Now given that I have been playing hash kings for months now I have a decent grasp of how to play. When I noticed on the Hash Kings discord they where looking for a guide, so I started brushing up on the finer points.
Finally I feel as if I can make a decent guide, since there is a good deal of information to go over this may end up being a series, ill try to keep things concise.
Plots are worthless without a farmer & you need avatars at the very least to participate in raids. Given Avatars are so important lets start here.
Note in the image above the avatars shown have 2 number values above them on the left you have the avatars XP. On the Right is the avatars level General Spice-Skunk the 3rd avatar in from the left is lvl16 & has 1455 XP.
Despite the avatar being lvl16 its power is very low only 55 this is due to the manor in which I leveled General Spice-Skunk up.
A high level is important but so to is the power stat General Spice-Skunk was leveled up by smoking joints which simply increases the level. To increase the Power you need to utilize the forge, I didn't understand this until recently.
Armed with this new insight I set out to utilize the forge with my new Avatar Tank-420. Using the forge a single time at the cost of 1 avatar & $2 in BUDs My Tank-420 was increased to the following stats.
So only lvl2 & Tank-420 power is 29 above my lvl16 General Spice-Skunk. Check out the following screenshot from the Hash Kings Git Book.
With the new avatars series 2 we got introduced to a new factor when leveling up which is called efficiency
Efficiency is according to their Git Book quote-
"It is a stat that all avatars in Hashkings have and that has an effect on the amount of XP the avatar can absorb from smoking a joint."
So a Epic Avatar gains XP easier & starts with more power as well as having a usage of 4.
With legendary of course being the best, but also the rarest so there is a bit of a trade off with that ill get to in a moment.
The Level of your avatar besides being relevant in Raids, also allows users to craft better NFTs. Level 1 avatars can craft pinners level 15 Hemp Wrapped joints & so on.
Many may not realize this Level based crafting applies to water tower NFTs as well. Being a Water baron pays well when you have enough leveled up water tower NFTs.
With 8 land plots constantly growing plants I never pay for HKWATER with the 3 Water Towers shown above.
Due to my error of smoking joint NFTs instead of utilizing the forge you can see my 2 level 16 & 17 Avatar NFTs have piss poor power ratings generating a measly 32 BUDs from the raid.
What it comes down to is the Avatar level is important but it is far from the whole story keep this in mind when building your Avatars up.
Yeah the Forge appears simple but much like a real one its deceptively complex & can result in disaster when used incorrectly.
This formula above in essence gives you a general idea honestly you want to combine duplicates if at all possible.
According to what they state about how the forge works in the Hash Kings git book. If I combine my 2 epic avatars of the same type (The Heavy Johnny mark 2) I should get the best outcome.
Now we are talking 136 power is my highest base power yet!!
See this is why I claimed the legendary Avatars can be a double edged sword. They have killer base stats but you likely wont get the bonusses from the forge like I just did.
As you get to higher & higher levels you will notice the forge prices increase with your level adding $2 for every 10 levels.
So a quick overview you see the Hash Kings game & their subsequent tokenomics is a delicately balanced system. For Raids the Buds received comes from a rewards pool Treasury funded by buds burned in the MOTA pool.
The TLDR is the Hash Kings game economy is generated & funded by players. Including the Raids Treasury which gets funded by burning buds for MOTA which ill explain the use of later.
As well as the treasury BUDS levels to take into consideration with raids you must also consider your Avatars Power, Level, & Final Power.
We covered this earlier in the avatar section.
Raids rewards factor in your FP in comparison to every account in the raid & distributes them amongst participants evenly.
The different Raids Bosses have different level requirements the one most are familiar with is the entry level raids lvl-0 to lvl-25.
Given we all share the raids rewards amongst all the competing avatars you want to get to a higher level for meaningful rewards.
Just look how empty Raids lvl-25 to lvl-50 is literally no one at time of writing I dont know about you, but I'm speed running to level 25.
As the Raid difficulty increases so to do the rewards, Speaking as a person currently in the top 10 players of a few play to earn games. Often when you make it that much further in a game the perks are more worth while for playing.
Given the upper section of raids is as vacant as my neighbors house after they got raided, its time to get looting.
Just kidding the police already robbed them, why loot a empty drug house?
Disturbing glimpse into my home life aside the Hash Kings Raids system I feel is money for the taking you just have to put in the effort. Speaking from experience the more you commit to a play to earn game the better your payout.
Above is my latest play to earn leader board pay out in Zombie Coin Miner on WAX.
Zombie Coin Miner is a perfect example if you dabble you likely wont make much $$ commit however & the rewards are numerous.
As I previously said the BUDS in the Treasury for Raids are added by players burning BUDS for MOTA in the MOTA pool.
So why do you want MOTA?
Staking MOTA can Generate Seeds which ill cover now.
You obtain Seed NFTs by Staking MOTA to the Native region the Strain is grown in in game.
Excluding Special Seeds which grow in 24 hours in every environment 250 BUDS a piece, Seed grow time & yield are as follows.
Cannabis fun fact
Fun fact Gorilla Glue Number 4 has Durban Poison & chocolate Thai in its lineage. This is why some of the choice specimens resist mold their natural resin production is back in balance which results in a secondary immune system.
However its a genetically unstable example of this adaptation only certain specimens of Gorilla Glue Pheno number 4 share this trait.
Love this game but as a pot grower I know the water level requirements are all sorts of backwards. Doesn't matter its the best cannabis blockchain game I have found & they only get better.
Personally I pick the cheaper seeds for south America & Mexico as they are easily maintained HKWATER wise the plots are inexpensive. Not to mention they basically give the seeds away on NFTmart.
Given I may even buy them in HKWATER & I produce more HKWATER then I need its a system requires no monetary input.
Other then the Special seeds like these shown below👇
Typically Seeds only grow in specific land plots.
So South America plots work with Panama Red & Columbian Gold.
Acapulco Gold grows in Mexico land plots
So on & so forth
Simply select a land plot choose a corresponding seed plant & water harvest once grown you grew a plant you then harvest for BUDS.
Not much to add here you either own Water tower NFTs & produce HKWATER daily.
Which you may upgrade to produce more HKWATER
You can also rent out Water Tower NFTs or rent them to utilize as appose to buying HKWATER on the secondary market.
Rather simple seed + corresponding land plot + HKWATER = Plant.
Add the Necessary HKWATER .
Once watered you wait X number of days required.
Plants do die so no set it & forget it.
Harvest within the time widow between being fully grown & before it dies you earn BUDS.
So what do you do with BUDS Burn them, stash / (Hodl) them or sell them. You may also use the MOTA pool system.
Hash Kings economics
I advise you to check out the Hashkings post Understanding the assets flow of Hashkings In which you would find this handy dandy flow chart.
Spread sheets & flow charts I love em. As well as sneak peaks into upcoming Game mechanics.
I'm talking about literal game changers here people, automation the sweetest word in the English language.
Harvest perks & I do less work a stoners best friend.
Apparently the new Avatars share a thematic appearance to the URFA robots but are in-fact different NFT lines in this colection.
Right now you can buy the $2 gen 2 Avatar packs (Robots) these NFT avatar packs like the Zombie packs before them are only available for a limited time.
As I pointed out in the Avatar & forge sections of this write up it pays to blend multiple Avatars of the same type via forge. Knowing there exists an incentive to burn the avatars & the rarer Avatar NFTs posses better stats now is a good time to stock up.
Take this NFT for example an Epic Zombie Avatar while the packs where available would fetch 2-3 HIVE a piece. Now with supplies dwindling the same NFT goes for 12.3 HIVE.
Like Splinterlands or Rising Star the NFTs from Hash Kings are something that appreciates with Age like wine or whiskey.
If your going to buy Avatar packs it would be appreciated if you
could put my account name 👇 in the referrer section.
NFTs are my area of expertise more specifically buying & selling them a vendor of sorts.
As it currently stands Hash Kings NFTs have an in game rental market, Pack sales, & a 3rd party NFT market on HIVE called NFTmart.
On NFT mart you can buy when made possible, or sell your own Hash Kings NFTs for the following HIVE cryptocurrencies.
For instance I sell some of my Hashkings NFTs there for WEED a HIVE alt.
Recently Hash Kings posted a sneak peak of the in game NFT market being developed.
I for one cant wait for the in game market, however for now its a buyers market on NFTmart.
Buying seeds in HKWATER, WEED, or STARBITS is my preference right now as they are basically free this way.
Right now I currently am working to supply the market with Hash Kings NFTs being sold for WEED.
Renting through the in game market is a fantastic money saving option.
You can get a South America plot for 0.29 HIVE a month, A Water tower level 7 for 1 HIVE a month. You can buy avatars for as little as 0.23 HIVE on NFTmart & Seeds for as little as 0.037 a piece.
Meaning for roughly 1.5 HIVE a little over $1 USD you could be playing Hash kings.
Hash Kings is based on HIVE you can easily join HIVE for free via my ecency referral link below.
You can start playing Hash Kings once you at least have an avatar NFT to use in Raids. However like I went over above you can get started for less then $2 growing raiding harvesting like a real Hash King.
Now this is an aspect of Hash Kings in which I am not familiar with the mechanisms first hand. In other words I have yet to utilize their crypto bridge for FANTOM or MATIC. Given I'm only human I'm flawed & I can admit this is a week point.
Since its not my strong suit I suggest checking out this URL for their FANTOM BUDs Bridge .
You could find the info on the MATIC BUDs Bridge 👈 here.
Those links are straight to their FANTOM & MATIC Bridge instructions in the Hash Kings Git Book.
Since I would hate to mislead someone checking the links above or checking for bridge info on their discord would be best.
This has been Chubbs guide to Hashkings The cannabis themed HIVE play to earn game. If you have any questions, something I got wrong, or perhaps missed I would like to hear from you in the comments.
As this is a new type of write up I'm trying out, if you would like more in depth tutorials for other play to earn titles please let me know by upvoting & sharing this post.
If your buying packs of avatars please consider using my account name in the referrer section.
Helpful Hashkings links
Hash Kings being a HIVE game is fairly active with their @hashkings HIVE account Posting regular updates with it.
Not sure if the Blockchain Garner Farmer Scholarship program is still active but here is a link to that.
HK NFT market
More cannabis & crypto
In the off chance your more then just a fan of digital bud & you want to get paid crypto posting about your pothead perspective or interact with others posts.
HIVE also has Weedcash so if your signing up to play to earn on Hashkings you can post to earn on Weedcash.
WEED is the crypto on Weedcash & as I stated before I sell Hash Kings NFTs for WEED.
Not to mention the Weedcash NFT store in which I sell my own cannabis NFT lines like #tokingtokens.
WAX is another blockchain I play many play to earn games on, 2 different cannabis Play to earn games on WAX are...
Rather interesting cannabis themed Mafia style game on the WAX blockchain, oh its also in space.
Or this one with fighting racing Marijuana Gnomes also on WAX.
WAX blockchain is also free to use both HIVE & WAX are EOSIO based blockchains, based off A DPOS model.
WAX NFT airdrop instructions
WAX NFT airdrops via URL I give out 12 NFTs with every post first on HIVE then PublishOx Finally Torum you will find the 3 airdrops easiest through HIVE I leave PublishOx & Torum links in the comments of the HIVE post.
Easy as 1 2 3
I keep everything random giving you the best odds all 3 are airdropped on the same day in the order specified at random.
You may join all three through these links
WAX NFT airdrop 2nd of 3
All 3 WAX Airdrops are the same claimed by the first individual with a WAX wallet to click the link.
Airdrops are valued at Approximate value of $5 each please only one Airdrop per person, keep things fair for everyone.
Please let other know via comments if you claim the airdrop.
Weedcash NFT airdrop
For HIVE users only if you want a free Weedcash NFT from my Toking Tokens NFT collection re-blog this post & comment #tokingtokens for a Toking Token cannabis themed NFT.
You can find transfer or sell Weedcash NFTs here
just Re-blog & comment #tokingtokens
You can find my over 1900 NFTS on WAX here
I try to post all airdrop links on twitter as well as HIVE if you want to help support future airdrops Re-blog
upvote subscribe please it really helps.
All my accounts below are monetized & I appreciate Crypto or NFT donations on the following
All donations go toward making airdrops bigger & better Thank you all your support keeps all this going.
Note to Hashkings staff
First I hope the proceeding sufficed for a Hashkings guide, my second note is more a request. I would be very happy to see an inclusion of your Hashkings WAX NFTs to some degree like a raffle for ownership. Perhaps a blend use case setting one up is easy through Nefty Blocks.
Discord is an easy way to implement Whitelisting restrictions for like free limited edition NFTs on WAX. WAX Airdrops are a powerful tool for raising awareness.
Not in any way trying to tell your staff what to do I'm an uberfan of Hashkings & think the game is phenomenal. Keep up the good work cant wait to see what comes next.