create account

Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds by khazrakh

View this thread on hive.blog
· @khazrakh ·
$3.61
Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds
Ever since [Ocean Planet](http://oceanplanet.io/) got postponed by a week, I've been looking around for alternatives to try while I had the time. One of the games that got recommended to me several times over on [Torum](https://www.torum.com/signup?referral_code=khazrakh) was [Alien Worlds](https://beta.alienworlds.io/). To make it clear right away, the game is still in its earliest stages of development so as the title suggests, this is a very early first look at what the game is going to look like.

Nevertheless, they already offer a playable Alpha version that seems to be running somewhat stable. So it's once more time to ask the ever important question - *Is It Worth Your Time?*

<center>![Untitled.png](https://images.hive.blog/DQmSYenjWRcwoBv6KcgN9gR8MXvAxajjC2u8kwuh86YAmMw/Untitled.png)</center>

So what exactly is [Alien Worlds](https://beta.alienworlds.io/)? Well, the better question right now would probably be "What does it want to be once it matured?" It pitches itself as *DeFi in space* promising to *monetize in-game NFTs for its players*. Right... So what is this meant to be exactly?

In [Alien Worlds](https://beta.alienworlds.io/), you take the role of a space miner, operating on one of several planets available, earning the game's token called TLM. You can also find NFTs while doing so which in turn will help you with your further mining operations. The game runs on the WAX blockchain and TLM is already tradable on the [Alcor Exchange](https://wax.alcor.exchange/trade/TLM-alien.worlds_WAX-eosio.token). There are plans in the future to have the option to stake TLM to the different planets, thus giving you a word in governance but also increasing the amount of TLM that can be mined on that planet.

<center>![Untitled.png](https://images.hive.blog/DQmcTYLjeTJ9uRgs7cnpCEwWeQoUgiDduPCNET5j97q3zwr/Untitled.png)</center>

There are a lot of other features planned for the future as well and the road map is quite extensive. There are very few details available for what all that is going to look like, though. Like many other blockchain titles, [Alien Worlds](https://beta.alienworlds.io/) is really bad at telling new players what it's going to be, instead just vaguely hinting at content that might or might not get added to the game eventually.

So since we don't know too much about what the game is going to look like in the future, what can be done right now? When you enter the game for the first time, you are given the choice between a male and a female miner NFT, you are given a Standard Shovel NFT, and off you go to choose what spot on what planet you want to mine on.

<center>![Untitled.png](https://images.hive.blog/DQmRYf6H1CudPqcQP6W6qSxDRQQGTT13C38qqrFudPHpPgh/Untitled.png)</center>

Each planet is made up of a number of land plots with 3,343 plots spread across 6 planets in total. Each plot of land is a NFT itself and can be owned by either a player or the game itself. When mining on a plot of land, a share of all your profits are given to the person owning that plot. Plots come in different rarities and also have different attributes, determining how big of a load you can expect to mine, how long it's going to take you, and so on.

<center>![Untitled.png](https://images.hive.blog/DQmVtEiMQV7oPnWp74M58mnqGQCgDDA6dxhUpqStd3iK5RQ/Untitled.png)</center>

The equipment you use for your mining changes these parameters as well so if you had access to a wide array of land plots and different tools, you could fine tune your mining to your current needs. Do a mining run every few minutes for small gains or do a mining taking you several hours for a much bigger haul. Unless you invest additional funds into the game, though, your mining setup is probably going to look like mine for quite a while. With this setup, I can mine every 2.5 minutes for a gain of 1-3 TLM. The land I use is owned by a player charging 10% of my profits but that's the best I found before I gave up searching for something better.

If you are lucky, you will find a new NFT on top of the TLM you gain. So far I've found about half a dozen of these NFTs, but they were either duplicates of what I already had or geared towards other parts of the game that are not implemented yet. So for now, that's all you can do in the game. Mine, reap the rewards, hope for a NFT, mine again. Obviously, that's not terribly much in terms of gameplay right now. The game only launched a week ago, though, so for now that's probably okay for an early Alpha and obviously, being an early adapter is often going to pay off in the long run.

So let's get back to the initial question - *Is it worth your time?* Well it of course depends on what you are expecting from the game in that stage. The existing gameplay loop of mining and reaping the rewards is sound and if you enjoy these kinds of idle games, they'll blend in perfectly with the other games you play. Just click "Mine" every few minutes, claim your reward, and come back again in a couple of minutes. I've picked up the game 2 days ago and did a mining job whenever I remembered to do so ever since. 

In total, I probably mined about ~100 times now and earned 174 TLM along the way. That's about 6.2 WAX or 0.24$ if you convert it to Fiat. Looking at the time spent doing this, it's what you'd gain from one of the better [faucets](https://freebitco.in/?r=40403496) out there. Not great, not terrible. The game has a rather large following on Discord and there's a surprising amount of trading going on for the game's NFTs on [AtomicHub](https://wax.atomichub.io/market?collection_name=alien.worlds&order=asc&schema_name=land.worlds&sort=price&symbol=WAX) already. Some of the land plots have been traded for as much as 3,700$ already, so there are certainly people believing in the game's bright future.

<center>![Untitled.png](https://images.hive.blog/DQmS8GGrUZJruVPXaco8WxhQo3HeieXXn2MV62uQQksHsYj/Untitled.png)</center>

If you want to take part in it, doing the occasional mining certainly is a good way to gather some of the game tokens without having to do an investment first. Since it's running on WAX, you only need to stake a couple of it in order to play the game indefinitely. There are no fees or anything for playing and there's no initial investment necessary. That said, don't expect to get rich playing it. Or rather, if you really expect TLM to moon, you'd do way better to just buy some off the market instead of mining small amounts all day long.

To me personally, [Alien Worlds](https://beta.alienworlds.io/) looks interesting enough to make me willing to follow its journey. I won't get involved with it much for now, but I'll do the occasional mining whenever I remember to do so. The underlying concept certainly is promising and with the money already changing hands, there seems to be a market for it. Time will tell whether the game will take off or be forgotten, but for now I'll just ride along and see what happens.

And that's all from me for today. I'll get back to you with a follow up in a couple of weeks, once more content has been added to the game. Thank you all for reading and see you next time!

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/is-it-worth-your-time-a-very-early-look-at-alien-worlds)
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 465 others
properties (23)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkis-it-worth-your-time-a-very-early-look-at-alien-worlds
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hivegaming","wax","alienworlds","battle","leofinance","ash","palnet","neoxian","ctp"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/is-it-worth-your-time-a-very-early-look-at-alien-worlds","links":["http://oceanplanet.io/","https://www.torum.com/signup?referral_code=khazrakh","https://beta.alienworlds.io/","https://wax.alcor.exchange/trade/TLM-alien.worlds_WAX-eosio.token","https://freebitco.in/?r=40403496","https://wax.atomichub.io/market?collection_name=alien.worlds&order=asc&schema_name=land.worlds&sort=price&symbol=WAX"],"image":["https://images.hive.blog/DQmSYenjWRcwoBv6KcgN9gR8MXvAxajjC2u8kwuh86YAmMw/Untitled.png","https://images.hive.blog/DQmcTYLjeTJ9uRgs7cnpCEwWeQoUgiDduPCNET5j97q3zwr/Untitled.png","https://images.hive.blog/DQmRYf6H1CudPqcQP6W6qSxDRQQGTT13C38qqrFudPHpPgh/Untitled.png","https://images.hive.blog/DQmVtEiMQV7oPnWp74M58mnqGQCgDDA6dxhUpqStd3iK5RQ/Untitled.png","https://images.hive.blog/DQmS8GGrUZJruVPXaco8WxhQo3HeieXXn2MV62uQQksHsYj/Untitled.png"]}
created2021-01-06 08:25:15
last_update2021-01-06 08:25:15
depth0
children16
last_payout2021-01-13 08:25:15
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value1.826 HBD
curator_payout_value1.785 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length7,260
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,242,744
net_rshares18,827,111,702,205
author_curate_reward""
vote details (529)
@ervin-lemark ·
Looks interesting, thanks for the review.

@tipu curate
properties (22)
authorervin-lemark
permlinkre-khazrakh-202116t94626799z
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"tags":["hivegaming","wax","alienworlds","battle","leofinance","ash","palnet","neoxian","ctp"],"app":"ecency/3.0.12-vision","format":"markdown+html"}
created2021-01-06 08:46:27
last_update2021-01-06 08:46:27
depth1
children2
last_payout2021-01-13 08:46:27
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length55
author_reputation231,854,046,988,809
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,242,901
net_rshares0
@khazrakh ·
Cheers :-)
At least it *could* become interesting over time.
properties (22)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkqmi8qu
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"hiveblog/0.1"}
created2021-01-06 08:54:30
last_update2021-01-06 08:54:30
depth2
children0
last_payout2021-01-13 08:54:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length60
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,242,974
net_rshares0
@tipu ·
<a href="https://tipu.online/hive_curator?ervin-lemark" target="_blank">Upvoted  &#128076;</a> (Mana: 0/22) <a href="https://peakd.com/hive/@reward.app/reward-app-quick-guide-updated" target="_blank">Liquid rewards</a>.
properties (22)
authortipu
permlinkre-re-khazrakh-202116t94626799z-20210106t084635z
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata"{"app": "beem/0.24.20"}"
created2021-01-06 08:46:36
last_update2021-01-06 08:46:36
depth2
children0
last_payout2021-01-13 08:46:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length219
author_reputation52,840,516,002,912
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,242,903
net_rshares0
@filotasriza3 ·
i had stumble upon the game 3-4 days ago but as you say you can't really understand what you actually do from a first glance. 

So from what i get, you can start without paying anything, it takes a long time to earn money, rewards (which is ok and obvious) and why you do the mining you may end up with an nft reward? 

As you can see i don't even talk about the other option which is for investing money on it :P

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@filotasriza3/re-khazrakh-4pyk4b)
properties (22)
authorfilotasriza3
permlinkre-khazrakh-4pyk4b
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hive-167922","leofinance"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@filotasriza3/re-khazrakh-4pyk4b"}
created2021-01-06 14:20:30
last_update2021-01-06 14:20:30
depth1
children1
last_payout2021-01-13 14:20:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length512
author_reputation65,745,999,026,032
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,246,499
net_rshares0
@khazrakh ·
That's correct, yes. You don't have to invest anything other than time to play it - I'm just not sure the returns warrant the time spent ;-)

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-filotasriza3-lbf9x)
properties (22)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkre-filotasriza3-lbf9x
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hive-167922","leofinance"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-filotasriza3-lbf9x"}
created2021-01-07 05:43:42
last_update2021-01-07 05:43:42
depth2
children0
last_payout2021-01-14 05:43:42
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length238
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,257,557
net_rshares0
@hivebuzz ·
Congratulations @khazrakh! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

<table><tr><td><img src="https://images.hive.blog/60x70/http://hivebuzz.me/@khazrakh/upvotes.png?202101060951"></td><td>You distributed more than 3000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 4000 upvotes.</td></tr>
</table>

<sub>_You can view your badges on [your board](https://hivebuzz.me/@khazrakh) and compare yourself to others in the [Ranking](https://hivebuzz.me/ranking)_</sub>
<sub>_If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word_ `STOP`</sub>



**Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:**
<table><tr><td><a href="/hivebuzz/@hivebuzz/pud-202101-feedback"><img src="https://images.hive.blog/64x128/https://i.imgur.com/xQGM37X.png"></a></td><td><a href="/hivebuzz/@hivebuzz/pud-202101-feedback">Feedback from the January 1st Hive Power Up Day</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="/hivebuzz/@hivebuzz/update-202101"><img src="https://images.hive.blog/64x128/https://i.imgur.com/GZV4AF7.png"></a></td><td><a href="/hivebuzz/@hivebuzz/update-202101">Happy New Year - Project Activity Update</a></td></tr></table>
properties (22)
authorhivebuzz
permlinkhivebuzz-notify-khazrakh-20210106t102017000z
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"image":["http://hivebuzz.me/notify.t6.png"]}
created2021-01-06 10:20:15
last_update2021-01-06 10:20:15
depth1
children0
last_payout2021-01-13 10:20:15
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length1,187
author_reputation52,225,045,258,371
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,742
net_rshares0
@hykss ·
I'll not start today but rather wait for one of your further update ;)

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@hykss/re-khazrakh-3cukyg)
👍  
properties (23)
authorhykss
permlinkre-khazrakh-3cukyg
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hive-167922","leofinance"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@hykss/re-khazrakh-3cukyg"}
created2021-01-06 09:06:24
last_update2021-01-06 09:06:24
depth1
children1
last_payout2021-01-13 09:06:24
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length162
author_reputation1,229,050,069,791
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,060
net_rshares0
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@khazrakh ·
I'll keep you posted ;-)

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-hykss-5eht33)
👍  ,
properties (23)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkre-hykss-5eht33
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hive-167922","leofinance"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-hykss-5eht33"}
created2021-01-06 09:10:30
last_update2021-01-06 09:10:30
depth2
children0
last_payout2021-01-13 09:10:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length116
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,092
net_rshares6,857,319,656
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@proto26 · (edited)
Well you sold me on the review. 
I wish I had WAX so I could try this game. How much would you say you'd need? 
properties (22)
authorproto26
permlinkre-khazrakh-qmirtn
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"tags":["hive-167922"],"app":"peakd/2020.12.3"}
created2021-01-06 15:46:36
last_update2021-01-06 16:26:57
depth1
children1
last_payout2021-01-13 15:46:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length111
author_reputation13,443,858,609,228
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,247,780
net_rshares0
@khazrakh ·
I have 20 WAX staked (less then 0.6$) and it seems to suffice for mining all day long. So... not much ;-)

Posted Using [LeoFinance <sup>Beta</sup>](https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-proto26-6msrur)
properties (22)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkre-proto26-6msrur
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"leofinance/0.2","format":"markdown","tags":["hive-167922","leofinance"],"canonical_url":"https://leofinance.io/@khazrakh/re-proto26-6msrur"}
created2021-01-07 05:41:51
last_update2021-01-07 05:41:51
depth2
children0
last_payout2021-01-14 05:41:51
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length199
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,257,545
net_rshares0
@slobberchops ·
Can't get it to work.. oh well.


![image.png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/slobberchops/vUYpVkzc-image.png)
properties (22)
authorslobberchops
permlinkre-khazrakh-qmib0j
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"tags":["hive-167922"],"app":"peakd/2020.12.3"}
created2021-01-06 09:43:33
last_update2021-01-06 09:43:33
depth1
children4
last_payout2021-01-13 09:43:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length120
author_reputation557,204,134,572,465
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,436
net_rshares0
@khazrakh ·
$0.03
Looks like it has issues with retrieving the IP - if you use Brave try lowering your shields for the Wax wallet window and for alien worlds. Might fix the issue. Otherwise, it might be some other add/script blocker?
👍  
properties (23)
authorkhazrakh
permlinkqmib6g
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"hiveblog/0.1"}
created2021-01-06 09:47:06
last_update2021-01-06 09:47:06
depth2
children3
last_payout2021-01-13 09:47:06
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.014 HBD
curator_payout_value0.015 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length215
author_reputation26,990,840,342,641
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,470
net_rshares266,157,539,676
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@slobberchops ·
> if you use Brave try lowering your shields for the Wax wallet window

Good point, I always forget about those shields.
properties (22)
authorslobberchops
permlinkre-khazrakh-qmic78
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"tags":["hive-167922"],"app":"peakd/2020.12.3"}
created2021-01-06 10:09:09
last_update2021-01-06 10:09:09
depth3
children2
last_payout2021-01-13 10:09:09
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length120
author_reputation557,204,134,572,465
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,243,665
net_rshares0
@torrocicefist ·
looks interesting
properties (22)
authortorrocicefist
permlinkqmrhpj
categoryhive-167922
json_metadata{"app":"hiveblog/0.1"}
created2021-01-11 08:46:33
last_update2021-01-11 08:46:33
depth1
children0
last_payout2021-01-18 08:46:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 HBD
curator_payout_value0.000 HBD
pending_payout_value0.000 HBD
promoted0.000 HBD
body_length17
author_reputation0
root_title"Is It Worth Your Time? A Very Early Look At Alien Worlds"
beneficiaries
0.
accounthiveonboard
weight100
1.
accountkhazrakh
weight300
2.
accounttipu
weight100
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 HBD
percent_hbd10,000
post_id101,319,094
net_rshares0