Fantasy.Top: An In-Depth Review

By  Pratik May 15, 2024

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Introduction

The world of crypto gaming has recently witnessed a massive stir with the launch of Fantasy.Top card game. Launched on top of Blast, Fantasy allows players to buy cards of their favorite crypto influencers, which then earn points based on their social media engagement. The game has already generated significant revenue for its influencer "heroes" in its first week, distributing US$1.25M to them.

This revenue is generated from the trading volume and profits on the platform, highlighting the potential for us to earn some cool rewards! Additionally, we can earn a 1.5% commission on all sales of their cards, providing further incentives to participate in the game. Earlier, we shared our take on the Fantasy.Top airdrop , and now having spent some time exploring this platform, we're excited to share our in-depth review with you all!

Gameplay and Mechanics

At its core, Fantasy.Top is reminiscent of popular fantasy games but with an interesting twist. We can purchase cards of our favorite crypto influencers—basically crypto YouTubers, industry stalwarts and crypto evangelists—and can directly support them while competing with others in a fantasy setting.

Here's how to get started with Fantasy.Top:

  1. Create an Account: Visit the Fantasy.Top website and sign up through your Twitter account. This will allow you to access the game and manage your cards.
  2. Purchase Cards: Once you have an account, you can buy cards of your favorite influencers. Each card's value is based on the influencer's social media engagement. You can purchase these cards from the marketplace within the game or trade with other players.
  3. Form Your Deck: After acquiring cards, you'll need to form a deck. Your deck can include any combination of cards you own. The game involves strategic decision-making, so choose cards that represent influencers you believe will be active and engaging on social media during the game.

That's like the basics. But, currently, a pack of cards costs about around 0.4-0.5 ETH, which is quite pricey. This raises several important questions for us and other new players:

  1. Should I buy a pack or individual cards?
  2. Is a rare card good?

Let's address these questions.

While the appeal of opening a pack and potentially striking gold is enticing, it's not always like that and it's better to remain realistic. The chances of making a fortune from a pack are slim. Therefore, it's generally wiser to buy specific cards based on who you predict will perform well in the weekly tournament.

So, should you buy cards outright or bid on them?

Bidding is often the better strategy. It allows you to see the market spread, enabling you to be more competitive or place a low bid. We've observed cards fluctuate between 0.15 and 0.25 ETH. Securing even a 0.01 ETH discount can make a significant difference, potentially allowing you to afford an additional card.

Now, coming to rarity—yes, it does play a significant role in Fantasy.Top. Here's how it breaks down:

  1. Uncommon: Multiplier of x1 for Hero Score
  2. Rare: Multiplier of x1.5 for Hero Score
  3. Epic: Multiplier of x2 for Hero Score
  4. Legendary: Multiplier of x2.5 for Hero Score

The "Hero Score" is determined by the algorithm's points assigned during the tournament. To clarify, the tournament lasts for one week and during this period, hero cards accumulate points based on the engagement algorithm mentioned above.

Okay, so now that we have a clear understanding of the game's mechanics, let's take a closer look at the other key components of the crypto card game.

Earning Potential Through Fantasy

Once you have your deck, the game begins. The value and points of your cards will change based on the real-world social media activity of the influencers they represent. The more engagement an influencer has, the higher the value and points their card will earn.

Fantasy.Top encourages trading among players. You can trade cards to improve your deck or to earn profits. The game also features tournaments and leaderboards where you can compete against other players for rewards. As your cards earn points, you can earn rewards. These can include a 1.5% commission on all sales of your cards, and other prizes from tournaments and events.

UI & UX of Fantasy.Top

The overall design of Fantasy.Top might be polarizing for some, but we found it to be clean, straightforward, and charmingly retro. While there are a few rough edges, these can likely be smoothed out with future updates. Regarding usability, the platform is fairly intuitive, making it easy to navigate the entire process. Although there's always room for improvement, crypto degens should find it quite accessible and easy to grasp.

Community and Support

A strong and engaged community is often the backbone of successful P2E projects, and Fantasy.Top is no exception. The platform encourages players to interact with and support their favorite influencers, creating a strong sense of community among its user base. This engagement is further incentivized through rewards and promotions, making it an attractive option for those looking to connect with like-minded individuals in the crypto space.

Tips for Success

  1. Research influencers before purchasing their cards. Look for those who are active on social media and have a large following.
  2. Keep an eye on the fantasy card market. The value of cards can change quickly, so be prepared to buy or sell at the right time.
  3. Engage with the community. Fantasy.Top has a strong community aspect, and engaging with other players can provide valuable insights and tips.
  4. Stay updated on the latest news and trends in the crypto and influencer space. This can help you predict which influencers are likely to have high engagement, and thus, earn more points.

Conclusion

Fantasy.Top has carved out a niche in the burgeoning P2E market, offering a unique blend of traditional card game and blockchain technology. Its user-friendly interface, robust earning potential, and strong community support make it a standout platform in the space. As the platform continues to grow and evolve, it is poised to attract more players and influencers, thereby broadening its revenue streams. Eventually, this growth could position it as one of the top crypto games out there, while also attracting significant interest from investors and institutions alike.