Beyond the Human Realm, there is the Ether Realm, where smart contracts twinkle and dark forests lurk. Travel a bit further down the rabbit hole, and one eventually discovers the Gotchiverse Realm. When a yield farmer in the Ether Realm is liquidated, its spirit journeys to the Gotchiverse, where it reincarnates as an Aavegotchi. Aavegotchis are a spectral species who love nothing more than farming, voting, and shitposting with their frens.
The Gotchiverse began with only a handful of Aavegotchis, but as liquidations grew within the Ether Realm, so the population of the Gotchiverse burgeoned, with thousands of Aavegotchis exploring, building, and settling in its vast expanses, and even building great structures to worship the Liquidators, their creators.
The Gotchiverse occupies a vast expanse of land, with key landmarks distributed across its geography. It has three distinct zones:
- The Citaadel
- The Grid
- The Beyond
Protected by a Force Field that keeps out Liquidators, the Citaadel is the home base of Aavegotchis in the Gotchiverse. Towers cannot be built in the Citaadel, except for in special areas around the Great Portal.
The Great Portal
A key landmark within the Citaadel is the the Great Portal. The Great Portal is a structure of impressive magical character, capable of bridging the chasm between the Gotchiverse and the Human Realm. Within the Great Portal swirl the spirits of all Aavegotchis that ever existed. The Great Portal protects the Gotchiverse Citaadel, taking in return a small tithe of the Gotchus Alchemica harvested from the Gotchiverse.
The Grid encompasses everything outside of the Citaadel. Parcels in the Grid are much more plentiful, but owners should beware -- Liquidators are lurking in every corner. Grid Parcels can build both Walls and Towers.
A key landmark in the Grid is the Aarena.
Although Aavegotchis are frenly, they do realize that aggressive urges need an outlet, which is why they created the Aarena.
Within the Aarena, Aavegotchis with high enough Spirit Force (Aave-powered interest-bearing aTokens) can battle against each other in epic Battle Royales, competing for the Spirit Force of their opponents.
Liquidators dare not enter into the Aarena, instead opting to frequent the Phantastic Grounds, another friendly-fire area that also allows Liquidators to enter.
Locked Parcels that will not be unlocked until the beginning of Act 2.
REALM Parcel Sizes
Parcels come in three sizes, with each size providing greater deposits of Alchemica* and more building space
- Humble: Contain smol deposits of Alchemica and building space
- Reasonably Sized: Contain reasonable deposits of Alchemica and building space
- Spacious: Contain huge deposits of Alchemica and building space
*Exact Material amounts are calculated by Chainlink VRF upon purchase.
Owners of REALM parcels can employ their Aavegotchis (and those of others) to farm their REALM parcels, producing quantities of resources known as Gotchus Alchemica. These resources can be combined to create powerful structures known as Installations.
The Gotchiverse is an open-ended social space where players can engage in myriad activities, such as farming, crafting, trading, and combat.
Although there are no victory conditions or “end of game” scenarios, one overarching goal of the Gotchiverse is to collect Alchemica to bolster your parcel to produce more yield, and build defensive structures in preparation for the coming of the Prophecy, and the great Liquidator invasion.
Players that possess Liquidator Credits can opt to play as Liquidators. Liquidator Credits can be earned by completing tasks, referring friends, participating in airdrops, or other ways. They can also be purchased with GHST.
The main goal of a Liquidator is to collect loose Alchemica that has been spilled around the Gotchiverse, but they can also engage in combat with Aavegotchis and offensive Installations to earn Alchemica.
Liquidators are envisioned as a free-to-play entry point to the Gotchiverse Realm, with no cap on supply and limited collectability.
Socializing in the Gotchiverse
Aavegotchis love socializing with their frens, and their favorite place to hang out is inside the Gotchiverse!
By default, text chat will be enabled for all Gotchis in proximity to each other. REALM Parcel owners can also construct special Installations on their parcels to enable voice chat for Gotchis within a Parcel, and upgrade the Installation to support global voice chat.
Gotchis can also band together to go on Aadventures together, exploring dungeons, fighting Liquidators and other baaddies to earn rewards. Aadventures are special regions outside of the main Gotchiverse where Aavegotchis can put their stats and wearables to work while exploring, battling NPC enemies, and gaining experience and resources. But they don’t last forever!
Gotchus Alchemica (ERC20 tokens) are the four elements of the Gotchiverse: Fud, Fomo, Alpha, and Kek. They can be combined to craft Installations and Aesthetica, among other uses.
Gotchus Alchemica can be extracted from REALM in four distinct ways:
- Alchemical Channeling: Aavegotchis can channel their energy directly into the REALM Parcel, exchanging their Kinship for a helping of Alchemica.
- Communal Channeling: Aavegotchis can also collectively channel Alchemica when a Gotchi Lodge Installation has been built upon the REALM Parcel. In order to participate in communal channeling, the Aavegotchi must be wearing the associated Guild Insignia and be present on the REALM Parcel during the ritual. For every additional Aavegotchi participating in the Communal Channeling ritual, Alchemica will be farmed more rapidly.
- Farming: Once a Harvester has been built, Alchemica begin accruing passively, with x amount going into the Reservoir, y amount spilling over to the nearby map, and z amount going to the Great Portal
- Harvesting: Aavegotchis and Liquidators can roam the map, collecting loose Alchemica spilled from mining.
Building on REALM parcels
Installations are special structures built on top of your REALM Parcel. Installations are crafted via various combinations of Alchemica, and can be freely traded for GHST in the Aavegotchi Baazaar.
Confirmed Installations include:
|Alchemical Aaltar||The most important Installation on the Parcel. Initially used for Alchemical Channeling with the Parcel’s linked Aavegotchi. Can also be upgraded to further the tech tree of various other Installations. Included with REALM parcel.|
|Gotchi Lodge||The social hub of a Parcel. Can be upgraded to support voice chat within the Parcel or globally for Guild members. Aavegotchis can link to a Guild House to engage in communal channeling, a spectral ritual that lowers kinship but increases the Alchemical channeled to each Aavegotchi for a short period.|
|Harvesters||Harvesters allow Parcels to harvest Alchemica from the Parcel without relying on Aavegotchi’s Alchemical channeling. Harvesters are initially not very accurate, and a large portion of the Alchemica extracted from the Realm will be spilled around the premises, for nearby Aavegotchis or Liquidators to capture.|
|Reservoirs||Reservoirs store the Alchemica harvested by Harvesters. Initially the storage is quite small, but can be upgraded over time.|
|Walls||Walls are defensive structures that can be built to enclose ones’ Parcel and prevent spilled Alchemica from being stolen. Walls can be upgraded to improve their toughness.|
|Towers||Towers are offensive structures that can be built to protect against Liquidator raids. They can be upgraded to improve their traits. Towers cannot be built inside the Citaadel premises, except in certain special regions.|
|Black Hole||Black Holes are powerful, mystical objects that exert a gravitational pull on all nearby Liquidators, slowly draining their health and bringing them closer towards the Parcel.|
|NPC as Dapps||Dapps will be playable directly within the Gotchiverse. An early example of this will be the GotchiDEX dapp, a DEX specially created for providing liquidity for the Gotchus Alchemica. A developer SDK will be created to allow other developers to re-skin their smart contract frontends to work as NPCs within the Gotchiverse.|
Installations take a certain number of blockchain blocks to finish constructing, but this time can be reduced by spending GLMR (GAX Liquidity Mining Rewards), an in-game currency that can be earned by providing liquidity on the Gotchus Alchemica Exchange (GAX).
Aesthetica are aesthetic NFTs that can be added to a Parcel, but do not affect its Alchemica or other statistics. They just look dope.
The total supply of REALM is 420,069. Initially, 155,069 REALM will be unlocked and distributed over a period of two years (Act 1). They make up the Citaadel and the Grid. The remaining REALM are currently obscured in an area known as The Beyond. As certain game milestones are reached, these REALM will be unlocked to offer new game experiences (Acts 2-3).
REALM Parcels will be distributed in two main ways:
Method 1: Incentivized GBM Auctions (80%)
The primary distribution method for REALM Parcels will be the incentivized GBM auction system. Participants will be able to select and bid on specific parcels from within the Gotchiverse world map. If a bidder is outbid, their bid will be refunded, alongside an “incentive” reward in GHST.
Method 2: Raffle (20%)
The secondary distribution method for REALM Parcels will be Chainlink VRF-powered Raffles. Participants will enter via Drop Tickets that are used for Portal and REALM Raffles. Drop Tickets can be earned by holding summoned Aavegotchis, participating in Missions, or by converting FRENS points or other Raffle tickets at a rate of 10,000 FRENS points per Drop Ticket. Begin accruing FRENS points now by staking GHST.