Mining is Live! tl;dr stake your NFTs to start earning $farm! Right this second is literally the highest return you'll get on mining because the pool is fixed and not all the miners have been bought. So, there's never a better time than right this second. Also, there's still some good deals on the Cattle Rancher so you may want to pick her up!
Hey all. This is now a tutorial post for Farm Farmer. We've moved out of Pre-Alpha and we're now in alpha. This is possible because the dynamic mining contract (the one that can use properties of NFTs to define how quickly the NFTs mine) is now in production, successfully tested, and now live for Farm Farmer.
what is Farm Farmer?
FarmFarmer is a demonstration project for Hive-Engine of how gamified yield farming can function on Hive/Hive-Engine. The gameplay is closer to idle games, than something more complex like Splinterlands.
- Purchase NFTs
- Stake NFTs to earn $farm
- Stake farm to earn $farmgov
- Burn $farmgov to change the rate your miners work (the faster the better
Initial distribution and mining power
We're completely sold out of the stone miners, we've sold out of the Computer and Gold Miners that had a discount. We're nearly sold out of the non-discounted computer coders. There are still Cattle Ranchers available at a discount.
Overall, so far we've sold over $6000 of the available value of cards. It's about 10% of the mining power available in the initial layout of the game. Not bad for a pre-alpha!
How to start?
You are encouraged to install Hive-Keychain to login to the website.
If you don't know how to setup keychain you can hop into the Hive-Engine Discord Group.
If you don't know how or don't want to install keychain you can use our "smartlock" feature. It encrypts your keys inside the browser with a pin.
I have keychain installed so all I have to do is type in my username and
login with keychain and it will log me in.
the next step is to purchase NFTs. You can add multiple types of miners to your cart. I'll buy a few grain farmers and horse ranchers. When I click add to cart you can see how my cart now has 2 card types in it.
Now I have payment options.
PayPal and Stripe are services to pay with a credit card. Crypto can also be used. For crypto we accept a long list of Hive-Engine tokens as well as top market cap coins.
After I pay it'll show you it's thinking.
Then you get a success message-
Now I can go into my collection-
I'll choose my Grain Farmer
Then I'll select all the different editions. Notice how when I select them with the red checkbox they also show up in the
When I click on the Queue I have several options-
I can sell them on the market. They trade for swap.hive. I can transfer them to a friend. And I can delegate them. I want to start mining with these, so I'm going to choose delegate.
Once I've chosen to delegate a new screen pops up. You can delegate to yourself or to another account. I'm feeling greedy so I'm going to delegate to myself. I click self and now click delegate. Keychain pops up, the game shows a loading dot and then I can see that they are delegated to muh self.
That's it. That's all I have to do to get them mining $farm.
I'll delegate some of these Horse Ranchers to some little buddies of mine.
They now show up like this.
Right now I have to stake $farm by going into hive-engine and clicking the stake button in my wallet, but we're adding a wallet page to farmfarmer.com so that it's all in the same spot. That should be live this week.
If you stake $farm you'll earn $farmgov.
This will live in the wallet too, but you'll be able to burn $farmgov to change how quickly the NFT miners can farm. You want the ones you own to mine quickly and the ones that others own to mine slowly.
I showed a space game in the works, but I also have a pretty sweet looking fantasy game that I'll get out there soon too.
This one will explore more burn options being implemented into the game and even though I'm starting with 10 characters it'll grow larger over time.
The pack manager contract is coming along. So, hopefully before the end of the year we can start doing pack sales and explore that as well.
So, if you're buying NFTs now there will be lots of things to do with the $farm you earn like stake it, burn it, sell it, or use it to buy NFTs in other games as well! Hive-Engine games like this will typically accept farm at $1 unless I'm prohibited by a partner I work with when launching them.
Right this second is the best time...
The mining pool per year is fixed, but not all the NFTs are sold. Right this second is literally the best time to mine in the life of the game. We're already ~10% sold out and that was before the mining even worked. So, for starters this is the best time to join, and secondly you might not get another time to join because honestly $100k worth of NFTs isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things. We're already sold out completely of 1 NFT and close to the on two of the others. We'll see how long these last!
Anyway, happy mining and congrats to the card owners, first $farm hodlers, and HE team for getting Farm Farm Farming Live!