Recently it was announce that BANG! Defense x HashKings will be coming to an end. Consequently, a slow transition to a new ecosystem and backend will be done over the next couple of months.
This will be a lengthy process, and many tokenomic details need to be hashed out. Until a new ecosystem is setup, HashKings will still provide BUDS for the current reward pools so you can continue earning rewards.
In addition to ecosystem changes, BANG! Defense will no longer have access to any development resources provided by HashKings. This results in major changes to our development team, and codebase.
This post will document all major changes that will happen to BANG! Defense in the near future, and how they will be handled.
With the end of the BANG! Defense x HashKings partnership, a whole new ecosystem will need to be built to replace the HK one. This part of the transition will likely take the longest. Tokenomics are not something that can be rushed, and we will need time and resources to do this.
While a new ecosystem is being developed for BANG! Defense, players will still be able to earn and spend BUDS. Slowly, the BUDS reward pool will be reduced as it's replaced with new pools. The plan is to introduce 2 new separate token pools. One will be for the BANG! Defense utility token (TBA), and the other will be for misc. Hive Engine tokens. Additionally, you will still be able to earn NFT rewards by playing BANG! Defense. In the future, new types of reward NFTs will be introduced.
A new utility token will be introduced to BANG! Defense. While the details for this token are still being determined, a few things are certain:
- The token can be traded on the Hive Engine
- The token can be earned by playing BANG! Defense
- The token will provide a variety of functionality within the BANG! Defense ecosystem
Understanding exactly how the utility token will be used will ensure a healthy ecosystem. These functionalities will also act as a deflation mechanism for the token. More information regarding this utility token will be released in the future. Feel free to share your ideas in the Discord.
It is still very important to both BANG! Defense and HashKings reward those of you who purchased NFTs. All NFTs that you have purchased in the Beta will still be supported in BANG! Defense. Additionally, the HashKings team is planning the development of new game that will support existing BANG! Defense NFTs. Of course, we will still continue to find more ways to add utility to BANG! Defense NFTs as we move forward.
BANG! Defense relied on a lot of HK infrastructure to handle NFT distribution and rewards. Additionally, much of the backend was handled by the HK team. Since we no longer have access to this, these features will need to be redone from scratch. The three major things to be replaced are the: Smart Contracts, Backend, NFT/Token Distribution
Once I have a better understanding of everything that needs to be done, I will create a roadmap outlining tentative release dates. Please understand this is a lot of work for a single person, and it will take some time. Your patience is appreciated.
Most of the development team who helped work on BANG! defense were from HashKings. They will be transitioning to other projects after the end of the partnership. Consequently, there will be fewer hands on deck when it comes to development. As of now, BANG! Defense is being development by one person (myself).
Over the past few months, I have not been able to work on BANG! Defense for personal reasons. Please understand that many of these factors were out of my control. Nonetheless, I wanted to apologize for my uncalled hiatus. I am back as a sole developer, and will continue developing BANG! Defense as a passion project.
As BANG! Defense continues to grow, we will look into expanding our development team with more designers in the future.
Originally, BANG! Defense P2E revolved around earning the token BUDS from the HashKings ecosystem. As our partnership comes to an end, BANG! Defense will also be changing it's reward system. While we initially had a league/leaderboard system, this we need to be redesigned. Instead, the tentative plan is to introduce two new leaderboards (Total Score, Total CP). Additionally, contests will be introduced providing even more ways for you to earn rewards.
Leaderboards (Total Score, Total CP)
Two leaderboard will be added to BANG! Defense initially.
Total Score: For those who participated in closed beta, you may remember the Total Score leaderboard. This leaderboard factors in both your game score and Total CP. However, one change would be how the total CP is factored in. Instead of just multiplying the final score by your Total CP, a weighted formula will be used instead. This will allow players will less CP to fairly compete in the total score leaderboard.
In the future, we may plan to reimplement leagues. However, there are more important things to prioritize in development first.
Total CP: The final leaderboard will be solely based on your Total CP, allowing you to earn passive income. Since playing is a higher priority than collecting, the reward pool for this leaderboard will be smaller than that of the Total Score.
Contests are special events that will be held occasionally. Different contests will have different themes, like "Most Kills", "Most Damage", etc. A select number of top players in the contest will share a pool of rewards! Contest will also not factor in total CP, so all players will be on equal playing field.
Of course, other ways of earning rewards will be added in the future. However, just focusing on Contest and Leaderboards for now will ensure we can get those up and running as soon as possible.
This roadmap is still a work in progress. As we find more things to work on, it will be added here.
- Setup new Backend
- Total Score Leaderboard
- Will initially be linked to the BUDS pool
- Fix any remaining bugs with towers (sorry it took so long)
- New Reward Pool (Misc. Hive Tokens)
- Total CP Leaderboard
- Introduction of new Utility Token
- New Reward Pool (Utility Token)
- Release of Reward NFTs (TBA)
- Fully automated contests + more categories