Hunting on BlockchainRPG
This post is to provide a brief summary and a couple of tips on creating a successful hunt series on BlockchainRPG, an NFT-based RPG game being built on top of the WAX blockchain.
There are a couple of simple steps to this process of creating a good hunt sequence on BlockchainRPG.
1) Acquire a Character NFT to choose your character.
This includes any of the Milo NFT variations as well as the additional base characters that are going to be released sometime in Q2 of 2022. NFTs are not currently required as of the date of this post to play BlockchainRPG but the game will be transitioning to a paid model soon and will require players to own a character NFT to access game functionality. Plenty of warnings will be provided prior to the transition so players have time to get their things in order.
2) Stake and equip your character card and armor/weapons.
In order to be active, your character cards and your armor and equipment NFTs must be staked within the game's interface first. Once staked, those NFTs can be equipped to your account. Armor and weapon NFTs are not required to play the game but they will greatly improve your game experience. Players can hunt and hope for the random NFT dropped, players can collect materials and craft their own NFTs, or players can simply purchase the desired NFTs off secondary markets like AtomicHub or NeftyBlocks.
3) Choose your hunting biome.
There are currently two different hunting biomes. The swampland and the forest. All new players should stick to the swampland, especially if you don't have any gear. New players can be killed with a single hunt in the forest without anything equipped. Both biomes drop a variety of different resources that can be reviewed after selecting a biome and then clicking on the "drop info" button to see available drops for that area. Both areas provide gold, crafting resources, and rare NFTs.
4) Keep an eye on your health.
There is currently no real penalty for dying other than the normal cooldown period but that can change at any time. After each hunt, you can gauge your health bar and decide whether you want to consume an HPPOT or whether you want to use one of the currently available daily "Free Heal" options.
5) Rinse and Repeat
Hunting is currently the primary functionality in BlockchainRPG but we have so much more planned. For the time being, my personal strategy for gameplay with all SHELL gear (Shellmet, Shell knife, and Shell necklace) is to hunt once in the forest biome which consumes roughly half of my health. I can then hunt 3 to 5 times in the swampland before needing to use one of my free heals or one of my HPPOTS.