Uplanders will have the ability to define their own home address within Upland. If you only own a few properties or even thousands of properties, everyone has their favorite one. Where do you want to live? What community are you a part of, and what kind of influence do you want to have on that community and neighborhood? Players who define their own home address will be able to obtain voting rights and the ability to have a say in things that relate to your neighborhood, city, and even all of Upland!
If you are part of a node – a community of players who develop a specific neighborhood, which is deciding what type of business you can have in the neighborhood, what color and type of structures are allowed, and even more important things in the future. With the ability to define your home address, there will be voting mechanics within Upland that allow the players who identify with the neighborhood and who are the most active and committed to it to have an influence on these important decisions.
In order to define your home address in a specific neighborhood, you must own a property in that neighborhood with a structure built on it. You must have also reached Uplander status, and you must have completed the KYC process (know your customer). In the future you will be able to rent out your homes, or living unit (in townhouses or apartments). The player renting that space will be able to define it as his home address. A player can only have one home address at any given time. If you wish to move addresses, there will be a period of time you must wait before you can vote and have influence in that new neighborhood. If you decide to travel for an extended period of time, it’s likely you will have to also wait a period of time after returning to your home city before you can vote again. All this is designed in order to reward players who remain committed and connected to one specific neighborhood.
Once you define your home address, you will receive an image (possibly an NFT) that can be used as a personal profile picture (PFP) in social media platforms such as discord, twitter, Instagram, etc. Below is an example of a PFP – it includes the name of both the city and neighborhood, and your block explorer with the city outline in the background. This added feature incentives players to reach director status, as one could use their custom block explorer as their profile picture. One’s profile picture is meant to represent them – whether it be an actual picture of themselves, or an example like the image above. In the web 3.0 and NFT space, there is a trend that is becoming frequent where people use an NFT that they own as their profile picture. People are part of communities such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or World of Women, and others, and they want to present to the world that they are part of this community. Twitter eve has integrated the functionality that verifies that a specific NFT is one that someone owns, thus ensuring that other players can easily verify that the NFT is actually theirs, and not just a screenshot of it. This was done by ensuring that the verified NFT that is the PFP is displayed as a hexagon and not a circle.
With this ability, it only makes sense that one would want to choose a custom director block explorer that one would be proud to own, show off, and something that represents them either in the real world or within the metaverse – after all, this is your identity! It is important for people to connect and feel part of a community. Having your own unique identity within the metaverse is something that should be important to everyone.