Community Shout Outs:
Naz’s Dev Updates:
Naz finished the smart contracts for our own RKL marketplace. On top of the financial benefit of removing marketplace fees, this is a huge milestone for the future of the Kong ecosystem. We’ve already seen the problematic user experience that a generic marketplace causes on our community.
(In the last 4 months, I, like many of the community, became good at adding up 4 random numbers between 0-100 very quickly).
These problems are what caused many NFT communities to rely on third party tools such as Rarity.tools, Hawku, and in the case of the RKL; Kongstats.com. By creating our own marketplace we’ll be able to customize an experience that showcases the information that our community cares about the most.
In addition, we believe that mobile is the future of the RKL and where our community will thrive. By relying on a marketplaces off of our native platforms (website/apps), we take away from the immersive experience that the RKL aims to provide.
Re: Naz’s alpha leak (See photo above). All I can say is that I’m amazed at the team’s insistence of not doing the easy thing but finding unique technical solutions that will benefit Kong holders.
You might’ve noticed the re-organization of our Discord. I want to thank the community and mods for their suggestions and best practices they’ve seen from other NFT communities. Here are the highlights:
Removed the outdated and confusing #roadmap-updates channel
This channel was replaced by an #official-links channel
copy for the #FAQ channel is being finalized
Our trade-talk channel was broken into a new category of channels named The Marketplace. The impetus of this change is to allow our discord to keep up with the expansion of the RKL ecosystem with new channels in the Marketplace as necessary.
Shout out to QLD_Bloke for the OG RKL Klubs initiative. A discord to bring together Kongs proactively working on their own RKL Club brands. We added #clubs-owners-chat in the Kongs-only (verified Kong holder) section of the discord to encourage these conversations.
Expect some other minor updates as we renovate our discord to provide the best experience for a new wave of Kongs to join us.
We worked with collab.land to get our newest role integrated with our discord! The
Rare Fur Gang role now unlocks a VIP-lounge discord channel.
We’re working on another communication initiative that we’re calling Dev Diaries. (if you have a better name, please suggest it in the discord). Development for an AAA game is a long and we want to document our progress for the community. Once a month, we’ll drop a video of a team member showcasing some part of the game’s development and our thought process behind the design decisions. We will also use this platform as a chance to engage the community and will communicate your feedback in our weekly direction syncs with iLogos.
See you next week, and as always. #WEAREKONG