The fourth article in a series describing the upcoming “World” expansion for the MegaCryptoPolis city builder strategy game.
It’s hard to imagine a city without developed infrastructure, especially a virtual one. Today we are happy to introduce one of the key pillars for the upcoming transition to Mega World metaverse — the transportation system.
Urban means of transportation aims at supporting demands generated by the World expansion to ensure comfortable mobility of Citizens in the large city.
Once the Mega World goes live, the broad population of newly arrived Citizens will breath life into decentralized metaverse streets following the Public Transport Map.
Transportation system defines the routes players will take in their adventure from the very start of their free-to-play career. These routes will describe the way for traffic to be distributed throughout the gaming map distinguishing trendy spots from suburbs.
Multilevel system to enable convenient navigation for Citizens will consist of:
- Subway — fast travel between Districts,
- Bus rapid transit — roam within a District,
- Airlines — travel to another city (network),
- Taxi — get quick to any desired location in return for $WORLD.
- Hoverboard — levitating board used to race the streets of the metaverse;
- Cars — the convenience of a Taxi without fare;
- Helicopters —a faster form of personal transportation with a view.
Players will be able to start building Subways and Bus Stations already on the 28th of September 2021. Districts owners will be given 30 days prior right to build a Subway in their District.
Constructing Bus Stops and Subway Stations allows to aggregate traffic in the metaverse around your objects, to define custom names for locations on the gaming map and enables a convenient navigation for everybody once the Mega World starts.
Entering a Subway Station or a Bus Stop with a Citizen in the Mega World will open a Public Transport menu with the list of all the Stations and Bus Stops available.
The first Subway Stations will be located in Main Towers on both gaming maps — in Ethereum and TRON. That will grant access to the transportation system for all the players, including new ones constantly arriving from the Airport.
Every District is allowed to have only 1 Subway Station. A Subway Station requires 4 land plots (2x2 field) and a lot of Resources to be constructed.
A Subway Station can be constructed by any player*. However, after a Subway Station is constructed in a District no other player is able to construct another Subway Station in that District unless the first one is demolished.
Subway Station actually allows to define a custom name for a District to be displayed on a public transport map.
* — There will be a period for 1 month given for District owners to construct a Subway Station in their District. After that a Station can be constructed by any other player.
Every Subway Station also has a Bus Stop inside to grant an easy access to selecting a Bus Stop in a District for a visitor.
Going by bus is the best way to get from one side of a District to another. Also every Bus Stop allows to reach the nearest Subway station to travel then to any other part of the World.
A Bus Stop can be added to a Level 3 Commercial building (or higher) located adjacent to a road. As the Bus Stop is required a sidewalk to be positioned on, sadly, there is no way to add one on a park lane located Commercial.
Also there is a limit on a minimal distance between two stations — no Bus Stop can be constructed in 15x15 land plots field around existing one.
Finally, we’ll have an Airport to allow for seamless passenger flow between Ethereum and TRON maps.
Airport is also the place where a new Citizen arrives when first starting the game. A route from the Airport to the Main Tower will become the core part of a new player tutorial to introduce the Mega World.
Airports are publicly owned objects, just like Main Towers on both maps. For bad or good, no single player will be able to control one.
Taxi & Personal Transport
As it was mentioned before, Vehicle tokens along with the upcoming Helicopters will be used to travel with convenience in the Mega World. Taxi is just a type of Vehicle for hire to be used by a single Citizen for a small fare in $WORLD.
Give Your Quarter a Name
Every Subway Station and a Bus Stop can be given a name to appear on the Public Transport Map. These buildings will not ask any ETH/TRX for taxes or commissions to be constructed on operated, only Resources in reasonable amounts are required.
Please be informed all the names are post moderated. In case a suggested name does net comply with project’s Terms & Conditions and Publicly accepted rules, a Station / Stop can be delisted from the public city map until renamed properly.
Shaping the Future of the Metaverse Today!
It’s all about players to build the transit system for the metaverse.
Some of the benefits of taking part in that historical moment are:
- Give names to metaverse quarters — you define how Citizens will call ‘em
- Place ads on your Bus Stops and Subway Station once the World is live
- Gather traffic around your objects
- Develop your District to attract Custom Building owners and Storefront operators to evolve around
Give it a ride!
Once there will be enough Subway Stations and Bus Stops, we’d love to invite you to give the transit system a stress test. The upcoming Mega World Demo Stage 2 will allow using the Public Transport Map to navigate on the gaming map with a Citizen as an avatar.
Get your resources ready — join the collective attempt to map the city routes to your and everyone’s benefit — help us in shaping the public transportation map of the metaverse. Plan Subway Stations and Bus routes for the Mega World Citizens or supply the wealthiest with private means of transport, such as Cars and Helicopters.
The metaverse is around the corner, don’t miss the train!
The World story to be told in seven chapters:
- Introduction — MegaCryptoPolis Transformation to Metaverse
- Chapter I. Custom Buildings
- Chapter II. Interiors & NFT Objects
- Chapter III. Missions
- Chapter IV. Transportation ✅
- Chapter V. Materials & Crafting
- Chapter VI. Unique Citizens
- Chapter VII. Governance
WORLD CONCEPT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. DESCRIBED FEATURES MAY NOT BE IMPLEMENTED OR MAY BE IMPLEMENTED NOT AS DESCRIBED.