โ€‹Yes, Artifacts are the second expression of the greater player-driven economic loops where fees such as Marketplace and Jobs are cycled back as rewards for players of gameplay achievement. The Refer-a-Friend system is the first form of cycling back the player fees to players that grow Land Rush.

Each Artifact has a dedicated recipe for the daily claim of 150 Dusk, with a 20-hour cool-down. The remaining Dusk balance on each Artifact is written as mutable data on the NFT.Each Artifact has a high Cultural Point value that will be used in the upcoming Habitats and Settlements expansion.

Naturally, as each Artifact is an NFT, the owning player may choose to trade or sell the Artifact at any time. The Million on Mars: Land Rush server listens to changes of ownership for the NFTs in our collection and when we detect that that Artifact has changed hands a number of actions take place:

  • Any crafting currently underway inside the Artifact building is canceled and the inputs are destroyed (no refunds of input materials)

  • The current plot of land mutable data is wiped clean of the Artifact.

  • The new owner of the Artifact NFT will see the NFT card with the button to claim this NFT, use it in-game and install it on their plot of land.

  • The new player now has the right to claim any remaining Dusk balance on the Artifact NFT via the special recipe on the building with the 20-hour cool-down

How to Get an Artifact!?

Okay those are the attributes of Artifacts - but how to actually get one of these precious mint #1 of 1 NFTs?Play Land Rush - and play it hard!Shards of Artifacts are rare drops across a variety of game systems. Play these game systems and if you are fortunate and/or play hard you will soon be collecting Artifact Shards!Be the first player to collect 100 Shards of a particular Artifact and rush to the in-game Shop and select the Artifact that matches your 100 Shard collection and turn it in and ring the bell! For example, through a combination of Ice Mining and Regolith Mining perhaps you were the first player to collect 100 Shards of Velmaโ€™s Mining Rig.Generic Tasks:

  • Scavenging! - Loot Boxes from cargo caravans, hoppers, and wayward rovers occasionally leave behind valuable resources - but you will need to find a Key Card or if you are feeling lucky - Key Jammers might do the trick.

  • The Cantina - The Scrap Collection has a much better chance for an Artifact Shard vs Transport Ice deal, and far better than the Shred Some Seeds

  • Redeem Blueprint Credit - strong rumors that the Bazaar has scattered some Artifact Shards in the Redeem Credit loot

  • Mining - recent advances in the Mining Rigs have them being sensitive to delicate Shards of Artifacts and will alert the mining operators of these treasures. Naturally, drilling deeper into Mars yields stronger results.

โ€‹Specific Tasks:

  • Explorer Missions - Explorer Rovers just got a software update and their sensors are now tuned to locate Artifact Shards across the surface of Mars. Note that the 50% Risk has a much better chance than the 20% Risk Mission option.

  • Grind and Brew - Brewing a Cup of coffee is a great way to get that clarity of mind to start your day - and to spot those Artifact Shards!

  • Soytastic! - These wonder pods of green protein have increased their yields and are now occasionally sprouting Artifact Shards!

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