PED.
My Personal Opinion About Earning PEDs by Collecting Fruits and Stones
Collecting Fruits and Stones was very good way to earn PEDs in Entropia Universe before the change mentioned above.
Prices of all 3 resources were better, not many players were collecting them becuase process was very boring and time consuming - but when You collected them - you could sell them very fast.
Now... Well... now I see lots of players spamming trade channels for hours, trying to sell their fruits and stones for few PEDs... Market is getting more and more saturated, and in future - it will get to the point where Vibrant Sweat market is now...
My guess is that fruits and stones will both reach the point of 1k units / 1 PED, maybe even less... When will that happen... Who knows... A year, maybe two...
On the other hand - cheaper fruits and stones are good if You want to level up Your pet, or if You want to do some crafting :)
Or, You might want to start leveling up Pets and selling them for PEDs :)