Let’s Ducking Go!
After Dastardly Ducks succeeded far better than we ever expected, we look forward to the future of the project.
The 10k profile picture NFT mint for Dastardly Ducks was a smashing success. Our humble little indie project minted out in under six hours. The purpose of this project was always to save our farm, our home, but we never thought the response from the community would be so massive.
Many have expressed frustration that the floor price on the ducks is low — but the project was exceptionally cheap to mint, both on the gas end on the minting price itself. We hope the NFTs will gain value, but we hope the project’s secondary market proves to be an accessible way for people to get into NFTs, especially if they seek to use the new Twitter Blue feature that enables hexagon-verified NFTs.
The timing of this feature was fantastic and just works for the traits on the ducks, which are pulled from the metadata on the token, just as it is on OpenSea or LooksRare. We also will work to get the project more exposure in the media to get more people interested in the project as well.
The future is bright, duckies! Here are some thoughts about the next few months — though we want to keep this project going for years if possible.
Over time, we want to make the ducks a lot more than simple profile picture NFTs. In order to do that, we want to more meaningfully engage with the collection on the website by offering a built-in gallery that even displays information like ownership.
Though, in the future, we may drop more collections of ducks — once the market on the original collection gets stronger, of course — the ideal should be to make the website a fun, interactive experience even when no minting is happening, as is currently the case.
Currently, smol farm has a house and a barn but no dedicated building for the ducks. By building one, we can greatly scale the number of ducks we keep as well as engineer in thoughtful solutions to tricky, sometimes nasty problems like waste disposal. Though adorable, they will quickly fill up any enclosed area with poop. The goal is to get that into the soil, where it can nourish it.
We plan on giving away stickers to duck holders if they wish to claim them in the near future. Additionally, we are exploring ways for people to acquire both generic duck merch as well as items customized with unique traits only available on NFT ducks.
Our supporters love the style of the ducks, and we want to bring them alive in more meaningful ways. Over time, we’d love to expand to things like VR experiences, but, like our farm, we must start smol. A webcomic featuring Dastardly Ducks characters will provide short, cute additions to their universe.
We were hoping for a miracle. What we got went beyond our wildest expectations. This is just a limited glimpse into what we hope to accomplish specifically with Dastardly Ducks in the near term. We want to continue to listen to and grow the community.
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