Jul 27, 2022
Episode 7: P2E & Blockchain Gaming: Future Empowerment or Failed Experiment?
In this episode, we speak with Max “0xguru” Diewold. Max is a life-long gamer and in the past, was a competitive e-sports player in games such as Call of Duty and League of Legends. He later went on to create a consulting business focused on the start-up & enterprise ecommerce space. However, his passion for gaming, coupled with the potential of Web3, recently pivoted him completely into the blockchain gaming industry. Today, he leads as the founder of Method to the Mythos - a Web3 gaming guild with a vibrant, growing community, as well as a key advisor to several notable projects in the Web3 gaming space, including Axie Infinity and Sipher Odyssey.
In part one of this two-part conversation, we touch on Max’s entry into Web3 games (starting with Axie Infinity), the rise of gaming guilds, how tokenomics, & play-to-earn models must improve to survive, and the true value unlocked by NFTs and the Metaverse by Web3 gaming.
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[00:00:29] Presenting: Max "0xguru" Diewold
[00:01:41] Max - Intro
[00:02:07] Max - Growing Up with Games
[00:05:08] Max - Professional E-Sports as a Career?
[00:06:42] Max - Gaming was Fun, but Back to Business
[00:08:15] Max - 2021: The Year Axie Infinity Took Over
[00:11:02] Max - Forking Identities: Method to the Mythos
[00:11:58] Max - What's a Web3 Gaming Guild? What Makes MTTM Unique?
[00:15:34] Max - Ponzinomics: The Current Guild Model is Broken, & How to Fix It
[00:19:29] Max - Play-to-Earn Needs a Rebrand
[00:21:17] Max - Web3 Gaming is Built on Community & Collective Development
[00:23:19] Max - Axie Infinity: A Case Study on Early Web3 Game Economies
[00:28:13] Max - What Can NFTs Add to Games Beyond Financial Incentives & Speculation?
[00:30:56] Max - Digital Autonomy
[00:34:56] Max - Define: The Metaverse
[00:40:03] Max - Minecraft, Not Your-Craft: Protecting IP in the Metaverse
[00:47:46] Key Take-Aways
[00:49:08] Outro --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nftdroplets/message