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Melody Introduction

Here is the announcement for the initial release of Melody:

As most of you know, we have embarked on a new BLU 2.0 in that our focus at the moment is to build the IP of the BLU through world building, art, characters, lore, and music.

Recently @bosslogic shared with us all a new beat that will be apart of the BLU.

Today we would love to share with each of you one of the new characters, MELODY!!

MELODY is one you do not want to mess with. Her mind has been tampered with during her time being a test subject. During these tests she was granted abilities where she can conjure up projections by using special projectors. MELODY is able to use these projections from her mind as weapons.

MELODY and LGX are two characters from FREQUENCY. There will be more on what FREQUENCY is in the coming weeks.

Something else that the BLU family can expect in the coming weeks are sneak peeks on additions characters from FREQUENCY, as well as additional character skins.

Again, we can not express our gratitude enough for your patience, support, love, and passion for The BLU, Boss Logic, his team, and this wonderful community. Our hope and desire is that you will begin to get lost in the world of BLU again, the characters, and the future that awaits us all!!

THE BLU TEAM

BLU Avatar Melody

BossLogic Universe Q1 2022 Overview

@everyone

Thank you for showing up to the AMA or even listening to it (pinned in 💬│general-chat ) A quick overview, but not a full recap, of the AMA:

– @bosslogic has finished some key points to the world building and the overall picture of what the world will gravitate towards within the story telling.

– Avatars will be airdropped. Further developments of characters, lore, and world will be getting rolled out starting in 2-3 weeks.

– Blox mini-game will not be happening. BossLogic is working with a group that will have creative freedom with the IP. Conversations are in play and as soon as the two parties have come to an agreement, more information will be given. BossLogic will continue to promote and add support as the group moves forward with the BLOX

– @bosslogic and @Kingsletter are working with two groups, one of which is well known, to help progress the Immortals project and move it along. Giving it new life.

– VerseU is still a go

– Gauntlet utility includes access to VersU and Avatar airdrop. P2E is still on the table.

– BelsheBits is doxxed (pinned in 💬│general-chat )

BLU Discord AMA Project Update Q1 2022

Today was a scheduled Discord Ask Me Anything: a recap of 2021; an update for the community on the status; and progress of the BossLogic Universe looking towards the rest of 2022

Before you look into the AMA you MUST check out the BLU STATE OF THE UNION Q1 2022. If you don’t read this first you’re going to have questions that have already been covered. Do it. I’ll post the link here a second time for you. BOSSLOGIC UNIVERSE STATE OF THE UNION Q1 2022

Now that you’ve read the previous post and are up to speed with big picture questions we get into meta details and game dev and ALPHA

First off was Lineage Studios.

Greetings and reintroductions. They have BossLogic’s focus in mind and have a legacy of building expansive digital media. (I’m personally stoked about the Blizzard name-drop.)

BossLogic dropped a State of the Union yesterday which covered a lot of the big picture stuff.

Assigning roles have been addressed.

BossLogic is the artist and will be enabled. The rest of the stuff need to be delegated. This is being done. Community and media and other social engagement has been delegated to a core member: Belshebits (Doug).

BLU IP (Intellectual Property).

The story. We are bringing that into the fold. It’s a huge vision with more than “just a game.” The whole storyline incorporates music and vivid imagery. This is a big picture thing.

Tokenomics is part of it; but not the main goal. Getting the “Story” and broader BossLogic Universe is the point.

There is a “soundtrack” to this. There is an energy to this. This is so much more than a game. This is a fantasy universe being developed in real time. “You are part of the system ever-growing.”

They are building the roadmap toward the game. The game is just a part of the STORY of BossLogic Universe. We have so much more to give.

The utility of Gauntlets.

They talked about play to earn, it’s in the long term plans. Gauntlet access to the game is still a reality. With this newfound expansion it’ll be more than a game. A large and broad universe with more incorporated as its developed. Play to earn is inevitable but the story and game are the stepping stones. The GAUNTLETS are the key to all of the BossLogic Universe.

BossLogic Universe Avatars

Things have gotten specific and goal oriented. First things first is getting the structure established. This will take vision and focus. There’s a LOT going on navigating behind the scenes. The creative stuff is so critical.

“The world doc”

This crucial part of the foundation has been established going forward. They have built that (the structure, drive and focus of the BLU) and defined the first 13 characters and locations. This is the driving engine for the purpose and forward progress.

Doing things slow and correctly let’s us not look back.

The reason for the progressive build is making sure the avatars and characters in the story are aligned. They want to make sure the official assets that are released are the polished versions of the story profiles. These are important and are being done right… but with a sense of urgency.

North stars of IP

Scores of people working on the art and development of the characters. The game is being built with 2d and 3d perspective. Each 2D & 3D has a team allocated to building those aspects. (I feel like the 2d is for the game and the 3d is for metaverse interactive environments.)

The BLU characters and the Avatars linked to them

After a thorough discussion… Airdropping the Avatars will be at the release of all the info for the characters and story. It will be done when they are ready. The story telling is important and the release of the NFT collection will have value there.

Fully Polished Avatar Reveal

5 of the 13 characters and polished and finalized. After the rest are done they can do the rendering for the NFT release. Then we get a sneak peak.

Releasing the Avatars and characters of the story will be a progressive unveiling. This will build up the hype without overloading and dumping info. The plan is eventual immersion of the story within the BossLogic Universe.

We have names but we want to know the back story. So we can get attached and immersed into the system. The anticipation of every character will be part of the hype. This will be part of the build up and release.

They want to do this right and in a way where they can explore and play with new edgy concepts. If they rush a bunch of potential marketing options with screenshots then the bar will be set in a place that might not be that relevant. The game is 100% going to be a a big deal but big deals take time.

Blox Game

There will NOT be a blox game… yah. That didn’t work out. but they are working on building out the overall IP.

If they are going to do this larger BLU project right then they will need to focus on the primary game. The BLU Blox concept will also be reset and given a change to be flushed out. Community feedback will be used with a focus on creative storytelling. Details are being worked out and this is a whole other aspect that can be developed.

BLU Community Questions

What’s the plan with the Immortals?

It sounds like the Immortals will be involved in long term meta and brought into the BossLogic Universe. BossLogic himself wanted to delay the release of the Immortals to ensure it could be done with full detail.

There are things in the works and they don’t want to overpromise. The immortals are being incorporated into the bigger picture. We will know more and they will announce more in a few weeks.

Media Buzz

The concern about BossLogic on social media not spending a significant amount of time covering the BLU. Twitter is a great place to gather followers and collect an audience. With the restructuring of the organization there will be a confident push to hyping the project. This will be done will full execution and have a proper build up. If there had been a push previously… with complications in the organization… it would have looked desperate and “shill-y”.

What about a partnership with other IP and major labels?

Contracts and talks were in the works and there are opportunities… but these things take time and everyone in the space is trying to figure out the the entry point.

What about partitioning the parts of the puzzle for independent roadmaps

How is a good roadmap per each section of the BLU (and each collection) going to set expectations going forward? That is being encouraged and focused on with this organizational reset.

The immortals and avatars are being focused on with other projects and metaverse virtual worlds. WilderWorld was being focused on as a full integration. This is still ongoing but hard details can’t be promised to ensure proper expectation.

Liquid

This will be a community focused character: “Liquid”

Open libraries and relevance for the utility. There is a focus on the long run and community involvement will evolve the appearance of the profile.

Gauntlet Properties and Options

The Gauntlet Properties are going to be more a visual in use. First and foremost the game must be balanced. Tournament play and esports streaming is a key entry point to the market.

There are a lot of moving parts… but that’s the good thing. There are multiple points of value being developed. The game characters (Avatars) are the primary focus for the fighting aspect. With a solid base of different fighters to choose from, it’ll give the full spread of the Avatar NFTs demand. Solid overall demand for every Avatar is a great starting point. The game must be fun. So long story short, as of now the properties are just visual in nature; and certain classes like legendary and OG having certain privileges.

How is more capital being add when needed?

There are many options that can be explored without devaluing the current assets. The focus of this would be not removing the community funds. The gameplay funds are allocated and in force. Marketing will be done with BossLogic and community.

Belshebits

Experience with community? Small business starter (220 employees). Speaks 3 languages. Community focused. 15 Years with accounts and project management, customer service and sales.

Previous work and initial art dev release

Art and characters have been expanded and broadened. IP is being developed and the larger story is being developed. The expanded idea is much bigger and being rebuilt. Yes there were previous designs for the Avatars; but they pale in comparison to the new renderings. This is a superior product.

BossLogic will be present in Discord more frequently

BLU State of the Union Q1 2022

Here is the text posted in the Discord:

bosslogic01/18/2022

Hi Everyone,

We’re excited to join you this week during the AMA; thank you for carving a moment out of your day for some BLU realness.

First and foremost, I want to acknowledge each and every one of you. The BLU community is composed of people from all walks of life, across all four corners of the globe, and bearing witness to your relentless passion is one of the great privileges of my life. I am a kid just like you. I’m just a fan just like you. And getting to do what I do is only possible because you’ve given me the opportunity to play. I can never repay that great gift. I can only attempt to earn it each-and-every day.

This evening, we wanted to do something a little different. Instead of breaking straight into the AMA, we came prepared with a ‘State of the Union’ of sorts. Many of you have been asking for very specific updates the last several weeks, and we are hoping to use this session to address what we can, as transparently as we can.

First, on the matter of my health… 

Generally speaking, I am a private person when it comes to my personal life, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. That said, as many of you are aware, several weeks ago, just before the holidays, I suffered an episode that knocked me on my ass for a few days. Being in hospital was a major wake up call that there were imbalances in my life, and body that needed to be addressed. And whilst getting on my feet took a few more weeks than I had initially hoped, luckily through the strength and support of my friends and family, I have not only found that footing again, I have found renewed purpose. 

As some of you have seen on Instagram and elsewhere, I have made new commitments to staying healthy. I have a lifetime’s worth of art left in me, and I intend to realize all of it. That said, again, thank you all for your kindness, support, encouragement, and patience. It truly means the world. 

Second, on the matter of recent staffing changes, and ongoing investigations…  

This section is a bit tricky, I’m not going to lie. I would love to share everything that has happened behind closed doors, but at the advice of counsel, and peers, some things have to remain obscured for the time being. This is to protect myself, and my team. This is also to protect ongoing investigations, which depending on the outcome, could lead to criminal action. 

What I can share is that (roughly) for the last two months, both myself, and select members of my inner-most team, have been looking at the books. What we found were inconsistencies, and the misappropriation of funds; neither of which were ever condoned or encouraged by myself. As you can imagine, these actions by parties unnamed were not only surprising, they were heartbreaking; a personal betrayal of trust to me who had invested my time, money and energy into these individuals, and a betrayal to each of you, our beloved BLU community. This was especially difficult as some of these learnings came in the midst of my recovery, which was a layer of stress I did not need at the time. Nevertheless, I muscled through.

As of today, what I can share, is that the individuals involved in these actions are no longer part of the BLU in any capacity, at any level. Further still, we are in negotiation with these individuals to claw back the misappropriated funds, and any invested monies, with the intent of returning 100% back into the BLU treasury for development. The next few weeks will be a sensitive period in closing these discussions. We look forward to sharing more at the next scheduled event.

@everyone

Have to continue in another post….

[5:59 PM]In the interim, as shared on the Discord, I would like to once again formally welcome Douglas, aka BelsheBits as the new face of our Community efforts. I would encourage each and every one of you to get to know Belshe for the stand up guy that he is. You’ll be seeing a lot of Belshe as he takes on a number of duties, not the least of which is making sure you’re all fed with the latest/greatest.  Give him time to get adjusted to the new responsibilities.

Welcome Douglas!

Thirdly, and finally, on the status of Verse-U…

We know this is the ‘big one,’ and likely why you’re attending here tonight! On this, I have a number of very exciting developments. As you know, the BLU was never ‘exclusively’ just a game. Somewhere along the way the narrative of gauntlet ownership pivoted towards game development and game integration. And while that is absolutely cool, it’s a relatively narrow path to tread.

The BLU is something I’ve carried inside me for literal decades. Respectively, no one game could truly contain the power, and music inside me. So tonight, exclusively for the BLU fam, I am excited to announce that the execution of BLU is getting so much bigger. 

Over the last several weeks, in working with the team at Lineage Studios, our roadmap has evolved considerably. To be clear, Verse-U (the game) remains our North Star, and we have made incredible strides in its early development. That said, we know how frustrating it is for you, the fans, to wait for updates. Games take time. Great games even longer. 

So with you in mind, we’ve changed the entire paradigm of our roll out and what we think it means to be part of the BLU. We want Gauntlet Ownership to be a badge of honor that grants you exclusive content, world immersion, and more. Not a game tomorrow, an exclusive and open door to new worlds now. What this means for our roadmap, essentially, is more, more, more. More characters, animatics, short stories, art, EPs, comics and even MORE on top of our regularly scheduled game updates. These are not sneak peeks, these are break-the-windows, tear-the-frames down looks inside the team’s imagination; raw, and first, and exclusively for you.

On that note, I am further excited to announce that our comprehensive IP bible is not only drafted, it is complete, and will serve as the backbone for everything we do from this point forward.

But wait, there’s one last thing… AVATARS!

Avatars are a much anticipated part of The BLU.  We are very aware in the delay that these have had and we appreciate your patience with the whole process.  Characters and Lore of The BLU are fundamental on the longterm plan.  These Avatars will represent these characters that will be found in all aspects of The BLU, including VerseU.  Specifics with the Avatars will be shared during the AMA.

One item that I would like to share with you now to clear up any confusion, is that the Avatars will be Airdropped! In order to help make others aware of the Avatars being airdropped, we will make sure we do a very thorough job of letting people know a time frame when they are going to be dropped so that the community at large can be aware.

BLU believers, thank you. We love and respect you all! We will happily take a couple questions to help close things out during the AMA. Belshe will be monitoring the hangout in real time. If you have a question, please raise your hand during the AMA. Again, in hopes of keeping the AMA discussion productive and focused on BLU creative, please refrain from asking about sensitive matters. 

@everyone

First look at Zoe

Sneak preview of the second character in the VerseU fighting game.

A comment by BossLogic and some images:

Let’s start the New Year off right.

How about a character select teaser featuring LGX and a first look (early dev!) at Zoe?!

Clear from the image is our color theory for the game, which will heavily favor pops of neon in both our rich environments and stunning character specials. Very ‘old school v. new school’ by design.

The team and I are already a couple generations into these characters, and we’re excited to reveal the rest of the roster to you (and their parts in the story), in addition to walking you through their visual evolutions as well.

Game on!

Boss



December BLU Gauntlet Upgrade Raffle

The December 2021 Raffle for the Gauntlet upgrade was announced:

We hope everyone had an amazing holiday with your family and friends. It’s that time of month again, for the Legendary Gauntlet Raffle! The rules to be eligible for this raffle is as follows: Own a Gauntlet. Each gauntlet is an entry. The winner must reach out to @Nonfungiblecla within 24 hours. If you have it listed, you have 24 hours to inform them of the one you want to burn or delist the winning gauntlet to be burned. If within 24 hours the individual does not reach out to @Nonfungiblecla , we will then re-raffle for the Legendary Gauntlet. This Legendary 1/1 Gauntlet will be hand chosen by @bosslogic himself. We will be doing the raffle on 12/29 at 9pm US EST If the Winner does not DM @Nonfungiblecla by 12/30 at 9pm US EST, we will re-raffle and announce winner at 10pm US EST. 24 hours after we have a verified winner, The BLU will announce which Legendary @bosslogic has chosen himself to be the 1/1 Legendary prize. Good Luck!

Discord Link:

https://discord.com/invite/bosslogicuniverse

Immortals Property Update

You can now search for the different trait sets and properties for the Ten Thousand Immortals in the OpenSea market.

We will have a breakdown of the various options you have when selecting your Immortal soon. For now just scroll through the available NFTs and when you find one you like review the asset and pay attention to the properties tab. Then keep looking for more like it.

Ten Thousand Immortals Reveal is happening NOW!!!

The reveal just happened for the 10k immortals!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL THE REVEAL JUST HAPPENED! Go to your wallet or OpenSea profile and click on “refresh metadata” and then after a minute or two refresh the page. You’ll see your individual immortal NFT.

They all look striking and unique and I’m so stoked with how mine turned out.

You can Mint one here:
https://www.immortals.art/

You can check out the active market here:
https://opensea.io/collection/immortals-10k

Boss Logic Universe (BLU) AMA 12/15/2021

Below is the youtube recording of the ask me anything for the BLU community, Gauntlet NFT collection, VerseU Fightin Game and other collections.

in Summary: Boss Logic is back. He’s putting sidework on hold for 6 months and focusing on himself and this project alone. (Probably some fun stuff but no clients.)
The gaming studio has been working on the game this whole time but the tokenomics aspect was put on pause because the generate/earn mechanics need to be done right on the way in.
The avatars should be released in January after traits are updated and the primary NPC characters are introduced. This way we understand them individually and the variations are special.

The immortals are actually individual parts of one immortal god? There is a primary form of “the immortal” that will be able to be used in the VerseU fighting game. This will be flushed out but we can confirm that your immortal NFT will be able to be used as a player character in VerseU.
The blox game is still in the works.
There was an audit of finances and storage of funds and allocation of assets.

UPDATE

EVERYTHING I’VE TRIED TO FIGURE OUT ABOUT ACCESSORIES AND EFFECTS IS PROBABLY WRONG. (I’m laughing.) It makes sense. There are SOOO many variables that they haven’t even started with combat options. They are just trying to make a combat game that isn’t broke.
With so many subtle differences in traits it’s going to be very easy to break the game. Boss Logic is very aware of the trouble with normalizing players in tournaments. This has to be resolved first before we can have fun with the meta.

Go ahead and listen to the AMA to fill in the blanks! I’ll update this more when I can.