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The Loot Project took a major leap forward in its efforts to achieve Lootspeed this week with the launch of lootproject.com - Chapter 2. We’re almost two months into this commons-based peer production experiment, and so far the results are absolutely positive. We’re learning, sharing, building, supporting, laughing, not sleeping (Loot never sleeps), and having so much fun.
🛠 Website Update and Launch
3 weeks ago, a group of Lootverse builders coalesced around a common challenge: to update the LootProject.com website to help players make sense of this ever-expanding Lootverse.
It struck us: given the depth of the community and the opportunity to build lasting bridges, this is something that should be done collaboratively across builders and players.
We broadened the group to a number of new friends, credible builders and community members in and around the Loot community — and the first cross-project group of coordinated Loot builders was born. We jokingly called ourselves The Loot Alliance, and it stuck.
The Loot Alliance has been formed to shepherd and steer the ongoing Loot website as representatives of the wider Lootverse community.
We’re a collective of builders, designers, and geeks working together to create a strong foundation for players and builders.
We’re committed to building a healthy, sustainable and fun ecosystem in and around Loot.
Through cooperation and intentionality, we work to create order through the chaos of Loot (and the general chaos of Web3) so that players can dive in, have fun, and build together — within a common context, in the general direction of the same North Star, towards a shared purpose, as a global, decentralized trustless team.
We’ve been working furiously for weeks, quietly building bridges across projects and bringing together voices from across the community. Today we are ready to unveil the new LootProject.com.
This website is not just a cosmetic change, but it is a milestone moment for the Loot ecosystem and a breakthrough for our community:
As a decentralized and distributed community, we (as a community!) can still have a point of view.
We can create structure and order and scaffolding that will make Loot more accessible, more enduring, more fun.
Our stated goals for the website:
Make it easy for new players to start playing.
Make Loot fun.
Create a foundation to help others build on and work within the canon and lore.
Help players understand the forest for the trees.
Point in the general direction of a distant North Star that will create community engagement and further creativity.
Reinforce the collective will of the community.
Design for Players and Builders, not skeptics.
✨ NFT.NYC Meetup (for Loot Adventurers)
Join Adventurers and Friends of Adventures at the Loot community’s inaugural IRL meetup.
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Loot Character Riddle #2
Loot Character released the second riddle last week. (Read the story behind Riddle #1 on Mirror: 🧩 The First Riddle.)
If you own a Loot bag, go mint your 8-bit Loot Character, join a guild and come play!
The Genesis Project
Genesis Adventurer Naming Ceremony
In the Genesis Project Discord, there’s a mint feed where a bot posts every time a Genesis Adventurer is resurrected. Players occasionally name them in the chat. Because there’s so much fun and joyful engagement in the naming process, we decided to try an experiment: a live naming ceremony on Twitter Spaces.
Players were encouraged to sign up here to discover the name of their Genesis Adventurer and write it to the blockchain as an ENS.
It went pretty well! We witnessed a live GA resurrection. We heard stories about epic GA builds. We learned the meaning behind names like 여섯달의악마.ofVitriol.eth (The Six Moon Demon), TheGodfather.ofGiants.eth, Hypnos.oftheTwins.eth and LadyKeneOnnuno.ofTitans.eth.
These Genesis Adventurers are the first ever characters that were discovered through the OG Loot bags:
designed and built collaboratively by the community
written to the blockchain
named by the community
and those names also written to the blockchain
These characters are hints and clues that foreshadow (and demand!) amazing stories to be discovered and written over the coming years.
We also learned that Discord is probably a better venue for collaborative events. So, be on the lookout for future naming ceremonies in the Loot Discord.
Introducing: The Transformation Station
The Transformation Station enables players to use ATIME to travel through the Transformation Station and trade their GA in with the Genesis Project community wallet in exchange for an OG Loot Bag!
And in reverse: OG Loot holders can use ATIME to learn the skills of the Travelers and use the Transformation Station to trade an OG Loot Bag for a GA.
More info here: The Humble Traveler: Introducing the Transformation Station
Inspired by the Lootmart update, @WillPapper threw out some fun ideas (click the Tweet for the full thread):
Rings (for Loot) Teaser
this week’s Twitter link art by @lladonika