Twitter Reacts to Azurians PFP Art
Bored and Dangerous and its parent project Jenkins the Valet floor prices are down a combined 75 percent Saturday after the art for its Azurians PFP was mocked across social media.
What on earth is this cursed shite— Cobie (@cobie) September 30, 2022
Jenkins the Valet is down 30 percent in the past 24 hours to 0.59 ETH and Bored and Dangerous is down 45 percent to 0.29 ETH in the same time period. Jenkins the Valet held a Twitter Spaces after the reveal to address the criticisms.
“Thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to join spaces and offer constructive feedback,” tweeted Jenkins the Valet. “We took a risk. It didn’t pay off.”
Azurians were announced as the PFP for Azurbala, a fictional jungle setting in the Jenkins the Valet metaverse. Despite not launching an NFT yet, the Azurbala community has started to generate lore and characters for the project, including stories about BalaBall, the “official sport of Azurbala,” Lady Vo, the matriarch of House Calypso; and Bala the Baker, the Azurbala baker from The Sprawls.
Even the most committed to the project weren’t immune to handing out criticism on the Azurians art.
The concept is dope but something is off... the fashion is clearly fire but the avatar - the pose, lack of facial expressions needs work https://t.co/DKzTmQsamg— Bala the Baker 📕 🔥 (@AzurbalaBaker) October 1, 2022
Those without a stake in the projects were much less kind.
Azurians look like Imma Degens that didn’t render all the way 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/vEtKcV74uA— hotlneblng.eth🍌 (@hotlneblng_) September 30, 2022
The NFT world has collectively agreed w/ 100% alignment on 3 things in the history of NFTs. The “down bad” Mt Rushmore of NFTs:— FameToClaim.eth (@FameToClaim) October 1, 2022
1) Kevin meme
2) MAYC proposal video
3) Azurians art
There will be a 4th eventually. Pray you are there to witness it.
There are 14,802 NFTs in the Bored and Dangerous collection which a majority of holders paid 0.15 ETH to mint (they were also free to claim for 6,942 Jenkins the Valet holders).
The project had received a lot of buzz after announcing a $12 million seed round led by powerhouse fund a16z Crypto.
Due to the criticism around the art, Jenkins the Valet recently announced it was postponing indefinitely the date of the book-burning mechanism, where book NFT holders could burn their NFTs and pay 0.08 ETH for an Azur Root, the NFT that would eventually morph into an Azurian.
The burning date was supposed to take place Oct. 3.
Tally Labs co-founder Valet Jones tweeted Saturday morning that the team was “right back after it today.” Tally Labs is the umbrella company for the Jenkins the Valet ecosystem.
It sucks to make mistakes and to get dunked on.— Valet Jones (@valetjones) September 30, 2022
But now that we’re here, the next step is coming back right, crushing it, and earning back trust.
All of @TallyLabsNFT is on this mission.
Fellow co-founder SAFA announced Friday night that the project would “reimagine what a PFP that comes to market WITH the community feel like.”
“Today was a misstep in what we know is a long journey of building @TallyLabsNFT. It’s what comes with building in public,” SAFA tweeted. “We’re lucky to have gotten this feedback before mint. We’ll take this opportunity reimagine what a PFP that comes to market WITH the community feels like.”