The Brawlerverse bell rang on March 30, 2022 and the WAX team achieved a lot in a short month – along with the help of WAX Community. Let’s just revisit the highlights and give everyone a pat on the back.
Blockchain Brawlers Beta Begins
Following two rounds of action-packed "Founder's Edition" Legendary 1-of-1 auctions, the Blockchain Brawlers beta game went live on March 30.
In the first week alone, there was $357 million in transactions.
And it wasn't long before the game caught the attention of Yahoo! News, CBS, Cointelegraph, CoinDesk, Crypto News-Herald, Coinstack and more.
If you haven’t been following the game, then you can check out the beginner’s guide here.
Economy Changes, Shifts and Turns
The WAX team always said the Beta would threw up new learnings and during the month the team watched and analyzed gameplay in action. It was then that the tokenomics team realized that some game economy changes were needed.
The initial set of changes were implemented to address the Gold NFT drop rates across the board and the power curves on BRWL for four of the five rarities. These changes were made with the longevity of Blockchain Brawlers in mind.
The great news is that these changes have yielded the results desired. The economy is now coming into shape as the flywheel starts to spin.
Also, after careful consideration, and with the community's best interests in mind, the WAX team initiated the "Big Burn," where the total BRWL pool dropped from 1 trillion down to 1 billion tokens, further solidifying the game's sound economic standing for generations to come.
PvP is also well on its way as we look toward transitioning from the "Mining Phase" into a more gameplay-heavy phase where Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering, is heading the project.
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Legendary 1-of-1 Auction Highlights
"Founder's Edition" Legendary 1-of-1 auctions continued throughout the month of April on WAX Digital Auctions with sales totalling more than 5.6M WAXP. The NFTs with the top bids include Dave Racing Greene (165,648.83 WAXP), The Glitterati Kid (130,536 WAXP) and Grand Canyon (111,000 WAXP).
The auctions are ongoing, check them out here!
Get Swaggy and Strut Your Stuff
Last month the WAX team also introduced Swag Kits and Profile Pictures (PFP). These give players the opportunity to permanently reskin Standard Brawlers and then show off their creations.
The first Swag Kit released was the "Neon Freak" Swag with colorful retro spandex, followed later by the "Shoulders and Spikes" Swag to promote each player’s Brawler's rough and tough side.
Plus, the "Founder's Edition" Legendary Brawlers and Swagged Brawlers have access to a special PFP that can be used across social media channels — because who wouldn't want to be front and center?
A Bright Spring and Summer to Come
The future is indeed bright for Blockchain Brawlers!
As JustMike has said, "April was one heck of a month, but May is already shaping up to be even more exciting with the deployment of four new features leading into our biggest marketing and promotional push ever."
Summer aims to bring even more to the squared circle, including Factions and Leaderboard competitions, a new Brawler or two and plenty of fun to boot.
The rowdiest play-to-earn game in the Brawlerverse continues to heat up. Keep Brawling, crafting and earning to prepare for the wildest ride of your blockchain life.
Get out there, Brawlers!