Reward Amendments to CUIP-003 (Mod Program and Bug Bounty)

Abstract

We believe in encouraging and supporting community members to continually invest in and participate in the success of the project. Rewarding participation in bug hunts and community moderation enables us to collectively take ownership of what we are building together. This proposal seeks to amend how incentives are disbursed for CUIP-003.

Motivation

  • We wish to continually incentivize the community’s participation in finding bugs that cover in-game usability issues and issues with the official websites.
  • We wish to encourage our passionate mod team to continually support other community members, especially as we enter the growth phase.

Details

1. Bug Bounty Program

We want our players to help improve the quality of the game. This program will reward players for submitting novel issues to the team with rewards commensurate with the severity of the issue submitted. The program only rewards the original reporter, and the Laguna Games team will judge the severity of each issue.

Tier Description Reward (USD)
Tier 1 high significance issues that are game-breaking or pose critical issues 2500
Tier 2 medium-high significance issues that directly affect in-game or site usage or block a game loop 1000
Tier 3 medium significance issues that directly affect in-game or site usage but possess a workaround or do not significantly impact a game loop 500
Tier 4 minor significance issues that have potential to directly affect in-game or site usage 250
Tier 5 minor significance issues that do not directly affect in-game or site usage 100
  • What is considered a novel issue?

    • Issues that haven’t been announced prior.
    • Issues that are not connected to a prior issue.
  • Who is considered the original reporter?

    • The first player to report to Zendesk about a particular issue that falls within the scope and limitations of the program who is also:
      • A member of the Discord community
      • Not currently on the running blacklist, and;
      • Complied with the Bug Bounty ticket format on Zendesk
  • How will the reward be disbursed?

    • As the reward is denominated in USD, the Laguna Games team shall have the discretion to pay the rewards in either RBW or USDC. This will follow a monthly cadence.

2. Mod Reward Program

This program is designed to reward our community moderators with RBW based on their contributions as assessed by the Laguna Games team through its Community Management team. Over the course of the prior program’s implementation, most moderators have fallen under the old tier 2 category, so we’ll only use one classification this time.

Classification Desciption Reward (USD)
Availability: 6+ hours active engagement
Availability: 5 days active engagement
Discord Support (all channels)
Ask-the-devs Channel Coverage
Tier 1 Mod-support Channel Coverage 1000
Message Moderation
Member Moderation
Issue Escalation
Additional community-related projects

Community-related projects include, but are not limited to, translating announcements into other languages, writing guides, providing Telegram support, etc. These can either be initiated by the mods themselves or requested by the Community Management team based on community needs.

  • Who is covered by this program?

    • This program is open to all existing and future Guardians and Keepers* on Discord.

*The Guardian and Keeper system refers to the volunteer moderator system run by the Community Management team on Discord.

  • How will the reward be disbursed?

    • As the reward is denominated in USD, the Laguna Games team shall have the discretion to pay the rewards in either RBW or USDC. This will follow a monthly cadence.

Validity

These two programs will be valid for six (6) months, starting from when the current cycle ends. The current cycle must first be concluded using the existing model before this can take effect. Once the validity period ends, the team will re-evaluate the programs and, if appropriate, propose to extend them.

Conclusion

We believe that these programs appropriately align rewards to further strengthen community participation as we gear towards the growth phase. We leave the approval of this proposal to the DAO.

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Fully agree. As long as this make sense to our treasury I’m all for it. Funny, I was wondering about this reward system a few days ago when I saw the old proposal and remember rewards were in RBW back then. With the current state of RBW, it would make sense to adjust rewards to USD value for now and in the future switch to whichever properly rewards our team and contributors. Full send this.

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Can we get a comparison for “before and after”? I feel like 1k USD for a mod position is a lot. What period are we talking about? Is it per month or 1k for the six months?

Thanks!

Here’s the link to CUIP-003. CUIP-003 - Ecosystem Grant - Community Engagement & Rewards [Pass]

  • How will the reward be disbursed?
    • As the reward is denominated in USD, the Laguna Games team shall have the discretion to pay the rewards in either RBW or USDC. This will follow a monthly cadence.

This is on a monthly basis like before.

Edit: Added the incorrect link initially, sorry!

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