Gala Games has announced that the upcoming MMORPG Mirandus will have a playtest in December during which players can earn Materium, an in-game token. All players will need to earn the newly announced token is an Exemplar, a legendary NFT game character.
With every Exemplar players will be able to collect a certain amount of Materium, but we don’t know whether that amount is different based on the rarity of the avatar. However, Gala Games did say that you can earn more Materium if you have more characters, suggesting that you will need to grind the same missions with multiple characters.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but the playtest for Mirandus will take place in December. You can buy the Exemplar NFT characters right now on the Gala Games website. The cheapest is like 3300 GALA, or roughly $300. Those most expensive ones are more than $12.000. Each of those Exemplar heroes as certain traits that make them a specialist in for example hunting, crafting or fighting.
So what is Materium?
Gala Games describes Materium as a magical essence, even though it’s of course simply a token on the blockchain. However, inside the game world this essence allows players to enchant their weapon, or enforce their armor. Gamers can also use it to make elixirs and potions, or magically teleport items from one location to the other.
Generally speaking, you could say the Materium will become the main utility token for the Mirandus universe. We’ll see whether there will also be an in-game currency, like gold or coins. It’s likely we’ll also see something along those lines.
What is Mirandus?
Mirandus is an upcoming fantasy MMO currently in development by Gala Games. When Mirandus releases, it will give players a first-person perspective as they venture into the world. Everything in the game world is owned by players, communities or organizations, ranging from the in-game banks to the shops, farms and blacksmiths. There will be a thriving in-game economy, and everybody has their part of play. Mirandus is an open-world online role playing game in which player actions influence the game world.
Adventurers will need food, armor repairs and some potions before they go on their next adventure. The blacksmith will need wood from the woodcutter to make a hilt, while the butcher needs meat from the farmer. There are many production lines and players can enjoy being a farmer, an adventurer, a trader or perhaps a bard.
Having a keep or some other base close to a dungeon entrance, will provide all kinds of opportunities for trade. Players can buy land tiles with certain functionalities and drop these anywhere in the game world. Other players could open a shop in that village, and pay rent to the mayor. All ownership over digital assets inside Mirandus is stored on the blockchain. Currently Mirandus supports Ethereum, Polygon, Binance Smart Chain and Flare Network.
When Mirandus launches there will be five citadels, the biggest cities in the game world. These give the owner the right to create and lead their own faction, charge taxes on trade and so on. Owning a piece of land provides a safe haven for other players, and potentially a way to make money. However, also without land you can earn, as shops will need wood, meat, and other items.
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