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Play-to-earn Profile #1 – cautionfun

Over the coming weeks we’ll be chatting with various players from the Gods Unchained community about their play-to-earn experiences. In the inaugural profile, Discord member ‘cautionfun‘ from the USA shares their story.

“With the money I’ve earned from playing Gods Unchained, I could knock out my internet bill for several months! “ cautionfun What got you interested in the play-to-earn (P2E) model in Gods Unchained? 

I was, and still am, enamored with the idea that I can play a trading card game that I find very fun and be rewarded for my efforts with cards of actual value. I had become so accustomed to the world of DLC and micro-payments in video games that the P2E model, a mechanism that functions in nearly the exact opposite way, was impossible for me to wrap my head around.

The day that forging was introduced I sold an Echophon, Atlantean Hydra, a card that I had earned for free, just by playing the game as I normally would, for a little over $30. That was the moment the P2E model became real to me. I had put forward the effort to earn the best rewards that I could, and I was rewarded for my efforts with something of actual value. That’s just magical to me.

What would you estimate your weekly earnings to be at your current rank? 

My earnings fluctuate week to week, because of the card packs I earn during the week and my rewards from the Weekend Ranked Events, which are dependent on how well I do and how much I am able to play. Additionally, the cards within the packs are inherently random, so any earnings are heavily influenced by RNG. 

That being said, since the launch of Flux and fusing, I’ve earned somewhere between 0.1 and 0.25 ETH per week in rewards from playing the game as I usually would. The first week was exceptional because I had built up a glut of cards, so my rewards from the first week are disproportionately high relative to the weeks since. Nevertheless, if I perform well during the Weekend Ranked E...

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