Vandals are definite outcasts in our society ー for obvious reasons. They are unruly, disobedient, and troublesome. They’re a pain in the ass, to be exact. But vandals are getting a makeover, at least in the blockchain space, with the rollout of a promising non-fungible token (NFT) project that aims to represent their image.
No pesky spray paints, chaos, street rumbles, and drugs; just a killer way (not literally) of celebrating web3 life. Hop in and see how these vandals can potentially impact the decentralized world.
What is Vandal City?
Vandal City is an NFT collection of 10,000 hooded “vandals” proliferating in the Solana blockchain. Apart from potential income from secondary sales, holders can also earn from staking and raffles offered by the project.
As for the Vandal NFTs, each avatar can evolve into cooler characters through holders’ participation in key tasks within the platform. Another interesting ability of these digital thugs is their immunity from losing their (XP) points or levels in Vandal City. In other words, their stats would never (ever) plunge into zero. But holders shouldn’t stay complacent as they need to keep guard and compete with their fellow collectors to rank higher on the platform.
In case you’ve been daydreaming of becoming a vandal (at least in the virtual world), you may snag one of these thugs on OpenSea or Magic Eden. Furthermore, if you want to know more about the way of the vandals, you may continue reading this article. For recent updates, also check out its official Twitter and Discord accounts.
The Vandal Lore
Vandal City is home to multimillionaires living in high, luxurious skyscrapers and private mansions. But their lush labyrinth is threatened by bank robbers and bandits who want to take over the city and forcefully obtain their riches.
Vandals may not yet be ready to change their ways, but they are about to change something that holders and collectors will surely love: their aesthetics.
The team behind Vandal City has recruited artists from the top-tier art platform Foundation.app to bring new life and oomph to these avatars. These highly-skilled artists will unleash over 140 new traits, adding more details to the already amazing art.
What are the Features of Vandal City?
While we do not praise or encourage illegal activities in real life, Vandal City offers an interesting concept of putting players in rubber (robbers’) shoes. You may not have the guts, boldness, and audacity to rob millionaires IRL, but you may do so in the collection’s game by playing as a robber to the wealthy and powerful.
Each Vandal NFT already has pre-equipped skills before entering the game, and the city’s challenges will test these skills to the fullest.
But before they can even rob, they must use $VAULT tokens to crack the codes protecting the millionaires’ vaults. If you’re interested in purchasing $VAULT right away, head to this link.
Train (Stake) Your Vandal
Holders can also stake or, in Vandal speak, “Train” their NFT characters to earn 12 $VAULT tokens per day.
And once your Vandal successfully enters the game’s City Gutter, your NFT will be eligible to earn 18 $VAULT every day. But the catch is, you can only gain this perk if you unstake from the smaller 12 $VAULT/ day staking. Sorry, you can’t have both.
What is Vandal City Gutter?
The City Gutter is a special place in the Vandal City universe, where holders must pay 500 $VAULT for each NFT they want to bring inside. But this cost wouldn’t remain the same as it is set to increase every week by 7.77% until it reaches a peak price of 777 $VAULT tokens. This price clock started ticking last August 6, 2022.
But what’s the purpose of entering this place and paying an extra $VAULT? Well, the best thing you can gain here is an upgraded character called ‘Gutter Vandal,’ which can potentially command a higher price.
These improved Vandals are the enhanced avatars we discussed earlier in the ‘Avatar Evolution’ section, and holders can only acquire these characters if they enter the City Gutter.
Once inside, the metadata of holders’ OG Vandal will automatically update, basically “erasing” their original NFT. In other words, holders cannot own the previous and new Vandal NFTs.
Right now, once the transformation happens, holders won’t see their new Gutter Vandals right away as they are still hiding behind silhouettes. Moreover, holders cannot bring their Vandals back into their original form after transitioning into new aesthetics.
Furthermore, if you’ve sold your Gutter Vandal, its new owner would need to re-enter the City Gutter. In other words, he or she wouldn’t be exempted from the gutter fee and would still need to pay 500 $VAULT despite purchasing the new Vandal NFT.
How Can I Increase My Vandal’s XP?
Holders may purchase loot crates to enhance their avatar’s XP points. These crates come in three types, and collectors can buy as many of these assets as they want. Here are the cost of each crate and how many XP points you can gain from each tier.
|Common||25 $VAULT||10-25 XP|
|Rare||100 $VAULT||50-25 XP|
|Legendary||250 $VAULT||175-325 XP|
Virtual Vending Machine
Vandal Vending is a raffle offering of Vandal City where holders can purchase tickets using $VAULT or $DUST tokens from DeGods. It will soon expand its options of tokens to accommodate more token holders.
In this raffle, players can win $VAULT tokens, Vandal NFTs, physical merchandise, or even whitelist spots on future Solana and Ethereum projects. Moreover, the team also notes that this raffle system aims to enhance the utility of free tokens earned by users from their Vandal City and DeGods staking.
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