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  1. Words from the community — ‘Why did I buy a Guild?’There are now only 7% of total available Guilds left! Whilst Adventurer Guilds officially sold out a couple of weeks ago — there are still Legend and Warrior Guilds (and a couple of Mythic!) available on the store page of our website. Mystery in the darkness…We thought it would be a good idea to do a Q&A with some members of the community who purchased Guilds (of all levels), as to why they made that purchase decision, and what they’re most looking forward to about the game. Read their thoughts below, and see if they resonate! Question One:Q: What motivated you, specifically, to buy the Guild that you [email protected] dingaling — MYTHIC GUILD OWNER: “From my experience the best value is always the top rarity/utility item in an item’s very first drop (if you can afford it). There’s always a reason for the pricing and I trust the Guild of Guardians team’s vision on this. Perhaps there is some added benefit to being able to recruit 10 more members than the rest, who knows!” @ DaPerishz — LEGENDS GUILD OWNER: “I think the game play will be really fun, at least from what I see now. I figure that since I will be devoting my time into this game, why not take the max profit out of it by being a Guild owner and enjoy an extra 5% cut of the Guild profit? At the moment legend is what I can afford — so that’s what I grabbed!” @ Skimoza — WARRIORS GUILD OWNER: “As I understand it is pretty much a must to have/be in a guild, it’s even in the game name! 😃” @ WT — ADVENTURERS GUILD OWNER: “Without knowing the full details of how this would look/work out, I bought 2 Adventurers Guilds. I did this for two reasons. First, to have an understanding of how they worked for content creating purposes. The second reason being that I planned on giving them to some of my team members to run on a free-to-play basis and offer some people in the community a place to play if they were looking for a home. I have people (in my network) that are going to play exclusively free-to-play, so I can cover both aspects of the game.” Question Two:Q: What do you envisage Guild ownership to look like, on a day-to-day basis, once the game is [email protected] dingaling — MYTHIC GUILD OWNER: “There will be owners that are committed throughout each day, participating in all the activities and also other owners that take a back seat and focus more on guild communication/community etc. It will be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out.” @ DaPerishz — LEGENDS GUILD OWNER: “I see myself actively participating in decisions, leading Guild members, communicating with members to exchange ideas on how we can progress better and earn more, and (possibly)! having to resolve internal and external conflicts if they arise.” @ Skimoza — WARRIORS GUILD OWNER: “I grabbed two guilds, so my vision right now is to have my Warriors Guild as a main, and my Adventurers Guild as a ‘junior’ Guild. It’d be cool to rotate people between them according to activity levels etc. Who knows right now, but maybe down the track there could be an official way to ‘tie them together’ as one corporation?!” @ WT — ADVENTURERS GUILD OWNER: “I think if Guild of Guardians sets it up right, I imagine 3rd party apps being established, communications allowing all guild members to be involved, and methods of adding value via resources etc. to their guild for max profits/gear. I expect the “slackers” that don’t communicate to be dealt with relatively quickly. I also expect the competitions to be fierce and possibly critical to some guilds. If Guilds are not performing well, I expect attrition to be high. This is going to be very interesting how that dynamic plays out. Could there be a lot of Guild hopping? 👀 Question Three:Q: How are YOU going to lead your [email protected] dingaling — MYTHIC GUILD OWNER: “I will be one of the owners that takes a bit of a back seat and focus more on planning and leadership. I will be focussing more closely on the economics and strategy side of things. @ DaPerishz — LEGENDS GUILD OWNER: “I will aim to group people with similar interests, do all the requisite research into the project, and use that knowledge to share information to all Guild members. Ultimately, I want to help provide a friendly and fun environment. We are only as strong as we are united!” @ Skimoza — WARRIORS GUILD OWNER: “I think I’ll be pretty hands on. I’m looking forward to the co-op element building out. I also hope there will be ‘roles’ (or equivalent) in a Guild, so others can help me run it when I want to take a more hands-off approach for extended periods.” @ WT — ADVENTURERS GUILD OWNER: “I do not plan on leading a guild, I have way too much to do! I plan on delegating that to someone else. Ironically, I really don’t anticipate myself being in either of the two guilds that I bought. The Shiny Mythic Guild TokenQuestion Four:Q: Are you actively recruiting for your [email protected] dingaling — MYTHIC GUILD OWNER: “Not yet, since there aren’t loads of details released yet on gameplay and strategy. Hopefully I’ll be able to gather a decently strong guild when it starts, though.” @ DaPerishz — LEGENDS GUILD OWNER: “Not yet, I plan to do so when the game gets closer to its alpha release.” @ Skimoza — WARRIORS GUILD OWNER: “I’m not actively recruiting at the moment, as there’s still plenty of time until gameplay is good to go. I imagine I’ll start with IRL friends, and go from there (when building my Guild member roster).” @ WT — ADVENTURERS GUILD OWNER: “I Was a guild leader/recruiter for almost three years in my last game. I’m still burnt out from it! So, no, I won’t be. I just want to be a good soldier, and create silly videos!” Question Five:Q: What excites you most about the Guild element of Guild of Guardians, and what do you think the game looks like in five years [email protected] dingaling — MYTHIC GUILD OWNER: “Guilds have proven to be extremely popular in mobile games and I know quite a few people that grind for months to only receive a few hundred dollars in income. With Guild of Guardians, I can see the game taking off with play-to-earn in full force, allowing players to receive meaningful rewards and wanting to join the best guilds. In five years time, well, I’m not sure really! Hopefully the game has evolved multiple times and the ecosystem gets much larger.” @ DaPerishz — LEGENDS GUILD OWNER: “In five years, I see the game as not exclusively having a solo play style. Those can get a bit tedious after long periods of grinding. That’s why the Guild element is so exciting. By having a Guild system as the core play style of the game, we can play together as friends. I’m not sure if we can compete directly with other Guilds down the track, but if so, I think this game will be like a massive Guild war game, where people will have to do a lot of preparation, strategic plannings, communication, etc. To pin down the other guilds we are taking on head-to-head. It’s going to be fun!” @ Skimoza — WARRIORS GUILD OWNER: “Guild of Guardiansn reminds me of the good old days, when I was a teenager and played MMORPG Ragnarok online. That game also had Guilds, and it was just very fun to talk/grind/boss/war fight together and just to be a member of an internal community. I hope to get some of those nostalgic feelings back via Guild of Guardians!” @ WT — ADVENTURERS GUILD OWNER: “The mobile aspect is huge in my opinion. The NFT potential tied to it is also big. There clearly is already a community here that cares about the game. Five years from now really depends upon two things for me. First, have the entry barriers been lifted so almost everyone can get in easily with little risk? And second, if Guild of Guardians starts off with a bang, does the project have enough manpower, capital, and proper infrastructure to make new content to keep the old players in while adding in new players consistently? I am very positive about the entire NFT space, and I really do mean it when I say that it’s going to revolutionize the gaming industry as we know it. So, if all goes well, in 5 years from now, I envision GoG to be installing patch 3.4 which opens up a never seen before crafting recipe that has the “socketed” 5 piece set that gives a 3% stat buff if all 5 pieces are worn. I also imagine some form of land ownership/economy being worked on or completed where players can earn even more GEMS on their own, outside of guild collaboration. I also imagine the demand for new content to be high as the NFT gaming space will have many competitors by then. What excites me most, however, is the potential… You guys have the chance to really do something amazing, and I hope you do. The sky is the bar set before us. BUY GUILDS HERE!View the full article
  2. The Guild of Guardian Diaries — Edition #1Welcome to The Guild of Guardian Diaries! This is our first newsletter to the community. We value you all greatly, and we want to ensure a certain level of transparency around what’s going on behind the scenes at Guardian HQ. Based on community feedback, we have decided to launch the Guild of Guardian Diaries to deliver you all those updates 😎. We cannot promise that everything we say here will come true. In fact, we’re confident that timelines will be inaccurate (as they always are). However, we will endeavour to set clear expectations and communicate with you all about the upcoming roadmap and priorities. Disrupting the gaming industryAs you’re all aware, we are trying to massively disrupt a $100bn + industry. We are so early in our journey, and having you all on board, aligned with our vision and supporting us is incredible. It’s difficult to grasp the impact of what we’re building. Guild of Guardians aims to be a fun and compelling mobile RPG game where millions of players can turn their passion of gaming into NFTs. This is going to be a long journey. It’s not going to be an overnight success, and there will be bumps along the way. Just by reading this it means that YOU are part of an early community that is moving the industry forwards! Here is a review of what we’ve been up to in the past 2 months ⬇️ A recap of what we’ve achieved so farWave One was largely a success, despite a couple of teething issues. Read all about the numbers we pulled hereOur successes were written up in major publications CoinTelegraph, TechInAsia, and The Sydney Morning Herald among many others.Since Wave One, we’ve focussed heavily on minting your precious NFTs into Immutable X — the L2 solution for gas-free trading and minting.We appreciate all of your collective patience on that front, and we’ve got some more specific news on that progress below 🚀Roadmap of what’s to comeNFT MINTING The Minting process is complex and world-leading, in a number of regards! Our engineering team has been working hard to get these processes right.Without getting too technical, the minting process (on our end) is split into two key phases. Phase one involves the ability to support user registration, and the process of connecting a wallet to Immutable X, whilst Phase two involves the ability for NFT minting.Our engineers have almost finished Phase one, and are on track for Phase two, with mints beginning to happen on testnet.With that in mind, it is likely that Minting will officially be able to take place in July (or August).Whilst we may be quiet day-to-day, we completely understand the importance of gas-free Minting and Trading for our community, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.NFT TRADING Gas-free trading of Founder NFTs between users should be ready at the same time that assets are minted (pending an unexpected marketplace frontend issue). This means it’s also July or August.WAVE TWO NFT SALES Our intention is to launch Wave Two of our NFT Founder Sale AFTER we have minted the Wave One NFTs.We will need to do some QA testing, and tighten up some of the end-to-end technical processes we had implemented for Wave One before Wave Two can go live.This means Wave Two will occur around one month after minting (subject to change)We have prioritised Minting over starting the Wave Two sale, because we know how important these NFTs are to you all, and we’re excited for you to get your hands on them before we make the next wave of NFTs available for purchase.Development updatesWith those dates out of the way —it’s time to check in with some other project developments. It is exciting to see the first building blocks of the project being laid, and the broad vision that has guided us for the last year (and a bit), come to life in our hands. We can’t underplay how excited we are for the ongoing development of this journey, and we are looking forward to using The Guild of Guardian Diaries as a window into our world, bringing you along for the ride. Internal play-testing and game development We’ve officially completed our first set of internal play-testing (of a vertical slice of the game). There’s obviously lots of work to go but we are elated with how it is shaping up. Tease below 👀 **PRE-ALPHA V.0** Internal Play-Test Image (on-phone)**PRE-ALPHA V.0** Internal Play-Test Image (on-phone)**PRE-ALPHA V.0** Example Alpha ImageBuilding The Team We have hired a senior game producer, and we’re currently in the process of expanding out our team even further. We will continue to strive to put the best people in the best positions, in order to build a better game.Work with Partners We have kicked off our work with our valuable partners, including Naavik and Ubisoft on different advisory and input topics.Leaning on these partners and their advice (from taking the game mainstream, to incorporating invisible elements of the blockchain) is invaluable.Epic and Rare Heroes… Leaks? Here’s a few — just because we love you all… MORE HERO LEAKS 👀MORE HERO LEAKS 👀MORE HERO LEAKS 👀MORE HERO LEAKS 👀Closing RemarksThank you for all your overwhelming support so far, we love the early community we’ve built. We’re always open to feedback so PLEASE get involved and join our Discord. Link below! Do you want to get involved? Join more than 135,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  3. So what do Guilds actually do? We get this question a lot and this article aims to go into more detail around how Guilds actually work in Guild of Guardians. Which, is kind of important! https://medium.com/media/51727489ac26b412d5f251226f4b8c63/hrefWhy Guilds?Have you ever played a game because of friends? Or kept playing because of the group you were playing with? We strongly believe that games are more fun with friends, and the people you meet through games can have a positive impact on your gaming experience.This is why Guilds are a central part of Guild of Guardians. We want to embody the social cooperative aspect of games that make them so fun. We want Guild of Guardians to be a game you play for years, and which you want to keep playing because of the people you meet in your Guild as well as the wider community. Play together. Earn together. How do Guilds work in Guild of Guardians?Let’s start at the beginning. The way to create NFT items in Guild of Guardians is through Guild Crafting. We (developers) do not sell items. This makes Guild Crafting important as the primary play-to-earn mechanism. Players who are part of a guild will contribute resources to the Guild ‘treasury’ which can be used to craft various items. Everyone who contributes will earn a pay-out when the crafted NFT item is sold on the marketplace. The only way to participate in Guild Crafting is to be in a Guild, and the only way to own a Guild is to buy one. Given the importance of this role, Guild Leaders will also receive the first cut of crafting sales before it gets distributed among all members. Being in a Guild also allows each player to participate in other Guild-based game modes in the future. As an example only — Guild Raids. What is the difference between the guilds?There are four types of Guilds, with the primary differences being the number of members and % first cut of guild crafting sales that goes to the guild leader. Adventurers Guild: 20 members, 1% of guild crafting salesWarriors Guild: 30 members, 2.5% of guild crafting salesLegends Guild: 40 members, 5% of guild crafting salesMythic Guild: 50 members, 10% of guild crafting salesWe also plan to have Guild ranking or leaderboard competitions with NFT or token prizes for the top Guilds. Some of these will be free for all, and others will only be for Guilds within the same tier (e.g. “Adventurers Division”). Ultimately this serves as another play-to-earn mechanism and allows us to distribute player token rewards to players who are actively growing the game. There may be other features in the future. In principle, we don’t want guilds to give individuals any progression advantage, but we do want to incentivise or reward those who are in larger or ‘higher performing’ guilds. How will Guilds work in practice? We believe that the difference between Guilds don’t come from their statistical differences but rather, in how players choose to interact with them. First off — being a Guild leader is prestigious and important. And leading a Legends or a Mythic Guild comes with a lot of responsibilities! Being in a Guild is typically also desirable, and we expect the ‘best’ players will be attracted to play in the bigger guilds, who together compete with other top guilds. We’re already beginning to see this with DAO’s like Yield Guild Games and Blackpool purchasing Mythic Guilds and recruiting for their teams. At the same time, players aren’t going to want to join just any Guild. They want to have fun and enjoy the game, so they will likely want to join well organised guilds who have built up a strong community and are welcoming to new players. The social-cooperative nature of the game should create a positive experience for everyone. Some groups may also purposely play in smaller but more ‘elite’ Guilds, or just social guilds — it’s completely up to you! At the beginning of the game no NFT items will exist. None at all. Players will be working together to create items, experimenting with strategies, and cooperating to earn. Guilds which have more members will likely be the first to craft the ‘best’ NFT items in the game (all else being equal), which will be limited and in-demand. As the game progresses the ‘race’ will be on and we’ll begin to see Guilds specialising and competing in different areas. Guilds will also be competing for leaderboard rewards (another reason why they might want to buy items)! This won’t be limited to just Mythic guilds either, as we will likely introduce bracketing to ensure a balanced playing field (e.g. Having prizes for an “Adventurers Only” division). So why are people spending $100k on a Guild? Principally, Mythic (or other large) Guilds are NOT designed to create an uneven playing field for gameplay or progression. Instead, they have metagame and economic implications purely because of how players will socially interact with them, because of how important items are in the Guild of Guardians player-owned economy and due to any Guild-based leaderboard rewards. You can make your own conclusions about how this affects play-and-earn. Oh, and of course, Mythic Guilds are also awesome, prestigious, scarce and tradable! Other frequently asked questions1. Will there be more guilds in the future? We hope so! Once the game gets much bigger we anticipate there to be too much demand for Guilds and not enough supply. Which is a great problem to have. We plan to release more Guilds but the mechanism won’t be determined for a long time. E.g. Whether via sale, airdrop to existing owners, in-game earning, or a mix of all. We will likely get community input on this important decision. 2. Can Guild owners delegate to someone else? Currently we plan to allow Guild owners to set ‘officers’ for their Guild. These officers can help run the Guild, recruit or management members as well as decide what items to be crafting. Delegating ownership of a Guild is possible though — we’re sure some third party is going to build this as a service one day if we don’t do it ourselves! 3. Will there be any other Guild features in the future? Probably. We plan to keep building and improving Guild of Guardians, which includes how Guilds work. Examples might include crafting recipes as a “drop”, community governance for Guild owners, access to VIP events, Guild vs Guild competitions, cosmetic NFTs etc. As always — we are open to suggestions! Do you want to get involved? Join more than 135,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  4. POAP Success — How we got 30,000 new Discord members in 48 hours.TL;DR — Our POAP Badge Activation produced amazing viral numbers. 28,900 Founder Badges were claimed (POAP’s most successful drop ever)30,000 new Guardians joined our Discord in 48 hours (taking us to 42,000+ people)Discord growth go brrr…Guild of Guardians gained more than 3,000 Twitter followers in the week following the activationNearly 7,300 people sent a message in our Discord in the last seven daysA Blueprint Of Events Last week, we ran a POAP activation (Proof of attendance protocol), which allowed people to claim a unique ‘Founder’ badge, as long as they were members of our Discord channel. The Founder badge!First, we wrote a blog, explaining how to claim the badge, but we strategically withheld the codeword that users needed to get it — making it accessible only to those in our Discord channel. Then, in our Discord — we leaked the codeword, making the claim process as simple as DM’ing the POAP-Bot — which would then deliver each DM a unique claim link. A simple process on the surface, but one that brought amazing traction, conversation, and community growth. Our Discord was on FIRE for 48 hours. You couldn’t refresh the #new-guardians channel without seeing four or five new members joining every minute. People clearly love free air-drops, but all of a sudden, you bring in a section of people who came for the goodies, but stayed for the special and potentially industry altering project they stumbled upon. Special thanks to the team at POAP who helped facilitate the drop. It’s an easy and cool process to undertake, and we’ve now seen some of our community members jump on board to make their own — dropping badges for the Glade, Empire and Horde factions — which have been claimed more than a cumulative 500 times! We love community driven content!Do you want to get involved? Join more than 135,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  5. Did you refer a friend in the Guild of Guardian founder sale? Firstly, thank-you, and congratulations! This is a guide on how to check how much you earned from your referrals, and then how to withdraw your referral bonuses. WARNING: This requires direct interaction with the Smart Contract. Please be careful — mistakes can result in lost gas or worse.If something looks wrong, it probably is. As always, do your own research. Step 1: Find your account address Copy and paste your account address by going to Metamask (or your wallet of choice). Make sure you are connected to “Ethereum Mainnet” Step 2: Check your Referral Balance Visit the Smart Contract website: https://etherscan.io/address/0xc253cbc67556e797fdb750a031d5e6208c423ad5#readContract Scroll down to “referrerBonuses”, paste your address and click Query IMPORTANT: If you have no referral bonuses (e.g. the number is 0) then do NOT try to claim anything. It won’t work.The number displayed is in ‘WEI’, so to convert it to ETH you can click on it. In this example the user has earned roughly 0.011 ETH Step 3. Go to “Write Contract” and call the ‘withdrawBonus’ function Go to the write contract page, which you can find below, or alternatively, by visiting this link. Click, “Connect to Web3” which will require you to sign in with MetaMask. Once connected, scroll down and click write under ‘withdrawBonus’: A MetaMask transaction will pop-up for confirmation. Once approved you will have withdrawn your referral bonus! IMPORTANT —WATCH OUT FOR AN ALERT. This means you likely have no referral rewards and the transaction WILL fail Do NOT confirm a transaction if it looks like this, it will fail!That’s it! Once your transaction confirms you should receive your referral bonuses in your wallet. PRO-TIP: Do you plan to refer more friends? We recommend you withdraw your referral bonus at the END of all founder sale waves so you only pay gas on one transaction. Or alternatively when gas is low… Do you want to get involved? Join more than 135,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  6. This article aims to provide a super brief introduction to Guild of Guardians. https://medium.com/media/e128aa7282f22f7c64f14f0c6e7ef999/hrefWhat is Guild of Guardians? Guild of Guardians is a mobile team RPG — inspired by the best of mobile gacha games, Diablo and Dungeons & Dragons.Our vision is to build a fun and compelling game, played by millions of players, where everyone can turn their passion for gaming into NFTs.Play AND earn — have an excellent underlying game, which will be made 100x better with blockchain specific design.Published by Immutable (team behind Gods Unchained & Immutable X) and developed by Stepico Games (mobile games dev studio).Designed from the ground up — blockchain actually makes the game better for players, not just slapping ‘NFTs’ onto an existing game.Our in-game currency is a token, with our ‘tokenomics’ designed to drive long-term sustainable growth of the game and reward the entire ecosystem.Pre-Alpha Gameplay FootageWhy Guild of Guardians? NFTs are here to stay — only a matter of time until mass gaming NFT adoption is achieved.Early blockchain games have proven interest and economic models, but are yet to reach mainstream audience.Guild of Guardians is poised for success. Our core gameplay has mainstream appeal + an open-economy game design + unique distribution.So far we have 135k+ players on the waitlist, 35k Twitter, 40k Discord members. Crazy reach and community numbers.Strategic partnerships are in place to maximise chances of success — E.g. Working with Ubisoft, partnered with Sandbox, advised by Naavik, and plenty more un-announced.Team of 20+ experts in blockchain, NFTs, game design, development and art who have been building since early 2020. We were working in silence before NFTs were ‘cool’.Secure underlying tech which can scale to millions with no gas fees (i.e. Immutable X, the Ethereum L2 for NFTs).Mobile games are driven by user acquisition —‘play and earn’ mechanics give us 30% lower acquisition costs vs traditional games, and together with token incentives, can be used to massively scale Guild of Guardians.What’s next? Q2 2021: Ongoing sale of Founder NFTs which will never be available again (Wave One nearly complete, Wave Two to come).Early 2022: Soft launch on iOS and Android.Keen for more? Here’s our recommended reading list: Whitepaper: Overview of gameplay and $GOG tokenGaming NFT adoption thesis: Our playbook for successTeam: Meet some of our teamCore Combat: Get a better sense of how combat worksHeroes | Pets & Energy | Guilds: NFTs being sold in founder saleCommunity $GOG rewards| Share-to-earn program: Ways to earnFounder Interview | NFT Sale AMA: Video introductionsDo you want to get involved? Join more than 135,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  7. Wave One, Day One. Thoughts From The Team and Next StepsThe team at Guardian HQ have completed their retrospective look at the activity that went down on Day One of the Wave One drop of our NFT Founder Sale. It was wild, and we learnt a lot! We thought it’d be appropriate to share some key takeaways and messages that came out of it — both the good and the bad. So… The Key Points! 1 . We encountered some issues!As happens occasionally with these drops — we ran into a few different issues. Enough to keep our whole team busy for the whole day (and night). The main point to understand here is that congested mainnet environments are always difficult to simulate in QA, so we will use Wave One as a valuable learning experience moving forward. That being said, in the interests of transparency, it’s worth highlighting our learnings, and some of the issues we identified. These can largely be categorised into FIVE different groups: The Website: Some users weren’t able to access the website, running into error messages, or having 404 error messages upon loading/refreshing our landing page. The root cause we identified, was that spam refreshing of our website triggered our service provider to automatically IP ban offenders to ‘protect against an attack’.Failed Transactions: Some users lost gas funds in failed transactions. This happened for a few reasons. We clogged the network upon go-live, which saw the gas price rise from ~30 to around ~50 during the sale. This meant some users transactions were started but could not complete successfully. There was also a ~10 minute window where the default gas limits on purchasing were too low which we had to hotfix. There was also a ~1 hour window after Legendary Heroes sold out, where the front-end let users click “BUY” even though the website indicated no heroes were available, meaning those who didn’t realise, received transaction failures.Delayed Visibility of Heroes/Guilds in user’s collections: Some users reported successful blockchain transactions, but didnt’ see their assets appearing in their inventories/summoning tabs for periods of time. This is owing to a de-sync between our databases, which was not picked up during testing (again, difficult to simulate on mainnet).Users buying on the wrong Chain: Some users purchased on the testnet contract (potentially a cache issue which occurred for ~1 minute, for 7 transactions and $4,800 in lost funds). Some other users reported paying BNB to a Binance Smart Chain address when they were purchasing. Given we have never used BSC, this was an individual wallet usage error, affecting ~25 transactions and $1000 in lost funds).Accidental Mythic: Not an error, but when one of our developers was making a purchase on mainnet to ensure a hotfix was working, they unfortunately summoned a Mythic hero. We do not want our team to own Mythics, and we plan to raffle this off (more below).We have solved the key issues, and we will use the learnings we gleaned from those slip-ups to ensure Wave Two has a better chance of running more smoothly! 2. CompensationWe have decided to compensate users who were affected as a result of some of the above issues: We have decided to refund ALL gas from transaction failures that occurred as a result of our gas limit or frontend errorsWhilst none of the gas fees went to us, and it’s going to cost us gas fees to compensate users, we will refund lost gas for everyone who tried to buy but got a transaction failure due to the above reasons. This totals roughly $25,000 and is our way of saying thank you for supporting the project. We will distribute directly to the affected wallets. Please note: this action is a ONE-OFF. We do NOT plan to pay gas fees where it is caused by issues with the blockchain network and / or user error. But hopefully moving to Immutable X in the future will make this point redundant! Failed TX ID’s pre-increased GAS limits.We have decided to refund or compensate, with heroes from our developer pool, for transactions made to a testnet contract addressIt is reported that there were a few minutes where users could purchase before the sale was live. This may have been an issue with cache/cookies in a specific scenario. We do not own the address those people interacted with — so those funds are lost. We’ll give those users the choice of a full refund plus gas, or to mint their NFTs directly into the same wallet at a later date. Please let us know by messaging Nick in Discord ASAP with your preference. If we don’t hear from you we will assume you want the refund. We do not plan to compensate for users interacting with the incorrect blockchain (e.g. Binance Smart Chain)We have not found any explanation for why users interacted with BSC other than a user or wallet error. As a policy we do not plan to compensate for user error or 3rd party service wallet issues, in order to avoid setting an unsustainable precedent for the future. We want to give our sincere apologies for the buyers affected and hope that everyone is extra careful to make sure they are connected to Ethereum Mainnet for future waves. We will conduct a MYTHIC raffle to giveaway a mythic heroExact details will follow, but our current plan is to give everyone who purchased a Legendary Hero in the founder sale a chance to win a FREE mythic hero. Each legendary summon purchase gets you 1 ticket to the draw (so 7500 tickets in total), and the winner will be given the Mythic once it is minted into Immutable X. 3— Enough of the bad, on to the good stuff!Once things were fixed, we were relatively happy with the sale flow. We were pleased to see: Over 2,000 players getting their hands on rare and exclusive Founder Sale assets.$75,000 in referral rewards distributed plus another $75,000 in discounts earned. Giving back to the community is vital.1,829 people picking up Legendary Heroes, helping the allocation sell out in its entirety in only a few hours. No bot abuse!Importantly, we saw excellent and healthy distribution of Legendary Hero ownership — 782 people bought only 1 legendary Hero summon (43% of buyers), and 550 people bought 5 or less (85% of all buyers).Visual representation of Legendary Hero ownership/distribution1,000 people grabbing Adventurer Guilds, 58 people purchasing a Warrior Guild, 9 Guardians snapping up a Legends Guild, and finally, 8 people nabbing the prestigious Mythic Guild.We’re about to tick over $3M USD in total Wave One sales, with further subsequent Waves looking to be as in demand as the first.We were (at our peak) the second most used smart contract on the entire Ethereum network that day. Crazy.😎Whats next? When is Wave Two? The first priority for the team is minting your NFTs into Immutable X, so that trading, selling and exchanging flows can kick-off. In the interim, we will also be resolving the outstanding issues from the current sale, before we announce a date for the go-live of Wave Two. Do you want to get involved? Join more than 134,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  8. UPDATE (TUE 8 JUN, 12:30AM UTC) The BOT is now fixed and LIVE again. You have 24 hours to claim, and the promotion will close on WED 9 JUN, 01:30 UTC. THERE IS A NEW CODEWORD IN #ANNOUNCEMENTS! Giving back to the community makes us happy… So we’re back with a little goodie for you, as a way to say thank you for being our early adopters and believers. Hopefully it becomes a shiny collectors item in a few years time 🚀. For 72 HOURS ONLY, we are giving you the chance to get your Guild of Guardians Founder Badge. To claim the badge, you need to complete a series of quick steps. Join the Guild of Guardians Discord Channel (if you’re already there, congratulations!)Head to #announcementsDM the SPECIAL CODEWORD to the friendly neighbourhood POAP bot (@POAP-bot-v2). It looks like this, and you can just click on the little icon and type the codeword in the pop up box to DM it.The icon (on the left)Once you click the POAP bot V2 icon — This pop-up box to type in the codeword should appear4. The POAP Bot should respond instantly with a message, and a unique link to claim your badge after you hit enter. Check your DM’s. Please note — the link you get sent is not shareable, and is single-use only. 5. Once clicked, the link should re-direct you to a page that looks like this: 5. Go-on! Claim that token! Oh, and what is the special codeword you have to DM the POAP Bot to receive your unique link, you ask?! Well, we’re not going to announce it in this post. That would ruin the fun! Join our Discord, and head to #announcements to find it 😎. Speak soon! Do you want to get involved? Join more than 133,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  9. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, Wave One of the Guild of Guardians NFT Founder Sale for early adopters goes live shortly! If you’ve been in our Discord, or part of our community for a while, you’ll also know we love giving away NFTs and goodies to our members. Rewarding early believers in the project is extremely important to us. So, with that in mind, and because we know you all love to #flex what cool NFTs you’ve accumulated over the last few months, we’re reserving $5,000 in NFTs to give back to the community. How do I enter? After you’ve bought a Hero, you’ll be able to summon that Hero in the ‘summoning’ tab of our website. It is wicked. Fair warning. At the end of the summoning, a link will pop up that you can click on. This will take you to pre-filled Tweet which you can post with less than a few clicks. Within the tweet will be an embedded re-direct link to a clip of the Hero you just summoned. Imagine if you get that one of one mythic? … It will look like this: And then, it’s as easy as following the steps. 1 — Re-tweet the post 2 — Tag two friends 3 — You’re entered! Winners will be drawn at the end of the sale, via a Random Number Generator. We are committing 25% of the total giveaway pool for wave one re-tweets, with the remainder reserved for subsequent waves. Oh, and feel free to post your screenshots in the newly created #flex-your-summon channel in Discord once you’re done. We’re excited for the action to kick-off! See you there. Do you want to get involved? Join more than 130,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article
  10. NFT Founder Sale — ‘How To Buy’ GuideIt doesn’t matter if you’re the most knowledgeable person in the crypto-sphere, or if this is your first foray into buying NFT’s using cryptocurrency — everyone needs to know how to operate our website, and to complete their purchases to summon our unique Guild of Guardians NFTs. Follow this step-by-step guide, and make sure you don’t miss out! General TipsWe strongly recommend buying with a desktop / laptop using Metamask. While we have tested other platforms (e.g. Mobile, WalletConnect) they are more likely to encounter errors.The community expects this founder sale will be sold out quickly. Be aware that some people may miss out. We care about the community so please factor that into your decision of whether to purchase ETH just to buy in the Guild of Guardians founder sale. If you want to increase your chances, we recommend that you make sure you are there when the sale goes live.You will need slightly more ETH in your wallet than just the total cost of your items, which covers gas fees and any USD/ETH price volatility. Any unused funds are automatically refunded.We have implemented bulk shopping cart system, so that it is one single gas fee per basket of NFTs, and not per NFT. This should help minimise the gas fees.Let’s Get Started:Note: If you already have a wallet and ETH then skip to Step 2. Step 0: Create a Wallet Install the Metamask browser extension, and set-up a wallet if you haven’t already. There are many guides online that explain how to to do this such as: Official Written GuideVideo Guide exampleStep 1: Get some ETH You will require ETH in your Wallet to make a purchase. We recommend using Coinbase or Metamask’s inbuilt Wyre integration to buy ETH. Step 2: Go to our website Open Google Chrome [recommended], and click here to head to the Founder Sale website (or type in https://www.guildofguardians.com) This is what the home page that greets you should look like. Step 3: Connect your Wallet to the webpage If you use a MetaMask wallet and already have the extension attached to your Chrome browser, then you should automatically connect to the site via a pop-up on the top right of the page. If not, go back to step 0. Make sure ‘Ethereum Mainnet’ is selected as the current network in the MetaMask drop down. Once connected, the first six letters and digits of your ETH address should appear in the top bar of the page. Step 4: Purchase NFTs Click on the ‘Store’ page and start buying! Add multiple items to your cart, and click ‘complete transaction’ when you’re satisfied with your haul. One transaction per basket of NFTs. Note: Not real numbers!Step 5: Summon your NFTs (heroes & pets only!) Once the purchase is completed, it’s time to summon your Heroes and Pets. What did you pull?! Click on ‘Summoning’ and cross your fingers for something exciting. After each animation completes you will have a few options: “Continue” to automatically open the next summon“Share” to show-off that cool hero you just summoned!“Skip all” which skips all animations and takes you to view your collectionStep 6: View your collection Finished summoning all your Heroes? Bought all your Guilds, Energy Boosters and Pets? Head to your ‘Collections’ tab to see them all in one place. Step 7: Join our community on Discord or Twitter! Games are better with friends! Come join our friendly community and show off your latest purchase or shiny new toys! Final Advice: Only Heroes and Pets have summoning animations, any other purchased NFTs go straight to your collections pageNFTs purchased will NOT be tradable immediately. We are minting them directly into Immutable X so that buyers can have a gas-free trading experience, but this will take time to implementIf you have any questions join our Discord and a friendly member of our community can help you out!Check your Etherscan transactions to confirm whether your purchase was successful — it’s possible that the front-end may encounter issuesAdvanced Guide: Experts ONLYYou can also buy directly from the smart contract using Etherscan. WARNING: Advanced users only! We will NOT compensate for failed transactions using this method.Step 1: Go to the Etherscan contract: https://etherscan.io/address/0xc253CbC67556E797FDB750a031D5E6208C423ad5#writeContract Step 2: Connect to Web 3 Connect your wallet (MetaMask recommended) to the smart contract Step 3: Call the “purchase” function Purchase = Cost of your purchase in ETH. Input a higher number than what is required and you will automatically be refunded. _order = Quantity of each item you want to purchase as an array. The array order is: RareHeroPack,EpicHeroPack,LegendaryHeroPack,PetPack,EnergyToken,Adventurers Guild,WarriorsGuild,LegendsGuild,MythicGuildExample: [1,0,7,0,0,0,0,0,0] means you want to buy 7 legendary and 1 rare _referrerr = address of your referral. Note this must be entered. If you do not have a referral use the 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 address which is the same as having no referral. WARNING: If you type in an invalid request then your transaction will not work. Step 4: Confirm purchase via MetaMask Good luck! Again — please do not attempt this unless you are familiar with smart contracts or are willing to take on the risk. Do you want to get involved? Join more than 130,000 (!) other Guardians who have pre-registered: Sign-up your email on our website: www.guildofguardians.comJoin our Discord channel to find out more about what we are up to!Follow our Twitter for spicy leaks and memes!View the full article