--- title: Loot Wars Ep 1 description: Few months have passed since Loot has been released. Now that the dust has settled from the initial hype, truly innovative projects are beginning to emerge from the metadata NFT scene. image: https://i.imgur.com/W7OWG8B.jpg robots: index, follow lang: en dir: ltr breaks: true disqus: xrdevlog --- # Loot Wars Ep 1 {%hackmd theme-dark %} ###### tags: `devlog` `m3` `metafactory` > Note: M3taloot has been chosen to be the main ingredient for M3 season 1! Thread from Oct 15th: https://twitter.com/dankvr/status/1449051677034680320 ## Loot Site: https://lootproject.com/ New projects: https://www.lootwatcher.com/ Analytics: https://dune.xyz/colinplatt/loot Foundation: https://loot.foundation/ No art, no leader, no core dev, no roadmap, free to mint, on-chain text-only NFTs. Pure raw ingredients for open creation and catalysts for decentralized coordination. ![](https://i.imgur.com/IHnQj5g.png) Here's a couple articles to refresh your memory with, recommended for anyone reading this: - https://decrypt.co/80108/what-is-loot-ethereum-nft-role-playing-phenonemon - https://www.vice.com/en/article/akgp8e/people-are-spending-millions-of-dollars-on-loot-for-games-that-dont-exist Loot variations with links to announcement tweets: - [loot](https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1431316631934967815) = original 8000 OG bags - https://opensea.io/collection/lootproject - [mloot](https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1434180216444923923) = tradeable loot that's more affordable than original loot - https://opensea.io/collection/more-loot - [synthetic loot](https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1433110412187287560) = non-tradeable loot that every Ethereum wallet has Great thread: https://twitter.com/tandavas/status/1432802983528448000 ### 100 Days If you're interested in loot and aren't following Timshel you should: https://twitter.com/TimshelXYZ ![](https://i.imgur.com/BdIL305.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/1QgQr6y.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/5h1DUgk.png) Core group of pepole working on a trailer also: https://loot.foundation/lootverse-trailer ## M3taloot Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pQIb3eV5B261EywBaMTW0wG6HFDcqpOvd6J-L7PdjU0/edit Presentation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUUb9QN5mU Github: https://github.com/m3-org/m3taloot The current [2D visualizers](https://www.lootproject.com/#chapter2) are cool for pfps, trading cards, and perhaps tabletop games, but aren't that great for other types of game dev. ![](https://i.imgur.com/pEjS2e2.png) I think the real fun for others begins with an open 3D asset library. 3D assets have a lot more versatility to become rendered 2D art, sprites, avatar wearables, etc. **M3taloot** = open and remixable 3D loot asset library for avatars and game dev ![](https://i.imgur.com/KFaZO3A.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/y2X44ka.jpg) ![](https://i.imgur.com/WGr7L6y.jpg) Many people are going to own 3D avatars soon, we want to create a collection which unites our communities through wearables. Loot is a perfect fit because of how accessible it is and what it can teach us about composability + interoperability. The 3D NFT avatar projects would be all more able to use loot by modding the initial collection to fit their avatar base models. ![](https://i.imgur.com/SrPUos5.png) Perhaps there will be an event in the Internet Cinematic Universe that catalyzes the drive to do so, similar to the "[suits on for Christies](https://twitter.com/dankvr/status/1438900472702816259)" meme. ![](https://i.imgur.com/5GJalQR.jpg) We also want to build a culture of makers and builders which the loot ecosystem aligns with. We're making things that make things, which is the sort of thing that makers want. ![](https://i.imgur.com/kxVb2hb.png) **Goal #1 - Get on lootproject.com** Make PR on website: https://www.lootproject.com/#chapter2 Github: https://github.com/lootproject/website ![](https://i.imgur.com/LiChJg5.png) Note: Best for composability is to simply follow the same style guide as lootproject.com ![](https://i.imgur.com/HCE24lK.png) Suggestions for M3taloot section: - Full body portrait - Title - Gear up your 3D avatar - Description - M3taloot is a set of composable and remixable (cc0) 3D model assets for avatars and game dev. Everything is based on open file formats glTF and VRM for maximum interoperability. - Status - Coming soon - Links - Twitter - @m3org / @webaverse ? - Discord - discord.gg/m3org ? - Website - loot.webaverse.com ? ### Token Strategy **Bundle onto a single avatar / knight stand GLB** - ERC-721 token contract + GLB on IPFS ![](https://i.imgur.com/zBnojdy.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/y7RcJOL.png) **Unbundle and mint separately (per unbundled loot NFT)** - ERC-1155 token contract + GLB on IPFS See announcement tweet: https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1433596713189711872 ![](https://i.imgur.com/HOJFos3.png) LootLoose lets you unbundle your Loot Bags into individual item NFTs or rebundle items into their original Loot Bags. It works by transfering your ERC721 Loot bag to the contract, and it proceeds to mint you 8 ERC1155 tokens, with IDs corresponding to the item slot (head, neck, …) and the item’s “components” from [@dhof's](https://twitter.com/dhof) LootComponents.sol contract. - https://github.com/gakonst/lootloose - https://github.com/Anish-Agnihotri/lootloose.com ### Monetization AGLD https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/adventure-gold Floor is ~3 ETH https://opensea.io/collection/lootproject Present these ideas at the community call for feedback: - Flat mint fee per bag 0.03 ETH (+gas) - 2.5% royalties on secondary go into M3taloot DAO - **Free to claim (gas only), secondary royalties only** - 5% royalties on Opensea go directly to DAO - Later do unique drop for M3taloot game / world - Note: this was most popular option according to loot discord - Buy 3D upgrades with adventure gold - Not sure mechanics of how this will work yet Estimate 80-120 ETH into M3 DAO treasury Cryptovoxel wearables have all been made, can start selling or make it part of an expansion pack. M3taloot can also become a mint pass for future drops. ### Promotion **First PR the lootproject.com website with M3taloot addition** > (These are all ideas, open to feedback / suggestions) Get dank anime style 2D art of interoperable ICU avatars wearing assets, hero image ![](https://i.imgur.com/1Ny871h.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/7Mpk0eM.png) Have 3D avatars wearing the loot and posing in video / photo shoots: - Upstreet chars - 0N1 Force char - VRoid - CloneX - Decentraland - Super Yeti Makes it like a fun game we're all larping, similar to South Park The Stick of Truth. ![](https://i.imgur.com/CBvyp9S.jpg) Teaser content with closeup shots, cool music, perhaps a fireball or logo at end? See https://twitter.com/search?q=sneakers%20from%3Apolygonalmind&src=typed_query Side by side or fade effect of a loot NFT and full 3D display. Perhaps go through lots of loot bags like a film reel, zooming out, then 3D loot variations. ### S1 CH2 Trading cards The next drop after M3taloot GLB NFTs can be digi-physical trading cards. I think its a great idea to follow up with because it demonstrates the composability aspect for all the new M3taloot holders + XR community and creates a set of assets that we can mimic fun game-dev ideas and on-chain interactions with. So many ppl dream about games made with loot, but we haven't quite figured out what is fun to do with loot just yet. Trading cards are a primitive in which we can larp out ideas like buffs, spells, quests, and other mechanics. The best concepts can make their way to become new assets and code for on-chain interactions. Send to graveyard can represent burn, buff can represent composability, etc. This can all happen on L2. Webaverse has a trading card generator pipeline prepared. NFTs that are minted from the dashboard or [discord bot](https://github.com/webaverse/ethereum-bot) are given a trading card representation. ![](https://madjin.github.io/docs/assets/images/tradingcards-48d4177a42bc7299392737853500e9e9.jpg) If interested in a more technical flow chart, there's some documentation here: https://madjin.github.io/docs/docs/developer/architecture ![](https://madjin.github.io/docs/assets/images/minting-flow-97704b9c911cb8614c32ded5e4d95887.jpg) I found a trading card game manufacturer (https://www.makeplayingcards.com/) that can do shiny text and holographic cards, the real quality stuff! For the loot trading cards we can open up a window to sell the NFTs first to figure out how many to order. Fulfillment is something that MetaFactory can help us with. ![](https://i.imgur.com/7blfN9J.png) The card art can also act as an image tracker for AR and VR. The hologram could start out as something simple like a rotating 3D model of the item, just to start with. ![](https://i.imgur.com/mFJ5wFx.jpg) Eventually however, with enough interest we can create very cool custom animations with the cards to make a yugioh show game feel to it. The cards can come to life with attack and defend animations. **Questions** Unbundle loot into trading card pack? Mint fee to create cards of loot bag? Should the RNG stats on trading card loot mean something? What should the card back art be? Rarity = silver text / holographic? ## Metaloot Fashion Metaloot is a project by Metafactory which embroiders physical garments according to the persons loot bag. The merch is purchasable with $AGLD, aligning our communities while maintaining the larp. Announcement tweet: https://twitter.com/TheMetaFactory/status/1445563293259558913 ![](https://i.imgur.com/HHjXejV.png) Redemption windows for the custom physical merch collections + single wearable will be announced and updated here. Secondary: https://opensea.io/collection/meta-loot > Luxury apparel for your Loot Bags. This token can be burned to redeem a physical bag of 1/1 handcrafted apparel/accessories custom embroidered with the adventurer gear in your Loot Bag; plus a 3D metaverse wearable NFT. Synthetic or OG Loot. Free shipping worldwide included. Redemptions to open ~November 2021. Physical Content: Drawstring Loot Bag, Hoodie, Pants, Hat, Socks, Gaiter, Gloves. (Subject to change.) ![](https://i.imgur.com/Au9yYPy.png) Price: 420 $AGLD https://loot.metafactory.ai/ - Note you may need 420.1+ $AGLD to claim due to > opposed to >/= logic on claim. - NFT burning for redeem is of this bag, not an OG Loot NFT. Also works with Synthetic Loot. Every Ethereum address has a Synthetic Loot Bag: https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1433110412187287560 3rd Party Synthetic Loot Viewing Tools: https://my-synth-loot.gzork.com/ https://loot.stephancill.co.za/#/ ### Future ideas Maybe we can do something with [LootRealms](https://twitter.com/LootRealms), turn into 3D glTF NFTs or visualize with webgl / webxr? Setup home spaces here? ![](https://i.imgur.com/SyBvEcU.png) There's a DCL project to build an MMO which can be a cool way for loot owners to claim bags of DCL wearables. ### Metaverse Outposts Create M3taloot parcels in various virtual worlds (VRChat, Webaverse, Cryptovoxels, Somnium Space, Decentraland). ![](https://i.imgur.com/q9qMphF.jpg) Perhaps just as we have an outpost in the loot project discord, there can be outposts in other vitrual world community discords. This can tie into the Rarity Discord bot ideas below. --- ## Dope Wars Website: https://dopewars.gg Links: https://dope-wars.notion.site/Dope-Wars-Links-ed973d0ae88b4eb48fb3300cad5235e9 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDopeWars Dashboard: https://dune.xyz/HorizonXP/Dope-Wars-Degen-Dashboard DAO: https://snapshot.org/#/dopedao.eth Same recipe, but lower barrier to entry and different flavor. I like to think these universes will coexist, which flash imagery of GTA mods invading Skyrim. Website reminds me of http://poolside.fm with an web desktop design and [dopeTV](https://dopewars.gg/dope-tv) playlist. The [discord]() also feels like a virtual hackerspace, good vibes for modding / remix culture and metadata NFTs. ![](https://i.imgur.com/mVo6WrN.jpg) The DAO has nearly a milli from opensea royalties and the sales of Hustlers to build with. How's that for a virtual hackerspace G? Some stuff coming up soon (posted Nov 27) ![](https://i.imgur.com/GBiCnpd.png) ![](https://i.imgur.com/HVm1GSE.jpg) If you want to learn more check out this [DOPE and PAPER tldr](https://wolfcrypto.medium.com/dope-wars-paper-tldr-90d23fa6acb3) by Wolf Crypto. ### M3tagear ![](https://i.imgur.com/iTIhWE8.gif) Currently have a repo setup for making dopewars 3D assets: https://github.com/madjin/dopewars-assets Need to collect images / reference art for all the assets before starting 3D mock-ups, good task for anyone who wants to stack some [$paper](https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/dope-wars-paper). ### MF Hoodies + Tshirts Made hoodie / tshirt designs for Dope Wars, can do same thing as loot.metafactory.ai and let people pay with $PAPER for fresh merch. Stack that $paper son. ![](https://i.imgur.com/lXOXxnH.png) --- ### Rarity Discord Bot - https://raritynewsletter.substack.com - https://andrecronje.medium.com **Context** [AndreCronjeTech](https://twitter.com/AndreCronjeTech) had ideas about game mechanics where instead of dropping the loot NFTs first, you can summon a hero for free and then earn XP and gold on-chain (quick and cheap on the fantom network) to craft the NFTs with. ![](https://i.imgur.com/IcuGRYl.png) Summoners are heros that are free to mint. You can pick a class and level them up. Several people have written UIs on top of this smart contract, pictured below is https://rarity.game/. ![](https://i.imgur.com/PzDJ2La.png) The main draw seems to be that in Rarity you earn the NFTs by leveling your character up, acquiring gold, learning skills, and crafting. The NFTs that you craft can then be sold on the open market. It's exploring a proof of work / play to earn direction. ![](https://i.imgur.com/TClnuXZ.png) Rarity has amazing features with very fantasy D&D lore which I think would be more fun playing with friends in discord. Other ppl in servers can watch and learn, which is great for crypto onboarding. Discord bots can be a great UI/UX to implement the fun features we discover with M3taloot. EPIC RPG bot is a good inspiration: https://top.gg/bot/555955826880413696 Also Piggy, a bot with >4M members across >122k servers which lets you earn crypto currencies when playing: https://piggy.gg --- ## Notes Metadata NFTs are potent seeds for DAOs, but I haven't really seen much DAO tooling in these communities yet besides snapshot and collab land. I wonder what tools like sourcecred / coordinape to measure objective / subjective data on value creation could do if used properly? Explain how a DAO will work to build around these ideas Keep it simple and fun Group chat -> multi-sig -> NFTs -> Treasury Explain composability and derivs in a few slides Example with loottunes or realms project https://www.loottunes.fun/ [ASSPlayers](https://twitter.com/sammybauch/status/1463237396611444739) builds on ideas like this: ![](https://i.imgur.com/J1gvLP5.png) The Dope Wars, Pills Universe, and Ether Orcs are also exploring similar ideas NFT Chain Rule: https://twitter.com/zoink/status/1437236693413744641 Definition: a meme’s value is proportional to the number of derivatives based on it. \+ > ![](https://i.imgur.com/mrKL1mT.jpg) > 1. Singularity - NFT released by [dom](https://twitter.com/dhof) > 2. Rapid expansion (week 1) - thousands join, AGLD created, main derivatives, culture solidifies through governance debates > 3. Cool down - entering building phase (where we are now) > > Source: https://twitter.com/albiverse/status/1440294115774648322 ![](https://i.imgur.com/zDGPIDw.png) "Composability is to software as compounding interest is to finance.” - [@cdixon](https://twitter.com/cdixon)