Greetings to all Wilders far and wide.
Today is the moment we've all been waiting for! We're excited to share with the Wilder Nation a project near and dear to our hearts that we've been hard at work on for the duration of 2021.
The goal of this Zine is to give you a good look under the hood to show each asset class and the number of variations tied to each asset class which make up all 6,396 Wilder Wheels NFTs. Before doing this we'd like to start by giving deeper insight to ‘how and why’ we developed the rarity the way we have. To give full context to this document we will share all the asset classes first.
There are a total of 14 asset classes for each Wilder Wheel
- Car Name - 119 variations
- Color - 60 variations
- Pattern - 37 variations
- Bull Bar - 5 Variations
- Bonnet - 4 variations
- Headlight Color - 2 variations
- Number Plate - 6,396 variations
- Number Plate Color - 2 variations
- Rear Bar - 4 variations
- Rim - 3 variations
- Spoiler - 4 variations
- Tire and Rim Color - 2 variations
- Wilder Logo Color - 3 variations
- Environment - 10 variations
Original Theory Behind Rarity Calculation
The initial rarity of Wheels was based on desirability (cost of car IRL and # of units produced); desirability then came to form.
Vehicle models will hold the highest score for all rarity calculations. The more desirable a vehicle is, the higher its rarity score. We have data regarding the price of these vehicles and their number of production units IRL, so we will use this as our basis. It’s easy to calculate weights using units produced, but it will not be an accurate indicator for desirability. Therefore, it will be best to introduce price as a parameter as well. The most expensive vehicle was sold for $70M and the most inexpensive costs $5,600 IRL. The most inexpensive car is the Wustang King Wilder 1978, which means that we should have the largest number of this model in our NFT collection. Otherwise, we would have rare inexpensive car models, which contradicts our two main principles.
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.
G Class Categories
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.
See the chart below for how group G1 has been broken down
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.
See the chart below for how groups G6 and G7 have been broken down
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.
See the chart below for WMW W39 and Wummer W1 break down
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.
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.
See the images below for the vehicle name breakdown
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.
For this trait we've created 37 unique pattern variations that are applied to each Wilder Wheel.
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.
Phew, let’s just catch our breath, that was a lot of information to digest but we know our community is going to have fun sifting through the details… now all that’s left to do is to get ready for the drop to go live.
Here’s some important information to prepare you for the Wilder Wheels Public Drop -
- The sale will begin Thursday, Oct. 28th, 2021 at 3:00PM PT.
- Visit Wilder World Metaverse Market (WWMM) to confirm your spot and to mint your Wheels.
- The Whitelist Sale will be open for 24 hours to those on the Whitelist. If any Wheels are available after 24 hours, then on Friday, October 29th at 6PM PT minting will be unlocked and open to the public.
- Each Whitelisted wallet address can mint up to 3 Wheels each.
- Minting price will be 0.369 ETH.
- Being on the WL does not exclusively guarantee you will receive a set of Wheels – just a very high likelihood. Still make sure to get there early!
- The sale is subject to our Terms & Conditions.
May the Wilder Spirit guide you on your quest to bag the rarest of rare Wilder Wheels, the checkered flags are waving, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Wilder World history.
The Wilders salute you!
[Updated July 18th, 2022]