Started playing Holybread
When I saw @holybread's introductory post, I resteemed it because it seems to be an interesting game. Along the way, it kind of got off my radar and when it was officially launched, I did not join immediately. But recently a few posts on Holybread caught my eyes and I gave it a shot.
Simple game mechanics
Holybread is a RPG game. The game is mostly idle gameplay, meaning that you do not need to actively be engaged in the game when you are playing.
As you can see in the screenshot below, there are only several options in the game menu. I will go through a few of these menu pages that are more important for beginners like me.
In the "Quests" menu, you can embark on idle quests. Each quest last for 5, 10 or 15 minutes and consume 5, 10 and 15 energy respectively. Energies are replenished every hour. It is a very typical idle game RPG concept. Send your hero out for quest and wait for it to end. And just FYI, your hero will not get killed or injured in a quest.
In Holybread, you can have up to 3 heroes to fight for you. You start off with 1 hero and you can unlock more hero slots as you fulfill certain requirements.
In the "Heroes" page, you will be able to equip your heroes with items and boost your hero's attributes. There are 5 attributes (Intelligence, Constitution, Luck, Dexterity and Strength) that you can boost, which will influence your stats (Damage, HP and Crit Chance).
Something unusual about this game is that your attributes do not increase as you level up and they can only be boosted using "gold". However, there are certain stats that are calculated using your level as a factor. For instance, you HP is calculated using the formula,
constitution * 2 * (level + 1)
Therefore, your level is important but not very.
Arena is where you can get your heroes to battle other players' heroes. By winning battles, you earn gold. In addition, you also take over the rank of the player that you have won. Being at a certain rank will entitle you to be rewarded with some "breadcrumbs" (more on the economics of Holybread in a future post).
Battles are won based on your hero's stats. The better your stats, the higher chance of winning. There is a luck element in the form of critical damage. If your luck is higher, there is a better chance of you landing a critical hit which deals more damage (double the usual damage if I am not mistaken).
The "Item Store" is pretty self-explanatory. This is the place where you buy new items to equip your heroes for battles. The interesting thing about this store is that it only has 9 items to purchase at any one time. You get a free item refresh every 24 hours, otherwise you will have to pay some "bread" to refresh the store (again economics in a later post).
You can also sell your existing items. However, the other interesting thing is that the shopkeeper has limited gold to buy back your items. This reminds me of the shops in Elder Scrolls 😃.
Simple but a good time-killer
I am enjoying this game so far because it is a really light game that I can play while I am * ahem * working in office 😅. I just need to come back occasionally to send my hero to quests and collect my loot. Once in a while I will try my luck in the Arena if I think I have a chance. Right now I am at a rank which I think I am quite under-leveled. So it is not easy for me to get opponents that I can win.
Anyway, if you are interested to play this game, I will like to shill you my referral link (https://www.holybread.io?ref=culgin) which will allow me to earn 5% of all "bread" purchases by my referrals 😆.
And by the way, I also pledge to buy some "bread" with my liquid rewards from my posts related to Holybread. This are just some simple ways to show my appreciation to good projects I find on Steem.
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