How to Play CryptoKitties MIni Guide - 20 MUST KNOW Tips and Tricks!
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In today’s video I am a gonna cover the very popular Cryptoitties dapp ( or decentralized application) Before I start going to great detail about it if you are excited to learn more about this go ahead and hit that LIKE button and hit SUBSCRIBE to the CryptoCashReady channel and don’t forget to hit that little BELL NOTIFICATION button so you don’t miss out on new content that is released to help benefit you and you wallet$$$$
So without further a ado. I did quite a bit of research on this new CryptoKitties topic and let me tell you there is a lots of videos and articles to review now. I learned quite a lot and today I am gonna share with you the most interesting, helpful, and cool things I have learned about this relatively new app. My hope is that you find this helpful whether you are a newbie to this or a have been playing Cryptokitties for a while. So let’s get into it NOW!
BEFORE WE GET INTO THE ACTUAL LIST….. THIS NEXT PART IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!
FIRST AND FOREMOST MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT WESBITE!
The actual address for the cryptokitties game platform is https://www.cryptokitties.co and NOT http://www.cryptokitties.com. There have been phishing attempts by going to the latter one.
SO BE CAREFUL!
Ok now that that is done let’s begin!
#1 CrytoKitties is the first major Game to be built on the Ethereum Blockchain.
You may ask ok what does that mean or what is ethereum? Ethereum is a cryptocurrency , a type of digital asset that is designed to work as a medium of exchange that puts to use cryptography to secure transactions, control creation of additional units and to verify the transfer of assets.
Ethereum is a type of cryptocurrency and it has what is called a blockchain. A blockchain works as a digital ledger or that keeps track of all trancactions done using the cryptocurrency in this case ethereum.
Cryptokitties runs on Ethereum’s blockchain as a game and has been very successful at doing so.
#2 Crytokitties allows anyone to buy, sell or breed their unique cryptokitten.
The whole purpose of the game is to collect these digital kitties. You can then breed them with other kitties to get new offspring with specific traits. You can sell these and make a profit or keep your kitties and use them for breeding to make a profit as well.
#3 Each of the Kitties has a certain value to them and none of tem are the same!
Each of the kitties is essentially a token that lives on the ethereum blockchain. It can’t be duplicated,destoryed, or messed with. It is totally yours. So you have 100% ownership. What makes these really special is unlike other cryptocurrency like bitcoin where each unit has the exact same value this is known as a ERC 20 token where i 2 people can exchange the same unit and the are exactly the same. These kitty tokens are ERC 721 and all have slightly different values so no 2 kitties are exactly a like and makes the creation of new ones more exciting.
#4 The Crypto kitties game only runs on Chrome or Firefox Browsers
So if you want get in on the action you have to download or use chrome or firefox. This is mainly because you are gonna need a special browser extension called Meta Mask. Meta mask is basically an online digital wallet that works with ethereum based apps like Cryptokitties.
#5 You also need Ether (ETH) in your Meta mask to fund your online play
So in order to buy, sell and breed you have to pay fees on the cryptokitties platform. The only way to pay for these fees is to have ether which is what is used to cover transactions on the ethereum blockchain. This similar to bitcoin needing you to use bitcoins in order to keep track of and verify payments with. You can get ether buy buying directly through meta mask if you are in the US currently or you can buy some from an exchange like Coinbase. You can use my special link to make your purchase of ethereum through coinbase and when you have spent at least $100 you can will get $10 back in bitcoins FREE and so will I. Thank you in advance for your support to this channel. The link will be in the description box and also provide here: http://bit.ly/coinbasetime
Once you have purchased some ether you can send it over to your meta mask account by using the address that is provided when you hit the meta mask browser extension and then the 3 dots then hit copy address and you can send ether from Coinbase or wherever to your meta mask one. Once you are ready you can hit start Meow and view the marketplace to get your first cat. Make sure to keep your 12 word seed word and files for met mask backed up and off main computer like on paper and not saved on your computer where hackers can get to it.
#6 Whenever you do a transaction on Cryptokitties it requires a certain amount of gas(which you payin ether)
Gas is basically you paying to have the transaction done. So if you decided to buy a cryptokitty and it costs a certain amount you hit buy and then you are provided a gas amount of how much it will take for your transaction to go through. Gas is required for just about everything you do on the platform that involves, selling breeding or buying a new cat.
Generally the more gas you pay the quicker your transaction will take place or complete. Gas basically bumps you up in the queue.
For certain actions like buying a cat you see on the market can be very competitive. So you could hit the buy button and then as soon as you submit your buy request it could have already been sold due to someoneesle having paid more gas to get their transaction through quicker. Be careful a lot of money can be spent on gas and eat up your profits if you aren’t watchful.
Increasing gas is most useful for when you want to buy a cat that will probably be off the market soon and you have a higher purpose for it other the just mere ownership. (Like breeding )
#7 You can go to the ETH gas station website to learn about current prices for ether
You can go to https://ethgasstation.info
To see average wait and average gas price for ethereum real quick. You can use this information to go back and set an average price on your metamask wallet as well.You will need to open up the meta mask browser extension to change this
#8 When buying your cryptokitties In the market place you want to look for low generation numbers and fast cooldowns
As you are going through the market place you will want to look at the generation number of the cat and the cool down status. Generation numbers are basically how many generations away from 0 it is. So for instance, if you see a gen 1 cat and gen5 cat. You will generally want o got for the gen 1 because they generally perform better and have better traits. You always want to seek out the lowest generation number you can get. Some times this is not feasible because the price for lower generations are generally higher due to their rarity. So aiming for gen 0, gen1, gen 2, and even gen 3 can all be good bets. These are sought out more and you can get more for them when it comes to selling or breeding with others.
You also want to look at cooldown times. These are basically how long it takes or each kitty to recover after breeding has been performed. You want to see think swift, fast and snappy and catonic is the worst this means it can take up to a full week to recover.
#9 The Website works on a Dutch Auction Model
This means that when someone puts their kitty up for sell it starts at the highest price the seller is asking for but with time if the kitty doesn’t sell then the price steadily declines to the lowest price the seller will take. So you could wait to buy that kitty you want at a lower price but there is always a chance that someone will buy it before you because they have enough to cover the costs. So keep this in mind.
#10 When breeding cats the offspring will always be 1 generation above the highest number parent cat. So here ar e a few examples,
Gen10 + Gen 12= gen 13 Gen1 + gen2= gen 3 Gen0 + gen 1= gen 2
And NO inbreeding is allowed. So the children can’t go back and breed with their parents. But the children can breed with each other as far as I know. Also there is no female or male. So any cat can breed with any other cat apparently.
#11 Originally there was release of new Founder’s Kitties every 15 minutes but this has stopped
So this means that there shouldn’t be anymore new generation 0 cats remaining. All kitties new are generated directly from breeding at this point.
#12 Everytime you breed your Kitties their cooldown time increases
So when you decide to start breeding your kitties afterwards their cool down time which is recovery will increase. Eventually they will get to a point where they are super slow. So keep an eye out on this and it can also be a good indicator of when to buy a new kitty or sell an old one.
#13 Check out the Kitty Index to Understand the Rarity of your kitties
There is a website called Cryptokittiesdex that can show you how rare certain traits are and if your cat has them. Some of the rarest traits or cattributes (as the main site refers to them as) are bubblegum and fabulous.
#14 You can sort cats in the marketplace by filter real easy
You are given options in the sorting drop down box like cheapest, most expensive , and youngest. You can click each cat individually to checkout their cattributes or traits and look for rare traits to potentially get offspring with those same traits.
You can install a script that will automatically tell you what cattributes each kitty has without having to click on each one. You simply need to install tampurmonkey app. Once you have this installed you will go to new script and create new script. Then go to github.com and get script for cryptokitties choose raw and copy it on to your tampermonkey. Then in the future when you use cryptokitties it will automatically display rarities for each cat on the marketplace screen without needing to go to click on each one.
#15 Try to aim for attractive features when buying new cats
Generally the more attractive ones go for more money. So feature like sad eyes, thick eyebrows or googly eyes generally are sought out less by buyers and those looking to breed with yours.
#16 You can make money by allowing your cat or cats to breed with others.
You can put your cat out for siring. This is where you allow your cat to breed with other cats and you receive ether payment in return and the other person gets to keep the offspring. You can also can go look for those putting their cats out for siring and receive offspring and payout ether to them.
#17 A BUN IN THE OVEN MEANS SUCCESS!
So when you decide to breed whether with someonesle cat or your own cats. Once breeding is done you will receive a message saying “bun in the oven”.This means your cat will soon produce a kitten of its very own. This can take a couple of hours to complete but at least at this point you are on your way!
#18 The platform isn’t down your meta mask is
Sometimes when you go to your “My Kitties” page on cryptokitties.co it may show a spinning circle and you may think the platform is down. Chances are you need to log back into your metamask account. The metamask browser will automatically log you out after a time being. So keep this in mind.
#19 Make sure to READ THE FAQS section on the website
This will generally answer most questions that newbies might have about cryptokitties in general. It is pretty well thought out and humorous at times. So it might be worth checking out just for the heck of it!
#20 Check out Catfol.io and kitty.services for even more help
Catfol.io is a website that can tell you the value of your cryptokitties based on real market data by searching auctions for combinations of rare traits and various other things
www.kitty.services is cattributes predictor that allows you to take any 2 cat ids you want and see what they could possibly generate if bred together.
There is lots to learn in the new Cryptokitties universe and we are probably only just getting started.
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