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Star Atlas Makes First Official DAO Proposal

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Star Atlas continues to surge forward with continued updates to their ecosystem. Their latest announcement brings the first step of player governance to the game with the very first DAO Proposal!

Player governance, a long-time selling point for many a web3 game, is really starting to become more prominent this year. From Splinterlands to Alien Worlds to Uplift World, many games are putting their player DAO plans into action!

Star Atlas is the latest to join the club with the first of their Polis Improvement Proposals, or PIPs for short.

Anyone with voting power is considered a member of the DAO. Players gain voting power by locking up POLIS tokens on the Star Atlas governance site. As tokens remain locked for longer periods, they grow in voting power. The proposal page allows members of the DAO to add comments and also shows current status of the vote.

DAO Proposals in Star Atlas go through several phases before the final vote. PIP-1 is currently in the first phase, which is gauging public interest. DAO members choose whether or not they are interested in advancing this proposal (and they should be!), after which it goes through a drafting-review-revise process.

Star Atlas DAO Proposal roadmap
Star Atlas DAO Proposal roadmap

Polis Improvement Proposal – 1

The first proposal put up for player vote, PIP-1, involves official ratification of the DAO governance framework. This covers the DAO organization itself, the Star Atlas constitution which lays out the rules and processes, and the framework for the operations of the Star Atlas Foundation, an independent legal entity. This is a very important proposal as it builds the foundations for player DAO governance going forward. So I would suggest anyone who is voting on this proposal to read it carefully and bring up any concerns and suggestions with the Star Atlas community. You can read the full text of the proposal on the official proposal page.

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What is Star Atlas?

The year is 2620. Three factions, MUD, ONI, and USTUR, exist in an uneasy truce across the galaxy. Players explore unknown systems, delve into rocks and earth to acquire resources to build, expand, and conquer! Will you be a fighter, testing your mettle in the arena games? Or an explorer in the depths of space, far beyond the reach of any help? Perhaps a shipwright, creating objects of beauty and technological prowess? Maybe you have bolder ambitions, ones of control and rulership? Well all of these roles and more are open to you in Star Atlas, the space MMO currently in development on the Solana blockchain.

Star Atlas aims to build a galactic, space opera MMO where players control the markets and dictate the ebb and flow of goods and products. The rise or fall of various factions will happen because of player actions, not a directed script.

Along with this comes the expected space exploration and combat, and also land ownership, player governance, and graphic novels. Land owners can build a variety of structures, which allow for mining, production and research. The game taxes land plots to encourage players to use the land rather than sit on it.

Players can currently download the Star Atlas showroom which allows players to roam around a planetary base, engage in races, and try their hand at flying various ships.

To learn more about Star Atlas, Visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.

a Star Atlas Claim Stake ready to generate resources
a Star Atlas Claim Stake ready to generate resources
Phil Hall has been a gaming enthusiast since birth and a crypto enthusiast since 2017. He enjoys new discoveries and sharing those with others via blogging and photography. You can follow him on Twitter or read his other articles on Medium.