Join the Cradles Open Beta in March

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Cradles, an MMORPG with a different take on their game’s economic model, announced their plans to hold a two week open beta in March. Starting on March 15th, players can check out the world and fight some dinosaurs!

The opportunity to apply for a beta spots for Cradles opens on March 1st and runs through March 10th. Look for a chance to snag a slot on their Discord server. We don’t have details on how many slots will be open. But with this being called an open beta, hopefully getting in won’t be too difficult!

This MMO promises player driven crafting, and a unique NFT staking system. Cradles will be a subscription-based service, so this beta may be one of your few chances to try the game for free!

The beta itself will only be open for two weeks, until March 30th. Cradles closed their previous pre-alpha test with a massive battle-royal, PvP event, giving rewards to the top players. They say that they plan for some sort of equally notable event at the end of open beta.

Cradles talking points
Cradles talking points

Cradles brings a feature from web2 gaming that we haven’t seen yet in the MMO genre of web3 games, monthly subscriptions! And with a starting price of $99 per month, I have to wonder if this particular feature hadn’t been better left behind! Unfortunately, by setting a monthly subscription, and for such a high price, Cradles is firmly placing itself in a spot where it will only be a play to earn game.

What is Cradles?

Cradles is an MMORPG set in a world co-inhabited by humans and dinosaurs and features a living world throw grows and evolves over time.

Cradles includes a main city hub that functions as the marketplace and social scene. Outside of the city are adventure areas. Here players explore, battle with prehistoric beasts, and collect materials for crafting. The adventure areas will represent different, lost eras of time in the Earth’s history. And, of course, the more dangerous areas provide more lucrative rewards!

In Cradles, players acquire equipment, crystals, Civilization Flames. Players use Civilization Flames to light beacon towers, which give the player’s favorite civilization a boost.

Crystals are the main game currency. They are used to level up weapons, strengthen equipment, and make repairs. Crystals will exist as their own blockchain token. Players earn Crystals in daily quests and in crystal mines.

Interestingly, Cradles has chosen not to sell any NFTs! Instead, they will focus on providing value to their token (DRPC, or DRepublic Coin), and let players decide which NFTs are worth trading. Players will have access to a crafting feature, allowing them to use materials harvested from the adventure areas to make equipment.

Cradles will also have some sort of NFT staking / rental system and options for passive income.

Like many other web3 games, Cradles has big plans. These include a quest system, player governance, player-created experiences, land ownership, attacks by Chaos on the main cities, and more!

To learn more about Cradles, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.

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Cradles beta screenshot
Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.