Upland Gameplay: A Comprehensive Guide

By Answerly app | Answerly | 22 Feb 2021

What is Upland all about?

Upland is a multiverse that is themed around commerce, entertainment, and connections. Once a user steps into the Upland world, he or she enters an alternate reality where everything is under his or her control. A user can engage in trading properties, building infrastructures on them, and creating not just virtual but real services on this platform.

Sounds enthralling, right? You are enthused and you have every reason to be psyched as well! Upland lets you have all the fun via the aforementioned activities, why wouldn’t you be excited! 

In today’s discussion, we are going to talk about the finer points of Upland gameplay. So, if you are a newbie to the platform, this is one discussion that you need to read till the end for knowing all about Upland that matters!

All about explorers that you should know!

So, let us kick off this discussion by talking about the explorer first. What is that, you ask. Well, all users on the Upland platform have an avatar known as an explorer. Sometimes, this avatar is also known as block explorer. Just like a careless autumn leaf, the block explorer wanders about in the city or the location you are in, randomly. The more important thing to know about explorers is that their paths cannot be controlled directly. This is the reason why sometimes, and we mean sometimes only, getting to the right location will prove to be a tedious task for you if you are a newbie to the platform. 

At this point in the discussion, it is important to talk about sends as well. These are paper airplane icons on the platform, which can be accessed and utilized when a user’s explorer is nearby any of these. Now, you must understand that while it is within realms of reality to transfer explorers from one place to another, a user will have to pay for this transfer as well. And that transfer fee is charged in the form of a visit fee and sends. The former is set by the owner of a property, and it normally ranges anywhere between 20UPX-100UPX. The latter, on the other hand, starts with one send. Since the discussion has been void of ambiguities so far, we will keep it that way by not delving into the confusing nitty-gritties of sends. 

Trading properties on Upland

How do people have fun on Upland? By engaging in property trading and treasure hunts. In the following sections of this discussion, we are going to talk about the property bit in detail. These could be the most important sections you might read in a while, so please pay your fullest attention! 

What are property parcels?

It is all a matter of zooming in things, but if you do zoom in well enough, you will see the border edges of what is known as property parcels in the Upland world. Whatever on earth does that mean? Well, these parcels may be virtual, but these are based on physical/real-world addresses. That’s right, coordinates & proportions and everything! The most significant piece of information associated with property parcels is embedded in their colors. Shades, that’s right, you read it right! 

Ok, now we feel that you should know about shades as well before we jump to the finer bits of the trading process. So here we go. Folks, grey property parcels are un-minted. That means that these were never owned by anyone, ever. As an Upland user, you can mint the parcels and get the mint price from the platform. Light blue parcels, on the other hand, refer to the property parcels which are owned by another user. However, you can still make a bid for these. Then comes the dark green in the list, which is technically just someone’s property on sale. However, users can still quote a different price for these properties than the one mentioned in the offer. The dark blue shade is reserved for those properties which are owned by a user. And lastly, we come towards the light green properties, which are within your explorer’s discovery range.  

Understanding the process

Enough with the looks, let us have a look at how do things actually work at Upland. How can you buy someone’s property in Upland? Well, accomplishing that feat is fairly easy. The first thing that a user has to do is click on a minted property. Now, if you want to know a bit more about the property than what’s on the offer, you can do so by checking out the essential data listed on that property’s menu. Once you are satisfied with your probable purchase, you can proceed to purchase the property at the seller’s price. On the other hand, if you feel like bargaining, you can do that as well by clicking on the Make Offer option. 

It is important to talk a bit about minting as well. This is what the act of purchasing a previously abandoned property is termed. The prerequisite that must be met while purchasing such properties on Upland is that the aforementioned properties must be within a user’s explorer’s range. Identifying such properties is easy since these are indicated as luminous green. 

A bit about shilling!

Unfamiliar with the term? Let us explain it to you. Well, shilling refers to the act of pitching a property to potential buyers. You might have come across numerous examples of pitching already in your life, in your WhatsApp, Telegram, or Discord chat groups. This is exactly what the platform is all about. Making trading negotiations possible, that too in a most fun way. Interacting with other Uplanders is what your real task will be on this enthralling platform!


Well, folks that would be all from this discussion. We hope that there was something if not everything new that you learned from this discussion. Upland, with its exciting trading options, is one of the most adrenaline-pumping platforms to join right now. You will do great if you interact on the platform with our instructions at the back of your mind! On that optimistic note, we bid you farewell from this discussion! 

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