You’ve claimed your first few planets, but what’s next?
Whether you’ve got ⅘ pieces of a collectible panoramic artwork, but you’re one Rogue planet shy of completion, or perhaps it’s just time to part ways with one planet and claim another, the marketplace is where you’ll meet with other explorers to agree on an exchange.
You’ll find the Project Nebula marketplace to be simple and efficient. In this article, we’ll go over:
I. How to buy a planet at a Set Price
II. How to bid in a planet Auction
III. How to sell a planet at a Set Price
IV. How to list a planet for Auction
Remember that, before you start making marketplace transactions, you’ll want to have some ICX available in your ICONex wallet. If you don’t yet have an ICONex wallet, download the Chrome extension to get started today. ICX can, perhaps, most easily be purchased from Kraken.
Join our new Discord server to show off your listings or check on others who post theirs too!
Buying a Planet
Project Nebula allows players to colonize planets following exploration of the known universe. However, planets can be purchased through the marketplace as well. Buying a planet means that the NFT (non-fungible token) for that planet is transferred to you following the agreed sale. You’ll then be able to view that planet from the game’s Overview screen.
Planets can be purchased one of two ways through the marketplace. Both are simple to navigate, but have different benefits depending on your desire:
I. Buying a planet with a set price is easy to do! Just click on Marketplace in the game to see all available listings under the Buy option. You can also click Go to Marketplace from the Overview screen if you don’t own any planets.
When you drag your mouse over the planet you wish to purchase, the card will flip around and you’ll see a button to “Buy for ____ ICX.” Simply click this button to begin the quick buying process. Again, you’ll need to have connected your ICONex wallet to continue.
Once you click the Buy button, your ICONex wallet extension will appear. Choose the wallet you’re using to purchase this planet from and make sure your balance can pay for the full amount. Enter your wallet password as shown and proceed to confirming the details of your purchase. Once confirmed, the planet is automatically added to your collection and can be viewed under the Overview screen.
II. Buying a planet through auction is an exciting way to grab desirable planets at potentially lower prices. The steps for doing this are the same as buying a planet directly, but instead of buying, you’ll enter your bid price.
A. Placing a bid requires an ICONex wallet. If outbid, the money is transferred back to your wallet immediately;
B. If someone bids during the last minute of the auction, the auction time is extended by two minutes until no more bids are placed.
C. If you win an auction (and congrats!), either the seller or buyer will need to confirm the action to trigger both the ICX and Planet transfer. Both are held until this confirmation is given by one party.
Auctions should appear first in the marketplace before Set Price planets. The time left in the auction is displayed on the front of the planet card. Best of luck on your bids!
Selling a Planet
Living on an ice planet not as chill as you thought? Sell it easily through the marketplace and put your ICX toward a lava planet instead. You’ll be able to list any planet you own via auction or at a set price. Here’s how:
III. Selling a planet at a set price can be done in just seconds! You can cancel your listing at any time before it’s bought. Just go to the Marketplace and choose “Sell.” Here you can choose which of your planets you’ll sell or which of your active sales you’d like to “Delist.”
Wave your mouse over the planet you’d like to sell and choose “Sell Planet.” The Set Price option is chosen as a default, you only need to enter the ICX amount you’re willing to sell for and choose “Create Sale.”
Choosing to create a sale will bring up your ICONex wallet extension. You’ll pay a near zero transaction fee for listing (the same for delisting) and simply need to confirm this through the wallet. Make sure you have your wallet password handy!
That’s it! Delisting a planet is possible at any time before someone purchases it.
IV. Selling a planet through auction is just as easy, but requires the user to choose the “starting bid” to kick things off — this is the minimum amount the first bidder can place.
You’ll also need to decide if the auction will span over 1, 3, 7 or 14 days. This is entirely based on what you prefer.
When the last bid is placed and a winner is known, either the buyer or seller will need to confirm it in order for the planet to be received and the ICX to be transferred.
Remember: We use extended auctions. If a bid is placed during the last minute of the auction, two minutes are added to the auction time until no more bids are placed. You can delist (cancel an auction) a planet only before the first bid is placed!
Join us on Discord!
In order to stay organized, and provide a strong outlet for users to discuss the marketplace and shout-out their listings, we’ve created the Project Nebula Discord server.
Along with marketplace discussions, our growing Discord and Telegram servers will also be a great way to contact the Project Nebula team with feedback, questions, or join in a community discussion! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Thanks for being a part of the Project Nebula community!
Into the Void,
The Project Nebula Team