Edensol the Solana NFT RPG Game for 2022
Edensol is a revolutionary gaming metaverse that combines fun packed action with the use of groundbreaking NFTs (non fungible token) Solana technology. Players can win in-game rewards in NSOL tokens (play-to-earn gaming), and win or purchase in-game tools and characters represented by collectible and rare NFTs, all of which have economic value in the real world.
Edensol combines the best features of games like Path of Exile, and Diablo 3 to offer players unprecedented play-to-earn features and the widest array of special gear NFT upgrades. Players can choose among three unique Hero characters: Warriors, Rangers, and Mages, each with special strengths and weaknesses. Each Hero engages in a unique quest to hunt for monsters in story mode, or alternatively directly challenge other players in one-to-one battles for ultimate supremacy. Edensol’s landscapes, characters and their ranking, and storylines make for a highly engaging and addictive gameplay with a potentially global user base.
Edensol is entering the Blockchain gaming space at a very positive time for the niche and for the NFT market:
- Sales volumes of NFTs surged to $10.7 billion in Q3 2021, up more than 700% from the previous quarter.
- Axie Infinity, a popular crypto-based metaverse game, reached a $34 billion fully diluted market cap in October 2021.
- Gaming startup Animoca Brands raised at a $2.2 billion valuation in October 2021 to develop a series of NFT games.
Edensol aims to emulate the success of these brands by offering an addictive gameplay, a wide range of valuable NFT assets, and a gaming ecosystem with significant ambitions.
The NFT Gaming Revolution
The entire world of gaming revolves around the ability to purchase extra tools/add-ons to gain a performance edge over players. Many of the most popular and successful games and Metaverses offer players in-game assets and in-game currencies, including Second Life, World of Warcraft, and Minecraft.
However, although they can be purchased for money, these assets hold zero real value outside of the game. This poses a series of challenges:
- The best players cannot monetise their skills.
- In-game assets cannot be sold once a player stops playing – making them worthless.
- The games are isolated ecosystems that never connect to the real economy.
Edensol solves this problem by allowing players to maintain the ownership of all their in-game items and currency, thanks to tokenization. All the items in Edensol are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), which can be earned during battles, or bought with the native currency of the Edensol economy – NSOL. When a user creates an in-game account, Edensol automatically creates and links a crypto wallet to that account, which is used to store NFTs, in addition to NSOL and any other crypto currency.
These NFTs are based on the Solana Blockchain, allowing items to be unique assets that have economic value outside of the game and can be transferred throughout the entire blockchain ecosystem. At any time, players can transfer all their in-game NFTs to their crypto wallets, and then sell them on decentralized marketplaces like OpenSea, Rarible or Venly. Players therefore achieved true ownership of their in-game items and can realise their value – for the first time ever.
Edensol: Main Characters & Gameplay Aspects
The Edensol gameplay is simple to understand, exciting, and fast-paced. The main characters of the game are:
Heroes – There are the main player characters, who lead quests, fight monsters, form clans, tame special pets, and can engage in one-on-one battles with other Heroes to win special rewards. Heroes belong to one of three categories:
- Warriors – Warriors are renowned for their physical prowess and endurance
- Rangers – Rangers are characterized by their unrivalled agility and cunning.
- Mages – Mages use their superior mental powers to win battles and complete quests.
Each Hero is an NFT character, whose value depends on its level of personalisation (amount of battle Gear owned, special cosmetic characteristics, number of types of pets owned, etc.).
Monsters – Heroes fight monsters to win rewards and additional items to become stronger in battle. They have special powers and are hunted and defeated by Heroes, who use a variety of different tools (“Gear”) – fireballs, traps, special weapons, magic spells, and more, depending on the character. Heroes earn rewards and win quests by capturing the rarest and strongest ones, in competition with other Heroes. The more difficult the monster is to capture, the bigger the reward for the hero. For the highest level monsters, heroes need special NFT gear to capture them, which they can purchase with NSOL tokens.
Pets – Heroes can farm pets to help them fight monsters during battles. By farming pets with special characteristics, and with frequent battles, Heroes can create unique fighter-pet combinations that win battles and make the Hero and Pet NFTs more valuable. Which they can purchase with NSOL tokens.
Gear – Gear represents all the arsenal of battle tools that Heroes can use to fight Monsters, farm the strongest NFT pets, and win battles against other Heroes. When Monsters are defeated, they drop gear items which then can be picked up and used by players to boost their game stats.
There are two types of gear: common and uncommon. Common gear items are easy to obtain and are dropped relatively often. Uncommon gear items belong to different groups. They are NFTs that can be won during battles, traded between players, or bought with NSOL from the Edensol in-game shop. These are dropped less often and are more rarely found. The rarer they are, the stronger they boost a player’s game stats, with each item belonging to a rarity tier.
Gear Item Categories
All in-game gear items belong to special categories. Except for a few notable exceptions, players can equip Heroes with only one item per category at any given time. The gear item categories are:
- Main hand
- Off hand
- Body armor
- Leg armor
Gear Item Levels
Every time a player wins a battle, the gear items used become stronger and more valuable. Each item will have a maximum strength level that it can achieve, after which the player has to replace it in order to fight stronger Monsters. Higher level items will have specific requirements the player must meet in order to use. Players with lower rankings will therefore not be able to use high-level gear items.
Gear Item Modifications
Uncommon items can be modified by the player to add new abilities and effects. Players can also increase a gear item’s strength level without fighting monster
Gear Item Enchantment
Players can enchant gear items to make them stronger by paying a fee in NSOL tokens. Enchanting an item also adds additional effects to it. Each item can have only one enchantment, which the player can replace with other ones at will. This can be done up to a maximum of seven times, with the fee increasing each time.
Gear Item Mining
When gear items are dropped during battle, they are not immediately available as NFTs. Players can choose to mint them as NFTs for a small fee payable in NSOL tokens. Minted items have a slightly different UI compared to non-minted ones.
Ultra-Rare Gear Items
Edensol will feature a limited amount of ultra rare gear items with completely unique artistic features and effects. These items are neither craftable or mintable, but can be earned as rewards or bought from other players. In the future, players will be able to trade these NFTs on secondary marketplaces, such as Opensea.io.
To play Edensol, each player needs a character token. Character tokens allow players to equip Heroes with items and progress through the game. They can be bought from other players with NSOL tokens or summoned using a summoning stone.
Player Game Stats
Just like gear items, characters have a number of energy levels that measure how much they possess of each special ability. These energy levels include:
- Strength – Measures strength-based skills and weapons.
- Dexterity – Measures dexterity-based skills and weapons.
- Intelligence – Measures intelligence-based skills and weapons.
- Health Points – Health points determine the player’s life levels and damage taken.
- Mana – Used to cast spells and abilities.
Each player receives an equal amount of each energy level. The starting levels of some players will be higher than those of others, which will give them an advantage. These starting levels cannot be changed.
Each player character has a birthsign, which is randomly generated and cannot be removed or modified. They usually provide a positive bonus, but may in certain situations have a negative impact.
Experience Points and Leveling Up
With every Monster destroyed, a player character gains experience points (XP). Upon accumulating a certain amount of points, the character is able to level up. Leveling up a character grants it a certain quantity of energy that they freely distribute, making the character stronger and allowing it to equip itself with higher level weapons and gear.
If a player decides to summon a character instead of buying it from another player, they can do so by using a summoning stone. There is a finite number of these stones and they can only be used once. It is possible to get a summoning stone as a very rare drop. These stones will have different levels of rarity. The rarer the stone, the higher its value and the stronger the character it can summon. This determines the starting energy levels of the character and its birthsign.
When a character is summoned for the first time, its appearance (clothing, hair style, skin colour, etc.) is randomly generated. Its appearance has no impact on any character stats.
3rd party NFT integration
The game ecosystem will support numerous types of popular 3rd party NFTs that players might have, such as Bored Apes or Crypto Punks, to showcase users’ unique profile and NFT collections. After connecting their wallets, Edensol will recognize the NFTs and offer to equip them as medals. These medals do not add any in-game advantages in terms of stats, but appear next to the player’s avatar as decorative elements viewable by other players.
Battling enemies by itself does not provide a player with a lot of experience, nor does it allow the player’s weapons to become stronger. To counteract this, each player is provided with numerous experience boosts each day. Winning a battle with an experience boost multiplies the XP points the player earns and boosts the gear item level. Boosts cannot be bought, accumulated, or traded, but are instead distributed for free each day.
Heroes can farm pets to help them fight monsters during battles. By farming pets with special characteristics, and with greater battle frequency, Heroes can create unique fighter-pet combinations that win battles and make the Hero and Pet NFTs more valuable.
Like monsters, each pet will have a set of skills and stats that they use during battles. The stats measure each pet’s HP, damage and armour, and determine the pet’s battle performance. The skills are launched automatically as soon as they have completed cooldown. The skills that the pet receives cannot be changed.
Eggs need to be purchased in order to acquire pets. Eggs are crystal structures that trap the spirit of a pet. These spirits hatch in a set amount of time displayed on the egg itself. By regularly checking on and “feeding” the egg the player charges it up. The higher the egg’s charge at the moment of hatching, the stronger the pet will hatch. The outcome of each individual egg is randomly determined, with a certain percentage of eggs becoming powerful battle pets. Players need to purchase eggs with NSOL tokens in a certain quantity to ensure they will raise a stable of strong and useful pets.
The game takes place in the Island of Ero – a magical island of dangerous creatures, hidden dangers, and mysterious treasures.
The world map will be divided into thousands of levels that are unlocked in sequence. This means that the player cannot start a new level without completing the previous one. Each part of the map will represent a distinct biome with unique visuals and monsters. Each biome will contain between 20 to 50 levels.
Guilds are player-made groups that work towards shared goals and share their winnings. Guilds have two main roles: leader and member. Any other roles can be created and assigned by the guild leader.
To create a guild, the leader needs to pay a registration fee in NSOL. This gives them a guild with 7 total free slots. Expanding the guild by another 7 requires another payment. Each expansion of 7 costs progressively more making larger guilds expensive to build.
There are three main things guilds do:
share their earnings and items between their members
occupy lands to generate passive income
participate in guild raids to fight for rare NFTs
Sharing earnings – Each guild can set their membership tax which gets deducted from the player each time they earn NSOL in the game. This can be either set for the entire guild, role or for each member individually and is controlled by the leader.
In exchange, the guild leader might provide their members with character tokens, gear and pets to make their progress quicker.
Land Wars – The entire gameworld of Edensol is divided into numerous pieces of land each of which can be conquered by a guild. Land generates passive NSOL for the guild.
To conquer the land the guild needs to be “parked” at that location. If another guild wants to take over the parked land, they need to defeat every guild member of that location in an asynchronous PvP battle.
A guild must have a minimum of 7 members to take over a piece of land. If they have more than that they can also attempt to conquer adjacent pieces of land increasing their passive income.
Guild Raids – Guild Raids are extremely difficult weekly dungeons that do not generate any NSOL rewards but award victorious guilds with unique NFTs. These dungeons reset every week and can only be completed once by a single guild. Their rewards are distributed on a first come – first serve basis where the first guilds receive the highest value gear while other subsequent runs get progressively cheaper items.
A raid consists of numerous preset levels with monsters and have to be completed in succession of one another. Each level will have to be defeated by a varying number of guild members for it to be completed and a new one unlocked. If the guild does not manage to complete the raid before the week runs out, it is considered lost and no rewards are given.
Participating in a raid costs NSOL that has to be paid out by the guild leader.
There will be different types of events the players will encounter as they travel the island of Ero and fight monsters. There are two types of events – local and global.
Local events happen during normal gameplay. As players start a level, the game will randomly create events. Some events will boost some of the player’s stats, while others will provide more complex challenges with the promise of higher rewards. There will also be events that allow the player to enter a secret hidden zone with a series of challenges that need to be cleared. These challenges may be harder or easier than the level the player is currently in.
Global events, on the other hand, occur simultaneously in the game at predetermined times and are announced in advance. These events involve specific types of gear drops in specific zones of the map. On the day of the event, the players will be notified that specific categories of items will be dropped in greater quantities in these zones. This will generate a greater sense of community among players and more variability in terms of gameplay levels.
Quests will appear on the player’s map once per day and will not refresh the next day unless they have been completed. Quests will most often require the player to either clear a specific zone a number of times or kill a certain number of specific Monsters. Completing a quest rewards the player with either experience points, NSOL tokens, crafting materials, or a combination of these. There will be three quests available per day and all of them will provide the player with guaranteed rewards.
Each day a special quest will also be presented that will be significantly harder than the others, but will offer a greater overall reward. These special quests will generate a completely new location for the player to fight in that will only be available for the duration of the quest. After the quest is completed, the location disappears.
The arena allows players to battle it out against other Heroes instead of Monsters, in a Colosseum-type gladiatorial battle. As characters enter the arena, they are matched with other characters with similar levels of power. Winning players are rewarded with NSOL tokens.
Players are allowed to bet on upcoming fights, which are announced one hour before they start. Both opponents, their gear, and their skill levels are visible to everyone, to allow for informed betting. Betting is done with NSOL tokens, with winning bets also paid in NSOL tokens.
The player can accumulate some passive income for each character they have by setting that character to guard the town. Each character can guard a position in Edensol for a chosen amount of time. The higher the overall stats of said character, the more rewards they can accumulate.
The Endless Dungeon is a weekly event where players are able to enter a dungeon that has no end. Their goal is to go as deep into the dungeon as possible. Each deeper dungeon level provides the players with higher rewards. If the player dies in the dungeon, they have to start again from the beginning. Dungeons can only be exited once every five levels, and if the player dies before exiting, all of the loot they have accumulated is destroyed.
NSOL – The Currency of the Edensol Metaverse
NSOL is the native currency of the Edensol economy. Players can obtain NSOL tokens in three ways:
By exchanging them from other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin, etc.
By winning in-game rewards in NSOL tokens (play-to-earn gaming) when they win battles against monsters or other players.
By winning bets on battle outcomes.
NSOL tokens can be used to purchase:
NFT Heroes – Players can buy multiple Hero NFTs from the in-game shop, initially in a limited quantity. Each character comes endowed with specific powers, specific energy levels and a default set of weapons. Armours and adornments need to be bought separately, or won during battles. A Hero NFT’s value depends on its level of personalisation (amount of gear owned, special cosmetic characteristics, number of types of pets owned, etc.). As the hero becomes stronger, its value increases.
NFT Gear – Gear represents all the arsenal of battle tools that Heroes can use to fight Monsters and win battles against other Heroes.
NFT Wear – Players can buy cosmetic wearables that level them up and make their characters look unique. Cosmetics are tied to a player and not to his characters. Wearables contribute to the value of the character as an NFT, and can be individually traded among players.
NFT Eggs or Pets – These can be already grown pets, which are more valuable, or a selection of eggs which can be farmed and raised into pets. Players can further improve the game-playing strength of pets via additional purchasable items, including high-speed growth foods, pet strength/health boosters, and more.
Energy Boosts – A battery pack which fully restores the character’s energy levels.
Loot Box – A box which includes a mystery item. It can be either a cosmetic/clothing item, or a brand new NFT character.
Tournament Tickets – Players can buy tickets which are used to participate in weekly tournaments.
Guilds – NSOL can be used to register or expand guilds, as well as to participate in guild raids. To register a guild, the player needs to pay a registration fee in NSOL. To grow a guild, the leader needs to buy more seats in it. To participate in the exclusive guild raids, the guild will need to pay an entrance fee.
NFT Marketplace – Players can use NSOL tokens to purchase NFTs from other players the Edensol marketplace. The prices of these NFTs will vary based on the value of their superpowers, their looks, their not-yet-unlocked potential, and rarity of their species. Crafted gear and cosmetic add-ons can also be bought and sold.
Why Solana: The Perfect Blockchain For NFT Gaming
Edensol has chosen the Solana Blockchain as the basis of its gaming architecture due its tangible advantages:
Solana can process more than 50,000 transactions per second (TPS). Developers say the transaction speed can reach 700,000 TPS as the network grows. This is a significant advantage over Ethereum, which currently processes between 15 and 45 TPS. Solana has so far been able to process over 24 billion transactions to date, significantly outpacing many of its major competitors:
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