With our Vulkania.io dashboards fully operational and stress tested it is time to now share the vision of what Vulkania is to become and compound on the elements that have led to our current success.As part of our long term strategy, Vulkania will be adding a brand new concept to our application, called Vulkania Crypto League.
What is the Vulkania Crypto League?The Vulkania Crypto League is an interactive management-style game that uses the performance of a player’s “team” of tokens to determine that user’s position among other players on a leaderboard. Through project selection and use of unique boosts applied to the player’s “team” of tokens, players strategize how to achieve higher scores in an attempt to climb the leaderboard and win VLK tokens as well as the tokens of our listed partners participating as sponsors to the game events.The Vulkania Crypto League will be built directly into our existing application, but will exist in its own section of the site. We want to ensure that those that enjoy Vulkania.io for its robust and elegantly displayed data can still use the site for their due diligence and monitoring needs without gamified elements crowding up their screen. The game will be available to all users should they decide to explore it.
The BasicsThe alpha version is currently under development and all mechanics listed in this article could change. However, we are confident the details we share with you today in this article (among many others to come) represents what you can expect when the game releases.A “team” of 5 projects currently listed on Vulkania.io is assembled. Players receive 4 of the 5 projects at random; the 5th project is selected by the player.Players earn or lose points based on each individual project’s performance within their team based on 3 criteria:
- The percentage change in the price.
- The percentage change in the total number of transactions.
- The percentage change in vulkania.io dashboard visits.
Performance BoostsTo provide additional player influence to their scores each player will receive “boosts” which are unique cards that apply a bonus to one of the projects. For example, a 50% bonus to dashboard traffic or a 25% bonus to price change. Boosts are provided to the players each day and, when applied, each boost is in effect for 24 hours. Unused boosts do not roll over to the next day so actively managing your team increases the probability of climbing to the top of the leaderboard.There will also be other types of boosts such as allowing players to swap out one of the 4 randomly selected projects with one of their choosing, among others.These boosts provide the primary means of strategy in maximizing a players’ score. The initial iteration will have many useful boosts available to all players. We intend to develop an even more robust list of boosts over time to keep the experience fresh and balance strategic play.
Game Seasons & RoundsThe application will use “seasons” throughout the year in which players will compete in multiple rounds within the season. For example, a “round” will last 10 days, have a 4 day break thereafter and then begin another 10 day round. A “season” would be 6 rounds in total in this example.At the end of the round, that round’s leaderboard will be archived and available for viewing. The next round’s leaderboard will start blank. This way, everyone starts a new round on an even playing field and “whales” do not lock themselves in the top leaderboard position permanently.In addition to earning VLK via performance on the leaderboards, giveaways, lotteries and other VLK reward promotions will be active. This ensures that all players regardless of their team’s performance in the round always have some chance at winning something.
Player TiersTo play, all players will need to connect their wallet. You do not need to confirm or execute any transactions to connect your wallet. You do not need to deposit any VLK to an address you do not control. The wallet connection will be able to safely and securely view your VLK token balance just like when you enter your address into an explorer like bscscan.com.Furthermore, you do not need to pay any VLK to play. In fact, you do not need to own any VLK at all to play. However, owning varying amounts of VLK tokens in the connected wallet does provide unique and powerful benefits to the players.There are 3 tiers that give benefits to players that own VLK in their wallet:
- Bronze — 500 VLK
- Silver — 1,500 VLK
- Gold — 2,500 VLK