A look at what to expect in Aavegotchi from now til 2022
Last weekend’s Haunt 2 Auction was a major success for Aavegotchi fans worldwide. We saw a nearly 50% increase in the amount of wallets holding Aavegotchi NFTs (2500 to 3600) and an incredible 1,700,000 USD worth of GHST rewards paid in real-time to GBM Auction participants. Already, 3776 Aavegotchi’s have been summoned from Haunt 2 Portals with more being summoned with each passing day.
So what’s next for GotchiGang? Well, the core team at Pixelcraft has a ton of developments in the pipeline and the wider community is also building out more utility and on-chain experiments. The first ever Aavegotchi hackathon, the Gaame Jaam, is well underway with over 15 unique teams developing POC minigames throughout the first week of September.
But that’s just what’s happening now — let’s get out our 🔮 and have a peek at the future of Aavegotchi in what remains of 2021!
Haunt 2 Raffle | Sept 5–8
Immediately ahead is the Haunt 2 Raffle, where the final 20% of Haunt 2 Portals are up for grabs. All you need are some Drop Tickets (best acquired by staking GHST for Frens points)! Simply visit Aavegotchi.com anytime between the raffle’s opening on Sunday, September 5th, 10am EST (2pm UTC) and it’s conclusion 72 hours later. 3,000 Portals will be distributed to winners on Wednesday, 10am EST via an automated Chainlink VRF raffle. You must enter your Drop Tickets into the raffle before the Chainlink VRF is engaged. Each Drop Ticket represents one chance to win and is, just like a real life raffle, one-time use. Best of luck to all our GHST staking #GotchiGang!
AavegotchiDAO Frens Committee | Sept 16*
Recently, AavegotchiDAO voted to take a major step toward further decentralization by voting to create a Frens Committee. This is to be the first sub-committee of the AavegotchiDAO and tasked with the important duty of managing the various Frens points inflation rates. Frens points are awarded to various staking and LPs all found at Aavegotchi.com/stake-matic. These rates can become dated and are best left to a dedicated and attentive committee that owns this responsibility.
The Pixelcraft team is hard at work preparing a framework to help support this committee’s realization by Thursday, September 16. Recently launched pools such as SushiSwap’s GHST-MATIC 2X rewards pool may benefit greatly from this. Let’s see what the committee says!
Frens Wearables Raffle #5 | Sept 24–28
Have you been staking GHST, making Frens and ONLY going for Drop Tickets? Well, that is one strategy but certainly not the only one. You may want to save some FRENS (or stake GHST to earn even more!) to exchange for classic wearables Raffle tickets (spanning Common all the way to Godlike).
It’s been awhile since our last wearables raffle, but anticipation is already building. Six exclusive sets will be revealed in the coming weeks, culminating in another famous Aavegotchi Wearables Raffle, powered by Chainlink VRF. To be clear, these sets can only be obtained via this raffle, no amount of the editions will be sold in a Maall drop or GBM auction. GHST Stakers — You just win!
Baazaar NFT offers feature | Early October
Being able to communicate offers on items listed in the Baazaar NFT marketplace has been a long desired feature request. We have prioritized adding this feature the Baazaar among a few other tweaks ; )
Rarity Farming SZN2 | October
The second Season of Rarity Farming will begin in October, and like Season 1 will last eight weeks. Over three million GHST has been collected from the Haunt 2 BidToEarn auction and trading fees on the Baazaar. Two million GHST will be awarded to Aavegotchis according to the percentages outlined in the Haunt 2 Core Proposal.
Of course, there is still plenty of time to modify these parameters, if that is the will of the DAO! Jump into the conversation in the official AavegotchiDAO forum.
REALM land sale #1 | October
The first REALM land sale was originally slated for September, but that calendar is already filled to the brim and we don’t see any reason to rush what we are building. This Bid-to-Earn style auction will feature a special new Auction World Map, with 16,000 REALM Parcels up for grabs, and an associated Drop Ticket Raffle for 4,000 REALM Parcels.
Look forward to more information about the REALM to roll out as we prepare to confirm exact dates for the inaugural REALM sale.
Gotchi renting / lending | November
One of the greatest barriers to wider NFT adoption is the high costs of entry. That’s why we are working hard to deliver multiple routes to interacting with Aavegotchis and the wider ecosystem. Gotchi Renting is one such upgrade. Aavegotchi owners will be able to seamlessly rent/lend their gotchis to a much wider audience of people who want to temporarily possess an Aavegotchi. The reasons for wanting to borrow an Aaegotchi are growing:
- Access to minigames
- Access to minigames various rewards
- Access to 3rd party dapps and features that have “Gotchi Gates”
- Access to unique farming opportunities
- Access to the Aarcade
- Access to The Gotchiverse Realm
The Aarcade | November
The Game Store of the Gotchiconomy is coming. The Aarcade is being designed as a hub for any talented developer or team to come and get their Gotchi Games listed. Likewise, it will be a wonderful source of NFT prizes, XP and even GHST rewards that will attract gotchi owners and borrowers alike! This week’s Gaame Jaam is just the beginning of what will ultimately become a juggernaut in the PlayToEarn NFT world.
REALM land sales 2 & 3 | November — December
The second and third REALM sales are slated to happen in November and December, concluding just before the launch of the Gotchiverse Citaadel!
Gotchiverse Citaadel Launch | December
The Citaadel is on track to launch in December — delivering a massive multiplayer experience with Alchemica Channeling, parcel farming, and much more.
Gameplay video coming soon!
BONUS: Side views launching this week!
Do Gotchis have butts? The answer is finally revealed with the momentous release of side views for Aavegotchis and their Wearables!
Any good fren knows that Aavegotchis aren’t your average PFP project — we’ve spent hundreds of hours crafting and condensing each body part, Wearable, Eye Shape, and Collateral to fit into smart contract memory onchain. This means that Aavegotchis live on the blockchain forever, and will probably outlast us all!
Initially, this effort was only spent on creating the “front” view, but it’s always been our mission to provide full onchain side views for Aavegotchis too. Now we are happy to announce that side views will be launching very soon — as soon as this week.
Stay tuned for the big reveal!
Help Build the Gotchiverse with us!
Pixelcraft is well-funded and looking to hire the best and brightest to achieve our vision — a massive multiplayer blockchain game, owned and governed by its players.
All positions are fully remote. Please apply by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and a link to your GitHub if you have one! We’ll contact you for a follow-up.
We’ll be publishing more “official” job offer listings soon, but we wanted the community to have first dibs. If you don’t see your specialty listed, feel free to apply and tell us why we need you! 👻
- Senior Solidity Developers
- Junior Solidity Developers
- React Frontend Developers
- QA Engineer
- Technical Documentation Specialist
- Senior Game Developer
- Junior Game Developer
- UI/UX Designer
- Game UI Designer
Marketing / Business Development
- Head of Paartnerships / Outreach
- Social media specialist
- Growth specialist
That’s it for this update frens — it’s going to be an exciting rest of the year!