JVTech News ‘It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen’: Game of Thrones news shocks fans
Almost 4 years after the airing of the last season of Game of Thrones, the legendary television series has returned to the fore proposing a novelty that is, to say the least, particular. However, this clearly didn’t please the fans…
Game of Thrones unexpectedly shocks fans
Unexpectedly, Game of Thrones has made its comeback by offering an official collection of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) based on characters from the famous series.
As a reminder, an NFT is a certificate of digital ownership in the form of a token, usually associated with a digital collection object. Owners of this Game of Thrones token can trade or resell it as they wish.
Publicly released on January 10, the collection called “Build Your Realm” offered NFTs called “Hero Boxes” for $150 (€138).
Concretely, these famous packs contained an avatar of a hero from the series, so you could get an Arya Stark or even a white walker. But that’s not all, the box contained “resource” cards to allow fans to “build their own kingdom”.
“Game of Thrones: Build Your Realm is a one-of-a-kind collectible experience that connects fans to their favorite franchise like never before. The program will offer fans the opportunity to build their own kingdom through themed community activities, upgradeable avatars, and digital collectibles, including iconic moments, locations, characters, and more from the groundbreaking television series. it can be read on the official Niftys page of the collection.
Although the concept seems vague at the moment, the online sale has been a real financial success as the nearly 5000 NFTs were sold in just a few hours.
However, within days of the sale, it is clear that several collectors are not completely convinced by this Game Of Thrones collection.
A collection of Game of Thrones that is clearly not unanimous
First, the sale of Game of Thrones NFTs on the popular Nifty’s marketplace didn’t go as planned. Several technical problems, in fact, have significantly increased the expectation of buyers. Some waited a few hours before they could get their “Hero Boxes”. When others have had confirmation without receiving their NFT.
Once the sale ended, buyers were in for a new surprise… In the NFT market, cosmetics are often hidden away for a few days after the sale to make way for the surprise reveal of their virtual item. In the case of the Game Of Thrones collection, this “reveal” has been widely criticized by the community. Many deplore its poor artistic quality, even calling it “terrible”.
The avatars have even been mocked for their “claw” shape instead of hands. In terms of resources, it doesn’t get much better. The illustrations for these are taken from royalty-free image libraries…
However, despite the criticisms around this first GOT collection, Warner Bros intends to put the cover back soon, announcing:
“Second Series 2 will soon be available on OpenSea. »
This is also not a first for the studio, last October Warner Bros had proposed an NFT simlaire concept for the Lord of the Rings license.