Cannot win them all... Nextcolony as an investment

in #nextcolony5 months ago

A long time ago in a galaxy far away there was a next colony...

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And a few weeks ago that tale came to an end.

In the beginning there was an investment of 30000 steam by @berniesanders (If I am not mistaken) for a few of the planets making them among the most expensive NFT around in the whole crypto space. The future looked really rosy for this game and I personally put in 500 steem for part of a planet with the @dachcolony group.

In all seasons Dachcolony made it in the top ranks and got some decent rewards who were then divided among the owners of the cards.

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All those transactions plus the last one came to about 330 Steem. So that would make it a loss were it not that the game was fun I had a good time playing it along the way. I also sold some of my DACH tokens along the way and made a nice profit on those. So in the end I am at a little loss but close to break even.

The game also convinced me of the future of NFT and blockchain-based games. This genre really will have a bright future but as with everything, not every one will go on to become successful.

What is important is that we do learn as a community and build upon that. @splinterlands is a good example which is now moving to HIVE as well (good after the whole steem debacle)

I for one am curious to see which games come out that are blockchain-based and how complicated they will get. I also hope to invest in some NFT among the way but most of all I want to have some fun.

Games I own some part of:

  • @Splinterlands (or @steemmonsters for those earlier players)
  • @Dcity (moving to HIVE as well)
  • Gods Unchained (is an ETH based Card game close to Hearthstone)
  • Upland (is EOS based) a virtual property trading game. If you use this link, Upland will award you with a bonus for your first purchase! https://r.upland.me/9Dqk

how about you?
Are you investing in NFT Games (or just playing?)

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Playing a lot of splinterlands at the moment, they are good at adding new features on a regular basis.

yea, its the top game for now. Shame the herons service is closing down. I liked having regular income from my spare cards

Yup, a bitter disapoinment next colony.

It's not so much the money, as you say you can't win them all. It was just such a crap game.

Check out the @nexcolony account on Hive, Now the team are cashing out their Hive to themselves. I know that's they're business-right, but if I'd have made a game that crap and then shut it down early then I'd be returning at least some of these extra funds to the investors. To kind of apologise!

I wonder if it's that's worth making a (polite) post about asking for a refund for us all, if you don't ask you don't get!

I asked in discord and there was no answer to a payout in hive... I guess they keep it as theirs but some communication about it would have been nice

Oh that's interesting. I think I will do a post asking for a partial refund.

It's not perfect ethics on their part.

tag me when you do, will add to the comments

I love all those nft games. Especially dcity and Gods Unchained, but also rising star by @atomcollector ! I really think this is the future of gaming, and with mass adoption of crypto tradable nfts will become much more common.

my view exactly. I am looking forward to what people will come up with

I bought some Gods Unchained packs as well at the early stage but did not have the time to continue playing.

I do not play enough, but I hope the cards will go up eventually. Only put in 1ETH so let's see if I get more back

I will if I find one for my taste.

just keep looking and trying them out. at least you will be gathering a bit of cards in the process