A Metaverse Run by Its Community

Alien Worlds & The Syndicates

A Metaverse Run by Its Community

On-Chain, This is The Way

For base layer protocols, removing the human element as much as possible is probably for the best, but for some things built on top of those protocols, humans remain the beating heart in many cases. DAO technology can be a human-centric governance framework that forces transparency at every step. Every vote cast, every decision made, they are all recorded on-chain for the world to see.

The Syndicates

The Syndicates are part of the base-layer of Alien Worlds and so this is why putting them on-chain as much as possible was an important priority for us. Their threshold for making decisions is high, but the ability to become a member is easy, allowing for both security and growth.

Custodians

As a community, we have the benefit of watching years of decentralized governance experiments. We won’t exhaust you with the research, but our experience has led us to the conclusion that direct or liquid voting on proposals one-by-one by the electorate does not yield positive results. At the end of the day, people have to be delegated to do the work. There are always questions about who is responsible for managing and executing those proposals after they are approved. So instead, we have made it possible that individuals from within the community can be elevated by Syndicate members as Custodians. We expect these Custodians to become responsible for proposal execution and management, and to be revered for their successes and held accountable for their failures.

Elections

In terrestrial democratic systems, the election cycle is usually measured in years. Organizing an in-person election is expensive and time consuming, but we have no such issues on the blockchain. Elections within Syndicates are set to take place every 7 days. The benefit is that any issues that arise with Custodians can be nearly immediately addressed by voters. The risk of elected official complacency that comes with years long election cycles is also mitigated. And there is nothing to prevent the electorate voting in the same Custodians week on week, for stability, if they choose.

Treasury Availability

The Alien Worlds can be treacherous. While some Syndicates may strive for peace others may declare war. It would be tragic for a Syndicate to be conquered by another and have their entire treasury, built up for many months now, pilfered. To prevent this, each treasury unlocks at a rate of 2% of the total amount per week. The amount available for the Custodian board to transfer out is called the ‘spendings account’. As soon as possible, we plan to make this mechanism linear and more larger, as the ecosystem matures.

Recognising Commitment — Your Vote Power Depends on your Token Amount and Token Duration

Token stake-weighted voting means that explorers who support their Syndicate by maintaining tokens have greater voting power. But tokens staked (locked) are not the only factor that should be considered when calculating influence. The length of time for which the tokens are committed is also a factor. Therefore the benefit your vote gives to a candidate (i.e., your total vote power) is a combination of the number of tokens and the lock up period. This is a way to empower committed but smaller token-holders to give them more of a voice, because good ideas can come from anyone anywhere.

Staying Active — Refreshing Your Votes Increases your Vote Power

Vote power goes down over time if left idle. This way, explorers who are less active cannot maintain vote power indefinitely. Vote power is more beneficial to the candidates you vote for if your votes were cast (refreshed) recently. So, refresh your votes!

Investing in the Future

We have a multi-year vision of what Alien Worlds can become and we look forward to sharing more of that vision throughout 2023. To that end, you will notice that 40% of the Daily Trilium Allocation to Planets (DTAP, excluding mining rewards) is now going to sat.worlds. The Daily Trilium Allocation to mining is unchanged, as is the Daily Trilium Allocation to Landowners (DTAL).

The Future of Alien Worlds

Alien Worlds will be bigger than mining and missions, but wherever it goes it will always be rooted in the community which is now empowered through the Syndicates. As co-owners of the future of Alien Worlds we hope Syndicates will embrace their power and invest in recruitment, gameplay development, and storytelling that will make Alien Worlds a more immersive experience for all its explorers. We can’t wait to see how they grow, what they produce, and how we can learn from them along the way. We look forward to working together.

Alien Worlds Offers the Social Metaverse to Play, Create, Share and Thrive!

With more than 8.3 million lifetime players and more than 9 million plays per day, Alien Worlds is consistently one of the top blockchain games on DappRadar ranking charts. Alien Worlds has inspired players to create, share and thrive in the social metaverse. The Federation would like to thank all Explorers for making this possible.

About the Alien Worlds Social Metaverse

What would you do, if you could create anything in the world? Join the Alien Worlds simulation of Earth’s economy using the Trilium (TLM) game token. Seek your fortune and thrive in the Trilium and NFT Social Metaverse. Get started by traveling through the Wormhole at alienworlds.io and start Mining at https://play.alienworlds.io/ Welcome to Alien Worlds!

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