Splinterlands, the popular blockchain trading card game, recently gave players a taste of what to expect with its highly-anticipated land-based gameplay expansion, The Secret of Praetoria.
The latest update, Land Phase 1.5, was unveiled through the game’s new roadmap that features various developments currently underway. The land expansion promises to revolutionize the gaming landscape by introducing Land NFTs that players can claim, construct buildings on, gather resources from, and create new tradeable and rentable cards for use in battle.
The Secret of Praetoria expansion features 150 regions owned by players, with each region containing 1,000 plots of Land. In total, the tracts amount to an impressive 150,000 parcels, split into ten different tracts within each region. This massive expansion will be rolled out in multiple phases.
The first phase, land surveying, is scheduled for Q1 2023. This phase will enable players to uncover details about land plots by redeeming PLOT, TRACT, or REGION tokens for unsurveyed land deed NFTs, subsequently converting these land deeds into surveyed NFTs. Details of the plots will include terrain type, rarity, and more.
Phase 1.5, potentially slated for Q2 or Q3, will introduce initial resource production alongside card and DEC staking.
However, it is important to note that the specifics of this phase and future phases are subject to change as the development and playtesting progress. Phase 2, focusing on buildings and resources, is planned for a Q3 release.
The Secret of Praetoria will allow players to stake their claims in the newly discovered land after the fall of the veil surrounding Praetoria. Battle mages across Splinterlands can settle in this perilous new territory, extract its valuable resources, and ultimately unlock the rumored secret within. Going forward, the expansion promises to offer an immersive and engaging gaming experience, providing players the opportunity to create exclusive new cards that can be used in Splinterlands battles, rented, or sold to other players, adding an extra layer of depth to the game.
With the roadmap laid out and the development of this ambitious expansion well underway, Splinterlands players worldwide eagerly anticipate the chance to explore the mysterious land of Praetoria, stake their claims, and uncover the secrets that lie within.
The introduction of Land NFTs, construction, resource gathering, and new card creation promises to take the Splinterlands experience to new heights, further solidifying its position as a leading blockchain trading card game.
Overall, the new land-based gameplay update promises to enhance the already popular Splinterlands gaming universe. It offers an extensive new dimension that adds to the game’s mechanics and enables new possibilities for players. According to the game developers, this expansion will allow players to get even more “immersed” into the world of Splinterlands. As such, it is indeed worth anticipating.