With the recent discussions about channeling and how it should fit in the Gotchiverse, I’ve taken some ideas from the community and intend to put together a proposal should there be sufficient interest. Any feedback is welcome.
I would like to describe a new Gotchiverse structure called the Resonator.
If there’s a Resonator on a parcel, a channelor will have two options: take the Alchemica as a token, or channel it into the Resonator. When setting permissions on their parcel, the parcel owner can toggle if they want their cut of the Alchemica to go into the Resonator.
Resonators will have a power level that gradually increases up to a maximum determined by a logarithmic relationship to the amount of Alchemica stored. Achieving the higher power levels proportionately requires much more Alchemica than the lower levels. Note that in addition to storing the Alchemica, it will take time for the Resonator to build up to its potential.
At any time, a Resonator’s stored alchemica can be converted into regular alchemica, but not vice versa. The only way to build up your Resonator is through channeling. You also cannot withdraw piecemeal from your Resonator, you have to take it out all at once, resetting the Resonator’s accumulated power level to zero.
However, it will be possible to “crystallize” the Resonator’s accumulated power into an NFT wrapper, and then trade that Crystal on the Bazaar.
Some benefits of this design:
Because Resonators can only be fueled by channeling, Altaars could sustain an overall cut to emissions but still have a unique competitive metric that sets them apart from Haarvesters.
There is also a benefit to higher tier Altaars in that they can build up their Resonator much faster than lower tiers.
Because an Altaar can only feed 1 Resonator, there will be parity between all 3 sizes of parcel.
Parcel Boosts will grant a bonus to their Resonators, either in growth speed or power potential.
What will the Resonator do?
Resonators will serve as the Gotchiverse’s “lootbox” implementation. At random intervals, a Resonator will produce an “emanation”, which will follow the usual tiers of Common, Uncommon, Rare, Legendary, Mythical, and Godlike. The more powerful the Resonator, the more likely it is that it will produce a higher tier emanation.
The exact contents and parameters of the emanations will need to be worked out as a community. But I like this “lootbox” implementation because it does not require the actual purchase of lootboxes, there is only the opportunity and time cost of choosing to power up a parcel’s Resonator and waiting for it to spit out something good.
Because the Resonator’s Alchemica can be crystallized and sold, the Crystal NFT becomes a new composable addition to the Gotchiverse. A logical application would be as a new piece of Aavegotchi equipment that scales in power according to the Crystal’s power level. The Crystal, while a powerful tool in its own right, could also in effect be a “rewards pool” from which small amounts of Alchemica are taken when an Aavegotchi is defeated in a duel or by a Liquidator.
The Crystal could be used as a removable “power source” in other Gotchiverse installations, or as a crafting material itself, either for installations or in the Forge. It could also be used as an item in 3rd party games developed in the future.