Phase 2 is an important launch that simulates and tests the bridging of Influence from Ethereum Layer 1 to StarkNet Layer 2. Additionly, there are several other in-game features which will be available to test alongside "Bridging".
This is an important moment for the Influence team to gather data on how new features perform so that we can improve our game, ensure reliability, educate the player base in a zero-risk environment, and prepare for the launch of the Exploitation release.
With that said, for novice users, please understand that the process of getting setup takes a few steps. We advise following along with this guide and using the video tutorials if you need help.
Prerequisites to participating
Bridging assets utilizing the Influence bridge application
Everything you need to be able to utilize and test features within Influence is outlined below.
You will only need to set this up once, and from there any future testnet launches will not require you to do this a second time.
There are two wallets you will need to setup and fund with Goerli Test Network ETH. This process is fairly simple and quick to do, but does require completing a few steps.
If you prefer not to set up a Layer 1 wallet (MetaMask) you can create only a Layer 2 wallet (ArgentX), but you won't be able to test the Influence "bridge" without both.
When setting up either of these wallets, please pay attention to the directions and ensure you write down your "Seed Phrase".
Funding your wallets with Test Network ETH will allow you to be able to take actions within the game. This is, for all intents and purposes, your currency for playing/testing Influence.
The below funding methods are all free to use, but all are 3rd party providers, and not operated or supported by the Influence team.
Bridging allows players to secure their assets on the layer where they feel most comfortable. For typical game play, once the game launches, players will utilize their L2 wallets (ArgentX).
Bridging will be available to participants who have previously minted asteroids within the testnet, or have minted asteroids/crewmates in the new testnet.
Influence is a strategy heavy MMO and, with that, taking time to understand the in-game client/UI is an important part for preparing to play when the game launches.
The below features will be avaliable starting August 29th:
Minting asteroids is the action of “purchasing” an asteroid. In TestNet you will be doing this with test network ETH which is free, so you are not actually spending any money. However, the process of purchasing asteroids once enabled within the main game client is the same.
"Adalian recruitment" is the process in-game where players will “create” their new crewmate. Upon starting your first Adalian Citizen creation, you will be shown a cinematic trailer immersing you into the story of Influence. Once the video completes you will begin creating your new character for Influence.
Once you have created your Adalian crewmate(s) through the Adalian recruitment process, you can now manage and form your crew within the “Crew Management Console”. Within this feature of the game you will have the opportunity to assign a captain, slot in up to five total active crewmates, and preview the details of your crew individually or as a unit.