Aavegotchi Community Update #21
Lil Pump wearables drop Friday the 9th plus so so much moar!
Hey frens, what a wild time it has been since our last Community Update. With Aavegotchis live and being pet everyday by the thousands, we hope this update will quickly catch you up on what’s just happened and what is about to happen. We’ll be covering:
- Raffle #4 statistics + Ticket Guessing Competition winners!
- New date for Lil Pump drop at the Maall
- DAO Signal Proposals and forum highlights
- Best frens, AAVE.com now live on Polygon!
- Pixelcraft Studios team growth
- Aavegotchi application for Unicly collection
- Baazaar NFT marketplace milestones achieved
- Dev Update — Community has joined the fray
- Aaround the Block: new Chainlink interview and Cagyjan has your Rarity Farming details
Raffle #4 statistics and Ticket Guessing winners announced!
Aavegotchi’s first raffle on layer 2 concluded with a live drawing last Thursday April 1st and the results are incredible. By every metric, this was the largest NFT raffle yet. With the growth of our community post-Haunt 1 we anticipated more participants and did offer the largest amount of prizes yet. While Raffle 3 had just under 6,000 NFTs available, Raffle 4 nearly doubled with 11,512 total prizes given out.
The number of tickets entered increased by an astounding 600% with 0ver 669,000 raffle tickets staked to the raffle smart contract. These tickets came from 3,240 unique participants which is up a massive 400% since the final raffle held on Ethereum.
This is the first raffle where all of the various segments of the Aavegotchi economy are fused together. The raffle benefits from Aavegotchis being live with utility while the Baazaar NFT market provides a venue for various strategies to form and play out in real time.
The success also demonstrates the incredible potential of NFTs when various utilities are combined thoughtfully to create a sum greater than its parts.
This is still just the beginning. We expect the raffle model to continue building on the momentum of each prior’s success.
Congratulations to our three winners of the “Guess How Many Tickets” competition on Twitter! The final number of tickets entered was 669,717, and the closest guesses were:
Please send Coder Dan a message to claim your prize!
Revised date: Lil Pump Wearables to drop this Friday, April 9
Our collaboration with multi platinum selling artist Lil Pump continues with a first-come-first-serve NFT drop happening this Friday, April 9th at 9am EST (9pm SGT)!
Raffle 4 saw the first half of Lil Pump’s exclusive wearables won by those who have long been staking GHST and making FRENS points. The second half of the collection’s supply will be dropped all at once in the “Aavegotchi Maall”.
The Maall has sat empty since the first Aavegotchis Haunt 1 launch, so it’s time to open the doors again and have a proper NFT scramble.
If you’ve never been, simply visit Aavegotchi.com, click PLAY, then choose THE MAALL icon.
The Lil Pump Goatee, Drank, Shades and Threads will all be made available. Alas, only the Godlike dreads are not available via this drop. Pricing for items remains true to the standard rarity based pricing as follows:
Lil Pump Goatee — Uncommon — 10 GHST
Lil Pump Drink — Rare — 100 GHST
Lil Pump Shades — Legendary — 300 GHST
Lil Pump Threads — Mythical — 2000 GHST
We’ll be live in the Aavegotchi Discord’s voice chat in the hour leading up to the launch, so do make sure to jump in to have any questions answered and hang out for the paarty!
DAO recent activity highlights — so much energy!
With our recent evolution to V1.5 COCOON, AavegotchiDAO has established itself as one of, if not the most, active DAOs in the world today. No small feat! The energy being put into continuous real-time discussion in our Discord’s #dao channel, the dao.aavegotchi.com forum, and Snapshot is incredible!
However, this variety of activity makes it easy for one to lose track and get stuck in apathy mode. So we want to help curate a bit and highlight discussions that are ready for you to read and join right now! AavegotchiDAO Threadz is our attempt to provide a lightweight resource so you can quickly catch up and have an impact! The following discussions are active now with well developed proposals and/or very active threads. Follow the links and, at the very least, leave some hearts for the posts that resonate with you. This list is not necessarily endorsements and represents the tip of the iceberg, meant to serve as a starting point.
If you’re hesitating, remember, it’s super easy to join the forum. You can sign in by clicking “Join with Discord”. Done! With that said, let’s check out some of this week’s most discussed threadz!
NOTE: Each of the following Signal Proposals includes a link to the related forum thread. So from here forward, we’ll just share the Snapshot link but please do read the forum thread before voting!
Now, let’s check out some of the hottest SigProps!
“Additional Baazaar Fees Towards Rarity Farming Rewards” https://snapshot.org/#/aavegotchi.eth/proposal/QmU4WLexfVT8sXz4XzHqDgXPFhFvK7wRSpBPjxUtktzdZe
“Adding new collaterals (aWBTC & axSUSHI) as Spirit Force” https://snapshot.org/#/aavegotchi.eth/proposal/QmQNV62Tn7rndNGHNooCVLLdZgQkoRkDsLepcSmrjEth8p
“Introduce Lil Aavegotchis as a mainstream on-boarding approach”
“Proposal for Peer-to-peer trading widget” https://snapshot.org/#/aavegotchi.eth/proposal/QmZWfZSfLB5e9HGmeWKtNKyN5bJJ3jAajegArZ3yHNDLCL
The DAO forum also has some great discussions happening around important topics like “How Funding Requests should be handled”…
…and creative oriented discussions like “Gotchi Item Ideas” https://dao.aavegotchi.com/t/gotchi-item-ideas/991/16
Make sure to check these proposals out. DAO’s can be fun and simple acts of replying, giving hearts and voting go a long way to contributing to a more vibrant AavegotchiDAO!
Aave.com now live on Polygon!
Last week, big daddy Aave.com deployed a live version of their lending platform onto our favorite layer 2 solution, Polygon. We’re super excited about this and it means there is an opportunity for future Aavegotchis to expand support for both maTokens (currently) and Aave native layer2 aTokens.
Aave’s own Marc Zeller has floated the idea via a Signal Proposal and we’ve matched with a thread to discuss in the forum: https://dao.aavegotchi.com/t/add-aave-native-collaterals-for-haunt-2-gotchis/1473
The future looks bright on layer 2 and thanks to recent upgrades from MetaMask, you can now hop onto Polygon with the click of a button. Just have your usual MetaMask on and visit Aavegotchi.com for the prompt!
Pixelcraft Studios is expanding (and hiring moar!)
We’re pleased to report that Pixelcraft Studios, your core team building Aavegotchi, has been an overdrive expanding the team and our internal infrastructure. Since the first Aavegotchi was summoned roughly one month ago, we have engaged in a major hiring campaign for a number of key positions. This particular wave has been heavily focused on finding the best developers to join us at positions including:
- Developer evangelist
- Multiple front-end developers
- Junior solidity developer
- Digital artists
- Game statistician
Balancing out our technical advances, we’re also thrilled to have Les Borsai, one of the foremost individuals exploring the frontiers of DeFi and Entertainment, joining Pixelcraft as a trusted advisor.
More job openings remain as we look for the perfect game designers and developers to join us. If you or someone you know is ready to bring off the charts creativity and skillz to the table, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can stay abreast of the latest job openings by also following Pixelcraft Studios on LinkedIn.
Aavegotchi applies for Unicly launch collection
While we luv our Layer2 goodness, you may have noticed that Aavegotchi.com/bridge has a “coming soon” tag for bridging more than ERC20 tokens. We want you to be able to bridge your Aavegotchi NFTs back to Ethereum too!
This bridge has taken some real effort to prepare and we’re thrilled to see it nearly ready to go live. Even more encouraging, we’re excited to see the bridge going live at the same time a very promising NFT fractionalization platform is also launching.
Sharding NFTs (issuing ERC20 tokens as ownership claims of an NFT) is probably the most uncharted territory for NFTs yet, with a handful of projects offering a variety of ways to go about it. Done right, sharding can unlock enormous benefits for the greater NFT space and we are impressed with the implications of the Unicly approach.
That’s why mad scientists at Pixelcraft have been dedicating precious wee hours to curating an ebic Aavegotchi collection. We have signaled our support for Unicly and hope to be fractionalizing this collection — the first-ever Aavegotchis to bridge to Ethereum — in the near future!
Visit Unic.ly and read their lite paper or follow @uniclyNFT on twitter to learn more. We’ll also be providing updates on this exciting endeavour all throughout the process.
Baazaar NFT marketplace milestones achieved
Our NFT Marketplace, the Baazaar, has lived up to its name with some of the wildest crypto trading stories already being generated. If you haven’t explored the Baazaar yet, do yourself a favor and just open a tab right meow (no Metamask required to view): aavegothi.com/baazaar.
The Baazaar recently passed a major milestone achieving over 10 million GHST trading volume and placing in DappRadar’s all-time top ten NFT markets for volume in USD value! Dapp Radar is taking notice with recent coverage: Aavegotchi farming hype as sales increase 394%.
Last week, NonFungible.com also ran some analysis and covered the Top Ten Biggest Sales on the Baazaar so far, and as good as it is, the piece is already out of date with bigger sales already having come in, especially with Raffle 4’s conclusion!
The Baazaar’s Top Ten Sales as published by NonFungible.com on March 23, 2021
The Baazaar is also a great reflection of our team’s dedication to continuous improvement. Launch day saw a wild Baazaar with limited filters and paging abilities but visiting now you will find that the Baazaar has quickly evolved as we Never. Stop. Shipping.
Dev Update: Community Has Joined the Fray!
The Discord #Devs channel is on 🔥 with the community rallying around our ever improving documentation and already building some stellar applications. Here’ s a short list of awesomeness to check out:
- Haunt.gg — a site dedicated to analyzing Aavegotchis data, the Baazaar, and much more.
- Raffle Odds Calculator — This Haaunt developed tool is key for any sound raffle strategy!
- Reverse Paac-Man — The first deployed Aavegotchi mini-game has arrived! A pleasant, creative surprise!
Around the Block
This month saw a flurry of exciting media coverage including an alfa filled podcast where @coderdannn and @gldnxross joined Chainlink. Cagyjan, the best NFT content creator there is, has also produced a number of incredibly helpful guides and live walkthroughs for all things Aavegotchi. Cagyjan most recently covered the Rarity Farming Season 1 details that YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW.
Rewards distribution for just one of the three competitions rarity farmers will enjoy
Rarity Farming starts April 20 and runs through June 15 with over 2 Million USD worth of GHST being farmed. All you need is an Aavegotchi and you are farmin’ across all three leaderboards.
- TBA — Updated Roadmap release
- TBA — Wearables release schedule proposal
- TBA — New Haunt 2 Forum proposal thread
- April 14 — Aavegotchi Community Call (Earn 50 XP for attending!)
- April 20 — Rarity Farming begins!
Stay spooky frens 👻