A Quick Guide to Aavegotchi
A quick guide covering the basics to help you get started in entering the world of Aavegotchi.
Its main NFT collection was one of the first to launch on the Polygon network, and you’ll need to own one of these pixelated ghosts in order to enjoy everything this ecosystem has to offer. If you don’t want to outright purchase and own one, then you also have the option to borrow one thanks to the Gotchi Lending program, making it possible to play for free. These on-chain collectible ERC-721 ghosts can be bought from the Baazaar, which is the official secondary NFT marketplace for this ecosystem. While they’re currently 2D, it may not be long before we see them in 3D form.
By owning a Gotchi, you can dive right into the Gotchiverse by connecting your wallet containing the NFT needed to access the browser-based metaverse, co-created by Pixelcraft Studios and its community from the AavegotchiDAO. In The Gotchiverse, aside from exploring and socializing, you can also craft NFTs and earn 4 different play-to-earn ERC-20 tokens referred to as the Gotchus Alchemica: FUD, FOMO, ALPHA, and KEK.
There are also various community-made mini-games you can play, with official ones set to come out in the future.
You can interact with your NFT in various ways too, including petting it every 12 hours, feeding it with consumables, renaming it, and equipping it with wearables. Petting it is important, as it raises the NFT’s Kinship level, which affects how many Alchemica you can earn with Alchemical Channeling, a basic daily stipend that you can get by channeling Alchemica at an Alchemical Altar on a REALM parcel in the Gotchiverse.
Each NFT is powered by Aave’s interest-generating tokens referred to as Spirit Force. Depending on which NFT you have, you’ll either be accruing interest with “amTokens” or “maTokens.” By owning a Haunt 2 Aavegotchi, you have amTokens that increase in quantity over time, making it possible to withdraw the amTokens once enough interest has been generated. Haunt 1 Aavegothics, on the other hand, have maTokens that increase in value, while the quantity remains the same, meaning that the only way you can withdraw the maTokens is to sacrifice your NFT.
The native token of Aavegotchi is $GHST, used for purchasing various assets in the ecosystem, as well as for staking and voting in the DAO.
For more detailed information, be sure to check out the official wiki here.