Cradles Public Beta in mid-July

Cradles beta banner

Cradles, an MMO with dinosaurs, prepares for a new, public beta test, opening in mid-July. And though they call this a public test, it’s actually limited, though there are a couple of ways you can get access.

Slated to start on July 15th, the next beta playtest for Cradles: Origin of Species, is limited to 10,000 players. This includes holders of Cradles Dinopets NFT and Crystalios NFT. Dinopets NFTs are available on secondary markets, but the Crystalios NFTs havent been minted / sold yet. Their last announcement said to expect an NFT sale on July 10th (the day this article is written), but apparently that isn’t happening. Unfortunately, the communication from the Cradles team is not that great.

Dinopets are a PFP collection that also opens up the ability to acquire dinosaur pets in-game. You can pick up a Dinpoet on Open Sea for as little as 0.014 ETH ($27 USD at current prices). If you don’t want to pick up an NFT, Cradles has also been giving away beta spots through partner contests and giveaways on their Discord.

The Cradles team also says that that they plan to reward CRDS tokens to beta participants, but we don’t have any details on that either.

The web3 space is certainly ready for a Warcraft style MMO to hit the scene. Will Cradles make a push to fill that void?

mining Crystals in Cradles
mining Crystals

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, 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. It will also be a subscription based game.

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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