Upland Assets are possessions that you own within the game. To view your assets, click on the assets button in the bottom menu. Any player can see your assets by clicking on your block explorer, or by clicking your username on one of the properties you own. You can buy, sell, and trade assets within Upland. (Not all types of assets can currently be bought, sold, or traded yet. More detailed below).
Below is a list of the different types of assets that exist in Upland:
Block Explorers are different avatars that you can use. Block explorers can be won in contests, or purchased through the Upland store during special sales. Once you reach Director status, you can travel to City Hall in San Francisco to apply for a custom 1 of 1 block explorer. Block explorers can also be bought and sold on the secondary market via metaventures.
Learn more about block explorers here.
Properties are the foundation of Upland. Just like in the real world, owning land can be extremely important. Within Upland, it can be important to own land for several reasons:
- owning land provides you with yield on those properties. Currently (updated on October 2022) land owners earn 14.7% annually on the mint price of their properties. This is paid out on a 3 hour basis. Adding properties to collections can provide you with a boost to those earnings.
- Hold on to it in the hopes that it will increase in value. Applying simple economic principles such as supply and demand, it can be expected that cities that have sold out can expect to see an increase in property pricing as demand for those cities increase.
- Build a structure on your land and set it as your Upland Home.
- When you have a car or other pieces of outdoor decor, you will need a place to put them.
- To open a metaventure, or in game business.
- to grow your treasure hunting network in a specific city. Finding treasures (in the form of UPX or spark) is another great way to earn and grow your net worth.
In Upland, properties can be bought (for UPX or USD), sold (for UPX or USD) and traded for other properties.
Structures are homes or other buildings (factories and showrooms) that can be built upon properties that you own. Spark is a limited resource that is required to build these homes and other inanimate objects. Building a structure on a property will forever link the two together. This means that you can't sell a structure without also selling the land that it is on.
Build a structure on your land and set it as your Upland Home, where you will be able to vote and be part of a community. If you want to open a metaventure (in game business), a structure is a prerequisite.
In Upland, structures can be constructed, as well as bought, sold and traded along with the properties they are on.
Click here to see more detailed information about the types of structures.
Ornaments are 3D overlay designs that are added to a structure. The first ornaments introduced to Upland were part of the Spirit Halloween Legits collection released in 2021. Players were able to decorate their homes with spooky ornaments. Learn more about ornaments here.
In Upland, structure ornaments can be bought from Upland and traded. In the future you will be able to sell them in showroom metaventures.
Vehicles will be required to transport both players, and goods around Upland. There will be cities that will only be accessible by cars, and travel within a city will be done faster if you use a vehicle. Goods such as outdoor decor items will have to be shipped between manufacturing plants, show rooms, and maybe even to the owner's properties.
Upland Legits are digital collectible NFTs. In the future you will be able to show off the artwork in your Upland home, export them outside of Upland where the NFTs can be sold on other NFT marketplaces like OpenSea.
Legits are minted through Upland during special sales, and can be traded between players. In the future you will be able to sell them in Upland.
Wearables are 3D NFTs that can be worn by your Ready Player Me avatar not only within Upland, but also in other virtual spaces (in the future).
Sports legits are NFTs of sports players. Currently you can own legits of NFL players, and soccer players. Each season, different types of NFTs are created of the players. You are able to create team collection to boost your fan points and increase your opportunity of obtaining special 1 of 1 mementos and getting these NFTs autographed. Click here to find out how to get started with NFLPA Legits, and soccer Legits. If you don't know anything about the NFL, Dale the Llama has a beginners guide to football.
Uploads display assets that are imported from outside the Upland Game. In the future you will be able to import NFTs you own on the WAX blockchain (and other blockchains as well) into Upland where you will be able to display them in your home, or even trade or sell them. At the moment only Upland Cards can be uploaded through the Upland NFT Portal.
In Upland, at the moment you cannot buy, sell, or trade any of these uploaded assets.
Map assets are 3D items that can be placed on your property. These items can be things like mail boxes, BBQs, doghouses or anything else you you would like to decorate your property with.
Aside from being visually appealing items to add to your lawn, these items can provide you with utility in user generated games, applications, or communities through layer 2. Learn more outdoor decor.
Totems are map assets that are able to produce protem. Stem is a future token that will power life in the metaverse. Protem is a precursor to stem, and protem will be directly convertible to stem in the future. Spending protem on a totem is able to generate additional protem, and thus earn you more stem in the future that can sustain things like animals plants and trees. Learn more about STEM here.