Alien Worlds has launched new missions on the Binance Smart Chain! For anyone who was around back in Spring of 2021, when the Alien Worlds’ Trilium (TLM) token first bridged to Binance Chain, this announcement has been a long time coming. Trilium holders can now earn more Trilium as well as special NFTs, by joining missions of varying lengths.
As you might imagine from the title, these missions happen on the Binance Smart Chain. Luckily, the Alien Worlds site underwent a major overhaul. Now you can easily access all of the Alien Worlds features and connect both your WAX and Metamask wallets to keep track of your TLM on multiple blockchains.
These missions are basically a fancy staking system. They open up for a limited period of time during which anyone may join, provided they meet the requirements. At the moment, the requirements are basic. Each mission requires Trilium. For each ship you send out on a mission, you must stake a certain amount of Trilium. This amount increases with the length of the mission. Once the mission completes, or in other words the lockup period ends, your Trilium is returned along with whatever you earned from the mission.
Familiar territory of DeFi users
For anyone who is involved with DeFi and token farms, some of this will be familiar. There is no set return rate on the missions. Instead, each mission has its own TLM reward pool. At the end of a mission, the reward pool is divided by the number of ships on that mission and distributed accordingly. You can stake as many ships, or shares of each pool, as you like, as long as you have enough TLM.
Alien Worlds also recommends keeping an eye out for community-based missions in the future. There are already a number of groups giving away NFTs to people mining on their lands. That opportunity has been expanded, allowing outside groups to create their own Missions, setup rewards of their choosing, and engage their community in a new way.
Mission Reward NFTs
There are several different base mission types: Transport, Supply, Exploration, Recovery, Battle, Diplomatic, Scout, and Artifact. With each Mission type comes a chance of finding a special NFT. These eight NFTs form a new collection with new powers and uses.
There are also three new abilities: Crafting Key, Base Power, and Boost Power. At the moment, these NFTs do nothing, but this is the setup for future Missions to provide boosts based on certain card ownership. Or to allow NFTs with crafting keys a higher chance of finding other NFTs. Basically, a framework for both the Alien Worlds team, and the community to build on to create more complex missions.
Overall, this update provides a very nice gamification of what is otherwise a pretty dull experience. The income return rates vary based on the number of participants, but so far during the first couple of days, it seems to be around 5-20%. Participating in Missions does require keeping an eye on the missions page so that you don’t miss the launch windows. But overall, this is a great step forward for a game has been stagnating for a long time. I hope that this is only the beginning, and planetary DAOs, governance, and other great stuff come online soon as well.
What is Alien Worlds?
Alien Worlds is an exploration and mining game in which players can own land, use tools and weapons, customize their avatars, own rare artifacts and have minions to use in battles. The game world offers a full economy where players battle for resources and value. Special missions have been added to Binance Smart Chain, where players can earn TLM tokens. In addition, there will be a competitive mode called Thunderdome.
Players in this game world earn Trilium (TLM). This is a cryptocurrency token that bridges the Wax, Ethereum, and Binance blockchains, allowing the economies of all three chains to merge into one. Players earn TLM through mining, and can spend the tokens on betters tools and weapons. Landowners can also airdrop their own custom NFTs to players.
Once you own quite some TLM, you can stake this on a planet and vote in planetary decisions through their decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO. Players and planets all battle for TLM, resulting in competition and collaboration on different fronts.
Read our full Alien Worlds guide here.