Technically, you don't. Traditionally, items in games are owned outright by the companies that create them. When you buy in-game items, like a favorite skin for your character or a card for your deck, you don't own it – the game company licenses it to you. This means if something happens to your game account, you lose everything.
By using the power of the Ethereum network, we’re changing this old practice to give players real ownership over the items they purchase or earn in games. This gives you the right to sell an item for ETH, use it in Gods Unchained, or even take it into a different game. Basically, how you use it is completely up to you! And owning assets are your responsibility, in a wallet managed by you, as opposed to a company. Best of all, the game developer (in this case, us) can’t change the value or power of that item* to nerf you outta existence.
There are other things blockchain technology brings to the table that we are looking into as a possibility for future seasons, such as proving the history of individual assets. Imagine an incredible play in the final round of the World Championship coming from a card that nobody expected. Now imagine the player who made that play digitally signs the card and auctions it off for charity. Because its transaction history is immutably recorded in the blockchain, any future owner can digitally prove everywhere that card has ever been, including in the final round of that tournament, since its creation.
Blockchain is opening the doors to not only give players more control and ownership of their time but for gaming to do more – and we’re leading the charge.
*Core and Welcome sets will always be able to be balanced and have their stats altered. Any expansion set, such as Genesis, Trial of the Gods, or Divine Order, cannot be changed after the Balancing Phase is complete for that set.