For those of you with really deep pockets, Planet Calypso has announced a new online auction to acquire a massive virtual space station known as the Crystal Palace. First Planet Company, the developer and publisher of the futuristic, open-ended social, economic and political action-adventure MMORPG, announced today plans to sell off the virtual station beginning on December 14th, 2009 and run through December 28th, 2009. The winning bidder will receive the property deed and exclusive taxation rights to the popular in-game Crystal Palace.

This is the third major property auction offered by Planet Calypso. The first auction of Treasure Island sold for $26,500 USD, while the second auction of a Virtual Space Resort sold for an astounding $100,000 USD. According to the press release, both buyers made that back and a lot more in less than a year.

This auction is the third major property opportunity offered on Planet Calypso. The first auction, for Treasure Island, took place in 2004 and sold for $26,500 USD. Australian gamer, David “Deathifier” Storey recouped his full investment within 12 months and has continued to make a profit. The second, and much larger, auction took place in 2005 when American gamer Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs bought a Virtual Space Resort for a record-breaking $100,000 USD. Due to his virtual nightclub and the profits obtained from mining/hunting rights and property sales on the resort, Mr. Jacob’s fortune was valued at $1.5 million USD in 2006. Operating profitably from day one the Club NEVERDIE Resort brought in over $50,000 USD in mining/hunting rights alone in its first five months.

  • You can read the full press release here.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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