The blockchain industry has never been short of hot spots. After the DeFi ushered in a big explosion, game projects regarded as the best experimental place joined the feast. By integrating interesting gameplay with the tokenomic and strong financial attributes, together with NFT, a new model called GameFi featuring “Play to Earn” (Play games and earn) quickly pop out of the circle.
According to DappRadar’s 2021 Blockchain Game Report data, as of the end of the year, nearly 1.4 million UAWs (unique active wallets) interact with game Dapps every day, accounting for 49% of the total industry usage. At the same time, in terms of transaction volume, game NFT accounts alone contributed 20% of the total NFT transaction volume of 23 billion US dollars in 2021.
In this GameFi enthusiasm, Axie Infinity is the undisputed king of all. The single-day revenue of nearly 20 million US dollars fully demonstrates its huge wealth-making effect and shows us an unimaginable development space. Since then, many popular game projects have emerged in the market, but it is difficult to replicate the legend created by Axie. Recently, a game named “Mecha Master” has attracted the attention of many game communities. What is it about? What are their features? Can new miracles be created? We did some research on it.
Well-made game with diverse gameplay.
At present, the number of GameFi projects on the market has reached thousands and continues to grow. But the problem is that the surge in quantity has not brought any qualitative changes, and game projects generally have the pain point of homogeneity and lack of playability. Now when the GameFi model has no essential innovation, improving the quality of the game is one of the ways to break the deadlock.
Different from the common cute pet and farm themes, Mecha Master is a cosmic war mecha game that pays tribute to the classic sci-fi movies represented by “Star Wars”. In the magnificent game worldview, players explore the unknown universe, form an army, and launch a desperate battle between Terran, Alien, and Mecha.
Judging from the information released on the official website, the technology is full of sense, and the NFT style is exquisite and delicate. Mecha Master has been online for less than half a month, and launch many features such as NFT staking, synthesis, and battle.
The dual-token economic model is a model commonly adopted by GameFi projects. Axie adopts an economic model that combines the in-game token SLP and the governance token AXS. Its game mechanism is very simple. Players need to have at least 3 Axies to form the starting line-up to participate in the adventure mode or arena mode. Win SLP to realize profits. In the hot period of the game, the price of Axie remained high, and the entry cost for players was extremely high. At the same time, this “dig-raise-sell” model determines that early entrants have a huge first-mover advantage, with extremely high yields and a fast return cycle. However, with the unlimited increase in the number of SLPs, the reduction of the gold-making efficiency will prolong the return time. Once the subsequent funds and flow cannot meet the demand, it is very easy to fall into a death spiral.
Mecha Master is built on the BNB chain, and the gas fee is low. Players only need to hold the ecological core token $MCA to get the NFT characters blind box to participate in the game. In each blind box, there is a random NFT of the in-game different race character NFT, with a basic combat power ranging from 800 to 1200. Players can open the box to get Mecha Master characters NFT after purchasing the blind box. In addition to participating in the NFT pledge, players who hold NFT can also use the NFT for multiple purposes, such as synthesis and battle to increase revenue and speed up the return cycle.
Core assets introduce a deflation mechanism, and NFT can be reused.
The total number of $MCA is 5 million, of which 96% are used for the mecha battlefield and the initial mecha base, and all of them are finally motivated to players by NFT stacking. MCA adopts the block output rule, and the daily MCA output changes according to the actual combat power range of the entire network. The initial output is 432 pieces. When the battle strength of the entire network reaches 1.25 million, the daily output of MCA reaches a peak of 6,000 pieces and then decreases, and finally, the daily output is fixed at 1,000 MCA.
Based on this dynamic production increase and decrease design, a certain balance has been reached between the circulation of MCA and mecha NFT, and due to the decrease in the output of MCA in the later stage, it is easy to cause a rush in the market, thereby promoting the price of MCA.
More importantly, in the entire economic ecology of mecha master, the team has introduced deflation mechanisms in several key links, which not only avoid the inflation risk caused by the increase in circulation but also effectively balance the supply and demand in the secondary market and increases scarcity. At the same time, it can play a positive role in the price of MCA and Mecha Master NFT.
Player’s use $MCA to get Mecha Master NFT, and each time when a new NFT is minted, 200U worth of $MCA will be directly destroyed. At the same time, if players want to redeem in advance within the stacking period (7 days), they will be deducted 50% of the $MCA stacking reward. As for the deducted reward, the team does not hold it, 45% of which will be used for other operations in the ecosystem, and 5% will be directly destroyed. In addition to the deflationary design of $MCA, Mecha NFT also introduces the destruction method when synthesizing. When a player uses two mecha NFTs of different races to synthesize, the synthesized secondary card will be destroyed, thereby ensuring that the NFT circulation in the market is within a controllable range and empowering the value of Mecha Master NFTs.
Official data shows that as of July 03, 1,455 Mecha Master NFTs have been minted and 927 have been burnt; the total number of MCA tokens in circulation is 724,552.07, and the total number of MCA tokens burnt is 100,413.11. This approach of controlling the output and circulation of core assets from the very beginning can effectively extend the life cycle of the game and avoid the behavior of early gainers due to the low cost of token production due to premature inflation.
Of course, in addition to the prevention and control of inflation, efforts to improve the value of core assets are fundamental. In the mecha master game ecosystem, unlike other games, players’ NFTs that are being pledged can also create more value and benefits, such as participating in mecha battles. Mecha Master NFTs of different holders are randomly matched with each other according to their combat power and race for a battle match. The final winner will get $MCA as a reward.
In addition to mecha battles, there are other interesting applications such as mecha gamefi. In addition to the use-value, the consensus value of players for the project is also particularly important. In the Mecha Master ecology, there is a section called the Mecha alliance, which is to build professional e-sports teams and guilds around MCA. According to different levels, obtaining MCA rewards can greatly enhance the cohesion of players and stimulate community fission.
$MCA has been listed on exchanges one after another. Judging from its price trend, the momentum is still very good, and the market acceptance cannot be underestimated.
Even an explosive project like Axie has experienced a long period of growth and precipitation before it fully breakouts. The polishing of game quality, the expansion of the global market, and the strengthening of community consensus are all indispensable conditions for success. Mecha Master is very popular online, and the team is well prepared. As for whether it can continue this momentum and create more miracles, let time tell us the answer.
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