In this article, I explain how to get started in Aglet, one of the Move & Earn type games that have become a hot topic in recent years.
Starting a game, especially a BCG (blockchain game), often requires an initial investment. The pattern is to actually purchase items to be used in the game and earn money by running those items.
The ‘Aglet’ introduced here requires no initial investment, so it can be started easily. And since the game content is similar to that of ‘sweatcoin’, which was previously introduced in this article, you can enjoy it at the same time.
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- About Aglet
- How to get started with Aglet
- Summary of this issue
The key to these games is to get in early and gain first-mover advantage. In some cases, this is because currencies that were only available in the game may subsequently be listed on an exchange. If they are listed on an exchange, they can be trade and you may be able to earn a profit.
Overview of the Aglet
The game is designed to be extremely simple: by selecting the sneakers you have in the game and then actually moving them, you collect Aglet, the in-game currency, according to the distance you travel.
The collected currency, Aglet, can be spent in-game and can be exchanged for sneakers sold in the in-game shop and market to increase the level of your sneakers and the quantity of Aglet you can earn.
The management team has a solid background, with Aglet’s CEO being a former director of Adidas. This also means that the sneakers you can actually get in the game are from real brands such as ‘Adidas’, ‘NIKE’ and ‘New Balance’.
The sneakers you get can be stored in the shoe cabinet in the account you have created, so you can enjoy them as a collection or earn Aglet by selling them on the in-game market.
Furthermore, NFT sneakers can now be purchased on the in-game market. In the future, these NFT sneakers will be able to be sold for ETH and USDC as well as Aglet in the in-game currency.
NFT sneakers are shown with a dark blue background, as in the image above.
In-game sneakers are displayed with a white background, as shown in the image above.
It is a game that you can enjoy in various ways, such as saving up in-game currency, collecting sneakers of different brands, or logging into the game every day to earn 1,000 Aglets every seventh day, so there is no harm in getting started.
The app can be downloaded here.
Also, if you enter this code ‘V822AF’ when you register, you will get ‘1,000 Aglet’ once you have actually started the game and achieved 10,000 steps, so be sure to use it when you register.
About the currency Aglet
There are two types of in-game currency, Aglet: ‘Regular Aglet (RA)’ and ‘Gold Aglet (GA)’.
The acquisition conditions are as follows.
|Regular Aglet（RA）||Gold Aglet（GA）|
|・Cumulative number of steps (walking or running)|
・Visit ‘Tresure Stash’
・Acquisition via invitation code
|・Purchased through in-game charges|
・Rarely performed Giveaway
※ No gain from accumulated steps
Gold Aglet (GA) is a rarer in-game currency than Regular Aglet (RA), for example, some sneakers in the in-game shop can only be purchased with Gold Aglet (GA). In addition, ‘Gold Aglet (GA)’ is required to purchase NFT sneakers.
Two types of shop and market
In the game, there is a ‘Shop’ where sneakers are sold by the management and a ‘Market’ where users can freely sell sneakers they own.
When selling your sneakers on the Market, you can list them with either a Regular Aglet (RA) or a Gold Aglet (GA). At this time, you will be charged a registration fee to the Market and a commission fee to be paid to the management, so make sure you check before you list your items on the Market.
Incidentally, the NFT sneakers will be sold in the ‘Shop’.
Information on sales dates and times will be shared on the official Aglet Twitter (@AgletApp) from time to time, so follow the account if you are interested.
How to get started with Aglet
You can easily get started by creating an account first and proceeding with the following steps.
- Select the initial sneakers you want to use in the game
- Create your own avatar
- Set up your account login
- Set your username
When creating an avatar, you can set the skin colour, hairstyle and other details by clicking on the tabs in the red circled area above.
You can also set a variety of fashions by selecting the tabs in the red circle above, so you can’t decide which one to choose. You can quickly and easily make settings here without spending a lot of time. Of course, you can make changes later.
Let’s walk as soon as possible
Once you have completed the setup so far, just walk. You can earn 1,000 Aglets once you have reached 10,000 steps, especially if you created your account by entering an invitation code.
Initial sneakers have an extremely low ability value and the quantity of Aglets that can be acquired is also low. As shown in the image above, you can get sneakers with higher ability values by accumulating the number of steps.
At the initial stage, you can walk up to 10,000 steps to earn four pairs of sneakers, which is one guide for beginners.
In addition to this, by visiting spots (facilities) dotted around the map in the game, shoeboxes are dropped on rare occasions and sneakers can also be acquired.
Let’s collect your sneakers
When you purchase or acquire a pair of sneakers, they are automatically collected in the ‘SHELF’ (shoe cabinet) in your account.
As shown in the image above, you can enjoy collecting sneakers. It is amazing how the more sneakers you have, the more you want different sneakers and the higher your collection fever becomes.
You can also tap on a sneaker to call up the parameters set for that sneakers. And when you want to sell them on the in-game market, you can set them by tapping ① ‘SELL IN MARKETPLACE‘ in the image above, or ② ‘ROCK ‘EM NOW‘ when you want to wear them and earn steps.
How to exhibit in the in-game market
Sneakers you own can be listed on the in-game market. The basic process is to set the price in either ‘Regular Aglet (RA)’ or ‘Gold Aglet (GA)’ and register them on the market.
As shown in image ① above, pricing has a minimum selling price for each sneakers and you cannot set the price below this figure. Make sure to set the price above this minimum price.
Also, by sliding the cursor in part ②, you can decide whether to set the price at ‘Regular Aglet (RA)’ or ‘Gold Aglet (GA)’. The image above shows the ‘Gold Aglet (GA)’ setting screen.
Slide the cursor to the ‘Regular Aglet (RA)’ pricing screen and select one or the other.
Then, set the price so that it is not less than the minimum selling price, as shown in image ③ above. After completing the settings, click on ④ ‘CONTINUE‘.
If you do so, the final confirmation screen will appear as in the image above, so click on the red frame part ‘START LISTING‘ to complete the listing procedure.
In addition, the period of time for listing on the market is fixed, and if a buyer does not appear within three days of listing, the expired sneakers will automatically be returned to the shoe cabinet.
Organising shoe cabinet (sneaker recycling)
After some time in the game, there will be an increasing number of sneakers with low capacity values or that cannot be repaired after the prescribed number of repairs.
These sneakers are more likely to not attract buyers when they are put on the market, which means that in many cases, they will not sell and you will lose your commission.
In such cases, try to recycling the sneakers without forcing to sell them on the market.
First, display the sneakers you want to recycle and hold down the mouse button to display the recycle mark, and drag and drop the sneakers to this mark.
You will see a message like the one in the image above, so click ‘RECYCLE NOW‘ after confirming. Incidentally, you will earn 2Regular Aglet (RA) as a reward for recycling.
The sneakers are then broken down into grains of sand…
They could be safely recycled.
In this way, you can recycle sneakers that you don’t seem to be able to sell on the market and organise your shoe cabinet on a regular basis.
Summary of this issue
I have explained how to get started with Aglet and an overview of the game.
The basic flow of the game is…
- Create an account
- Select one of the sneakers you own and earn steps
- Earn in-game currency Aglet by earning steps
- You can also sell your sneakers on the market
It is also easy to get started, as no initial investment is required to start the game.
And the fact that you can now buy NFT sneakers means that if you can hold on to rare items early on, there is a good chance that you will be able to make a profit by selling those sneakers in the near future.
And above all, by using Move & Earn apps like this one on a regular basis, you can get into the habit of exercising and maintain your health, which is an invaluable asset.
The first thought that comes to mind is a good one, so let’s take this as an opportunity to get started.
The app can be downloaded here.
Also, if you enter this code ‘V822AF’ when you register, you will get ‘1,000Aglet’ once you have actually started the game and achieved 10,000 steps, so be sure to use it when you register.
Open an account with an exchange
From now on, you will be able to trade NFT sneakers in ETH and USDC as well as in-game currency Aglet, so it is convenient to open an account on the exchange beforehand to facilitate deposits and withdrawals to your own wallet.
A good exchange to recommend for trading crypto assets is “BYBIT“.
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There are multiple reasons for this, but it is largely due to the following three points.
- No transaction fees on all cash currencies ※ Starting from Sep 6 2022, 10 AM UTC
- No fees for sending to other exchanges
- Top class server strength and high security
As mentioned above, no transaction fees for buying, selling, sending and withdrawing money, the higher the volume of transactions, the more attractive the lower commissions become. In addition, the operability of the application is outstanding, so the point is that it can be easily operated even by beginners in particular.
It depends on what you value in terms of service, but if you want to keep fees and other costs as low as possible, “BYBIT” is an exchange that offers high performance services compared to others.
So that’s all for this issue.
Stay tuned for the next article, where I’ll explain some specific strategies for actually progressing with Aglet!