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Earth 2, The Future “Ready Player One” VR Game is Going Viral

by | Jan 19, 2021

Imagine a world where you can be Nicholas Cage in the “Book of Secrets” A world where your journey is to go on a treasure hunt around the world. How interesting, right? Have you also seen the movie “The Matrix”, or “Ready Player One”? That is what Earth 2 aspires to bring out in the next few years being the biggest VR game. 

Earth2 is a futuristic concept for a second earth; a metaverse, between virtual and physical reality in which real-world geolocations on a sectioned map correspond to user generated digital virtual environments. These environments can be owned, bought, sold, and in the near future deeply customized. Their goal is to provide a massive VR World.

Simply put, Earth 2 is a virtual version of our earth. It is mapped 1:1 meaning it is the same size as our planet Earth. Besides, it’s made into a grid of 10m x 10m tiles where each tile can be purchased (with a few exceptions.)

Earth 2 has launched Phase 1 in November 3, 2020. The following phases would be launched soon. Shane Isaac is the founder of Earth 2. Dillon Seo, a VR pioneer and ex-co founder of Oculus (a subsidiary of Facebook Inc), is the business advisor.

This game is not getting hype for nothing. It is not just a game but a trading platform too, which pays real money for success, and it’s all based on those small tiles and their value. On January 24, Earth 2 changed its in-game currency from ($) to (E$). Nothing changes to its value, 1$ = 1E$.

The vision of this platform from their website states, “The vision of the game is to create a global digital representation of our earth, a place where people can build, abide, trade, live, experience, interact and so much more. The vision is long-term and monumental and we feel the introduction of Earth 2 represents the birth of the world’s virtual timeline.”

At the time of writing, the game is in PHASE 1… and people are going crazy purchasing lands. You can own properties as big as an island or an entire country. Assume how you can be living in a garbage trunk in real life, and own a private island or two in Earth2.

Earth 2 : PHASE 1

PHASE 1 is the official launch of this virtual trading platform. This is where people can buy their land per tile. Tiles are basic building blocks.

Each tile costs starting at $0.10 and may vary depending on the country and other algorithms. The lands are spread out in different classes. There are ‘Class 1’, ‘Class 2’, ‘Class 3’, and ‘Class 4’. The developers haven’t specified which classification a tile belongs to. But from what we, as users have gathered, classes are based on the number of tiles sold per country. 

0-100,000 tiles sold | Class 1

100,000-300,000 | Class 2

300,000-500,000 | Class 3

500,000 and above | Class 4

Each country has an equal number of Class 1 tiles. 

Users prefer Class 1 tiles as you collect more Land Income Tax than the others. Class 1 being the highest, and Class 3 being the lowest. At this point, class 4 will not generate any residual income tax. Though the developers mentioned that land taxes income is just temporary and will vanish soon. Users believe that the reason for this is to reward early buyers. 

You can click this link to know more about Land Income Tax

I know questions are popping into your head, like, how do I know whether the tiles I’m buying are class 1 or not?

Users may not be able to determine the tile classes forthwith, as it is not currently available on the buying page. The classification only shows up after purchase. But you can guess it based on the price. The cheaper the tile, the better the class.

Earth 2 : PHASE 2

The platform is very close to Phase 2, which is the building/consolidation phase.

Here are the things we know so far:

  1. It will come in the first quarter of 2021
  2. There will be some form of building and crafting
  3. People can start making more money with resources. Apparently, in the future, resources will be important for building in Earth 2
  4. The developers have mentioned that resources will be tradable between users for resources and credit
  5. All Buildings and anything artificial or built by humans will be removed
  6. You will be able to rent lands out to other people to develop and gain an extra passive income
  7. You will be able to host advertising on your tiles, and be paid. More income generation…
  8. The number of users will explode. So, it’s best to invest as early as now before the Phase 2 is released. 

This post will be updated regularly so please come back to check for updates. You can also follow Earth 2 Daily on Instagram.

UPDATE: On January 27, The developers announced what to expect in Phase 2. Here are the KEY POINTS:

  • PvP will be available
  • You will have your own AVATAR… and it will be highly customizable.
  • There will be a Teleportation System
  • Buying more lands might be the best strategy. The developers confirmed that every tile will produce resources
  • You will have the option to subdivide your land
  • ESSENCE is confirmed! It is a new kind of resource and it will have an importany role in your land

How to buy land?

You must log into the system in order to purchase land. You can, then, look for the land you’d like to own and click appropriate tiles. Choose a payment method and pay for the tiles. Once you pressed the “Pay Now” button you will be redirected to the confirmation page, and the land purchase process is done. 

A step by step guide on how to buy land

1. Go to the website’s Home page https://app.earth2.io/

2. Click on the “Login” tab in the upper right corner

3. Enter your login email and password then click “Continue

4. Go to the “Buy Land” page then click on the “Search” box and enter the name of your preferred land location

5. Once the map appears, click on the block/s you would like to purchase

6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Buy now

Always remember to apply a referral code so both you and the other person get a 5% credit back which you can use to buy more land. Feel free to use this code: YFI8ZDWCIH.

7. Click the “Pay with PayPal” button then you will be redirected to the secure Paypal website where you can log in. If you don’t have a PayPal account, there is also a Debit/Credit card option

8. Follow the next instruction and fill in the necessary information

9. When your land purchase is successful, you’ll see a confirmation pop-up. On the grid, selected tiles should become green. Purchased land should appear into your “Profile” portfolio.

Buying Strategies

There are a number of long-term investment strategies evolving with the game.

Here are the buying strategies that you should consider:

  1. Buy an Island. Make yourself a King or Queen in Earth 2. Having the owner of an entire island makes you control everything in the area. You can build a megacity to grow further and prosper. Or maybe a luxury resort so you can invite your friends over and party hard. Also, islands are getting purchased fairly quick.
  2. Find Class 1 Tiles. Not just being the cheapest but Class 1 lands are the most valuable land in the long term.
  3. Don’t put all your eggs in one city. Spread those investments out boys!
  4. Buying in the cities is indeed producing outsized returns.
  5. Look for big plots to build your future vision on.
  6. Buy some discounted land in the marketplace. It could go up to 60% off.
  7. Don’t invest any amount unless you’re okay with the potential loss of everything you invest.
  8. Always do your RESEARCH!

Is Earth 2 a scam?

You may be wondering if you can withdraw your money. Short answer, YES! Already, some people have begun to see some serious profits. 

As Earth 2 is currently blowing up and the team is still trying to keep up, withdrawals can take quite some time to process. Please exercise some patience when applying for withdrawals. It’s a start-up that experienced basically more than a year’s growth in two weeks. They don’t have enough people and are hiring as fast as they can. But that doesn’t mean that the platform is poorly done, it’s just highly desired.

As things improve, it will certainly polish up the withdrawal experience too! You can see the instruction through their page’s FAQ.

Is Earth 2 a good investment? 

Many investors are naming it as the new Bitcoin or Tesla

If you’re not familiar with the growth of Bitcoin. 10 years ago, when it started, it was priced at $0.08, everyone was telling it is a scam, and it is now around $37,000. Can you imagine your $10 investment at that time would look like, $4,625,000.

While I agree with some experts predicting how it could follow Bitcoin‘s footsteps, it’s still too early to tell but I am not going to deny that the potential is huge.  

However, a lot of people are considering it as a big scam or a Ponzi scheme. Given how new the platform is, there’s still a lot of uncertainties and sneaky loopholes. Let’s not deny, the potential is huge but so are the risks. If you wish to participate, make sure to do your research.

And while Earth 2 as an investment is definitely risky, like how there is risk in any investment, the potential rewards at this early stage are big. Considering it gets 60,000 new users in the last week alone, that makes it potentially one of the most successful startup soft launches ever! I can’t wait until they announce the platform formally. 

It has a lot of potentials to turn the world on a new path of technological innovations. I mean, for some people the world is getting boring now. The future is virtual. The way we live will adapt and will evolve. The digital age, demands “digital” mindset.

It could either be a scam or the next big thing this decade. And I won’t mind investing some spare money.

Update: On February 17, 3:00 AM GMT +8, the developers released the Earth 2 Engine Terrain System Video on their YouTube channel.

Disclaimer:

  • I am not affiliated, associated, or in any way officially connected with Earth 2. This is simply a take for the fast-growing Earth 2 community.
  • This is not an investment nor a financial advice. I am solely providing an opinion. Any information on Earth2.io and all other content given on this blog is intended for general purposes only. 
  • If you choose to be a part of Earth 2, remember to never invest money you’re not willing to lose.
  • Always do your own research before getting into anything.
  • You can be overwhelmed and looking forward to the future but also be mindful about the possible risks. 
  • Join and invest at your own risk.
  • I highly recommend anyone who wants to invest money, to read their FAQ.

Let me know your opinion down below! 🙂

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A native of a small town in the Philippines. Mark Paul is a business management graduate. He is the creator of Wandering Marco Polo, driven by his true passion for travel and adventure. He is also a student of Wired Creatives and a community member of ATTA. As to escape from the 9-5 rat race, he's been working virtually for more than 2 years now, helping solopreneurs, CEOs, and executives, globally, to scale up their business.

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4 Comments
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    Hi Mark ,
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    Regards from MX,

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