Mine, acquire, trade and earn rewards in this intergalactic virtual world
Alien Worlds regularly comes out on the top of DappRadar’s rankings. Fans continue to flock to the platform and the WAX marketplaces are busy with users trading in-game assets. Now’s as good a time as any to find out how to play Alien Worlds like a pro.
- What is Alien Worlds?
- How to start playing Alien Worlds
- How to pick the right tools
- Become a Planet DAO member to hold power
- Land earns you commission
- Help! A warning message pops up. Not enough CPU!
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Now you need to know how to play it. This guide has everything you need on how to play Alien Worlds like a pro.
What is Alien Worlds?
Alien Worlds is an NFT metaverse game on Ethereum, WAX, and BNB Smart Chain. In Alien Worlds’ simulated economy, players compete for scarce resources, including NFTs and in-game tokens.
Alien Worlds boasts a four-pillar-driven in-game ecosystem, where players, or Explorers, engage through mining by acquiring and renting land and voting for Planetary governance to impact Trillium payouts.
These pillars are Trilium (TLM) token, NFT tools, lands, and Planet Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (Planet DAOs). Now, let’s take a closer look at how each pillar can impact the player’s success.
How to start playing Alien Worlds
There are a few simple steps to get started with Alien Worlds today:
- Go to the Alien Worlds dapp.
- Create a WAX web3 wallet. You can create one for free.
- Set yourself up with some login details.
- Choose your first avatar.
- Accept the Terms & Conditions and click on ‘I’m Ready’.
- Choose the planet you want to mine on. Think carefully about this. The mining pot shows the current amount of TLM available to mine. And the fill rate shows the speed at which it is refilling.
- Pick the piece of land you want to mine on. Bear in mind that each one is different and mining fees will differ. So choose thoughtfully.
- Select the Shovel as your Tool. As you progress in Alien Worlds, you will acquire better Tools.
Now you’re ready to start playing. Enjoy!
How to pick the right tools
Players use Tools to mine TLM from land in Alien Worlds. These are NFTs and come in the form of playing cards, like in Splinterlands or Pokémon. Players can use up to three tools at the same time.
Since each Tool NFT has unique stats and a different combination of Tool NFTs produces different mining results. The rarer and shinier the Tools are, the more mining power they have.
Users can acquire tools through mining or purchasing from various NFT marketplaces, such as Binance, BitYard, and AtomicHub. In addition, if players are lucky enough to obtain rare Tools through mining, they can also trade them on markets in exchange for tokens, such as WAX.
Now we know what Tools are and where to find them, it’s important to learn the tactics behind acquiring and using them. Each Tool has four important stats that all players should be aware of:
You can find the charge time in the text portion of your Alien Worlds card. It shows, in seconds, how long you need to wait for your Tool to recharge after you use it. Once it’s recharged, you can use it again.
NFT luck multiplier
The better your luck, the more chance you have of finding the best NFTs when you’re mining. You can find this number in the bottom-right corner of the card.
This could also be called a proof-of-work reducer. It speeds up your mining times, and is especially useful if you’re not playing the game with a WAX wallet. This number is in the bottom-left corner of the card.
This number indicates how much your Tool will multiply your mining output by. You can find it in the top-left corner of your Tool card and the higher the number, the better.
Getting the best ROI
Alongside these four numbers, you also need to know the market price for the Tools. Once you have all of this information, you can decide on which ones give you the best rate of return on investment.
Fortunately, the internet being the internet, someone has put together a lengthy post with details on what to buy to realize the biggest profits.
Become a Planet DAO member to hold power
All the activities within Alien Worlds happen on Planets, of which there are seven. It is worth mentioning that Planets in Alien Worlds are planetary Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).
How to participate in DAO governance? By staking their TLM, players can become voting members of the Planet. A stake-weighted voting mechanic is applied; the more one stakes, the more voting power one can have. One of the essential privileges a voting member can have is to impact TLM payouts.
Become a Planet DAO member to impact the in-game governance
All the activities within Alien Worlds happen on Planets, and there were 6 Planets at inception. It is worth mentioning that Planets in Alien Worlds are planetary Decentralised Autonomous Communities (DAOs).
How to participate in DAO governance? By staking the TLM, players can become voting members of the Planet. A stake-weighted voting mechanic is applied; the more one stakes, the more voting power one can have. One of the essential privileges a voting member can have is to impact TLM payouts.
We recently spoke with Ed Evans, Commercial Lead and Head of Partnerships from Alien Worlds to learn everything about the latest updates of this popular game.
Land helps players earn commission
There are three types of non-fungible tokens in Alien Worlds: land, tools, and avatars. To start mining, players need to own a piece of land or mine on lands owned by other players.
Each land NFT has unique attributes that affect gameplay, such as the amount of TLM it generates, the probability that a user receives an NFT, etc.
What sets landowners apart from other players is that landowners can receive a commission while others are mining on their lands. Therefore, owning lands can bring users passive incomes.
Help! A warning message pops up. Not enough CPU!
Players actively diving into Alien Worlds will sometimes have to deal with warning messages, stating they don’t have enough CPU, for example.
Anyone in control of an account that does too many transactions in a short time span will need to stake WAX tokens. Simply go to the Wax Cloud Wallet dashboard, click Resources on the right side of your screen and stake some WAX tokens.