The ‘Living Lands’ formula was launched in Epoch 324 (March 2022). At the time is was a revolution for NFT gaming. It has evolved to be one of the most advanced smart contract based hold-to-earn and play-to-earn solutions available in Web3.
Cardano’s unique EUTxO model and stakepool technology makes it possible to regularly ‘harvest’ tokens produced by Terraform NFTs. These frequent, token heavy transactions are prohibitively costly on other blockchains but on Cardano the experience is seamless and costs just fractions of a dollar.
Harvesting of tokens can be done every epoch via the Nexus. You can gather up to 40 different Cardania resources based on your terraform attributes – Terraform info (attributes/resources).
For a small amount of ADA, you will receive the following tokens in return:
|RAD||Terraforms (Power Level) + ADA|
|Energy||Terraforms (Quantum Flux)|
|Resources||Terraforms (other attributes)|
Boost your Returns!
$RAD Boost – Add Founder’s Card
Adding a Founder’s Card to your wallet to boost your POWER LEVEL
10% – Red, Blue or Green
15% – Orange or Purple
20% – Black or White
25% – All colors (‘The Gauntlet’)
$RAD Boost – Attack another terraform
You can boost your $RAD income when you successfully attack your neighbors. This usually gives an additional 5-10%, depending on how successful you are at attacking! Check out Epoch Wars to see how to do this…
Harvest Boost – Add citizens
Assign a Citizen NFT to your Terraform to boost RESOURCE production by 25%
Only one Citizen per Terraform. Excludes RAD and energy
Attributes producing qty 5 resources will be boosted to 7.
Attributes producing qty 10 resources will be boosted to 13.
Maximise your $RAD Pickup – by Bagboy
The variables within your control are:
– How much power level do you have?
– How much ADA are you staking?
– Are you playing EpochWars?
The variables out of your control are:
– The SUMN average delegation
– The number of blocks SUMN got for the epoch
Check out the Whale Scale table below to see how much $RAD you can expect from your holdings.
Examples will be based on a SUMN delegation of 5 million ADA / 2000 delegators
|Whale Scale||ADA||Power Level||Blocks||$RAD|
|Stake & bake||20,000||0||1||8,000|
|Stake & bake||20,000||0||8||64,000|
|Whale hello there!||10,000||500||1||20,688|
|Whale hello there!||10,000||500||8||80,188|
|ADA poor, Terra rich!||10||750||1||25,035|
|ADA poor, Terra rich!||10||750||8||72,313|
Note! There are ‘modifier’ variables within the formula that are used for balancing… But I won’t complicate things by trying to explain with those. Just be aware the weighting can change from time to time between Terraform power level, ADA staking and the amount of blocks the Summoning Pool conjures.
GAMING was introduced some time after the initial harvesting function. So by playing the EpochWars game you can now pickup a lot of additional $RAD every epoch from gameplay. This is achieved by using your terraforms with other tokens to attack neighbors and benefit from their terraform’s power level, quantum flux and resources.
– You get the most benefit from Terraforms
– Terraforms can also be used to earn $RAD in EpochWars
– Returns improve if SUMN produces more blocks
– Returns adjust slightly with the average delegation
Full ‘Living Lands’ formula:
Previous Epoch: 420 Delegation Score [D] = Total Delegation / Total Delegators Delegation Score Modifier [Dm] = 0.065 Delegation Score Total [Dt] = [D] x [Dm] Block Score [B] = Total blocks produced in prior epoch Block Score Modifier [Bm] = 60 Block Score Total [Bt] = [B] x [Bm] Total Score [T] = [Dt] + [Bt] Land Constant [LC] = 0.15 Founder's Bonus [FB] = A bonus for Founder's card holding (25%) Land Modifier [L] = individualized NFT encoded modifier score between 1-9 + FB Efficiency [E] = RAD produced vs. potential due to lack of harvesting in previous epochs (100% for this epoch) ----------- Delegator's Score [DS] = Delegator's Active Stake Last Epoch / SUMN Total Active Stake Last Epoch Delegator's RAD [DR] = ( [B] * 2000000 ) * [DS] ----------- RAD Distribution [R] = ( ( [T] x ( [LC] x [L] ) ) + [DR] ) * [E] RAD from spoils (successful attacks): $$$