Gamers playing the trading card game Gods Unchained will be among the first users to use Immutable X. Without mentioning a date, Immutable posted the rollout plans for the launch of their layer-2 solution on their website. Gods Unchained players will be the first to link their wallets to the Immutable X exchange.
The minting of assets will start with the Trial of the Gods assets, which are the cards from their latest and first expansion. Minting these will happen a lot faster, because they haven’t minted on any chain yet. The Genesis cards however, will be a lot more difficult and time consuming to move over.
Just to be clear, only Trial of the Gods cards purchases before the sign up on Immutable X will be minted. The developers first want to deal with the backlog. Newly purchases packs after signing up won’t be minted until later in the rollout roadmap.
What happens after?
Some time after the Trial of the Gods cards have been minted, the marketplace will open. Players can then start trading their Gods Unchained cards on the peer-to-peer exchange. This phase also means that the cards will no longer be balanced, and their stats are set in stone… or in this case on the blockchain. Again, newly purchased cards can’t be traded.
Trading for newly purchased cards will unlock in the third step of the roadmap: purchase minting. Immutable will then automatically mint all newly purchased cards and the ones that haven’t been minted yet. This will start with all Trial of the Gods cards, and will be followed by the Genesis cards later on.
Further down the line core cards, promos and items will move over as well. Currently chests will remain on the Ethereum blockchain, but when these chests are openend all cards get minted onto Immutable X.
What is Immutable X?
The Ethereum blockchain can’t deal with too much traffic. When everybody is sending transactions, the price to do so shoots up. Even though this is nice for miners, it sucks for users. Layer-2 solution like 0xPolygon and Immutable X solve this by adding an extra layer on top of the Ethereum blockchain.
Immutable X uses a technology developed by Starkware, called zk-rollups. This technology allows zero-cost transactions and can serve up to 9 thousand transactions per second, compared to the handful Ethereum can do. In addition Immutable X allows users to mint ERC-721 tokens for free, all while tapping into the network security provided by Ethereum.
Immutable X will launch before the end of March 2021.
What is Gods Unchained?
Gods Unchained is a collectible card game built on the Ethereum blockchain. The blockchain stores all ownership of the cards, giving players full ownership over their own set of cards. Players earn digital cards by playing the game. When they have two identical cards they’ll be able to mint these into one blockchain-based card. We call these cards non-fungible tokens, and the owners can trade, sell, or use them in the game itself.
Future game mechanics will allow users to create limited edition cards from older cards, making existing cards more rare. In addition Gods Unchained can be enjoyed free-to-play, while players are able to earn cards by being active players. True play-to-earn mechanics there!
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