BLOCKLORDS Launches Integration of Matic Network For NFT Heroes
8 months ago
With the Matic mainnet now fully launched, Arctic Seascape is pleased to announce that Hero NFT Imports have been implemented within the BLOCKLORDS universe! Players can now move their heroes to and from Ethereum, where their NFTs can be traded on marketplaces such as Opensea. This will connect the decentralized economy with BLOCKLORDS, all made possible in a scalable way thanks to the power of Matic Network.
Try BLOCKLORDS Today for Free!
BLOCKLORDS is a medieval grand strategy game where players fight for items, resources and titles in order to amass the greatest power possible and rule over other players. Created by a small but dedicated indie team, the game has been developed and refined over the last year and is now available for free to anyone who wants to try it! With this latest integration of the Matic Network, players will now be able to monetize their earned items and heroes.
Connecting Wallet To Account
The first step to import or export an NFT hero is to connect your BLOCKLORDS account to an Ethereum wallet in the blockchain panel.Currently, Metamask is the only supported option, with more wallets integrated in the future. Once a Metamask wallet is connected to your account, you will be able to login with your wallet each time instead of using your email login. Do keep in mind that a wallet address can only be linked with one BLOCKLORDS account. Once your wallet and account is linked, you will be ready to import your NFT Hero!
Importing Your Hero
Once Metamask is linked to your BLOCKLORDS account, you can import NFT heroes directly from Ethereum. If you do not own a hero yet, you can buy limited edition ones from Opensea. Each newly registered BLOCKLORDS player does receive one hero for free, but NFT heroes come equipped with special items and titles, which will come with unique rewards. You can read more about the Title system in this recent announcement with Chainlink!
If you already have an NFT and want to import him into the game, you can click on the import panel and select the hero you want to import. A Metamask transaction will be triggered with the required ETH gas fee. Do keep in mind that fees have been quite high on Ethereum recently and that your transaction could be a bit slow unless the fee is adjusted accordingly. Also do keep an eye out to make sure the gas price isn't enormous which can at times happen during high-pressure moments. If the gas fee is suitable to you, you can go ahead and confirm the transaction which will begin the process of importing your hero to the Matic Network! Please be patient as this process could take a few minutes in total. Once the hero is imported into Matic, you will be able to use him on the map to attack your enemies and defend your lands. Learn more about how to play BLOCKLORDS in this tutorial series!
GAS Fee Refunds
Due to the high transaction costs experienced on Ethereum powered by the rise of DeFi dapps, Matic has generously offered to reimburse GAS transaction costs to the first 100 players who import their BLOCKLORDS hero NFTs to the Matic version. This initiative shows that Matic is committed to building the ultimate bridge gateway between its sidechain and Ethereum. Refunds will be sent out on a weekly basis to all players until the fund is depleted, so be sure to import your hero as soon as possible to take advantage of this offer!
Get Your NFT Hero Today!
To celebrate this special occasion, a new batch of limited edition Matic heroes have been minted as NFTs. These NFTs vary in quality, items, titles, and traits but will each bring their own unique style to the battlefield. These heroes will be given out to the community via events and also placed on auction in Opensea. Get yours today and prepare yourself to fight!
Upcoming Blockchain Features
While the Ethereum to Matic gateway is an important feature to connect BLOCKLORDS to the decentralized economy, it is only the beginning! We have countless blockchain features planned that will make play-to-earn a reality for gamers all around the world. As previously mentioned, the title system will introduce weekly airdrops to our most dedicated players. The Matic check-in system will reward players on a daily basis for logging in. And of course we will introduce in-game markets powered by Matic where players can trade heroes, items and resources in a cheap, scalable way while retaining all the benefits of the decentralized economy. If you haven't tried BLOCKLORDS yet, now is the time for you to get involved!
We are onboarding to Matic Network to scale Blocklords using its Layer 2 scaling solution.
Matic's state-of-art technology means cheaper and faster transactions for our players. Matic achieves scaling by utilizing sidechains for off-chain computation while ensuring asset security using the Plasma framework and a decentralized network of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) validators.
Blocklords NFTs will be seamlessly accessible in-game with fast, easy and secure off-chain transactions on the sidechain built by Matic Network. There will be no additional action needed on the players' side.
It's an Adapted Version of the Plasma Framework
The system ensures liveliness using PoS checkpoints which are pushed to the Ethereum mainchain. This enables a single Matic sidechain to theoretically achieve more than 60,000 transactions per second, and possibly millions of transactions across multiple chains in the future. It is built using an adapted version of the Plasma framework, providing a solution for faster and low-cost transactions with finality on Ethereum.