🪙 Upcoming changes to Prices & Payments in Rabona

Today we have very exciting news to share with all of you. This is something that we have been discussing for months already, figuring out the best solution—now the time has come to finally share the news and talk about the implementation.

👨‍🔧 1. What will change?

1.1. Removing Payments in HIVE

In the upcoming weeks we will remove the possibility to pay for certain actions using the HIVE currency. Instead, all payments will be done using the in-game 🪙 RBN token.

Below are the actions which will be affected:

  • Reset Training
  • Change Player Type
  • Freeze and Unfreeze Player
  • Unblock Player
  • Heal Injured Player

Previously, these action could either only be paid for using HIVE, or they could be paid for using either RBN or HIVE. In any case, HIVE payment option will no longer be available, and instead you will be able to pay using RBN from your in-game wallet.

At the same time prices of these actions will still be pegged to USD. In other words, if unfreezing the player costs $0.10 in HIVE, now it will also cost around $0.10, but in RBN. When RBN/USD price rises, costs of the actions fall down.

When paying for the action, half of the RBN tokens will be transferred to the Bank of Rabona, and half will be burned (i.e. the tokens will be removed from the circulation).

1.2. New Prices

We will mostly keep old prices for most of the aforementioned actions, but some will now have a different price:

  • Freezing a player will now cost $0.20 instead of $0.10. Unfreezing is kept at $0.10.
  • Unblocking a player from red cards will cost $0.20 for each blocked match.
  • Starter Pack price will increase to $20 instead of the previous $10. The price will still be discounted by 50% during the Beta Phase—this means it will only cost $10. We plan to end the Beta Phase with the release of Tournaments.

The Starter Pack will now also grant 560,000 RBN as the starting funds, instead of the current 280,000. This is due to change in the future, but for now we want to help start out our new users amidst the high inflation of RBN token.

❓ 2. Why are we doing the change?

The change is a part of a much bigger plan to rework and refine the Rabona economy and its financial model to increase the demand for the RBN token and thus increase its value and utility. Future plans of implementing DeFi elements into the game will depend on fine tuning the economy now.

We have also decided that we will be burning 50% of the tokens that are spent for the aforementioned actions, thus introducing an additional deflationary mechanism into the economy.

The change should also benefit our current users, which have trusted us and have been keeping their RBN tokens in the wallet.

🗓️ 3. When will the change be implemented?

We are sharing this information with you before we implement the change, so that you have the time to let us know what you think about the change, how it will affect the game and if it is a good move or not. We want our community to be a part of Rabona. We want to hear your voice!

Having said that, we plan to release the change before the Season 60 starts. This mean that Season 60 will be the first one with the new payment options applied.

This date is not set in stone, though, and we might postpone the change if there is a good reason to. We first want to let the community know about the coming changes and gather the feedback.

⏭️ 4. What are the next plans?

As mentioned, this is only a first step that we will be taking. We are already discussing our next moves and plans for future changes, that will improve the in-game economy and the overall playability of the game.

Currently the team are discussing the possibilities for changing prices of some other actions, especially scouting new players. We will inform you of any plans before we introduce the changes.

We intend for these changes to be done one at a time, at a certain pace, so that we can gradually shift towards the goal of improving Rabona.

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🗨️ Join and contribute to the Rabona Official Feedback Board

As outlined we are very happy to have the feedback board now and saw a lot great contributions from you guys already, thanks for that! The suggestions will keep us busy for the next 24 months at least. This really helps a lot to listen to the community feedback and take it into
account in roadmaps.

The Feedback Board is available at https://rabona.nolt.io. You can post suggestions, vote on suggestions of others, and discuss any of the suggestions to add your voice—and feel free to do so!

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If you have any questions, join our Discord Server, use the comments below or add suggestions to the Rabona Feedback Board.

Thanks to all supporters of Rabona!

— Your Rabona Team: @rondras, @mciszczon and @uwelang

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