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  1. Shaban

    Nova platform updates

    It is Take a look at this topic
  2. Hello everyone! 2018 has just started but it already promises to be a very exciting year. It's going to be an important turning point for EverdreamSoft. When we started Spells of Genesis few years ago, we were the first and only game integrating the blockchain. People in the gaming industry were considering me as an alien when I attempted to explain them the benefit of true ownership. However, the whole gaming industry is now becoming more and more interested in blockchain technology, and as Erik Voorhees predicts, this year will be the year of blockchainized game assets. 2018 will therefore be transformative for games on blockchain, and we (the BitCrystals team and community) are going to exert a strong leverage on that market. To address this need for growth, we recently hired more people. Since EverdreamSoft’s team and partners are becoming more substantial, I decided to reorganize the company around 3 main poles of activities. Some people from the team might be active in several groups. 1. Spells of Genesis The team you love stays more or less the same but I added some experienced developers to the group. The goal is to improve the software process and quality. We just signed with EGG (European Games Group), our new publisher for Spells of Genesis. They are committed to invest a good amount of time and money into game motoring and user acquisition. We are very confident this new partnership will give the push SOG deserves on mobile stores. 2. BitCrystals The BitCrystals team is now responsible for the development of blockchain tools and it is the blockchain publishing arm of the company. This team is in charge of building and maintaining Book of Orbs, blockchain servers, and the new platform. It will facilitate, sell and promote blockchain games/art assets (ORBs), whether these assets are coming from our games (first party), other publishers' games (third party) or community-created content such as Rarepepe for example. The BitCrystals team's mission is to "evangelize" blockchain art/game assets, build a strong user base of blockchainers-players, that is, people who own a wallet and are actively using the benefits of their assets (not for speculation only). This segment of players is the most valuable for us because they are the ones who actually use, and benefit from, the Orbs we issued and are ready to pay for them. Business model The BitCrystals platform (previously known as “Project Nova”) will be free for most users.Only a small fee will be charged for new assets submissions. Additional premium services will be provided to people using the platform for professional purposes. These premium services are, for example, blockchain accounting, token promotion/advertising airdrop etc. These tools are developed from the experience we acquired in operating a blockchain game. These premium services will be payable in BCY and the team will establish BitCrystals as the currency of choice for managing game/art assets. Technology We will soon issue ORBs on other blockchains, the first of which will be Ethereum. Book of Orbs will soon support ERC20 tokens as well as contract tokens. Other compatible blockchains are under scrutiny as well, like Counterparty Cash. From a user/publisher point of view, users will be able to manage their orbs regardless of the blockchain technology and without the need to understand the underlying technology being used. And with the development of atomic swap and side chains, it will soon be possible to trade ORBs across multiple blockchains. Bitcrystals will be providing APIs to developers, along with tools to integrate token economy in their games, just like it is in Spells of Genesis. For SOG, the platform will allow to use tokens to provide in-game advantages. For example, we will use BITCRYSTALS and MAGICFLDC to allow players to buy stamina refills or specific in-game advantages. 3. The new game We will anounce the development of a new game during Q1, 2018 but I can't say much about it yet without spoiling your pleasure to discover what we've got in our pipeline. This game will take advantage of smart contracts so it will work on the Ethereum blockchain. It will be playable on a browser with Metamask but also with the new version of Book of Orbs. The base currency of the game will be BCY. For this, we are going to burn some BCY on the Counterparty blockchain and issue the same amount on the Ethereum blockchain. Our new game will extensively use previously issued ORBs as a part of the gameplay. SOG cards, but also Memorychain, Rarepe, Force of Will and other collections of ORBs, will have a direct impact in the game. Moreover, the game is tailored to have a positive social impact. I can't say much for the time being. We will also reserve a special place for MAGICFLDC and, in the future, work with more tokens that have a positive and tangible impact in our world. As you can see, a lot of things are going to happen, and we are all super boosted to start 2018 with these very exciting projects. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community once again for allowing this vision dream to come true. A big thank to the great partners we've had the chance to work with, like IndieSquare, Tokenly and all the people working on the protocol. And last but not least, I would also like to thank the team offering all the strength of their soul to make this happen. More details about these great projects will come soon. Keep posted! Shaban
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    Consoles

    it's completely technically possible and I think it will be the norm in the future. But console are a closed garden they are strict on games business model and they are not ready yet. Think back how internet came very late on console
  4. Dear Community, This post is to keep you informed on our current and near future actions for Spells of Genesis and the Bitcrystals market. INCREASING ACQUISITION Our first point of focus is to increase user acquisition. This growth will eventually improve the usage of the blockchain elements in the game, the sales of blockchain cards and Bitcrystals. TARGETING THE ASIAN MARKET We have started targeting the Asian market by adding Japanese, Korean and Chinese translations to SoG. Two persons are now working in Japan, which is a very promising market for blockchain-related activities. We’ve also had very good feedbacks during the Tokyo Game Show. We’ve also launched a Takara campaign to distribute BCY & SoG cards in Japan. We’ve attended game events in Germany, Tokyo and Geneva. Next month, we’ll be participating in events in Paris & India. NEW FEATURES & GLOBAL LAUNCH We’re adding new features to the game, like “blockchainization”. This amazing new function is currently being tested internally. It will allow players to convert their in-game cards into blockchain ones. In parallel, we are working hard on a communication campaign to announce and promote this option. LOOKING FOR A NEW PUBLISHER Marketing actions from our current publisher Channel4 has been a bit sporadic. We are currently discussing with other publishers (some global, some local for the Asian Market) to improve and expand our marketing efforts worldwide. Discussion with our new potential global publisher are advancing well. We’re talking of more in-game & blockchain sales, boosting BCY usage and defining the total amount of BCY to be burnt by EverdreamSoft. STRENGHTEN BCY THROUGH SELECTED PARTNERSHIPS Another point is to increase the value of BCY outside of SoG. EDS has now full control of Book of Orbs. We’re looking for other games without their own cryptocurrency to use BCY to buy assets related to gaming. This means on-boarding other games in Book of Orbs or common marketing actions when BCY can be used. So, globally, we’re expanding our resources and efforts for more marketing and to further roll out new features & new content for Spells of Genesis. We can assure you that we stay highly committed to our products and the BCY economy.
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    Bitcrystals stolen or bug?

    It seems the incriminated fishing website is counterwallet [dot] org it doens't belong to counterparty. DONT USE IT ! I'm going to issue warnings
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    Bitcrystals stolen or bug?

    Oh, This is the second report I got about BitCrystals and valuable cards stolen. The first report I heard was a fishing on counter party slack. He clicked a link to a fake counterwallet website that stole the user passphrase. What did you do recentely ? did you click a counterparty wallet link somewhere ? 1AeqgtHedfA2yVXH6GiKLS2JGkfWfgyTC6 I believe this address is from bitrex exchange. You can try to contact bitrex and tell them you were hacked see what they can do !
  7. There is no mention of of real time PvP as well. Also this was a part of an extended goal that was not reached. It means PvP shouldn't even be present. In the end what import us is the success of the project this is the reason we decided to add it. We take decision on feature that we thing are important and has the most potential cost vs benefit. What is exactly what you would like to be ? As I said earlier each thing we are working on are features we think are important. I would also have "everything" but in a development cycle you can only do things one by one and we have to chose the features. Can you be more precise ? What features you think are more important that the ones we are working on now ? Right now the big thing is blockchainization. It was not a part of what we promised but a lot of people wants it and I believe this is a key differentiator with all other games.
  8. I understand some statements here saying people experience an increase of the value of BCY of ONLY 50%-100%, expecting to be millionaires with the project while some other crypto are super performing. Since EDS failed to make millionaires of some of our backers, I read insinuations and threats of being reported to the SEC. I also hear some concerns about the future of the project. I’d like to let you know that exciting things are coming soon. Regarding the threat “make me rich or I’ll report you” : There’s something I’m missing with this argument. You are implying BitCrystals are not compliant with SEC rules, thus EDS should be prosecuted. So I’m basically being told “do better/what I say” or I will report you. We are also being told that what we are doing is not compliant and we are asked to raise the value of BCY by basically onboarding more people. But if it’s not compliant, we shouldn’t be onboarding more people in order to limit the damage. Thus, if we strictly follow the argument formulated here, we should stop using BitCrystals and promote only in-app purchases and move away from the crypto-space. Is that it? First of all, our BitCrystals token sale was never designed to be a “get rich quick” scheme, nor was it ever promoted like that. Again, I invite you to read the terms you agreed during the sale: http://bitcrystals.github.io/pdf/BitCrystalsTokenSaleTerms.pdf The whole project offered people the opportunity to reclaim a portion of ownership of the game, being visionary and to contribute in changing the game economy paradigm. Our goal and communication have always been targeted to make a sustainable product and not to satisfy hungry and dissatisfied speculators. Some projects experience high speculative growth. Real market growth can never sustain a 1000% increase in returns. Real growth is coming from the market & people using the currency for the service and not for speculation. Most of the projects that experiment an inflated speculative growth will face a hard market correction and a lot of people will be hurt. For this reason, our focus is on building things and in delivering to market instead of focusing on the greater foolish economy. Anyway, we are always open to listen to constructive comments, doubts and complaints. We are also willing to improve and drive constant growth. Our strategy may be wrong, we may have to reconsider some of our decisions because crowd knowledge is better than centralized knowledge... I therefore invite each of you to give your advice and help to improve this product. But I don’t accept threatening EDS or our community members. I don’t think this approach is bringing any positive effects to the project. Thus I won’t hesitate to ban abusive users from this forum if I deem it necessary. Future plans and growth As you may know, there is a lot of things in our pipeline. I’m discussing with the team (sprint master) to work on an open roadmap. There are a lot of exciting features we are working on, some of them are game changers, like user-generated content, which is going to be really a big step forward. Blockchainization is also a very interesting feature and I agree we are a bit late on it. I don’t know if you ever follow a game development but it’s not something unusual. Accurate planning of a delivery in a game is not pure science because there are always things that can be improved. The issue of the block size debate didn’t help since we have to explore different solutions (alt-chains) and releasing before the potential hard fork would not have been a good idea. We are continuously working to improve the game and expand the blockchain integration. We are pioneering here, so the road is full of bumps. But each step we make is a leap forward to bringing the blockchain to the mass. @zippy: “I think distributing some BCY to your loyal players would have the following benefits overall”: About giving more rewards: we will consider rewarding active users according to their rank as soon as the blocksize issue gets settled down. I hope these facts will be thoughtfully digested so we can keep working for the general satisfaction. Shaban
  9. Okay let me summarize the concern I hear here. People think we are not keeping our promise and thus voluntarily crippling the BitCrystals economy. Lack of incentive to purchase blockchain cards. And suggestions to reward players with BCY to improve the engagement. I tend to disagree with that. BitCrystals is game fuel and also a premium currency. Firstly every purchase in game result of a BitCrystals burn. Meaning each in app purchase has an influence on the BCY since they are taken of the market. In that sense BitCrystals are needed when someone makes a purchase. For simplicity and compliance with stores rules the user doesn't have to make the transaction himself but a burn transaction is effectevely made for the user. Moreover unlike most of the project coins out there SOG is among the rare one that has an effective use of the currency by offering constantly blockchain cards that people buy not for speculation but because they are useful for the game and it's a game currency in the sense it's only possible to buy those cards using BCY (in rare case some other crypto but will always linked to a BCY burn tx). And trade them on Book of Orbs The challenge with the stores policy where always in our mind it's not like we had to change. The business model has been tailored to be compliant to stores rules. This is the reason we chose to make the BCY burn and to have on-chain store for card that you can't get in game. Nevertheless I hear the feeling of people thinking we are not holding promises. Just to pass the message our goal is to maximize the reach of SOG and aligning the BCY value to the success of the game. We at EDS are working toward making Spells of Genesis and more largely the economy of true ownership driven by BCY. All what we do is based on prioritization and potential effect. The is a lot of things we could do but we have to select the ones with the most positive effect. Right now we think, bug fixing, blockchainization, push notification, leaderboard, events and Japanese localization are the most important. But I'm open to hear any suggestion or analyses from the community, on what might bring the most positive effect. 1. So apple tells you it's only possible that way. So why is it possible to buy gems in PlayStore as well? I have done both. Other games use Steam as well. So how can apple know where I got additional gems from? Are these services exchanging user data? Quite frankly this is non of Apples business or you are violating their rules already in the status quo. Can you please copy the relevant section of the terms which apply (Apple and PlayStore) with them in here? As for refund of course we don't do refund on the token sale (see the terms) and why would someone get a refund on the token sale as BCY price is about 300% higher against BTC not counting other gifts and other rewards. You are raising an interesting point. Your point is there is not enough incentive to buy new cards. First of all thanks for the ingame purchase the demand for BCY should be constant as long as there is a demand for inagame purchase. There are several ways to make purchase, blockchain and inapp = more monetization but this is not the priority right now. We are focusing on building our user aquisition and retention strategy first before going into monetisation. It's important to be able to scale because working on monetization has much more impact as the community become big. For the cards diversity we are working on new spells and capacities we will seriously think about bringing more diversity. For the ability to purchase gems with BCY we will put an additional thought. It could be possible if we do so we will have to delay other tasks. But it could be possible, personally I don't think this might have a massive effect (more than translating the game in japanese for example) but I might be wrong. Happy to hear your comments
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    Blockchain cards not showing in game

    It should work for you now ! Please confirm
  11. Shaban

    Blockchain cards not showing in game

    yes it's possible ! I'll let you know as soon as it's fixed. For now you don't need to do anything. I'll let you know one you can test
  12. Shaban

    Blockchain cards not showing in game

    Thanks for answering You failed login in ? Have you got the build from Canadian or Swiss App Store ? When we globaly launched the the game we reseted player progression. When did it occure "it was a new account" just after the launch on the 21st April ?
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    Blockchain cards not showing in game

    @FreeNuts Thank you for your interest and your effort to link your account. I see on the database there are two users created. I'm trying to understand what happened because it happened to several people Could you please tell me 1. What process did you do ? First you registered in spells of genesis the game ? Then you went on the website ? Did you register again on the website or did you just logged in with your credentials ? Can you explain me your steps ? 2. Did you do that all from a mobile ? Or did you log in on a desktop PC ? 3. To log in the website and the game did you use your username or your email ? Shaban
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    About Counterparty transactions

    @trebormag Yes there are going to be limitation to blockchainization. In order to prevent fraud, explosion of cost and oversupply of the market. I did not decided what are those limitations but for sure common cards won't be blockchainizable. There will be probably limitation on how many cards a user can blockchainize per timeframe.
  15. This is not possible for techical and legal reason, you cannot convert something you purchased with fiat currency into a digital asset. whitout having a money transmitter licence. But we might implement the other way around. Buying gems on the swapbot that will activate on the game
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