Guardian of the Week — Edition #13 Meet ‘Solemlyswear’
Welcome to Edition #13 of the ‘Guardian of The Week series! Every second week, a special community member will be chosen to be featured.
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 one of you, and we hope this series gives you an insight into the brilliant people that make this community what it is!
In this edition, we honour Solemlyswear — family man, gamer, and pillar of the community here within the Guild of Guardians Discord.
If you have spent time in the Guild of Guardians Discord, there is a pretty good chance that Solemlyswear is a name you would recognise. He’s been with us for over a year and a half and has been a valued community member and active Guardian.
So, Solemlyswear, tell us about yourself!
I grew up on the west coast of the U.S. in the Cascade Mountains, near a small Bavarian-themed tourist town. I have two brothers that are my best friends. My Father worked for a Christian, non-profit organization that created a family environment for boys that came from troubled backgrounds. My Mother was a stay-at-home mom who also worked various jobs. Was very blessed to have the family and upbringing that I had.
I recently moved to the state of Virginia with my fiancé and our two children. My fiancé is amazing. She is beautiful inside and out. An amazing mother to our kids and has been supportive in this wild and new NFT space. She’s put her trust in me, and there’s no one else I’d rather have by my side. I am truly blessed. Our son is nine and our daughter is eight. They can be a handful but are amazing kids and growing up way too fast. I love being a father and pray every day that I raise them with the same love, respect, and grace that I grew up with. Family is important to me and thankfully I’m close with mine.
I love the outdoors; hiking, huckleberry picking, camping, and, now that I’m in Virginia, exploring historical places. I’m also a big baseball and football fan.
How are you enjoying VA? How is the family acclimating to it?
Virginia has been good and different. I’m loving the history and the climate. It’s been a big adjustment, but I feel we’re finally starting to acclimate a little better. Excited about our future here.
So, when did you join the Guild of Guardians community? What brought you here?
I joined the community in May of 2021. Someone I became friends with on Twitter themariokarters, had tweeted about some NFT project he liked. I added them on Twitter, checked out their website, and joined their discord.
The community was small and inviting. After countless conversations and interactions, strangers from all over the world became family. I couldn’t leave if I tried, and there’s no chance I would ever want to.
Yeah, I can empathize. The people I have met here are like family, and I have made lifelong friendships. It’s no secret that we are in a Crypto Winter right now, though. Do you have any thoughts or feelings to share on surviving the downturn or how you feel about the future?
In this Crypto Winter, it can be very stressful. It’s hard to predict what the short-term future holds and the uncertainty with what’s going on in the world. There are a lot of unknowns. I believe most NFT projects won’t survive in the long run.
My focus is on long-term projects. Ones that are constantly building; who are transparent with and engage their communities. Guild of Guardians is at the forefront of a revolution. Not just in web3 but in the gaming space in general.
It is not a question of “if” web3 will be used by the majority of the world, but rather “when”. I may not know when this crypto winter ends, but I am certain that it will end. It may be a little cold right now, but my conviction has only grown. Web3 is here to stay, and me right along with it.
Speaking of other projects, while you are involved here with Guild of Guardians, what other projects are you interested or invested in?
While I have invested in a variety of NFTs, my main holdings (besides Guild of Guardians) are with VeVe, (my first NFT investment), which has some amazing licenses with some big names, and then Solcraft.
What aspects of the Guild of Guardians game are you most excited about?
I’m excited about guilds and crafting! Being able to strategize with other players and work towards common goals. Creating new equipment and items. These all appeal to me and get me excited about this journey we’re on.
What would you like to see in the game down the road?
Maybe some 1/1 heroes that are developed after the team or predominant members of the community. I would also like to see an open map that we can explore and interact with other players.
That would be cool. I want to see a Boslee NPC in the game.
Have you played the playtests? What is your impression so far?
I have been blessed enough to participate in all 3 playtests so far. I enjoyed all of them. For the first one, it was difficult to give feedback because I was so excited to play, I just focused on everything else but the bugs, haha! I was surprised at how smooth the gameplay has been. I love the attention to detail. I could see firsthand that the team is constantly building and improving. They are truly revolutionizing the mobile gaming industry.
So, as a gamer, what are your go-to genres?
I like a lot of action-adventure games, RPGs, and shooter games (as long as they’re third-person, which is a whole other conversation, haha). I like a little bit of everything and am always up for suggestions and recommendations.
What is the first game you remember playing?
The very first game I remember playing was “Pitfall” on Atari. That was a long time ago. The start of the revolution and evolution of gaming. I loved it but was terrible at it.
So, final question, how can we get ahold of you? What’s your Twitter? Preferred contact within the community?
The easiest way to get ahold of me is through Twitter: @solemly_swear or discord: solemlyswear#0366. Soon I will set up a TikTok account as well. I’m always happy to answer any questions someone might have. I love networking and building relationships
We hope you enjoyed our thirteenth edition of ‘Guardian of the Week’. Every two weeks, we’ll introduce a new community member to acknowledge and celebrate their valuable contributions and achievements.
A very special thanks to Bayrd and Firebolt, who are the driving force behind this community-run initiative.
Until next time, Guardians.