I have read a few 1 paragraph articles on this game called Prospectors. It's also annoying of how many short zero information articles there are on PublishOx. But never the less I took the plunge and booted up the game to see what it is all about. I wanted to document along the way to help other people get into the game with real helpful articles about it.
It is a game built on the EOS blockchain. All the assets you own in the game are on the blockchain and as you earn Gold you can then trade/cash-out that Gold for tokens then for Cryptocurrency. It is a great idea in theory. Play a game and earn Crypto, what's not to love? Trust me I have tried a ton of these blockchain games and I haven't been to impressed. But this one intrigued me so off we go.
I will skip the boring stuff. AKA: you need to go to Prospectors.io and setup an account.
When you boot up the game there is a pretty great tutorial. I made the mistake of not paying attention and just blazing through it and had to go back through and do the tutorial again because you NEED to pay attention. There is a lot to this game. I will say if you follow my steps of what to do when you start it makes this daunting game a whole lot more enjoyable. It's the type of game where there are timers of sorts you set your workers to tasks and then check back up on them later and reap the rewards.
This is the game world. It is broken up into a lot of little squares. Each square has it's own resources in it, whether that be gold, ore, coal, clay, wood, stone or coffee beans.
For instance this piece of land has 8 million Gold, 8,912kg of Coal and 14,471kg of Wood that can be mine/collected/gathered.
Now here is where things get interesting. In order to mine Gold for instance you need to own a pickaxe and a Gold Pan. To mine Clay you need a Shovel and a Spade. The list goes on. There is a market place where players are selling those items and the resources. When you start the game though you start with zero gold.
There are 2 things you can do when you first start the game to earn a little gold. First thing is to perform "Transporting Jobs". What those are, are basically somebody (real person) bought an item from the market and is to lazy or busy to send one of their workers to where those resources are to pick them up. So they will pay you to go pick it up and bring it to them. They don't pay a lot but it's better than nothing. The other option is to move your workers to a plot of land that has a forest and you can gather wood (with your bare hands) and then sell it on the market. Again this doesn't pay much but it pays.
I sent all 3 of my workers on transporting jobs first and earned about 400 gold. It took roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes for them all to be complete. Now I sent 1 of my workers on another transport job for 190 gold that will take me 5 hours. And the other 2 workers I have are gathering wood from a forest. I will then sell that wood to make more gold.
You get 3 workers to do your bidding. But keep in mind that when you buy something it doesn't automatically appear in your inventory. You have to go get it where ever it is being sold from. Or if you need to walk across the map for a job it will take a couple hours. Moving 1 space is usually like 10-15 minutes.
Once you get some resources though you can build your own tools. And then use them to perform jobs or to mine/gather your own resources. And once you get enough gold like in the 200,000 to 300,000 range you can rent a plot of land. Renting a plot of land means that you can build your own business shop there to sell items or you can build a mine and then offer the jobs to other people to mine your resources for you. You pay them a small fee and you get all the glorious resources.
There are Alliances in the game but I am not familiar with that. I might get into one with a fellow PublishOx player.
Here is a screenshot of the market where you buy and sell:
Here is a screenshot of the jobs that are available:
There is a really good YouTube video of a walk-through is you want to watch a little before you start.
When you get into the game send me a message in the top right. If I have an alliance up and going by then I will invite you.
My name is pzyas.wam
EDITS TO THIS POST:
To start your own game go to this link. https://prospectors.io?waxref=pzyas.wam It does not hurt you or take anything away from your gold. But if you use my referral link I get back part of the tax that you would normally pay to the game itself. Also the sooner I get enough gold I am going to start an Alliance for us.
Also it was asked in the comments which server to pick. Me and 2 other people here on PublishOx are using the Yukon server. And I need to clarify something else the Yukon server runs on WAX chain and not the EOS chain like I stated above.
Here is a link to my Day 2 update post about Prospectors: https://www.publish0x.com/earning-that-crypto/prospectors-day-2-update-lessons-learned-so-far-xoylkg