Axie Infinity (AXS): A beginner's guide to the gaming metaverse project
Is Axie Infinity a metaverse project?
Axie Infinity is a Pokemon-inspired play-to-earn metaverse game created on the Ethereum blockchain. Lunacia, the Axie homeland, is made up of 90,601 land plots. Players can gather, grow, breed and battle digital creatures known as Axies. Axies use the Land as a home and a base of operations and can freely exchange these Land plots, which are represented as nonfungible tokens (NFTs).
Players use the Lunacia SDK to design games and then place them on their Land. A game is saved as an NFT and can be traded once it has been created. Furthermore, additional players will be able to enter the game by clicking on these NFTs on the map.
The company wants to build an ecosystem of incredible gaming experiences based on player-owned economies. This feature distinguishes Axie Infinity from other games in that the longer time you spend playing, the more rewards you will receive.
This article will explain the Axie Infinity metaverse, how does Axie Infinity work? And how you can be a part of Axie Infinity gameplay.
How is Axis Infinity developed?
Axie Infinity is built on the Ronin sidechain, which is a Sky Mavis-developed Ethereum sidechain. Sidechains are scalability solutions created to address network usability issues that can arise when public blockchain networks are overburdened. High transaction fees and delayed transaction confirmation times are two examples of these difficulties.
Because the Axie Infinity game runs on its own Ethereum sidechain, it can take advantage of many of the Ethereum blockchain's features while relying on a more tailored network that is more suited to its transactional needs.
After Ethereum network congestion hindered Axie Infinity's activities, compromising its usability, Sky Mavis began constructing the Ronin sidechain in June 2020. Ronin, according to the company, provides quick transaction confirmation, simplified onboarding for new users and lower gas costs. In addition, the sidechain includes its block explorer.
Since 2017, Ethereum-based gaming has grown in popularity, expanding to incorporate NFT collectibles and metaverses on a rising number of platforms. The success of Axie Infinity in 2021 is due, in large part, to its elegant integration of crypto and blockchain-based elements into a gameplay experience.
Axie Infinity tokens explained
Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) and Smooth Love Potions (SLP) are the two tokens in the Axie Infinity ecosystem. The AXS coin is the network's native money, which is used to reward players and administer the site. Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) is now one of the most popular metaverse coins.
Players can earn AXS coins by playing various games in the Axie Infinity metaverse and participating in user-generated content projects. AXS coin holders will also be eligible for incentives if they stake their tokens, play the game, and vote on crucial governance issues.
Axies are bred with SLP tokens to make new progeny. SLP tokens are not sold directly to gamers by Axie Infinity. Playing the game earns you SLP tokens.
What are Axie base classes?
Axies are your game's virtual pets. Axies have a variety of characteristics, one of which is the base class of the Axie. There are nine different Axie classes to choose from:
The Axie and their movements (or cards) fall into one of these nine categories. The Axie and its maneuvers will be of the same class for purebred Axies. If an Axie is not purebred, it indicates that two Axies of various classes bred somewhere among its ancestors, resulting in an Axie with multiple classes for its moves and breed.
Although this isn't always bad, Axie Infinity breeders prefer purebred Axies. When breeding purebred Axies, it's easier to get Axies with specific parts and talents. As a result, purebred Axies — those with 6/6 parts that match the Axie's species — are usually rather expensive.
Axies have four stat qualities in addition to their base class:
Axies have 140 stat points altogether, split among the four attributes according to their base class.
Axie body parts
Axies have six additional body components in addition to their base class:
Each body part belongs to a specific Axie class, and the component grants additional stat boosts based on the class:
An Axie can be made up of various parts from several classes. This is what distinguishes each Axie.
Axie Infinity class advantage
Axies have class advantages, just like Pokemon. The energy cost, the assault and the defense are the three values of Axie cards. When determining the real damage delivered by an Axie to an enemy Axie, the Axie class comes into play. Three groups of classes in Axie Infinity have a rock-paper-scissors relationship:
You can determine which classes are best against which kind of Axies by looking at the following triangle.
Having a class advantage over another Axie allows your Axie to deliver more damage, regardless of the move's class. That implies that no matter what move a Reptile Axie makes against an Aquatic Axie, for example, it will always deal more damage. So when you attack with a class advantage, you will deal 15% more damage. However, you will deal 15% less damage when you attack with a class disadvantage.
Furthermore, if an Axie uses a move that is similar in class to the card's values — for example, a Reptile Axie utilizing a Reptile class card — that Axie will get 10% more from the card's values.
The Reptile card Kotaro Bite, on the other hand, has the following stats: 80 attack, 20 defense, and 1 energy. When a Reptile Axie uses Kotaro Bite, it does 88 damage and gains 22 shield points instead. These bonuses are cumulative. When a Reptile Axie attacks an Aquatic Axie with Kotaro Bite, the total damage is 101.
While there are Mech, Dusk, and Dawn Axie classes, there are no Mech, Dusk, or Dawn cards available at the moment. On the other hand, these three classes are unique in that they can only be bred under specific circumstances.
Breeding purebred Axies of various classes is the only way to breed these particular classes. When you breed them, you'll get Dusk, Dawn, or Mech Axies 33% of the time. To be more specific:
Dusk, Dawn, and Mech will all gain boosts from cards from certain classes, following the same concept as class bonuses. On the other hand, Dusk, Dawn, and Mech gain only a 7.5% boost from their cards, unlike their purebred cousins.
This is only half of the purebreds 15%, but these Special Classes give you more options when it comes to assembling your team. You can safely have both Reptile and Aquatic cards on your Dusk Axie, for example, with these Axies.
Axie Infinity Marketplace
The success story of Axie Infinity in offering a play-to-earn game has led the globe to change its methods and turn gaming into a profitable business venture. The Axie Infinity Marketplace, on the other hand, can be intimidating for new players.
The Axie Infinity Marketplace is the central location for trading Axie NFTs, with players able to purchase and sell Axie there. Land plots serve as houses for the Axies and can be improved with materials obtained from the auction house.
Landowners may also find AXS tokens on their parcels. Axies can be bought or sold on the Axie Marketplace, but they can also be sold on other NFT platforms. You can also buy land plots and other goods for your land, such as furniture and decorations.
However, the Axie Infinity servers may become overburdened at times due to increased user activity. This could cause momentary issues in the game, such as a marketplace failure.
When this happens, some users may have difficulty purchasing Axie through the marketplace.
To resolve this issue, you might try rebooting your computer and logging back into the game in such circumstances. Also, ensure that Axie Infinity is connected to a Ronin wallet. Then, purchase the Axie once again. If the marketplace error appears, change the mode of purchase and try again or wait until the error is fixed, if the transaction fails again.
Where can I buy Axie Infinity crypto?
Users must first register with a cryptocurrency exchange that handles Axie Infinity tokens to purchase the Axie Infinity token (AXS). Axie Infinity can be bought and sold on several exchange platforms, including Binance, Huobi Global, Coinbase, FTX, Bithumb, KuCoin, Gate.io and Kraken.
After purchasing cryptocurrency tokens, you'll need a wallet to keep them in, such as the MetaMask wallet. After that, carry out the following steps:
How to play Axie Infinity?
Considering Axie Infinity's growth, NFTs can also be bought from the Axie Infinity Marketplace. Follow these steps to buy Axie NFTs from a marketplace:
Register with the marketplace where you want to buy Axie Infinity NFT and log in. This is most likely Axie Infinity's official marketplace, where you can buy and sell Axies for Ether (ETH). Remember that to begin playing Axie Infinity, you must first purchase three Axies from the marketplace.
Buy ETH from a cryptocurrency exchange such as Binance.
Create a MetaMask wallet and deposit your ETH into it.
Create a Ronin Wallet account and deposit your ETH into it using Ronin Bridge.
Go to Axie Marketplace and log in using your Ronin Wallet.
Buy at least 3 Axies.
Download the Axie Infinity game client from their website.
How to install the Axie Infinity game client?
You'll need to download the game client first once you've purchased your initial squad of three Axies and are ready to start farming Smooth Love Potions! You may download the installer for Axie Infinity from their official website, AxieInfinity.com, and install it on your desktop (Windows or MacOS device) or mobile.
If you're playing on a smartphone, the game app isn't yet available on the official app stores for Android and iOS. The developers, on the other hand, have uploaded the game's mobile app version to their servers as well as to Apple's TestFlight platform.
How to download Axie Infinity on Android?
Simply download the APK file from their website to install the Axie Infinity mobile app on your Android device:
On the upper right menu, select "Play Now."
Select "Android" from the drop-down menu.
Click "Open" or "Install" to confirm the prompt.
Your device should now have the Axie Infinity gaming client installed. Enjoy!
How to download Axie Infinity on iOS?
Follow the below instructions to play Axie Infinity as a beta tester on your iOS device:
On the upper right menu, select "Play Now."
Select "iOS" from the drop-down menu.
Apply to be a tester for TestFlight.
Install the TestFlight app from the App Store if you are accepted.
Axie Infinity can be downloaded using the TestFlight app.
How to download Axie Infinity for Windows?
On a Windows PC, follow the below steps to install Axie Infinity:
Click on the link here to download the Windows installer.
To install the game, extract the ZIP file and run the setup.
After that, you should be able to play Axie Infinity via the Mavis Hub game client.
How to download Axie Infinity for MacOS?
To install Axie Infinity on a MacOS device, follow the below steps:
Visit here to get the MacOS installer.
Move the Mavis Hub game client to your Applications folder after opening the DMG file.
After that, you should be able to launch the game client and log in.
How to earn money in Axie Infinity’s NFT gaming metaverse?
Farming an in-game item called Smooth Love Potion, or SLP, is the easiest and most prevalent way to get money in Axie Infinity. SLPs can be earned just by playing the game. Then, based on the current market price of SLP, you can sell these to the marketplace.
Moreover, SLPs are a valuable resource in the game, and they're in high demand because they're used for breeding more Axies. As a result, SLPs must be consumed to breed Axies. The more SLP is required, the higher the breed level. This is the primary reason that keeps SLPs rare and hence more expensive, rewarding players that put in the effort to grind them.
In Axie Infinity, there are three ways to obtain Smooth Love Potions:
Players can earn on average 100–200 SLP per day. However, expect SLP's price to fluctuate a lot, just like other cryptocurrencies, especially because the game has lately gained a lot of interest. Furthermore, SLP supply and demand will highly influence earnings.
Can AXS tokens be staked?
Staking is a method of maintaining the blockchain's integrity and long-term viability by depending on its users to ensure that transactions are completed. Staking in the Axie Infinity network entails leaving a user's AXS tokens unattended for a defined period.
Over time, rewards will accumulate, allowing the user to earn more AXS tokens. Staking will also grant users partial ownership of the game and voting rights over the future usage of the game's community treasury.
Sky Mavis awarded AXS tokens to its initial gamers to commemorate the debut of Axie Infinity's AXS staking. AXS tokens were awarded to all users who started playing Axie Infinity before October 20, 2021.
How to stake AXS tokens?
Staking one's tokens is a simple operation. Stakers only need to go to the AXS stake dashboard. The rest of the stages are simple to follow, as listed below:
Go to the AXS staking dashboard to stake AXS.
If you're new to staking AXS, you'll first need to connect your Ronin wallet. Click "Connect to Ronin Wallet" to do so.
The stake button will appear once your wallet has been connected.
After you've made your choice, you'll be asked how much AXS you want to stake. Enter the desired stake amount and press the Stake button.
Ronin will prompt you to confirm the transaction once you click the Stake button; after the transaction is authorized, you will see your "Total Staked" update and begin earning AXS rewards.
In addition to the above, you can always unstake tokens and return them to your Ronin wallet after you've staked them. This is how you do it:
You can select the Unstake button once your wallet is connected.
Then press the "Unstake" button after entering the quantity of AXS you wish to unstake.
Ronin will appear and request confirmation of the transaction. Your staked AXS will be updated after confirmation, and the amount unstaked will be added to your Ronin wallet.
What is a scholarship in Axie Infinity?
A "scholarship" in Axie Infinity is a form of passive income, similar to owning a franchise.
As discussed, you can only fight with a squad of three (3) Axies in Axie Infinity. You can give them to other people (that you trust) and allow them to play using your team for farming SLPs once you have more Axies, either from breeding or from buying more Axies on the market.
This is known as a "scholarship," and it is highly frequent among Axie. For both the manager (the person who distributes the free Axies) and the scholar, it is nearly always a win-win situation. Scholarships normally entail a 50–50, 60–40, or 70–30 split of the SLPs farmed by the scholar, with the management taking a cut.
How do I become a scholar and play Axie Infinity for free?
To be eligible for a scholarship and a free starter team of three Axies, you must:
To become a scholar in Axie Infinity, you must find breeders or managers with a large number of extra Axies who are also looking for scholars. Some players or business people form "guilds," in which they invest in a large number of Axies and pay scholars to earn SLP on their behalf for passive revenue.
If you're interested in becoming an Axie Scholar, here are some resources to look into:
Axie Infinity's official Discord server.
Axie Infinity's Facebook groups or Twitter page.
Subreddit for Axie Infinity.
YouTubers & content creators that support Axie Infinity.
The road ahead
In 2021, Axie Infinity, a popular play-to-earn (P2E) game, has grown tremendously. Therefore, Axie developers had to scale their infrastructure to satisfy demand due to its huge short-duration expansion.
According to Andrew Campbell, an Axie Infinity programme lead, 2022 will be focused entirely on gameplay—launching Origins, a fight experience, and Project K, a land-based game experience.
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