5 min readAug 11, 2021

A Massive #BidToEarn auction of 12,000 new Aavegotchis is coming this August!

It’s the middle of NFT Summer, and while everyone’s busy ogling over the latest scarcity meme PFP craze, based AavegotchiDAO recently voted to bring 15,000 new Aavegotchis into the Ether Realm via Haunt 2!

Scarcity is great, but not when it gets in the way of adoption, so we applaud the DAO’s courage to break from the “Only 10,000” meme and take a leap into the unknown.

Haunt 1 launched in March of this year, selling out 10,000 Aavegotchi Portals in under a minute via a first come first serve NFT drop. It was by all accounts a massive success — proving the demand for Aavegotchis was real, and also demonstrating that Polygon could handle such massive NFT drops. However, the short-lived sale also left many empty-handed and bitter.

We were intent on not recreating this situation for Haunt 2, and so we searched high and low for the perfect NFT Drop model — and found it in the GBM Auction Model!

We are excited to confirm that Haunt 2 will employ the GBM Auctions #BidToEarn model — fairer, more fun and even profitable for participants — to auction off 80% of the supply, while the remaining 20% will be distributed via Drop Ticket Raffle.

Now, let’s get on to the fun part — of seeing the gorgeous new visuals these H2 Gotchis come equipped with!

Haunt 2 Auction TLDR

When: August 26, 2pm UTC — August 29, 2pm UTC
Where: aavegotchi.com/auction
Prerequisite: A nice bag of GHST tokens on Polygon Network

What’s for Auction

This will be the largest GBM #BidToEarn auction to date with 12,000 Portals being simultaneously auctioned. Haunt 2 has a total of 15,000 Portal NFTs (each summons one Aavegotchi) so you may be wondering — where are the remaining 3,000? They will be distributed via a Chainlink VRF powered raffle within 10 days of the Auction (ready your Drop Tickets!).

The Haunt 2 Aauction will also offer at least 36 new wearables of varying rarity levels. These wearables are all trait boosting and arranged to support a dozen complete 3-piece sets.

We’ll be releasing a full overview of these Wearables in a few days, so sit tight for now (and gleam what you can from the previews!)

Do note that, unlike Haunt 1, there are no Potions being introduced in this H2 auction. Going forward, Potions inflation will only happen through play. Look forward to more opportunities to earn Potions via winning competitions and mini-games.

First Look: Three New Spirit Forces

Having Aave protocol live alongside Aavegotchi on Polygon Network means summoning an Aavegotchi is easier than ever. All Haunt 2 Aavegotchi are staked with Aave’s yield generating amTokens (Haunt 1 summoning required our own bridge solution maTokens).

Aave’s amTokens are minted natively on Polygon, making things more convenient than ever. You can mint them yourself at Aave.com or swap for them on any major Polygon DEX. In fact, we’ll be introducing an intuitive swapping widget directly on our dapp before the auction starts.

Aave’s Polygon platform offers a limited but quality list of tokens available for lending and borrowing. This means the lineup for Aavegotchi Spirit Forces has been adjusted, with a couple tokens being dropped and a few new ones being added.

The final list of Haunt 2 Aavegotchi collaterals consists of seven unique Spirit Forces:

  • amMATIC
  • amWETH
  • amWBTC
  • amDAI
  • amUSDC
  • amUSDT
  • amAAVE

This means there are three completely new Spirit Force themes: the based WBTC, the doomer WETH and the otherworldly Polygon (MATIC) spirits.

ETH, LINK, UNI, YFI, and TUSD Spirit Forces are destined to remain as Haunt 1 Spirit Forces only… at least until a future Haunt where more collateral may again become available!

If GHST is listed on Aave Polygon Market before the Haunt 2 Auction begins, amGHST will also be included in the final lineup as an eighth collateral.

First Look: Two New Mythical Low Eye Shapes (+ 3 Mythical High)

Mythical eye shapes are the rarest of eyes; highly desired and seldom summoned. Going forward, the mythical eyes we’ve grown familiar with are to remain only accessible from Haunt 1 Portals. That’s because Haunt 2 features new designs for both the mythical high and mythical low eye shapes. A globe-like aesthetic graces these new Haunt 2 Mythical Lows. So be on the lookout to spot these beauties during your future summonings.

Grab your GHST and Join the Paarty!

There’s really nothing else in all of crypto quite like an Aavegotchi Auction. It’s a party in the Discord and can be profitable too! The average participant in our July wearables auction earned 97.7 GHST while some big brains were earning hundreds (even thousands!) of GHST. The July auction was small scale with only seven unique wearable types being auctioned. This time around the scale is totally different. This is like going from a house party to Coachellaa!

Thanks to some major UI overhauls, it is also easier than ever to take part. Get your wallet linked to Aavegotchi.com and deposit some GHST. That’s really all there is to it. On August 26 at 2pm UTC, the real fun begins!

See you at the paarty!

Aavegotchi Team

For media enquiries, email frens@aavegotchi.com

About Aavegotchi

Aavegotchis are on-chain collectible ghosts staked with Aave’s interest-generating aTokens.

Compete for player rewards by earning XP, leveling up, and increasing the rarity of your Aavegotchi fren. Owned by the community, Aavegotchi is governed by the AavegotchiDAO and the native eco-governance token GHST. Summon your first Aavegotchi today and join the future of playable NFTs backed by DeFi!

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