MetaNews #3 - Highlights & The Seasoning
Happenings over the past month; inside, around & outside MetaGame
And what a crazy year it has been! Think of all that happened in the DAO space, the crypto blowups, Russia invading Ukraine, the AI revolution, the precipice of a global economic crisis? We won’t talk about any of that! Goodbye 2022, hello 2023!
In this third edition of MetaNews:
Player of the Month & Player of the Season
Chainlog - what’s been happening in MetaGame
MetaAlliance - what’s up with the wider ecosystem crew
Meta - notes and news from the wider web3 & world as a whole
Wait, WTF is MetaGame?
Hey, welcome 968 new curious octopi joining us since last issue! 👋
For the fresh; MetaGame is a massive online coordination game with the goal of finding the most optimal ways to play life on a personal as well as the collective level.
Just consider it a real-life MMO-RPG & know we’re currently producing educational & other media, organizing events & overall, building the onboarding for the DAO space & a network of DAOs as well as an operating system for composable communities, a modular front-end for web3 legos.
Maybe check out the above interview & and cya in there?
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🎖🎖🎖 Player Awards
This month, we present virtual medals to …
joseacabrerav, the Player of the Month, for ever-increasing amounts of bridgebuilding and innkeeping to go along with the Bard’s Night fun, plus sticking around to make contributions and add positive vibes.
dysbulic, whom for constant and consistent contributions*, presence on calls, and superlative roguery has been deemed the top Player of Season 8. (* for e.g. refactoring the whole damn repo, head-down working on MyMeta, putting in hours on public work and helping the crew, and being an amazing dev overall)
We’re now into the Ninth Season of MetaGame!
What! You missed The Seasoning?! Well too bad 🙃
In the last month we’ve been trialling Coordinape as a supplement to SourceCred XP-based compensation. It’s going good!
A bunch of the crew have been using Mochi to help them stick to goals via proof of work. Check out the 💪-stick-to-goals channel in the MetaGame Discord to see who’s on a streak 🔥 Big thanks to AL3C for the intro to Mochi in that December community call.
Anyone else want to start a Mochi team to help them stick to their goals?
Please do! Write about it in 💪-stick-to-goals.
The community calls were super-busy last month, thanks to a lot of hard work by tommy, joseacabrerav, Anna, Musashi13, Maxwe11, eowulia, and peth.
Guests in December included …
Niran from Panvala, a network of communities who cooperate and share perks
KarmaticAcid from Giveth, who talked about transforming public goods funding
Cryptomastery.eth from Buidl Guidl, who did a workshop on Scaffold-eth
Dhannte of Ethernaut DAO talked on bringing web2 devs into web3
Richie from Quests.xyz, a “socially verified portfolio for contributors”
Anna put on Urbanika hat and talked about Urbanika & the Solarpunk awakening
Wolf from Sage Valley Eco Village
Thanks to the artist currently known as MetaGamer 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖 you have replay options for the community calls on LensTube and YouTube (see December 2, December 9, December 17)
Bard’s Night continued, with three shows promoted and hosted by joseacabrerav and VanessaGil, along with a chill one to finish the season. (Bard’s Night … now with upscaled audio/visual courtesy of 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖)
tommy helped out TYMED and joseacabrerav with bridgebuilding tips and tricks
… and made Twitter banners for upcoming community calls
Mega-props to luxumbra for expanding his involvement to become Community Champion as well as running the Mint and ‘Chievmints!
vid worked with peth on updates and images for The Great Houses—now moved out of the MetaGame Wiki and converted to Quest Chains in MetaOS. Try some quests, get some NFTs … maybe try the House of DAOs, for starters?
Polimyl kept working on the transformation of the MetaGame forums, getting email notifications and the Discord↔forum bridge going
Polimyl also fixed the SourceCred XP calculations 🤯
… and helped peth with an important pre-presentation bug-fix for DAOcember.
vid also sharpened up the quest titles after dysbulic found a bug
… and reviewed PRs from dysbulic and HHH
Beyondr continued to contribute, working with dysbulic to get images into the quest creation flow
luxumbra helped to review PRs, and did the needful for the latest mint, activated new players, and replenished Seed stocks
Alec did a team-up with peth and dysbulic to snap up a grant from Ceramic to get us working with ComposeDB, worked on updating the sign up for new Guilds, and gave out some Git tips for n00bs
dysbulic got the search filters for players and quests lists working again
… and fixed a hard-to-spot bug in the display of player tiles
… and cleared up a hydration error in the site
Alec wrote a post & stepped up as the Tech champion! 💪
Working with Mochi got peth on a writing streak!
A (successful!) grant proposal (with Alec and dysbulic) for funding from Ceramic for us to transition to ComposeDB
A Growth Ring proposal on the forums
An outline for keeping good vibes in the game & dealing with consequences
Updated the How to Champion post & created a template for championing
Nova × ChatGPT = 🐙📎?
An exploration of Tokenomics for the next phase of The Game
A new navigation board was made along with Coordinape circles & tech tree
New Playbooks champion Cami got into playbooking, setting up a Playbooks workspace and database on Notion
Dave put a lot of thought into design adaptations for various updates to the website, and provided impeccably polite feedback to the Builder crew on the design-to-code process ☕
A new Frontiers of Coordination episode is out! With peth talking to Grace Rachmany on Decentralization and Regeneration. Edited and published by eowulia, promoted by Anna, with show notes by VanessaGil, and a new Youtube podcast outro by 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖
tommy got busy on our Dework boards, making templates and reviewing task completions by Musashi13 and 𝕓❍𝕘𝕚𝕖
Maxwe11 reviewed Quest Chains submissions, checking who qualified for NFTs on quest completions
peth hosted alignment calls for Content and the Champions Ring
… and did all the preps to hand the Coordinape keys to luxumbra
… and cleaned up the forums for an easier-to-read experience
Anna and Web Three Prophet gave MG a mention in the ReFi DAO newsletter 🍻
Anna also wrote a thread on our collab with rnDAO, and helped Giveth coordinate the GIVpower launch
peth presented as part of DAOhaus’s DAOcember, sharing updates on MyMeta and MetaOS.
tommy made and shared a Bridgebuilding rolodex, with notes on potential community call guests, contact info, image resources and more, and brought back and shared learnings from DAOcember talks and calls
joseacabrerav, TYMED, and Maxwe11 reached out the tentacles for more community call guests and collabs, including chats with TEC, Bloom Network, and Opolis
Anna shilled every piece of content & event we did
Newsletter about to hit 12k subs - overshooting the “10k by 2023” projection
We received a $35k grant for MyMeta from Ceramic ❤️
The Great Houses now have an actual UI thanks to Vid & peth
MetaGame as a whole went on the holidays with all calls put on pause
Luxumbra, Alec, Cami, Rika, Dave & peth wrote their S9 championing proposals
dOrg’s starts a podcast! Subscribe on Spotify or YouTube channels for the latest episodes of Hot Seat! See EP 3, featuring Michele from Superfluid.
Take a squiz at MetaFactory’s Cryptmas shirt.
Project Ark’s Creative Director tweeted tips on sharing behind-the-scenes updates for NFT artists and collectors.
Commons Stack shared their article on Commons design patterns.
Opolis provided helpful tips for freelance workers on keeping up with costs, and shared a podcast episode on your need-to-knows for getting Web3 work.
DAOhaus had DAOcember going on all month, scroll the #DAOcember hashtag for replays and recaps.
Read a TokenEngineering thread with links and tweets on Impermanent Loss, Prisoner’s Dilemma, Economic Incentives, plus more, and a super-thread on mitigating Automated Regressive Market Maker risks.
Project Ark was in a Twitter Space discussion on building with purpose and using tech for good – catch a replay.
Commons Stack was a case study in Impact DAOs and mentioned in actual physical book The Sharing Green Economy.
Atlantis World product update III.
Read Deep Work Studio’s Deep News for December.
Read about Bloom Network’s local blooms.
BuidlGuidl’s FAQ on everything to do with BuidlGuidl.
Vitalik writes on What’s good about the Ethereum ecosystem
Messari releases their crypto theses for 2023 - sign up to get a copy
talentDAO year in review
The Web3 in Ukraine ft. Vitalik Buterin & Ministry of Digital Transformation @ Kyiv Tech Summit recording is on Youtube
Twelve case studies on Impact DAOs
No Floor, No Ceiling - a short essay on the changes in work life
12 Commandments: For Extraordinary People To Master Ordinary Life by Hanzi Freinacht has been released!
We’re looking forward to an epic year! Fingers crossed, no global economic crisis & no nuclear bombs!
We’re continuing our Community Gatherings
We’re continuing all the other calls
We’re continuing making progress
If you have any questions about MetaGame, how to get involved or need help finding your own metagame or a DAO - my DMs are open @petheth on twitter & telegram!
Btw, know anyone interested in turning these monthly newsletters into videos? 🙃
Much love ❤️,
Hhh & peth
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