STEEMPUNK-NET / MMORPG on Steemit / FAQ v 1.0

in utopian-io •  10 months ago

Hey guys, I am one of the beta testers for a new initiative on steemit called Steempunk-Net; an MMORPG that you can play while simultaneously interacting on steemit through a Chrome browser extension. The brainchild of @dehenne, @jedigeiss, and @asperger-kids. (Hope I didn't miss anyone!)

Great artwork and storyline by @asperger-kids, @bronkong and @kunilunde.

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I wanted to help contribute through creating a FAQ for people who are new to the game; this will be updated pretty frequently as things change (and I'm sure I missed some things!). The game is at a very early stage and we have a long way to go, so many things will be improved upon and new features will be introduced!

Feel free to ask any and all questions in the comments below :)

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If this is the first time you are hearing about this, then you should go check out the site!

Helpful links:



Official Site
The Steempunk Net Roadmap
@steempunknet
Quick Overview by a fellow beta tester @dksart
An original Steempunk Net story by @asperger-kids
Concept blog post by a fellow beta tester, @Lennstar

FAQ v1

What browers are supported?
Currently only Chrome, but others will be added later.

Where can I download the extension?
It is on the Chrome store.

I've installed the game, now what?
Check out @dkarts post about getting started.

How can I find other players who play?
Go to the discord channel and on the left hand side you will see #battle-announcement where you can post your own profile and view the profiles of other active beta testers.

What can I do with components?
Currently nothing; but in the future you will be able to craft items.

Will there be guilds in the future?
Yes - what that looks like will be determined at a later date.

Where can I find chests?
The Steempunk-Net blog page is a "spawning ground" for chests (but only components); otherwise, as long as you are anywhere on Steemit, you will have a chance for a chest to pop up.
The more you interact (vote, comment, post) the higher chance you have of finding chests. Make sure to check out @dkarts post about getting started.

How long for chests to pop up?
That depends on your interaction with Steemit; but it can take an hour or more for chests to show up (except for the Steempunk-net blog page). The algorithm is constantly being watched to see what tweaks need to be made.

Is it normal to be logged out?
Yes, it is a known issue which is being addressed.

Will chests still appear if the frame is closed?
Yes, as long as you are logged in you will continue to find chests even if the frame is closed.

How do I gain experience?
Currently the only way to gain experience is to battle others; this will be expanded in the future.

How do I fight?
Go to a players Steemit profile (you can find this in battle announcements in Discord under #battle-announcements) and then click on the shield (bottom, far right), then click on "Attack".

Will the sidebar only open on Steemit?
Yes

How does a battle work?
Once an attack is declared you will have 2 hours (1 hour in beta) to be as active as possible and grow in strength for the fight. (Active = voting, commenting, posting, etc)

Will any comment I make on Steemit help me?
The comment must meet a certain "quality factor"; for example, "nice post" or "nice" won't count.

Do I have to be following someone on Steemit to attack them?
No, you simply have to go to their page to initiate a battle.

Can I only attack people who are playing the game?
Yes, currently. But in the future if you attack someone (without the app installed) it will "invite" them to play the game - or something like that - still discussing.

How does Strength and Defense work?
Defensive and Offensive items will stack to increase your defense and strength.

I know I have fought battles but when I click on "History" it says I haven't fought any battles?
It means you have been logged out; you just need to log back in. You can right click inside the frame and select "Reload Frame" and it will take you back to the login page.

I just fought a battle but my stats have not changed?
You need to refresh the frame; right click and select "reload frame"; (an update is coming)

Can I attack someone who is currently offline?
Yes

What happens if a higher level attacks a lower level?
They will gain very little XP for a win.

How do I see another players profile?
Go to their page and click on the Shield icon. You will still have to click "attack" to initiate a battle.

I've been sitting on the Steempunk-Net profile page and I'm not getting any loot?
Make sure you are logged in. Also, in my experience, if I have two steemit tabs open I will not receive any loot (only on the steempunk-net page! You will still receive loot on any other steemit page even with multiple tabs open).

I have installed the plugin, I get the dropdown where I select "Steempunk-Net" but nothing happens.
Do you have Hotspot Shield installed in your browswer? It may be blocking the frame from opening. Disable adblocking and try again; let devs know if you find a conflict.

What is "SPF / 1"?
The SPF shows your Steemit activity (voting, commenting, posting), but it's only a small factor. This factor is taken into account in the fight, and this is the decisive factor for battles when users are fairly equal in strength.

I am commenting and voting but I do not see my SPF changing.
A) The profile isn't designed to update every minute. B) The Steemit network is often lagging.

How does Constitution work?
Constitution decreases after every fight and will automatically recover over the course of time. In the future, there will be items to refresh and buff your constitution.

Do I lose Constitution for being attacked?
No, You only lose Constitution when you attack (-2 per attack).

How do I regain Constitution?
Every full hour you will recover +2 Con.

Why do I keep losing to @Allstarrunner?
He is unbeatable ;)



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ahhh, i even asked about that before I posted but we didn't think it would matter. It has been edited! Thanks!

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hey @allstarrunner, thanks alot for this marvelous work! This will help beginners a lot and make things a lot easier for everyone.
I would really like to thank all of you, it is a pleasure having you around:)
Kind regards
Jan

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glad to help. Thank you for all the work you have put into making this a reality!

Oh wow thats a great job, thank you very much.

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no problem, glad I could help! Just keep writing that story....

Do you have to have the sidebar visible to find chests? I have to keep closing it because it blocks the steemit right menu and post buttons.

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nope, just as long as you're logged in you'll still find chests.

I am first time here...proj seems intresting...
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Shoot!!! I replied to comments and voted a lot before I got to read this!! All those exp!! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, man. Looks fun! I'm all for gamifying the whole Steemit experience, and this looks like an interesting way to do it. I've always associate STEEM with Steampunk, so you know I'm all over this. Will join the Discord channel later. Looking forward to leveling up with you, brother! Hopefully one day I could beat the legendary @allstarrunner haha!

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haha, trust me I've done that many times since I started playing - make all my comments and then remember I should have "battled" THEN made all my comments. But, its only beta and everything will be reset eventually so its all good!
I look forward to the day you beat me, it means you would then be the most powerful steempunk in the known universe :)

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I challenged you earlier and you beat me even though you weren't online hahaha! I did manage to get one against dksart though, so that was lucky. The creators keep challenging me for some reason. It's not like I have any chance against them though haha! I hope there would be tokens here that we can exchange for STEEM or something haha!

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thats because I can beat you in my sleep right now ;) Yes, they plan to integrate using/creating steem in the future; not exactly sure what it will look like yet because we obviously want it to be balanced, etc. But I'm glad you're playing! I would give you some of my weapons if we could trade, but that isn't in the game yet!

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I say, do my eyes deceive me, brother? :D

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Hahaha! I'm sure it was a lucky break but still, I'll take the wins where I can get them haha!

That's awesome! Talking about their plans. I'm glad you brought this to my attention when you did. I'm just happy I'm able to grow along with you guys!

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You caught me on my nap time ;)
yeah I'm glad you'll be playing with us! Eventually we'll have to start a guild when they introduce that.

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I really got lucky there haha! I took a shot and it hit haha

That's why I registered instantly haha! I wanted to get into your guild before everyone's too OP haha! Thanks for letting me know about it when you did, brother!

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everything will get reset anyway once we "go live" and are out of the beta, but I'm looking forward to seeing up some sort of guild we can play together in, should be fun!

I have played, and will be ready to attack them on steempunknet

This initiative and your guide are very good. I started yesterday to play and I am already hooked and I hope this grows more. A greeting.

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Thanks for the kind words :-)

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Thanks. I agree it is really fun and I see a bright future for it. I'm glad you're playing with us!

very good post. i voting you @eluashossain

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thanks man and thanks for the article :)

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I am not a gammer but I appreciate the hard work and the art tip! 1.00

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thank you so much! You never know....games can be addicting once you get going..... :)

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I have enough addictions all ready, but I may just stop by to check out the artwork <3

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hopefully in time I'll help contribute in the art department and so you'll see it pop up on my feed I imagine :)

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it s nice picture and nice post

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Why do I keep losing to @Allstarrunner?
He is unbeatable ;)

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Wooot!!! I beat the unbeatable !!!!

When you posted the above comment, I made it my duty to at least defeat you once. LOL

Now you can go ahead and chew me up and spit me out like used chewing tobacco.

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LOL, It looks like we're both the same level, so we might be 50/50 from here on out

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I'm not aware of how much XP we get from winning, but I just got 5 XP from losing to you. I also noticed a message indicating that we can no longer line up more than 6 battles at one time. Lucky for me I caught up to you before they made that change. Now I can rest easy because I reached my goal. You can be top gun again. It's not so easy finding people to challenge any more. There aren't as many level 7's as there are level 2's.

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I also don't know how much XP we get; but I do know you get more from winning that losing (obviously) but you do also get xp when you lose. If you attack a lower level you also get less xp for a win.

Yeah, I kind of stopped attacking for a while because only a few were around my level and I didn't want to attack lower levels; I also think they may have changed the drop rate of chests, the big advantage I had was that I got some really good drops early on when no one else was getting weapons I had like 5 of them lol. You officially have about 50% of my total losses lol

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OK, from experiments run by me and another much lower player:
Battles against players of EQUAL level will result in 5 XP for the loser and 20 XP for the winner.

The lower player losing to me gave them 5 XP and 4 XP for me.

When I did a bunch of wins in a row: Average XP for me was 16.8 each. Those were mostly battles against people within 2 levels of my own.

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awesome, good information

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Really good information, thank you for that :)

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your defense if off the charts! You have so many suits! lol

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Yes, while you were collecting weapons, I got suit drops.
It is interesting, because you have been winning again despite me having such good defense and even greater XP! I would love to know what criteria is used to determine a win. Now that only ONE battle is permitted at a time, it will be easier to see what a win gains in XP. I do know that winning against a low level gave me +4 XP. Of course, being in Beta means everything can change. I think the idea is brilliant. Now if they can make the battles more interesting so that players don't get bored too quickly, I think they will have a hit.

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Yes, a lot will change. My assumption is the the XP number doesn't matter, but just level number (i.e. like in WoW it only matters that you're level 20 not level 20 but almost level 21).

I know they are planning on adding a lot more to combat to make it more interesting, though I'm not sure of specifics.

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I just noticed we also had our constitution drastically reduced. I wonder if that is from battling too much?

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yes it was just added in last night; each attack is -2 con.

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Just a thought... IF the constitution drops due to fatigue, then if a lot of players attack one player, that player could be weakened unless constitution only drops when being aggressive (attacking). Or was that number just altered by the dev's.?

I'm almost of the mind that this could be a way to level the playing field. If any one person gets too powerful, the entire community could gang up on the powerful player and bring his/her constitution down, thereby eventually winning battles against the powerful player. This would require team-work, but would definitely add a new twist to the game.

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Con only drops if you attack, not if you're attacked. But I agree, that could be a cool twist on it. I can mention it to the dev's; or you can in discord too.

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Seems the challenge goes in favour of the attacker between us in the last few rounds. I wonder how much effect the weapons have? Do the sniper rifles allow a sneak attack and thus negate armor? (Head shot)

I think it would be nice to have some sort of indicator not just for defense, but also for attack to see what each weapon adds to the attack power.

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i agree; they said the weapons stack. If we add up weapons + armor, we're almost dead even. Its hard for me to believe I would get through all that defense you have lol I think the mechanics of battles will definitely be updated a lot. They said they plan on showing a lot more of an attack when it happens (from a stats perspective)

Tesekkurler aciklamalar icin. Oyunu oynicaz ama ne kazancaz hediyeler neler biraz bilgi alabilirmiyiz.

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Tıpkı başka bir bilgisayar oynamak gibi. Eğlenmek ve insanlarla etkileşim kurmak için yaparsınız.

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tesekkurler ama kuramadım yardım

thanks for writing this and it helped me quite a bit!

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awesome, glad it helped!

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Gods, this STEEMPUNKS has gotten me way more excited than it should ! I installed it and am spreading the word as much as I can, because this is awesome!

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awesome and I agree, can't wait to see what this game eventually develops into!

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Me too, I'm bursting with ideas!

I'm loving this game, but I can't seem to find any items at all except for the wires and gpu's and such
Also the attack button is now 'red' and it won't let me use it. Is there a limit to how many people you can engage?

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as of right now, the weapons and armor are pretty rare to come across; most of the drops are components (gpu, wires, wood, etc); also, if you're on the steempunknet homepage, it will only drop components, so make sure you're not on that page if you want to try to find weapons and armor.

Yes, your constitution will decrease by 2 each attack; so once your Con hits 0 you can't attack any more. It refreshes at a rate of +2 per hour.

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I found me a shotgun of chastisement already! :)
Also good info about the constitution ! the popup says 'strength' so this was not entirely clear to me yet

Wish I could view other people's stats, but currently I can't because my constution is depleted and I can't open the battlescreen where I think that's visible

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"Wish I could view other people's stats, but currently I can't because my constution is depleted and I can't open the battlescreen where I think that's visible"

Hmm...that is a good point to bring up...

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Time for another battle! Word on the street is, you're a powerful foe to duel! I however, am now 14 times unbeaten and I yearn for a challenge!

So I have but one thing to say to you, sir:

"Have at thee!"

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ha, I'm not too sure about that, but, let the best fighter win!

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I won!

I am unbeatable!!!!!! 💪

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we shall see about that...

Sorry for spamming with a new message every time on these posts, but I keep getting new thoughts about STEEMPUNKS and don't know any other way of giving feedback (discord is not working for me oddly enough).

But what I wanted to give feedback on is the fact that right now the Steempunks screen is on the right side of the screen and eats up a pretty big part of the Steemit interface. This may be irksome to some players?

So I was wondering why don't you just use the space at the top of the Steemit screen, in between the 'promoted' and search icon in. There's a big wide white line of nothingness. I can totally see all the stats/healthbars lined up there, and a small inventory screen. Maybe some buttons that when you press them, they slide out and expand (opening up inventory for example).

This way it would seamlessly integrate with the Steemit UI and users wouldn't have to sacrifice any screen space if they want to keep an eye on their Steempunks stuff.

Just thought I'd throw it out there!

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that is a great idea, i'll bring it up to the devs :) i'm sure i'll see you on there soon when you figure out what is messing up discord

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Yeah I'll try to stop by!

Are there any things that need to be done/contributed that don't involve graphics or coding?

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not that i'm aware of, at least not right now

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Also, while you're at it... tell them they should tokenize the equipment and items through SMT's!!!!!!!!!!

This would be a perfect use case for SMT's and thus help the Steemit ecosystem. PLUS... you could introduce rare/unique items that can be traded!

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it's already on the agenda; but probably a ways down the line.

Hey @allstarrunner do you know the specific increasing value of the SPF that you gain for commenting, voting and posting?

Kind regards
@copernicus

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I wish I did, but I have no idea. I've also noticed I haven't been able to get back to 1 SPF, only get as far as .95

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I hate the fact that I have to do a post on steemit every day to increase my SPF... but that's my tribute for this game (:

OHMYGOD...this is so cool and exciting!!!
I would love to become a part of this somehow.
Really looking forward to the Firefox extension :)