Dear DCL fam,
My name is Jayson. I don’t usually post comment here, but first let me introduce myself.
I have been with DCL from the very beginning. I participated in the MANA ICO, first & second land auction, and I purchased MANA and LAND from secondary market. I even joined Decentraland full time between 2018-2019.
I own both LAND and MANA. It is very sad to see LAND owners have to vote like this in order to get DCL foundation’s attention.
Let’s review first, how we end up here.
1.On Dec 21st, 2022, DCL World was introduced. With the limit of 2x2, 100MB, and 100 concurrent users.
2.1 month later, On Jan 24th, 2023, The 2x2 limit was removed. The world has unlimited space to build on. I don’t think there is enough data to back this decision, and the decision is just made.
I need to remind you that neither of the above was communicated with the community, nor it is up for voting. I have raised my concern in different channels in DCL and DCL DAO’s discords. I was laughed at, and people calling me a speculator, and there has been no formal response from DCL foundation. I believe I am not the only LAND holder who tried to reach the foundation, none of us gets a respond. This was how a MANA & Land holder was treated.
Now, we are seeing this vote of adding world to events and places. We all know where this is going, 100MB, 100 concurrent users limit will be lifted gradually.
I believe both MANA and LAND holders are stakeholders in DCL. However, the LAND holders have been treated like second class citizens in DCL. Do you remember the LAND holders were not allowed to vote?
There has been a political correct narrative that people believe DCL could have been better off with lower barrier of entry(Which I agree), and the LAND owners are the one to blame. Let’s look into this issue and see how we end up with this high barrier of entry.
Now, the floor price of a LAND is 2,500 MANA. Which means the LAND has gone 2.5x in terms of MANA in the past 6 years if you participated in the first auction. At the same period of time, MANA has gone 61x. So which contributes more to the high price, MANA or LAND? Why we never hear the voice, oh, the price of MANA has gone too high, which is hurting the community?
If we are here to lower the barrier of entry, why don’t we make World free? Does buying a NAME lower the barrier? Does it solve the problem? I doubt it. If in the next bull run, MANA reach $10, we will be having the same problem today.
Just reading the stats from Esteban, 90 worlds deployed, I wonder how many of them are high quality, and how many of them are actually using more than 4 parcels. If they didn’t achieve what we wanted, maybe we should adjust it, instead of keep pushing it.
My goal here is not to start another fight. I think MANA and LAND holders, DCL foundation, DCL DAO need to work together. We all know that the only way out is to have a successful project. But, is there a way that we could achieve that without sacrificing stakeholders’ interest? I believe there is. LAND holders were in panic sell after the size limit was removed in the world. Why? Not only because they felt the world is diluting, also the fact that DCL is no longer decentralized. Someone in the foundation can make decision, or change the rule that affect your financial interest.
I hope LAND owners’ concerns are heard. It is never too late that we work together to achieve greater success.