I think we can accomplish both discussion goals by modifying the gotchiverse release schedule, and utilizing the live test(s) as a way to distribute Alchemica to gotchi owners.
It appears from the description that this may be pixelcraft’s intent (The first release of the Citaadel with real Alchemica. Will support Alchemica pickups and “Save Points” to exit Alchemica from in-game to onchain).
In my opinion the live test (maybe we add a second live test??) would be a good way to distribute Alchemica to the gotchi owning community through early game play. I think this would also allow the community to bootstrap the coming DEX as well as have some Alchemica to craft their harvesting installations on their parcels.
Proposed Schedule & Rationale
Stress Test 2
As scheduled, no change
Stress Test 3
As scheduled, no change
Citaadel Live Test 1
Allow gotchi’s to collect Alchemica and exit from in-game to onchain. Ideally the community will just hodl their Alchemica until the DEX is released, but if some organic pools pop up on quick or sushi I don’t think that is a bad thing either. Maybe the in game DEX could be released at the same time?
Gotchi Lending is Live!
Allow gotchi lending prior to Live Test 2, this should help establish a market for gotchi lending and allow new players/small bag holders to participate and collect Alchemica.
Citaadel Live Test 2
Add a second Live Test for further Alchemica collection and exit from in-game to onchain. Potentially expand the map size to the entire citadel if possible.
The Full Citaadel you’ve all been waiting for! Parcel access, installations, and harvesting will all be live in this release.
Map size: Entire Citaadel
Land Auction / Raffle 3
The third Aavegotchi Land Auction / Raffle combo will feature 10,000 Parcels up for grabs in various Districts.
Aavegotchi traits (explained in an upcoming chapter) will be added to gameplay in this release. Support for weapons will also be added, time permitting.
Grid Release 1
The first release of the Grid (and Lickquidators) will come in early Q3 2022.
The schedule above has the Land Auction / Raffle 3 after The Gotchiverse launch, I like this order but I can see the benefit of having the auction prior to release. The further we delay the Land Auction/ Raffle the longer we are putting off a major earning event…
I’m not sure about the percent of Alchemica that should be distributed during Live Test 1 and/or 2, hopefully the coming chapters on parcel and Alchemica tokenomics can provide a way to evaluate this.
My current recommendation doesn’t include a way for parcels to acquire Alchemica, I think we leave that to harvesters when the Gotchiverse is fully live as planned.