The upcoming and much-anticipated MMORPG Ember Sword has announced a partnership with Immutable X, the layer-2 solution for cheap and secure NFT minting and trading. As a result Ember Sword will no longer work with Polygon. The team felt that the land sales didn’t go as smooth as they expected, and they feel that Immutable X better fits their needs.
Bright Star Studios expects to reduce waiting times to fractions of seconds when transacting in-game assets. They will introduce their players to a custodial wallets, and allow users to pay with a credit card. However, these last two points are also options on Polygon.
The Ember Sword developers also believe that NFT sales will be much easier on Immutable X, because nobody needs to stock ETH or MATIC to pay for gas fees. Transacting on Immutable X is free. In addition the Immutable X does tap into the security offered by the Ethereum blockchain.
As a result of this sudden change in direction, the pre-alpha test for Ember Sword has been postponed. Gamers can now expect to set foot inside the game world somewhere in Q1 2022. In addition the next land sale will take place around that time. However, the alpha test will probably not change. They still expect this event to take place by the end of Q2 2022.
Does who already purchased land for Ember Sword will later need to move their assets over from Polygon to Immutable X. The developers promise that this will be an easy, straightforward process. For Polygon this news is less favorable, especially because last month Decimated already announced to move away from Polygon.
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 Immutable X.
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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