Ask for innovation & the HIVE blockchain is a buzz with potential insight. By far HIVE blockchains greatest strength is us its users, when collaborating & cooperating HIVE accomplishes what a singular individual cant.
We the HIVE users have our part to do, making sure the HIVE Projects get the attention we feel they deserve. For this reason todays write up goes over Crypto Shots, Hashkings, & Splinterlands / Splinterforge.
As always there is an NFT giveaway for both WAX / HIVE P2E collections, to WAX wallet users, & a #stashpass Weedcash (HIVE) giveaway for HIVE wallet users.
Instructions on how to participate in the NFT giveaways can be found at the end of the write up, as well as a WAX Airdrop URL claimable by the first WAX wallet user to click the link.
An unbelievably smooth FPS (First Person Shooter) PVE (Player Versus Environment) P2E (Play 2 Earn) on HIVE, WAXP, & ETH Crypto Shots is truly special blockchain game.
Kicking myself because this projects been around for months & I'm finally getting around to testing Crypto Shots.
For starters the graphic fatality isn't bad for a browser based title (PC), a 3d FPS with the ability to have a controller auto detected by the game. Just that statement is rare in Blockchain games, but Crypto Shots goes so much further.
Feeling almost like an unreal tournament, a mid era doom title, marathon, counterstrike, or quake from like Gen 7 consoles (XBOX360, PS3).
All this with a smooth game interface + Crypto Shots is also monetized with its assets tied into WAX, HIVE, & ETH.
HIVE wallet assets shown above👆 WAX assets Below👇
The Blockchain aspects alone are actually quite impressive in their own right, portal systems for NFTs are not simplistic, & the players account has access to all NFTs in game from paired wallets, so if you have NFTs on any of your wallets HIVE, ETH, or WAX you can use them in game.
Now enough geek speak (fun part) lets take a look at the Game play itself.
2 Game types both of which are PVE, the higher difficulty you choose the higher rewards for each kill.
Not great with multi tasking so I'm writing this & getting screen grabs while playing sorry for the hit or miss quality.
The game has on the Kill them all game type an Oxygen Meter which acts as a timer however you can pay to top it up if it runs out.
Now lets go over the games crypto BOOM, MARS, & PROX
You earn BOOM playing level 0 (base matches)
Assume you where to cash out BOOM to HIVE for instance, BOOM has to be swapped for DOOM the HIVE token.
I cant find MARS on HIVE so I'm assuming it needs to be implemented, that or just my error in understanding the system.
When the only way I can find errors, is when I go looking for them, the projects damn solid, to put that in perspective, Ubisoft made NFTs for Ghost recon which appeared to be a train wreck from the start.
Crypto Shots represents a solid integration of blockchain & NFTs into a game which by my verdict makes their developers, much more competent then Ubisoft which is a AAA Game company.
I make it my prerogative to draw as much attention I can in my off time to projects like Crypto Shots that display commendable talent.
In my busy schedule lately I hadn't paid enough attention to Crypto Shots, in my last HIVE post & giveaways 👇featuring Crypto Shots their staff was kind enough to reach out to me.
Going so far as to send some NFTs to my WAX & HIVE wallet, for future NFT giveaways.
Truly thanks for the NFT donation @cryptoshots.nft its appreciated.
If you want to check out Crypto Shots your self they can be found via the URL below.
As for the aforementioned WAX NFT giveaways details on how to participate are located at the end of every write, as well as a WAX NFT airdrop URL claimed by the first reader to click it containing 5 NFTs.
Now no joke I'm writing this over a week, one of my few critiques was accessibility its something HIVE NFTs struggle with.
The Crypto Shots project was just added to NFTmart HIVE Blockchains larger NFT market, basically read my mind, just damn.
HIVE NFT market
WAX NFT market
Great game I have no notes, Crypto Shots A+ work.
Hashkings XP !QUEENS & !KINGS
Hashkings has been getting their projects marketing on point recently, with introductions of a few new mechanics like a refined XP system & HIVE !BOT commands.
Much like post curation offered by @hk-curation the BOT commands !KING & !QUEEN serve as advertising for the title, also serving as a reward for their supporters.
Due to the way the Hashkings !BOT commands are triggered XP of the players avatar is becoming increasingly important.
This is why the joint crafting system is out, & the XP store is in.
Say you get EXP or BUDS & want to Level up your avatar, what do you do?
In game you click the crafting menu Icon shown highlighted below
This may change but at time of writing you get to the XP store via the crafting icon.
EXP & XP are a 1 to 1, I believe based on testing the system.
EXP can be earned by having someone trigger the !KING or !QUEEN bot command on your HIVE content (more details later).
Once you use the XP store IE paid for XP you will be sent one of these NFTs with the XP balance purchased specified, & this NFT can be found in your inventory.
Consume this NFT (burn it in game) & your equipped avatar NFT will gain the specified amount of XP.
Now Hash Queens & Kings can issue bot commands via HIVE comments using the commands...
You have to have the following for this !BOT command to work.
Your equipped avatar has to have the following XP levels for aforementioned bot commands.
There is more then one way to trigger !QUEEN / !KING bot however.
By staking Hashkings BUDS the player gets another Hashkings crypto BUDSX, the amount of BUDSX is the BUDS staked.
Fun fact BUDSX or Staked BUDS uses a coin design created by me @chubb149
Yaaas Hash Queens either bot command 👆 works
Prizes given by the bots have a 20% chance of occurring, everyone triggers one of the prizes outlined above.
Speaking of games going hard in the paint on updates, Hash Kings dropped the cost of the avatar combination via Merge game mechanic.
So Forge has competition its going by Merge & avatar NFT merging just became free, forge is still the paid option with higher bonuses.
Official post 👆
Click the circled option labeled Merge shown above on the Hashkings menu in game.
To be clear Merge is the new free version they still offer forge which is the paid version with higher bonuses.
Gen 3 Packs are criminally cheap right now on the P2P HIVE crypto trading DEXs.
Like Hive-Engine TribalDex for instance
Splinterlands / Splinterforge
NFTs getting used in 2 separate videogames?
Yes indeed Splinterlands NFTs being used in Splinterforge is how it happens.
For those unaware Splinterlands a HIVE P2E has assets particularly card NFTs that get used in Splinterforge another HIVE P2E.
The objective in Splinterforge is much akin to a Splinterlands Boss Run the game community participates in collectively.
Those that played before February 15th Splinterforge was in alpha now the rewards are real and live, traditionally alpha builds are still unmonetized as the game is still in the testing phase.
Having participated in many, Blockchain Game Alpha Build tests I can attest to the regularity of such a concept.
Splinterforge using Splinterlands NFTs I hope is the beginning of such tie in projects on HIVE, tie in projects like this are a rather prevalent trend on WAX NFT collections.
Good HIVE NFT buys
Just some observations on HIVE NFT projects, readers may want to look into, this should not be considered investment advice, I'm not a financial advisor, always do your own research before investing.
Rare Hero NFTs for infernal coliseum listed at 2 HIVE each
With very little colterol you can set up a near unbeatable team.
The Hashkings Weekly Lotto system
Hashkings BUDSX has HKGEN3 airdrop associated with BUDSX ownership.
When you can get this stuff at a steel why not own several billion?
I have opened several HKGEN3 packs from this already.
Getting this daily 👆 at the time of writing for owning 57,857,022 BUDSX like $4 USD on the high side lately.
Although a few weeks back it shot to several Million Dollars for a few minutes, so the market it be volatile.
Crypto word of the day
Buidl I like it, the reason, because F*ck English.
All seriousness BUIDL sorta gets at the philosophy of current crypto supporters, we may be a little off, however those whom stick it out become helpful, loyal, & supportive.
So help Buidl up a crypto project or 2, Its what I always, at least attempt to do.
Content creators obsolete?
The results while ultimately missing nuance, is still serviceable, not to mention the AI shows ethical integrity.
From AI generating art like Dall-e or scripts / write ups via ChatGPT, these are creative endeavors only made possible via bulk data colection.
While humbling to know AI is close to catching up to my GIF stat
Ethical implications of this level of computational power need to be a discussion sooner rather then latter.
WAX NFT Giveaway Instructions
Every time I post on HIVE I do a few NFT giveaways, the first & larger 5 count WAX NFT airdrop URL which goes to the first user to click the link.
The next 5 WAX NFTs are given away to the first 5 users to comment their WAX wallet address, once I see the comment Ill send you a single WAX NFT followed by a reply stating I have done so. This is for the first 5 users only to leave their WAX address in the comments.
WAX web wallet adds a fee for new wallet creation?
When we have questions no one thought to ask, like how to avoid WAX web wallets 5 WAX fee, reddit already has the answer.
You can send an email to WAX Support: firstname.lastname@example.org, they would help you bypass the fee.
Bam problem solved, the full reddit post can be found below.
Now bellow is the WAX web wallet once again free to sign up for with the workaround above.
Special Thanks to Crypto Shots
As mentioned earlier the staff at Crypto Shots where nice enough to provide some NFTs for future NFTs giveaways such as this one featured in this write up.
Crypto Shots is a Polychain P2E with NFTs on HIVE, WAX, & ETH the following airdrop URL & 5 WAX NFT giveaway is conducted using WAX wallets.
WAX Airdrop URL
The first WAX wallet user to click the following link claims the 5 WAX NFT airdrop for free.
These NFTs are a part of the HIVE, WAX, & ETH P2E Crypto Shots check out this fantastic FPS PVE style blockchain game via the link below.
Miss the Big drop?
Dont worry I have 5 more WAX NFTs to giveaway with this post simply shout out your WAX wallet address in the comments.
Stash Pass Weedcash NFT giveaway
Every time I post anything on HIVE I do several NFT giveaways, one such giveaway is my #stashpass NFT giveaway.