I've been looking forward to the release of Rabona for some weeks now and today @rondras finally announced the date for its Public Beta: The game will open its gates to the public on Friday, 25th at 18:00 UTC.
In case you have not heard of Rabona yet - it's going to be a football management simulation running on the Hive Blockchain. You play by founding a football club and compete against other clubs/players in a virtual football league.
You'll be responsible for all aspects of running a football club: Recruiting and training players, setting the lineup, but also improving your stadium, setting ticket prices or even deciding what your famous Bratwurst is going to cost.
The game is using its own ingame currency called RBN which can already be seen on Hive-Engine
From looking at all these stats, the game is going to be rather complex with many different aspects you need to keep in mind. If you want to learn more about the game, you can find a lot more information in the articles written by @rondras.
While I've already been rather enthusiastic about playing a football management simulation on Hive, today's article had another huge announcement regarding an upcoming feature that will be added to the game: Shareholders!
Taken directly from the article:
We have structured the game in a way that clubs play against each other - not users. This means, that a club can also have more than one owner. We will therefore provide a possibility to divide ownership of a club into small pieces, which can be tokenized. This means that owners of a successful club will be able to sell parts of their club to other users, which will then in turn automatically receive their share of the rewards. We think that this will bring a whole new dynamic to the game...
This piece of information really blew me away as I totally did not see it coming! I predict that the impact of that feature is going to be huge. You will not only be able to play the game all by yourself but you can actually invest into other (hopefully successful) clubs!
Just think about the possibilities for a moment - an already successful club could sell some of its shares in order to reinvest the gains and make the club even more successful. Or we could see players joining together, creating a new club from scratch and sharing the clubs ownership between each other, reaping the benefits of its coming success. Potentially, this should lead to a top division where clubs are not only competing on the football field but also by trying to onboard new investors and providing the best ROI among clubs.
In my opinion, this is a pretty unique feature and a very clever use of blockchain technology. And it's also very promising from an investors point of view. Even if you don't manage a club yourself or only have a small club in the lower leagues, you can actively participate in the top league(s), investing in the teams you believe in and thus creating a passive income for yourself.
This in turn should help to create more engagement and involvement with the game. Who knows, maybe one day the Rabona Champions League will have more people following it then the actual Champions League. Obviously kidding here (or am I?) but I truly believe that this feature is going to raise Rabona to a completely new level!
Keep in mind that this feature will not be implemented with the release next Friday. It's going to be added as an update afterwards. This allows players to bring their team into a position where potential investors will be interested in buying their shares.
We'll have to wait and see how it goes, but there could be quite some FOMO going on once the top clubs list their shares!
That's all from me today. If you have not done so yet, make sure to give @rondras a follow. Thank you all for reading and I'm looking forward to meeting all you guys on the football field starting next week!