Crossing the Bridge: CLOWK enters the Polygon Network
(Editor's Note 10/21: Added sections on metadata refresh, Polygon wallet set up and Matic faucet)
After much preparation behind the scenes, the time has finally come for the Chibi Legends of Warring Kingdoms project to migrate to the Polygon Network!
On next Monday (October 18) at exactly 11am PT/2pm ET, a snapshot of all existing Chibi Legend holders will be taken, followed by an airdrop of the exact same Chibi Legend NFT on the Polygon network. This new Chibi Legend NFT will be under a new collection on Opensea, and all metadata will remain the same (with the exception of a minor correction - more on that later!) The Polygon NFT will be the official Chibi Legend NFT moving forward, and will be the only one with utility for both gameplay and on-chain (ex. staking) features.
What is Polygon?
Previously known as the Matic Network, Polygon is an interoperability layer two scaling solution for building Ethereum-compatible blockchains. The blockchain uses the Matic token for governance, staking and for gas fees via a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism.
Polygon is able to provide faster and cheaper transactions on Ethereum using Layer 2 sidechains, which are blockchains that run alongside the Ethereum main chain. Users can deposit Ethereum tokens to a Polygon smart contract, interact with them within Polygon, and then later withdraw them back to the Ethereum main chain. The MATIC token is used to pay transaction fees and participate in proof-of-stake consensus.
A full explanation video of Polygon can be found here:
Polygon has quite a few advantages over its parent chain Ethereum, with the main advantage being its ability to process transactions at significantly lower costs than on Ethereum. Many NFT/blockchain games that started on Ethereum have already migrated to Polygon, with many more already operating or being built on Polygon. Polygon NFTs are also readily tradable on Opensea, which makes the transition to the network that much easier!
What do I need to do?
The new Polygon NFTs will be airdropped directly to your wallets so there’s absolutely nothing that you’ll need to worry about! The only caveat is that your Polygon NFTs will initially be “hidden” in your Opensea profile, so you will need to unhide your Chibi Legend to have it visible on the profile (see screenshot below).
As the Polygon Chibi Legend is a new NFT mint, you may need to refresh your Legend’s metadata in order for its image and information to appear. Simply click on the “refresh metadata” located on the top right corner of your NFT page and your Chibi Legend should appear shortly after your next refresh (a few attempts may be required depending on how Opensea behaves!).
How do I set up my Polygon wallet?
To use Polygon, you first need to add it to your Metamask wallet.
1) Open the extension and click the “Ethereum Mainnet” pulldown menu button on the top.
2) Select “Custom RPC”.
3) Enter the following settings:
Network Name: Matic Mainnet
New RPC URL: https://rpc-mainnet.maticvigil.com/
Chain ID: 137
Currency Symbol (optional): MATIC
Block Explorer URL (optional): https://explorer.matic.network/
Once you’ve added everything, click “Save”.
To switch back to Ethereum Mainnet, simply select it from the pulldown menu button!
What do I need to make transactions on Polygon?
To process transactions on Polygon you will need some MATIC tokens.
Below are some MATIC faucets that will give you some free MATIC to do transactions:
What will happen to my existing Chibi Legend NFT?
The existing Ethereum NFT will no longer have use, but can soon be exchanged for a brand new Legendary Seal NFT! In recognition of our project’s earliest supporters, Legendary Seals are essentially the VIP membership for the Chibi Gaming Universe: holders of the Seal will be entitled to exclusive airdrop and access in the future! The first airdrop for Legendary Seal holders will be for none other than SHIN tokens, which will take place sometime next month after our Token Generation Event.
There will be 5 variations of the Legendary Seal (for aesthetic purposes only!), and Each Chibi Legend on the Ethereum network can be exchanged for one Legendary Seal (plus gas). Our Legendary Seal exchange page will be live on the Chibi Legends website later next week.
About Chibi Legends
Chibi Legends of the Warring Kingdoms (CLOWK) is a Romance of the Three Kingdoms-inspired blockchain gaming universe with a robust play-to-earn economy. Taking on the role as Warlords, players can recruit legendary Warriors to lead their armies into battle to expand their empire and build their dream kingdom.