Review on the TON Earth NFT Project
Getgems (5th place, balance over 15,000 TON)
"TON Earth is the first virtual world inspired by the metaverse using The Open Network blockchain. Buy, sell, rent, travel, collect and meet other users."
TON Earth is an analogue of well-known projects https://pixelmap.io
The TON Earth international team employs 4 people of the main staff:
Ivailo Popov (@IvailoPopov, CEO, developer with 8 years of experience, Bulgaria)
Joshua (developer with 20 years of experience, USA)
Mark (@markdarkov, marketer, Russia)
Anna (@aya_melon, Creative Director, Russia)
bot developer Mikhail Dobrev (Bulgaria)
The author of the project, Ivaylo Popov, is engaged in web development and is deeply immersed in the topic of blockchain, as evidenced by the first place he received in the non-technical competition "Explanation of blockchain".
The first stream with the project participants took place on February 21, 2022. The frontmen of the team (Ivaylo and Mark) openly and confidently answered all the questions of the participants.
Unlike the huge mass of NFT projects that offer graphic images for purchase first, and then begin to work on their practical applicability, this project offers integration of its NFTS into its services immediately.
The goal of the project is to create a full-fledged metaverse of The Open Network with the ability to interact with other participants, including through a browser game. Moreover, the game is not the main goal. The team plans to develop additional options that will bring income to the owners of the plots.
The NFT (token) of the TON Earth project is a plot of land, a house, a room, a car, a boat and a yacht, an airship and collectibles of the project (with the possibility of introducing NFT collections from other projects).
Currently, only the possibility of acquiring a plot of land has been realized. No well-formed roadmap was found. There is only a plan that contains information about the gradual saturation of the project with other NFTs (house, room, car, boat, etc.). The project has developed too rapidly even for the developers themselves.
The comment of the author of the project: "The roadmap has been formed, but now there are no deadlines, since there is no NFT standard, when we can add deadlines. And then if, say, they will be at home in a week, and there is no NFT standard, people will not believe 😄."
The team did not conduct presales, sales began immediately after the start of the project. Prices for plots vary from 5 to 15 TON (depending on access to water), which is extremely small for a project of this scale, relative to other NFT projects that have no practical or aesthetic value. At the moment (March 7, 2022), 2839 of 3636 plots have been sold since the start of sales. Currently, prices have risen by 2.5 TON.
TONEarth does not need additional investments, the available budget is sufficient for further development. According to the author of the project, no major withdrawals are made from the project account.
It is also provided to receive a free NFT through the referral program. For 10 invitees, a person receives a random plot of property, the value of which is similar to that acquired for a TON. The referral program is one-time, the issuance of more than 1 site per account is not provided. There are cases when users received the most expensive plots through the referral system, which cost 15 TON on sale. A total of 530 sites have been distributed under the referral program and it has already been completed.
The mechanics of acquiring NFT are implemented very conveniently. The user selects the plot of interest and pays for it through TONEarthBot and CryptoBot. Information about all purchases is stored in TONEarthBot. In the future, it is planned to connect payments from native wallets.