“As much as we wished, Marscolony’s Polygon planet didn’t start with a bang and explosive traction, but with a whimper.”
Of 21 thousand land plots, less than four thousand have been minted in the first three months of the project lifecycle. Moreover, players are not as engaged with the game as expected.
We analyzed what had happened and came up with the following thoughts:
<Challenge 1>. Multiverse idea doesn’t seem to be working
As much as we all like the ideas of the Multiverse and parallel worlds, people won’t be interested in minting and owning land on a planet that does not exist, and they never heard of.
We all need something realistic that resonates with our souls and is close to our hearts—for instance, the Moon. Our Moon affects us. We can see it with our bare eyes; it gives us tidal waves, lunar eclipses, and many other things.
With that said, I believe we can revive the Polygon planet by migrating it to a world or a moon that exists in our solar system. A planet that our successors can potentially settle in the future and make their home.
Few options I would like to propose:
a) Neptune - it’s blue and looks like an existing polygon planet; the drawback is it is a gas giant. Bummer, but who stops us from going a little bit of sci-fi here and adding a solid surface to Neptune)
b) Moons, like Europa or Titan, can contain water and become potentially habitable to humans.
c) Our Moon. Who said we couldn’t settle it? It resonates with us and is the closest object we can set foot on.
<Challenge 2>. Lack of vision and Marscolony land value
Lack of vision: to address long-term plans and vision regarding marscolony gameplay, I’ll be publishing a new guide in the next few days.
Land: it appears there’s been a misconception about Marscolony land. Some people treat it as an investment, others as equity/share or their home. To articulate a bit on the value of MC land, I would like to present it from functional, economic, and non-functional perspectives:
In-game asset, Each Marscolony NFT is a token to the MC world. It allows its holders to play, build a colony and compete with other players in terms of civilization development level.
Economic And not just that, landowners have ultimate rights to collect economic benefits from their land. Every mission that takes part on the land yields a reward (CLNY, NFT) to the landlord. In addition, Mars colony land emits UBI (universal basic income) - a fixed % of CLNY allocated to the landowner daily.
Political In terms of non-functional value, you hold an NFT representing your ownership of land and a stake in the project. You can use this land to govern your planet, elect representatives and manage community treasury funds.
<Challenge 3>. Polygon land mint price
We started with the land price of 210 MATIC on pre-mint when MATIC’s price was approximately 65 cents. Now, as the Matic price went up and the pre-mint price is no longer active, the claim price of a land plot (410 Matic) creates a barrier for new users.
What should be the right price? Having analyzed various projects with the land offering and the current market reality, we believe 105 MATIC can be an appropriate price for a land plot.
How about users who minted land NFT at 210 or 410 MATIC?
a) Airdrop land plots on Polygon planet based on the updated price. (excluding those users who received land plot as a gift or reward)
(For example - Alice minted three plots at 210 MATIC, and after the price update to 105 MATIC Alice will receive three land plots, Bob minted one plot at 410 MATIC. After the price change, Bob will receive three more land plots)
b) Airdrop land plots on a new planet (October launch).
(Alice, who minted three land plots on Polygon, will receive three land plots on a new world)
Anything else you think we missed and can be improved? Let us know in the comment section.
To get the ball rolling, we’ll be initiating a series of voting to address some of these challenges.