Axie Infinity game review | Blockchain (NFT) or Crypto-based

Never have I imagined that P2E (play-to-earn) will happen during my lifetime and I am so grateful to share this opportunity with all of you. With rates getting your ROI (return on investment) in just mos., it really is something to grab even topping almost every business model there is as of the moment.

axie account
axie account


So the game that I am talking about is Axie Infinity. It is an online game where you raise and breed certain kinds of monsters called "axies". It is an NFT (non-fungible token) kind of game where you buy your certified online/digital assets using real money thru cryptocurrency.

P.S. This is a simple review where I hope to explain things using simple words so doing your own research regarding things you don't understand here is highly recommended.

To start things off, the basic things you need to do are the following:

axie home page
axie home page

1. Install the game by visiting their official website here. Simply click the "PLAY NOW" button there and it should prompt a downloadable link depending on where you want to play the game (IOS, Mac OS, Android, or desktop-automatic).


2. Create a Metamask account and a Ronin wallet (chrome extension). They are both a kind of cryptocurrency wallet that will allow you to hold and transfer digital assets/funds. Metamask is more for storage and account key matters while Ronin will serve as your digital passport or boarding pass to use the cryptocurrency so you can interact (buy/sell/trade) in the online marketplace.


3. Funding your account. There are many ways to do this but of course, I will share what I personally did (did it the first time with the help of my cousin Paolo - shoutout Pao! Haha!).  I created accounts on the following platforms too:

> Binance - cryptocurrency exchange platform
> Coins.ph - local online wallet (used this to withdraw earnings)
> GCash - mobile funds or Globe cash (will be used to buy Ethereum cryptocurrency)

The short version of the procedure:

- Loaded GCash funds
- Bought Ethereum (ETH) on Binance via P2P (person-to-person) using the GCash funds
- Transferred ETH from Binance to Metamask
- Transferred ETH from Metamask to Ronin to become WETH (wrapped ETH)

Now, since you already have the currency needed to participate in the Axie marketplace, visit the site and buy your Axies. 

axie marketplace
axie marketplace


* Before buying your "Axies" (which you'll need 3 [three] at the least, by the way), make sure to check their nature, statistics, and action cards. You'll mostly play with them in your first months so make those purchases count. Even if you are buying the ones with the least price when you are in a budget constraint situation, knowing that you got the best option possible at that time won't haunt you in the future. Hehe.

As you can see in the first picture above, I got the BBP combination which consists of the bird, beast, and plant. Some of the current popular choices due to PVP potentials are AAA (3X aqua), AAP (2x aqua, and a plant), or RRP (2x reptile, and a plant). For example, the plant natured axies are usually the front tanky ones or the ones who take the priority damage since they naturally have high health and big shield action cards, but then again, it depends on the particular axie you will buy so make sure to do your homework before making those purchases - statistics still vary per axie with the maximum value at 61.


How do you earn from playing? It is by earning SLP or Smooth Love Potions.

smooth love potion
smooth love potion

There are 3* ways to earn SLPs, and those are via:

1. Doing and finishing daily adventure maps
2. Logging in daily when you finish all the daily tasks
3. Doing PVP or person-vs-person battles and winning it

+ Finishing certain adventure maps (Lv. 21 & 36)
+ Breeding is another topic

Then, you can exchange those SLPs for real money or convert them to other cryptocurrencies as per your need.


How much was my first earning? It was P19,636.50 or $490 (for $1 to P40) for the first 15 days. The daily SLP then was at 150 pcs. but now, it is down to roughly around 75 pcs. per day. One of the important factors too before cashing out is the SLP value which is dependent on many factors including but not limited to the performance of the game and the cryptocurrency it belongs to. 

slp encashment
slp encashment


The verdict? It's definitely worth it. It is like a side hustle that pays big. At first, it will take around 2-4 hours of playing per day but as you go along and level up your axies, the less time you need to play it daily. As the game still develops, more changes will come but the benefits are already rewarding so I am quite excited for the future of the game. Are you?

I am just happy making my time more productive so hopefully, I brought something helpful to you too. See you in the Axie community!

P.S. I'll update this post when I get back my ROI and might include a link regarding a new blockchain game that might have the potential to be the second crypto-based game we all can earn from.




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Axie Infinity game review | Blockchain (NFT) or Crypto-based Axie Infinity game review | Blockchain (NFT) or Crypto-based Reviewed by Michael on August 23, 2021 Rating: 5

12 comments:

  1. I love axie! I have Aqua-beast-plant but with the current change I think Reptile-aqua-plant will be my next team! I'm hooked!

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  2. I am not really a game player, but this was interesting to read! Thanks for the review.

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  3. I'm not really a game player but your review/breakdown was interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. It's interesting how the gaming industry is heading in a new direction that involves monetary rewards. It would be something I'll be doing at all.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting game and a nice side hustle which pays well. The clear and detailed explanation was really helpful to understand about it and how it works. I will be happy to share it with folks who will love this .Wonderful share!

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  6. I have not heard of this before but it sounds like a great opportunity to make extra side money. I'll definitely have to read more about it!

    Maureen

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  7. the game looks fun to play, I think I should give it a try.

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  8. Wow! This is great. Been seeing posts about Axie on my newsfeed most of the time but I had no idea how it works. This post explained it well. Will definitely check this out and hope I can still afford the required "investment"

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  9. I have never heard of this before but it sounds interesting to make some extra money. I will check it out

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  10. Would love to play Axie. I have never played it before but seems like an interesting and intriguing game.

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  11. This is such an awesome review - my nephews would love this game!

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