Feature Spotlight: Clans

Sebastian Reinholz
Sep 9, 2019 · 6 min read

Chain Clash is a new, free-to-play, mobile-first collectible and battle game, powered by blockchain. In case you’re new to Chain Clash, start with this introductory post, to learn about the game.

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We’ve been talking a lot about clans in Chain Clash; that it’s kinda all about them and that they represent cryptocurrencies and their communities. Now it’s time to talk about how they actually impact the gameplay and why you should care if your favorite crypto isn’t in the game, yet.

The clans

  • Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Ethereum
  • EOS
  • Tron

You’ll see the ticker symbols (e.g. BTC for Bitcoin) for their tokens in many places in the game.

If you’re wondering why we’ve ditched XRP, BNB, LTC or your other favorites in favor of those particular five coins, then the answer isn’t trivial — we’ve been debating a lot and had to find the best compromise. That said, it doesn’t mean that we’ll stick to these five forever. In case there’s enough demand for a particular coin, we’ll add it of course.

Making a difference

Appearance

There’s more than just the looks of your avatars, though.

Genetics

Think of it this way: Can you imagine a Bitcoin avatar being very agile and speedy? Really? Think again ;)

We view it this way:

  • Strength represents the blockchain’s ability to process a high number of transactions
  • Resilience models the blockchain’s stability and reliability
  • Agility comes with the speed of development and introduction of new technologies
  • Wisdom represents the state of adoption, the number of dApps and size of the developer community

Now you can do the exercise yourselves and map the blockchains and clans to their avatar genetics. Let us know what your results are!

The reason for clashin’

That said, it doesn’t mean at all that you have to stick to one clan. Own as many avatars of as many clans as you like. But in the end, it’s all about putting your clashes where your mouth is. It will be hard to keep multiple of your avatars in the same (brilliant) shape, so you’ll be prioritizing, and this is what we wanna see.

The big HOW

Challenges and achievements

Challenges are thereby of a short-term nature, are only active within a specific timeframe, and can be completed rather quickly. Some examples are: “defeat 3 BTC avatars” or “train an ETH avatar for 6 hours”.

Achievements on the other side are basically major milestones that players can work towards. Each type of achievement will have multiple tiers, which unlock a badge for the player once reached. For example, the different tiers of the “Tron Slayer” achievement can be reached by defeating 20, 50, 100, 500, etc. Tron avatars.

Both categories will feature a number of clan-related tasks to not only yield in-game rewards for the players but also to let them live out their affections or aversions towards specific clans. I mean, as a Bitcoin maximalist, who wouldn’t want to call themselves a “Bitcoin Cash Slayer” at some point?

NB: There will be a dedicated feature spotlight for challenges and achievements, so stay tuned on our blog to learn more about this topic!

Arenas

Clashes thereby take place in arenas. The concept of arenas has been introduced by us for a number of reasons. Besides building the foundation for our matchmaking mechanism, they’re especially important in the context of clans. Hunting for ELO to climb the global ladder is fun, sure, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Sometimes you just want to put some specific opponents in their place and, for example, unmistakenly prove the superiority of EOS over Tron, right? That’s where clan arenas come in handy.

Besides the ladder-relevant arenas which are open to all clans, Chain Clash will feature a number of special clan arenas. Some examples:

  • Clan specific arenas, like an ETH arena where you’ll be able to always clash vs ETH
  • Clan vs clan arena, like the “Hardfork” arena which always matches a BTC vs a BCH avatar
  • Special tournament arenas, where a specific number of avatars from each clan can qualify for

Leaderboard

Individual avatars are represented in a global leaderboard, where each avatar has a rank. Now, to see the best of each clan, players can simply display the leaderboard by clan. However, what’s more important, is the clan leaderboard. Each clan will have a score that is calculated based on their members’ individual performances. The better the clans’ avatars perform, the better the overall score in the clan leaderboard.

The clans’ scores in the leaderboard will be the focal point for a number of mechanics and features we’ve planned for the future. Ultimately, we’ll want the players to play towards supporting their favorite clans and increasing their overall standing while being rewarded if successful. However, that’s all we’re revealing at this point since that’s a topic for a future feature spotlight.

Closing thoughts

Also, let us know what crypto clans you’d like to see in the game, as well as any ideas for clan-related arenas, challenges or achievements you have! Maybe they’ll make it into the game ;)

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