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  • #19994
    Sia GS-86|HF
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    “INTRODUCTION TO TOWNSTAR”
    👉What is it?
    Town Star is a competitive farming game from one of the co-founders of Zynga, the company behind Farmville. Each week, the top players on the leaderboard win big prizes, and every day, players complete challenges to unlock and collect TownCoin play-to-earn rewards! The goal is to grow, gather and craft your way to building the most efficient and productive town imaginable.
    👉Town Star NFTs
    Some Town Star items are playable by anyone in the game at any time. These items cost only in-game money. This money must be generated and spent entirely in the game. It is not transferable and has no real value outside of the game. Other items are limited in supply and can actually be owned by players on an individual basis. They are called blockchain items, or NFTs. These items are different from strictly in-game items in several ways.

    📌They are limited in supply.
    📌They may be purchased in the Gala Games store while supplies last.
    📌They may be transferred between players.
    📌They may be transferred out of the game.
    📌They may have real world value outside of the game.
    📌Using them in the game may earn additional rewards.
    👉TownCoin (The Play-to-Earn Reward Token)
    TownCoin is a token that was created by Gala Games exclusively as a reward for playing-to-earn with Town Star NFTs. Unlike imaginary in-game money that cannot leave the game, TownCoin is a real cryptocurrency that lives on a blockchain. It can be transferred between players, listed on third-party exchanges, or bought and sold on those exchanges.
    👉Adding TOWN to Supply
    📌Players earn TownCoin from playing with NFTs
    📌Node operators receive 📌TownCoin in a daily distribution as a reward for operating their Founder’s Node
    👉Uses for TOWN
    📌Exclusive NFT items that can only be purchased with TownCoin
    📌In-game upgrades and benefits that are purchasable only with TownCoin
    📌Holding TownCoin provides additional benefits to Gala Power
    👉Playing with NFTs to Earn Rewards
    Basically, players are able to earn TownCoin rewards when they are using NFT items in their Town Star build, as long as certain requirements are met.
    📌Daily Challenges — Each day’s rewards are “unlocked” with the player’s completion of an in-game daily challenge.
    📌Gala Power — Each player has a level called Gala Power that is determined (at first) by the amounts of liquid GALA and TownCoin held in their player wallet.
    📌Season Pass — In each Town Star Season (exact Season length TBD), players who wish to earn TownCoin will be required to hold a ticket, an NFT item called a Season Pass.
    👉How to Unlock and Claim P2E Rewards
    Make sure you have some Gala Power. The simplest way to do this is to acquire some GALA or TownCoin and store it in your player wallet.
    👉Scale of how Gala Power levels are Gained
    📌Levels 1–20: Every 5K ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 21–35: Every 10K ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 36–45: Every 25K ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 46–55: Every 50K ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 56–65: Every 100K ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 66–73: Every 1M ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level 1.
    📌Levels 74–81: Every 5M ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level 1.
    📌Levels 82–86: Every 10M ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 87–94: Every 50M ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.
    📌Levels 95–100: Every 100M ⚡Gala Power⚡ held increases your Gala Power level by 1.

    Source: Townstar.com

    #20469
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    What Does it Mean to Play-to-Earn?

    Playing to earn is a new type of gaming, and you’ve stumbled across one of its greatest pioneers: Gala Games. Thanks to blockchain technology and the power of NFTs, players can now truly own their in-game assets in a way they never thought possible.

     

    In the past, online games had to lock down players’ in-game assets, assuring players through careful placement of harsh terms of service that anyone caught prescribing real world value to the items would be severely punished. Gamers have lost countless assets to these kinds of violations, sometimes tragically being banned from play or locked out of an account years in the making.

     

    Now, a few bold companies like Gala Games are empowering gamers with games like Town Star, in which players are not only allowed to truly own their assets, but encouraged to trade them on secondary markets as often as they would like. In some cases, players are even able to earn rewards for playing with these owned items. That is the basis of play-to-earn.

     

    Instead of paying simply to play, gamers can now pay to unlock and enhance their ability to earn. Town Star makes this incredibly simple to both understand and practice, with a clear play-to-earn economy that will be described over the following paragraphs.

     

    Solar Panels are the latest example of a Town Star NFT, available now exclusively for TownCoin!

    #20470
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Town Star NFTs

    Some Town Star items are playable by anyone in the game at any time. These items cost only in-game money. This money must be generated and spent entirely in the game. It is not transferable and has no real value outside of the game. Other items are limited in supply and can actually be owned by players on an individual basis. They are called blockchain items, or NFTs. These items are different from strictly in-game items in several ways…

     

    They are limited in supply.

    They may be purchased in the Gala Games store while supplies last.

    They may be transferred between players.

    They may be transferred out of the game.

    They may have real world value outside of the game.

    Using them in the game may earn additional rewards. (more on that in the next section)

    #20471
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    TownCoin — The Play-to-Earn Reward Token

    TownCoin is a token that was created by Gala Games exclusively as a reward for playing-to-earn with Town Star NFTs. Unlike imaginary in-game money that cannot leave the game, TownCoin is a real cryptocurrency that lives on a blockchain. It can be transferred between players, listed on third-party exchanges, or bought and sold on those exchanges.*

     

    *Gala Games makes no predictions, promises or speculations about the value of TownCoin, which is determined entirely by its trade markets. All TownCoin rewarded through playing shall be unminted in a player’s treasure chest. As such, in order to transfer, list, buy or sell, users must first actively mint the token.

    #20472
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Adding TOWN to Supply

    Players earn TownCoin from playing with NFTs

    Node operators receive TownCoin in a daily distribution as a reward for operating their Founder’s Node

    Uses for TOWN

    Exclusive NFT items that can only be purchased with TownCoin

    In-game upgrades and benefits that are purchasable only with TownCoin

    Holding TownCoin provides additional benefits to Gala Power

    #20503
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Town Power Updates

     

    All specifics in this article are subject to change and have not been finalized.

     

    Can you feel the power, town stars? Recently we introduced the concept of Town Power to the community, and we wanted to take some time to discuss what we’re planning after gathering and reading over your feedback. The community has been heard loud and clear, and so we will be slowing things down and taking a more gradual approach to introducing the changes than we had previously planned. This will give everybody in the community plenty of time to soak in the new systems and configure their accounts accordingly. While the early access period in Season 1 will last a little while longer yet, the addition of Town Power is an important step in cultivating a long-term, healthy economy as we prepare to take Town Star to the next level.

     

    #20504
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    The First Sparks

     

    The last thing we want is for people to feel left out. The initial proposal for Town Power, as well as the revision of the Gala Power formula clearly left a few people behind. To address this, we are instead introducing these changes gradually. Not rushing any changes to economic systems will also help us maintain the agility to adapt to what we learn along the way and take in community feedback throughout the whole process. TLDR: We will not be making adjustments to the Gala Power formula at this time, but will begin implementing Town Power.

     

     

    Town Power will be introduced soon– we’ll keep you updated on the exact timing as it approaches. Each day your Town Power will be based on a snapshot of your total TOWN in both your Treasure Chest and Ethereum Inventory from the previous day. This means that your Town Power will only update once per day, and it will always be based on your inventory at approximately 11pm UTC the previous day– even if your balance changes throughout the day.

     

     

    As we discussed previously, your Town Power will determine your maximum TOWN earnings from the Daily Star Challenge. Your Gala Power will still indicate how many of your placed NFTs are eligible for earnings. Once the system is fully implemented, it should be overall easier to place more NFTs for most players, though some of the top town stars may find themselves needing to work a little harder to grow their Town Power in order to maximize their Daily Star Challenge.

    #20505
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    The Power Shift

    After the initial introduction of Town Power, we plan to implement further changes roughly three months in the future. We intend these to bring the “balance of power” a little closer together between Town Power and Gala Power. As we mentioned in our last article, it’s incredibly important as more games enter the Gala Games Ecosystem that each has an economy that can stand on its own.

     

     

    Roughly 90 days after the introduction of Town power, we will begin making alterations to the Gala Power formula. We plan to implement gradual changes that reduce TOWN’s importance in the calculation of Gala Power. This is the primary reason why we plan to preemptively address the GALA required for each Power level– paying particular attention to lowering the requirements for the lower levels.

     

    For the initial months of this change, your TOWN will increase your Gala Power– just as it always has– but it will also now increase your Town Power. After several months, we plan on gradually scaling down the degree to which TOWN influences the Gala Power formula. This change is planned to take place over the course of three months, with the amount of impact TOWN has on Gala Power reducing daily from 2x on the first day to 0x on the ~90th day. At that point in time, TOWN will play no part in Gala Power.

     

    These changes will be gradual, but eventually will leave both Power calculations as entirely separate formulas with totally different functions.

    #20506
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    A More Powerful Future

    The full implementation of Town Power will result in a more sustainable economy under the hood of Town Star. Change may be a little scary, but these tweaks to the rewards system should make accessing play-to-earn much easier for the vast majority of players.

     

    Most town stars will find it far easier to place more NFTs and access higher earning levels under the new system, and it will be far less daunting for new players to try out TSP2E. With the full scope of these changes not being added until months after the addition of Town Power, the entire community should have a head start to learn the new system and establish a Power strategy that works right for them.

     

    #20507
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Town Sovereignty

     

    As more and more titles enter the Gala Games Ecosystem, the full implementation of Town Power also ensures that Town Star’s economy stays distinct and anchored to actual players of the game. Though Gala Power will apply to all games on our platform, Town Power is a formula unique to Town Star itself.

     

    This means that players will be able to utilize their Gala Power to place NFTs while playing other games on the platform, but Town Power won’t unlock earning potential anywhere but here in Town Star. Likewise, someone who plays another title in the Gala Games ecosystem can’t just hop over to Town Star and earn massive rewards without actually existing within Town Star’s distinct economy.

     

    We want people to enjoy and engage with Town Star, which is why it’s so important that we optimize TSP2E for the players who are most passionate about the game and community. With both Power ratings, we can strike a balance where any member of the Gala Games community has an inroad to try out new titles and earn throughout the platform using their Gala Power. To maximize earnings at the highest levels here in town though, players will need to actually engage with and be part of Town Star’s economy by building Town Power.

    #20508
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Big Changes for a Better Town

     

    This isn’t the last you’ll be hearing from us about big changes coming soon designed to make Town Star even more rewarding, engaging, and ludicrously fun as Season 2 approaches. We’ll keep you posted on everything that goes on throughout this entire power-up process, and any other exciting updates on the horizon.

    #20531
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Pricing

    With this update, a system of tiered pricing was introduced to Town Star, similar to that which is used for Mirandus Exemplars and Spider Tanks parts. Each time a new price tier is unlocked, the price of that increases.

     

    There are a few different reasons for the implementation of this system.

     

    Lower Pricing for Early Purchasers — Pricing increases as more items sell, creating a greater incentive for those who purchase at earlier tiers.

    Pacing — With community members all over the world, it is important that everyone has a chance to take part in each sale. This system of unlocking new tiers ensures that instant sellouts will never disappoint our community.

    Gamification — We love games, and tiered pricing is a way of adding some fun and gamification to our NFT sales. Collectors and players must practice strategies in watching the store, reading the community and deciding when to buy. It’s fun!

    #20532
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Earnings

    Because this update caused the total supplies of many NFTs to change drastically, the daily potential TOWN earnings of many items have also changed. As we have previously discussed, we will not share specific lists of TOWN rewards. They are subject to change, and we want to minimize the potential misinformation that can be caused by things like shared screenshots and community made videos.

     

    Those of you who are already playing to earn, pay close attention to your daily TOWN rewards. Many of them have increased, and we think you’ll be very pleased.

    #20533
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    The Barter Station

    The Barter Station introduces an entirely new functionality into the Town Star game: The ability to trade 1 basic resource for another.

     

    Sugarcane goes in, and 1 of 3 different resources come out. The building can be set to either Wheat, Cotton or Wood. Once set, every 2 units of Sugarcane will be traded automatically for one unit of the output resource selected.

     

    Think of the possibilities for this new type of building in the future. If your land is especially effective at producing a certain type of resource, you will soon be able to barter those resources for others that may be harder to obtain in your town. Hopefully these buildings will allow greater versatility in your towns, making it easier and more enjoyable for new players to start playing to earn!

    As you’re playing to earn and generating TOWN on a daily basis, don’t forget that there are TOWN exclusive items available in the Town Star store. It’s very possible that with the new liquidity added by the OKEx listing, these items will begin to sell more quickly, so don’t wait. Get your Tesla Coils and Solar Panels while you can,

     

    #20542
    KrisVirgo HF-06 |HF
    Participant

    Town Star Rules

    Purpose

     

     

     

    The absolute number one priority of the Town Star team is to make sure that all of the players are having fun and ensuring an even playing field. Allowing skilled players to experiment and discover new strategies and reap the rewards for their creative thinking and hard work. All while ensuring that strategy leads to the highest rank, not exploits. These rules provide a fair game for everyone within the Gala Games ecosystem.

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