GOG on Immutable zkEVM

Greetings, Guardians!

Guild of Guardians is advancing into a new era by migrating from ImmutableX to the groundbreaking Immutable zkEVM! Immutable zkEVM, powered by Polygon, is the first of its kind - a chain for games that offers EVM compatibility, low cost, massive scale, and Ethereum security. We will also be integrating with Immutable Passport at launch, the next generation of web3 wallets, bringing together seamless social logins, enterprise grade security supercharged with web3 features like digital asset management.

This marks a significant leap in our journey, enhancing the gaming experience for all Guardians.

Why Immutable zkEVM?

Immutable zkEVM isn't just a change; it's a game-changer! This technology offers a plethora of benefits, ensuring that Guild of Guardians remains at the forefront of gaming innovation.

  • Advanced Game Interactions: With Immutable zkEVM, Guild of Guardians can build sophisticated interactions in-game using smart contracts instead of finding trusted workarounds. 
  • Enhanced web3 development capabilities: The chain’s compatibility with Solidity and the broader Ethereum ecosystem opens a world of possibilities, allowing us to leverage existing content and resources across web3. This not only enhances our development capabilities but also enables smoother and richer in-game experiences.
  • Robust Ethereum-grade security with speed: Guild of Guardians maintains the robustness of Ethereum-grade security and the efficiency of low-cost, rapid transactions
  • Advanced Tokenomic functions: Future staking programs on Immutable zkEVM can be trustless and with more complex logic than what could be implemented previously with ImmutableX. This will allow a significant enhancement to the user experience for $GOG staking participants. 
  • Empowering Community Development: The composability on Immutable zkEVM paves the way for community developers to contribute to and expand the Guild of Guardians ecosystem, with EVM compatibility supporting diverse ecosystem partners and user-generated content.

In essence, Immutable zkEVM is not just an upgrade. It's a transformative leap forward for Guild of Guardians, setting new benchmarks in user experience, security, and technological prowess in the gaming world.

This migration aligns perfectly with our roadmap, allowing our Q2 2024 Global launch to stay on course.

Why Immutable Passport? 

We will also be integrating Immutable Passport at launch, a universal gamer profile that streamlines onboarding for players through passwordless sign-on and automated wallet creation:

  • Frictionless sign up and sign ins: Passport allows new users to create a Guild of Guardians account with Google, Apple or email, lowering the onboarding friction. It also simplifies and streamlines the login process for GOG with password-less sign-ins. 
  • Automated Wallet Creation: Passport offers a non-custodial wallet that never holds users’ private keys nor is involved in signing transactions. Additionally, players can also choose to connect their existing Metamask wallets within Passport to access existing assets.
  • Seamless Signing: Passport also offers seamless signing to enable a better player experience while ensuring transaction signing can only be initiated by the end user via their device.
  • Enterprise-grade security: Passport ensures that only the holder of the corresponding private key can gain access — allowing gamers to remain protected and in control of their assets. 
  • Unified Access to the whole Immutable ecosystem: Passport gives you access to all games and marketplaces powered by Immutable so your assets, funds, and achievements travel with you.

For web3 games to reach millions of traditional gamers, onboarding must be invisible, secure, and work across any game. This frictionless onboarding process is crucial to our ambition of introducing millions of players to the Guild of Guardians universe.

Gas Free for Gamers Initiative

We understand that gas fees are a consideration for players. With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Guild of Guardians will be part of Immutable’s ‘Gas Free for Gamers’ initiative. We will be sponsoring gas fees for all Immutable Passport users, abstracting away these fees to enable frictionless onboarding and providing a streamlined gaming experience initially. This means that for Passport users, gas fees will be effectively nonexistent. You can immerse in blockchain activities like crafting and transfers without the concern of gas fees, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted gaming journey. More details will be shared on this ahead of launch. 

We’re dedicated to creating a gaming environment where accessibility and advanced technology go hand in hand, fostering a community where everyone can fully immerse themselves in the rich, dynamic world of Guild of Guardians.

Migration Plans

We will be migrating all existing GOG NFTs from ImmutableX to Immutable zkEVM in Q1 2024 next year, ahead of GOG’s global launch. In line with this migration, the current iteration of The Guild’s Treasure will be wrapping up at the end of 2023, with the final distribution by the end of January. Our plan following this pause is to launch future active staking programs with Guild Guardians Limited on Immutable zkEVM. We’ll share more in future updates.

During the migration period, players will have the opportunity to link their Metamask wallets to a Passport account before the migration, ensuring a hassle-free transfer of NFTs to zkEVM, with all migration costs covered by Immutable.

If players do not link their Metamask wallets to a Passport account before the migration date, their GOG NFTs will still be migrated to zkEVM to the same Metamask wallet address. However, in order to be able to use these NFTs in the Guild of Guardians game, players will need to transfer them from their Metamask wallet to Passport on zkEVM, which will likely involve transfer/gas fees.

We will share comprehensive details and guides on the migration process in early 2024.

NFT Metadata Update During Migration

As part of GOG’s reboot, we’ve made significant changes to our game as part of our shift towards a Squad RPG. Part of these changes include game design tweaks, and narrative overhauls that have resulted in new naming conventions we will be using going forward. 

During this migration, we will be updating the metadata of all Guardian NFTs to reflect these updates and synchronize with the game. This includes renaming factions, elements, and classes, and introducing new features like Radiance and Enlightenment. These updates are primarily cosmetic, preserving the core power and essence of your NFTs. We’ll also ensure that your NFTs’ mint #s are carried over in the migration. 

Factions have been renamed 

  • Horde -> Redeemers
  • Empire -> Imperials
  • Glade -> Keepers

Elements are now called Domain and have been renamed 

  • Fire -> Cinder
  • Water -> Hydris
  • Earth -> Terra
  • Dark -> Umbrus
  • Light -> Solas

Classes are now called Aptitude and have been adjusted 

  • Mage -> Intelligence
  • Melee -> Strength
  • Ranged -> Agility

Special Edition will now be called Chroma:

  • Normal
  • Warrior
  • Elite
  • Mythic
  • Champion (New)

Radiance will be added as a metadata with 4 variables 0, 1, 2, 3

Enlightenment will be added as a metadata with 15 variables from 1 to 15

You can find the list of planned metadata changes for each Guardian here.

Lastly, we will be reducing the royalty fee on GOG Avatar NFTs when we migrate them to Immutable zkEVM. We want to experiment with a lower royalty fee on a smaller set of NFTs to see how it affects overall trading volume. We believe that with this change, we will see a higher trading volume of Avatars and this will also lead to an increase in staking rewards for the community. 

Got questions? Read our Support FAQ here.

Join Us Going Forward

This migration is a monumental step for Guild of Guardians, aligning with our vision of offering an unmatched gaming adventure in Elderym. Our focus remains on delivering an exceptional experience to you, our dedicated Guardians. 

Don’t miss our 2023 EOY Townhall on December 20th, 10am AEDT on Discord, where Chris Clay our Game Director will provide the latest updates on the game and our progress since F&F heading into the January Regional Test Launch and answer the community’s questions. 

Ready to step into the Guild of Guardians Ecosystem? There’s a plethora of ways for you to dive in:

🤝 Connect with Fellow Guardians! Jump into our Discord and immerse yourself in our bustling community of like-minded enthusiasts.

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