Latest Wolf Game News
Wolf Game is set to launch "The Peak," an all-or-nothing player versus player (PvP) arena that offers $WOOL prizes, according to a press release shared with Lucky Trader.
- The Peak is an all-or-nothing PvP arena, first of its kind in Wolf Game
- Players will compete in three different games with $WOOL prizes
- The game library and prize types are set to expand in the future
- The Peak introduces tiered system of play, each with escalating entry fee and prizes
After teasing from the Shepherd in recent weeks, Wolf Game is set to unveil its latest innovation, "The Peak," by the end of this week. The PvP arena allows players, whether Wolf Game loyalists or newcomers, to compete in three games, with the goal of expanding the game library and cryptocurrency prize types in the future.
The initial games at The Peak include Wolf Wits, Tug of WOOL, and WATER Wall. Each offers a unique gaming experience where players aim to outwit their opponents, win rounds, or create streams linking opposing sides respectively.
Each game has been teased in GIF form via the Wolf Game Twitter account in recent days, providing players with a glimpse of what's to come. Users can expect the following from each respective game:
- Wolf Wits: Direct your collection of sheep and wolves in a card game.
- Tug of WOOL: Try and outwit your opponents in a game theory rich take on "tug of war."
- WATER Wall: Build a stream linking sides of a board before your opponent can in this digital take on a traditional board game.
Alongside The Peak, Wolf Game continues its established full gameplay, spread across 100 Farm Communities, allowing competitive collection and looting of resources. These resources can be used on The Peak for purchasing and utilizing power-ups.
The Peak also implements a tiered system of play - The Base, The Slope, and The Summit. Each level has an escalating entry fee and escalating prize in $WOOL. Players will need Energy and $WOOL to compete, with Wolves having an advantage due to their more efficient energy conversion to Peak Credits.
📊 By the Numbers
To date, Wolf Game's journey has included prize pools of up to 500 million $WOOL and NFT trading volumes of more than $100 million.
🔜 What's Next
The Peak is expected to launch by week's end, with the aforementioned games available at that time.
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Ready to test your mettle in The Peak when it launches? Visit game.wolf.game to start your journey.
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Wolf Game will implement token burns for multiple in-game actions later this week as a result of the latest $WOOL governance vote.
- Token burns include: Change Communities, Use a Farmer, Attempt to Steal, Loot, and Sabotage
- Change communities costs 100 $WOOL, while all others require 200
- Burned WOOL reduces overall supply
WOOL token holders, through the WOOL Governance process, recently voted to initiate substantial token burns for various in-game actions. These burns will impact multiple aspects of gameplay, with 100 WOOL burned for Change Communities, 200 WOOL for Use a Farmer, Attempt to Steal, Loot, and Sabotage. This decision, driven by the community, demonstrates how WOOL Governance allows players to actively influence and enhance their gaming experience.
The token burns are not only a reflection of player preferences but also have the potential to impact WOOL's overall value. As tokens are burned, the total supply decreases, which could lead to an increase in the value of the remaining tokens.
📊 By The Numbers
Wolf Game assets have been sliding downward over the last few months, after spiking in activity and excitement around the launch of the full game at the end of 2022.
While $WOOL is up almost seven percent at $0.01, the Wolf Game ecosystem token is down 34 percent in the last month and nearly 90 percent in the last year according to data provided by CoinGecko.
Similarly, the price of Wolf Game's main collection NFTs continues to slide. The price of sheep, make up the floor of the collection, has fallen steadliy and is also down 34 percent over the last month.
❗️Why It Matters
Disparaged by many as "silly," the $WOOL governance token is working as excpected, allowing active community members and players to have a say over the future of the game. While the decisions may seem rather inconsequential now, the WOOL token burn decision could lead to a notable reduction of token supply over time, potentially influencing the value of $WOOL and creating a unique interplay between the game's economy and player actions.
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Last night, the official Wolf Game Twitter account tweeted, "Farmers Market: Opening Soon!! Prepare Your Wool," with a .gif showing multiple Wolf Game characters holding pouches of wool.
🔎 The Deets
- While we don't yet know what exactly The Shepherd has in mind here, it's clear that another $WOOL sink mechanism is coming to the ecosystem.
- In the hours since the tweet, the price of $WOOL is up from $0.01441 to $0.0147723. According to Coingecko, $WOOL had hit an all-time low price of $0.01215057 about five hours before the announcement.
🎤 Community Feedback
Community said we need wool burn, shep is like...'Hold my beer.'@YathirajShetty4
The Shepherd detailed a handful of new updates to Wolf Game's "full game" on Thursday.
The following have been updated per the Shepherd:
- ENS name display in-game.
- Farmers have come to life, moving in-game.
- View the wallets of other players and analyze previous moves.
- Bathhouse owners can view recharging times.
- Sheep/Wolf owners can view the structures in which they are breeding or recharging more easily.
❗Why It Matters
It seems like so long ago (it wasn't that long ago) that Wolf Game was at the forefront of the conversation in web3...and while it may not be the hot topic, the Shepherd keeps building and the game keeps on keeping on. As simple as that seems, simply operating as intended is a major positive for an industry fraught with failed executions and major delays. The Wolf Game ecosystem has produced a rabid community of low-key players in a highly strategic game, and the continued updates should only further fuel the base.
🎤 Community Quotes
Oh boy! Things are heating up in the valley!Filthy
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The Shepherd has introduced a handful of gameplay improvements to Wolf Game, according to a tweet from the project.
❗Why It Matters
Though Wolf Game isn't dominating headlines like at the turn of the year, the gameplay remains relatively smooth and the major execution risk that came with the launch of the full game has slowly subsided. Minor improvements and the introduction of more social components (like in-play ENS support) should only help maintain or attract new users.
The following minor updates were made:
- Identify players with ENS in-game.
- Recognize sheep and wolves delegated to you on map.
- Contribute to community silos beyond Level 4.
- Woolpaper clarifications on Land Sale.
🎤 Community Quotes
Love the ENS domain part! Thanks Shep. justKAWS
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Wolf Game announced several in-game updates on Friday morning aimed at resolving technical bugs and improving the experience for players.
Farmers are here to protect your Sheep. I am here to protect the integrity of the game.— Wolf Game (@wolfdotgame) January 6, 2023
The one-time adjustments below have been made to Farmers to reflect technical bugs that are now resolved.
I am also working on Farmer status visibility.
- The Shepherd
Why It Matters: While the initial weeks of gameplay have been largely praised by the community, a few bugs have popped up surrounding the application of Farmers to a player's Land or Sheep.
The adjustments include changes to Farmers that were in a Boosting state but should have been Cooling Down, as well as those used for Land tax Boosting but did not receive the expected multiplier. These updates aim to protect the integrity of the game and ensure that Farmers can effectively function.
Action Items: For more information on Wolf Game, check out Lucky Trader's complete guide to the ecosystem.
Wolf Game officially launched, according to a Thursday morning tweet from the project.
The highly anticipated launch comes just two days after the official release of the Woolpaper, which provides detailed updates about the future of Wolf Game and all its moving parts.
The announcement came to much fanfare from the Wolf Game community, but the Shepherd insisted that rushing into the game is not necessary, telling followers that "time of entry to the game has nearly zero effect on game outcomes."
Wolf Game holders can access the game at game.wolf.game, where a full suite of resources is awaiting them.
In addition to the launch, two minor updates to the Woolpaper were provided with the launch.
Wolf Game released the full "Woolpaper" on Monday night, detailing highly-anticipated mechanics ahead of the expected Full Game launch coming this week.
The game will utilize a "hybrid Web 3-Web 2 architecture", with gameplay occurring off-chain and ownership of assets entirely on-chain.
Assets across the ecosystem have surged ahead of launch, with the following increases over the last seven days according to Blur:
- Sheep are up 17 percent, with a floor of 0.85 ETH. The Wolf floor sits at 8.6 ETH, with the animal collection doing 1,821 ETH of volume.
- Farmers rose 122% to a 0.82 floor, with 790 ETH of volume.
- Land holds a 0.44 ETH floor, up 47% over the last seven days on 979 ETH of volume.
The Woolpaper highlights macro-level game theory and micro-games based on psychology and economics, with players competing in risk-based decisions to win WOOL and yield resources.
Most of the game will take place on The Farm, which is made up of Land plots in Communities 1-100. Community 0, now referred to as "The Peak", is a special area where Wolves will breed and recharge. The Peak will also periodically host a "massive multiplayer competition for WOOL", with details released in advance of the first game. Players must have both WOOL and a Sheep or Wolf to participate in the event.
Energy is expended to take actions within the game, with levels varying based on the type of animal and Generation. Animals must recharge using an open Bathhouse — unlike the time-regeneration of energy seen in Cave Game.
Three structures are highlighted in the Woolpaper:
- Barns: Where a pair of sheep can breed — and can only be built on The Farm.
- Bathhouses: Where a single Sheep or Wolf recharges. Sheep can only use Bathhouses on The Farm, while Wolves must utilize the structures on The Peak.
- Dens: Where Wolves breed, and can only be built on The Peak.
These structures are all upgradable via resources, which reduces the time to breed. A minimum WOOL fee will be charged for the use of each structure, with Landowners also able to set their own fee parameters.
The release also introduces five new in-game, off-chain resources:
- Grass, Stone, Water, and Wood are collected from Land, with the outputs varying based on the composition of each plot. Community Silos can be built to increase daily production rate of resources — but are susceptible to sabotage by Wolves.
- Chops are a new resource involved in the Sheep and Wolf breeding processes and can be acquired from 'The Butcher' by burning sheep. Chops are also obtainable during the 'Courting phase' of breeding.
- The five resources will be exchangeable in-game via an Automatic Market Maker (AMM), which provides "high liquidity, low transaction costs, and the same price discovery algorithm we are all familiar with," according to the Woolpaper.
Breeding is a significant component of Wolf Game, with Farmers providing both protection and 'advancement' for Sheep during the process. Wolves may try to steal during the initial Breeding phase (Courting), in which they receive either Chops or the offspring. The outcome of stealing depends on several variables, including the Alpha Score of the Wolf.
Farmers also play a role in the collection of resources, providing boosts on yield and protection from Wolves.
Weather is another new factor introduced, which impacts the collection of resources. Three different types (Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy) are independently present across communities, with the weather updating each day at midnight based on a 60-day weather forecast.
The Woolpaper also details several 'Looting Games', which are risk-based decisions that are played during resource gathering and other gameplay situations.
Delegation will also be available to players, allowing others to play assets without transferring ownership. Sheep or Wolves can add a new wallet as a Delegate, allowing flexibility for large accounts or less active players.
All WOOL spent in-game is either burned out of the ecosystem or added to Community Rewards, which are distributed during competitions on The Peak.
The release of the full Wolf Game is expected this week. Additional details on game mechanics can be found in the Woolpaper.
For more information on Wolf Game, check out Lucky Trader's comprehensive guide to the ecosystem.
Take a minute to catch up on the latest in the web3 space. Here are today's NFT market analysis, top movers, and upcoming mints:
Tyler Warner's NFT Market Summary
Monday was a slower day in the NFT markets, recording about 17,000 ETH in trading volume across marketplaces - the lowest in 10 days. But one project is catching major steam even in the volume downturn, and that is Wolf Game.
Wolf Game started heating up at the end of last week, with the end of the Alpha Game and Snowfro buying a rare Wolf for 77 ETH. Then Saturday the first part of the Woolpaper dropped, and the market started trending up. Well, it's in full steam now, with all of the project floors in the green, led by Farmers at 0.83 ETH (+43%) and Land at 0.5 ETH (+11%). The game's token, $WOOL, did fall about 40 percent from peak local highs around $0.06, now $0.043. Now all eyes turn to the release of the second part of the Woolpaper and the launch of The Full Game (expected soon).
The Gutter Cat Gang was another winner on the day, up to 2.48 ETH (+35%). Doodles Dooplicator jumped to 0.96 ETH (+20%) on a new roadmap announcement from the Doodles team, stating that the Dooplicators utility will be shared in Jan. 2023, Genesis Boxes will be revealed shortly after, and then Doodles 2 Beta will launch sometime in 2023. The Doodles floor was unchanged on the day, at 6.62 ETH. Colorspace was the big winner in Art Blocks world, jumping almost 100 percent to 1.86 ETH.
Trump NFTs continue their slow decline, now at 0.25 ETH (-15%). The OpenSea Polygon volume chart from this past weekend looks eerily similar to the few days of the Reddit NFT pump, where volume spiked off the charts for a few days and then returned to normal. Without extra liquidity in the Polygon market, it's hard to see the 45,000 Trump NFT set able to hold its floor (even if half still cannot be sold due to lack of gas).
In major NFT news, Yuga Labs hired a new CEO from Activision Blizzard. Daniel Alegre will replace Nicole Muniz, who will stay on as an advisor. Alegre has 16 years of experience at Google in a variety of positions before moving to Blizzard where he worked on Call of Duty, Diablo, Candy Crush, and World of Warcraft.
Elsewhere in Web3, Polygon has partnered with neo-bank hi to launch a Web3 debit card allowing both crypto and fiat payment at 90M merchants worldwide. And RTFKT partnered with Division Street to benefit University of Oregon student-athletes with 291 AR Helmet digital collectibles.
NFT Total Volume*
- Bored Ape Yacht Club (2,454 ETH, 64.2 ETH Floor Price)
- Moonbirds (1,258 ETH, 7.63 ETH Floor Price)
- Doodles (1,239 ETH, 6.62 ETH Floor Price)
- Azuki (1,175 ETH, 11.75 ETH Floor Price)
- Otherdeed (1,019 ETH, 1.3 ETH Floor Price)
NFT Floor Price Increase*
- Colorspace (96%, 1.86 ETH Floor Price)
- Wolfgame - Farmer (43%, 0.83 ETH Floor Price)
- Gutter Cat Gang (37%, 2.48 ETH)
- Dooplicator (20%, 0.96 ETH)
- Mutant Hound Collars (10%, 0.63 ETH Floor Price)
- Wolf Game - Land (11%, 0.5 ETH Floor Price)
NFT Floor Price Decrease*
- Meta Monopoly (-30%, 0.77 ETH Floor Price)
- Invisible Friends (-17%, 1.5 ETH Floor Price)
- COCKPUNCH (-11%, 0.67 ETH Floor Price)
- Keungz Genesis (-8%, 11 ETH Floor Price)
- Cel Mates (-12%, 0.35 ETH Floor Price)
Upcoming NFT Mints and Reveals
- NFL ALL DAY: Immaculate Reception (12:00 p.m. ET)
- Scottie Pippen Sneaker NFT Collection (2:00 p.m. ET)
- Seasons of Gangland (3:00 p.m. ET)
It's a lighter day of drops today, headlined by Scottie Pippen's virtual kicks drop. They're a bit pricey at 0.2 ETH, but they have just 1,000 supply. It will be worth watching to see how they move, though they seem to be priced pretty efficiently, so it's tough to see a ton of upside.
Otherwise, expect more editions (and open editions) to drop, as it is full-on OE SZN right now. Yesterday saw Jak and Neurocolor make notable edition drops, and look for more artists to capitalize on the momentum created by Lascaux.
For all volume and floor price data, see Lucky Trader's Project Rankings page.
For all upcoming mints, see Lucky Trader's Project Schedule page.
*data retrieved at 8:00 a.m. ET. Volume and percentages are based on the last 24 hours. Notable projects are included, typically with a 0.25 ETH minimum on the projects listed in this roundup.
Wolf Game has seen a spike in volume over the past 24 hours, with a notable buy from Art Blocks founder Snowfro driving demand ahead of the project's Full Game launch.
The artist made waves on Thursday with an open offer on Twitter to A8 Wolf owners (the highest-tier asset in the ecosystem) that included 75 ETH and several unminted Squiggles:
🙌— Erick / Snowfro / 🦩 / LAO / #️⃣ / 🔴 (@ArtOnBlockchain) December 15, 2022
Offer is on all g0a8.
+++ Will toss in two unminted Chromie Squiggles to sweeten the deal.
The offer was accepted late Thursday night, and added to the growing excitement around the project with the launch of Full Game coming in the near future.
Alpha Game, the final event prior to the full release according to The Shepherd, ended on Thursday morning. Notable Web3 builder Gmoney took home the top place in the event, with over 76M $WOOL divided up between players who staked in his pack.
That's a wrap on Alpha Game! 🐺👑⚔️— brydisanto.eth (🐺,🐺) (@brydisanto) December 15, 2022
As it turns out, who you staked with mattered enormously from a winnings standpoint.
— The top pack returned ~12X the $WOOL of the bottom pack.
— @gmoneyNFT was crowned top Alpha & victor, but @Wongsworth won the 🏆 for most lucrative pack. pic.twitter.com/sxU5Z9UQBa
WOOL is currently trading at 0.036 cents, up 24% over the last 24 hours.
All assets in the collection have also seen significant volume increases over the last 24 hours. The floor of animals currently sits at 0.714 ETH, up 21% in the last 24 hours on 354 ETH of volume. Farmers are up 5% on the day, with land rising 29% to a .426 floor.
Landowners with the mysterious 'Community Zero' designation saw their assets revealed earlier this week, with new attributes such as 'Peak Level' and 'Peak Location' displaying alongside the snowy parcels. The top-tier peaks currently hold a floor of 30 ETH, with the overall C0 floor at 6.9 ETH.
The project's 'Woolpaper' is expected to drop in the coming days, with the launch of Full Game coming shortly after.
For more information on Wolf Game, check out our comprehensive guide to the ecosystem.