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Starter Guide & Off-chain Architecture
Foraging and it's related features, including WormFarm, take place off-chain. This reduces the burden on the blockchain and allows players to save on gas while playing.
To begin foraging, players need at least one active FarmLand NFT and at least one chikn or one Roostr above 24 KG. Note that these NFTs will remain on-chain while engaged in Foraging.
There are three tokens used in Foraging: $EGG, $FERT and $WORM. Players can add $EGG and $FERT to their off-chain balance by heading to chikn.farm and navigating to FarmLand > Foraging. At the top of the screen, click the wallet icon next to your $EGG or $FERT totals to move tokens into your Foraging balance.
Off-chain balances need to be topped up from your wallet
When moving tokens off-chain to use with Foraging, the tokens are burned from the blockchain and the equivalent balance is added to your off-chain holdings. There is currently no way to return those tokens to the blockchain, although this feature may be added in a future release.
Select the FarmLand you’d like to Forage on to view its stats. Different tiles provide different Resources, with the base forage chance displayed in the interface.
To send a bird foraging, head to the interface beneath your FarmLand display. You can send one chikn or Roostr to forage per tile on your FarmLand (excluding the starting Barn tile). For example, a FarmLand with 14 unlocked tiles (excluding the Barn) would be able to send 14 chikn and Roostr to forage at any one time.
Nothing in life is free—it costs 6 $EGG per chikn and 60 $FERT per Roostr to start a forage. This is taken from your off-chain token balance.
When foraging, every bird will explore every tile on the FarmLand in search of resources. The chance of a successful forage depends on the type and rarity of the FarmLand tile, the traits of the bird foraging on it, as well as any modifiers applied to boost the chance of success. See Resources for more details.
WormFarms help reduce foraging time and are an essential part of Crafting. WormFarms exist beneath individual FarmLand and have several components that contribute to their impact on the game. See the sections on WormFarm and $WORM for more information, including information on WormFarm size, maximum Wormcount, and digging.
For $WORM to be utilized in Foraging, including for Crafting, they need to be added to your WormFarm. Remember, WormFarms exist on a per-FarmLand basis—if you have more than one FarmLand, make sure you’re adding $WORM to the one you want.
To add $WORM to your WormFarm, select any unfilled block and click ‘Deploy Worm’. The interface will display how much $WORM is needed to fill that block—you can add less if you want, but any $WORM in excess of your maximum capacity will be forfeited.
Deply $WORM to fill your WormFarm and claim any goodies at that depth
When $WORM is added to your WormFarm, it’s burned from your on-chain holdings and added to your off-chain Wormcount.
$WORM can not be re-minted to the blockchain from your WormFarm—your little wriglers will resist being taken from their soily homes.
With Resources and $WORM in hand (or in dirt?), players can begin crafting Items. There are two types of Items: Equipables and Consumables. Equipables require a Blueprint to craft, while all Consumables recipes are unlocked after digging and filling a WormFarm to a depth of 5.