Dedicated Everseed gardeners have been busy watering their Seeds over the last few weeks. Some of those Seeds have grown into Sprouts, and some of those Sprouts turned into Battle Plants. And though players can’t yet use their own Plants, they do get access to a new game demo!
If you’ve owned an Everseed Ranger for a while, odds are that you received an airdropped Seed. If you connect your account to the Everseed Discord, you can water that Seed until it sprouts and eventually grows into a Battle Plant. Presumably, this is a kind of preview of how crafting may work in-game. But, for now, it’s mainly meant to provide some preliminary value to everyone holding onto their Everseed Ranger NFTs.
Unfortunately, players can’t use these battle plants yet, but, they can play the latest Everseed gameplay demo, and continue to level up their Ranger(s)! Everseed brings us an updated game preview for Ranger owners. This one includes a new game map, new enemies, and new map features. Ranger holders can practice in free mode, or spend Favor for a chance to earn experience for their Ranger.
The newest demo features two new maps, The Blighted Bog and Rime Drift. Along with this, we get two new terrain tiles as well. Gas Vents cause poison damage to creatures that pass over, while Snow tiles slow them down. There are also several new enemies, including armored creatures that take less damage, two new plants, the Night Lily and Ice Thistle, and a new pet to choose, the Honey Bear.
Players can play the demo for free, or spend Favor and earn experience when they defeat a level. Players can rank their Rangers up to level 3 this way.
Tower Defense in Everseed
Part of the core gameplay of Everseed involves a tower defense game where the player uses plants to defend against waves of incoming blighted beasts. But Everseed offers a bit more strategy than most tower defense games. The creeps don’t have set paths they follow. Instead, they take the shortest route they can to your base. Players have a mostly free choice about where to place their plants (towers), though some terrain cannot be built on. So, as the waves progress, players end up creating their own gauntlet of doom for the creep waves.
Players have limited Energy to spend each round, so choosing between placing new plants, revealing hidden terrain, and watering (leveling up plants) requires some thought and planning. And since watering is an area of effect ability, finding ways to group your plants together for maximum efficiency can be important as well.
Players also choose a Pet to help them. Pets can move freely before the round starts, block creep pathing, and have a special ability or two.
What is Everseed?
Everseed is an MMORPG game in development on the Solana blockchain. While building their primary game, they also have various Discord interactions and early demos of their tower defense game that lets players gain Favor and level up their Rangers.
Players own Ranger and Companion NFTs, which can be leveled up after successful adventures. When not adventuring, players spend time in a social town hub. Here players can chat with each other, customize their adventure gear, craft, grow crops, form guilds, and all that sort of good stuff. The game will offer seasonal content as well as permanent progression paths. Everseed will be free to play and the team considers free-to-play players a core part of the game.
The open beta for Everseed is expected in mid-2023.
Everseed Rangers are available for purchase from the Magic Eden marketplace.