[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #7

Development Update, Axie X Klaytn, Jihoz Interview, Leek!

Welcome to the seventh issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!

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Development Update

  • We’ve set internal deadlines for a closed beta for the mobile application.

  • We’re currently working on balancing of classes/abilities for the mobile application.

  • We have finished a “lite” paper for the LUNA token.

  • We have moved into a new office which will facilitate further expansion of the team.

  • The art team is currently working on 2 “secret projects”.

  • We will be making an important announcement within the next 2 weeks.

Axie X Klaytn

Axie is partnering with Klaytn — Kakao’s public blockchain project!

KakaoTalk is used by 93% of South Korea’s population and has 50 million monthly users!

  • We will be integrating their native token, KLAY into our ecosystem.

  • The Klaytn team has given us 15,000 USD in KLAY tokens to use as rewards for our beloved community!

  • We may explore deeper technical integrations in the future.

Check out this article for more info!

Don’t forget to retweet our announcement and clap on medium!

Link to Twitter post.

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Jihoz Interview in Yale Publication

Our Growth Lead, Jihoz, was featured in The Yale Politic's Cryptocurrency & Blockchain (Y-C&B) project.

Jihoz discussed Axie’s vision, our dedicated community, and why empowering gamers is a natural use case for blockchain tech.

Check out the interview here

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Artwork Leek!

We’re hard at work on the live-battle system for our mobile application!

Here’s a leek!

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

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Axie Infinity Development Update

Community Tournament, MakerDAO promotion results, Community Call, Offers for Land/Items live!

Welcome to the sixth issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news & developments from the Axie universe!

If you haven’t already, make sure to join our Discord to meet the rest of our amazing community!

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Development Update

We’ll start including short development updates through The Lunacian.

  • The server for our mobile application is completed.

  • Our engineers are currently working on adding the battle logic to the new server.

  • Our token economists are finalizing LUNA’s base mechanisms & getting a legal letter of approval — this is important because we want LUNA to be fleshed out and interesting as an incentive mechanism for Season 0 of the Axie ladder.

  • We’re working on the art &  mechanics for PVE (Player Vs. Chimera).

  • The team is currently deciding internally on the scope and timing of the open beta for the application.

  • We’re scaling up the team, especially on the engineering & art side. Our team size has gone from 11-15 so far, and will soon reach 18!

  • We will be making some exciting business-related announcements in August!

Summer Madness Community Tournament!

Community leader, RCTech, is hosting a tournament with tons of prizes on August 7th at 9 AM EST.

The sponsors are: Coco, Jdor, BEP, Jihoz, and the Axie Infinity Core team. If you’re interested in joining as a sponsor, contact RCTech in the Axie Discord!

Make sure to register using this form: https://forms.gle/FqSWsYPz4iLAEMEZA

We love community tournaments as they’re a great example of coordination within our community and user-generated content.

Town Hall Recap

The first Lunacian Town Hall was a resounding success!

Over 30 community members joined and discussed topics such as:

  • The roadmap for the mobile application.

  • Breeding & crafting economic principles.

  • The future of user on-boarding.

  • Guilds, fractional ownership, & renting land.

Want a full recap? Community moderator, Jdor, wrote up an amazing summary. It’s posted in the #announcements channel of our Discord.

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Offers for Land/Items

Last week we launched our much-anticipated offer feature for our land/item market!

If you’ve been eyeing a few parcels needed to complete your grand estate, now’s your chance!

Check out this article on how it works!

Offers Walkthrough

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That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

Axie Infinity Discord — Want to start playing but not sure where to start? Join our Discord, our community will answer any questions you have!

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[Axie Infinity] Lunacian Issue #5

MakerDAO Partnership Recap, Community Call, Important Announcements Incoming, Interview with JDOR

Welcome to the 5th issue of The Lunacian, a periodical covering the latest news from the Axie Universe!

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MakerDAO Partnership Recap

Our MakerDAO partnership was a fascinating introduction to the world of open finance for our community.

The promotion spurred a lot of interesting discussions regarding the nature of money and credit in our Discord and we were glad to see many of our community members qualify for the DAI-themed items! The price of ETH also did quite well during the claim window, so kudos to anyone who opened CDPs and got some leverage of ETH!

The items will be sent later this month.

Community Call

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We will be having a community call or “Lunacian Town Hall” on Sunday July 14th at 10 AM EST. The purpose of this call is to allow EVERYONE in the community the chance to suggest ideas, initiatives, and give feedback on the direction of the game. We will convene in #voice-chat in Discord.

Important Announcements Incoming

Development on live battles is 95% concluded. We're now primarily working on PVE/adventure mode. Can't wait to show you all! Announcements coming soon.

Here’s a leek of what we’ve been working on!

Top Axie Sales

Here are the top Axie sales from the last month courtesy of Axieworld.com. Congrats to the buyers and sellers!

Interview with Axie Discord Mod, Jdor!

This week we sat down with Jdor, one of our beloved Axie mods to pick his brain on his experience with the community so far.

Our mods add so much value to our community and it’s always great to hear their thoughts!

How did you learn about Axie?

I got into dApps/crypto gaming at the end of Crypto Kitties/Crypto Celebrities hype in mid-Jan 2018 and “played” a bunch of early attempts at dApp games from outright ponzi like POWH and CryptoWorld to some presumably more honest takes like KPop.io and ETH.Town. Axie Infinity was the last pre-sale I’d joined in Feb 2018 and I haven’t looked back since - Axie turned out to be the only real game and the gap between AI and other projects has been so glaring and growing so fast it would be very hard to justify putting any ETH into anything else for me.

What’s your experience as a mod been like?

Psycheout first asked me to help out with Axie Discord administration in May 2018 and I think it has been a very smooth ride. I’m more focused on helping out new members, facilitating OTC trades or giving general support than anything else - for example, I don’t recall having to kick anyone with maybe one or two exceptions - this is a shoutout to the great community that attracts even more good personalities and where FUD/jerks don’t feel at home so they just don’t bother joining

Tell us a bit about your experience making Axie tools.

Early “games” were heavily botted and you pretty much had to have an automated way of interacting with the dApp contract to stay competitive. I have IT background so I quickly slapped together a CLI monitor bot that looked like this:

- you can tell from this picture where my ETH bags are.. So I just had to get rid of the trash ”game” configs keeping the Axie one and add a Telegram bot for notifications. I have since changed this to a Discord bot. I’ve been led by great examples set by other community developers like freak, Owl, Clumsier, onedayplay and others who have created amazing tools and shared them with the community. We’re currently testing a Lunacia notification bot that advertises new land and item listings within a small group of Lunacians and hoping to deploy it soon for all to keep a tab on current listings/sales: 

What upcoming features are you most excited about?

Like every other Lunacian, I’m excited about the upcoming Live Battles and Land gameplay. I believe these new features will take Axie Infinity beyond anything that exists today in dApp game space and reaffirm its position on the spearhead of the industry. AI Team have always said they are looking to empower and enable the community to contribute to the Axie Universe and we’ve already seen this happening with Axie League Tournaments and mini-games such as Axie Sushi.

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Axie Partners With MakerDAO!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with MakerDAO!

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  • Axie Infinity is teaming up with MakerDAO!

  • We’re kicking off our partnership with a special NFT event for CDP holders.

  • For a limited time, CDP owners can claim unique DAI-themed Axie NFTs!

  • The Maker Foundation has also graciously agreed to bestow DAI upon some of the finest Axie trainers.

Check out this article for more details and head on over to https://axieinfinity.com/makerdao to initiate the claim process for your special MakerDAO-themed land item!

Have questions? We’ll be helping you navigate the process through our Discord Channel.

That’s it for now!

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[Axie Infinity] Land Market Open!

Land Market Open, Axie X Loom Alliance, App Coming Soon, Jihoz Interview, Q/A with Catdicax!

Welcome to the 4th issue of The Lunacian—a periodical covering the latest developments from the Axie universe!

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Land Market is now Live!

We’re delighted to announce that the land market is now open! Head on over to https://land.axieinfinity.com and check out this article going over the mechanics!

Loom X Axie Alliance!

On Monday, we announced some juicy details regarding our alliance with Loom Network.

Check out the announcement here: https://medium.com/axie-infinity/axie-infinity-and-loom-network-alliance-b713ae84adbd

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App+ Live battles Coming Soon!

We’re currently conducting internal testing on our mobile application featuring a new, live battle system! Check out the image above for a sneak peak— we can’t wait to show you more!

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Jihoz Interview

Our growth Lead, Jihoz did a Q+A with Cole from OnTheChain— the most popular open Finance publication!

Check out some of Jihoz’s insights here.

Q/A with Catdicax!

Today, we have a very special Q/A with Catdicax—one of our beloved Axie streamers! Cat is a variety streamer and enjoys playing a wide range of different games. She’s recently started getting into Blockchain games and has become a pillar of the Axie community over the last month!

Make sure to follow her on Dlive and Twitch!

How did you first hear about Axie and what drew you to the community?

I stumbled upon a Axie Infinity stream on Twitch the first time, and remember thinking "oh what cute creatures!", but I didn't start playing it myself yet. Next time I saw it again, it was on a stream on Dlive and I won a giveaway! I was so excited and I finally decided to give it a try and joined the Discord group to get some help getting started. I found that everyone was so helpful and friendly there and it really made me want to get involved with the community and try to help others as much as I could in return. I'm proud to be a part of such a lovely community.

What’s your experience streaming Axie been like?

It's been really interesting. I started streaming sushi races and battles and I found it was a cool way to be interactive with the chat and other players, since you can do those with them. It's a great way of getting more people to join the community as well, since every stream we have new people coming in asking "What is this game and how do I get started?", and honestly I love answering them - the more the merrier! The most amazing part of streaming Axie Infinity has been seeing how supportive the existing community members have been of the streamers, it's blown my mind!

How do you think Blockchain games can attract more female gamers?

This is an interesting question. I feel like the key would be in not distinguishing any gamer from each other based on their gender; respect and treat everyone the same way. I understand however, that female players might be attracted to different things in games. I don't see any difference between Blockchain games and "normal" games - the only difference is, you use cryptocurrency and that might be scary to people who aren't familiar with it.

What’s your Favorite Axie?

My favorite Axie from my own collection at the moment has to be "Fish Out of Water" #36809! He's one of the cutest Axies I have. I also used to lose all my battles, but when I got him, I finally started winning! It felt so nice! We also got into 4th place in the last tournament together! I got him from CocoBear, who I will be forever grateful to, for helping me so much!

What are you most excited about regarding the future of Axie Infinity?

I can't wait for the land gameplay! I really like the fact that you'll be able to take care of your Axies there and decorate the land with items. I personally like PvE more than PvP, so that's going to be so much fun! I'm really excited about the mobile app as well, so I can play Axie anywhere I go.

That’s it for now!

The Axie Infinity Team

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