Neopets meterverse nft update

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A roadmap for the much maligned Neopets Metaverse NFT project has been released—and boy is it a lot of words saying nothing in particular. Even with the generic terms used ("There's gonna be PvP! And PvE! And progression! And it'll all be NFTs!"), the roadmap is extremely aspirational. No specific features mentioned, but there are some good nuggets that we think you should be aware of.

To start:

This update is brought to you by the Neopets team, project owner and lead of the Neopets Metaverse Collection NFT.
The first line out of the gate seems to walk back what was said earlier this week that the NFT project would not be impacting the Neopets.com team's ability to develop Neopets.com. With the Metaverse team members continuing to be obtuse about development organization, either the Neopets Metaverse team is intentionally misleading the community again that TNT is involved, or TNT's earlier statement that it was entirely run by a third party was a lie. (As you'll see, the roadmap is signed off as "Neopets, Inc." as well.)

Continuing on:

Our long term vision is to create a single application which players can use to interact with the entire Neopets Metaverse.
An entirely new version of Neopia is coming soon to a device near you—in three different stages. What's included? Let's break it down for you.

So-called "Stage 1" of the roadmap includes:

* player assets represented by a combination of fungible tokens and NFTs;
* compatibility and interaction with other fungible tokens and NFTs;
* progression of Neopets (gaining experience points, leveling up, achievements etc.);
* PvP gameplay and mechanisms;
* PvE gameplay and mechanisms;
* development and sale of parcels of in-game land;
* in-game social interaction with other players; and
* user generated content where developers and creators can make games on the Neopian Metaverse assets and host them on virtual land plots.
In other words, this new version of Neopia will be pay-to-win (all assets "represented by a combination of fungible tokens and NFTs"—pay for the Giant Omelette!) It will be able to interact with "other fungible tokens and NFTs", including the possibility of the R-rated NFT project the Metaverse team was congratulating last month. (Yay, porn in Neopia!) You'll somehow train your Neopet—but oddly, core gameplay actions like feeding it, caring for it, and customising it seem to be absent. And most interestingly, it will also have user-generated content—but more on that with "Stage 3".

The second stage of the project involves implementing a "pay-to-earn" economy, meaning if you play the game, you'll be awarded with NFTs.

This is what we want to create with the Neopian Metaverse — a universe where any player can earn tokens through skilled gameplay and contributions to the ecosystem. The construction and implementation for this Stage 2 will occur after the completion and finalization of Stage 1.
So, once they've grabbed all your cash during stage 1's heavy pay-to-win version, then they'll toss in the freebies!

"Stage 3" of the roadmap involves decentralizing the game and taking it out of the hands of JumpStart and The Neopets Team:

In addition, we see that the Neopian Metaverse could gradually evolve into a community-powered initiative (and potentially over time a decentralized autonomous organization).

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This will also coincide with the project team’s ownership becoming less concentrated and therefore adding to the pace of decentralization.

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Our ideal outcome is for the players and participants to organically grow and bloom into a vibrant and self-sustaining community that will be able to submit development proposals and vote on the direction of the Neopian Metaverse without our team’s intervention.
In other words, the Neopets Metaverse team wants to build a game, step away from it, and allow anyone to develop content for it. We can only imagine what kinds of fun content random internet users will come up with! Consistent lore? What's that? Family-friendly brand content? Maybe, but also likely no.

Lastly:

This article is issued by Neopets Inc. It is intended for informational purposes only regarding our future plans. It is not intended to be legally binding, nor is it intended to be an offer, solicitation or advice of any kind. Any forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual events to differ materially. No reliance should be placed on any such forward-looking statements or information.

The initiatives in this article, if they proceed, may not be available to all persons in all jurisdictions, and are subject to change. No regulatory authority in any jurisdiction has examined or approved of this article or any part thereof.

Please always read any applicable terms and conditions carefully and seek trusted advice as needed.
Aka none of this may even happen? (If we're lucky!)


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The entire team here at Jellyneo is firmly against this project. In protest of the Neopets Metaverse project marching onward, Jellyneo will be hosting a sitewide blackout from Friday, October 8th at 9:00 AM NST through Sunday, October 10th at 11:59 PM NST. During this time, you will be presented with an interstitial page explaining why we believe the Metaverse NFT project is bad for Neopets. We will also have several actions that you can take to make sure that JumpStart hears its community—something it clearly hasn't done in awhile. We hope you'll join the protest with us!

Source: Jellyneo.net | Neopets Help, Neopets Guides, and Neopets News!
So what are your thoughts and opinions on neopets’ metaverse? Is neopets trending in the right direction or wrong for its future?
 

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