Wilder Wheels is the first major industry launched by Wilder World. Offering playable vehicles that you will be able to race inside Wiami. Each vehicle has dynamic gameplay attributes that offer various things like handling, speed and acceleration. Similar to Axie Infinity there are inflationary and deflationary mechanics in the NFT economy that enable you to modify and evolve your vehicles and gameplay strategy. The first collection of vehicles is called Wilder Wheels Genesis. Offering 6396 procedurally generated 5D 1 of 1 NFT vehicles.
The Wheels drop was separated into three Tiers; Tier A, Tier B and Tier C. The Tier A drop was for the first 1000 Wheels minted in the Wilder.Wheels collection and are known as the Hideout wheels. The Tier A mint took place on September 30th 2021, for 0.369ETH +Gas.
OGs will know exactly what the Hideout is all about and what’s required to gain access to Wiami’s most exclusive underground hangout. The Hideout is a private subterranean network of garages optimally located throughout The Island. The Hideout was first spotted in the January gameplay trailer across from n3o’s lab in the Trinity Edge district. This is the second Hideout location revealed (Hideout 2), which is situated at the most southern point of Little Meow and provides quick access to The BLVD. Hideout members will be able to travel between Hideouts using a high-speed underground rail system called PANGAEA.
Hideout members will have access to a variety of membership benefits, including:
- Secure underground parking at any location
- Access to private tuning shops for vehicle upgrades, custom paint jobs and customization
- Access to private clothing shops for specialized virtual and IRL merch (only available for purchase as a Hideout member)
- Access to private lounges
- 2x staking benefits when NFT staking goes live
Hideout members also benefit from increased security, preventing possible auto-theft and vandalization in some of the less desirable areas of Wiami. After all, this is Wilder World. Remember to stay SAFU out there.
Wilder/Wheels will offer Industry Staking rewards. The first 1000 wheels (tier A), known as Hideout wheels will offer 2X staking rewards, with all other genesis wheels offering 1X rewards. Staking your wheels will essentially lock them up, removing the ability to drive them in Wilder World.
Wheels that are not staked can be used as transportation or in Player vs Player (PvP) and Play to Earn (P2E) gaming. The first micro game will be racing for pink slips using our Wilder Wheels NFTs... Think GTA with real stakes on the line! Beyond that, Wiami will provide an expansive virtual environment for both artists and collectors to explore.
There are a total of 14 asset classes for each Wilder Wheel
Environment - 10 variations
Wilder Logo Color - 3 variations
Tire and Rim Color - 2 variations
Spoiler - 4 variations
Rim - 3 variations
Rear Bar - 4 variations
Number Plate Color - 2 variations
Number Plate - 6,396 variations
Headlight Color - 2 variations
Bonnet - 4 variations
Bull Bar - 5 Variations
Pattern - 37 variations
Color - 60 variations
Car Name - 119 variations
The initial rarity of Wheels was based on desirability (cost of car IRL and # of units produced); desirability then came to form.
As a result of the community vote to burn 3,705 unminted Wheels, some vehicles that were initially in a G class based on their quantity would now be showing up in different G classes if we did a full refresh of the system. To remain in line with the original G classes, in cases where quantities of vehicles are different or there’s discrepancies based on the initial rarity, vehicles will stay in the same G class.
We’ve also had to account for instances where a Wheel categorized by a lower G class may be more rare than a higher G class Wheel. For example, there are now only 90 Wadillac Worldorado Wiarritz Convertible 1965 Wheels (categorized in G8), ranking it ahead of 5 G7 Wheels models.
Updated Rarity Theory
In updating Wheels rarity, we are sticking with the fundamentals and maintaining the original thesis with G class categories while adding in a new spin on rarity to add greater functionality to the collection.
Adding G class as a metadata trait was initially tested, but ultimately determined as an unviable solution as it would significantly deviate the collection from the original vision of rarity.
After looking into a number of other rarity calculation options that proved to be , we found that using the car name trait as the highest weighted rarity trait would be the most ideal solution and maintain a collection rarity that most closely aligns with the original thesis and G class rankings.
Car name is given a 5x weight over other traits, allowing for a more organic rarity ranking that allows for other properties to maintain their impact on the rarity of each Wheel.
The end result is a ranking that best aligns with G classes while allowing for situations where a Wheel with specific rare attributes to be ranked higher than a more rare Wheel model.
Taking into account vehicle desirability, the chart below displays how each group of vehicles has been divided.
Next, we need to take care of the weight for each model inside a specific group, let's start with G1. We will have 13 NFTs from the group G1, so we will distribute those values with the following proportions.
Now, let’s move on to a more common group and analyze G6 and G7 as a sample. There are 15 models in G6 (1,083 total NFTs) and 19 models in G7 (1,454 total NFTs). Keep in mind this is only the base model; more rarity differentiators will be added to each NFT with additional traits.
Next we will dive into specific vehicle models from G6 and G7 to create more context:
• Wummer W1 which costs around $90k IRL and belongs to G6
• WMW W5 W39 which costs around $25k IRL and belongs to G7
As we see, the Wummer W1 is more expensive IRL than the WMW W5 W39. That’s why it is rarer than WMW. So, we will have around 121 variations of the WMW W39 and 110 variations of the Wummer W1.
While continuing to use the WMW W39 and the Wummer W1 as our examples, we will now outline how many variations each asset class has for these vehicles. Keep in mind that each vehicle will have a different number of variations for each asset class. In addition to that each asset class will only have accurate variations with its IRL counterpart. For example, you won't see a Wambo spoiler on a Wummer, or a set of Werrari rims on a Worsche.
From this gives us two sets of asset classes:
Primary Classes: Asset classes that are common for all types of wheels (Color, Pattern, Headlight Color, Number Plate, Number Plate Color, Tire and Rim Color, Wilder Logo Color and Environment).
Additional Classes: Asset classes that are specific for a certain types of wheels (for example: Bull Bar, Bonnet, Rear Bar, Rim and Spoiler). To simplify this group we have generalized each attribute specific to each vehicle as:
- Type 1
- Type 2
- Type 3
Meaning that a 'type 1' spoiler on a Wugatti and a 'type 1' spoiler on a Werrari may not be the same, but that mod type and number will be attributed as the same variation for rarities sake.
The traits that make each Wheels unique come together to form a rarity score within the overall Genesis collection. For a full list of rarity rankings by token ID, make sure you head over to our Final Wilder Wheels Rarity spreadsheet to view where your NFTs stand among the collection.
Now that we've created some context for how our procedural vehicle system was created, let's dive into all the various asset classes and their variations. Car Names Similar to how a CryptoPunk’s type (Alien, Ape, Zombie, Female and Male) is the foundational asset class for CryptoPunks, car name is the foundation for Wheels. There are a total of 119 different types of car models; as mentioned before this will be the leading asset class which holds the most weight.
Color We've collected 60 different color sets and gradients that can be applied as both the base paint of the vehicle, as well as the pattern on top. For each of these color sets we've created rules so that only specific colors can be used together to ensure harmony in our procedural system. We've based the rules for these color combinations using the color wheel.
Pattern For this trait we've created 37 unique pattern variations that are applied to each Wilder Wheel. Environments There are a total of 10 different environments your Wilder Wheels have been rendered in. As you can see 9 out of 10 are in studios, while one group is in 'The Wilder Hideout'. Citizens with Wheels in The Wilder Hideout will have access to the secret location in Wiami along with added bonuses for the wallet holders of those NFTs like 2x staking. Logo, Number Plates, Tire and Rim Colors Additional traits are broken down below, each adds extra Wilder flair to you Wheels! Bonnets, Bull Bars, Rear Bars and Rims See the breakdown below for our last round of traits and the usage of each.