5 Reasons Blockchain Technology May Not Work In Multiplayer Online Games
Blockchain technology is not a new field, it’s been around for nearly a decade. But could it work in Multiplayer Online Games? Today Steven looks into the possible applications of blockchain to s and Infinite Fleet’s Samson Mow provides his take on how blockchain may or may not be viable in these games.
- Why most blockchain video games are awful
- What does blockchain do well?
- A feature that can be made actually well with blockchain
- Infinite Fleet
- Safe and secure trading
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, Blockchain Video Gaming is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Regardless of some extreme limitations to the rise of blockchain video gaming, there are still business that are competing to develop genuine video games but with making use of blockchain. Infinite Fleet is among those games. Recently, Infinite Fleet has actually pressed their game into the next phase of advancement, opening their video game to brand-new players through complimentary to play, where existing gamers will have the ability to welcome up to 100 of their player good friends. The new players can then sign up with in and play without needing to buy a ship. They will be provided non-NFT ships to play, as they travel the galaxy, mine resources, and fight the Matrix.
If you pertained to me and told me that the NFT and Crypto trend was a flash in the pan fad that has fizzled to the point of relative obscurity, there is a large part of me that would have to agree, a minimum of where some NFTs are concerned. There are sectors of the blockchain space that have done badly and when it comes to current disastrous failures to the popular exchange FTX and possession lender Block, it can in some cases feel like the risks are out of proportion to the rewards of a monkey image. We have a separate sect, blockchain video gaming, where in some locations we see enormous losses, like what took place in the Axis Infinity hack, while, on the other end of the spectrum, we see thoughtful, more conventional cash store techniques with a blockchain based market like Blanks Block Celebration.
Infinite Fleet is a unique game that stands out from numerous other blockchain video games in development, due to the insistence of beginning with a well-crafted, fully-featured, playable game as their base, but developed with blockchain. Cuts pragmatic view of blockchain is in plain contrast to lots of Game and NFT game designers that believe that Genomics is a video game feature in and of itself.
The following is an article detailing Mows ideas on how blockchain video gaming has stopped working up to this point, and how Infinite Fleet seeks to change that:
Why most blockchain video games are awful
To play most blockchain video games, you have to buy their tokens and after that their NFTs. Due to the target market of crypto financiers, blockchain games are normally developed as gamified financial investment tools. Everything comes with a price-and frequently a high one.
Getting in early and squandering at the top is the common technique to make great money with blockchain games. As with a Ponzi plan, latecomers tend to lose cash.
Developers understand this, so they build fast, trash games that last only for a few years (if that). This is why most blockchain games appear like early 2000s browser-based games. This is a predatory monetization model that works well for early adopters and VCs.
Studios are attempting to integrate blockchain innovation into games to cash in on the hype, but they’re missing the point. Cryptocurrencies do not make games more fun to play.
What does blockchain do well?
Blockchains can have practical use cases, mostly to assist in monetary transactions or trustless swaps, but aren’t extremely practical outside that scope. Blockchains are naturally ineffective and do not scale well-they are best at settlement.
A deeper appearance at Bitcoin exposes how it is vital for security and self-sovereignty.
Let’s take a look at why games may take advantage of this function.
Consider the present conflict in Ukraine. As a result of the war-induced sanctions, the number of average Russians have had their deals halted? In the number of cases have Ukrainians ran away without having access to their savings? Bitcoin is really proficient at repairing these issues. You can take your wealth anywhere if you have your Bitcoin wallet’s private keys.
Bitcoin represents free, free markets.
While taking a trip abroad, have you ever had your bank freeze your card or stop a deal? The number of times has you needed to go through PayPal’s frustrating confirmation process when they updated their terms?
For quick deals, we have Layered 2 tech that can sit on top of Bitcoin (note that Bitcoin is the just genuinely decentralized blockchain) and enable faster and more affordable deals.
Furthermore, bitcoin provides a straightforward use case: saving and sending substantial values online without centralized control. Nobody can stop you from sending worth around the world.
A feature that can be made actually well with blockchain
The Bitcoin protocol is decentralized, so no one can stop 2 people from trading Bitcoin p2p. The exact same can be real for game properties!
Bitcoin fixes both of these problems.
Essentially, it’s a free-market principles, and bitcoin facilitates this through its battle-tested protocol.
Infinite Fleet utilizes the $INF currency to help with the P2P trade of NFTs. You can’t buy it from us, you have to make it by playing.
Putting a lot rely on other players is also really harmful. After you’ve paid them, they can quickly vanish with your cash.
Our belief is that the economy of Infinite Fleet belongs to the gamers; we do not monetize $INF in any method.
Players frequently pay for power leveling and in-game currency, but this can be dangerous! Secondary trading is typically versus a business’s T&C’s, so you can get you prohibited if you’re not careful.
Welcoming free markets, so gamers can trade without authorization is where I see the greatest capacity for blockchain in video gaming. NFTs have no effect on gameplay, but they impact what it means to acquire a digital product.
Being an ex-Lineage 2 gold farmers, I know there is a market for it.
We have a design called Proof of Participation. In Infinite Fleet, you will be rewarded by participating in the video game.
In order to set ourselves apart from other studios, we decided to do something special. We chose to take the Bitcoins easy but powerful usage case, and apply to our video game.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are just a guideline, or type of receipt, to an asset. Using Unlimited Fleet as an example, I imagine our NFTs as secrets to our spaceships. The spaceships are saved centrally in the game database. The secrets, however, can be traded anywhere without our authorization.
It is possible to trade genuine money with other games as well. The difference is that you constantly risk being closed down by the studio. Even if your account is prohibited in Infinite Fleet, you can still trade your NFTs.
In MMO games, genuine cash trading is typical.
Safe and secure trading
The blockchain is utilized for Bitcoin. It exists just for this technology to permit the flexibility to trade and hold worth without a 3rd party.
During an atomic swap, transactions take place concurrently or not at all, removing the requirement for trust. Both parties must finish their sides of the transaction, or the deal will fail. Trading ends up being absolutely safe and secure, so you don’t need to stress over frauds.
We thank Samson Mow for his time offering us with his ideas on blockchain and his insight into the viewpoint for Infinite Fleet. We look forward to seeing how the video game forms up in the future.
Infinite Fleet utilizes the Bitcoin side chain Liquid to execute atomic swaps.
– Samson Mow, CEO Cinematic, CEO JAN3.com
You could trade your Polaris Versa MK-1 for $INF tokens without trusting the other player-or even us. Transact on Telegram, an online forum, WhatsApp, personally, or anywhere you like!
There is no argument that blockchain enhances gameplay. They will not succeed (depending on their criteria for success) if blockchain video game studios do not develop great games that gamers desire to play. Players, however, get the liberty to freely trade the digital products they’ve made.
Take a moment to think about that. Our market will help you trade goods, but you do not have to utilize it. You can use any platform you like.
Altcoins might sell you real ownership, metaverses, web3 and all the other buzzwords, however blockchain innovation will not transform the video games market, only fantastic video games can do that. What it can do, nevertheless, is permit gamers to trade their digital products nevertheless they like.
Complete Disclosure: Steven Owns 2 Infinite Fleet NFT Assets
If blockchain game studios don’t build terrific games that players desire to play, they won’t prosper (depending on their criteria for success).
We have a separate sect, blockchain gaming, where in some places we see huge losses, like what happened in the Axis Infinity hack, while, on the other end of the spectrum, we see thoughtful, more standard cash shop methods with a blockchain based market like Blanks Block Celebration.
In spite of some severe hindrances to the increase of blockchain gaming, there are still business that are contending to construct genuine games but with the usage of blockchain. Infinite Fleet is a distinct game that stands out from lots of other blockchain games in advancement, due to the insistence of starting with a well-made, fully-featured, playable video game as their base, however constructed with blockchain. Trims pragmatic view of blockchain is in plain contrast to lots of Game and NFT game designers that think that Genomics is a video game function in and of itself.