Despite causing controversy and division in the gaming industry around the world, NFT is still the direction many game development companies want to go. For many popular games, the transition from the traditional game model to the NFT game model causes many long-time gamers certain difficulties when they do not have the necessary preparation to adapt to this model. So what skills and knowledge do gamers need before participating in a completely new game model like NFT?
What is the difference between NFT games and traditional games?
Basically, the operating theory of item transactions in the NFT game is not too different from the purchase and sale of items in the traditional game. The biggest change in the NFT game is that these transactions will not be subject to the control of the publisher like a traditional game, players will have full control over their virtual assets. This is both an advantage but also a risk.
The advantage that NFT gives players is to own the item, benefit from the transactions completely instead of having to depend on the game publisher. NFT assets will also have value on the broader blockchain market instead of just having value within a single game.
But along with advantages, NFT assets also carry high risks. Because when it is no longer under the control of the game publisher, players will not be able to complain or ask the publisher to be responsible if something goes wrong. This means that at any time, players face the risk of falling item values or their transactions with other players purely based on trust.
So what knowledge should be equipped before pursuing an NFT game?
According to blockchain experts, the first thing gamers need to clearly determine is whether they play the game for fun or see it as an income-generating career. Many new players often fall into the confusion of these two concepts. If you consider the NFT game as a career and want to generate income from it, the player must have a thorough study of the economy in the game, the token output, the time and finance invested in the game and the possible risks. encountered…
Meanwhile, if players only come to NFT for fun, they will have a softer and more relaxed approach. They can choose simple games, cheap items, simple gameplay. Some popular NFT games like Axie Infinity even have a “pet” rental community so players can join the game without spending too much money on items.
In addition to understanding the game NFT will play, gamers also need to be equipped with knowledge of cryptocurrency wallets and blockchain. Most of the players who consider NFT gaming as a career have to invest the same time as they do any other job, which is really a big hurdle for blockchain games.
Since NFT games are a new paradigm, gamers must pay attention to the manufacturer of each game. In addition to having attractive graphics or game play, whether the manufacturer has knowledge of blockchain or not, using any technology is also an important factor in deciding whether the game will last long or die prematurely.
All in all, NFT gaming can be a promising direction in the future of the gaming industry, but it is also a challenge. Whether as a player or a producer, it is impossible to jump into this field without knowledge of blockchain.