Waxel World Settlement upgrade NFTs

The past days we got a lot of questions regarding the limitation of useable Waxel Ninjas and gatherer professions at the same time in the Waxel World like:

  • “Can I only use 1 Waxel Ninja?”
  • “How many Waxel Ninjas will I be able to use at the same time?”
  • “How many professions will I be able to use at the same time?”
  • “Is there a limit on how many Waxel Ninjas I will be able to use?”

Statistics

Already prior to the upcoming questions from you, the community, we thought about this topic for a long time and observed how many unique Waxel Ninja holders are out there and how many Waxel Ninjas they are holding.

As of today, 19th January 2022, the numbers for the Waxel Ninjas look like this:

  • Purchased packs: 2,593
  • Waxel Ninjas in user wallets: 2,135
  • Unique holders: 479
  • Wallets holding 1 to 10: 434
  • Wallets holding 11 to 20: 30
  • Wallets holding 21 to 30: 7
  • Wallets holding 31 to 50: 5
  • Wallets holding more than 50: 3

If we assume that the distribution of Waxel Ninjas will be approximately the same when all 10,000 have been purchased, the numbers could look like this:

  • Purchased packs: 10,000
  • Waxel Ninjas in user wallets: ~9,000
  • Unique holders: ~2,000
  • Wallets holding 1 to 10: ~1,800
  • Wallets holding 11 to 20: ~125
  • Wallets holding 21 to 30: ~35
  • Wallets holding 31 to 50: ~25
  • Wallets holding more than 50: ~15

As you can see, over 90% of all Waxel Ninja holders are holding 1 to 10 Waxel Ninjas, a bit more than 6% holding 11 to 20 and only a bit more than 3% are holding more than 20.

Details – Limits and settlement upgrade NFTs

Limits for wallets without any settlement upgrade NFTs:
  1. Waxel Ninjas
    • 10 Waxel Ninjas can be used at the same time for the searching of new citizens
  2. Gatherer profession – Max the Miner
    • 10 miners can be used at the same time for the gathering of new materials
  3. Gatherer profession – Luke the Lumberjack
    • 10 lumberjacks can be used at the same time for the gathering of new materials
  4. Gatherer profession – Fred the Farmer
    • 10 farmers can be used at the same time for the gathering of new materials

The other 4 professions of the type refiner and crafter won’t have any limits of how many can be used at the same time.

The following 4 NFTs will be available as settlement upgrades:
  1. Camp
    • Needed by: Waxel Ninjas
    • Max amount: 200
    • Feature: Extend the maximum amount of usable Waxel Ninjas at the same time by 10
    • Price: TBA
  2. Mine
    • Needed by: Gatherer profession – Max the Miner
    • Max amount: 200
    • Feature: Extend the maximum amount of usable miners at the same time by 10. Additionally all miners will gather 5% extra raw materials (only once applicable per wallet)
    • Price: TBA
  3. Forest
    • Needed by: Gatherer profession – Luke the Lumberjack
    • Max amount: 200
    • Feature: Extend the maximum amount of usable lumberjacks at the same time by 10. Additionally all lumberjacks will gather 5% extra raw materials (only once applicable per wallet)
    • Price: TBA
  4. Field
    • Needed by: Gatherer profession – Fred the Farmer
    • Max amount: 200
    • Feature: Extend the maximum amount of usable farmers at the same time by 10. Additionally all farmers will gather 5% extra raw materials (only once applicable per wallet)
    • Price: TBA

As stated above, the second feature for the gatherer professions to gather 5% extra raw materials is only applicable once per wallet. They don’t stack!
Otherwise these NFTs would be way too powerful as they pretty much work like the items that also give the “extra” boost.

Example: If you have the “Mine” upgrade NFT 2x in your wallet, you will be able to use 30 miners at the same time (the general 10 + 10 from the first Mine NFT + 10 from the second Mine NFT). You will only get 5% extra raw materials and NOT 10%, but the 5% boost will still be applied to ALL miners.

Reasoning for the implementation of the settlement upgrade NFTs

We prefer having as many unique holders as possible and also as few “whales” as possible that could dictate the secondary market / put pressure on it by having too many Waxel Ninjas and gatherer professions active at the same time to find new citizens and gather materials.

To take some kind of countermeasures from the beginning on against the manipulation via whales on the secondary market, we want to implement limitations on how many Waxel Ninjas and gatherer professions can be used in the form of these settlement upgrade NFTs.

As stated before the limitations will be per wallet and can be extended by holding the according settlement upgrade NFT for the Waxel Ninjas or different gatherer professions. These NFTs are intended to be a nice to have and not a must have with a slight benefit / quality of life feature for the people that hold more than 10 Waxel Ninjas in their wallet and don’t want to use multiple wallets. These are the minority in our community with under ~10%.

As you can see there will not be many of these NFTs. This is because not many will be needed according to the numbers of Waxel Ninja holders and our internal tests regarding gathering of materials. Therefore we also think that the price point (not yet decided) for these NFTs will need to be definitely higher compared to the Waxel Ninjas as there will be 92% less NFTs (just 800 in total compared to 10,000).

Another interesting side effect could be the specialisation of players in focussing on mining, lumberjacking or farming as they intend only getting the mine upgrade NFT and not the forest or farm.

Ah and before we forget, here is the image of the Camp NFT (we will reveal the others in our Discord server in the #sneak-peek channel in the next days):

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that we are still in the internal testing phase and the here described values are still not final. Feel free to share your suggestions and thoughts in our Discord server as we are always glad to receive feedback from all of you 🙂

PS: A dedicated page under the menu entry “Gameplay” will follow in the coming days and the drop will happen around the launch of the Waxel World.


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