The game requires users to have a Web3 wallet. It is used to display a users Digital Collections and Crypto Assets. The wallet is a simple interface to connect a user to a blockchain via a secret passphrase which is known as a "seed phrase" (this is 12 randomly generated simple English words) Against typical perceptions, nothing is ever stored on a wallet. The seed phrase is simply a key to tell a blockchain which assets the user has access to. This means that you can take any seed phrase and import it into any wallet to view a users assets. It's also why it's so important to guard it with the upmost security as most people who are hacked or scammed in Web3, have their seed phrase compromised at some level.
This is the industry standard Web3 wallet and available for both Browser Extension and also Mobile. You will need to download Metamask and install it on your preferred device. Then you'll need to create a MetaMask account. Once complete you will need to enable the Polygon network which is explained at the bottom of this page.
We wanted to give users the opportunity to enjoy our game without the stress of learning about networks or seed phrases so if you just wanted to get started quickly with a social or Email login then sequence is for you. This wallet can be setup in one simple click using the website https://sequence.app/ Unlike Metamask though, you do not control the seed phrase of your Sequence wallet so it is not recommended to use it for long term storage. This is considered an active "HOT" wallet, great for simple day to day use without the need to worry about the tech behind it.
Wallet connect is an open source protocol for connecting decentralised applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. This give users the ability to connect to over 170 different Web3 wallets and over 450 different Web3 Apps. More information can be found on their official website - https://walletconnect.com/
You will need to connect your web3 wallet to the Polygon blockchain.
To connect to the Polygon network you can follow the following article: https://medium.com/stakingbits/setting-up-metamask-for-polygon-matic-network-838058f6d844 Your Network configuration should look similar to the following:
When Polygon has heavy traffic, a you may face difficulties connecting to the network. When this happens you can optionally use one of the following RPC URLs in your Metamask config.
If you are using Metamask as your Web3 wallet you will also need to ensure that you have some $MATIC to purchase your farm. $MATIC is the native crypto asset for the Polygon Blockchain and is referred to as a "Gas Token" which is used for Transaction fees. Each time you make an on-chain transaction you will need to pay a small amount of $MATIC, this is sent to a series of anonymous validators who verify that the transaction is genuine and it is then stored on the blockchain as immutable data, living forever. Sequence has the ability for you to purchase your farm from your bank or credit card and you don't need to worry about having MATIC for the transactions, you will need a form of currency though for purchases and transaction fees, this could be USDC or SFL which can be purchased with a single click within their app.
If you need to purchase MATIC tokens, they are available on a range of open exchanges and on-ramps. This quick video shows you an easy way to use Metamask to achieve this, other more cost effect ways are available. If you need help, we recommend asking inside our Discord.