Key Development Roadmap, POC Staking, Pocket Arena Investors series 2 and more

Pocket Metaverse comes to birth in Q1 2022 within the City zone of virtual map in Luzern, Switzerland. Our current 80,000 users will need an avatar in Castle Town. Two default avatars are provided for free for everyone, but it will look all the same. In order to show yourself with your own NFT character and to take part in the NFT town activities enabling you to earn extra XP, you will need an NFT emoji avatar. Like the initial NFT Castle value has increased significantly after only a few months, NFT avatar might be the same. 2022 would be the year of NFT as everyone predicts!

Reserve the limited edition of NFT emoji avatar NOW!!

https://s.pocketarena.io/3Ho0Y2n

The full 100 limited NFT avatar set will be available on Jan 22 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The much-awaited major addition to Castle Defense is here in the form of Castle Arena. In this old-school tower defense strategy game, users can now own land, defend or attack other lands and create or join guilds to plan strategic attacks with 5000 NFTCastles, players and guilds. All of this action is bound to take place across five playable areas on the virtual map of Luzern, Switzerland. These 5 areas are Forest, Desert, Snow, Fantasy and City.

Read the full article herehttps://medium.com/pocketarena/sneak-peek-of-castle-arena-97c4c6d0751

2021 proved to be a breakout year for team Pocket Arena with the following milestones achieved. For us, the New Year means a year of new possibilities and new ventures. So let’s look ahead to the excitement to come in the first few months of 2022.

Read the full article herehttps://medium.com/pocketarena/key-development-roadmap-in-2022-79c5f1231d3e

We are happy to release our POC staking page that may be released by the end of Jan. For those who are interested in the NFT Castle and POC Pre-Staking event , hurry up to enjoy the 3months special staking rewards of 130% APR and grab the chance to buy high valued NFT Castles at €98. Apply Now

The other benefits and terms will be confirmed upon the official release.

(This page is only for illustration purposes. The detailed terms will be confirmed upon launch.)

Pocket Arena gathered over 17K users just over the course of last week. Out of those 17K, about 10K were new users with an impressive retention rate of 51%. Our top user countries for the week were Philippines, Vietnam, Romania, South Korea and the US. Moreover, the site alone (app data not included) had a massive 300K views last week.

What happens when an NFT Castle is traded in the NFT Castle Market after Castle Arena is launched? Under the new profit-sharing structure of NFT Castle sales, there is a gross revenue-sharing that is based on sold castle price. Upon the sale of an NFT Castle, 4% of the profit goes to Emoji Games, and 96% of the profit goes to the owner of the NFT Castle.

For more info visit: https://medium.com/pocketarena/nft-castle-sale-new-revenue-sharing-structure-6ebc884d9d61

Pocket Arena is proud to have Signum Capital, a growth-focused investor team, in our list of esteemed investors.

Signum Capital is a MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) registered crypto investor that supports game-changing projects like Pocket Arena. They believe that Pocket Arena can bring sustainable P2E gaming platform which requires FUN part first than rewards part.

Read the announcement here: https://twitter.com/pocketarena/status/1476513795661086726

Pocket Arena Guilds are gaining a lot of traction of late with the formation of new guilds. In the past week, we have announced a new guild named 1PH-PRODIGY based in the Philippines. This week we introduced Ace Guild. There are more guild announcements in the pipeline, so do follow our Twitter to stay updated.

Special Event — NFT Castle, Rent, Buy and POC Pre-Staking (1st Run)

Background

Due to a massive increase of Pocket Arena users, lots of people are in a long queue to rent NFT castles. Considering this,  we are starting a special event (with 3-5 times of series) to provide a special rent of NFT Castles owned by Emoji Games followed by transfer of the ownership from Emoji Games to you at the special price of EUR 98. This is applicable to  those who are staking a minimum of 1000 USD of POC for 3 months. 

These NFT Castles were initially rented by Emoji Games a few months ago to players and some XP have been collected in these castles. We are glad to rent these castles to those who are keen to play Castle Defense with the following terms and conditions .

Event Summary

Rent NFT Castles (with XP inside) from Emoji Games and claim your ownership of that castle by buying 1000 USD of POC from Pancakeswap and staking them for 3 months at the Castle price of EUR98 only and enjoy the staking rewards of 130% APR. 

50 Castles will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How It Works

Fill in this Castle Renting Event Application Form and submit. Ensure you are ready with the following:

  1. Your PA ID details (User Name, Email ID and 12 digit code ID)
  2. Your POC purchase TX link. (min. 1000 USD worth of POC) from PancakeSwap effective from 29th Dec 2021.
  3. Choose your one preferred castle number from the list. 

50 Available NFTCastle Selection List for the 1st Run

After the successful submission of application, you will receive a confirmation email from service@pocketarena.com within 1-3 working days. After receiving the confirmations go to “Manual Contract” section on the castle selection menu, search your selected NFT Castle number and request “Rent”. The Pocket Arena Team be alerted and  will allow you to rent the respective castle. 

You can continue to rent the NFT Castle, as long as you have not sold the POC until the POC staking system is completed. As soon as your purchased POC (min. 1000 USD of purchase) is staked for 3 months (130% APR), you can make the payment of EUR98 and transfer the ownership of the NFT Castle to yourself. 

POC staking may be available in late Jan 2022 like below ( example of how it may look). However the exact date may be announced.

Please note the following terms and conditions.

  • The POC purchase should be made on 29th Dec 2021 or later.
  • Upon staking, users are required to connect their Metamask wallets and sign in with their PA ID. Therefore, your wallet address submitted in the application should match with the connecting address upon staking.
  • If  you have submitted another person’s purchase TX link in the application form, your Pocket Arena account will be blacklisted and restricted from any events in the future. 
  • Your renting may be discontinued if you sell your POC upon renewing the rent contract.
  • If you sell your POC before staking is complete or if you have not made the payment of EUR98 within the due date, your right to claim the ownership for the Castle will be forfeited.
  • One PA account can send only one application with one unique wallet address.

NFT Emoji Avatars, Castle Defense Items Upgrade Guide, Pocket Arena Esports Broadcasters Recruitment and more.

 

December, Week 4 has passed and we’re about to enter 2022. During the past week, a lot has happened at Pocket Arena with regards to bringing important updates to our community.

Let’s just have a detailed look at the major happenings last week.

Reserve Your own NFT Emoji Avatar for NFT Castle Town – 100 Avatars 

 

 

The first edition of 100 NFT Emoji Avatars are coming to NFT Castle Town! NFT Castle Town in the virtual city of Luzern is an exclusive area for peace and commercial activities. Whilst most of land plots (such as Forest, Desert, Snow, Fantasy) will be Esports battlefields, there will be no furious battles happening here in the City land(Castle Town) as this area is for inhabitants to settle down and go about their daily city lives in the Pocket Arena Metaverse. In this Pocket Metaverse, you will need your own avatar to represent yourself in order to do various commercial and non-commercial activities in this Castle Town. 

We are starting a special reservation event for the FIRST 100 unique NFT emoji avatars on a first-come-first-serve basis for those who buy min.1000 USD of $POC and stake for 3 months

Read the full article here: https://medium.com/pocketarena/nft-emoji-avatar-for-nft-castle-town-cce1b02af8df

 

$POC Trading Competition — 3rd Run

 

The end of the 1st and the 2nd run of the $POC Trading Competition brought about the introduction of the 3rd round. The 3rd round has already started from 23rd Dec 2pm UTC. In this 3rd round, we will reward the Top 5 Buyers and Holders of $POC from 30th November 2021 to 3rd January 2022 with the highly valued NFTCastles with XP included.

Read the full article here: 

https://medium.com/pocketarena/poc-trading-competition-3rd-run-1bf2aca69efd

 

Castle Defense Items Upgrade Guide

 

 

We have now introduced crucial item upgrades to these in-game characters and towers. With these upgrades the characters and towers can now be equipped with gear to increase their power, customize their abilities, and unlock new abilities. In this post we will talk about the Knight, the Wizard and the towers featured in Castle Defense and their items upgrade. 

Read to know more:

https://medium.com/pocketarena/castle-defense-items-upgrade-guide-8185c6b326a5

 

Pocket Arena Esports Broadcasters Recruitment

 

 

Our Castle Defense PvP battle — “Castle Arena” battle for the land of Luzern, Switzerland starts in Jan 2022 with 5000 NFT Castles, players, guilds. The biggest fun part would be watching the highlights of the Esports match of the day. So keeping this in mind we have decided to recruit professional eSports Broadcasters in different languages. Successfully recruited broadcasters will be compensated in USD or EUR with bonus as a contractor of Emoji Games. To sign up for a professional eSports Broadcasters program please fill the form below.

Pocket Arena Esports Broadcasters Recruitment Form

 

Introducing Castle Defense Guilds – Castle Defense Warriors

 

 

In our first Castle Defense guild introduction, we are proud to introduce “Castle Defense Warriors”. Headed by Guild Manager “Martyn” and assisted by Assistant Guild Manager “Khughe”, Post-Covid is opening a new era of Esports and bringing worldwide gamers together. Pocket Arena Team is proud that we are at the forerunners in this new path. We welcome new guilds from different countries. The min. required guild members for a guild establishment are 20 people.  

Guild Applicationhttps://s.pocketarena.io/2YW4O24

Pocket Arena has been featured on Cointelegraph, the leading international crypto media.

 

As it currently stands, there is a lot of hype around the metaverse concept. While market excitement exists, fundamental considerations are still being overlooked, namely, the desire for others to be a part of it. Would the metaverse need to be futuristic in context, closer to the real world, composed of online avatars or designed for gamers? Surprisingly, among the top answers is esports. Here’s why.

Read the full article here:

https://cointelegraph.com/news/play-to-earn-nft-gaming-portal-and-platform-combines-the-metaverse-with-esports-to-encourage-participation

Castle Arena New Revenue Share Structure

This article will highlight the updated XP share structure in NFT Castle Defense and Castle Arena. Before we discuss the XP flow, let’s talk about the concept of Land,Castle Arena and how they are co-related to each other. 

Land in Castle Arena

If you own an NFT Castle, you are entitled to receive land for your castle for free. With this land you can fight battles with an aim to acquire your opponents land and earn passive income from that captured land. 

To know more about the introduction of land to Castle Arena read the article below.

Land Map Viewer and Land Selection

The new XP share structure

XP are in-game experience points earned in Castle Defense mainly through Daily Challenges, PVE Stage and Castle Arena. The figure below shows the new XP share structure for Castle Arena

To understand how the new XP share works, we will break down the figure below into the following sections:

 

  • XP Earned and distributed through Daily Challenges and PVE (Player versus Environment) stage.
  • XP Earned and distributed through Castle Arena.
  • XP distributed according to the Player and the Castle Owner contract.
  • Using Player XP in case of insufficient Arena Pool XP

 

 

XP Earned and distributed through Daily Challenges and PVE (Player versus Environment) stage.

As mentioned earlier in Castle Defense, XP’s are earned through Daily Challenges and PVE (Player versus Environment) stages. All XP’s earned here are immediately stored in the Arena Pool.

 

From the Arena Pool, 80% of XP will be distributed to the Arena XP, which will later be used for entry fee for Castle Arena, and 20% to the Castle XP, which will be used for Castle update. But this Castle XPs will expire after 180 days.

XP Earned and distributed through Castle Arena.

In Castle Arena there is no limit on the number of matches hence no limit on the XP earning capacity. You can set your own attack and defense in Castle Arena. If the attacker wins the match, he gains the opponents lands and both entry fee XPs and if the defender wins, he gets both entry fee XPs. The same is highlighted in the figure below.

After winning, 90% XP will be distributed to the Temporary Space and 10% XP will be distributed to the Public Pool. 

From which, the 90% is converted into 100% and then from that, 20% goes back into the Arena Pool supply, and then the remaining 80% is distributed to the Castle owner and player as shown below.

XP distributed according to the Player and the Castle Owner contract.

Continuing from the above figure, 80% XP is distributed between the Owner of the NFT Castle and the Player in accordance to the terms agreed in the contract. 

Talking about the public pool in Castle Arena, the 10% is converted into 100% and then every 24 hours, the XPs will be automatically distributed between current landowners. 

The distribution breakdown of how much XP goes into each area of land is shown below. 

The land in each area is divided as follows:

It’s important to note that there are less land slots available for higher tiered lands. So, the XP percentage from the public pool is split between fewer castles, hence why the king land slots, shown here with 3%, is the most powerful in the game.

Using Player XP in case of insufficient Arena Pool XP

If the Arena Pool does not have enough XP for Castle Arena, the player can use its own XP (The participation ratio is 2:1. This means that to use player XP once, you have to play 2 times with Arena Pool XP) and in this case, the distribution breakdown is different. 

85% XP will be distributed to the player, 5% will be distributed to the castle owner and 10% will be distributed to the Arena Pool. 

$POC Trading Competition - 3rd Run

The $POC Trading Competition — 2nd Run has ended on 23rd December 2021. Congratulations to the winners below. 

As announced earlier, we are now launching the 3rd run of the $POC Trading Competition. 

$POC Trading Competition — 3rd Run

The end of the 1st and the 2nd run of the $POC Trading Competition brought about the introduction of the 3rd round. The 3rd round has already started from 23rd Dec 2pm UTC. 

In this round, we will reward the Top 5 Buyers and Holders of $POC from 30th November 2021 to 3rd January 2020 with the highly valued NFTCastles with XP included as listed below. 

Please note, there will be no daily winners in the 3rd run of the $POC Trading Competition. The 3rd run will end on 3rd January 2022 at 2PM UTC.

Direct link to buy POC on PancakeSwap

You can click the PancakeSwap link here and view the BUSD/POC trading pair directly. Please add POC and BUSD once you are prompted to add them in your Metamask when you do the trade/swap.

Winners Announcement

The final winners will be announced on 4rd January 2020 on https://twitter.com/pocketarena. The winners can claim the prizes by sending an email to service@pocketarena.com with the PA ID and the full wallet address. After the address verification, we will send the Castles to the user’s account directly. Note : Winners are required to claim Castle prizes by 10 Jan 2022 at the latest. If you claim later than 10 Jan 2022, your prize entitlements will be forfeited. 

More information about $POC 

Total/max. supply of $POC = 1,000,000,000 POC and the current circulating supply of $POC is 759,970. The 90% of LP Tokens at PancakeSwap are locked.

  • About the Pocket Arena Team (Emoji Games GmbH). 
  • Swiss mobile game developer http://emojigames.io since 2005. 
  • Partner of many giant companies — Samsung Mobile, Facebook etc.
  • Profitable company with current ARR 4m$. 
  • Current Daily Active Users of Pocket Arena : 10,000
  • Retention Rate : 46% 
  • Top countries of users : Philippines, Vietnam, India, South Korea, US
  • $POC main investors: Signum Capital, LD Capital, Unanimous Capital. See more details here.

Start trading $POC NOW: s.pocketarena.io/3xIKNsQ 

DEXtool info: s.pocketarena.io/3xU1jpQ

 

NFT Emoji Avatar for NFT Castle Town

The first edition of 100 NFT Emoji Avatars are coming to NFT Castle Town!

NFT Castle Town in the virtual city of Luzern is an exclusive area for peace and commercial activities. Whilst most of land plots (such as Forest, Desert, Snow, Fantasy) will be Esports battlefields, there will be no furious battles happening here in the City land(Castle Town) as this area is for inhabitants to settle down and go about their daily city lives in the Pocket Arena Metaverse. As published in our previous article, this NFT Castle Town will constitute the Pocket Arena Metaverse where NFT town buildings will be built in Q1 2022. $POC (including XP) will be used as a sole cryptocurrency of all Pocket Arena Metaverse ecosystem from Jan 2022 onwards.

 

In order to bring the Pocket Arena Metaverse to life, we are excited to introduce NFT Emoji Avatars to represent yourself and express your characters and emotions in NFT Castle Town.

By default the basic Avatar (two characters only) can be rented for all Castle town inhabitants, like below.

We are in the process of minting different NFT Emoji Avatars to represent various personalities and feelings. These NFT Emoji Avatars will be initially on sale by Emoji Games at the price of 98 EUR in January 2022. The avatars move like a 3D character which will enable various movements.

 

 

Initial examples of NFT Emoji Avatars. The first 100 edition will be published by the 2nd week of Feb 2022 

NFT Emoji Avatars will be gamified via our game studio and earn XP. Anyone will be able to create, gamify & monetize own NFT avatar, powered by POC.

Also, like the NFT Castle, each NFT Emoji Avatar will have its own serial number to ensure only limited numbers are minted. The NFT Emoji Avatar will also be tradable P2P in the NFT marketplace.

We are starting a special reservation event for the FIRST 100 unique NFT Avatars on a first-come-first-serve basis for those who buy min.1000 USD of $POC and stake for 3 months

How To Reserve the first 100 edition of NFT Emoji Avatar

1. Purchase min. 1000 USD of $POC at Pancakeswap starting from 23 Dec 2021 — Your purchase should be from 23 Dec 21 onwards. Click here to the POC-BUSD pair link on Pancakeswap.

2. Fill out the NFT Emoji Avatar Reservation Form to request the reservation ticket.

3. We will confirm to you the successful reservation via our customer email (service@pocketarena.com) in a few days.

AND then, as soon as the $POC staking system is live in Jan 2022, you can proceed with the staking of the $POC you purchased worth of min. USD 1’000. Note: The rewards would be at 130% APR for 3 months of $POC staking.

$POC Staking system (connecting your Metamask) is currently under development. The system will go live in late Jan 2022 under the Pocket Arena website — the exact date will be announced a few days prior to the launch.

The first 100 editions of NFT Emoji Avatar will be published and available for your selection by the 2nd week of Jan 2022. The 100 reservation ticket holders can choose their preferred avatar by ordering their ticket numbers.

Terms and Conditions apply

  • You need to hold the purchased POC until the staking is completed in Jan 202. Your NFT Emoji avatar will be sent to your account after the staking is complete and after you pay EUR98.
  • The submitted wallet address that bought POC in Google Form should stay the same by the time of staking the POC in Jan 2022. If the address is changed, you will no longer be eligible.
  • We will inform you of the closing of this event once the first 100 applications are successfully reserved.
  • This reservation ticket is not a lottery, but this is a 100% guaranteed ticket to purchase one of the first 100 NFT Emoji Avatars at 98EUR under this terms.
  • 100 unique avatars will be available for your selection in Jan 2022 (Dates to be decided)
  • The earlier your reservation ticket number is, the wider selection you can enjoy to choose your preferred avatar from the selection list. Once you are reserved successfully, we will send you the confirmation via your email.
  • The selection will be communicated via email by order of the ticket number. You will need to send us your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4rth, 5th priority from the selection list. If you do not reply within 24 hours, then you can still select, but the next ticket numbers will have a selection choice earlier than you.
  • One account with one unique wallet address will get a successful reservation ticket

Castle Defense Items Upgrade Guide

In-game item upgrades are important if you want to progress from one level to another in any game. Upgrades give you an extra edge over the competition and allows you to strategically plan your attack.

Castle Defense fans will know the two popular characters of our flagship game. The Knight and the Wizard, who are essential in battling across various land stages of the game along with the Cannon Tower and the Lightning Tower.

We have now introduced crucial item upgrades to these in-game characters and towers. With these upgrades the characters and towers can now be equipped with gear to increase their power, customize their abilities, and unlock new abilities.

In this post we will talk about the Knight, the Wizard and the towers featured in Castle Defense and their items upgrade. Read to know more.

What is a Knight?

Brave Knights will fend off a spectrum of monsters marching towards your castle. Nothing is better than a traditional mounted armored soldier when it comes to close combat. Equip this defender with multiple items in order to enhance his battle abilities, both offensively and defensively.

What is a Wizard?

Gallant Wizards will cast powerful spells on enemy hordes and protect your castle from damage. Wizards come in handy when resisting attacking monsters from a distance. As you progress in the game, you can equip the Wizard with various items by using your XPs, upgrading his abilities as well.

Knights Retrofit Upgradable Items

There are five items if a player wants to upgrade the Knight. The items available are as follows:

Knight’s Sword

A steel sword that’s designed for battles against monsters.

Iron Helmet 

The helmet covers the head of the Knight and offers a great protection against damage.

Iron Amour

A steel chest that’s designed for brave knights who battle monsters at the forefront.

Iron Boots

A pair of heavy iron boots better suited for knights.

Knight’s Ring

A rare piece of jewelry that brings immortality to its wearer.

Wizards Retrofit Upgradable Items

There are five items if a player wants to upgrade the Wizard. The items available are as follows:

Wooden Wand

A staff made from the branch of an ancient tree which holds vast magical powers.

Wizard Hood

A mystic hat, made specifically for wizards, to boost their attack speed.

Fabric Robe

An exclusive robe for wizards that protect them from various dangers.

Leather Boots

A pair of leather boots better suited for wizards.

Book of Fire

A book containing a powerful magic of fire for magicians.

Cannon Tower

Cannon Towers are very effective against ground attacks, but cannot defend against aerial attacks. By equipping with the Destruction Machine item, Cannon Tower can be upgraded to a Destruction Machine which reinforces the bomb shrapnel to pierce through a huge part of enemies’ armor. 

Lightning Tower

Lightning Towers are very effective against aerial attacks, but less effective against ground attacks. By equipping Storm Tower item, Lightning Towers can be upgraded which inturn  improves the chain power and range, as well as create a static field around itself to strike all incoming enemies at max level.The amount of damage and attack range of a lightning tower is more than that of a cannon tower.

XP required to upgrade Castle Defense Items

XP is required in order to upgrade the knight, wizard and towers with additional items. These upgraded items will enhance damage, attack speed and range thereby allowing players to complete land battle stages and progress to the next round.

The following table below lists out the amount of XP required to upgrade the Knight, Wizard, Cannon Tower and Lightning Tower.

 

NFT Castle purchase with $POC, New stage opening, Guild update and more this week.

 

A lot of activities were kick started as we entered the last month of the year. In this round up we have covered the key developments that happened in the past week. Read to know more.

Great News – You can buy #NFTCastles with $POC from Jan 2022! 

 

Benefits of $POC (wPOC) Payment:

  1. Max castle price can be increased up to € 3,000.
  2. Current 6 weeks waiting period for withdrawal will be lifted. 

More benefits of paying with $POC are coming! The exact date of $POC payment will be announced in Jan. 

$POC Trading Competition – 2nd Run

 

Followed by the success of the 1st run of $POC trading competition, we are happy to announce the 2nd run has started from 16th Dec 2pm UTC to 23rd Dec 2PM UTC. The 3rd run will be continued immediately after the completion of the 2nd run. Now there are two categories in the 2nd run of the $POC Trading Event. Daily Prizes and Final Prizes. 

Read the full article here: https://medium.com/pocketarena/poc-trading-competition-2nd-run-8945b85eecd

See the winners list of the 1st trading competition – NOTE : All winners are required to claim the castles before 10th Jan 2022. Castle Arena will be starting mid Jan 2022 and your rights to claim the Castle prizes will be forfeited if you claim later than 10th Jan 2022.

 

NOW OPEN – New stages in Castle Defense and the difficulties of stage 21/22 have been eased

 

Last week we announced the much awaited opening of new stages in Castle Defense. Stages 24-26 are open and live. The stage opening has also brought about an introduction to 4 new monsters namely Ancient Gargoyle, Elder Centaur, Galio and Hell Demon. 

Also we are glad to inform you that the difficulties of Stage 21 and 22 have been eased after hearing much feedback from you. We hope now it is more enjoyable. 

Take a look at the announcement here:

https://twitter.com/pocketarena/status/1471465275837067274

Castle Arena Guild Update

It’s great to see more guilds being established. Last week we added Russia, South Africa as our 2 additional guild nationalities to Castle Arena. Also, we have reduced the minimum requirement for guild members from 30 to 20 people.  

Read the update here:

https://twitter.com/pocketarena/status/1471448474830917633

We support PH guilds who are in difficult situations after Odette hit

We are currently communicating via Guild Managers or Assistant Guild Managers based in the Philippines to find out the current status of the guild members. Still many of them are not able to get in touch. We wish and pray for all our PH players. Stay safe and strong and return to Castle Arena battle in Jan 2022 and have fun together with us! 

$POC Trading Competition - 2nd Run

Our team at Pocket Arena has been busy introducing events to engage and give back to our community. One of the event was the $POC Trading Event which was created to celebrate the successful launch of $POC on PancakeSwap. Winners (Daily winners + Biggest buyers) won #NFTCastles.

NFT Castles are a precious commodity in the Pocket Arena ecosystem. 5000 of such NFT Castles have been sold out at an initial price of 49 EUR/98 EUR, 3 months ago and now they are being traded at a rate as high as 800 EUR (depending on the XP and the castle number).

NFT Castle P2P trading will be available from Jan 2022 onwards. The trading will also be in $POC and the maximum price of trading an NFT Castle will be raised to 3000 EUR.

The staking and the lottery system will also be implemented in Jan 2022.

Direct link to buy POC on PancakeSwap

You can click the link below and view the BUSD/POC trading pair directly. Please add POC and BUSD once you are prompted to add them in your Metamask when you do the trade/swap.

https://pancakeswap.finance/swap?inputCurrency=0xe9e7cea3dedca5984780bafc599bd69add087d56&outputCurrency=0x1b6609830c695f1c0692123bd2fd6d01f6794b98

$POC Trading Event — 2nd run

The 2nd run of the $POC Trading Event is here. Followed by the success of the 1st run of $POC trading competition, we are happy to announce the 2nd run has started from 16th Dec 2pm UTC to 23rd Dec 2PM UTC. The 3rd run will be continued immediately after the completion of the 2nd run.

1. Daily Prizes: There will be daily prizes in the form of NFT Castles, for the biggest buyer and holder of the day during the last 24 hours. The cut-off times and each NFT Castle number is allocated for the daily prizes category is as follows.

2. Final Prizes: This category is further split into 2 sections. It consists of top 5 buyers and holders and top 5 trading volume makers (Buy and sell) during this time frame from 16 Dec 2PM UTC until 23 Dec 2PM UTC.  The top 5 winners of each category can choose their preferred castle among the list by the order of rank. 

The final winners will be announced on 24th Dec 2022 on https://twitter.com/pocketarena. The winners can claim the prizes by sending an email to service@pocketarena.com with the PA ID and the full wallet address. After the address verification, we will send the Castles to the user’s account directly.

For the final prize winners of the 1st Run (from 09th Dec — 16th Dec) as well as the 2nd Run, if you hold the purchased $POC without selling until the 3rd run ends, then 5 special valued NFT castles will be rewarded to the top 5 holders additionally.

Pocket Arena Evolves Into Esports-based Metaverse

The Metaverse tends to be a buzzword for many successful early-stage projects. 

However, what would be the driving force that motivates people to go to the Metaverse and why would people want to spend substantial time and money in the metaverse, especially gamers? Simply put, the answer is ESPORTS.

When it comes to gamers, the Metaverse makes more sense when it is combined with furious battles against other players and real rewards from gameplay. This is the core element of driving gamers into the Metaverse.

Without the introduction of eSports, the Metaverse can be considered a boring shopping center with only spending opportunities, no earning potential, and no competitions.

As for Castle Arena, our upcoming virtual land in Luzern will have 6 different land tiers that NFT Castle owners will be allocated to. As Pocket Arena is truly dedicated in valuing Esports players, we decided not to sell land plots, but rather provide land plots to be taken and benefitted by Esports players and guilds. This was decided from the initial game design.

We believe in rewarding good gaming skills exhibited by pro-players, while not being too commercial by selling land only to those who have enough capital. That is the Esports spirit and the philosophy of the team behind Pocket Arena.

Our journey so far and the plan ahead:

  • Our flagship game, Castle Defense, has 7-8k Daily Active Users from all over the world. The top 5 countries include Philippines, Vietnam, US, India and Thailand (data current as of 24th November 2021).
  • Fresh 5000 NFT Castles (98 EUR per Castle) have been sold out organically. Currently, only P2P Castle Markets are available for sale at the price range of EUR 400-500 (with a max EUR 500 price cap) depending on the embedded value of each Castle (e.g. XP).
  • In Dec 2021, the initial 5000 castle owners will be allocated land plots in Luzern, Switzerland for free. The lower their castle number is, the more central land they can choose. There the castle owners can earn passive XP income from the land they battle and win over from PvP battle. 
  • Castle Arena (another name “Guild Wars”) will be kicking off in Jan 2022. In total 99 Guilds will be formed for the Luzern battle. The Castle owners can ally with guilds to defend their land. The new XP revenue share and the mechanism will be as below.

 

NFT Town Center in Q1 2022

Within the city of 183 land plots, there will be only 28 Castles placed for battle. The 155 plots of the majority land plots are designated as the NFT TOWN CENTER, where the Metaverse components will be introduced. 

The Town Center will be a settlement zone for people to do business and trade rather than fight furious battles. Within the City, only 28 Castle owners can attack the King. The “King” land (marked in red) will consist of 4 land plots and there will be only ONE castle owner who could take this “Kingship”.

 

 

Town Center will consist of NFT buildings, such as a city hall, pharmacy, church, restaurant, cafe, school, casino, metal mining district etc. These town buildings and elements will be implemented as NFTs and available for sale and trade. 

The users of these NFT buildings will have to pay a tax or fee for their usage. One of the most interesting components of the Town Center would be a “mining district”, which is the place to mine basic metal resources to build weapons and equipment for knights (players).

Of course outside of the City, there will be lots of PvP battles going on. Additionally, in most land plots, there will be some NFT decorative items that users can purchase and trade to decorate their land plot to attract good ESports players. 

Most importantly, for all the NFT items trading, $POC will become the key cryptocurrency to be implemented under the Pocket Arena economy within Q1 2022.