Trusting XP Coin to Pay For My Game Time

It’s been 6 months since English Teacher Online started streaming live on Twitch, trusting XP Coin to pay for my game time in the brutal yet beautiful world that is Rust.

In that time, I’ve attracted nearly 400 followers and spoken with a number of key players. I’ve also been promoted to Content Creator in a number of Discord groups and collaborated with fellow streamers.

Meanwhile XP Coin has been focusing on integration, paying gamers for their time by inviting people like you and me to sign up through their rewards.xpcoin.io website.

My XP Coin Research Story

Since March 2018, I’ve earned over 100,000 XP Coins playing on the XP Coin Rust server. I’ve steadfastly watched a bear market in which the price of XP Coin has fluctuated between $0.0003 and $0.000017 – far below its peak of $0.005, hit during the last cryptocurrency bull run of January 2018.

That’s because I’m a HODL or HOLDER who believes in community and I’ll only cash out a percentage of my earnings when the price is right!

As we wait for another end of year bull run, I thought it would be interesting to calculate just how much money I may have earned so far?

Blog post price of $0.000025 x 100,000 = $2.50

January 2018 peak of $0.005 x 100k = $500

x1000 fantasy bull run projection of 2.5 cents = $2,500

Today’s current price of 1 XP Coin is … 

Why Would There Be Another Bull Run?

Looking at the charts, we can see trends, patterns or opposing forces at work in the market. Each bull run is preceded by a triple or 4 times bear market as spiraling pessimism proves the doubters correct.

But for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as the saying goes, and the signs suggest that another bull run (optimism) is about to happen just as big institutional money enters the market. And because the XP Coin price is pegged to Bitcoin, we should see at least moderate to substantial gains by late 2018 – early 2019.

I’ve never bought any XP Coin with my own money and always played on their server assuming that I wouldn’t see a dime. Yet at the time of writing this blog I have $2.50 in my XP Coin wallet. Real money for doing what I love doing in my free time, role playing, building, raiding and surviving in the brutal yet beautiful world of Rust.

I also have some XP Coin sitting in a staking pool making more XP Coin!

I don’t know what the price will be in January 2019 but I’m preparing to cash out 20% of my XP Coin next time the bull run’s high. There’s still 3 months to get in the game! 

It’s A No-Brainer

You play Rust anyway and you don’t need to spend a penny. Simply join me on the XP Coin Rust server and earn some XP Coin of your own. See what happens with the next bull run. You could make a dollar, $100 or more.

In 3 months you can decide whether to cash out and exchange your XP for LTC or DOGE – or keep earning, building a nice little college fund or house deposit.

It’s a no-brainer because you’re going to play Rust anyway!

Useful Vocabulary

Bear Market – A condition in which security, stock or cryptocurrency prices fall and widespread pessimism causes the downward spiral to be self-sustaining. Investors anticipate losses as pessimism and selling increases.

Bull Run (Bullrun) – A period of optimism, investor confidence and expectations that strong results should continue. Greed encourages speculators to hold on for impossible profits instead of cashing out before the next inevitable crash.

Cryptographic Technology Explained

See my original post from March 2018.

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a financial advisor or time traveler and I don’t have a crystal ball so always do your own research please.

XPCoin May 2018 Update

This week English Teacher Online got an exclusive XPCoin May 2018 update and off-road map from DigiWarFare, the XPCoin developer and executive responsible for writing computer code that allows me to earn XPCoins playing Rust!

He explained that XPCoin was rebranded last year and is making great strides forward without the usual cash boost an ICO brings. Despite this major financial hurdle, XPCoin has obtained investment from within the gaming community. It has more than 20 VPS (Virtual Private Servers), and a vast staff dedicated in their quest to monetize computer gaming and integrate it into the mainstream 21st century economy.

 

Integration was the theme of our interview as Digi explained the 3 step process needed to get independent game developers onboard using XPCoin. We also discussed the role of XPCoin investors versus consumers, and a no holds barred appraisal of those who would disrupt his organization in their pursuit of a quick buck.

Digi has logged over 2000 hours playing Rust and I could tell that it has a special place in his game playing heart. Despite it’s ruthless and salty reputation (built up over many years in Beta), Rust has so much potential. As a social experiment, Rust gives psychologists ongoing insights into role playing minds that you just don’t get from other games.

It’s no surprise then that Digi made Rust a top priority when it came to paying gamers for their time. That’s why I was one of the first to sign up to ladder.xpcoin.io and start earning XPCoins. As promised, here is a screenshot showing latest payments into my XPCoin Wallet.

XPCoin Ladder Payment

Digi also explained how Rust events (that run around the clock) are designed to help the community grow. Economy points are paid to event winners and losers alike, so there’s even more incentive to improve your combat skills in game.

The XPCoin Rust server only has 200 slots and Digi is keen to “stress test” having that many players all earning XPCoins at the same time – I don’t have a crystal ball but I do prophesize that this server will be full very soon!

Digi is now off to monetize 7 days to Die, but he will still be tracking Rust through his admin panel and listening closely to Gabriel in the XPCoin Rust admin team.

 

It certainly is an exciting time to be part of the XPCoin Crypto-Gaming space and I am very grateful to DigiWarFare for sharing his vision for May, 2018 and beyond exclusively with English Teacher Online. Please comment, like, share, follow or subscribe to show your support.

Sign up here to earn money playing computer games such as Rust, 7 Days to Die or Minecraft.

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Useful List Of Collocation Words

English Teacher Online presents a useful list of collocation words to help you become fluent in English.

A collocation is a combination of words that are often used together. They are blocks of language that “just sound right” to native English speakers.

Learning collocations is a good way to improve your English because these words (phrases) “go together.” You’ll discover how to use them more frequently – so they’re better than just learning one word at a time.

When you do learn a new word, write down some other words that collocate with it. Below are 10 examples for the verbs, have, make, do, go, come, take and get.

Copy these collocations into a book or Word document on the computer. Try to think of other combinations for each list and share them in the comments section. I’ll help you if you make a mistake!

Have

Have lunch: When do you have lunch?

Have a drink: Would you like to have a drink?

Have a rest: I want to have a rest.

Have a haircut: I need to have a haircut.

Have a bath: I’m going to have a bath.

Have a holiday: When do you have holiday?

Have friends over: I had friends over for my birthday.

Have a good time: We all had a good time.

Have a headache: I have a headache.

Make

Make something: Make learning fun.

Make money: You can make money doing that.

Make progress: I’ve made progress this year.

Make a mess: My brother always makes a mess.

Make a mistake: Did I make a mistake?

Make a difference: I want to make a difference.

Make a noise: Let’s make some noise.

Make an effort: Please make an effort with your comment.

Make room: Can you make room for one more?

Make trouble: He often makes trouble.

Do

Do your best: Don’t worry, just do your best.

Do your homework: I’ll do my homework after school.

Do business: He does business with everyone.

Do someone a favour: Do me a favour and lend me your bike.

Do the cooking: Who’s going to do the cooking tonight?

Do the housework: I’ll do the housework while you’re out.

Do the shopping: Can you do the shopping on your way home?

Do the washing up: You cooked a lovely meal, so I’ll do the washing up.

Do your hair: May I help you do your hair?

Do nothing: I’m just going to sit here and do nothing.

Go

Go fishing: Let’s go fishing.

Go abroad: She went abroad for work.

Go online: Just go online and search for it.

Go missing: My cat has gone missing.

Go bald: Uncle Ben is going bald.

Go blind: Some people go blind because they watch too much TV.

Go deaf: Listening to loud music can make you go deaf.

Go crazy: The dog goes crazy every time I come home.

Go out of business: Many shops have gone out of business.

Go bankrupt: He went bankrupt after his stocks crashed.

Come

Come early: Please come early and relax.

Come on time: She always comes on time.

Come late: If you come late, they may not let you in.

Come prepared: Come prepared with a pen and paper.

Come first: Bolt always comes first.

Come last: It doesn’t matter if you come last.

Come to a standstill: The traffic has come to a standstill.

Come into view: The mountain came into view.

Come to a compromise: They came to a compromise and shared one.

Come to a decision: Have you come to a decision yet?

Take

Take a look: Let me take a look at it for you.

Take a break: You need to take a break.take a break

Take a rest: I need to take a rest.

Take notes: Make sure you take notes.

Take an exam: Are you ready to take your exam?

Take a seat: Please take my seat.

Take a taxi: Why don’t we take a taxi?

Take a chance: I’m going to take a chance.

Take someone out: May I take you out to dinner?

Get

Get home: What time do you get home?

Get a job: Please go and get a job.

Get lost: I don’t like you – get lost!

Get a shock: Don’t touch that, you’ll get a shock.

Get drunk: He gets angry when he gets drunk.

Get pregnant: Get married before you get pregnant.

Get permission: Get permission from your parents.

Get ready: Get ready for an amazing life.

Get started: Let’s get started decorating the kitchen.

Get upset: Don’t get upset when things go wrong.

 

There are several different types of collocation made from combinations of verb, noun, adjective etc.

Some common types of collocations are

noun + noun: computer studies

noun + verb: dog’s bite

verb + noun: go home

verb + adverb: turned suddenly

verb + expression with preposition: burst into tears

adverb + adjective: completely happy

adjective + noun: bad memory

How to learn collocations

1. Treat collocations as phrases or single blocks of language.

2. When you learn a new word, write down other words that collocate with it.

3. Read as much as possible. Reading is the best way to learn new vocabulary. By reading you’ll learn collocations naturally and in context.

4. Practice using your new collocations, in context, as soon as learning them.

5. Learn collocations in groups that work for you.

6. Please share some of your own collocations in the comments. I’ll help you if you make a mistake.