GoL: Cybers intergalactic tournament
by serejandmyself on 2020-04-24
We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! Benjamin Franklin
Hear thee, cosmonauts and astronauts!
The rumour has it that participants of intergalactic tournament have been pushing the knowledge graph to new boundaries. It seems that this is the perfect time to join them before they are nowhere to be seen.
The intergalactic tournament
Cybers Game of Links is a game in which athletes battle it out in different disciplines to gain more tokens from cyber~Congress, the DAO behind the launch of cyber. Cyber is an innovative, general-purpose knowledge protocol, built to destroy the monopoly of the behemoths like google.
The full script of the Game can be found in our blog.
Provision for the Game
Before we start to play we need some energy that will allow us to make transactions and win tokens!
There are several ways to get some energy:
2) Use Uniswap to obtain GOL, then vest them to get EUL. Read how to do this
3) Claim the gift of the Gods (we gifted over 1 million addresses across the solar system). Learn how to do this
Now that you are charged, let’s prepare the extra gear:
- I advise you to prepare your Ledger device with the Cosmos app installed
- You are going to play a game, which requires you to think. You will be building the Great Web, just like once upon a time, Wikipedia was built… prepare the knowledge you want to share!
- If you get lost, check out the big help guide
Double check the provisions
If you have followed the steps above, you should be charged with the right provisions. Let’s make sure everything is in place:
- A cyber account
- Energy charged
- A Ledger device
- Checked the scripts
Great! Let’s start!
Building the Great Web as a Master!
The quickest way of looking at your rewards and the current breakdown can be seen on your personal
flight deck on cyber.page.
On cyber.page, click on the robot in the top right corner, then click on you
cyber address. By default, you are on the
main screen. We need
GOL. Click on it. This is your personal GoL dashboard:
Let’s be brave this time and teleport straight to the GoL section of cyber.page. It’s fairly easy to get here manually. Wherever you see a
Game of Links button, click it. In all of the cases you will end up here:
Each discipline is clickable and takes you to its own page, with an explanation or the appropriate action page. Feel free to explore!
The way of the Master beholds 4 challenges:
1) Relevance: The gist is simple, the higher the rank of the content submitted, the better. Read the how-to link guide first. Second, make sure you show some love to your links. Link them with more links. Hint, watch out for the top CIDs at any point. Be the first to follow that strategy and relink them. In other words, think of this as following a traders strategy. Just like when you follow your favourite traders’ decisions, however, if too many people get ahead of you, the market reacts and the decision will probably lose relevance.
2) Load: Spend as much energy (bandwidth) as you can on submitting links. The bandwidth spent on linking is called
Karma, The more Karma you have, the better. Think of this is a useful reputation based on your actions, rather than words. How to win? Submit a lot of links. The more you link, the better the chance of winning.
4) Takeoff: This is not a discipline as such, but the idea is twofold:
- The more ATOMs donated, the higher the rewards for some of the disciplines
- If you donate ATOMs, you receive CYB
Where to get ATOM? Good question. This is entirely up to you, but here is a link to CMC and available markets.
Before we move forward… To increase your chances of winning, check out the crawler section of our guide to automate linking!
You may, of course, explore the 2 other ways of the Jedi. The
hero path and the
Building the Great Web as an Evangelist!
Easy there, tiger! This is still in the making. But the idea is pretty simple and is outlined here.
In a gist: get blessed and become a project ambassador to acquire perks! Become an evangelist, translate the WP, organise a meetup, write useful content, etc. Check out the details here
Build the Great Web as a Hero!
We have 3 more disciplines left on the dashboard. These are for cybers heroes, the validators that protect cybers kingdom from the evil forces. Let’s quickly explore them:
Lifetime: The more your hero protects the kingdom, the better
- Delegation: The more appreciation your hero is shown from masters, the better
- Full validator set: The more heroes protect the kingdom, the better
I can talk about heroes all day long. But let’s cut the chase. Everyone wants to be a hero and I know a cheat code. Check it out.
Hang on there brave stranger! I would like to give you the link that will help you to see through space and time. I am unsure how, but I have the feeling that it will help you on your journey!
And now go on, and save the universe!