The Guild of Guardian Diaries — Edition #5

TL;DR

  • The pre-alpha demo was a HUGE success. We outperformed all internal and external metrics, albeit recognise there is a lot to still learn and improve
  • The Public Alpha is on track for 2H 2022. There is a lot of work still happening and a LOT of complexity behind it (see details below), but our confidence is high
  • The big features we’re excited about include: in-game earning of tokens (Gems), guild crafting and raids, as well as custodial wallets to enable us to onboard millions
  • We’re investing heavily in upgrades across design, UX and creative. Some of this is in response to community feedback, other things are pure quality and fun upgrades
  • The Guild of Guardians lore and universe are being defined and redefined. This will lay a critical foundation for us to build a truly global and AAA franchise IP
  • Active staking is under development and we’re targeting a release before the Public Alpha launch
  • We’ve massively grown our internal team, and plan to continue to 2X in the coming months. We’re hiring!
  • We’re working on additional programs to engage and reward our community members, including Builders Fund, Guilds 2.0, [Redacted 🙌 🎮] and much, much more
  • Bull or bear market doesn’t matter for us — we’re very well funded and here to build

Pre-Alpha Demo Retrospective

Performance & Gameplay

Pre-Alpha Demo gameplay from playtester Tayored

Economy

Game Development Update

Easy Wallet Onboarding

There is a lot more detail about our plans with the custodial wallet, including how it interacts with non-custodial options, which we plan to share in the future.

Roadmap!

Blockchain Integration & Play-And-Earn Mechanics

  1. Token payouts: Players will be rewarded with Gems for playing the game. Part of the complexity is building a system that ties into daily quests (so that we can improve gameplay and retention) which can also be configured remotely so that different play behaviours can earn the appropriate rewards. We are actively working on how this will work.
  2. Merging Heroes: Players can merge up to 8 heroes into one hero of a higher rarity. Part of the complexity is this new hero is minted as a new NFT and must be available both in the player’s custodial wallet and in the player’s game account for in-game usage. Merging heroes is an essential element of the core gameplay and game economy — it adds an additional strategic layer to the game, creates utility for Gems, and allows for ‘play-and-earn.’ All of this is built with the intention of increasing the token value and contributing to the play-and-earn cycle of the player. The player chooses their path for the utility that suits them best.
  3. Salvaging: Players will be able to burn equipment items (NFT or non-NFT) in return for some crafting resources. This will help both the balancing of game items and of items on the marketplace. It’s a net sink of resources, and lets players get something back by effectively deconstructing equipment.
  4. Guild Crafting: Guild Crafting is the most important and most powerful part of the play-and-earn economy. Guild Crafting will allow guild leaders to collaborate with their guild members to leverage the power and inventory of their guild members to earn a significant amount of ETH (shared with the guild members). This is facilitated primarily through guild raids, earned crafting recipes, and crafted items. This is one of our most complex features, as it involves multiple accounts, wallets, and the calculation and distribution of rewards in a secure manner.
  5. Guild Recipes: Guild Recipes will be required in order to craft items. These recipes are earned via ‘Guild Raids,’ which is a new game mode that is also being introduced where Guild members contribute to an epic battle for epic loot. The Guild Leader will be able to schedule a guild raid with guild members contributing heroes and cubelets (various resources earned while playing) to the success of the raid. After the raid is finished, rewards are handed out to all participating guild members and the earned recipe is stored in the guild bank, ready to be used for guild crafting. These crafting recipes will be essential to the utility of guilds and their output.
  6. Marketplace: To support all of the above, we’re also reviewing the marketplace and trading experience to ensure players have a good time out of the game as well as in-game.
  7. Custodial wallet bridge: In the first version of Guild of Guardians, players will have the option to go back and forth to deposit and withdraw from their custodial wallet whenever they want. This enables a mainstream onboarding experience and provides more comfort to players who may want to store higher rarity NFTs elsewhere.

Game Design Updates

UX/UI Improvements

Readability and feedback

Metagame and theory-crafting

UX Passes

Bots

Live Ops

Level Design Updates

Economy Updates

Creative Updates

Heroes (or Guardians)

Animations

Visual style

Important disclaimer that the above visual development won’t be what the game looks like upon launch, but part of a long-term project that we have at Guild of Guardians to make the game better. We operate under the philosophy of continuous improvement. Nothing is ever final.

World & Lore

Product Update

Staking

Team Update

Community Update

Builders Fund

Guilds 2.0

[Redacted] Partnership

Market Outlook Update

Conclusion

TL;DR

  • The pre-alpha demo was a HUGE success. We outperformed all internal and external metrics, albeit recognise there is a lot to still learn and improve
  • The Public Alpha is on track for 2H 2022. There is a lot of work still happening and a LOT of complexity behind it (see details below), but our confidence is high
  • The big features we’re excited about include: in-game earning of tokens (Gems), guild crafting and raids, as well as custodial wallets to enable us to onboard millions
  • We’re investing heavily in upgrades across design, UX and creative. Some of this is in response to community feedback, other things are pure quality and fun upgrades
  • The Guild of Guardians lore and universe are being defined and redefined. This will lay a critical foundation for us to build a truly global and AAA franchise IP
  • Active staking is under development and we’re targeting a release before the Public Alpha launch
  • We’ve massively grown our internal team, and plan to continue to 2X in the coming months. We’re hiring!
  • We’re working on additional programs to engage and reward our community members, including Builders Fund, Guilds 2.0, [Redacted 🙌 🎮] and much, much more
  • Bull or bear market doesn’t matter for us — we’re very well funded and here to build

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