Decentraland accommodates 2 communities that need to be catered for. We have the NFT investors and creative community members. These 2 distinct groups have 1 major conflict of interest with 1 core element of DCL:
Player Wearables Design and NFT minting:
While player-designed wearables have recently been “allowed”, the licensing process excluded the majority of designers that are not affiliated with a development team. While there are reasons for that many community members are not happy with that creativity cap that is handled differently in other metaverses.
Here are the 2 main points of views:
This a decentralized platform and I would like to have the trustless liberty to design my own wearables without centralized gatekeepers.
- NFT investors
We would like to ensure a healthy economy in DCL and we do not want our investments in the wearables market to be diluted by an infinite supply of potentially low-quality merchandise.
Both groups have valid arguments and the current solution does not satisfy any of the groups properly. We do have an oversupply of player-created wearables that are unaffordable in fiat terms right now and at the same time, none of the individual designers really had an opportunity to create any wearables.
I would like to suggest that we allow for unlimited creativity in a similar way that we allow for unlimited creativity with the real estate builder tool and the asset packs that can be freely imported. We should allow anyone to create a wearable that they can wear themselves only on their character. However, should there be a desire to mint a tradable NFT collection of a particular design, a license must be purchased that is priced based on the 12-months rolling average sales price of a particular rarity type (mythic for example).
Please share your thoughts.
PS: There is obviously a need for more elaborations on this proposal so please make sure to follow @swissdcl as I will posting additional content on that over the coming days. At the same time please make sure to register your voting power here https://governance.decentraland.org/wrapping/. You will need to get it registered before a proposal is submitted to be eligible to vote so do not was any more time.