LIOM Growth Guide 2.0

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6 min readNov 13, 2022


The Life in Our Minds NFTs were revealed on the 1st of November, and their evolution will now continue for 90 days. During this time, NFTs will add new Boids to their formations, update their patterns and materials, and some of them will end up completely golden or diamond, sometimes even doubling their shapes.

But it’s important to note that every LIOM has a different evolution speed, so your NFT can reach its final appearance anywhere between 30 to 90 days.

We have created this in-depth guide to the collection’s mechanics in order to help you understand what exactly will be happening to your LIOM, over which time periods, and how you can influence it.

In this guide, you will find the following information:

— LIOM NFTs evolution explanation
— LIOM NFTs evolution speed rules
— The patterns distribution algorithm
— OpenSea LIOM NFT traits description
— Rarity tips

LIOM NFT evolution

Your NFT has many Boids in it, and each Boid has its own timeline. So they go through the same stages but at their own individual time.

These are the 4 stages of a Boid’s evolution:

  1. First, a Boid is born, and it reveals its colour.
  2. About a third of the way through its timeline, the Boid’s pattern is revealed — generated either from partner collections in the owner’s wallet or from the original LIOM pattern.
  3. At around the 50% mark of a boid’s evolution, the pattern might change material to silver, gold, black, or pearl — on OpenSea in your LIOM NFT’s profile, these traits are called Half Silver, Half Gold, Half Black, and Half Pearl.
  4. At 100%, when the Boid is fully evolved, it might completely change its material and convert to Full Silver, Full Gold, Full Black, or Full Pearl.

Upon minting, we wanted the NFTs to look already a bit intriguing, so we didn’t start them at a zero evolution point, instead, the reveal happened when 7–10 Boids were already added to each NFT. At about 50% of the way through an NFT’s evolution, no more new Boids will be added to it, but it will still reveal the traits of its existing Boids as it continues to evolve.

The evolution speed

NFTs are visually updated every 10% of their evolution. The speed of evolution is different for each NFT, and it has two parameters:

NFTs are visually updated every 10% of their evolution. The speed of evolution is different for each NFT, and it has two parameters:

— “Speed evolution” can be low, medium or high, and this speed was assigned randomly when NFT was born and will not change.

— “Speed bonus” is an additional trait that constantly changes and one you can have some control over. The bonus is calculated according to 3 parameters: 1) How active your wallet has been in the past two weeks; 2) How many LIOM and OG:CR NFTs you currently have — the more NFTs, the higher your speed bonus; 3) Random luck.

So, for example, if I have lots of LIOM and OG:CR NFTs in my wallet today, and complete lots of transactions, the LIOM evolution speed bonus will be high. But if tomorrow I move all other NFTs out of my wallet, the trait will update, and the evolution will slow down.

Patterns distribution

So, how does the system determine what patterns from partner collections should be added to your LIOM NFT? Each time, the algorithm decides it in two steps:

First, it checks what other NFTs are in your wallet and produces at least one Boid with the pattern of each partner collection you own.

Secondly, the algorithm tries to get as close as possible to the content distribution of your wallet. So if you have more Meebits NFTs, the chances of getting multiple Boids with Meebits patterns are higher. Collab traits on your OG:Crystals are also counted the same as if you had this partner collection NFT.

Here are several more examples:

The NFT traits on OpenSea

Evolution traits

Shape traits

Look traits

Traits defined on mint and which do not change throughout evolution:

  1. Evolution Speed
  2. Boid Shape
  3. Max Boids (invisible in OS)
  4. Primary Colour
  5. Secondary Colour
  6. Colour Scheme

Dynamic traits that might change with evolution:

  1. Evolution Progress
  2. Evolution Speed Bonus
  3. Evolution Lock
  4. Boids (Current quantity)
  5. Pattern <NAME> (collab patterns on Boids)
  6. Half Silver, Half Gold, Half Black, Half Pearl (pattern special colour)
  7. Full Silver, Full Gold, Full Black, Full Pearl (Boid special material)

Rarity tips

We are talking to OpenSea in order to add Open Rarity count to our collection and make it work properly with this dynamic NFT collection.

But meanwhile, here are some general tips to help you understand which traits will be rarer than the others. These will only be relevant in the case that the collection grows to its full 100% evolution, and all NFTs get to their final form:

  1. In some cases, Boid Patterns may change material. This is a rare trait by itself, but the colours are also not equally distributed. Possible materials from most common to rarest include: Half Silver, Half Gold, Half Black, and Half Pearl traits on OpenSea. So in this context, pearl patterns will be the most original.
  2. In even rarer cases, a Boid can completely change its material. Again, possible materials include: Full Silver, Full Gold, Full Black, and the Full Pearl trait on OpenSea, from the least to most rare, respectively.
  3. NFTs that are double shapes are rarer than the single shaped ones. It doesn’t matter what shape you have, all single shapes may eventually transform to double shapes.
  4. The Rainbow and Checkered colour schemes are also much more rare.
  5. There can be anywhere from 13 to 51 maximum Boids in a completely developed LIOM NFT (Decided by their “Max Boids” trait). This trait is invisible on OpenSea, but you may check how many Boids are revealed with every update and draw your own conclusions. Just remember that new Boids are only aded during the first 50% of evolution — the rest of the time, NFTs will only reveal Boid’s traits. It’s also worth remembering that a small amount of Boids might be a good thing, as it gives you more chance of gaining rare materials.
  6. A greater maximum Boids limit does also have its perks though, as it increases the chances of an NFT transforming into a double shape. More Boids also give you more room and diversity for potential collab patterns. And of course, having 51 Boids in one NFT is the rarest of all possible amounts.
  7. We can’t know for sure which collab patterns will turn out to be the most rare. But, for example, there are no Boids with Nouns patterns at the moment, so we can assume that the more expensive collections’ patterns will be rarer.
  8. One final piece of advice: Don’t sell your LIOM until the collection evolution is complete and you have let your NFT show you what it has to offer, as we’ve tried to spread different rare traits and qualities among the collection equally.

So be patient and enjoy!




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