Axie Infinity’s newest version, Origin is finally out and playable in both mobile and pc’s alike. It has finally been released and one thing is for sure, it took the whole community by a storm of feedbacks, reactions, and mixed emotions. First and foremost, the new version of the game is downloadable on Sky Mavis’s official site, and for pc users it is available on the sky mavis launcher. The soft launch of Origin is what the community expected and not expected it to be. As we predicted, origin is almost entirely a different game than Axie Infinity. As the new version was launched on it’s release date, it is still not confirmed whether the origin update will replace the whole original axie game, or if it is a entirely separate game from the current version. The community had lots of high expectations in the launch of origin. Players expected a more competitive atmosphere in the game, others expected a free-to-play experience, and some wanted the game to make them earn more money. Whether all of this are brought in by the launch of origin is still debatable for a lot of people in the community. In the market side of the community of Axie infinity, lots of people expected a high increase in SLP (Smooth love potion) from this launch of the game. They expected a new burning mechanism that will be introduced once the game has been released in the community. However after testing out the game once it was released, a lot of the players were disappointed after knowing that there was no such thing. These kinds of expectations from the community can’t be helped since the developers teased a lot in their posts regarding a big change once the release of origin is out. Putting a lot of great things about the game is guaranteed to make people in the community excited for it’s release. It gives them hope that after the launch will finally be a right step towards a bright future of Axie Infinity.
The content of the game itself is interesting in it’s own category. Once you logged in your current account in Axie Infinity, you would be greeted with a cutscene inside the game that has a full-on dialogue of characters in the game. After the cutscene is the tutorial for the actual gameplay of the game. It is indeed a different gameplay from the main version of Axie infinity. The cards are different, the mechanics are different and the whole play-style will be different for a lot of players in the community. As of now, only adventure mode is playable since the game also specifically stated that it is still in progress before being final. Completing stages in Adventure mode rewards a player lots of stuffs like runes, charms and 6 free axies in total. The first three axis are given once the player reaches the second stage of Adventure mode, while the other three are rewarded for reaching the final stage of the game. If your existing account already has a team of axis, then it can be linked in the game once you reach a later stage in the game. Apart from changing existing cards’ stats, passives and mechanics, it has also been increased to six cards for each axies that a player owns. This totals up to 18 different cards that can be used in a match. The energy system is also somewhat changed, instead of stacking up energy for the next round it has been changed where it resets to only three energy per turn. This forces players to come up of strategies for each turn while making the most out of the energies that they have. Certain mechanics are also added in the game, like buffing an ally using a card, targeting a specific enemy on the opposing team, and being able to pick/remove a card from your deck. The runes mechanics of origin is also interesting. It introduces a stat-stick buff type of mechanic for axies to have in the game. Currently there is only two slots for each axies to equip them with a rune. These runes gives stats like +Hp, +Attack, +Speed and more. This will give a players an upper hand if their team is equipped with amazing runes that is well suited for their axies. Runes can ba obtained after clearing stages in Adventure mode. It gives random sets of runes each time a stage is cleared. These new mechanics are still in progress, but gives the community an idea of what matches against other players will be once the game is complete.
It is up to the community for them to decide whether the wait was worth it or not after the release of this game. The developers put a lot of hype in this new version of Axie infinity. They made the community expect a lot from this launch, while hoping that Axie infinity will maintain it’s status from being the top play to earn NFT game in the market. We can’t be fully sure of what’s to come next for Axie infinity. It started out as an NFT game where players are able to earn by playing the game back then. But the developers are planning for the game to be a full-on game wherein there is a lore, an interesting and fun gameplay, and a community that is built on the game itself and not the earning aspect of the game. Just as what the developers stated before, they would not remove the ability of players to earn in the game but at the same time they will not focus on improving it as well. With that said nothing in this version of the game yet is final, since it is still in the early access phase of it’s release. Bugs are bound to pop up in the game, and issues will be found while experiencing the game. For now, the community will have to wait once more to see what the future holds for Axie infinity.