Can I earn money by playing Skyweaver? Is Skyweaver Play-to-Earn or Play-to-Own? I can’t count how often I have seen this or similar questions. In fact, it is very natural to ask this question for a game that is on blockchain and offers tradable items. I have also seen people asking or debating if Skyweaver is P2E(Play-to-Earn) or P2O(Play-to-Own) many times. So let’s answer this debate. While doing so, let’s explain in a simple way what is P2E and P2O. Finally, let’s talk about why it is important to understand what business model Skyweaver uses and how it matters for players.
What is Play-to-Earn?
Play-to-Earn is a business model that is used in the digital gaming industry that allows users to sell their in-game items to make a profit in terms of money that we use in real life. P2E games exist on blockchains and allow users to truly have ownership of the in-game items that they earn. Users are free to sell, trade, or keep them. In standard games that do not exist on the blockchain, players have the license to use the items that they earn in games not the true ownership. Trading capabilities are very limited, usually only allowed within the game or platform. For example, Counter-Strike and Steam.
If the game servers get closed one day, users lose all of their items and in most cases, it is not legal to convert these items to cash. Players will have to use 3rd party platforms which may not be safe. However, when the game exists on a blockchain, players are totally free to do whatever they want with their items and even if they get shut down one day, players don’t lose their items because the items are stored in their wallets.
As the name suggests, the games that use the P2E business model focus mostly on making the game function in a way that, players can earn money while progressing in the game or while playing it. So, the game’s economy, and gameplay can focus more on earnings than user experience. It is important to note this to understand better why Skyweaver’s business model matters.
What is Play-to-Own
Play-to-Own is a very similar business model to Play-to-Earn. P2O games share almost most features of P2E games. They exist on blockchains, you are free to do whatever you want with your items, etc… However, there is one important difference. P2O games prioritize gameplay and user experience more than earnings. The essence is being able to truly own the items that you earn while enjoying a good gaming experience. They can be very similar to regular Web2 games that we see but you can own your items. On the other hand, for a long time, players complained that most of the P2E games don’t provide smooth, enjoyable gaming experiences. P2O games can tackle this issue by prioritizing gameplay more than earnings.
Can you also make a profit by playing P2O games? Yes, sometimes you can, but it is important to remember that the developers of the game, design the game with ownership in mind, not earnings. So, it is important to approach P2O games as standard games that we regularly play, the goal should be enjoying the game more than focusing on earnings. Otherwise, it is easy to get disappointed when you don’t earn the amount that you expect.
Is Skyweaver Play-to-Earn or Play-to-Own?
Now that you have a better understanding of what is Play-to-Earn and what is Play-to-Own, I think you already know the answer if you played Skyweaver before. Skyweaver is a Play-to-Own game in which you can truly own the items that you win in the game. In Skyweaver’s case currently, these include; Gold cards, Silver Cards, Stickers, Crystals, Card backs, and Hero skins.
Skywever focuses on delivering an enjoyable and competitive gameplay experience. On top of this, it lets players own the items that they won in the game. Skyweaver’s focus is not to make players earn tons of money, and if players join the game with this mindset, they may not find what they are looking for.
Is it possible to earn money by playing Skyweaver?
Simply, it is possible. But, you must be very good at the game and dedicated to it. Also, earning something can take a very long time, because you will have to progress in the game, especially if you don’t plan to invest any money into it.
So, to be honest with you, most people who join Skyweaver will not make profits. But that’s totally okay. Why? Because as I mentioned earlier, Skyweaver is Play-to-Own. It promises you true ownership of your items, it doesn’t promise profits.
I hope players who read this post now have a better understanding of what Skyweaver is, and how to approach this game. Skyweaver welcomes all sorts of players, both Web3 and Web2 enjoyers. It offers the beautiful gameplay experience of a Web2 game and adds innovative features of Web3 on top of it.
If you haven’t signed up already, you can play Skyweaver from this link. Do you wanna learn more about the game? Don’t hesitate to check this website. For any questions or to keep updated with future posts you can join Skyweaverleagues Discord. See you in the Sky!