Community anticipation builds for Otherside’s First Trip demo run

The Otherside, a gamified metaverse project associated with the Bored Ape Yacht Club, is scheduled to deploy a technical demonstration of the first stage of the Otherside roadmap on Sunday, July 17 at 4 pm UTC.

The First Trip experience will be exclusively accessible to Otherdeed land owners, known as Voyagers, and has been described by the platform as a “celebration of what’s to come and an opportunity for Voyagers to gather, explore and plan.” 

The company indicated that thousands of users could participate in the event, navigating through the curated arena of play that has been specifically designed for the test, as well as guinea-pigging the “3D, hi-res Voyager prototypes that can walk, run, jump and emote,” and a “private, tokengated live stream,” among other novel features.  

An Otherdeed asset for the Otherside has sustained a floor price of circa 2.9 ETH over the past few weeks, with 100,000 assets in supply and 35,000 owners at the time of writing. 

The First Trip demo arrives less than a week after the occurrence of two load tests on July 6 and 9 with the intention of assessing the technical boundaries of the Otherside platform, and the collaborative dynamics with the Improbable team. 

The events witnessed frenetic crowds of faceless avatars with overhead name tags and reactionary emojis sprinting, dancing and acrobatically flipping around a blank-white universe as giant moderators towered over and bellowed instructions. 

Users were advised to engage in activities to test the gaming experience, such as inputting their age, experience score and objectives for their gameplay, before choruses of degenerates relayed calls of “Otherside” and “We love Koda.”

Twitter user and owner of BAYC #8412, null.eth and Sandbox ambassador allo.eth, each published videos on Twitter, which perfectly captured the experience of the test event.

Despite the visually comedic anthill crabs-in-a-bucket appearance of the load tests, there was widespread praise throughout the community for the visual rendering…


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