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Use ATLAS to Buy Spaceships for Star Atlas

Pearce C9 spaceship NFT sale wave 4 Star Atlas

Next week Star Atlas will organize a new NFT sale for four spaceships on the Galactic Marketplace, and enthusiasts can buy fifty percent of the total ship supply using ATLAS. During the sale, the spaceships will showcase more in-game item stats including crew roles, component slots and module slots. They have also updated the Galactic Marketplace to also show the ship in full glory.

All three previous ship sales for Star Atlas required users to pay in USDC, the dollar-pegged stablecoin on the Solana blockchain. However, this fourth wave marks the first time players can pay using the native ATLAS token. Over the past 30 days ATLAS increased its value 28% to $0.156.

The inclusion of ATLAS as a payment option is not limited to this sale. Because all users can now sell their spaceships of the Galactic Marketplace using ATLAS or USDC. However, for the time being this rule does not apply to other in-game assets.

Now, what can you buy using your ATLAS tokens? I’m glad you asked! There are four spaceships:

  • Pearce R8 – Refuel & repair, Epic rarity, 1200 supply. Price: 9000 USDC
  • Rainbow Om – Freight, Epic rarity, 2200 supply. Price: 2400 USDC
  • Vzus ambwe (no typo!) – Bounty Hunter, Rare rarity, 4800 supply. Price: 1200 USDC
  • Pearce C9 – Fighter, Legendary rarity, 190 supply. Price: 28.900 USDC

The NFT sale will begin on November 9th, 10AM PDT on the Galactic Marketplace. You can read more details about the spaceships in the announcement blog.

What is Star Atlas?

Star Atlas is an upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in space, which will use Solana for its blockchain mechanics. All game logic, transactions and ownership will be stored on-chain. Star Atlas will be a grand strategy hybrid space game with serverless MMO gameplay. All gameplay will be real-time, and it will use the blockchain to give players ownership over in-game items, add economic-based gameplay mechanics and implement an economic system inspired by decentralized finance.

The game takes place in a distant future, in which three galactic factions have emerged. There’s an on-going struggle for resources, territorial conquest and political domination. Players can join one of these factions, and then earn income for their contributions. As a result their actions will change the course of the fictional universe. In-game created factions allow players to work together, gather resources and self-govern and manage their own micro-economy.

Star Atlas allows players to venture into deep space and discover new stars. In this universe filled with planets, there’s lots of conflict. Newcomers to the game will start out in a faction safe zone, but eventually venture into medium and deep space zones where the stakes and rewards are much greater.

All ships, space stations and land installations have weapons and shields for attack and defense. Gamers can upgrade space stations and installations through community efforts, while space ship commanders can assign crewmembers to improve the ship’s performance. The choice for your crew can influence your career, ranging from data runner to bounty hunter.

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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.