Colonize Mars reached a serious roadmap milestone this weekend by launching its web-based platform that permits gamers to generate Martia token rewards with their NFTs. Regardless of a day delay and predictable server load points, the launch permits gamers to discover the brand new recreation and assign their NFTs to possession playing cards This fashion gamers can begin incomes Martia Tokens, the venture’s in-game forex.
Colonize Mars is a comparatively new venture that has beforehand held two well-liked pack gross sales and launched a rarity improve system. On the time, there wasn’t something to do with the NFTs in addition to admiring the graphics. That every one modified this weekend – gamers can now “stake” (it’s not technically staking, extra on this later) them to generate Martia Tokens utilizing the net platform out there at Mars.cards.
The launch of the brand new web-based platform was not with out points. The builders initially delayed the launch by in the future, with the given purpose that they discovered a bug. The venture launched the subsequent day and the group flooded the web site, inflicting points for most individuals. Nevertheless, inside an hour or two issues had been working fairly nicely and all of my NFTs had been incomes Martia Tokens.
Within the small period of time because the launch, the crew eliminated just a few notable options, presumably for additional testing. Essentially the most detrimental was the dearth of an ongoing Martia steadiness, together with eradicating the “declare” button (which by no means labored for me). I count on that the builders will add these options once more quickly sufficient.
It’s price noting that they think about this launch because the Section 2: Institution (Beta), and its primarily supposed to launch the platform and generate tokens. The venture’s roadmap states the total launch of Section 2 will are available in early 2022.
Now let’s dive into all the pieces it is advisable find out about Colonize Mars to begin producing tokens in anticipation of future releases.
Base Playing cards vs Possession Playing cards
As I used to be lurking the Colonize Mars Discord server in the course of the launch, there was loads of confusion about base playing cards and possession playing cards. Let’s begin by clarifying these two kinds of playing cards.
Base playing cards are many of the NFTs within the recreation. They signify buildings, infrastructure, instruments, energy mills, researchers, astronauts, and primarily all the pieces else. Gamers are required to have base playing cards to play the sport, with the upper rarity playing cards producing elevated rewards. Base playing cards are utilized by staking them to possession playing cards.
Possession playing cards are distinctive, costly and the rarest playing cards within the recreation. They’re the identical kinds of objects as base playing cards (reminiscent of a rover) however match 1:1 with a chunk of apparatus that you simply’ll discover on the map. Gamers stake their base playing cards to the possession playing cards to earn Martia, however the participant with the Possession playing cards earns a payment (set by the proprietor) for all the pieces gamers generate. You possibly can think about possession playing cards just like “land” playing cards in different play-to-earn video games.
When a participant assigns a base card to an possession card, all of that participant’s base playing cards of that very same sort routinely be a part of the project. You can not break up playing cards of the identical sort between possession playing cards – it’s all or nothing. For instance, when gamers assign a cargo ship card to the chosen cargo ship possession card, all cargo ship playing cards will be a part of.
Now, let’s discuss the usage of the time period staking. Staking sometimes means eradicating the NFT out of your pockets and locking it someplace else (reminiscent of R-Planet). That’s not what occurs with Colonize Mars – the NFTs aren’t going anyplace. As an alternative, they continue to be in your pockets whereas nonetheless producing Martia tokens. Even so, the devs and group are inclined to name this staking, but it surely’s price clarifying that your NFTs aren’t going to depart your pockets.
How Do You Earn MARTIA Tokens?
Martia Tokens are the in-game forex for Colonize Mars and can be used closely as extra gameplay is added. At current, incomes the Martia token is the whole level of the gameplay launch.
You possibly can earn Martia tokens by staking them to the possession playing cards as mentioned above. The quantity that you simply earn relies on the kind of card (reminiscent of a rover as a substitute of a cargo ship), the rarity of that card, and the payment charged by the possession card that you simply stake it to.
Rarity is straight put to make use of in Colonize Mars by impacting the energy of your assortment, which is indicative of how a lot Martia the NFT will generate. The above readout on the “Profile” web page straight showcases the rarity energy of every card. A Darkish Matter card generates greater than three Epic playing cards, for instance.
The rarity-based card energy system straight helps the rarity upgrading system launched earlier this 12 months. For instance, it takes six widespread playing cards to improve to an unusual card. That one unusual card has 6.5 energy, which is 0.5 energy greater than what you had with six widespread playing cards. The beneficial properties improve as you improve, creating continued motivation to purchase and burn playing cards in pursuit of the strongest assortment doable.
Proper now you’ll be able to solely earn MARTIA tokens, that’s it. However there’s a purpose for introducing this characteristic first. Within the subsequent replace, which you’ll be able to see on the project’s roadmap, the crew will add sources to the sport. Gamers can generate these as a substitute of or along with tokens. These sources can be utilized to “energy up” your present playing cards, and undoubtedly there can be loads of different options sooner or later.
What In regards to the Colonize Mars Interface?
Every thing that we’ve mentioned thus far might’ve been achieved with a fairly easy menu. Nevertheless, the dev crew referred to as this a gameplay launch, not a “fairly easy menu” launch. When a participant logs in, they instantly arrive on the lovely Colony Map. Take it in:
Truthfully, there’s not a lot to do on the map at this level. At launch, you possibly can click on on the objects and see the possession NFT that it corresponds with, however that characteristic will not be out there on the time of this writing. There’s no tangible profit proper now to having that info anyway.
You possibly can stake by means of the “Earn” menu, and that’s the place you’ll be spending all of your time proper now. Nevertheless, the presence of a sturdy and chronic colony map with fairly spectacular graphics is encouraging. The upcoming steps within the roadmap focus on placing the map to precise use.
The online-based platform is all mobile-first, that means you’ll be capable to play this recreation on-the-go as options roll out. Even throughout this launch, I usually checked the cell web site and it was completely effective.
In the end, the launch was a hit (regardless of just a few hurdles) and it’s thrilling to see this venture hit a serious milestone in an trade stuffed with delays. I’m trying ahead to future releases that increase on the crew’s imaginative and prescient. Proper now, it’s time to gather and improve NFTs in pursuit of producing as a lot Martia as you’ll be able to!
What’s Colonize Mars?
Colonize Mars is a strategic colony simulation recreation at present in improvement on the Wax blockchain. Gamers use their NFTs to assist in colony improvement and finally create land expansions and construct player-owned hubs. Gamers stake playing cards and preserve them at common intervals to obtain Martia tokens as rewards within the first Section. Later phases will embrace enlargement, expeditions, and discovery.