Yesterday, Chainbrakers announced the next stage for their public crowdsale. The next stage is scheduled for April 2 and will introduce Gen 2 smart contracts, which will bring major changes to rare and epic items, as well as to their honor rewards system.
The Chainbreakers team unveiled that all newly minted Gen 2 items will have a slightly different visual appearance in comparison to Gen 1 items. Specifically, the newly minted Gen 2 items will be less colorful and slightly dimmer than the currently available Gen 1 items.
In the above image, you can see the difference between old (Gen 1) and new (Gen 2) items. Both items are Rare and will have equal in-game stats, it’s just that the Gen 1 items look visually more appealing. It's also reasonable to assume that the Gen 1 items will be more valuable due to their appearance.
When the Chainbreakers crowdsale was launched, the team decided to mint Epic armor with 10% bonus attributes. However, now that the Gen 2 items are arriving, which will be powered by Gen 2 smart contracts, all the newly minted epic armor will have 9% instead of 10% attribute bonus.
The Chainbreakers team is advising all the players who wish to purchase Epic armor to do so prior to April 2. After the Gen 2 smart contract update is implemented, Epic armor with 10% bonus will no longer be purchasable (the same goes for Gen 1 items with more appealing visuals).
The Chainbreakers honor rewards system will also experience changes once the Gen 2 smart contracts are implemented. Specifically, the honor rewards system will be tweaked in such a way that would benefit early adopters.
To those that don't know, Chainbreakers did a very similar thing when they were shifting from Gen 0 to Gen 1 smart contracts. For instance, for purchasing Gen 0 common items, players would receive 4 rewards points, 3 points for Gen 1 items, and 2 for Gen 2 items.
Chainbreakers players receive the most amount of points for purchasing Legendary items. Early adopters who purchased Legendary items while Gen 0 smart contracts were powering the game, received 300 points for their support. Purchasing the available Gen 1 Legendary items will earn you 250 points, and the newly announced Gen 2 items will give you 200 points.
As you can see, there's a significant disparity between Gen 1 and Gen 2 honor rewards, which is why it is recommendable that you purchase these items prior to April 2 in order to get the best rewards.