Creator of PFP NFT projects DeGods and Yoots, DeLabs, has launched a new website ahead of the upcoming unveiling of its DeGods Season III and yoots2 feature expansion in July 2023.
The cryptic website appears inspired by the early Facebook days. DeLabs founder Rohun Frank Vora dubbed the site “performance art.”
The website would be an alternative to the conventional written roadmap approach, which it claimed is obtuse. According to the website, “Roadmaps are stupid.”
Potential Features of Upcoming DeGods and Yoots NFTs
The website launch led community members to search for clues to the hidden surprises and extra features (Easter eggs), speculating opportunities in-store for NFT holders in the upcoming features.
Clues and teasers on the website suggest DeLabs may introduce female DeGod avatars in season III and modify its gamified DUST token model.
Also, it further suggested a new approach to NFT holders’ IP rights that broadens with current models.
When introduced, the IP rights could allow NFT holders to become official license holders of a brand.
DeLabs unveiled a whitepaper for Yoots in August 2022. The whitepaper outlined a proposal for a unique NFT intellectual property.
However, the NFT creator said the whitepaper, which isn’t available on the Yoots website, is only “an approximation of the plan.”
The whitepaper detailed a potential copyright-style registration for the Yoots collection. In the Twitter Spaces Q&A, Frank shared insights into the IP rights’ making process.
He said the team spent the last seven months working with DeLabs legal firm to draft a new form of IP rights.
The Thought Behind DeLab’s New Website
Following the website announcement, Frank mentioned his affiliation with evocative branding during a Twitter Spaces Q&A session.
He said that there’s something about the early Facebook days. Back then, social media was just about connecting with people in your network.
Frank explained why he released the teaser website in the old-school Facebook page style. He said the internet is losing social connectedness as it expands.
While the continuous expansion makes good opportunities for creators to earn from good content, Frank thinks preserving social connectivity is crucial.
“I think that NFTs help you find your tribe on the internet. As a kid that grew up on the f*cking internet, I’ve always wanted a tribe. We’re going to try to build what we’ve always wanted here,” Frank said
Following DeGod’s launch in 2021 by Frank, the NFT project has cultivated a community around exclusive real-world events and social connections.
Among these real-world events is the beach event organized for DeGods NFT holders last Thursday, July 29.
This strategy saw DeGods become the most valuable NFT project on the Solana blockchain in 2022, prompting DeLabs to launch the subsequent project dubbed Yoots.
However, DeGods and Yoots left the Solana blockchain in January 2023. DeGods migrated to the Ethereum mainnet, and Yoots migrated to Polygon, an Ethereum layer-2 scaling network.
What drove Yoots into opting for Polygon was partly a $3 million grant from Polygon Labs.
As of the time of writing, DeGods NFTs price is down 15.2% in the last 24 hours with a floor price of 7.469 ETH (about $14,632) on secondary markets.
Yoots NFT floor price is also down 15.8% over the past 24 hours at 1.45 ETH (approx. $2,839)
DeGods, a Solana-based NFT project, has announced that it is ditching its roadmap in favor of a more organic approach to development. The project’s founder, Franky DeGods, said that he believes that roadmaps are “stupid” and that they “set unrealistic expectations.”
Instead, DeGods said that the project will be moving forward with a “build it and they will come” mentality. He said that the team will be focusing on building products and features that the community wants, rather than trying to predict what the future holds.
DeGods said that the project is inspired by the early days of Facebook, when the company was constantly iterating and experimenting. He said that he believes that this is the best way to build a successful NFT project.
The decision to ditch the roadmap has been met with mixed reactions from the community. Some people have praised the project for being more transparent and honest, while others have expressed concerns about the lack of a clear plan for the future.
Only time will tell whether DeGods’s gamble will pay off. However, the project’s founder is confident that the team is on the right track. He said that DeGods is “building something special” and that the community is “just getting started.”
Here are some of the key points from the DeGods announcement:
- The project is ditching its roadmap in favor of a more organic approach to development.
- The team will be focusing on building products and features that the community wants.
- The project is inspired by the early days of Facebook.
- The decision to ditch the roadmap has been met with mixed reactions from the community.
- Only time will tell whether DeGods’s gamble will pay off.
It will be interesting to see how DeGods’s new approach to development plays out. If the team is successful, it could set a new precedent for NFT projects. However, if the project fails, it could serve as a warning to other projects that are considering ditching their roadmaps.