P2E Games — A Marathon, not a Sprint
Patience is a virtue that’s slowly being lost.
“I need this yesterday.”
These are common sayings that we hear and say every day.
Is it good that now things develop quicker, that we have access to more information and resources, with more ways to solve problems? Sure.
But, is it always the best? Not always.
Recent studies have shown that our attention span is drastically decreasing, mostly due to social media platforms, where information is presented in real-time and encourages quick consumption, reaction, and then moving to the next message. Instagram Reels and TikTok also play a major role in this, with the time limit that weans consumers from wanting or being able to follow longer videos.
This ties directly to our ability to wait and even enjoy the waiting — the anticipation. Think about it this way: You can have a microwave-heated instant pack of noodles for dinner, a quick and easy option. Or, you can dedicate yourself to preparing a homemade pasta dish, even have fun while doing it, and enjoy your delicious meal. In the end, which one would taste better? Which of the two is more nutritious and healthful? You’ve invested more time but got more benefits.
This same phenomenon can be perceived in the new wave of play-and-earn (P2E) games. This type of game isn’t one-dimensional or a quick play. Users can enjoy the layered experience, improve characters and reach higher levels but with the added features of property — users own game assets — and the incredible possibility of making an income out of successes in the game.
However, there’s much more to P2E than simply performing some actions, like winning and collecting rewards. As in any type of investment — that’s what entering a P2E game is — users need to take time to assess and learn about the product, choose wisely a strategy, get a feel for the right timing and, above all, be patient.
And that’s exactly where the problem lies. The majority of gamers that recently entered the metaverse and started playing P2E have the modern mindset of wanting high rewards for minimum effort immediately.
That’s not how MetaSoccer works.
The first soccer metaverse was conceived from the beginning to be a long-term project. Our goal isn’t, and never was, to create in a few months a final version of a managing soccer game where users could make some money and be done with it — there are projects specifically designed with that purpose.
From our perspective, good things take time, and great things even more so.
Take Football Manager, one of the most successful soccer games of all time, which greatly inspired MetaSoccer. The first version was released over 5 years, starting in 1982, going from a text-only game to the implementation of animated graphics. Subsequent versions were quicker and easier to develop, and today it portrays numerous features that were unthinkable at the time.
At MetaSoccer, we aim for a careful, step-by-step approach, launching each feature at a time and growing continuously. Are the first versions of the playable game the most astounding thing you’ll ever see? Certainly not, but we’ll surely get there, backed by a sturdy and innovative foundation.
Not only is the game itself carefully structured and deployed, the economies behind it, which plays a major role in the infrastructure of the game, has been considered with intimate detail. MetaSoccer’s native token, $MSU, is created through a Token Bonding Curve, which allows the token to react softly to big buys and sells and ensures that new users will be able to enter the ecosystem at a reasonable price. Recent drops in the crypto market didn’t affect $MSU as much as other tokens, which demonstrates the strength of our economic approach and ensures that our ecosystem is well-designed to grow despite general market conditions.
MetaSoccer is more interested in providing people a steady source of income than launching a game that may last a handful of months, only to help some people gain and others lose their investments.
The journey through the soccer metaverse is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are happy for you to join us for the long run!