We are now almost 1 week into the much-anticipated launch of Decentraland, but has it been a success?
The answer: It depends on how you gauge success.
In this article we lay it all out bare, letting you be the judge, jury and executioner.
How was your experience of the launch? Don’t forget to leave your opinions in comment box below.
Long Awaited Decentraland Launch (20.02.2020)
The Launch was Immediately Picked Up By Reputable News Sites…
…But There Were Teething Problems
Lag & Bugs Affecting User Experience
Unfortunately not impressed with the @decentraland launch so far.— DogGodFrogLog (@DogGodFrogLog) February 20, 2020
🤢Camera is nauseating and jittery, extremely long load times, and several games are buggy.
While the idea is neat the player experience is subpar. Hopefully @TheSandboxGame & @cryptovoxels are better. pic.twitter.com/vD5u1L5Mvk
There was also lack of marketing as highlighted by a community member via podcast
However, despite the problems some were having…
1) Others were really enjoying the experience
I just completed the @decentraland Hunt and overall the experiences are impressive for this early - the teams should be proud.— Felblob🏂❄🏔💸⚡ (@felblob) February 24,
I picked up FREE:$LAND$MANA$ANJ
Now, let's get the social and badge features ready!
See you in world.#ETH #Metaverse pic.twitter.com/cH9IrMKsvf
2) Exciting, Independently Run Events Were Being Repeatedly Launched
Got an avatar? DCL Art Exhibition is NOW OPEN!!— ⏹️ DCL Plazas (@dcl_plazas) February 19, 2020
If you don't already have a Decentraland avatar, then visit this showcase event at official DCL launch tomorrow!More info coming soon, but until then, teleport to the START HERE➡️ https://t.co/QK4VNtTE29 #Decentraland #cryptoart pic.twitter.com/hCNsT3Aney
17,88 Gaming contest in @decentraland ends tomorrow at 7pmEST. Only scores recorded at 17,88 coordinates count!! If it ended today our Top 5 paid out Winners would be;— anorak (@DCLanorak) February 25, 2020
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💰$2,000+ USD IN PRIZES💰- We are excited to announce our first @decentraland backgammon tournament with a 1 $LAND top prize!— Decentral Games (@decentralgames) February 25, 2020
To enter, retweet this, and post in the #competitions channel of our discord https://t.co/eQuebNdUiH.
For the full rules, see: https://t.co/UIzycB7mLa pic.twitter.com/eXrDENu6bT
3) The Crypto Art Community Appeared To Be Inspired
Wow! What do you think of my @dcl_plazas sponsored giant paintings in the @decentraland metaverse.— Trevor Jones 🎨 (@trevorjonesart) February 25, 2020
Portraits of Dr Jordan Peterson, John McAfee and two #BTC Picasso cubist paintings.
👉 https://t.co/7gMmbOavG4#cryptoart #VR $MANA #NFT pic.twitter.com/jkvNsrlvRh
4) All The Buzz Around Decentraland Caused a Wave of Interest Right Across The Web
On 2/20, there was an all-time high of 357 shared links related to @decentraland. In all social posts that contain links, we capture how many times links are shared, which coins they apply to, and if they're bullish or bearish. https://t.co/3LHdlI2PSl $mana #decentraland pic.twitter.com/DZaZDk5Add— LunarCRUSH Social Listening for Crypto (@LunarCRUSH) February 24, 2020
🤯Digital land sales spiked on @decentraland launch with almost $200k traded in the past week!— Camila Russo (@CamiRusso) February 21, 2020
Virtual mortgages are already being offered @RocketNFT and there's talk of using flash loans to profit from virtual real estate.
And, my avatar is the cutest💁♀https://t.co/PAtSa1kAN5 pic.twitter.com/Ld7Ib6ByY6
5) Decentraland Wearables Were an Immediate Hit
6) Even Popular NFT Marketplaces Joined in the Celebrations
7) There was a Mixed Response from Independent Writers
8) Opinion from the Decentraland Community was Upbeat, Fair & Open
The Texan Trio @theblockrunner
9) The Final Figures & Sentiment
The Treasure Hunt has ended! 66k rewards were given to over 6k users, incl. 700k+ MANA, 590k ANJ, 82k+ MATIC, 10k+ wearables, 2k+ Cryptokitties, 33 Axies, 25 LAND and two HTC Exodus 1 phones. Congrats and thanks to the 12k+ active users who joined the fun! pic.twitter.com/XlDMMgebXb— Decentraland (@decentraland) February 26, 2020
Amazing experience to be part of one of the largest social experiments in the subject. This is just the beginning, can’t wait to see how the platform evolves! Congrats to all @decentraland @dcl_plazas #decentraland #NFT #blockchain @decentralgames https://t.co/2TzPsqWMf2— BlockEureka (@EurekaBlock) February 26, 2020
10) Your Opinion
Taking all into account, now it’s your turn!
How was your experience of the Decentraland Launch?
Did it meet your expectations?
Do you have a clear idea of what Decentraland is? (Hint: not a game, but a platform on which to build).
What are your expectations for the future?
Will you revisit Decentraland?
ALL comments welcome below.
DCL Plazas would like to thank CoinGecko for being the main sponsor of the DCL Art Festival, which helped support the Decentraland launch. With ongoing support from reputable companies like CG, together, we can help the NFT & Crypto industries flourish.