Life Beyond began their alpha back in July, and have made changes since then based on player feedback and their own internal data. Their latest announcement involves clarifying and expanding the role the early game NFTs will have in the future. These NFTs, known as the Origin collection, include all of the various Apartment Access Keys, as well as the Dolos Passport.
The Apartment Access Key naming system in Life Beyond was a bit of a mess. With a bunch of very similar acronyms and little clarification on what the full purpose was for these NFTs. And though we still have to wait for the details, the Life Beyond team has provided an overview of their plans. And along the way, they renamed the NFTs as well, to make them more distinct and a better fit with the game lore.
The Renamed Origin Collection
The first NFT, formerly known as the Apartment Access Key becomes the Discoverer Key. Airdropped to those who signed up early, the Discover key will provide an in-game benefit, allow access to special events, and offer a staking option. The gold version (AAK-X) becomes the Founder Key. And in the eyes of the Life Beyond team, the most valuable! These keys are acquired by purchasing Visionary packs. Benefits include the expected early access and special Discord forum. But owners also receive a special in-game emote, a number of other in-game goodies (hoverboard, poster, outfit, pet robot), a digital artbook, their name on the Founder Altar and in the game credits, and a physical jacket!
In addition, the team teases in-game perks via association with a group called Milinda, a ‘very nice’ staking option, and real-life perks(?).
The Key given to owners of Bored Ape or Mutant NFTs during the initial airdrop becomes the Ape Key. For this, a ‘cool’ staking option and ‘something even cooler’ is promised.
Dolos Passport becomes the Trooper Key. This key also offers game benefits and a staking option. Additionally, Trooper Keys are linked to an in-game group called the GFE, or Guidance Force External, a sort of global police force.
I’m guessing that these group affiliations open up access to special quests or game areas. The Life Beyond team plans to release more detailed articles for each of these NFTs over the coming weeks.
How to Play Life Beyond
Life Beyond is a free-to-play, play-and-earn MMORPG with a third-person view. In this game, players are citizens of the Dolos Planet, an alien world around a distant star. The narrative during the alpha is that players are the first ones down to the planet. And their job is to carve out a spot to build a colony. In the way are a lot of hostile wildlife, many of them like giant alien roaches!
The narrative has progressed through the alpha, opening up new quests, new enemies, and new outfits. Though there is still plenty of bug killing along the way!
To play, sign up on their website, download the launcher, and you’re ready to go! There are four classes to choose from, each with a different weapon selection. Try them out on solo missions and then sign up for group missions for greater rewards. Players earn raffle tickets when completing missions, with winners sharing a prize pool of DOL tokens. Successful mission completions also count towards a community points goal, with a surprise reward for the players on its completion!