STEPN introduces Health Points
The new Health Points (HP) attribute has been introduced in order to provide long-term sustainability to the move-to-earn game.
Move-to-earn Web3 app STEPN has released a new update that adds in a new attribute called Health Points (HP). This new attribute was made in order to add another token sink while bringing “relevance to the Comfort attribute” before the launch of GMT earning. A GMT buyback and burn program was recently announced.
In a lengthy Twitter thread, the developers describe HP as being similar to durability, taking on a dual-decay system in an effort to provide long-term sustainability to the game. This new attribute is shown in the shape of a capsule in the Sneaker’s background.
Whenever a player moves, their HP decays. The amount that is decayed depends on the amount of Energy used, the quality of the Sneaker as well as the Comfort Stat. The higher the Comfort Stat is, the lower the decay. Restoring HP requires burning a combination of GST, GMT and Comfort Gems.
Every Sneaker starts with 100% HP. If HP is lower than 20%, then the Sneaker is unable to provide energy in the specific realm it is in, but if HP is equal to 0, then the Sneaker is no longer usable for moving. Players who want to transfer their Sneaker or list it for selling on the marketplace need to have HP at 100%. The new attribute represents a long-term token sink, meaning that Sneakers of high quality could take years before needing to restore HP, but higher quality Sneakers do have higher costs when it comes to restoring HP. A Sneaker’s HP will not decay within the first 48 hours of the NFT being minted.
A change has been made to the Sneaker Enhancement feature. From now on, Sneakers need a mint count of at least 3 in order to successfully do Sneaker Enhancement. The price of opening Mystery Boxes has also been adjusted, but the rewards within are now better.
Some temporary tweaks have been introduced to the newly-released Realm 3: APE Realm. There’s now a mint cooldown of 48 hours, while the cost of mint has been set to 90 GST + 10 GMT for minting a common Sneaker. The cost for those of higher quality is of course higher. The team says that these mint costs may end up getting changed sometime in the future.