Today, the Blocklords team announced that they are now ready to test a new version of their game on the TRON Testnet. Players who are interested in joining the game can do so for free and help developers prepare the game for the official launch on the TRON mainnet.
How To Join The Testing Phase?
To join the testing phase, you must sign up for the Blocklords newsletter. It's also recommended that you join Blocklords' community channels in order to stay up-to-date and exchange information with other players.
Since the game will launch on the TRON Network, you must have a registered Tronlink wallet. Once you've created a wallet, navigate to "Settings" in the top right corner and select "Shasta Testnet" as your node. You must also copy your wallet address and paste it here in order to receive Test TRX coins.
Once you've completed the following steps, the Blocklords team will give you a link for the game via email. The link will take you to the Blocklords landing page, which contains basic information about the game. To test the game, simply click the "Play" button.
Testing The Game
Once you're inside the game, you'll have the option to select one of the 3 available heroes. These heroes have different stats and items, which you can see by clicking on each hero. Select the one that you like the most and click "Create". The Tronlink popup will appear and ask you to confirm the transaction. Since this is happening on the testnet, the transaction will be free of charge.
You'll then be taken to a "Hero Profile" page, which displays your hero and its pertaining items, abilities and so on. If you've just started the game, you'll have no items in your inventory. To acquire items, click on the map icon (looks like a paper scroll, top right corner).
The map will display various strategic points, such as markets, strongholds, and bandits, with each point serving a unique purpose. For example, you can visit markets to buy items, strongholds to earn items and bandits to earn EXP. Since your inventory is empty, you should visit strongholds to earn some items.
It's Battle Time
Once you've selected a stronghold, the game will display a Scouting screen, which shows information regarding your opponent. By capturing a stronghold, you're increasing your chances of dropping items. If you think you can beat your opponent, click "Attack" and confirm your transaction.
If you manage to capture a stronghold, it's probably a good idea to visit markets to sell or buy items. Alternatively, you may equip your Hero with these items in order to occupy more strongholds; the more Strongholds you conquer, the better.
Note that this is a beta testing phase, and you'll likely experience in-game bugs. If you encounter any bugs, contact the Blocklords team and share your discovery with them.