The Spacer Fleet Arrives Soon!
INCOMING TRANSMISSION : “Admiral, we are two weeks out from Terra. The slingshot around Ares saved us three and a half weeks of flight time. The fleet remains on autopilot, and any Spacers not required for fleet operations are still in their pods for final maintenance. I have no estimate on how long it will take to finish maintenance, we may have to remain in orbit for some time upon arrival. I will keep you updated. Operation Sacred Thought awaits.”
The year is 2076. Social News United, the last and most successful of the megacorporations, rules the world. Democracy has long since been terminated by the Thought Police. The masses have become like sheep, their thoughts dictated by the will of Social News United. Any and all free speakers vanish in the night.
Until one fateful day, when The Spacer Fleet showed up…
The Galactic Council has sent them as champions of free speech to liberate the minds of humanity. Diversity of thought is a sacred ideal for The Council.
What Are Spacers?
Spacers are the champions of free speech. Created by the Subsocial team, in collaboration with the RMRK team, these robots from outer space will have futuristic abilities enabled by the RMRK 2.0 NFT standard. Spacers will be customizable and able to equip and unequip items, backgrounds, and more. They are modular, like any proper robot.
This collection has been in the works for just under a year now. Our creative director SKULLZ has spent countless hours drawing over 300 pieces of detailed artwork, and ensuring that they all layer together seamlessly, making Spacers the best looking RMRK 2.0 NFTs to date.
View the Spacers launch trailer here.
Subsocial and RMRK have close ties. RMRK’s blog is on Subsocial, and RMRK’s founder, Bruno Škvorc, is one of our advisors. We here at Subsocial are big fans of NFTs (after all, every post and comment on Subsocial is an NFT) as you may have noticed from our SubBanner releases, so we thought we should take it to the next level by launching one of the most expansive RMRK 2.0 collections so far. We really appreciate all of the RMRK team’s hard work in helping us bring this to life for the community!
There are four rarities of Spacers, and these will be reflected in their Spacer Pods, which will have rarity levels, ranging from 1 star (Marine) to 4 stars (Admiral). While you will be able to choose a rarity for your Spacer depending on which type of Pod you choose, the Spacer inside will still be a surprise.
The main difference between the rarities is the number of equippable slots that a Spacer will have, but more differences may be possible in the future, as a part of SpacerDAO.
These Spacer Pods will be the initial release of the Spacers. The Pods will open in the near future, revealing the Spacers waiting inside.
Why Own A Spacer?
To help protect free speech, of course!
Really, it’s all about utility, and looking cool — these robots look really cool. In total, there will be a limited number of Spacers, with only 10,000 (their spaceships have limited capacity) being created. Owning one of these cool robots can provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- Free NRG on Subsocial
- Premium features on Sub.ID
- A free .spacer Dotsama Domain
- Increased visibility on Subsocial’s web app
The list of specific utilities can be found in the Spacer Docs, and may be updated from time to time.
We have plans to continue releasing more interesting items. However, as previously mentioned, there will only be 10,000 Spacers in The Fleet. So, while the number of items can increase to allow for deep customization, there are a limited number of Spacers, and these Spacers will likely continue to provide more benefits than any individual item will.
Why Did We Create The Spacers?
An article will be posted soon answering this question more in-depth, but in short, we wanted to create a community with multiple levels of ownership that is deeply integrated with Subsocial. All sorts of interesting things will happen as a result of the Spacers and SpacerDAO, and we think a win-win situation will be created between Subsocial and the Spacers.
There will be four rarities of Spacer Pods, which will result in four rarities of Spacers. From common to rare, they are Marines, Officers, Captains, and Admirals. Spacers of a higher rarity have more equippable slots, and will likely gain additional features in the future as part of SpacerDAO.
Further details can be found on the Rarities page of the docs.
The sale will take place on the Spacers website.
Please note that across all rounds of the sale, there will be no per-account buy limits. Anyone can purchase as many Pods as they want.
The initial sale, beginning October 26th at 2PM UTC, will only be open to those that burn a Kokopelli gem. This is our way of giving back to the RMRK team and community. This round of the sale will last for 3 days.
Round 2 will start on October 29th at 2PM UTC and consist of contributors to our crowdloan, SubBanner owners (excluding the crowdloan banners) and members of select Dotsama communities. This round will also last for 3 days. A snapshot of SubBanner holders will be taken before this sale starts, on October 25th at 1PM UTC, so if you do not own a SubBanner and want access to this round of the sale, you have some time to buy one on Singular.
After round 2 is over, the Spacers sale will open to the public on November 1st at 2PM UTC, on a first come, first served basis. It may turn into a whale party, so be fast!
The public round will end on December 20th at 2PM UTC. Any unsold Pods will be split, with 70% of them going to the SpacerDAO treasury, and 30% of them going to the Subsocial team (for future fundraising), .
Sale prices and quantities are as follows:
- Marines: 8,962 Pods, 5 MOVR each
- Officers: 863 Pods, 20 MOVR each
- Captains: 79 Pods, 100 MOVR each
- Admirals: 10 Pods, 500 MOVR each
Further details can be found on the Sale Details page of the docs.
Spacer Squads are sub-communities within SpacerDAO focused on providing support for their favorite projects. Membership to a Squad is granted by equipping your Spacer with a shoulder patch displaying a project’s logo. The Spacer below belongs to Subsocial’s Spacer Squad.
Initially, patches will be available via airdrops to those that purchase Spacer Pods using partner codes. Over 35 Polkadot & Kusama projects have already signed up for a Squad, make sure your favorite project has one too!
Drawing inspiration from YoudleDAO, we thought that a collection of this size that is so tightly integrated into Subsocial warranted its own governance and treasury, so the SpacerDAO was created.
The purpose of SpacerDAO is to aid in fostering a community around the Spacers collection, and eventually take on a life of its own. The DAO treasury will be bootstrapped with some SUB, as well as 70% of any unsold Spacers.
Further details can be found on the SpacerDAO page of the docs.
More articles are on the way, with more details about our vision and some of the systems surrounding Spacers, as well as the first form of the SpacerDAO Discord server. Make sure to follow the Spacers Twitter account and get on the waitlist for the sale!
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