The evolution of play-to-earn games continues, and the ecosystem is expanding daily. These days when cryptocurrencies are having a hard time, HexRoast is entering the market with a new system called “The Oracle,” which aims to prevent the depreciation of in-game tokens.
HexRoast is a new NFT game focused on esports. The competitive nature of esports requires players to compete on an equal footing. In NFT games, we generally see that players with rarer NFTs are stronger. To find a solution to this problem, HexRoast is designing NFTs in such a way that they do not affect the core of the game. In addition, thanks to The Oracle, the depreciation of in-game tokens is prevented.
HexRoast explains these features of the game in a blog post it published:
“In order to win, the player will have to use all the features of the gameplay and competently use the six available spells based on the situation on the battlefield. They will need to monitor the economy of the match and purchase appropriate game items suitable for certain game situations, as implemented in standard MOBA games. Players will need to use the features of the game arena, its shelters, and elevations and coordinate their actions with teammates.”
As can be understood from the description, HexRoast is a team-oriented MOBA game with all this genre’s usual features. Players need to act as a team and apply tactics according to the course of the game. NFTs and Web3 elements do not determine who will win the game.
HexRoast aims to be a game that is both fun and can use Web3 elements for the long term.
How does The Oracle work?
HexRoast’s in-game tokens serve as a reward for players who win matches. With these tokens, chests are bought in the game, and NFT items come out of these chests. As you know, like every NFT, these can be bought and sold by players.
The Oracle is a system to prevent in-game token inflation. The price of the chests to be purchased from the game market is dynamic. The cost of the chests is determined by the exchange rate, not the token. Let’s explain this with an example for better understanding:
Suppose the price of an in-game coin is ten dollars. Let the crate price be six coins. If a coin drops to 5 dollars, the cost of the chest increases to 12 coins. If it increases to 20 dollars, the price of the chest drops to 3 coins. Thus, the currency equivalent of NFT items, collectibles, and coins that will be released from the chest is protected.
In addition, the game also receives a variable commission from users. A commission of 50% is taken from a user who wants to trade on the first day of the game, and 0% from a player who wants to trade 40 days after starting the game. This whole system aims to preserve retention and a long-term game economy.
HexRoast’s development process continues. It is possible to find more information about the game in the White Paper published by the developer.
Play-to-earn games need an evolution. A fully working system has not yet been established. On the other hand, Web3 games are directly affected by the cryptocurrency markets. As you know, predictability is not possible for these markets either. For this reason, developers are developing new mechanics and trying to build the future of play-to-earn games.