The moment we have been all waiting for is here. The gear is out of the box. The chests burning a hole in our inventories will be soon no more because the DGPals Team is gradually rolling out the newest collection in their metaverse: the Equipment. The collection can be viewed on Ebisu’s Bay for now, as the Team is still working on displaying the Equipment on their own website. So if you are uncertain where did your chests disappear, log in to a marketplace using your Metamask, and check the contents of your wallet to see if the Equipment NFTs are there. You might be pleasantly surprised.
But what is the DGP Equipment? According to the Whitepaper, “Equipment are NFTs that are intended to add an additional layer of customisation and gaming experience to each of the different games.” The Equipment is scheduled to be integrated into the DGP Legends in October. But we can be expecting that as the Team makes progress on their roadmap and launches new games (mainly the DGP Adventure planned for early next year) gear will get additional use cases.
The initial batch of equipment NFTs was to be minted and distributed to owners in August. The DGP Team made this deadline just in time as the first batch of equipment began to roll out on Aug 31. The Team minted just two dozen pieces of gear to test if the minting sequence performs well. Shortly thereafter, more players had their gear dropped to their inventories.
Currently, the Team opens the players’ Mystery Chests and mints the gear contained in those chests without cost on the blockchain. Unfortunately, this means that we do not get to see the opening animation we saw in the trailer, and we do not get to experience the thrill and excitement of a pack opening (followed by the dismay of not getting the piece of gear we have been searching for). But hopefully, once the feature is tested the team gets to create an animation sequence for the chest-opening so all of our players who love packs and boosters get what they have been longing for.
While the team is first focusing on opening the Mystery Chests (lowest tier), the equipment rollout should gradually extend to higher chest rarities too (including Epic and Legendary chests). Another caveat that is worth mentioning is that the equipment drop from a chest is not guaranteed. Players can also receive resources, such as gems, that can be later used for equipment upgrades. Please refer to the following chart for the loot table of the Mystery Chests.
If you do get lucky opening your chests to find a piece of equipment, you should know more about how to identify the rarity, quality, and the set your gear belongs to. The colour of the frame represents the Equipment’s rarity. The Legendary Equipment has a gold frame and is the rarest, followed by Epic Equipment, which has a purple frame, and Rare Equipment in a blue. The dots above the Equipment sprite represent its Grade. The highest Grade of Equipment is 6.
Some gear can be more potent because it is a set piece. Superior and Masterwork Equipment is “setless,” while all other gear that is named (eg High King’ Finery, or Deadeye’s Helm) belong to a unique set. Gathering the items in the same set may provide your team additional benefits in DGP Legends and other games once they are launched. Based on the description of the collection “collecting 2 or more pieces of Equipment from the same set will yield additional in-game bonuses.” We can speculate that every additional piece of a set will sightly improve the bonus. The relative value of Equipment is thus determined by three factors, its grade (1-6), set, and rarity (Rare, Epic, Legendary). Sets also have unique lore to them, which players uncover as they collect more set pieces.
Finally, we should talk briefly about the Equipment stats and attributes. Your Equipment has primary and secondary attributes. Using Deadeye’s Helm as an example, its primary attribute is Strength (42) and the secondary attribute is Defence (16). It is well suited for DMG Dealers that also need additional Def to make them more robust.
Once the blacksmith workshop rolls out, players will be able to upgrade their Equipment in the workshop using Crystals. Upgrading the Equipment will increase its stats (primary/secondary attribute). Additionally, players will be able to use Gems to change the secondary attribute of a piece of Equipment in order to maximise the dominant stat of the Pal that will wield it. Runes will have the function of mimicking the set bonus of a rare Equipment set at a reduced percentage. Crystals, Gems, are obtainable from Mystery Chests, while Runes will be likely reserved for higher rarity chests. Based on the Whitepaper we do not expect the Blacksmith content patch to roll out soon, possibly in Q1 23 after the Land sale, as Land will allow players to “open a blacksmith workshop to reforge equipment NFTs or craft exclusive equipment NFTs for their own use,” in Legends.
That is all the information we have been able to collect about the Equipment for now. We hope you get lucky with your chests and open some Legendary gear. Feel free to tag us on Twitter with your best Equipment! We might be doing an Equipment giveaway soon on the occasion of this exciting content update. Until then, see you in the Arena! ⚔️