Voxies Update — A letter from Steve, part 2
I’m delighted to take this opportunity in part 2 of my letter to announce some exciting new launches that the team is working really hard on! We’ve got a new and exclusive Voxies Merch Shop and a brand new upcoming Dragonfest event along with important new class changes, and also an update on the Forge.
Let’s start with the new Voxies Merch Shop!
Voxies Merch Shop increasing VOXEL Token Utility
I’m delighted to announce a brand new utility coming for the VOXEL token, and that is the official Voxies Merchandise Shop! When the merchandise shop is launched you will be able to buy physical merchandise using your VOXEL token. This represents a massive undertaking from the team and has taken a lot of work with the various legal and other technical aspects, but what better way to spend your hard earned VOXEL tokens and tournament rewards, than to buy some official Voxies merchandise. On the official merchandise store you will be able to buy t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and other related items to represent the Voxies and Voxie Tactics brand. The store is scheduled to open on Thursday January 26th. We will also be continuing to add new merchandise and new designs to the store on a continuous basis so there will always be something new and exciting to spend your VOXEL tokens on.
What’s up next you ask?
Finally it is worth mentioning about the planned VOXEL airdrop that was promised a few months ago after the incident that occurred during the month of August last year. As a thank you to our players for a period of instability in Voxie Tactics, we have finalized the plans to airdrop this special reward to our players during that period. This will happen on the 1st of February and will be airdropped to the wallet linked to your Voxie Tactics account! The amount of VOXEL tokens that each player will receive will be based on your games played during the period of instability, so therefore the players that played the most and were affected the most by the decreased VOXEL rewards will be compensated more than those who played less. Thanks once again for your patience and support and enjoy your VOXEL tokens as a thank you!
We are delighted to announce a brand new upcoming class change and event celebration in the Voxiverse called Dragonfest. Dragonfest is set up to be a key moment in the Voxies Calendar to be celebrated by all the citizens of the Voxiverse! You can expect lots of fun, celebration and cool Dragon related activities all throughout Dragonfest.
Here is a rundown of everything you can expect:
- Dragon Races and Classes
There will be a pivotal change to a very fearsome race in the Voxies universe — the Dragon Race! For too long Dragons have been classified as Monsters, and during Dragonfest this is being rectified. Dragons will be transforming into their newly evolved Drako class! This means they will no longer share a class with the Zombie and Skeleton races and will be getting a whole new bunch of gameplay enhancements, such as the Dragon racial abilities (Innate resistance to Fire Element), as well as all new Drako specific abilities.
Please Note: This class change will be applied both in game and on the NFT meta-data.
- Bone Fragments and Bone Chests
During Dragonfest there will also be a brand new commodity that players can collect and will be a special currency that is utilized during the festivities. Bone Fragments will be collected by a number of in-game and out of game activities and can be used to trade for Bone Chests, which will contain unique and special Dragon themed items.
Some examples of ways that players can collect bone fragments are:
- Competing in Voxie Tactics Battles
- Playing the Bone Dragon Boss PVE battle
- Utilizing the official Voxies Marketplace by buying and selling items with VOXEL tokens
- Taking part in Dragonfest community events
- Plus much more….
Once the Bone Fragments are joined together to create Bone Chests, players will find useful artifacts and treasures within that will be unique to the Dragonfest event. These might just come in handy to fight against fire and brimstone and also look out for any cute lil fiery pets that like to make an appearance during these Dragon celebrations.
- Bone Dragon Boss PVE Experience (Community Quest)
We will be introducing a new single player experience to Voxie Tactics that will allow adventurers to take on the fearsome Bone Dragon! 3 Voxies enter the Bone Dragon Lair, how many will escape with their lives, and how many will be turned into voxel ash? This will be a single player PVE experience that also functions as a community event that ALL players need to collectively work towards to achieve the goal of taking down the Bone Dragon Boss.
During Dragonfest players will be able to test their might against the Bone Dragon Boss to compete for their place on special leaderboards and also collect Bone Fragments to use during the event. Once the Bone Dragon Boss has been vanquished this will unlock a special treat for the whole community and result in a collective celebration and reward.
- Community and Events
Dragonfest will be a celebration of all things Dragon! Think art, competitions and memes! Get ready for some fiery fun, marshmallows not included so bring your own!
To coincide with the Dragon class change, we will also be upgrading all Undead races in the Voxiverse to be specified as an “Undead Class”. This change will affect Zombies and Skeletons and classify them as Undead (instead of the legacy Monster class).
Already the Undead races have different mechanics in the game from the other monsters, like Dragons, for example interacting differently with Poison and Holy elements, and also having different Undead racial abilities. The Undead will also have major synergy and combo potentials with certain other mechanics in the game, such as the Unholy Necromancer class. Things are certainly looking… lively… for the future of the Undead residents of Voxie Tactics!
Just like the Drako class, this change will be applied both in game and on the NFT meta-data.
Infusion (In the Arcanist’s Forge)
We will be expanding the Arcanist’s Forge to add more functionality that will go hand in hand with the new crystal and elemental essence drops in the game; this is called Infusion in the Forge.
Infusion will allow players to fine tune their weapons and armor selections for battle and allow players to infuse an element to applicable items in the Arcanist’s Forge. This adds a powerful and exciting new dynamic to the Arcanist’s Forge and gives the players more control over their digital assets and their usage both inside and outside Voxie Tactics. Players will be able to collect crystals and elemental essences in preparation for this new Infusion feature and start planning in advance of this release.
Now this is just the start of many launches and celebrations we have in store for the community calendar this year! Stay tuned for all future Voxies events as we have so many exciting developments on the horizon for AlwaysGeeky Games and Voxies. To see more of what we have coming in the next few months here’s our official roadmap: https://www.voxies.io/roadmap.
Thank you as always for your support and excitement!