With the development of gaming platforms, virtual items have also become a popular method of monetization, but most games store data on private servers, giving players reason to doubt their reliability and transferability.
The developers can change the game policy at any time to maximize their profits. They are not obliged to consult users or take responsibility for the damage caused to the game ecosystem.
This problem can be solved with blockchain technology, which makes it possible to own and transfer virtual assets to anyone through non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
In a world where players spend a lot of time and money developing their characters and searching for unique items, games that allow them to win and influence the game’s development are very attractive. One of the most popular game genres are massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy games that focus on building civilizations and managing the gaming ecosystem. One such game is called Leagues of Kingdoms (LOK).
PC gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment worldwide, with over three billion PC and console gaming fans worldwide and estimated sales revenue in the hundreds of billions of dollars. .
What is LOOK?
League of Kingdoms (LOK) is an MMO strategy game based on the Ethereum blockchain. It is a decentralized and independent ecosystem. Players can purchase land and other NFT assets from the official in-game store or from other players on the OpenSea marketplace. The property is secured on the blockchain.
Players can create their own kingdoms and raise armies to protect their subjects and participate in battles. Players can also take part in various quests, events, contests, and competitions to win prizes.
Kings can team up with other kingdoms to create alliances, which fight for control of different territories.
Players can also participate in decision-making processes, such as voting for new game content. Proposals that receive the most votes are implemented in the next game update.
Game modes and earnings
Each player starts with a single player mode and is immediately ordered to complete simple tasks for which bonuses will be awarded. The game also offers to join one of the alliances. But, in order to fully play the game, the player needs to purchase additional resources from the game store.
The NFT land token is the core of the game, and kingdom building is the core of League of Kingdom gameplay. Players start with a small primitive city-state and develop it into a mighty kingdom. One of the unique features of League of Kingdoms is its treasure and skill system. There are artifacts that can be crafted and used to unlock special magical abilities.
Buying the “Gold Mine” to build it and get resources.
The League of Kingdom platform has several game modes.
The single player mode is designed to create a kingdom. The player creates buildings, explores the ecosystem, collects resources, and prepares an army to protect his own kingdom and strengthen the alliance.
In player versus environment mode, players farm valuable resources and send warriors to hunt evil monsters. According to the developers, a monster invasion mode called Trial of Agony will be introduced in the future.
Player vs. Player is designed for competition between players. Players fight for resources and property, using in-game items and special abilities to strengthen their armies and capture enemy castles.
The MMO mode allows players to participate in alliance wars, shrine siege and other competitions.
On my way to defeat another castle.
Earning money in LOK is the most important occupation. Players can earn crypto by holding NFTs. Part of the gaming fees goes towards rewarding active players and owners. Players can also trade in-game items on NFT markets.
The owner receives 5% of the collected resources, which can be used to benefit the kingdom or mine NFT. LOK has a Dai Prize Pool (DAI) to pay owners.
The land in the project is a unique unit of digital real estate, presented in the format of NFT, which can be used to play games and earn points for development. In total, there are 65,536 plots located on various continents.
Dragon trees are mythical creatures with the powers of various elements. Each dragon is unique. They serve his master and fight for him in battle. This is a decisive element of the battles in the game, which determines the tactical and strategic options. Dragons are collectible NFTs with unique appearances and characteristics. Owning a Drago provides various benefits in different areas of the game. By owning a dragon, the player also has the opportunity to earn Dragon Soul Tokens (DST).
Han Yoo, COO of LOK, told Cointelegraph that the project team places particular emphasis on these NFTs:
“Drago, a dragon-like NFT creature, was introduced to League of Kingdoms on May 16. Drago NFT and DST token loop will usher in a new era of playing to win at LOK. Drago will also launch with a rental system. More Drago-related game content will also be released. One of them will be Drago Arena, where Dragos can fight and compete with each other. It will be a kind of minigame to diversify the entertainment of our game.”
Trouble in the kingdom
LOK is available for PC and also has a mobile version, which can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store, although developers are experiencing difficulties on the latter.
The game may be interesting, but many players of the mobile version complain that there are still many bugs and that the translation of the interface into different languages is not done professionally. Recently, bots have become a major issue in the game as the user base grows rapidly.
The project team has recognized these difficulties. Yoo mentioned that in order to increase the appeal of the game, the developers used too many bots, and as a result, the game has many bugs:
“We have been updating our server with various patches and updates to accommodate the increasing number of users, but the proportion of bots is quite high compared to other games and it is causing lags and bugs in our game. We have developed an anti-bot system to filter the flood of bot accounts. Also, we are encrypting the codes to prevent bot developers and abusers from exploiting our game. We are currently building a dedicated unit to monitor and ban the bot and cheaters as well as remove malicious users from the game.”
Despite these setbacks, the project has a two-year roadmap ahead of it and an extensive player community. LOK is already a full working application that thousands of users have downloaded.
At the moment, the game itself seems like a niche product compared to currently popular NFT games like Axie Infinity and Gods Unchained. But LOK is a real-time strategy game which is quite an unusual choice for an NFT game. Real-time strategies are interesting in the context of complex game mechanics and LOK seems to manage to transform into a cross between a farm simulator and Pokémon with the introduction of the Drago property system. However, the large community of the game and the powerful team of specialists speak for its viability.
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