Everybody starts out as a beginner, and CryptoKitties is no exception. Although it may look complicated and overwhelming at first, the game is easy to pick up and fun to master. As I’ve played, I’ve been asked more than once for tips on what fresh players should know when they start. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are a few tips any beginner will want to know.
Know the Costs
There is a set breeding fee. You pay this fee in ETH every time you breed your kitties. Every time you put a kitty in the marketplace, you pay a fee to list it. Everything you do in CryptoKitties has a cost. So spend wisely. In that same vein, be careful about Gas Price. If you can pick up on the right level to adjust your Gas to, you can save a fortune in transaction fees.
Go for the Low Generations
Every kitty has a value. Lower generation numbers usually mean higher value. This varies based on traits and other factors, but lower generations mean more kitties bred and faster cooldowns. Higher gen numbers mean less interest from other players and less ETH for you when you go to sell.
Rare Traits Don’t Always Stay That Way
There are a lot of new traits being discovered in the game. Some of these are hard to get and start off rare, but the excitement of newness means constant breeding to get that new trait. The more difficult a trait is to breed, the longer it will stay rare. Multi-generation traits are the rarest. Make sure a rare trait won’t be common in a day before spending hard earned ETH on breeding for it.
Don’t Try to Get Rich Quick
If your primary motivation for getting into CryptoKitties is to make a quick buck, you’re not really doing it right. CryptoKitties is a game before anything else. You can definitely make some money if you know what you’re doing, but it won’t be overnight and it’s not a guarantee. Think of the game as a hobby more than a job. Don’t invest money you aren’t willing to lose. Best case, you make some money while having fun. Worst case, you still had fun and you have a bunch of kitties to cheer you up.
That’s all you really need to get started. Don’t forget the FAQs on the CryptoKitties site though. Now get out there and have fun!