Today marks the first day of our new weekly series, ‘Guardian Of The Week’! Every week, a special member of the community will be chosen by the team to be featured in the latest edition.
This is our way of acknowledging and celebrating all the contributions, love and hard work you have all given to this family.
We appreciate every single person who has contributed, and we hope this series gives everyone an insight into the people that make this community what it is!
In the vibrant metro of Manila, Philippines, you will find Coolspotato. A crypto-curious 18-year-old high school student with a ‘potato’ PC, who spends his time exploring the vast Metaverse.
Like most avid gamers, Coolspotato grew up playing games like Minecraft, League of Legends and Valorant, (just to name a few) thus leading him down the new path towards NFT gaming.
Since arriving in the Guild of Guardians Discord back in April 2021, he has made enormous contributions to the GOG community. A valued member and ambassador for Real Deal Guild and Yield Guild Games, but most significantly, he is the creator of the epic source of truth, that is the GOG Community Handbook.
The GOG handbook is an ever-evolving resource that compiles the most relevant and important information around Guild of Guardians into one convenient place.
And if that’s not enough, he is also a valued moderator in the Guild of Guardians, Philippines community!
Here’s what he had to say when we caught up with him:
How did you discover Guild of Guardians?
“First of all, please don’t laugh at me, but I actually discovered GoG through TikTok! It was also back in April that I found out about Axie Infinity and crypto in general. After I started researching, I received personalized ads which led to TikTok showing crypto and NFT gaming topics via my newsfeed.”
“The video was created by a Filipino content creator named Osten Matrix and I jumped into the Discord after that.”
What inspired you to create the GOG Community Handbook?
“What inspired me is definitely the community itself. The Guild of Guardians community is really cool and I think that played a great role in the creation of the GoG Handbook. Especially the moderators and community members who were there when I was new to the server. You can actually see my first few messages on the server when I was very new and I was asking questions that sometimes were not even related to GoG. During that time, I remember Gray clearly, he was very helpful despite the fact that questions can get repetitive.”
“I remember how he helped me a lot back then, and I am very thankful because when I was new to GoG, that was also the first time that I started talking and hanging out in Discord. It was also then that I tried to make friends since I am also very shy in real life. I felt very welcomed, and that made me want to help as well. So, I started to guide people that were trying to get involved with GoG in the Filipino channel and that is how I also met the friends that I have now.”
“I also wanted to help new people make informed decisions regarding the money they would use to purchase NFTs. We all know that the markets are “volatile” and how risky this space is and while I was there answering questions, sometimes it felt like they were not asking many questions and just rushing. I know NFTs are more expensive in relation to our own currency in the Philippines, so I wanted people to be more thoughtful of how they spend their money. This is why the ‘Getting Started Section’ in the handbook covers basic information about each NFT and what they can buy.”
“As well as becoming a source of information, the GoG Handbook is my way of thanking the entire GoG community for making the past year enjoyable for me. It will also help make people feel welcomed, reflecting the positive and welcoming nature that the community made me feel when I was new.”
Can we expect any more contributions and updates of your work for the community?
“Of course! When I first started working on the handbook, I knew that it would be a long-term commitment for me. Especially since we are still in the development stages of Guild of Guardians and there are a lot of changes and additions that are on the way for the game. I am looking forward to seeing these new pieces of information and will add them to the handbook.”
“Currently, the handbook is still a work in progress. Since the recent announcement, I am still updating it, and constantly looking for things that I could add and what I could improve. There isn’t a single day that I haven’t visited the website and sometimes when I plan to do my homework, I just end up just staring at the handbook to keep myself away from the stress of school. Working on the handbook is definitely more enjoyable for me in comparison to homework, so you can definitely expect me to keep working on it.”
What advice would you give to other Guardians that are thinking of creating content?
“I’m not really sure what to say, as I don’t consider myself a pro at content creation. But from my experience in creating the handbook, I can say “Do what is needed and fun, and do it for the community!”
What platforms can people reach out to you on?
“I have an account for every relevant social media platform, but I am most active on Twitter as @coolspotato and Discord as coolspotato#9800”
Any closing statements?
“I want to thank everyone that supports the Handbook! I really appreciate your feedback guys and I love you all! If you also have any other comments, suggestions or criticisms regarding the handbook please don’t hesitate to ping me or send me a direct message in discord!”
We hope you enjoyed our first-ever edition of ‘Guardian of the Week’. Each week, we’ll introduce a new community member, to acknowledge and celebrate their valuable contributions and achievements.
Until next time, Guardians.