Alien Worlds moves to the next phase of their game-ified defi system on the Binance Chain. Engaging in missions now brings a new set of reward cards. Any missions that were already in progress will continue to reward cards from series one. But from now on, new missions will instead hand out reward cards from the mission two set on completion. In addition, a new system, NFT points, has just been introduced to provide an opportunity for miners to earn NFTs.
Alien Worlds Missions are basically locked staking windows for the Trilium token. To participate, players must have Trilium (TLM) on the BNB Chain (formerly known as the Binance Smart Chain). Players stake TLM for each ship they want to send on a mission. The costs range from 40 TLM to 2000 TLM per ship, depending on the mission rarity. The payout for each mission is a static pool of TLM tokens, divided evenly among all the ships on the mission.
The new reward cards come in four rarities, common, rare, epic, and legendary. Each is associated with the corresponding mission type. Higher rarity missions require locking up TLM for longer periods and have a much larger buy-in rate. For example, legendary missions require 2,000 TLM for each ship and the mission runs for 12 weeks.
And while the artwork is cool, unfortunately, these NFTs have no use case. It seems that Alien Worlds has built a system for generating these cards and is hoping that the community will make use of them somehow. Which would be cool, but as far as I know, no one has bothered to do so (if anyone knows differently, please ping me on the Play to Earn Discord!)
Long absent from Alien Worlds, the chance to acquire NFTs while mining has returned. This time in the form of NFT points, Every time a player mines, they accumulate NFT points. The number of points is determined from the NFT power attribute of the land mined and the tools used. The exact formula is: NFT_Points_Per_Mine = Land_NFT_Multiplier * (Tool1_NFT_Power + Tool2_NFT_Power + Tool3_NFT_Power)
To keep the bots from abusing the free shovels given to every new account, tools of Abundant rarity do not count towards NFT mining points. As you accumulate NFT points, they also add to your level points. At each level (up to 10), you get a free, special NFT showing your mining skill. This ranges from the Talisman Pendant for Initiates, all the way up to ‘The Void’ for Oshi Initiate level players. Getting to the final level requires 385,440 points. And since players are reporting between 10 to 30 NFT points per mine, that could take quite a while!
The interface for redeeming points is a little confusing. The free NFT section is on the left and shows your current level progress. On the right is the shop. And though the buttons read ‘Redeem’, what you’re really doing is using your NFT points to purchase those NFTs. Now, as to why someone would want to spend their points to buy a Grey Peacemaker, an NFT that can be acquired for two cents on the market, I can’t really say. But hey, anything to breathe some life back into Alien Worlds is good to see. Hopefully this is just the beginning!
Note: The system / website / wax network / whatever seems to be laggy. I had to refresh my page after every mining attempt to see the updated points.
What is Alien Worlds?
Alien Worlds is an exploration and mining game in which players can own land, use tools to mine for Trilium (TLM), the game token, customize their avatars, and send ships on missions to earn TLM and rare NFTs. Players earn TLM through mining, and can spend the tokens to upgrade tools and weapons. Landowners can also airdrop their own custom NFTs to players.
In a notable cross-chain effort, Trilum bridges the Wax, Ethereum, and Binance blockchains, allowing the economies of all three chains to merge into one. Players can transfer back and forth on the networks using the official teleport page.
Read more in our full Alien Worlds guide here.