Bright Star Studios has announced who are the chosen ones to be able to buy a piece of land in the virtual world of Ember Sword during the upcoming community land sale. Those interested will have land appointed to them, and they will have two full weeks to purchase the land. Land that doesn’t get bought, will move back into rotation through another land sale opportunity.
Apparently there were thousands of community members eager to gets their hands on a piece of land. As a result the selection process took a long time. At the moment of writing the website is so busy, that Bright Star Studios has a Cloudflare-powered waiting room in place. But how do you find out whether you’ve been selected? That’s where the website comes into place, and that’s also why the website is so busy. Let’s go through the process.
- Login to the website using your account.
- You might need to wait, if the website is very busy. After a while you will be on the website.
- If you’ve been selected, there’s a notification in the top right corner of your screen.
- Click it, and you will see a revamped land purchasing page. Here you will see your allotted land, and a countdown.
- When the countdown ends, you will no longer be able to buy the land. So make a decision for the timer ends.
- The purchasing period will start on September 30th and end on October 14th.
You can get a badge!
Aside from whether you will get land, everybody who qualified will have the ability to purchase a Community Badge. These badges are limited edition NFTs that give players access to several perks. For starters, the NFT is an in-game badge of honor, but it also gives players access to alpha tests. Furthermore, users will be able to claim the tokens dollar value in Ember tokens at a later point in 2022. So, basically, it gives you early access and you invest early in the Ember token.
Badges will be limited in number. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis while supply lasts. Just like the land sale, the sale of these badges will end on October 14th.
What’s land in Ember Sword
A land plot, which is roughly the size of your game screen, is the smallest piece of land you can buy. For $40 you become a Sir or a Lady, and your land can host campsites, NPC houses, monsters, and resources. For roughly $400, or actually 0,107 ETH, you get a settlement plot. Small-sized buildings can be placed here, for example a guild outpost or some stores.
Pay 2.139 ETH or $8,000 and you get 4 land plots that combine as a town. These allow for bigger buildings, an exchange that connects with the global gaming network. If you really have many to throw around, you could pay ten times as much and acquire a city. During the next sale all prizes will be doubled.
What is Ember Sword?
Ember Sword is a cross-platform free-to-play open world fantasy MMORPG. The game promises a sandbox experience with complete player autonomy, which means that players doesn’t need to pick specific classes or roles. In addition the world of controlled by the community, and players can even own land. Bright Star Studios has planned Ember Sword for release in 2022, and it’s using the Polygon blockchain.
Players can create their own character, pick a home region, and venture into the dangerous world of Ember Sword. The game is heavy on action, underlined by a classless combat system. Players can for example defeat monsters or other players, or explore the world as a tradesman. Depending on their choices, they can become a talented refiner, or for example a craftsman of weapons.
Each region offers unique quests, monsters, and resources for crafting items. Players can use these resources or sell them in the player-driven economy.
From melee, ranged, and energy combat skills, to mining, blacksmithing, fishing, woodcutting, harvesting, and more, the many skills in Ember Sword offer near-endless activities. Each skill increases in level the more player are training. This unlocks new advancements, such as increased efficiency, new items to craft and equip, new abilities to cast, or resources to harvest.
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