Little Italy Hosts Feast of San Gennaro

Following up the wildly popular bi-coastal Little Italy community event put on by Uplander TDavis, he is at it again with another Little Italy event.  It's clear why he is the unofficial mayor of Little Italy.  There is obviously a love of the neighborhood that nobody can deny.TDavis was gracious enough to talk with me again about his upcoming event and I got all the details.  This event is focused on the NY crowd and will be for anyone that is a fan of Little Italy.  Taking the metaverse message to heart he is hosting the Feast of San Gennaro, and just like the real life feast he is including the whole neighborhood with a big focus on Mulberry St.  So if you are in NY, get yourself down to Mulberry and get in on the festival.  If you are out of town but are a huge NFT lover, you are going to have to make the tough decision if you are going to make the flight over to pick one up.  Maybe you were going to head to NY soon to do a little shopping anyway and this is just the excuse yo…

Upland Uncovered Embraces the Metaverse

For Upland Uncovered one of the most exciting things about Upland has been it's intention to blur the lines between the real world and the Upland Metaverse.  Upland wants to create a place where you don't have to exist in one world or another, but where the line between the two become almost indistinguishable.  This presents an exciting opportunity for connection with community through a variety of mediums.  You can connect in the Metaverse, on Discord, on Telegram, through Twitter, Youtube, Hyprr and any other medium that is available.Upland Uncovered has decided to embrace the idea of the metaverse.  Exist and produce work within both the Upland Metaverse and the real world.  The first step to doing this is to pick a location for our offices in Upland.  We are proud to have selected 821 Fillmore Street in Alamo Square for our home office.In addition to having an office location in Upland, we want to engage and support the community in which we will be working each day.  We w…

Little Italy Giveaway

Hey all you Uplanders, another week and another great community event.  I got the chance to sit down with TDavis and talk about his event which will be a first of it's kind.  A bi-coastal give away that you can participate in from either SF or NYC. Keep reading below to hear all the details.
Attenzione, Uplanders!
To celebrate the opening of NYC in Upland, and to commemorate this important date in New York history, I will be releasing the first of my Little Italy series NFTs today, Friday, September 11th, 2020. In the spirit of kindness and unity, the "Welcome to Little Italy" gold series NFTs will be gifted to a few lucky recipients via raffle. This is the first NFT of the series and my debut artwork for both the UplandFanArt (UFA) label, and NFTs in general. Each NFT is also backed with 100 WAXP to give it some added intrinsic value.  If NFTs aren't your thing (you're fugazi, getouddahere), I will also be awarding one lucky recipient with the opportunity to join t…

Blockchain Heroes + GPK Giveaway

Upland Uncovered is running a giveaway and competition for all categories of Uplanders.  This giveaway is designed to engage as many users as possible, even if you are not yet an Uplander you can join Upland with this link.  In addition to getting a 50% bonus on your first UPX purchase, upon becoming an Uplander you will be eligible to take part in the giveaway, and win, a large collection of prizes including GPK, Blockchain Heroes, Upland property and UPX. All new players that specifically join with this link and reach Uplander status by the end of the competition automatically win joining bonuses.  Not only the 50% UPX purchase bonus, but also NFT giveaways exclusive to new players.  You will also be eligible for all other prizes if you choose to compete.There are also tons of prizes for Uplanders of all level, with exclusive, Uplander, Pro and Director categories.  There is also a free for all category in which anyone can compete.  As each category graduates higher, anyone that was…

Neighborhood Spotlight - Alamo Square

The inaugural neighborhood in my new series "Neighborhood Spotlight" is none other than the much sought after Alamo Square.  One of the premier Upland neighborhoods Alamo Square has a lot going for it.  I went on the search to find someone passionate about this neighborhood and was lucky enough to get a chance to talk with Choyna about his love affair with the square.  This is what he had to say.So Choyna, that's an interesting name for your block explorer, how did it come about?  I wish I had a really fun or interesting story. But I was just perusing the ecryptionary one day a couple of years ago and came across the word 'choyna' which is an imitation of Donald Trump saying “China". I couldn't get it out of my head so I created an icon for it based on a parody of the Obama logo, it kinda stuck.Wow, that's interesting, I didn't see that coming!  So how did you come to be so enamored with Alamo Square, was it just something in game or is there a b…

Business Spotlight - Upland Property Trading Limited

I am excited to announce the launch of the premier choice in the Upland Real Estate market.  Join me in welcoming Upland Property Trading Limited (UPT Ltd.) to the Upland real estate market.  I was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Flow09 and talk about his plans for UPT.  He had a lot to say about the newest and most exciting development in digital property trading and I am sure you are just as excited to hear about it as I am to tell you.  So let's get into it and see why UPT is your first choice in Upland Realty.So what are the plans for UPT, will you be operating just in San Francisco or will you be working out of NY as well?Of course I will operate in SF and NY.That's great, will you be heading to NY soon?Will try to be there when the first bubble opens.That's really exciting, so you will be a conduit for people to get exposure to NY without having to fly out.  That's great.  Do you know how you are going to handle fees?I won't have a fixed fee str…

The Free Path to Uplander Status

I wanted to lay out a roadmap for new players on how to get into the game for free. Upland is very much a game where you can choose your own path, there is no one right way to play Upland.  For some people they will be more than happy to just have a property or two and participate in community events.  As the NFT integration improves that might be all you need to enjoy all the features.  Others will want much more than that, and that's cool too. There are however some good tips for starting out on the right foot regardless of your intended path.This is an article for free play, but I will say this very briefly. If you are looking to spend money on the game the best option is to find a referral link, like this one, and use it to get your 50% bonus on your first UPX purchase. A few tips, sign up on the web, and use the web interface to buy it's a little cheaper and you have many more buy in options. Also you only get one shot at the bonus, so if you are going to use it be sure a…

Navigating Neighborhoods and Collections in Upland

One of the most often missed details from players new to Upland is how neighborhoods and collections work in Upland.  The basics are straightforward enough, you put properties in collections to get increased income.  But how many Uplanders have bought a property thinking it was in a collection and being shocked to find out they screwed up, mistook a neighborhood boundary or didn't understand what does or doesn't count towards a collection.  If you ask a veteran Uplander and they say they never made that mistake, they are either a god among men, or have a tenuous relationship with the truth.So, how do you as a newer Uplander avoid this terrible fate?  Well, you use the tools available to you both in the game and outside of it.  I assume you have already read the in-game tutorials.  It would also help if you head over to the Upland 101 on or maybe listened to the Upland Property Experts podcast?  If you haven't checked these out, they are worth it.  There is also…

Daiquiri 2 Update, Development Begins and so much more

Today Upland rolled out a big update.  They have put in place the Daiquiri 2 update.  This update has a number of back end work that will enable all the described features to come out.  What it also does is add a few other unexpected fun things, including the beginning of construction of City Hall.  As in the real world, construction will happen over time, so for now only the the frame is visible. (Click here for tweet)
This is very exciting as it shows the next major evolution in the game is ready to roll out.  So what does all this mean?  Well lets take each point really quickly.Prep for NYC opening, Air Travel, and "Heist"This is a pretty big deal an encompasses a number of things.  The NYC opening is more than just NYC.  It will formalize and deploy the mechanics for air travel.  It will set up "the heist" the winners of which will win the first flights in Upland and be given the opportunity to have the genesis mint in NYC (aside from the airports which are neede…

Upland - Was it hacked?

The short answer is NO, absolutely it was not.  An individual used emails and passwords found on the internet and used a brute force attack to log into peoples accounts that have used the same emails and passwords for multiple online services.  Though none of Uplands servers were compromised the event has given the Upland team an opportunity to evaluate ways they can help protect users who may re-use passwords.  Please see the announcement made on the Upland Official Discord Server today.Compromised accounts via scripted access using publicly available account database , Jul 21st 2020What happened:
On July 21st, an Upland player has committed a malicious abuse of Upland’s authentication API. This method involved taking publicly available combinations of emails and passwords from accounts (outside of Upland) who have been compromised in the past and trying to log into Upland with those combinations. Out of millions of attempts made, the perpetrator seems to have gained access to about 2…