Sky Mavis has provided an update to their free transactions service on Ronin, because from now on Axie Infinity players need to register their account. This means that players will need to register with an email and password on the Axie Marketplace before they can use 100 free transactions per day.
The Vietnamese company behind Axie Infinity and the Ronin blockchain solution recently encountered an issue. The Ronin sidechain’s free nodes were overwhelmed with traffic, causing transactions to fail. For now Ronin doesn’t use its RON token for transaction payments, meaning that it relies completely on a limited amount of free nodes.
The new rules will mean that users need to register their accounts, which will likely result in less spam on the network. Sky Mavis emphasizes that these changed happen retroactively. Therefore some players will now suddenly not be able to send transactions on the network. So please activate your account through the Axie Marketplace.
What is Axie Infinity?
Let’s quickly talk a bit about Axie Infinity. The tactical battle game uses its own, native Ronin sidechain. In the game players need to use 3 Axie NFTs to battle opponents and earn Smooth Love Potions (SLP). Players need to use SLP to breed new Axies. In addition parent Axies can only breed children a limited amount of times. SLP has a demand, while the floor price for an Axie NFT is right now more than $200. In short, you need three $200 Axies to play and earn SLP tokens.
Earning SLP tokens has become a source of income for people in developing countries. Among those countries the Philippines is leading the pack. The organization and economics behind this, is also becoming more professional. Third party organizations like Yield Guild Games are building tools and communities to really turn people into gamers earning income by playing Axie Infinity.
Axie Infinity moved to the Ronin sidechain earlier this year, and launched staking of their AXS governance token earlier this month. The game uses play-to-earn mechanics to reward players with Smooth Love Potions, empowering communities around the world. In their latest update, the team reiterated their focus on three main components: rewarding value creation, co-creation and co-ownership.
The community has grown to over 2.5 million players without releasing their game on Google Play or iOS App Store. With Axie Infinity they want to redefine what it means to work in a world where digital ownership has actual value.
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.