What is the goal when playing The Machines Arena?
The goal of the game is to have fun with your friends, be casual or competitive and climb the leaderboard ladder, progress in PVE, and earn Digital Collectibles.
What is in the Early Access of The Machines Arena?
We believe in player-driven iterative game development, so the game includes a variety of PvE and PvP game modes in various stages of development. Some are quite early stages and tagged “Alpha,” while others are at our current Closed Beta stage, and new game modes as a result of a single sprint of work.
Can I engage with developers and provide feedback and bug reports?
Yes, we have a Discord server where we reside, and it has systems and channels to provide feedback, bug reports, and participate in playtest events.
How long will you be in Early Access, and how often is it updated?
We expect to be in various stages of Closed Beta, Open Beta, and Soft Launch in limited territories for quite a while as we are experimenting with new technologies.
Is my progress saved during updates and between seasons?
With seasons there is a regular reset of certain game systems, which has become quite common. Your progress might also be reset between stages major stages, ie from Closed Beta to Open Beta. Your purchases do not reset, but vanity purchases are not active yet.
Will The Machines Arena stop being Free-to-Play when the game leaves Early Access?
No, while various in-app purchases will be added over time, and seasonals, we remain Free-to-Play.
How is blockchain, NFT, or cryptocurrency used in this product?
We use blockchain technology to give players control over the rewards and achievements they have earned, allowing the player to sell their Digital Collectibles or keep them. The game does not currently use cryptocurrency, but trading collectibles on external marketplaces may require it.
What utility does this bring to the product?
The Machines Arena has expanded its game modes to include blockchain technology which will power Digital Collectibles.
Does this product require me to connect an external wallet? What wallets does this product support?
You are currently not required to connect an external wallet to play any game modes during Early Access, but some future game modes will require a Ronin compatible wallet if you want to hold your own passes and Digital Collectibles.
Can I use the product without interacting or engaging with blockchain, NFT, or cryptocurrency?
Yes, you do not have to own a wallet or buy any NFTs or cryptocurrency to play TMA. There will be passes and mints of Digital Collectibles in the form of NFTs in the future that unlock further utility and game modes, than are the base free game modes.
What chain does this product use? Is the chain proof-of-work or proof-of-stake?
TMA uses the Ronin EVM chain built for gaming to store digital collectibles. Ronin is a Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) chain built by Sky Mavis, creators of the Axie Infinity universe of games.
Does this product have a marketplace? What can I do with the things that I earn (or purchase)?
A marketplace is currently unavailable inside TMA, as Digital Collectibles will be freely tradable between players on external Ronin marketplaces.