Changes, that has been the word that has characterized Plant vs Undead since the beta launch on August 2. The latest modification was announced this Wednesday, September 1, and is expected to come into effect “in the next few days”, when the 2.5 farm is enabled, according to the developers.
With so much hype surrounding Play to Earn games, where Axie Infinity is still king
, the team behind Plant vs Undead was braced for modest success on launch day.
It soon became clear that they didn’t expect 200,000+ participants in a few days, and consequently, what came next is already part of the story that is commonplace in the gaming world: server crashes
developers of not preparing adequately for its launch, especially when it involves investments and economic incentives. For many, this system represents a new version of working in the digital world.
To address the problems they face and provide players with “a more stable server,” the developers plan a new daily quest system called “The World Tree” that encourages collaborative work among players. So far, though, they haven’t given enough details to understand what it consists of.
In itself, the Plant vs Undead team is focused on decongesting their servers, which seems to be working. This is because since they announced the changes coming with Farm 2.5, requests to exchange the LE token, to PVU, which is the mechanism to extract rewards, are growing. A clear sign that a good number of players have preferred to withdraw their earnings before the new changes are introduced.
With the new mechanism the developers intend to expel participants who have allegedly been taking advantage of the system. By this, they mean players who have joined the platform with multiple accounts in order to make more profit in a short period of time.
We noticed that many players took advantage of the low barrier entry to spam multiple accounts using cloud services and use bots and other tools. These actions cause the server to overload, leading to terrible gameplay experiences for other players who really want to play. As a result, we’ve decided to implement these changes that will help alleviate this situation.
Plant vs Undead development team. <img src=”//www.w3.org/2000/svg’%20viewBox=’0%200%20700%20370’%3E%3C/svg%3E” alt=’aumento-list-requests-to-remove-funds-plant-vs-undead’ width=”700″ height=”370″ /> In the last hours the list of requests to remove funds from Plant vs Undead has grown. Source: Discord Plant vs Undead screenshot.
From gardener to farmer in one leap: what’s next in Plant vs Undead
The easiest and cheapest way to enter Plant vs Undead is to join as a gardener. To do so, players require 5 PVU, equivalent to $75 at the time of writing, according to Coingecko
. With that, they get basic tools (a potted plant, water and scarecrow) to earn rewards by tending to their own plant and neighboring crops.
The mechanism of entering the game remains the same, however, the changes that are coming transform the methods of extracting the profits obtained. This is because while, until now, it was possible to withdraw funds every three days, with the arrival of Farm 2.0 the withdrawal of tokens will only be allowed to players who have a plant in NFT
or non-fungible token format.
The new condition when trading LE for PvU is that if you do not own NFT, you will not be able to trade LE. If you own a NFT plant, the exchange rate will be 300 LE for 1 PvU. And if you own 2 plants in NFT or 1 land, the exchange rate is 100 LE for 1 PvU.
Plant vs Undead development team. The changes incentivize gardeners to become farmers and farmers to become landowners. Source: YouTube/ Plant vs Undead screenshot.
Thus, players who started as gardeners will need at least 2 months to raise the funds to purchase their first plant in NFT which will automatically turn them into farmers.
After that, in two more months they will be able to expand their earnings by acquiring their second NFT. Seen in this way, the game would be delivering greater rewards to participants who leave their tokens locked for longer on the platform.
On the other hand, the team behind the game promises a more stable server by implementing an additional layer of bot detection tools. “These two changes combined should allow us to identify players who take advantage of the system and have them banned,” they note in their official announcement.
Minor changes have also been made, such as reducing the frequency of crows attacking crops, which is the first enemy for players to fight.
The team has also re-organized players into 6 groups to log in and play for 30 minutes per day instead of the 12 turns that were enabled days ago for
The emergency response to the collapse of the servers, as reported by CryptoNews at the time.