Both blockchain gaming and NFT projects have had an easy ride of it so far with what collectors, players, and consumers are willing to accept or overlook. But, it’s about time we began raising the bar in all areas, demanding more, and not settling. So, John and I decided to rant.
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In last week’s episode, John and I discussed just how decentralized NFTs and the industry are, how we could improve them, and what the pitfalls are of the current state of play. This week, we tackle the growing issue of projects not hitting basic markers/
Episode 15: Raising the Bar for Blockchain Projects: A Rant
In this episode of WAX Lyrical, John and I rant for an hour, more or less. It was a cathartic experience where we both got some things off our chest about the space.
I have written on raising the bar for blockchain gaming and NFTs many times in the last two years, with a recent example being the piece I wrote for NFT Insider called, “We Need to Raise the Bar of What Constitutes a Project Worth Investing In“.
I have a lot of gripes about blockchain gaming in particular, though NFT projects count too. In this episode, I air most of them. Right near the top of the list are roadmaps and whitepapers, which people put too much stock in, and developers do not stick to.
However, if I had to point at one issue that irks me more than any other, it’s the one I praised Edenbrawl for not doing: showing no gameplay footage. Edenbrawl uploaded a 30-minute match of their blockchain MOBA with no cuts or edits, just gameplay. I was genuinely excited to see that and that excitement turned into a low-bubbling rage as I realized: that should be the norm!
We are seeing blockchain gaming projects raise 7 figures without showing so much as an in-game screenshot. This cannot continue and for as long as it does, we will see rug pulls and rug slips left and right.
This week’s episode continued with a looser, more conversational format, so let us know your thoughts on that!
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