The definitive guide to becoming a bad-ass virtual property mogul 😎
Welcome to Upland, an awesome new gaming experience that’s smashing the boundaries of digital property ownership! This guide will prepare you to embark on a journey through San Francisco in our latest beta edition of the game.
🐣 Getting started
Our simple on-boarding process starts with an email sign up. Visit upland.me on your mobile device browser, or download the apps in the App Store or Google Play and follow the sign up instructions:
New players to Upland will see a video tutorial walking them through all of Upland’s features. The tutorial can also be replayed in the Settings section.
Your first mission — should you choose to accept it 🕵️♂️–– will be selecting a Block Explorer. Block Explorers are the trusty sidekicks of Upland, and are the key to unlocking all the fun and frolics the game has to offer.
A Block Explorer acts as a game piece on the map and takes you on a journey through the city, at random, allowing you to purchase any available properties it comes across for a limited time only. Once selected, your Block Explorer will be dropped at a random starting location in San Francisco.
After you have selected your Block Explorer, new players will receive 3,000 UPX as a starting bonus… cha-ching indeed! 🤑
Upland’s in-game currency UPX offers players the freedom to buy, sell and trade properties using a peer-to-peer trustless method of exchange. UPX is not currently tradable outside of the game and is implemented as a utility token, derived from the EOSIO token system contract.
UPX can be purchased in fixed amounts from the Upland store, which is located in the top right corner of the app. Players will also collect UPX earnings on their properties every three hours, and can boost these earnings by completing Collections.
👫 Visitors and Uplanders
Starting Out as a Visitor
New players to Upland will start out with a ‘Visitor’ status and will need to accumulate a net worth of 10,000 UPX in order to become an ‘Uplander’ and enjoy true ownership of their digital assets.
Renewing Your Upland Visa
Visitors will need to renew their Upland Visa at least once every seven days to maintain ownership of their digital assets. There is no limit to the amount of times the Upland Visa can be renewed.
If a Visitor fails to renew their visa within seven days, an extra one-day grace period will be added. If the visa isn’t renewed, the Visitor’s assets (all acquired properties and UPX balance) will be recycled back in favor of the game economy.
We’ve added some handy features to help you navigate the Upland map. Players can select the Compass button in the bottom left of the app and find the following:
➼ Explorer: Locate your Block Explorer’s current location
➼ Places of Interest: Check out properties with unique characteristics
➼ Marketplace: Toggle re-sale property pins on and off
🏘️ How to Buy Property
There are currently two ways to find and buy property in Upland:
➼ Discovering new properties on the map using your Block Explorer
As your Block Explorer roams the city, it creates a trail of available properties to purchase. Available properties will be indicated in green and can be clicked on to purchase for a limited time only. Once selected, players can hit the ‘BUY’ button, the property will be minted on the blockchain, and— ✨hey presto✨––you’ll be the proud owner of a newly-minted Upland property.
Your property deeds will be available whenever you click on your property, and you can also see your NFT on the EOS blockchain too!
➼ Selecting Marketplace properties on the map
Uplanders can also purchase re-sale properties using the Marketplace feature. Use the Compass button to display all available re-sale properties using the green pin, and hit the BUY button to purchase.
Uplanders can also make offers on properties which are not currently listed for sale. These properties are shown in light blue and Uplanders can select these properties to make an offer in either UPX or a property trade.
How to Trade Property
Uplanders also have the option to trade properties directly with other players. Simply hit the ‘OFFER’ button and ‘SELECT OFFER TYPE’; from there you can choose which property you wish to trade and cross your fingers!🤞
How to Sell Property
Uplanders can list their properties for sale on the Marketplace whenever they wish. Select the property you wish to sell, click the green ‘SELL’ button, and name your price! You can also choose whether to allow offers in UPX or property trades.
👻 More fun stuff…
The Upland Collections are an integral part of the property trading game, offering players the chance to boost their earnings by collecting properties in the same area or with similar characteristics.
Each Collection requires a fixed number of properties to complete it and to receive that all-important UPX earnings boost. For example, collect three properties within the Mission District to complete the Mission Collection, or collect three museums anywhere in the city to finish the Curator Collection.
Completing a Collection will boost the earnings on all the properties you own within a completed collection. As an added bonus, players will also receive a one-time UPX bonus reward for completing any Collection.
Each Collection also has a level ranking, depending on the difficulty to complete. The five levels are:
Collections on higher levels will receive higher UPX earnings than those on lower levels.
Some properties will fall into more than one Collection category, and players can switch properties freely between different Collections. A property cannot be used in two different Collections simultaneously and one-time completion bonuses can only be claimed once for each Collection.
To see which Collections a property falls under, select the triangle next to the property’s ‘BUY’ button and click the ‘boosted earnings’ section to view the property’s available Collections.
Send Your Explorer Feature
Don’t like the neighborhood where your Explorer has wandered off to? Trying to get to that perfect address you need for the collection you’ve been working on? Fear not, my friend — there are now two ways that you can influence your explorer’s location:
➼ Send to My Property
Send your Explorer to any of the properties you own, whenever you want! Sending your Explorer to your own properties is free and unlimited.
➼ Send to Other Properties
You can also send your Explorer to properties owned by other players. Sending your Explorer to other owned properties will cost an UPX fee, paid to the owner of the property, and the feature is limited to three sends a day.
Collecting Traveler Fees
If another player sends their Block Explorer to your property, the UPX earnings from the visit will be available to collect the next time you open your UPX Earnings. You can also keep track of who has visited your property from the property details card.
Please note that when a Visitor player uses your property, you will only be able to collect their UPX fee once they have graduated to become an Uplander.
These features are just the beginning, and many more game additions will be introduced in 2020. We hope you enjoy your journey into Upland, and buckle up: as there’s plenty more fun to come. To life, liberty and property! 🚀
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