The developers of the mobile action RPG Guild of Guardians have detailed their take on NFT scarcity, and what they will do to make their game reach a mass audience. They reiterated that they will not add more Founder NFTs, but emphasized that other series of NFTs will come to the game.
The developers want Guild of Guardians to be flexible when it comes to scalability, while the economy itself has the ability to last for decades. Overall, they want to be super clear about the way they distribute NFTs, because that way gamers have certainty and can make educated decisions.
For starters, there will never be more Founder NFTs than that there are right now. These NFTs have a small supply, and will become more rare as the game launches and grows its audience. However, for the sake of scalability the team will definitely introduce new NFTs in the future. Some of those will become available in the shop, while players can earn others through gameplay.
Immutable and Stepico already explained earlier that they will have the right to mint extra Adventurer Guilds. However, this won’t happen anytime soon. But when Guild of Guardians has millions of players, they will need to add more guilds. How these guilds will be sold or distributed, remains up for grabs.
NFT trading live on Immutable X
Gamers can now trade their NFT assets for Guild of Guardians on Immutable X. Currently there are two marketplaces that support NFT trading. Gamers looking to by legendary heroes, can find them on the Immutable X marketplace. An alternative option would be TokenTrove.
The marketplaces, like Guild of Guardians itself, use Immutable X. This means that gamers need to do purchases using ETH, but everything exists on a layer away from the Ethereum blockchain. This way all trades can happen without having to worry about fluctuating gas fees.
So far, Immutable has sold Guild NFTs and Legendary characters. However, there are more and cheaper characters waiting to be bought. The second wave of NFT sales will happen one month after the first NFTs have been minted. Possibly we are looking at September here.
Guild of Guardians gameplay explained
Guild of Guardians will offer a singleplayer campaign in which you control a team of heroes on your mobile device. Most likely there will be four heroes in each squad, but players only control one at the time. The computer controls the others. Most likely players can switch their characters, but they didn’t elaborate on this topic much.
Even though the game features singleplayer, they promote it a lot as a cooperative game. In co-op raids players can work together, using their own characters, to beat a single boss. These will have the best loot. Guild raids require coordination to succeed and for example the power level or class of a character can influence the outcome. Each participants in a successful raid is rewarded, and therefore communication and strategy can be considered key.
Based on your team, some monsters are easier to beat than others. The composition of a team is important to counter passive buffs, debuffs and spells. While player buffs can also help team members to overcome challenges. There are also team buffs, for example by having a group of characters from the same class. For combat they got inspiration from games like Diablo, Hades and other popular dungeon crawlers. Dodging, light and heavy attacks, attack combos, and ultimate attacks need to make combat fun and intuitive.
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, started the Play to Earn Online Magazine in early 2020.