Sunflower Land crosses the boundaries between web2 and web3. In order to achieve this, data needs to be synced from the game server to the blockchain.
This process required a "gas" fee which is paid to the validators on the MATIC 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:
The team have divided the game into two sections to easily identify the difference between the Web2 (Traditional) aspect of the game and the Web3 (Blockchain)
Web2 - Sunflower Town
Web3 - Goblin Village
All actions in Sunflower Town are stored on the game server and all actions in Goblin Village are stored on the blockchain.
This is where Sunflower Land blends both worlds. Consider the server side of your game a temporary state that requires saving so that you can close the browser without losing progress but in order to ensure it's safety, you need a checkpoint that can never be erased. This is called Syncing on Chain.
There will be instances where we will encourage a player to sync on chain. This is due to a large amount of resources minted during a single session. It is important for security reasons that off-chain progress does not fall too far out of sync with the on-chain data.
When to sync?
Only items that are synced on-chain will appear on Goblin Village. If you want to craft, trade, or withdraw something then you must first sync those items on-chain. If you do not do this, your items will not be visible in Goblin Village.
Progress will not be lost if you do go to Goblin Village and perform an action without first syncing.
Each time you sync, the Blacksmith's and Shop's stocks replenish. This means you can buy more tools and seeds to plant.
Problems with Syncing
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.