Block Explorers & Movement System
What are block explorers?
In online games avatars are usually used to quickly identify a player from the mass. Upland introduced avatars in October 2019 and named them block explorers. In crypto terms a blockchain explorer is a program that allows users to view the data that is stored on the blockchain. It’s similar to the explorer on a windows PC or a google search.
Coming soon: Block Explorer Shops
For Q2 2021 it is planned to release block explorer shops in Upland. In those shops players can buy special explorers or sell their own explorers to others.
Example of Visitor Status Block Explorers
Example of a custom Block Explorer
(requires Director Status)
How does the movement system work?
In online games avatars are usually used to quickly identify a player from the mass. Most likely they are customizable to a certain degree making them somewhat unique. Upland introduced avatars in October 2019 and named them block explorers. Fun fact: in crypto terms a blockchain explorer is a program that allows users to view the data that is stored on a blockchain. In simple words, it is similar to the explorer on a windows PC or a google search in relation to the internet.
Let’s see how to move your block explorer in Upland:
Sends can be described as the fuel for visiting properties in Upland. Whenever you move to another player’s property you will consume one send. The random movement of your block explorer does not consume any sends. In the current version you can carry 11 sends at once and use up to 40 sends per day. Sends look like paper planes on the map and you can collect them via clicking on them. However, you can only collect sends when you are in discover range of a send, so you have to move your block explorer close to the paper plane to be able to collect it. An example of a send is shown in the screenshot.
Sends in Upland
Each block explorer has a marked trail that indicates the last visited places. It is a transparent line that will appear after your block explorer starts moving. Trails also give you the chance to take a look at your last discovered properties. After a certain period of time the trail will vanish.
Example of a trail (light grey line)