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Are Prospectors leaving EOS?
You might have heard about Prospectors going to the WAX blockchain... Does it mean they are leaving EOS? I don't know! Probably in the long term, yes... But don't panic or be disappointed about it... it might actually be for the best of the game.
Be aware that WAX is an EOS based blockchain and as part of the WAX strategy, they want to maintain full backward compatibility with EOS code.
(this post is not intended to initiate you on the WAX blockchain, I might do another post in time explaining more about it or how can you use it and for what)
EOS main code is already diversified into many other chains (BOS, WAX, Worbli, Telos, etc). The reason why this evolution has taken place on blockchain technology is because of the need for diversity. One blockchain alone can't specialize or solve everything, otherwise, it would become too complex and insecure.
This is not something new on blockchain technology, and if you think again, you find that this actually started with Bitcoin. All that you know as "alt-coins" are in fact a representation of this kind of software development strategy.
As a consequence of strategies and businesses opportunities, the development pushes specialization into something similar, to what you might interpret as a "side-chain" (although I don't like the term reflects everything here). These chains, are basically a copy of the original code, with modifications on top of it to address specific problems or provide different features.
The tasty "sauce" here is Collaboration! By maintaining the base code compatible, the software developed to interact with these chains, can easily shape or migrate functions to depict specific interactions that depending on the chain you wish to communicate with, will work best. As a result, this increases the value of software functionality and amplifies the possibilities of dApps.
This methodology of blockchain development also helps the ecosystem a lot. If EOS solves a problem that is common to all the other chains code, then everyone benefits. The same on the other way around. The synergy maintained between these semi-close codes pays off by itself, especially in short term, while the economics of the chain is still building up.
Prospectors team is exploring WAX for a reason. Because WAS is focused on game platforms... So yes... the opportunity of using the already developed features of WAX will create new options for the Prospectors game. Making it even more interesting and fun to play.
What happens to my EOS based tokens (PGL)?
Not known yet, but I guess they want to maintain the economics of the PGL token so it does not get affected by anything scammy (I hope). What might end up happening is that the token can be converted between chains or even traded directly. Making room for things like, if you have your tokens in the WAX platform, then you can use them or spend them in the game, but if you have them on EOS, then you can have access to other opportunities, like investing on the game profits, etc.
The idea is that in the future, you will move the token to the place and/or area of interest, depending on the features or decisions you wish to apply to the token.
If you wish to play the game now, you can! If you were one of those persons that getting some time near a PC is a no go to play this game, then I have some news for you. Before, it was a bit hard/insecure (on mobile), because you had to directly use your private key. But that has changed now!
Token Pocket Pro
I was finally able to play Prospectors using their App! And it worked quite well, I was not expecting it. The experience might differ depending on your screen size, but overall it works!
I provided a quick and dirty QR code for you to scan and easily download the app. If using this link you can get an EOS account for just $2 USD. Otherwise, if you already have an account then you need to import it to start playing the game.
Note that prices might have changed so, we need to keep things bearable in my end if you want me to create your account. It may be cheaper than online services or not, depending on the crypto market.
If you have Android, you might want to check out the wombat wallet as they offer a free EOS account. Later, they are supposed to release also on iOS.
After you install Token Pocket Pro, just head to the Prospectors dApp, login using either your Google or Facebook account and enjoy the game!
Unfortunately, I think that if you use their app, you will be giving the referral to Token Pocket. So, if you found this information helpful and you wish to support me instead by using my referral, I believe that you can do it, by opening my referral link inside the Token Pocket app "https://prospectors.io?ref=ffoorryykkww" instead of clicking on the dApp quick icon I show above. Up to you, and don't worry much about it.
Whishes 🙏 for the game...
I would really like for the game to allow more of what "delegation" kind of semantics work on STEEM. The idea is very simple, promoters can only promote as investors if also playing the game. If you have no way to do it, then those will not be playing for helping others to understand the business.
Alike the delegation "abilities" of STEEM, I would love to see EOS play more on that area. I want to lend tools, lands (this is already possible), Workers, Factories!
Hopefully, someone will get this intel into the prospectors team =)