Axie Infinity is a massively popular blockchain game with millions of users playing and earning money out of it. But for beginners, knowing it all is quite a daunting process. Today, we make it easy for the noobs and newbies by dismantling the whole process in small easy steps so that you may start playing and earning right away.
How to Begin Playing Axie Infinity?
First up, you need to have a solid investment to begin playing the game. Sorry, to break it like this but you need to buy Axies to play the game. Now, the game is downloadable from the official website of the game (https://axieinfinity.com/).
The Mandatory Wallet
As Axie Infinity is based upon blockchain technology and involves cryptocurrency, it requires a digital wallet like MetaMask, CoinBase Wallet, or MyEtherWallet. The player must load the wallet with some Ethereum cryptocurrency in it. Ethereum, as you all know, can be acquired through Binance, CoinBase, or other exchanges via some local crypto exchange. Following that the players need to download the Ronin wallet and using the Ronin Ridge, transfer the Ethereum from Binance to the Ronin wallet.
Then comes the fun part, buying your first-ever Axies. Players can purchase Axies from the Axie marketplace which should be at least 3-5 because you need at least this number to participate in the PvP battles. So, what Axies to buy early on? We have another blog for this important step, so no worries here.
Now, that all the preliminaries have been achieved, you are ready to play!
How to Play Axie Infinity:
In order to start playing the players need to build a team of 5 Axies which can then participate in PvP battles. As of now, an Axie can cost from a meager $3 to a whopping $1.5 million. The game is a mixture of card-trading games like Pokemon and fantasy action-strategy games like Hearthstone.
The gameplay involves card moves like any card-trading game. Each Axie has four cards that are randomly generated for each battle with differing values and characteristics. It depends upon the order of using the cards in the battle. However, the card can only be played if you have the required energy needed for that card.
The attacks are random and not directed therefore usually the closest target is attacked in midst of a battle. If a player loses the PvP battle, they also lose Matchmaking Ratings (MMR) and vice versa. In case of winning the battle the player wins MMR and Smooth Love Potion (SLP).
SLP, What is it?
SLP is the in-game crypto token that is volatile like any other cryptocurrency meaning the price of the coin is rising with time. Currently, the SLP stands at $0.003849 and it can be bought on the Binance exchange or the UNISWAP exchange. Axie Infinity Shard (AXS) is the governance token of the game which can be earned through playing the game and winning the PvP battles.
After winning each PvP battle, the value of these particular Axies increases in the marketplace. Because as the MMR phase increases so does the SLP winning ratio. The SLPs can also be won through daily quests and participation in the game’s events. Moreover, this is also healthy for the Axies as it increases the experience of the Axies hence raising their value. The players can also breed these Axies to create new or evolve old ones.
The Rookie Mistakes You Should Avoid in Axie Infinity
Players often get involved in only one gaming mode, either the PvP battles or the PvE battles. You should keep a balance between the two modes. If you want your Axies to grow in a healthy manner and actually earn some real money.
Interested players often shy away from starting the game in fear of the high prices of Axies. Don’t worry, we got you. There is an Axie Scholarship program by the veteran Axie Infinity Players holding a large number of Axies. They lend their extra Axies to the newbies who then play and earn while taking care of these gullible pets. The lending players are called the Managers while the players on the other side of the bargain are called Scholars. The managers charge a rent as well as some commission and the scholars get to keep the remaining cut.
Axie Infinity is one of the most popular blockchains NFT games because it is fun and a good investment. As of now, there are a total of 6 million Axies. However, the origin Axies are capped at 4088, so they will be the rarest in the Axie Infinity world. Axie Infinity is worth the investment of cash and time. It is a legit source of earning money while having fun.
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