Moonbase: The Game
Moonbase the Game (Season 2 of ROPE NFT Staking) was scheduled to be released on October 19th as a partnership between the ROPE team and the BASED team. A deal was made, arranging for BASED to provide the art for Season 2 of ROPE’s NFT Staking, and for ROPE to provide the NFT minting platform for BASED’s new card game, Moonbase — the Game.
Unfortunately, on October 19th (the scheduled day of launch), the BASED team asked that we delay launch for them to fix some of the art. The next day, after a meeting between the ROPE and BASED teams, the BASED team asked that we again delay launch, so that their team could prepare marketing and communications for the season. Today, the BASED team has told us that they no longer want to move forward with the season, as it “does not benefit their team”, despite the fact that it would bring massive amounts of liquidity to the BASED token pairs. Their team does not care about liquidity for the token. After multiple calls, their team was unwilling to budge, and wanted to shut down the season entirely.
As you can imagine, we were not willing to do this. As such, we are moving forward as originally planned. The BASED team sent us the completed and signed off art on the 20th, in preparation for launch. We are going to release Season 2 as originally planned, in the way that was originally discussed between both teams, to benefit both the ROPE and BASED communities. This article will also be released in its original form, with the additional forewarning.
The Skinny on Season 2
Rope is partnering with the Based team for Season 2. The Rope platform is being used as the official NFT minter for Moonbase — The Game. The BASED team has created an amazing set of 41 cards based on the lore and culture around Based and the Moonbase. We’ve collaborated on the NFT minting and farming logistics, to ensure the HOPE production and NFT minting rates are fair for both communities.
The Based community has been very supportive of the Rope project since launch and we’re proud of this collaboration for Season 2. Being the fans of fair games that we are, there will be some additional pools added for Season 2 to help keep the Rope game fair to new players, and open to BASED token holders. Fairness has always been an objective and core principal for Rope, so let’s go over the new pools.
Season 2 Pools
The dead devs have implemented severe HOPE inflation for Season 2. This helps keep things fair for new players coming in for Season 2, without completely devaluing any HOPE players have leftover from Season 1. This ensure new players joining for Season 2 can adequately compete with existing players from previous seasons.
This is a BASED season and as such, pools are slightly weighted in favor of BASED holders, but Season 1 players will recall there’s more than one way to play Rope.
All Season 2 Pools:
- BASED/ETH UNI LP (max stake 25 LP tokens)
- mbBASED (max stake 10,000 mbBASED)
- ROPE/ETH UNI LP (max stake 40 LP tokens)
- ROPE staking (max stake 60 ROPE)
- NFT Staking (S1 rares, S1 uncommons, charity set)
Note that an additional HOPE multiplier can be obtained by farming ROPE through the Spindle with stablecoin pairs (Uniswap LP tokens), up to 2x HOPE generation.
Rope Game Mechanics
In Season 1 players fought to accumulate HOPE in a competitive environment to redeem individual NFT cards, Season 2 is a little bit different. Instead of 10 sets of cards for both uncommon and rare sets, there will be 42 cards divided into 7 rarity categories:
- Shit tier (4 cards, quantity 1111)
- Gold tier (17 cards, quantity 666)
- Based tier (5 cards, quantity 420)
- 420 tier (5 cards, quantity 69)
- Super tier (6 cards, quantity 13)
- Duper tier (4 cards, quantity 3)
- God tier (1 card, quantity 1)
In Season 2, players will redeem HOPE to purchased randomized NFT packs. When redeemed, the NFT card pack will be opened, and the card inside will be revealed and added to your Deck. There are 2 tiers of card packs:
- Pleb Pack: contains all tier
- Rat Pack: contains the higher tier rarer cards: Based, 420, super, duper, and god
The probabilities of each card in the pack can be viewed by clicking the card pack image on the Season 2 page.
The randomized packs add an additional level of fairness to the game. In order to get a full card set, players will need to open packs of both tier to get the cards they need for Moonbase — The Game. Additionally, any player can luck out and score very rare cards by opening packs, regardless of their net worth!
NFT staking of Season 2 cards will not be active upon launch, this will be left up to community vote after.
Moonbase — The Game will be developed into a functional game by the Based community. ROPE is simply the NFT minting engine for distributing the cards in a fair way to the BASED and ROPE communities.