VulcanVerse: What is Land?

An overview of land in VulcanVerse, what it does and its staking benefits

With the upcoming land staking program, it’s important to understand the basics of what VulcanVerse land actually is.

This article covers VulcanVerse land, sowing, and staking.

VulcanVerse main map.

Overview

VulcanVerse is a blockchain-powered virtual world set in the Greco-Roman era. The world size is 3km x 3km divided into four quadrants, and a city center called Vulcan City. This is the capital of the VulcanVerse and the home of Vulcan himself. The land in Vulcan City can’t be owned by mere mortals.

There are 9918 plots available in the Verse. The initial land sale was sold out instantly.

Each plot is a unique NFT that can be traded at the marketplace and stored in your own wallet.

Basic view of some land plots stored in a wallet (MyForge)

The size of each plot is 20m x 20m of bare land and can be sculpted and built on by the owner with the available in-game building tools.

Note: the game can be played without owning land through the Cedalion program, but for the best gaming experience, having land is a must.

As you level up your land (see below on how this process works) you unlock more building assets, incrementally increasing in quality. The assets available depend on the quadrant you are building in. For example, a cemetery is available only on Level 3 Hades land, or a simple fence, available on Level 1 Arcadia land.

Each level will provide you with numerous base assets and tools to use relative to that quadrant, but you can forage, purchase or spy other assets and use them on your land if they match the quadrant and level.

Terraforming is one of the most advanced (and fun) parts of the Vulcan engine, allowing you to morph the grass, sand, soil, or snow into any sculpture you wish with simple clicks of the mouse. Your ability to dig or elevate land increases as your land level increases. Users have created underground caverns, sculptures, or raised villages with this tool. The only limit is your imagination.

The Quadrants

The map of VulcanVerse, showing the four quadrants and Vulcan City.

Each of the four quadrants will grant landowners their own unique look, designs, and building materials. Landowners will be able to level up their land, which unlocks new assets, buildings, and characters (Vulcanites) to explore the world and forage NFT’s. Players can give likes to creative builds and Vulcan will grant rewards. Play-to-Earn is embedded throughout the gaming platform.

Land of Hades
The dark side of VulcanVerse, known as the underworld once ruled by Hades. Full of demonic creatures and terrifying landmarks like Necropolis; the City of the Dead, the Palace of Death, swamps and the rivers Acheron, Styx and Hades. The sky is dark, the rivers are colored red from the blood rain and the Thanatos volcano endlessly spews lava and ash.

Land of Arcadia
The Gardens of VulcanVerse and the Gods of Olympus. This quadrant is green and beautiful with landmarks like the Deep Forest, Druid’s Shrine, Woodlands of Ambrosia, and Wineries of the Nectar of the Gods. This is the homeland of creatures like Centaurs, Stags, and Dryads.

Mountains of Boreas
Boreas is the God of the North Wind and of Winter and this quarter is filled with ice-bound mountains, eyries, crag castles, hilltop towns, sinkholes, and mines. The borders of Boreas are mountain ranges, tall, white-maned, slate grey mountains that reach up to the heavens. It is easy to get lost in the labyrinthine passages running through the mountains and it might be safer to take one of the high passes.

Land of Notus
Known as the desert of Notus, hot and arid with an infinite amount of sand. Three Pyramid Mausoleums are hidden in the sands of the desert awaiting discovery. Sphinxes are guarding the entrances of the tombs awaiting your entry. Besides the Dunes of Doom, you will discover the Cataract of Oceanus, Cataract, and Tethys.

Sowing and Staking Land

Another aspect of VulcanVerse is staking.

You need to own land and level it up to at least level 2 and stake $PYR in your land to start getting rewarded. Land can be leveled up to level 7 for maximum staking rewards.

A certain amount of XP (in-game experience is required to upgrade for all levels).

There are three stages to this:
First, you must SOW the land. This is a ONE time action per level, representing the fee needed to upgrade. Land can be sown and sold to enable a buyer to skip the fee before they level it.

Secondly, before staking can begin and the sowing period has finished you will also require XP (in-game experience) that can be earned by playing our games (new routes are continually being added for XP).

Finally, once the land is SOWN, there is a 20-day period before it is open to be UPGRADED. To upgrade the land you must stake PYR in the land, and sacrifice some LAVA. As long as that PYR is locked up, it will remain at that level. If PYR is removed then it will drop level instantly. You can regain the level at any time by re-staking PYR and paying the LAVA cost again.

For example, if a user has Level 5 Land with 650 total PYR staked and removes 300 PYR, he now has 350 total PYR staked and his/her Land has dropped to level 4, They would have to spend 300 LAVA and re-Stake 300 PYR to regain level 5

Land staking levels and sow fee structure
  • PYR can be unstaked at any time and returned to the player.
  • LAVA is burnt during the staking process.

The earnings that you’ll receive from staking will be proportional to the amount of spending/contribution of each user relative to others.

To carry out this process you must:

  • Go to your MyForge account
  • Select “SOW” and click on “Land”
  • Press the SOW button to begin
  • Now you input your Myforge Pin and your 2FA pin
  • Press add to Sow

Congratulations your Land has now begun the Sowing Process

To view the status of the sowing process you can click on the Land that you have sown from within the “Assets” page

Level up plots

Below is a guide to the PYR+ Lava requirements to level up your plots.

Level 1 to 2:
50 PYR Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 50 PYR to keep at level 2+50 $LAVA cost. 10,000xp earnt is required to finally upgrade and stake your land + an TBA amount of LAVA.

Level 2 to 3:
100 Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 100 PYR to keep at level 3+100 $LAVA cost.
30,000xp earnt is required to finally upgrade and stake your land + an TBA amount of LAVA.

Level 3 to 4:
200 Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 200 PYR to keep at level 4+200 $LAVA cost. The amount of XP and LAVA required to finally upgrade your land here is TBD.

Level 4 to 5:
300 Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 300 PYR to keep at level 5+ 300 $LAVA cost.The amount of XP and LAVA required to finally upgrade your land here is TBD.

Level 5 to 6:
400 Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 400 PYR to keep at level 6+ 400 $LAVA cost. The amount of XP and LAVA required to finally upgrade your land here is TBD.

Level 6 to 7:
600 Sow cost (50% to reward pool, 30% to Vulcan, 20% will be burned) — wait 20 days, Stake 600 PYR to keep at level 7+ 600 $LAVA cost. The amount of XP and LAVA required to finally upgrade your land here is TBD.

Leveled land can be sold as such via the marketplace.

Getting excited and wanting to find out how to buy land?
Check out the VulcanVerse land map explorer. The yellow squares are plots for sale at the Vulcan Forged marketplace.

About Vulcan Forged

Vulcan Forged is a blockchain game studio, NFT marketplace, and NFT minting engine. Vulcan Forged is the creator of VulcanVerse and Berserk, and many other games. The ecosystem is expanding rapidly, and many games are being enabled within the play to earn economy.

The native token used within the ecosystem is $PYR. The secondary token $LAVA acts as a play to earn tokens. This dual token economy structure is ideal for play to earn. Scholars will earn $LAVA while playing the Vulcan Forged games and will be able to forage special NFTs while in-game. These can be sold on the Vulcan Marketplace for $PYR.

To stay up to date with Vulcan Forged, please follow on these channels:

Discord: https://discord.gg/vulcanverse
Twitter: twitter.com/vulcanforged
Medium: vulcanforgedco.medium.com
Telegram: tg.me/veriarti

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