Mines of Dalarnia team shows massive gratitude for their playtesters!

The Mines of Dalarnia team will not let the time invested, plus the efforts of their playtesters go down the drain as they announce the testnet rewards on April 20. As this free-to-play 2D action-adventure game reaches its upcoming mainnet launch that their Game Director Keith McCollough initially announced, the MoD team is pleased to confirm that they want to reward both V1 and V2 playtesters with fantastic prizes!

Over the last year, the MoD community has shown to be an essential testing resource. And, with mainnet slated to debut on April 26, the team is glad to offer this initiative as a token of their appreciation from everyone on Team Dalarnia.

Mines of Dalarnia Playtesters eligible for rewards (V1)

Players are eligible for consideration if they utilize a Chromia Vault testnet account to play Mines of Dalarnia V1. A total of 2000 users will get incentives depending on their Reward Tier (see below). In addition, users are rated based on the metrics shown below from their Vault account.

Reward Tiers

Firstly, the 200 users with the greatest total distance dug will be in Reward Tier 4. They will receive: 

  • Cosmetic “Crystal Skin” armor NFT
  • Cosmetic “Crystal Skin” helmet NFT
  • Mining Passport NFT, Pick Particle Effect NFT and;
  • 50 DAR tokens (see functions below). 

Reward Tier 3 will include 300 users with the highest total value of minerals gathered. This tier prioritizes the rarity of minerals obtained in this tier but not in the next. These users will receive:

  • Armor Cosmetic NFT 
  • Pick Particle Effect NFT 
  • Mining Passport NFT and;
  • 40 DAR tokens

The 500 users who have gathered the most minerals will be in Reward Tier 2. This tier consists of these rewards:

  • Pick Particle Effect NFT 
  • Mining Passport NFT and;
  • 30 DAR tokens

Finally, the top 1000 users with the most mining runs will be in Reward Tier 1. The rewards in this tier are:

  • Pick Particle Effect NFT 
  • Mining Passport NFT and;
  • 20 DAR tokens

Users will be able to connect their Chromia Vault account used to play V1 with their selected BNB address via the rewards portal interface. It will allow the portal to read your Chromia Vault account progress while distributing prizes on the BNB chain. Further, the procedure will require you to sign a message with your Chromia Vault, guaranteeing that no one else may claim credit for the time and effort playtesters into V1 testing. If you utilized numerous Chromia Vault accounts during testing, you can generate multiple BNB chain addresses and link each Vault account to a different BNB address.

The Mines of Dalarnia team also emphasized that users can only be in one reward tier. Furthermore, if a player qualifies for more than one award tier, they will only receive the highest possible rewards, while other chosen players will fill the lower reward tiers.

Mines of Dalarnia Playtesters eligible for rewards (V2)

All V2 testers (the new version on the BNB Testnet) will be able to make a claim transaction through The Mines of Dalarnia rewards site. More importantly, receiving these awards does not exclude you from participating in the V1 rewards campaign:

  • Mining Passport NFT
  • Cosmetic “Cat Skin” armor NFT
  • Cosmetic “Cat Skin” helmet NFT
  • 20 DAR tokens

Functions of NFT Rewards 

Mining Passport NFT — gives you access to the whole V2 game environment.

Pick Particle Effect NFT — having this gives your pickaxe a permanent glow effect.

Armor Cosmetic NFT — having this grants you access to a Special Cosmetic armor skin.

Helmet Cosmetic NFT — grants you access to a Special Cosmetic helmet skin

DAR tokens – legitimate DAR tokens produced on the BNB blockchain!

Blockchain Brawlers™ receives a massive economical balance update.

WAX io is hopped up to announce the economic changes of the rowdiest play-to-earn game in the Metaverse, Blockchain Brawlers™!

The development team publicized that they are eager to make game changes that would allow them to fine-tune and run a healthy in-game economy. For this to happen, they addressed the following areas that need adjustment: 

  • player behaviors
  • an in-game economy that builds slowly over time
  • keeping the initial number of players low. 

Furthermore, WAX io will continue to recalibrate the game to maintain a healthy game economy. As Blockchain Brawlers™ reach this equilibrium, they will attempt to enhance marketing and promotional initiatives to get additional gamers to participate in the action.

The improvements stated below (“PART 1”) are currently operating in the game. The “Part 2” adjustments will go live on April 19, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET.

Live Patch of Blockchain Brawlers™ (Part 1)

Gold Balancing (Problem #1)

When WAX io pre-launched various scenarios, the team expected to build up Scotty owners to promote the construction of assets culminating with Colt Tenderfoots employing Steel Chairs in Legendary Rings. However, this did not occur. Instead, each Scotty produces additional Scotties. Given his prodigious gold output, cheap crafting cost, and high profits rate when stacked, there is a glut of Scottys in the market, resulting in a surplus of Gold and BRWL.

As a result, gold prices have fallen significantly as the number of Scottys for sale has grown because of players creating additional Scottys rather than moving to higher-level brawlers as planned. As a result, the team has reduced the number of gold drops across the board for each Brawler by 1%.

The team will be maintaining the same gold drop rates for Brass Knuckles, Baseball Bats, and Steel Chairs. Additionally, WAX io will increase the gold drop rate for Trash Cans and Sledge Hammers while decreasing the cost of crafting them. The team has done it to address in-game performance versus expense. It’s time to boost the performance of these mid-tier gaming gears. Finally, they have made revisions to all recipes (shown below). These changes focus on lowering the overall level of gold for sale and maintaining supply and demand in balance.

Changes are listed below:

  • The gold drop rate of Scotty decreased from 7% to 6%
  • The gold drop rate of Barry decreased from 6% to 5%
  • The gold drop rate of Johnny decreased from 5% to 4%
  • The gold drop rate of Colt decreased from 3% to 2%
  • The gold drop rate of Legendary/Ric Flair decreased from 4% to 3%

“Scotty farms” adjustment. (Problem #2)

The original objective of WAX io with Scotty was for him to be a decent beginning Brawler for early players, filling the function of gold producer until players progressed to higher level Brawlers to create more BRWL. Scotty was designed for players who did not win an auction but still wanted to join the Blockchain BrawlersTM to begin their quest toward a BRWL-optimized lineup.

Theoretically, this might still be the use case. However, WAX io needed to limit his overall productivity and make the “Scotty farms” less appealing. The source of the problem was that he was too powerful to be ignored and too simple to get at his current purchase/crafting price.

As a result, the team raised the recipe from 4000 BRWL / 6 Gold to 5,000 BRWL / 13 Gold. The team made the utmost decrease, reducing his default gross income from 70 gross BRWL per match to 61 gross BRWL.

Furthermore, they have altered every Brawler crafting recipe and their BRWL output figures to encourage people to play the game as intended, with players aiming to move to higher-level Brawlers. The cost of constructing Barry increased since his performance compared to the Scotty modifications was too good, and his in-game performance and cost are now firmly linked with all other Brawlers.

Changes to the Brawler Recipe (BRWL/Gold)

  • Crafting Scotty originally cost 4000/6 and now costs 5,000/13.
  • Crafting Barry originally cost 13,200/12 and now costs 18,250/22.
  • Crafting Johnny originally cost 27,500/24 and now costs 23,150/30.
  • Crafting Colt originally cost 46,400/36 and now costs 32,500/35.

BRWL output values (excluding gear)

  • The base gross of Scotty was 70 BRWL and is currently 61 BRWL.
  • The base gross of Barry remains unchanged.
  • The base gross of Johnny was 130 BRWL, and it is now 132 BRWL.
  • The base gross of Colt has increased from 165 BRWL to 170 BRWL.
  • The base gross of Ric Flair / Legendaries has grown from 201 BRWLto 206 BRWL.

Blockchain Brawlers™ upcoming patch (Part 2)

This patch will go live on April 9 at 16:00 EST / 13:00 PST. The below update will not be available until 4 p.m. EST on April 9 because the changes below may harm players if they have a Ring or Gear NFT in their wallet that has yet to be activated.

It is critical for players that have any gear or rings in their wallet/on sale to activate them in their in-game inventory so that they do not lose the gold they paid to obtain this item.

WAX io will reduce the utilization of gears and rings in-game and the cost of crafting. In-game performance is generally unchanged. However, if a player has a Legendary Ring with +2800 uses that is not activated, once the update goes live, that same asset’s uses will dramatically decrease to 600. The same holds for equipment. The team recommends users enable all gear and rings, or else the number of utilization per item will reduce regardless of how much they paid. Players have until 4 p.m. ET to activate their current NFTs if they so want.

Adjustment to the frequency of crafting (Problem #3)

The team did not enjoy the peaks and troughs of making lasting items in Blockchain Brawlers™, so they drastically decreased its uses. However, they also diminished the cost of production. 

Because of this intention, players should expect the Ring and Gear depreciation to be identical. WAX io maintained the Common Ring practically the same, but the Rare and Legendary Rings received a change in the amount of gold required for every usage, also a modest decrease in depreciation. Further, the team also reduced Gear usage by half. For the most part, the BRWL and Gold costs were also cut in half, with a few modifications here and there to help them achieve their objective of developing a self-sustaining economy. Lastly, the team expects it to lessen the entrance hurdle for gamers.

(BRWL/Gold) Rings

  • Common Ring uses have decreased from 350 to 75 matches.
  • Common Ring crafting has decreased from 3200/5 to 675/2.
  • Rare Ring uses have decreased from 1400 to 300 matches.
  • Rare Ring crafting has decreased from 12000/12 to 2,650/8.
  • Legendary Ring uses have decreased from 2,800 to 600 matches.
  • Legendary Ring crafting has decreased from 20,000/20 to 5,150/16.

Gear (BRWL/Gold)

  • Uses of Brass Knuckles have decreased from 250 to 125 matches.
  • The cost of crafting a Brass Knuckle has decreased from 4000/5 to 1,800/3.
  • Uses of the Trash Can have decreased from 250 to 125 matches.
  • The cost of crafting a Trash Can has decreased from 7,500/7 to 2,500/3.
  • Uses of the Sledgehammer have decreased from 250 to 125 matches.
  • The cost of crafting a Sledgehammer has decreased from 10,000/10 to 4,200/5.
  •  Uses of the Baseball Bats have decreased from 250 to 125 matches.
  • The cost of crafting a Baseball Bat has decreased from 14,000/14 to 7,000/7.
  •  Uses of Steel Chair have decreased from 250 to 125 matches.
  • The cost of making a steel chair has decreased from 18,000/18 to 8,900/10

 Swag Kits (BRWL/Gold)

  • The cost of crafting a Swag Kit onto a Common Brawler decreased from 2,000/3 to 2,500/3.
  • The cost of crafting a Swag Kit onto an Uncommon Brawler decreased from 6,600/6 to 9,125/5.
  • The cost of crafting a Swag Kit onto a Rare Brawler decreased from 13,750/12 to 11,575/7.
  • The cost of crafting a Swag Kit onto an Epic Brawler decreased from 23,200/18 to 16,250/9.

Finally, WAX io stated that they eagerly await comments from gamers. They have constantly indicated that some of their decisions will be pleasing for the gamers, while others will not. However, the team claimed that all they do is secure the life of their product and the community’s long-term benefit.

Derby Stars’ final presale is here at last!

On March 30, the Derby Stars team announced that the last pre-sale would commence in the first quarter of May. The announcement included One Planet being the designated platform for the minting, which contributed to an incredible experience during the second pre-sale. The minting will comprise 4,000 horses, bringing their total supply of Origin Horses to 10,000. Details such as the actual date, time, and starting price of the auction during the final stage, on the other hand, remain unknown.

The final pre-sale will follow a similar pattern to the two prior pre-sales. The first stage will be a private sale in which only whitelisted members can participate. Before the presale begins, the Derby Stars team will give 2,500 whitelist tickets (WL) in different manners (details below). In this stage, 2,500 common and rare horses will be minted randomly at the end of the phase.

The second stage is a public sale, which is available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. In comparison to previous pre-sales, the public sale this time will be at a smaller amount, with just 1,060 random common and rare horses (5 LUNA per mint) compared to 1,470 of the first two. More importantly, players can mint only three horses per wallet.

In contrast to the public sale, the last stage will mint 40 unique horses, which is 10-more than the Unique Auction of the first two pre-sales. During this phase, players can mint only up to three Unique horses. This process will make the minting fairer. Lastly, starting price per unit and the time of auction remain unannounced.

Whitelist Ticket Details

A ticket allows you to mint only one horse NFT. The team allocated 2,500 WL tickets for this pre-sale for them to distribute to various members of the Derby Stars community. From March 30 until the end of April, opportunities to gain WL tickets will be open. Several ways to obtain WL tickets are as follows:

Derby Stars’ official Discord server

There are numerous ways to obtain WL tickets on the official Discord server of Derby Stars. One of these ways is having one of the two WL roles.

  1. @Enthusiasts – Enthusiasts are Derby Stars members that the team feels exemplify the perfect community member. They share the mission and assist the community to come together by guiding newbies and sharing everything there is to know about horse qualities, among other things. Enthusiasts can get WL roles by participating in raffle and community events to obtain three tickets at max.
  2. @WL – members can obtain this role by participating in raffles and community activities. If you hold a WL role, you will not be able to obtain more WL tickets at other Raffle and Community events.

The team will also award members that engage in community activities such as quiz trivia, art & meme contests, discord games, and AMA amounting to 240 tickets. During April, the team will organize raffles to award 450 tickets to members. Everyone, LV 5 and LV 10 of “MEE6” have their corresponding raffle pool.

The Derby Stars team believes that collaboration is essential to succeeding in the environment. They have allocated 625 WL tickets for collaborations with other NFT and P2E initiatives. This partnership includes influencers and ambassadors. Interested prospects can submit a business ticket to the official server of Derby Stars. Similarly, the team expects Gaming Guilds will raise interest in Derby Stars. The team has allotted 900 WL tickets to various gaming guilds that line with their objectives.

Finally, the team stated in their announcement that they would raffle out any remaining WL tickets on their Discord server. In addition, the crew emphasized that the overall allocation of the WL may alter.

Pegaxy has now implemented Stats system in Racing and Breeding

One of the popular and most talked about NFT game today Pegaxy has finally introduced it’s biggest update yet. The genetics update brought by the developer team of Pegaxy, comes with a new breeding event that may change the whole tide of balance for the game. This update is about changing the gameplay of Pegaxy by taking into consideration the stats of Pegas instead of RNG (Random Number Generator). This is a huge improvement for the game as it will impose a more competitive atmosphere for players to breed more faster Pegas for them to use them in a race. Up until now, races/matches in Pegaxy relied on factors that are randomly generated, and a player will most likely win because of luck.

With this new update, genetics and statistics of each Pega will be more important than ever making players focus on them more rather than being lucky to win. This is why people in the community of Pegaxy calls this update “Stats matter more now”. This will have a really big impact in both the market and playerbase of Pegaxy since breeding of Pegas relies on the NFT aspect of the game.

Breeders will spend more and breed efficiently for them to attain a well built Pega with good stats and genetics. And players will also be motivated to play and race with other players online with their Pegas, because it will give them the true satisfaction of winning since it will determine whose Pega is better than the other.

This update is expected to fix one of the many issues of Pegaxy today, which is oversupply of Pegas. The genetics update will introduce a new burning mechanism to decrease the rising supply of Pegas in the market which affects the currency/token of the game Vigorous (VIS). However, despite the high supply for Pegas, Pegaxy will remove the cooldown period to make way for the new breeding event in the game.

It will enable breeders and players to breed/level up more Pegas that will help them win more matches within a day. The breeding event is expected to start on the 3rd of April, wherein players hope to see a rise and comeback of the VIS token in the market. But with that all said Pegaxy is far from being a skill based NFT game like its competitor Axie Infinity. At the moment, the game only focuses on creating Pegas that are tested on different types of stadiums that favors specific types of Pegas that are compatible in a stadium.

It is said however, that in the future Pegaxy will be introducing foods and gears that can be used on Pegas. We do not have any official information about it yet, but people speculate it to be a type of upgrades that can be used to enhance and improve the stats of a Pega. This will also might be able to be a type of burning mechanism to reduce the surplus of the token in the market. With this new update coming into the game, players and breeders in the community can expect a brighter future for the game that they have all been waiting for ever since it’s release.

What to Expect In Axie Infinity: Origin

Axie Infinity, is one of if not the most popular play to earn games out there today has recently been developing a whole new version for it’s players to experience, named Axie Infinity: Origin. Although the release date has been teased and moved countless of times before the fact has still remained that the new update will change the whole market. The developer of Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis along with it’s founder Jihoz has made a lot of major improvements and changes to the game that will surely excite the players. Based on the posters, posts, and announcements they made the new version contains new cards, new visuals, new effects, and a Free-to-play experience for those who wants to try the game for free!

The game is said to give players three free starter axies that they can use but only in the new mode which is “Story mode. We can expect that the update will be quite big and take a bit of memory for players to be able to install it on their devices. Although it might not be one big update on it’s launch, but it might be multiple updates that will drop one by one in the future.

In the process of balancing and fixing the game before it’s launch (along with the volume of slp in the market) Sky mavis aims to change their way of improving the game. As mentioned before, players will be able to receive three starter axies named Olek, Buba, and Puffy that they will be able to use to experience the game. The whole gameplay itself will be a different experience since Sky mavis wants to make the game more fast paced and interacted while playing a match. They made changes like players being able to interact with the cards that the opponents will use in their turns.

This means that instead of waiting for the other player to finish their turn, players will be able to counter the opponent’s card immediately while they are still making their move. Additionally, it is also said that they made changes to the mechanics of using your energy for card management. This is to ensure players to use their energy at each round instead of saving them for the next one.

This new version of the game will not only affect the gameplay experience of players, but also they way they will be able to earn money with it. SLP (Smooth love potion) is the main currency of this game, wherein it is used to either exchange it for money, for breeding, or trade it to buy axies in the marketplace. As of the current version of the game, players are able to earn SLP by winning a match with other players in the game. Sky mavis removed the daily rewards and SLP earnings through playing adventure mode to reduce the volume of SLP within the market. However, it was still not enough for the price of SLP to rise once more in the market.

Traders, investors, and players from the community predicts that this update will finally pave a way for SLP to pump to the moon. It’s obvious why the community predicts this for the sole reason of the new update bringing in new possibilities for the game. This is why Axie infinity has continued to live on ever since it’s first release years ago. The developers always think of new ideas and ways for the game to be enjoyable for people while still being a play-to-earn game. This is why axie infinity is known as the number NFT (Non-Fungible Token) game in the market today!

Axie Infinity: Origin finally launches it’s trailer and to be released on April 7!

After months of teasing, leaks, and rumors that had been going around in the community about the new version of Axie Infinity, Sky Mavis has finally released the launch date and the official gameplay trailer of the game. The trailer is truly promising and is bombarded with loads of information given to all the players waiting for the game. The new version is really like an entirely different version from the original.

It has new visuals, new designs, new game mode, and a much better experience with the game. We can see in the trailer that the whole user interface of the game has also changed as well, there is also a way to connect with friends online within the game! There will also be a new feature which are card upgrades that can be utilized to make your team stronger and climb the leaderboard. The trailer also presented a new mode where players gets to diverse in the world of Lunacian and a discover the amazing world of Axie Infinity.

Art styles, animations and game designs were not the only one changed in the new upcoming version of Axie Infinity, move sets, game mechanics are changed as well as adding a new system to the game. The developer team of Axie Infinity, Sky mavis added new features such as runes/charms, the new Rage mechanic, and more. We do not have an idea to which what these features are, and what they do in the game. Although they announced that on April 2, 2022, 10 am EST they will be having a stream on their official twitch account showcasing full gameplay of the alpha version of Origin. This will be a great opportunity for players to have an early look of what the game will be instead of waiting a few more days for it to come out. Other than that, we can expect that although the game will launch in a matter of days, it still a soft launch. This means that the game will only be available to a limited amount of people.

This new update will surely be the biggest update the community has seen in Axie Infinity. It will change the whole course of what we know about the game so far and make it into something that we can all enjoy together while earning at the same time. We can also expect the game to be more competitive than ever with the whole new leaderboard and ranking system as seen from the trailer and announcements from Sky Mavis.

This version of Axie Infinity might also be able to make a way for it to enter the mainstream of gaming, wherein it can be an official Esports game that many people will pay attention to just like League of Legends, Pokemon, Smash brothers and more. It truly shows what the founder of Sky Mavis “Jihoz” envisioned Axie Infinity to be. A game that will be more than a play to earn game. Based on everything we know so far we can assume that after the new update, Axie Infinity will be more than an NFT game. It is approaching to be something that will be enjoyed by gamers and traders from crypto alike.