Metagates Housing Sale
Metagates is a player-driven world with robust city economies and player-owned housing outside the central NPC City in the Old World. Players who wish to own housing inside the world of Metagates can sign-up to mint NFT Deeds through this Google Form, after which they can be traded in-game with other players using gold or sold on third-party NFT marketplaces. The house deed sale will occur on Ethereum layer 1, and all prices are denoted in ETH. Metagates will have a cross-chain NFT economy.
Metagates: Summoning beta
from our medium article: Summoning Beta
After one year of backend system design and alpha testing Metagates is now online for a closed beta! We are proud to announce the beta client is available through Elixir Launcher.
Follow this link if you still need to apply for beta testing.
Web 2 Updates:
Closed beta testing will polish Player Versus Player combat with auto attacks, dodge mechanics, and worldwide server connections load balancing (standardizing ms). There will also be upcoming additions of new weapon types with unique skills that combine with the armor skills to allow a broader range of playstyles.
The old test map of alpha is gone and is replaced with an expansive open world. With this new landscape, the locked overhead camera has been adjusted to have an over-the-shoulder tilt allowing players to better navigate the environment.
New player models are in development, alongside armor, weapons, monsters, and other 3D assets that will slowly be added and updated as beta persists.
Introducing Old World
We are introducing the basic world lore concepts with the beta test map. As presented in a previous article, Metagates’ universe is called The Shard of Singularity. Inside The Shard of Singularity is the landmass known as Old World.
This is our first peek at the Metagate. At the center of the map, a player spawns in the ruins of a tower with a massive gate at the center. After leaving the ruins and exploring the world, the player can encounter biomes representing starting zones such as Minax, Trinsic, Atura, and a small housing demo zone intended to display the size and scope of the units. Gameplay mechanics will be introduced in future mediums and beta updates.
These starting zones are test concepts, with their individuality expanded as we update the beta client. Zone size and content can be extended through interaction with the Metagate once the main gameplay loop goes live during the full launch. This will allow endless content and expansion to the Old Word inside the Shard of Singularity. On top of the listed zones in the previous article, there will be the possibility for players to forge entirely new zones through interaction with the Metagate.
What is joy without pain?
Inside each zone, Player Versus Environment is introduced with our first iterations of monster AI. Monsters in the Old World will be aggressive! As survivors of previous worlds consumed by the gate, they continue to rage into the night, looking for any chance to survive.
With the pain inflicted on these monsters comes the joy of loot! Throughout beta, the crafting and harvesting systems will be slowly implemented and balanced toward the test’s later stages. Items and loot inside the Old World will also have special meaning when sacrificed to the gate, but more will come on that later.
Web 3 Updates:
For the last year, the Metagates team has ventured to many countries exploring hacker houses hosted by the current blockchains and engaging with over eight in direct communications. The search has been extensive, and hard to find an infrastructure that fits our long-term direction.
With a long search comes a satisfying discovery.
We at Metagates are happy to announce we have found a sweet spot in Arbitrum and its new Nova blockchain. With support from the Arbitrium team, Metagates can introduce a new form of game economy and NFT marketplace interaction. Upcoming NFTs are the Housing Deeds from the Presale (https://medium.com/@metagatesgg/housing-deed-nft-sale-54e5babca780) and a PFP NFT useable in-game for holding https://magiceden.io/marketplace/the_business. Keep an eye out for us on Sphere in the future as well.
Two Chain Gang
Nova is the champion for in-game NFTs and the masked blockchain operations of the game. Novas’ low cost and high speeds make it an excellent infrastructure. Paired with our planned special asset handling, the Web 3 aspect of the game should be almost unnoticed by the Web 2 gaming marketplace.
Once again. Thank you, Arbitrum; here’s to the future!