The NFT-powered dungeon crawler Lost Relics has received a major update adding a competitive element to the mix. In addition the game adds lots of new crafting options, interface improvements, skill updates and much more. One of the newest mechanics, is Forging. However, this skill is only available to members of the game.
First launched in 2019 as Forgotten Artifacts, Lost Relics is a grandfather in terms of blockchain gaming! But like a fine wine, Lost Relics continues to improve with age, polishing, improving, and adding additional content and complexity over the years.
Lost Relics is a 3rd person fantasy adventure game running on the Enjin blockchain. Though multiplayer, the game is PvE exclusive, but this latest update does add a competitive leaderboard challenge to the mix. Players adventure, find loot, craft items, and level up.
Crafting and forging in Lost Relics
Patch 189 introduces a new crafting skill, Forging. Only available to Members, Forging allows the creation of ingots from ores. Going forward, mining and woodcutting tools require ingots. Forgers also create in-game armor and weapons. Assemble pieces of an armor set on the Armor Assembly Stand to build new, custom armor! Once assembled, armor becomes account bound. The individual armor pieces, however, can be traded before they are combined.
Assembled amor provides various bonuses and must be equipped in the Armor slot. Only one set of armor may be taken into an Adventure, and it will be lost if the player dies while wearing it.
As for other skills, Engineers can now tan hides on the Tanning Frame to create leather armor, and threads on the Spinning Wheel for bowstrings.
This patch also brings a new rarity of gathering tools to even out the progression and leveling experience. Gathering nodes now have a rarity and require the appropriate rarity tool for harvesting. Experience gains for gathering have changed to be based on the rarity of resource found rather than the tool. So finding an empty resource node results in no experience gain.
All virtual (ie, not on the blockchain) tools and weapons now have a limited lifespan. After a certain time of usage (longer for higher rarities), there is a random chance that the item will break when used. Items broken during adventures still last until that adventure is complete.
The game issues alerts when an item becomes badly damaged, and another when it breaks completely. Breakable items cannot be repaired. Blockchain items won’t break.
Adventure Updates and new Game Mode
All Adventures and their resources have seen an update. Shadowstones can drop during adventures. Opening chests in Adventures requires Golden Chest Keys, which players can only find while on that Adventure. Keys cannot be removed from the Adventure. A new competitive mode, Graveyard Rumble, offers amazing prizes for those who finish in the top three spots.
The premise is simple. Enter the Graveyard and defeat as many monsters as you can before dying. The top 10 players make it to the leaderboard. The competition ends on October 15th and requires level 10 to enter. The devs promise more game modes such as this in future releases. Though the entrance for the Graveyard Rumble is hidden, I’m sure that players who poke around the town a bit can find it, and the rewards are pretty sweet!
The Tool Slot becomes a Tool Belt, allowing players to equip one of each tool type. No more tool swapping or inventory space required! Since this addition obsoletes the level 5 Champion Reward, level 5 players instead get access to a Stash Deposit at Adventure Pass. No more running back to the inn after each adventure!
The developers added many new weapon effects to the game, using fun names such as Oathkeeper and Reign of Fire! To find out what they do, players complete a quest called Powerful Knowledge that unlocks an in-game encyclopedia of all the items.
In another change, blockchain resources that were required for crafting virtual items are switched over to virtual versions. Any Meredite Ingots, Odenium Ingots, Ivory Barley Grains, Gold Oak, Purple Irim Mushroom, Starlight, and Shoraway Coral Weed have been exchanged for new relics.
Players can now swap Shadowstones, which allows them to trade blockchain items in-game, to JENJ. They also increasing the marketplace trading fee to four percent. This extra charge will populate a Shadowstone treasury, which allows Shadowstones to drop during Adventures.
Also receiving an update, the website shop now allows players to make purchases through five payment options, Shadowstones, Binance, Crypto.com, Enjin smart wallet, and via credit card. This is great for making the game more accessible to a wider audience.
There certainly is a lot to digest in this update. The connecting of Forging with other crafting is a great start towards building a robust player economy. And the addition of new weapon effects and armor should make any dungeon diver salivate at the idea of fresh loot. Begin your Adventure today in Lost Relics.
What is Lost Relics?
Lost Relics is a blockchain-powered dungeon crawler. Players embark on dangerous adventures in search of resources and loot! In this third-person action role-playing game, adventurers need to defeat monsters, find loot and make it to the end of the maze. One mistake could lose players a fortune.
There is loot of unimaginable value to find and each dungeon is unique with well over four billion variations. Hack and slash your way through undiscovered lands on your quest for loot. Each chest players stumble across is a chance at discovering some of the rarest artifacts in the universe!
Items in Lost Relics are a mixture of Fungible and Non-Fungible tokens (digital goods and collectibles). Each item has a limited supply making them provably rare and unique and give you the confidence that the ERC-1155 crypto-collectible you hold is truly a limited item.
In towns, players explore, find information for quests, and start Adventures and events. Events are seasonal, but Adventures always remain available to any intrepid hero.