By Nath Cajuday
The Axie Infinity team clarified one of the updates that happened today – accounts under 800 MMR will no longer receive SLP from the adventure, arena, or the daily quest.
“We’ve received a considerable amount of questions, feedback, and concerns regarding our gameplay adjustments in the 1.1.0a release, in particular the 800 MMR restriction. We thought we’d share some details on what motivated this experiment,” Axie Infinity said via an announcement on discord server.
The Axie Infinity update team stated that their review with the current player data revealed that it needs some work to balance the gameplay experience.
“Today’s MMR restriction was implemented to eliminate poor in-game behavior. To be clear, our ultimate goal is to reward mastery of the game and everyone’s honest attempts to become a great player. As with all experiments, we’ll likely both resolve issues, and perhaps even create new ones,” it added.
The team stressed it as it found evidence of “bots” or gaming accounts that play without real players, and other odd in-game behaviors.
“What are the elements that we believe create a healthy Axie gaming ecosystem? First and foremost, we believe that our game experiences should be designed so that community members are motivated to build gradual mastery over time. We also believe that each community member has a role to play in ensuring everyone’s gameplay success (through education, coaching, sharing feedback, etc). Finally, the game and its underlying economy must be sound. We strongly believe that any method where the game is manipulated to gain financial benefit without having to build skill threatens the entire ecosystem,” the team delivered with compassion.
Earlier this month, the team gave a hint about the upcoming update. But it was about breeding method updates only. Read more: https://bitpinas.com/feature/axie-infinity-breeding-update/
According to the announcement, the new version of the game that was released today includes improvements to the game’s performance and the return of challenging your friends.
• Axies will reset to level one anytime they change owners. This change has been live since the first announcement.
• Challenges are back! You can now challenge a trainer on your friends list to a friendly duel.
• Accounts under 800 MMR will no longer receive SLP from the adventure, arena, or the daily quest. Please see below for more information on this.
• Match history will not be saved on the servers, we will bring this feature back once we have had a chance to optimize it.
Axie Infinity, the top play-to-earn game, is the leading NFT collection in terms of its all-time sales after Axie Infinity’s game developer Sky Mavis, produced $2.05 billion gross sales for the game alone, according to DappRadar.
40% of the players of Axie Infinity are from the Philippines. It is one of the play-to-earn games that Filipinos used to cope with the country’s situation due to the pandemic. To know more about interesting play-to-earn games this October, read: https://bitpinas.com/feature/5-play-to-earn-games-october-2021/
“We believe in you: each and every human in our community has the ability to improve and become proficient in the arena. This change was made with this confidence in mind. That said, we intend to collect considerable data around this tweak: both within the game, and from our community forums (Discord, social media, etc),” the team concluded.
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