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Parallel Preparing for Open Beta
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel is leaping into Open Beta with its Season 1: Toxic Reckoning rollout, featuring a new Universal Legendary card and exclusive rewards starting tomorrow, Feb. 29. 

The Deets

  • New Universal Legendary Card: Ghosan, Viper of Ceres
  • Exclusive Cosmetics: Paragon Skins, Card Back, Card Frame, Title
  • Adjustments: PRIME emissions, Replication cost, Apparition crafting
  • Fixes & Updates: Bug fixes, updated minimum specs, Closed Beta raffle details

The Bulk

Parallel is making its transition to Open Beta tomorrow. This new phase, dubbed Season 1: Toxic Reckoning, opens the gates to all players and introduces a host of updates and new content.

Among the highlights is the unveiling of a new Universal Legendary card, Ghosan, Viper of Ceres, promising to add new dynamics to the gameplay. Exclusive cosmetics and additional rewards further sweeten the pot, ensuring both new and veteran players have fresh content to explore.

Adjustments to game mechanics, including $PRIME emissions and Replication costs, are set to enhance the overall gaming experience. Moreover, the update addresses several bugs and optimizes game performance for a wider range of systems, ensuring a smoother, more accessible gaming journey for all.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Parallel's $PRIME token is up nearly 18% on the week to $14.45. 

๐ŸŽฌTake Action

Ready to join the fray? Set up your account at parallel.life/signup and start your journey in Parallel's Open Beta tomorrow.


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Parallel Preparing for Open Beta
Parallel Announces $25K Tournament
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel TCG is launching its first major tournament with a $25,000 prize pool, according to an exclusive provided to esports media company, Gfinity.

The Deets

  • Major Tournament: First major tournament scheduled for December 8-9
  • Notable Participant: 2022 Hearthstone Champ among players
  • Generous Prize Pool: $25,000 to be divided among the top eight players
  • Swiss Style Format: Ensuring continuous play and excitement for participants and viewers

The Bulk

Parallel's first major tournament will commence this Friday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET and offer a substantial prize pool of $25,000 to be split among the top eight players.

Embracing the Swiss Style format, which is popular among card games like Magic The Gathering, the tournament ensures that no competitor is left out early, enhancing unpredictability. The format guarantees that all players engage in the same number of rounds, keeping the competition engaging throughout. 

The first-place winner will take home $10,000, followed by descending amounts for the runners-up, through the top-8. 

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

For those eager to witness this landmark event, mark your calendars for December 8-9, 2023 and watch the finals on the official Parallel Twitch Stream.

Parallel Announces $25K Tournament
Parallel Sets Stage for Season 5
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel implemented Patch 0.24 today, introducing significant gameplay adjustments and new features, setting the stage for Season 5's launch.

The Deets

  • New defensive mechanic: 'Shield Pod' for the second player to balance the gameplay
  • Season 5 Battle Pass debuts with two new playable cards: Romus, Recombinant Justician & Master Thief Kozo
  • Introduction of a Cosmetic Item Upgrade System in the Battle Pass
  • Weekly store reset time and in-game alert system updates
  • Special Edition (SE) visual effect enhancement and Season 4 & 5 raffles

The Bulk

Patch 0.24 introduces the 'Shield Pod' mechanic aimed at balancing the advantage for players who go second. This change reflects an adaptation to player feedback and data analytics, striving for fairer match starts.

The upcoming launch of Season 5 will also bring a fresh Battle Pass featuring two new playable cards: Romus, Recombinant Justician for Kathari players, and the Universal card Master Thief Kozo, broadening the strategic possibilities for all players.

Additionally, the update introduces a novel Cosmetic Item Upgrade System within the Battle Pass. This allows players to transform their earned Apparition cosmetics into Digital Collectibles, adding a tangible value to in-game achievements.

The weekly store reset time shift and the introduction of a new in-game alert system signify an enhanced player experience, keeping gamers informed and engaged.

Finally, the update includes a new SE visual effect, further enriching the game's aesthetic appeal, and announces exciting Season 4 and 5 raffles, adding a competitive edge to the gaming experience.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Despite the latest Parallel updates the Parallel Avatars cooled off, down 10% in the last week to 0.695 ETH while the $PRIME token has fallen 5.5% over the last 24 hours. 

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

Following Patch 0.24, players can eagerly anticipate the full rollout of Season 5, with its promise of new challenges, rewards, and an evolving gaming landscape.


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Parallel Sets Stage for Season 5
Parallel Launches Planetfall Expansion Set
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel unveiled its first expansion set, Planetfall, selling exclusively yesterday to Manifest members with a public sale coming on Saturday. 

The Deets

  • Planetfall Collector's Drop: Set for October 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET with 18,646 total packs.
  • Three-in-One Drop: Introduces over 120 new cards, unique keys, and rare collectible items.
  • Referral Benefits: Early access at 1:00 p.m. ET for those who used referral links.
  • Pricing: Collector's and Players Packs at 0.18 ETH, Collector's Crates at 1.6 ETH. 

The Bulk

Parallel launched its first expansion set titled "Planetfall," first allowing presale access to members on the Parallel Manifest. 

Planetfall is packed with more than 120 fresh cards, bringing along new cosmetics, three distinctive keys, playable Legendary PRIME rarity cards, sought-after Masterpieces, and a plethora of other items. Narrating the start of the intense battle for Earth, this expansion also introduces groundbreaking game mechanics for each Parallel.

Parallel will release a total of 18,646 packs on October 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. ET in the public sale. However, those who used referral links during sign-up will get a two-hour early access at 1:00 p.m. ET.

As for the pricing, Parallel has set the Collector's Packs and Player Packs at 0.018 ETH while the Collector's Crates (which house 10 packs plus bonus items) at 1.6 ETH. 

Players can expect pack opening Q4 2023, but Planetfall will officially go live in the second quarter of 2024.

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๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

With the pack opening slated for Q4 and the official launch of Planetfall in Q2 of 2024, TCG enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to. The battleground is set, and the battle for Earth is about to intensify.


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Parallel Launches Planetfall Expansion Set
Echelon PRIME Foundation Hosting Parallel Tournament With $40,000 in Prizes
Logan Hitchcock

The Echelon PRIME Foundation is introducing the Ardent Arena 2023, a tournament for long-standing Parallel supporters with approximately $40,000 in total prizes. 

The Deets

  • Prize: Over 11,000 $PRIME
  • Access Pass: All wallets on the Ardent List can now mint an access pass for 11 $PRIME
  • Eligible Participants: Only those on the Ardent List are eligible to participate. 
  • Dates: Seeding begins on Oct. 3, with the single elimination bracket beginning on Oct. 13. 

The Bulk

Ardent Arena is an exclusive event and tribute to the loyalists of the Parallel ecosystem, promising a  prize pool of over 11,000 $PRIME, nearly $40,000 at the time of writing. 

Designed to honor and reward the long-standing members, the tournament is not open to all. To gain entry, participants need an Access Pass, and the eligibility criteria is clearly defined: only those wallets that are on the Ardent List can mint this pass. Parallel players can check their status here

Only those who are on the Ardent List and mint an access pass for 11 $PRIME are eligible to play. Purchasing a pass on the secondary market does not make a player eligible. 

Starting on Oct. 3, players will begin playing for seeding and ultimately work down to a final 32. When the final 32 is set, they will bein a single elimination bracket starting on Oct. 13. 

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Echelon Prime is up 7% in the last 24 hours to $3.55.

๐ŸŽค Community Quotes


Wow, that's a lot of prime. Top 32 will be tough to achieve, even if it's for Ardents only.@BranFrost

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

Eager to participate in the Ardent Arena? Ensure your wallet is on the Ardent List and mint your Access Pass to enter the fray!

Echelon PRIME Foundation Hosting Parallel Tournament With $40,000 in Prizes
Parallel Launches Echo Replication
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel launches Echo Replication, allowing players to create new Echo cards using $PRIME and Renown.

The Deets

  • Echo Replication lets players use in-game experience (Renown) and $PRIME tokens to mint new cards.
  • Echo cards function identically to FE, SE, and PL versions but have a unique category.
  • Dynamic pricing in $PRIME for card replication depends on current demand.
  • Renown needed for replication is fixed at 800; Echo cards cannot be used for further replication.

The Bulk

Parallel introduced a new feature called Echo Replication. With Echo Replicatoin, players use both $PRIME tokens and Renown—an in-game experience metric—to create Echo cards. These Echo cards are identical in functionality to the original First Edition (FE), Special Edition (SE), or Perfect Loop (PL) cards but are classified in their own separate category.

The cost of replication depends on the edition of the card you are using. SE and PL cards earn more Renown than their FE counterparts, making them more beneficial for this process. However, Echo cards themselves cannot be used for further replication. Moreover, the cost in $PRIME for replicating fluctuates based on supply and demand principles. If a card is highly replicated, its $PRIME cost will surge; conversely, a decline in demand leads to a decrease in price.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

The fixed cost for Echo Replication in Renown stands at 800 for all cards, with $PRIME costs being variable depending on demand.

๐ŸŽค Platform Prose 


Why does this matter? Because it makes you, the players, the arbiters of card supply.Parallel

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

Players interested in Echo Replication should ensure they have enough $PRIME and Renown. They must also have a small amount of ETH for gas fees and should visit Parallel's official website to initiate the process.


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Parallel Launches Echo Replication
Parallel Pushes Patch Update, Avatar Challenge
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel announced a busy update featuring a new game patch, player additions to the beta, and an Avatar Challenge.

The Deets

  • Game Patch: New game update, patch 0.21, introduces balance changes across factions.
  • Player Expansion: New players, including collector communities, are added to the beta pool.
  • Battle Pass Cycle: A new cycle begins September 1, resetting ranks and offering an unlockable in-game title.
  • Avatar Challenge: Players can win Avatar reservations by coaching new players.

The Bulk

Parallel's latest game update, patch 0.21, promises not just bug fixes but promotes significant balance changes across factions, adding layers of strategy and depth to the gameplay. Players can delve into these nuances through the company's latest podcast episode.

The expansion of the beta pool is more than just a numerical increase. The inclusion of collector communities like Pudgy Penguins indicates a strategic focus on community-building. The Avatar Challenge, set to start this Friday, aims to grow the player base by rewarding players for mentoring newcomers.

As for the Battle Pass, it's not just a grind for rewards; it's a seasonal reset that aims to keep the competition fresh. Ranks will be reset, and a new unlockable in-game title will be introduced, encouraging players to rise through the ranks once more.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Parallel has experienced a surge in active players, with numbers tripling since the last major update. 

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

If you're part of the Parallel community or planning to join, make sure you update your game client and launcher. Get ready for the Avatar Challenge starting this Friday and prepare for the next Battle Pass cycle!


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Parallel Pushes Patch Update, Avatar Challenge
Parallel Rolls Out Avatar Acquisition Details
Logan Hitchcock

Parallel shared three pathways individuals can use to acquire the upcoming Parallel Avatars.

The Deets

  • The Avatar Manifest: Early access for dedicated Parallel Collectors in early July.
  • OpenSea Public Drop: Mid-July, accessible to all. Price and date to be announced.
  • Play to Mint: Earn Avatars by playing the Parallel Beta and completing the Avatar Challenge.

The Bulk

Parallel revealed its plans for players to acquire Avatars - central characters within the game. There are three distinct pathways, giving a range of options to both seasoned players and new enthusiasts alike.

The first pathway, dubbed "The Avatar Manifest," rewards dedicated Parallel collectors. This group includes Masterpiece holders, Ardent program members, and Prismatic Key Holders. Those on the list have the opportunity to get Avatars early using $PRIME, starting in early July.

The second pathway is through a public drop on OpenSea. This pathway is open to anyone, with a portion of Avatar supply earmarked for this purpose. The event will take place in mid-July, with the price and specific date yet to be announced.

Finally, the third pathway is a unique concept called "Play to Mint." After the Manifest and Public Drop, additional Avatars will be available for players of the upcoming Parallel Beta. Players can earn an Avatar by completing the Avatar Challenge within the game, set to occur in late July.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

Parallel's $PRIME token has benefited from a day of bullish price action in crypto. The token is up 7.6% in the last 24 hours to $2.06. 

๐Ÿ”œ What's Next?

Players are advised to keep an eye out for more detailed announcements from Parallel about the Avatar Manifest and the OpenSea drop. For those looking to participate in the Play to Mint challenge, the details will be released closer to the Parallel Beta launch.


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Parallel Rolls Out Avatar Acquisition Details
Parallel Will Host Weekend Playtest
Lennster

Parallel announced an upcoming weekend playtest and Metaguild tournament for interested participants.

The Deets

  • Play-test runs from April 14 to April 16
  • Returning players from any Closed Alpha wave are eligible
  • Other interested players can request play acces for this weekend

The Details

Anyone who participated in any wave of Parallel's previous Closed Alpha tests can return and play during the weekend event. For those who prefer casual gameplay, participation in the Metaguild tournament is not required.

If you previously signed up for Early Access but weren't selected, you can still request access for this weekend's play-test by visiting the Parallel website and selecting the new option, "Request access to play this weekend."

The play-test will take place from Friday, April 14, until Sunday, April 16, at 11:59 pm EST.

โ—Why It Matters

After opening its closed beta period and unlocking its $PRIME token, Parallel is quickly approaching an open play ecosystem in which all Parallel holders can put their cards to the test and play the game. While web3 gaming headlines have been heating up over the last few months, perhaps none will rival the eventual launch of Parallel, a game that has been building for multiple years and has millions of dollars in backing. 

๐ŸŽค Community Quotes


LFG - I finally get to playzatakster

๐ŸŽฌ Take Action

Want to play? Request early access to play this weekend.

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Parallel Will Host Weekend Playtest
Parallel's Terminal Acquisition and Shard Refinement a $PRIME Time To Spend
Julian Son

Parallel is making changes to Terminals and added that fewer shards will be required for refinement, per a tweet today from the project.

โ— Why It Matters

Terminals will have an important role in gameplay by serving as in-game rewards mechanisms.

This represents another exclusive use case for $PRIME, and $PRIME holders can utilize their tokens to refine Shards into Batteries and purchase Terminals. When Terminals are activated with Batteries, users receive a guaranteed in-game reward and a potential second reward.

๐Ÿ”Ž The Details

  • Terminal Acquisition
    • Terminal cost: 111 $PRIME
    • 2,200 total Terminals
    • Terminals per Parallel reduced from 11,000 to 440 (which dramatically increases the rarity).
    • Terminals are multi-use and can be re-activated in the future for different rewards.
  • Shard Refinement
    • Total amount of shards needed for refinement reduced from 6 to 3.
    • Cost to refine shards into Battery will be 135 $PRIME.
    • Each Activated Terminal [Terminal + Battery] will be able to redeem 1 guaranteed reward and 1 potential reward.

๐Ÿ”œ What’s Next?

Both Terminal Acquisition and Shard Refinement will occur this month, and details about the rewards as well as when Terminal Acquisition will begin will be shared soon.

๐Ÿ“Š By the Numbers

 

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Parallel's Terminal Acquisition and Shard Refinement a $PRIME Time To Spend