Today, we will be talking about Axie Infinity’s upcoming Land gameplay and its possible effects to the game’s ecosystem.
What is Axie Infinity’s Land of Lunacia?
Land or Lunacia is what they call to the metaverse of Axie Infinity. It is divided into tokenized plots of land, called TERRA, which can be purchased, rented, and organized by its owners.
Land is represented as a 301×301 grid with each square representing a tokenized plot of land. Each Land plot consists of 64 spaces in an 8×8 grid.
Here is the visual representation of Axie Infinity land or lunacia which players owned:
As you can see on the picture, players can put their axies on each Land they own as well as put items that can increase or boost their axies stats. As an example, the “Stone Lamp” can increase the Axies’ natural experience gained by 1 percent over time.
According to the Axie Infinity whitepaper, 3 Axies can be assigned to each plot of land and in the future, Land can be upgraded to hold more Axies by building certain structures. Landowners will have the rights to any resources farmed on their land.
4 Types of Land in Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity minted four (4) different types of lands named Savannah, Forest, Arctic, and Mystic.
The four lands were already distributed after the first Axie land sale was hosted in January 21st in 2019.
The previous major land sale is ¼ of the total land plot supply of the Axie metaverse and mostly three (3) quadrants still remain which will be up for sale at a later date.
Genesis lands are lands which have a higher chance of spawning rare bosses. Owners of these special types of lands will get a cut of all the resources which can be collected on their land.
220 Genesis plots are available, and 75 of them were released during the initial sale.
Players who acquired Lands at the center of Lunacia will be hosting special world events soon.
How to Buy Land in Axie Infinity
The process of buying Land is pretty straightforward. This article assumes you already have working knowledge of MetaMask, the Ronin sidechain, and is already an Axie player. Make sure you have ETH because that’s the token use to purchase Lands in Axie Infinity.
- Go to https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com
- On the menu, select Land, then select the Land you want to purchase.
- A pop-up will appear confirming the transaction. Select confirm.
There are four (4) types of items rarity on Axie Infinity lands:
Common – typically the weakest items.
Rare – improved versions of their common counterparts.
Epic – extremely rare and bestow powerful bonuses on the Axies living with them.
Mystic – provides incredible boosts to Axies living with them and will be required to build certain structures in the future.
There are currently 199 types Land Items in total that can be placed in Lunacia lands. Each item can enhance your Axies abilities.
The picture above is an example of a Lunacia Land item called “Bird Plushie.” It is a Mystic land item that can enhance the item drop from Chimera by 20 percent and your Bird type Axies base stats by 20 percent.
How to Acquire Land in Axie Infinity
The initial land sale distributed ⅓ of the max total supply of Lands that can be owned by Axie Infinity players.
Players can obtained Lands from previous initial land sale buyers who are selling it in the Axie Infinity marketplace.
As of this writing, the lowest plot of land that is for sale in the official Axie Infinity marketplace is $11,752 or equivalent to Php585,014 using a conversion rate of P49.78.
Since Lunacia land has a limited supply, we can expect that as Axie Infinity gets more demand,there will be more demand for these plots of Land.
Lunacia Land Gameplay
One of the most exciting parts of Lunacia land is its gameplay in which landowners can do some upgrades to their own territory and build shops/markets, Chimera summoning beacons, and even act as access points for dungeons.
Real-Time PVE Battles
Chimeras, a greek mythological creature which is common for terrorizing places even in movies, is also a terror in the Lunacia lands.
Landowners might get into them and players can take on Chimera in real-time battles either alone or in groups.
If the player or players take down the terrorizing Chimera, they can get an assortment of resources, items, blueprints which can be used to upgrade your territory, individual Axies and even limited edition tokenized items.
Resource Gathering and Crafting
Lunacia Land can also bring more benefits from resource-gathering gameplay features.
Since every landowner has the rights to every resource that spawns on their land, they can use it as a tool to upgrade both land and their personal Axies.
Every resource that spawns on a player’s territory will be made available to the public if the player didn’t harvest the resources within 24 hours.
Landowners can build structures within their owned territory which can also expand and leveled over time and various resources are needed like blueprints which can be obtained by defeating Chimeras.
You can also watch this video of CAGYJAN, a youtube content creator who is also a landowner of Lunacia lands. He shows how the Lunacia land looks like and its user interface and maybe you can visualize what the future of the Axie Infinity game looks like.
According to the Axie Infinity team, independent developers, content creators, and companies can also build apps and future possible games on top of Lunacia Lands. This makes the possibilities and opportunities for landowners infinite through their Lunacia software development kits (SDK). The SDK is expected to be released on the second half of 2022 according to the whitepaper roadmap.
Lunacia Landowner Benefits
Lunacia SDK: If this feature has been released we can see a more open Axie Infinity that can create more opportunities for players and breeders of Axies.
According to Axie Infinity, the Lunacia SDK can be used to create games and other experiences inside the Axie Metaverse. Creators can also create or mint their own Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) which can be traded with other players. These NFTs can be placed also on their lands so other players can click them to enter the game inside. Through this process, Axie Infinity becomes a truly decentralized NFT game.
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