The past few days have raised dust around a project called Blockverse, but not in the way its creators imagined. Blockverse is an unofficial NFT project related to Minecraft, which promised players a play-to-earn format on a single private PvP server for Minecraft.
Access to the server was sold as a token, interest in it was high, and more than 10,000 NFTs were sold in eight minutes. The token cost an average of 0.05 ETH (currently worth about $ 127), and Blocker's organizers amassed a million in earnings. And then after a few days, they closed the server itself, the official site, and the channel on Discord.
Quite rightly and expectedly, the people who paid to access the server were furious. As reported by PC Gamer, a separate group was organized at Discord where users set out in search of information about the organizers who went missing with the money. And when it became clear that they had relevant clues based on which they could be found, the organizers responded with an apology and an alleged explanation of what had happened.
They say they faced multiple problems when launching the server. Their server allegedly could not withstand the influx of players, which they say is not their fault, but the technical limitations of Minecraft itself. They say that 18 hours after the launch of the server, they received insults, threats, and attacks, which frightened them, so they "closed everything in affection" to prevent the further spread of toxic behavior. They say they are disappointed that the community of players immediately jumped to the wrong conclusion that they ran away with $ 1.2 million.
They apologized for the ambiguities and promised to return everything as soon as the passions calmed down, but that still hasn’t happened. Blockverse NFT buyers are working to take over server management from the organizers - for which they are even willing to allow them to take a share of the profits. The creators of Blockverse are reportedly willing to leave the server to the community, but do not agree with this to take only part of the earnings but want everything they have charged.