Bright Star Studios has postponed the community land sale for their upcoming MMO Ember Sword, because they found a security issue in a standard, open-source smart contract. Because Ember Sword has some smart contracts based on that open-source one, they need to fix things and then redo the security testing process. As a result the sale will now take place in two weeks, on October 14th, 18:00 UTC.
The community land sale for Ember Sword should’ve started today. During the sale selected community members get to buy one or more pieces of land assigned to them based on their community efforts. There’s no discount, but pieces of land have been assigned to people from the community. During the community land sale they get to buy these lands, and if they don’t the land parcels will end up in a sale at a later date.
The postponement also brings some good news, because the development team now has time to look into legal concerns surrounding the sale of badge NFTs in the United States. Gamers from the US won’t be able to buy these badges, while Chinese gamers are not allowed to buy land or badges at all.
What are these community badges
Gamers need to pay to get their hands on a community badge. This gives them early access to the alpha and beta tests of the game. In addition the badge will be shown on your Ember Sword profile, but the big problem is that the badge also gives you EMBER tokens. The 5.000 bronze badges give users 2500 EMBER ($250) each, the equivalent of the dollar value of the badge purchase. Silver gives you 5000 EMBER tokens, while gold is worth 25.000 tokens. With 250.000 EMBER in rewards the Platinum badge is the biggest flex, but there will only be 100 of these.
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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