Castle Defense Pro-Tips

If a player knows certain tips and tricks about a game, playing it becomes more fun and twice as engaging. In order to ensure that our users get the most out of our flagship game — Castle Defense, Pocket Arena introduces a series of Pro Tips that are sure to boost the gaming experience. So, let’s begin.

Castle Power-up Features

Castle Shield and the Castle HP are highly beneficial features of the game. When you use the Castle Shield feature, your Castle is surrounded by an energy shield that renders any attack towards it useless for 10 seconds. As for the Castle HP feature, as the name suggests, it restores the Castle health to full.

By using these features, one can stall an opponent’s attacks, recover from the damage, and plan and strategize accordingly in order to win.

Note: Instead of spending 2XP per feature, players will have to spend 6XP now.

Efficiently Revive Your Troop Using the Pause Button

Always prefer reviving your defenders rather than replacing them with new ones as reviving costs less e-coins. When it comes to reviving though, make use of the pause button before to buy more time in order to recover from the damages.

Fill out the e-Coin Pools

As you might be aware by now, e-coins are crucial in deploying troops. The more you have it, the better your defense will be as you will be earning 0.5 e-coins every 3 seconds. So wherever you see the spot to install an e-coin pool, do it; install them as early as possible.

Early Attack Indicators

After each wave, you will see a few attack indicators scattered over your screen. By tapping on one of them, you basically allow the next wave to begin before time. By doing so, you earn extra e-coins in the process.

Note: Keep in mind that if your troops are all defeated and your Castle XP fully depleted at the end of a wave, it is wise to recover before you tap the attack indicators.

Customize XP Sharing

In Contract settings, you can customize the XP sharing system in favor of the potential renters in order to get more applications for your castle. You can then choose the most qualified player to rent the castle.

aPOC Withdrawal Policy

On account of many wPOC being exploited by bots/macro/multitap users, we have come up with the concept of aPOC in order to sustain a healthy ecosystem for Pocket Arena.

aPOC is nothing but those wPOC which have undergone a prudent audit. Initially it was announced that aPOC will also require KYC process, but the team at Pocket Arena has decided not to conduct the KYC process for the time being.

That being said, we have come up with the following withdrawal requirements and policies:

Important Things to Note

  • For every withdrawal that follows the first withdrawal, the user must have a different Metamask account; a different Metamask wallet address will be used every time. The user must create up to 10 Metamask wallet addresses and withdraw via them every week. After the 10th withdrawal, the user can withdraw from the first Metamask account again. So, you see — the withdrawal process follows a cycle of 10 addresses and after the 10th attempt, the cycle shall repeat itself.
  • The POC address must be an Ethereum address that supports BEP20 and BSC Network. Until POC is listed in centralised exchanges such as Binanace, Kucoin etc., please use Metamask only.
  • 5 POC must be kept in the POC wallet addresses at ALL TIMES until the next withdrawal request. If one of the POC wallet addresses has less than 5 POC, the user must wait a min. 7 days in order to enable the next withdrawal.
  • The withdrawal threshold per request per week is 50 POC. The withdrawal fee is 3 POC per request and that 3 POC must be paid with Metamask separately.

The audit will be carried as per the following rules:

XPs earned from playing max 20 times per hour is allowed. (ok)

XPs earned from playing more than 20 times per hour is cancelled (not ok)

In case that you would like to appeal this audit result, you can do so by sending the relevant proof and explanations to service@pocketarena.com

However, please note that once the appeal case has been submitted, your withdrawal may be delayed for an indefinite period of time until the appeal process is officially closed.

Key Features of Pocket Metaverse in Castle Town

To revisit the concept of NFT Castle Town, NFT Castle Town in the virtual city of Luzern is an exclusive area for peace and commercial activities.

Forest, Desert, Snow and Fantasy are meant for battle activities, whereas castle town will be an area where inhabitants can settle down and go about their lives in this Pocket Arena Metaverse

As published in our previous article, this NFT Castle Town will constitute an infrastructure of a real-world castle town. This means there will be government buildings, recreation centers and essential services buildings to facilitate a better way of living.

  • NFT Castle Town will act as the basis of the Pocket Arena Metaverse.
  • The virtual city of Luzern will depict NFT Castle Town where inhabitants in this virtual space can go about their daily activities.
  • Users’ representation will be in the form of avatars known as NFT Emoji Avatars.
  • 155 plots are allocated for NFT Castle Town where these buildings will be located.

The above map depicts NFT Castle Town, where in the highlighted areas show the developments in progress. These areas mostly consist of governmental, leisure, and business centric buildings that will open up.

Different colors represent different types of building in the Castle Town. For instance, the ones in blue represent government premises like Town hall, Police Station and Central Station. The ones in pink are buildings that provide essential services as it pertains to the game. Green ones are housing properties whereas yellow areas are for buildings used for socializing and engaging.

Key Features:

As you can see, a lot of thought has been put into making a commercial environment that caters to different needs and requirements. Here are the key features to look out:

1. Each building will be NFT-based and some commercial as well as residential buildings will be available for sale.

2. Each building will have gamification elements wherein POC earning/burning mechanisms are embedded. Our current set of casual PA games will be customized and integrated within Castle Town.

3. Brands will be invited to build their own NFT brand buildings & branded mini-games.

4. Chatting will be implemented in the Castle Town for social interaction.

5. Blacksmith shop & pharmacy will be specially utilized to create/sharpen tools and replenish energies respectively, for Castle Arena battles.

6. Map decoration shops will be opened

7. And last but not least, all entrants of Castle Town will wear “Emoji Avatars”. Two basic avatars (Yellow/Blue) will be given as default. The NFT emoji avatar owners will have exclusive look & feel that reflect their own personalities along with exclusive benefits in NFT buildings.

How to Earn Max XP — Efficiently and Effectively

Do you want to know how you can earn XP in an effective way?

In this article we will talk about the best methods to earn max XP. We have compiled 6 steps which will help you achieve your goal of earning XP and will help you become a better player in Castle Arena.

As a player, you start earning XP by playing Castle Defense and Castle Arena. But not all XP can be immediately converted to POC. The XP which is eligible to be converted is acquired by winning battles in Castle Arena. Follow the steps below to see how you can earn max XP.

1. Get maximum daily XP in Castle Defense.

To get enough XP to play in Castle Arena, try to meet the daily XP cap of 250 XP per day from PVE Stages and Daily Challenges. XP won in Castle Defense will help you play in Castle Arena.

2. Attack as many castles as you can

You will gain more XP if you attack more castles in Castle Arena. Your XP entry fee will be refunded and you will also get the defender’s XP entry fee and land.

3. Defend your castle all the time

You gain XP for each successful defense. If you defend successfully, you will receive your XP entry fee back, as well as the attacker’s entry fee.

4. Conquer more lands

You gain more lands by successfully attacking castles. In the Public Pool, more lands equals higher XP sharing.

5. Use player XP to play more battles in Castle Arena

Every victory earns a player more XP. Let’s talk about a player share of 85%!

6. Unlimited Play, Unlimited XP

You get to choose how much XP you wish to earn every day. The sky isn’t even the limit!

Exchange your earned XP to POC

Once your attacks and defense are successful you will earn tXP. Ultimately this is the XP that can be exchanged for POC.

The exchange rate between XP and POC varies from time to time, but the current XP rate at the time of writing this article is 30 XP = 1 POC.

To put it in simple terms, XP earned in Castle Arena and other Casual Games has its use only in Castle Arena. XP that can be exchanged to POC is earned only by winning battles in Castle Arena.

Creating Successful Attack Strategies in Castle Arena

Introduction

Castle Arena is our PVP version of Castle Defense where users battle out on the virtual map of Luzerne to acquire precious lands and ultimately claim Kingship. Like in any battle (or game) it’s important to win in order to proceed further. And in order to win the battles, strategies are very important. 

In Castle Arena, battles are won by attacking and defending. When it comes to attacking other land owners, we have created a section where users can fine-tune their attacks and direct troops to achieve the goal.

Why is an attack strategy important?

As highlighted earlier, strategies are important to win battles. A good, well-crafted strategy separates the player from the pack. In order to move across levels in Castle Arena, it’s important that the player plans their strategies well. This involves assembling troops and formulating attacks on various paths. We will talk about this later in the article. 

Picking your attack strategy

In order to get ready to attack, it’s required that the player has XP in the Arena Pool. Once you are on the land map of Castle Arena, you are free to choose your battles.

Clicking on any knight on the map will show a pop up where the player will be presented with 2 options, one to Scout and the other to plan the Attack.

 

In Castle Arena before planning an attack the player is given an option to Scout. Scouting allows the attacker to check the castle’s armoury and upgrades. Accordingly, the attacker can decide whether or not to go ahead with the attack. The figure below shows the scout feature.

Clicking on Attack will lead the player to the screen to Create An Attack. Here the player can check the entry fee required for the attack, the stage selection and strategy selection as shown in the figure below.

Stage Selection

A section where the player can select any stage options from Stage 1 to Stage 10. Each stage has 2 elements, the number of waves and the number of attack paths. As shown in the figure below, Stage 1 consists of 7 waves and 3 attack paths.

Once the player has selected the stage, they can proceed with selecting their attack strategy.

Quick Attack Strategy

The quick attack strategy helps the player to automatically go ahead with the default troops arrangements for the attack. After selecting Quick Attack Strategy, the player will be taken to the next screen where the default monsters for the mission will be displayed.

Clicking on Load will lead the player to the next screen where they can review the waves in the strategy. Clicking on Deploy activates the attack, where the opponent will have 12 hours to accept the player’s attack or lose the land.

New Strategy

A custom strategy can be created by selecting on New Strategy. In this type of strategy the player can deploy troops manually after selecting the stage of their choice. 

When you select New Strategy, you will be presented with the screen that shows different paths at the bottom and the wave number at the top. The number of paths and waves are different for each stage as mentioned earlier.

Let’s say you click on path 1, this is what will be displayed:

You can select your monsters for each wave.

What’s interesting is each attack wave has a minimum and maximum limit (top left) pertaining to the number of monsters one can deploy in that particular wave. 

Moreover, the next wave will always enable the player to deploy more monsters than the previous one. See pic below:

Now, compare the two pics. If you look closely, wave 4/7 has a minimum limit of 29 and a maximum limit of 58, compared to 8 and 16 in wave 1/7.

So accordingly, one can choose the horde of monsters for each path and wave, and build a decisive strategy.

Earning XP in Castle Arena

Castle Arena is set up in a free to play ecosystem. Being a classic tower defense game, it’s important to formulate effective battle strategies. Good strategies will help players to win and in return gain valuable XP. 

There are different types of XP generated in Castle Arena. We have introduced a new XP system and the detailed explanation can be found in our whitepaper here. 

Earning XP in Castle Arena follows a series of steps. It first starts with renting an NFT Castle to play Castle Defense. XP earned from each stage at Castle Arena is divided among the Castle and the Arena Pool as per the new XP Sharing system. Then with the help with the XP in the Arena Pool, the player can wage battles with other players and gain precious land as well as personal XP, which can be converted to bPOC. 

We will cover this topic of XP earning extensively in our next article and will update there. Stay tuned to our official TG and social channel to know more. 

Future developments for Attack Strategies

  1. As we move forwards with Castle Arena, players will be able to save their attack strategies and reuse them for future attacks. 

  2. Players will be able to save upto 200 attack strategies. But doing so various attack strategies, with a varied combination of troops, can be used for battles.  We will also be releasing new monster characters to join the troops.

  3. Along with saving different strategies, players will also be able to sell their attack strategies in the near future. This means the attack strategy template will be traded in the Castle Market for POC.

bPOC withdrawal policy

In this updated guide we will discuss how bPOC can be withdrawn, its withdrawal threshold, fees and other relevant information.

bPOC is the shortened version of battle POC which is the converted version of tXP which is acquired in Castle Arena.

If users want to withdraw their earned bPOC, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind. These guidelines are listed as follows:

  1. Since we are in the BETA stage of bPOC withdrawal, there is no KYC required at the moment.
  2. The threshold to withdraw bPOC is 50 POC per withdrawal. There is no weekly limit on withdrawal.
  3. A withdrawal fee of 3 POC per withdrawal is applicable. This withdrawal fee is paid separately with MetaMask to PA Operations wallet address (not deducted from PA Wallet).
  4. There is no withdrawal tax.
  5. MOST IMPORTANTLY, for subsequent withdrawals, the same wallet must be used and a minimum of 5 POC must be continuously remained in the wallet since the previous withdrawal. IF NOT, you will be restricted from withdrawal. That means if you withdraw 50POC, you need to only sell 45POC and leave 5POC in that wallet address until the next withdrawal.

Also note that the Metamask wallet address must be an Ethereum address that supports the BEP20 standard for the BSC network.

Important Note: Please use METAMASK ONLY. We will NOT be responsible for any POC loss if you input the wrong address.

Audit for bPOC is not required at the moment. We are working to automate the bPOC withdrawal process. It can take some more time to make it 100% automatic & safe, but we are getting there.

With regards to wPOC (soon to be transferred to aPOC — after audit), the audit is yet to be performed, and it is planned to be done in March.

Details mentioned in this guide are subject to change at any time with/without prior notice. Please follow our social media channels and TG for more information.

A How-To Guide to stake your POC Tokens

We would also like to take this opportunity of announcing about our POC Staking program. According to the POC tokenomics, 12% of total supply of POC has been allocated for staking, thus we have outlined our staking program. Keeping this in mind, we also have created this step-by-step guide on how to stake your POC tokens — so here it is!

Staking opens: Tuesday, 15th February 2022

Standard Staking Reward Options* : 30% APR for 30 days / 100% APR for 90 days

NO Min. NO Max amount of POC for staking

NO early withdrawal is possible once POC has been staked for the fixed period of time.

*This two options are available for all POC staking users. The 130% rewards option is only available for event participants as one-off. The APR (Annual Percentage Rate) rewards can be changed after the fixed term of staking has been matured.

Follow the simple steps below in order to get your POC tokens to earn for you!

1. Accessing the POC staking page

To access the staking page, you will have to visit https://sdk.pocketarena.com/staking. The screenshot below shows how the POC staking looks like.

In order to facilitate stalking, you will have to connect your Metamask wallet.

We have created a guide on how to install Metamask wallet which you can find HERE.

Once you have connected your Metamask wallet, you will have to grant permission to Metamask to access the POC staking page. Once your wallet is connected to the POC staking page, this is how the webpage will look like. Your Metamask details will be displayed on the top left section of the POC staking page (next to support) as shown below.

2. Overview of the POC Staking page

In this section, we will talk about each part of the POC Staking page once your Metamask wallet is connected.

Once you have connected your metamask wallet, clicking on it will reveal your wallet details. These details will include Your Address and POC Balance. There will also be an option to Disconnect your wallet.

 

 

The top section of the page gives the user a preview of the POC Staked and is divided into 3 sections namely Total POC Staked, Total Value Locked and POC Price, which is basically the current market price of POC.

 

3. Selecting and submitting your POC stake.

The second subsection gives you predefined options to stake POC. The 3 options include staking POC with 30% rewards, 100% rewards and 130% rewards.

Upon clicking ‘Select’, you will be directed to a POC Staking pop up which will have the option to select the duration, followed by the amount and a confirmation button. The balance section displays your POC amount followed by the ‘Max’ option below to select all POC you intend to stake.

 

 

Under duration, the default option is 90 days with special events. But if the user selects the 30 day or 90 day option in the home page, the popup is opened with the “30 days”/”90 days” option selected automatically. Please note that NO early withdrawal is possible once your POC has been staked for fixed period of time.

The estimated APR value depends on the selected duration:

  • 30 days: 30%
  • 90 days: 100%
  • 90 days with special event: 130%*

Upon confirming Staking and connecting to your Metamask, you will be asked to pay the gas fee two times (two times of Pop-up screen as below). That is a standard process to pay twice the gas fee in Metamask wallet.

 

 

130% APR for 90 days option is only available for special event participants as an one-off event. You will be contacted by our customer support team (service@pocketarena.com) or you can also contact us.

 

The third subsection displays the POC Price, your stake in POC and your collection of NFT items.

The POC price section displays the POC price (from PancakeSwap) and the increase/decrease compared to the previous day. You can click on “Buy” to open PancakeSwap in the new browser tab and buy POC.

4. View Your Staked Tokens

We have also included the functionality where the user can check and get an update on their staked POC. The status screen will show the user the Amount of POC staked followed by its market value and estimated reward. Please note that after successful staking submit, it can take a few mins ( 1–2 mins) to show your new staking status. So please wait for a few minutes to see the staking updates.

You can also check your POC staking status under this link.

https://bscscan.com/address/0x620EC82CD74dd3940cBd4450428122b98272F9fF#tokentxns

 

5. Buying NFT items

When a user has a buy ticket(s), they can tap on the “Buy NFT” button in the Home page. Upon clicking, it will take them to the PA login page where they will have to enter their login credentials.

 

 

Upon successful login, the buy ticket(s) for this PA account will be recorded by the system and the user will be directed to the Castle Market app in a new browser tab, where the purchase can be made.

Castle Arena New Term Explained — tXP/cXP and others

Castle Defense V. 2.2.18 has been launched. It comes with quite a few updates, but here are some key highlights to look into.

With the Castle Arena new revenue share system, we have introduced the new XP system as well as a new category of POC — called “bPOC*” means battle POC.

The new XP system is aimed at encouraging players to return to play daily. Let’s start with the terminologies:

  • tXP = refers to temporary XP acquired after the launch of Castle Arena.
  • cXP = refers to Castle XP formed after XP (existing XP from pre-Castle Arena which expires in 30 days), and tXP are clubbed together, which expires in 180 days.

 

 

 

What is tXP?

  • tXP is the XP earned in PVE Stage and Daily Challenge once Castle Arena is launched.
  • tXP is collected/shown in the Arena Pool.
  • Daily max. emission from Daily Challenge and PVE Stage is 250 tXP per user per day. (It does not mean the daily max earning per user is 250 tXP. There is NO max limit of tXP earnings for users in Castle Arena)
  • The tXP in the Arena Pool will be divided into the following: 80% will be used in Castle Arena battles and 20% will be used to upgrade castle items.
  • Your tXP can be used as the entry fee to attack/defend in Castle Arena battles.
  • tXP will also be the reward of a successful attack/defense.
  • The tXP reward can be used again as entry fee in Castle Arena battles.
  • The tXP reward can be converted into bPOC* (battle POC) for Metamask wallet withdrawal.

The total Castle XP (cXP) to be used to upgrade castle items will be the combination of the Castle XP earned in Castle Defense (pre-Castle Arena) and the Castle XP (tXP) mentioned above. This cXP will expire in 180 days.

*There will be another article published soon about how to withdraw bPOC. Upon the next PA wallet ver. release in a week, bPOC withdrawal will be enabled.

Setting — Telegram Chatting

 

In this new version, you can communicate with the owner or the player via Telegram. Please note this is a quick solution but we are implementing our in-game chatting feature to be launched with Castle Town.

Besides, at the new PvE structure, upon completing stage 10, the castle is granted with an available land plot.

 

Castle Market Release Notes

Hey Gamerz!

In order to keep the gaming experience fresh and the user experience enhanced, Pocket Arena has released a new version of Castle Market — v2.1.19

What’s new?

– A new revenue-sharing structure offering more flexibility and transparency to the players. For more details, read this article: https://support.pocketarena.com/blog/nft-castle-sale%e2%80%8a%e2%80%8anew-revenue-sharing-structure/

– A “Land” tab is added to let the sponsor check all the occupied lands.

– Feature enabling the user to set separate contract conditions for each castle.

When the contract conditions are set — if a player fulfills them, it will be auto-extended until the end date (up to 84 days).

– Feature allowing the sponsor to self-use their castle and play in the Castle Defense game.

– Users can find the player by name.

– Users can contact the player by sending their Telegram ID to the player.

– Some other UI tweaks & bug fixes for immersive gaming.

Play the game: https://games.pocketarena.com/cmarket/

Pocket Arena — A Driving Force in the Estimated Exponential Growth of Metaverse

Overview

The Metaverse Future

Boosting Esports via a Blockchain-enabled Metaverse

Utilizing blockchain and NFT technology, everyone can now enjoy and participate as an Esports team. That is the reason why Pocket Arena has formed its own guild organisation structure where group of pro-players can play against other guilds and the highlights of the match of the day will be broadcasted once Castle Arena kicks off.

Pocket Arena — A Prominent Player in This Journey

A brief history and goal..

Pocket Arena contributing towards the growth