The in-game currency of Exodus3000. Mars Dollars are earned through either exploration/mining or attacking other players. The common abbreviation of Mars Dollars is simply MD.
Uses of MDEdit
There are many uses for MD within the game. The most common is the purchase of upgrades. The cost of upgrades increases with each level, which encourages the continued acquisition of MD. The second use of MD is to purchase teleports. Currently (10/19/06) players may only purchase teleports back to their homestead.
Mars Dollars can be earned by mining minerals from volcanoes and selling them at settlements, exploring ruins, and attacking other player's homesteads. The amount earned at each of these activities is highly variable, although the money to be earned by attacking is, of course, limited by the standing balance of the targeted player. The earnable amount of the volcanoes and ruins is subject to the elusive and lucrative Jackpot event. Occasionally when mining or exploring, a player will find a Jackpot that drastically increases the amount of the payoff for that action. Also players mining volcanoes will, under certain conditions, trigger an eruption that will cause a loss of MDs.