If you want to participate in providing feedback, play new features in Influence before the game is released, and earn some SWAY in our test-to-earn events, the Test Network is where this will all take place.
By now you likely know that Influence is both browser based and blockchain powered. (If not we recommend you take a look at the System Requirements Page)
This guide will walk you through all features and prerequisites to participate.
This is only required for participants who want to attempt to bridge assets from Layer 1 to Layer 2. If that makes no sense to you, we suggest skipping to "Set Up an ArgentX Wallet".
First, download and install the MetaMask wallet browser extension from the Chrome web store.
Once the extension is installed, open it and create, review and accept the terms of MetaMask and set a unique password.
Remember to write down your "Seed Phrase"
In order to interact with Influence in-game players will eventually be required to have an L2 wallet and all assets will also live on L2 if they want to be utilized in-game. This is also the case to participate in future TestNet activities.
First, download and install the Argent X wallet browser extension from the Chrome web store.
Once the extension is installed, open it and create, review and accept the terms of the StarkNet program and set a unique password. Please note that in this guide we will be using ArgentX and StarkNet in the Goerli Test Network settings, and not on mainnet.
It will take about a minute for the wallet’s contract to be deployed on-chain. (this is unique to Starknet, and is what will differentiate the wallet address from a regular Layer 1 [Ethereum] wallet.)
Once deployed, set up account recovery. Utilize the low security option for now (i.e. backup using seed phrase). The high security option is coming soon.
best practice is to create a separate address when using the testnet
The first step is to switch to the Goerli Network (if you do not use ArgentX the steps should be similar to your preferred wallet). To do this, simply login to your wallet and click on the button at the top labeled “Ethereum Mainnet.” Scroll down and click on “Goerli Test Network”. You should see your wallet has now switched onto the correct network.
You will need some Goerli ETH in your wallet to purchase asteroids and play around in the Influence testnet (these are not the real assets in-game and are strictly for testing).
In order to get some Goerli ETH we suggest using https://goerlifaucet.com/
To fund your wallet go to the link above and click “Alchemy Login” in the top right corner. (Avoid using other buttons as they sometimes take you to the wrong page). You will be prompted to login or create an account. If this is your first time, click “Create an Account” and login using an email address or the “Login with Google” button.
Once you do this the site will take you back to the main page where you can paste your ETH address into the prompt field and click “Send me ETH”. This will send you 0.1 testnet ETH immediately (this can only be done once per day).
At this point you should be able to see 0.1 ETH in your metamask wallet (ensure you are in the “Goerli Test Network” from Step 1).
Once your ArgentX account is ready, let's fund it with test network tokens. These tokens will allow you to mint asteroids and bridge assets from L2 to L1.
Go to https://faucet.goerli.starknet.io/ and input your address in the designated field and then “Send Request”. It will take a couple of minutes for the tokens to be available in your wallet.
Head over to the Influence TestNet Client and login into your wallet in-game. (top right corner)
Once you are logged in and verified that you are on the Goerli Test Network within your ArgentX wallet you are ready to play around.
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.
Login to both your MetaMask (L1) and ArgentX (L2) wallets and ensure you are on the Goerli Test Network
(Starting from L1 and going to L2)
Press the "Connect Ethereum Wallet" button. If you are already logged in and connected, it should bypass you to the next screen. If not, it will ask you to sign a transaction to syncronize your wallet with the application.
(Starting from L2 and going to L1)
Press the "Connect StarkNet Wallet" button. If you are already logged in and connected, it should bypass you to the next screen. If not, it will ask you to sign a transaction to syncronize your wallet with the application.
After ensuring that you have asteroids or crewmates in one of these wallets already, you will now select, by clicking, all of the assets you would like to bridge. Once selected the button "Bridge Assets" should be illuminated in blue.
Click the bridge assets button and confirm the transaction, as prompted by your wallet.
NOTE: Once confirmed this step can take a minute or two to complete. Please be patient. Once completed you will recieve a transaction completed message.
You're done, but if you want you can now bridge assets back to L1 or L2 to ensure it works both ways.
Remember, you need your assets on Layer 2 (ArgentX wallet) to utilize them in-game
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.
Navigate to “Map” here https://game-goerli.influenceth.io/ at the bottom and then click “Filters” to bring up the asteroid filtering panel.
From there we recommend inputting 1,000 as the minimum radius and 2,000 as the largest to ensure you are minting the smallest asteroids, so you can practice minting multiple without spending all of your testnet ETH.
Once you have clicked on an asteroid you can hit the “Details” button within the asteroid information section to the right. This will bring up all details about this asteroid and the “purchase” button. Simply follow the steps once you click “purchase”.
"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.
Hover over "Assets" and then click "Crew Members". Then on the right side of the game client click "Crew Details". This will bring up the "Owned Crew" screen where you can create new Adalians.
Once within the "Owned Crew" screen click the "+" button to start the adalian recruitment process
Follow the steps on screen to create your Adalian and customize their apperance. When complete ensure you click "Finalize" and confirm the transaction within your ArgentX wallet.
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.
Hover over "Assets" and then click "Crew Members". Then on the right side of the game client click "Crew Details". This will bring up the "Owned Crew" screen where you can manage your crew.
Once within the "Owned Crew" screen if you have “Stationed Crew, hover over them and click the “^” symbol to slot them into your crew. If you have none recruit some new Adalians to play around within this feature.