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Scarcity

Learn more about the scarcity of ASSETs in The Sandbox

What is scarcity?

Scarcity is the total supply of an ASSET. In other words, how many copies of an ASSET are available for game designers, gamers or collectors to purchase from The Sandbox's marketplace.

How is the scarcity of an ASSET defined?

Scarcity is defined by the CATALYST that you add to your ASSET.

There are four different CATALYST tiers, all of which define the maximum possible total number of copies of an ASSET.

CATALYST Tier

GEM

Sockets

Attributes

ASSET

Copies

Common

1

Up to 25

Up to 20,000

Rare

2

Up to 50

Up to 4,000

Epic

3

Up to 75

Up to 1,500

Legendary

4

Up to 100

Up to 200

In other words, the higher the tier of the CATALYST is, the more scarce (or less common) an ASSET is.

How does scarcity affect the value of ASSETs?

ASSETs which are of very high quality (for example, being designed well, having great small details and have well-made animations) which are also unique will likely be in good demand by game designers, gamers and collectors. The stats that an ASSET has through the use of GEMs is also a factor in its value.

High quality ASSETs which are scarce (have fewer copies) will also probably have a higher value than more common ASSETs. For example, someone who really likes frogs will possibly want to collect high-quality frog-related ASSETs and may be willing to pay a premium price for them if they are rarer.