We are strong believers that Web3 will encourage emergent gameplay and unlock a new realm of possibilities around ownership and fun!
Every single game item in Sunflower Land is stored on the Blockchain - this includes seeds, crops, tools, skills, clothing, food, expansions, achievements and much more!
This creates an environment where players can have ownership of their in-game resources and opens up the possibility for our open source community to build experiences on top of these publicly available Blockchain tokens!
While you play the game, all of the resources you gather reside in a temporary game server. When these items move to the Blockchain they became NFTs, SFTs and ERC20 tokens that can be owned, transferred and traded.
To move data to the Blockchain, a player must 'Sync on Chain'.
This involves a player using their Web3 wallet to verify and submit a transaction onto the Blockchain - this process required a "gas" fee which is paid to the validators on the Polygon network to authenticate the transaction. There is also a small fee which Sunflower Land adds and this is how we ensure the game can continue to thrive. Learn more about the fee structure here:
- 1.Replenish Stock
To encourage players to move their data to the Blockchain, there is a limit of stock available for seeds and tools. Each time you sync, the Blacksmith's and Shop's stocks replenish. This means you can buy more tools and seeds to plant.
2. Secure your items
Our game server offers a temporary solution to your progress. The Blockchain is immutable and the source of truth so when players have played for too long and gathered too many items we require them to sync their data on chain. You can think of this as an important checkpoint in the game.
If you want to withdraw, trade or craft rare items you will need to visit Goblin Retreat. This is a decentralised island that requires all actions are submitted directly to the Blockchain.
If your items are not on the Blockchain, they will not appear at Goblin Retreat.
Sometimes the network is busy, this means that the gas fee might be higher than normal. You can always check this via https://polygonscan.com/gastracker
If you are struggling to sync due to in game errors you can try the following:
First , click on the Site Suggested, when the Metamask window pops up
This will allow you to edit the gas fee, Try using aggressive as this may fix most problems.
In most cases this will fix any problems, if not. Then please consider trying to reset metamask by clicking settings - advanced - reset account
If this does not fix any sync problems, then try clearing your cache, resetting your device and failing that ask us in discord.