The first elements of crafting come to the award winning ev.io as they introduce item burning. Item burning allows players to burn certain game NFTs, to improve other game NFTs. And though it may not seem that exciting in of itself, the potential for crafting and item customization should spark some interest in players!
This new feature in the FPS ev.io revolves around the idea of “earning NFTs”, and “non-earning NFTs”. Most NFTs in ev.io have an earn value of 1, allowing players to receive bonuses to their token earnings when playing with those items equipped. But, a few, special edition NFTs have an earn value of 0. And that’s where the burn comes into play.
Players can burn an earning NFT, to make a non-earning NFT into an earning NFT. And best of all, the improved NFT receives an earn rate appropriate for its rarity, no matter the rarity of the burned NFT. So that means you can burn common NFTs to make higher rarity special edition cards into earners. In effect, potentially getting a higher NFT value back than what you put in!
Now, at the moment, the options for non-earning NFTs are somewhat limited. In fact, there are only a handful of character skins that fall into this category. But the ev.io team says that this is just the very first step of their crafting system. So we will hopefully see more options in future updates!
What is ev.io?
ev.io is a browser based FPS with NFTs on the Solana blockchain. Players earn game coins by playing, with bonuses for being a registered user (rather than guest12345) and for equipping game NFTs. Accumulate 10,000 of these tokens, and you can cash them out for $5 worth of SOL cryptocurrency. The in-game tokens have no other use at the moment, but that may change in a future update.
Getting started playing ev.io is absurdly simple. Simply visit their website and click on Play Now! The game runs in a browser, and you don’t even need to login to play! Though you will want to login if you want to earn tokens. After that you jump, aim, shoot, and try out different weapons.
The game runs very smoothly, and has an Unreal Tournament feel to it. Arenas are pretty bare bones, with lots of corridors and high ceilings for jumping. Players start with a basic rifle and grenades but can pick up various other weapons that spawn around the map. Matches are timed and generally action packed. Public servers are always available and players can setup their own, custom game lobbies as well.
ev.io features a leveling up system, allowing players to customize to their playstyle by purchasing attributes such as as reduced reload time or the ability to triple jump. In the future, players will also be able to level up their NFTs to increase their earnings.