Hey DEFI TIMES community!
Axie Infinity is a Pokémon-inspired universe where anyone can earn tokens through skilled gameplay and contributions to the ecosystem. Players can battle, collect, raise, and build a land-based kingdom for their pets.
Although Axie is still in early access, Axie is ranked the #1 Ethereum game by daily, weekly, and monthly active users. It has generated over 6,400 ETH in revenue (2M+ USD) so far.
While Axie is a fun game, it's also taken on characteristics of a social network and jobs platform due to the strong community and play to earn opportunities that have come from its early success.
The following is a guest article in the form of a Q&A describing the core features of Axie!
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We believe in a future where work and play become one.
We believe in empowering our players and giving them economic opportunities.
Most of all, we have a dream that battling and collecting cute creatures can change the world.
Welcome to our revolution.
10 questions and answers that people usually ask us
How can I get started with Axie?
To play axie you’ll need
3 Axies which can you get through our marketplace here: http://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/
A web 3 wallet like Trust wallet or Metamask.
In the future, we’ll let people start playing for free using soulbound starter Axies.
Some players are also running scholarship programs where players can borrow their axies to get started!
Can you actually make money by playing?
Axie is the birthplace of true play to earn gaming. Players can earn by:
Playing to earn erc20 tokens like SLP, DAI, KNC
Winning tournaments: players have won over 18,000 USD so far in tournaments hosted by the Axie team and community members
Breeding Axies. The Axie population does not overinflate as we carefully control the emission of the potions required to breed Axies.
Collecting limited edition Axies and waiting for the collector base to expand.
In the future, players will be able to earn AXS through battling, quests, and building up their home bases (land).
You can learn more through videos like this:
This is also a great guide for learning about SLP farming.
What inspired you to create Axie?
Axie represents the games we dreamed of playing while growing up. We combine many nostalgic concepts from our favorite childhood experiences while adding a sprinkle of Blockchain magic to empower our players.
What is the AXS token?
Axie Infinity Shards are an ERC 20 governance token for the Axie universe. Holders will shape the future of Axie Infinity by signaling their support for upgrades to the ecosystem and directing usage of a Community Treasury.
AXS will be used for:
Players will be able to lock up their tokens to receive newly created AXS. Stakers will also be required to vote and play to claim rewards.
AXS will be accepted as currency within the Axie NFT marketplace. AXS may also be used to determine eligibility for participation in certain sales/auctions conducted by the Axie team.
In early 2021, the Community Treasury will go live and begin to receive revenues generated by Axie Infinity as well as a portion of staking rewards. This treasury will be governed by AXS stakers once the network has become sufficiently decentralized.
You can learn more through our White paper here.
How do I know what Axies to buy?
The battle meta is always evolving based on balancing updates. However, you can see what the top players are using through a community tool built by Axie.zone.
Some collectors also go for Mystic Axies which you can learn about here.
What is Axie land?
Land is an upcoming game mode that will unlock further utility for Axie related game assets.
Lunacia, the Axie homeland, is divided into tokenized plots of land which act as homes and bases of operation for their Axies. Plots can be upgraded over time using a variety of resources and crafting ingredients that can be found when playing the game.
In addition, land-owners might find AXS tokens on their land plots, or use the Axies that occupy the land plot to explore resource nodes on the map. When interacting with resources nodes Axies can find AXS and potentially other resources.
Please see this page for further details.
How do I know which Axies are rare?
When people think of rare Axies, they are primarily thinking of Origin and Mystic Axies.
Origin Axies were released during a pre-sale in 2018. They were sold on a bonding curve with each subsequent purchase increasing the price of the next Origin.
A hard cap of 4088 Origin Axies was set during the pre-sale. After the pre-sale concluded, Axie Origin Coins(AOC) were created based on the remaining number of Mystic Axies to hit 4,088. This is the AOC contract.
Here’s an overview of Mystic Axies:
Mystic Axies make a statement when someone is scanning your account and show that you’re a true connoisseur of the rare Axie market.
Like you, Mystic Axies were born special. Only ~30% of Origin Axies possess a Mystic part.
Since Origin Axies are capped at 4088 total, the scarcity of Mystic Axies is guaranteed by a smart contract. They’ll be rare forever.
Rumors and legend also say that they’ll have amazing powers in the future as new features and gameplay modes are released.
Please see this article for further information on Mystic Axies.
How can I earn AXS by playing Axie?
We envision you earning AXS by:
Completing quests and dungeons.
Interacting with and tending to your land plots.
Using Axie Infinity products such as the Marketplace.
Creating content & building tools/experiences.
We will announce the rollout of these initiatives soon.
What is the main community for Axie?
Please join our Discord server where you can meet the rest of the community!
You can find the rest of our channels here.
How can I help Axie grow?
Everyone can contribute to Axie Infinity. Some popular ways to contribute:
Creating guides for new players.
Creating Axie fan art.
Creating tools that help the community play more efficiently.
Starting an Axie Youtube channel or podcast
Streaming Axie Infinity.
Telling your friends about Axie.
Please see this page for further guidance and inspiration.
Gas is too high on Ethereum, what will you do to solve this?
Scalability is something that we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about.
We are working on an Ethereum sidechain called Ronin. You can learn more about Ronin here.
What is Axie Infinity’s current traction?
You can learn more about out traction through these sites:
Email updates: https://axie.substack.com/
All information presented above is meant for informational purposes only and should not be treated as financial, legal, or tax advice. This article's content solely reflects the opinion of the writer, who is not a financial advisor.
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