Replace Wearable Crest GBM Auctions with DAO Vote with Fixed GLTR Fee

Hopefully we don’t see rage-quitting as a feature. The goal should be to build as many virtuous cycles as possible, where the competition to get each crest increases the value of the entire protocol (for example, by providing a big GLTR sink and by incentivizing active playing of the game).


Firstly, I like how you maneuvered with crests; there is no need to equip them and ruin high-quality sets, hold in the pocket, great solution.

Bid to earn mechanism is super exploitable; most guilds have already announced their guild wearable crests. Others accumulate wearables silently, but it’s not a piece of information that is difficult to obtain. Having a list of desired wearable crests you can quickly bid at devil prices will be outbid. No guild wants to miss Guild Channeling, as it’s 50% of all Alchemical Channeling.
The second point, I want to underline @Egor’s remark “to coordinate 5 players is incomparably easier than coordinating 1000 players.” While participating in stress tests, it was hard to coordinate 30-40 players. At the same time, 5 players can drink beer and play left-hand, joking on the Discord voice channel.


  1. What if we change the presence bonus to fixed numbers:
    0-10% of all gotchis with wearable crest participate in Channeling, then the multiplier is 1.2x,
    10-20% - 1.3x
    And so on
    It will lower the distinction between the quantity coordination problem against quality easiness coordination but with difficulties to acquire godlike wearables.
  2. For at least mythical auras is a must. Mythicals are expensive enough to include them in auras list. We can implement the rule of 3+ (TBD) items to activate the Aura effect. Alternative: a group of players can choose one Aura instead of godlike staked auras. We need to discuss it as well.
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Honestly, I feel like the crest is just creating a problem instead of solution. We’ve already invested in the wearables, why does it need an accompanying item?

I love your idea for using GLTR to charge items. Why couldn’t GLTR just be used to charge a wearable for channeling. That way we don’t have to worry about who gets what crest… if you own the item you can channel. Also, the GLTR sink remains intact.

off topic
Please come over to the EYE discussion and participate in that, as EYEs and then the wearable effect, are all tied into the aura mechanic. These are separate issues, but underneath it, we need to make a cohesive situation. We need more people who are thinking about the intereconnectedness to weigh in.

Auras are really a 0 range AOE effect with a radius size, with friendly fire on/enemy fire on for buffs and reversed for debuffs. (start thinking of how effects can be broken down into classes and modifiers)

on topic
For the crests… how about this slightly refined compromise

At end of playdrop, during the channeling test, but before the harvesting launch, all registered guilds that have logged at least 50 sessions to their 3rd party address, can pick one for round 1, sorted in one of the following ways

  • Guild with the most rentals logged to their 3rd party address(s)(up to 3 may be provided as some guilds have arrangements with player guilds)

  • largest wearable pile, calculated at maall price(this is dumb for voting, but makes sense for rarity as the scale is correct, just not its relationship to GHST prices)

  • Sort by total gotchis per guild(this is fair as well, as the group most affected by the decision is going first)

  • sort by amount of alchemica held in guild coffers at end of playdrop(we don’t have the GeX, but everyone is stockpiling for the GeX, and this would add an extra layer of competition during the playdrop)

  • Put all the guild leaders into a special event, hearts enabled, battle to the death, last gotchi standing gets to go first, first one out, picks last. Livestream this in the verse during the channeling and chat test phase and we have some viral marketing (best option, hands down, GG)

  • Straight GBM no change to bible
  • GBM + whitelist by total gotchis
  • GBM + whitelist by trial of combat
  • GBM + whitelist by game count
  • GBM + whitelist by alch treasury size
  • Raffle off the crests and let people sell them on the bazaar.
  • New idea, list it below.

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Whitelists is from this thread - Whitelisting Established Guild Crests During First 3 Months of Gotchiverse


New Idea
Blind auction in GLTR for guild wearable, top bid wins. Auction would be every 3 months as originally stated in gotchi bible.

Some details
Since on-chain transactions are publicly viewable a technique known as “commit and reveal” is used to hide bid amounts until after the bidding time frame has passed. After the bidding time frame has passed users would reveal their bid. Highest bid wins

Bob hashes his bid “12000.123466” as ba69e198819c5cc4f01ea9293f10ae7dcff6ad1c and commits in a tx.
Alice commits her has of “22000.000000” as e30fe6c3199671171b546aa948a82f8e1aca603b

After the auction bidding time is over both Bob and Sue have a set time to reveal their bids.
Bob reveals “12000.123466”,
Alice reveals “22000.000000”.

Alice would be the highest bidder and win the wearable

With this approach there is competition between guilds in bidding and removes the grieving attack. There would need to be a simple UI built to support this auction.

Here is an example of a blind auction described in the solidity docs