The day has finally arrived, mortals. The Forge is once again functioning in all it’s beautiful, play to earn glory! The even better news? We’ve integrated The Forge with Immutable X, meaning that there are no longer any nasty gas fees to contend with. Are you ready to dive into the details? Well then, let’s go!
What is The Forge?
Ah, the all important question – what is The Forge? For the uninitiated, here’s a quick summary: as you rank up in Gods Unchained by playing games, players are rewarded with Core packs. You’ll sometimes notice that you’ve obtained one, two, maybe even four of the same core card and are thinking “what good does this do me?”. That’s where The Forge comes in. Once a player collects enough copies of a core card, they can fuse those cards into an evolved version that can be sold. To do so, a mortal will need to get their hands dirty in The Forge, spending a combination of Flux and $GODS tokens to fuse these cards into an upgraded Meteorite version of that card. This upgrade adds the asset to the blockchain, thereby creating a card with real world value that can be traded.
What’s new about The Forge this time?
In the past, fusing cards in The Forge only required Flux. With the introduction of the $GODS token, the team saw an opportunity to strengthen the fundamental structure of Gods Unchained’s economy through fusing. The pattern which we have seen afflicting other play to earn games is an economy which starts off strong, but diminishes its strength over time as the market becomes flooded with currencies (such as Flux) which can be earned infinitely. Our goal with introducing $GODS tokens into the fusing process is to ensure the Gods Unchained economy remains healthy and beneficial for all involved.
By introducing $GODS as an additional requirement for the fusing process, there are several positive flow-on effects. The first being that the utility of the token is realized – in order to feed the appetite of a growing playerbase on the prowl for ways to play and earn, $GODS will be used. This will have an impact on marketplace demand, as there’s a finite amount of Gods Unchained assets available. By giving players the power to affect that supply with the creation of brand new assets, this means that new players coming in will be able to participate in the Gods Unchained ecosystem more widely, thereby generating more demand for assets already owned by existing players. The second is that $GODS used in the fusing process are sent to the Staking Rewards pool, as explained in our Whitepaper. Simply put, the more cards fused, the better for the ecosystem as a whole!
How much and what will it cost to fuse my cards?
The costs associated with fusing core cards into Meteorite versions is as follows: (NOTE: this is subject to change as other factors are taken into consideration by the team to ensure a healthy game economy).
- To fuse a ‘Common’ core card, you will need: 0.1 $GODS + 20 Flux
- To fuse a ‘Rare’ core card, you will need: 0.3 $GODS + 40 Flux
- To fuse an ‘Epic’ core card, you will need 0.7 $GODS + 120 Flux
- And to fuse a ‘Legendary’ core card, you will need 1.5 $GODS + 200 Flux
To identify what rarity your card is, check out the colored crystals on either side of a card’s nameplate. A grey crystal indicates a Common card, pale blue: a Rare card, purple: an Epic card, and gold means the gods must look favorably upon you, mortal, because you’ve landed yourself a Legendary card!
On Flux, will we be receiving any $GODS based on our Flux balance?
Yes! We identified that we had made the decision to introduce new costs into the fusing process. We took a snapshot of all players Flux balances on 2021-10-26 12:03:15pm PDT, to be able to give players similar access to fusing at the beginning of The Forge being reopened that they would have had we not introduced the additional $GODS cost. Based on the associated calculations regarding similar access, we landed on 0.0054 $GODS / Flux accumulated. In the next two weeks, we’ll be distributing corresponding amounts of $GODS to each player, based on their Flux balance at the time of the snapshot.
How do I fuse a card?
We’re onto the fun part now, mortals!
Step 1: To fuse core cards into a singular Meteorite version of that card, you’ll need to own two of that Plain Core card. You can get doubles by playing games, earning Core packs and opening them in the Temple.
Step 2: Got your hands on two Shadow Scryers now? Navigate to the ‘Forge’ tab in either the Launcher or Gods Unchained website. You’ll be directed to a nifty looking screen with a buncha’ cards on the left, and a fancy looking circle on the right.
Step 3: Importantly, now comes the time to choose the wallet you’d like to mint your nearly-almost-so-close-you-can-taste it new NFT. Click the drop down menu to select the wallet of your choice.
Note: Remember this wallet, because you’ll need to use it again later. If you don’t know how to link a wallet to your Gods Unchained account and your Immutable X account, visit this page.
Step 4: Next up, picking the lucky cards to be fused. Click on the image of the Shadow Scryers you’d like to fuse, then you’ll be able to see how many copies of this card you have. Select any two of these.
Step 5: If you have your cards selected and an adequate Flux and $GODS balance, you’ll notice that the ‘Start Fusing’ button is now shiny and clickable.
Step 6: Click the button! You’ll be given a final confirmation pop up to quadruple check you’d like to proceed with fusing, and then you’ll be on your way. Note: By proceeding through this step and agreeing, your flux and cards will be taken to be used for fusing your brand new NFT.
Step 7: You will then be taken to a webpage hosted by Immutable X, to confirm the minting process of your brand new NFT. This will involve a signature via both Immutable X and Metamask. Note: make sure the wallet address you’ve selected in The Forge screen at the beginning of this process matches the wallet linked in the Immutable X window or else the fusing won’t work. Note #2: If you deny the signature and/or click out of the pop-up window, your transaction will be halted. Navigate back to The Forge history section to retry.
Step 8: The hard work is done! From here, your newly minted card should appear shortly both in your ‘Collection’ screen in the Launcher and in your Immutable X Inventory.
If you want to check back on the history of your fusing prowess, there’s a button for that too. In the ‘Forge’ tab in the Launcher, you’ll see a little tab labelled ‘History’. Click that to pour over the details of your last 60 fusing transactions. You’ll be able to see the time stamp, status, card ID, name of the card that was fused, cost (in Flux / $GODS) and the wallet to which the card was minted!
Got more questions relating to The Forge? Visit our FAQ page.