"@yugalabs wrote a terrible smart contract"

This is the popular opinion tonight.

Here are 5 facts no one is talking about ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿ‘‡
1) OtherDeeds was a Non-Sequential mint

Apes & Mutants receive Land token ids 15k -> 45k as a free claim over next 21 days.

The public minted token ids 45k -> 100k.

Giving Apes & Mutants the lower token ids would be impossible using ERC721A.
2) 200K supply of NFTs

Do you need to know who owns what token ids on chain?

If Yes, ERC721Enumerable is the only solution for a collection of this size.

Which sucks because it uses a lot of gas.
3) Selling NFTs in @ApeCoin

This requires more gas than selling in ETH.

1. User must pay to approve spending $APE
2. Spending the $APE is an extra 20k units of gas
4) Extra Gas for # of Mints Tracking

ERC721A showed us that tracking the number of mints can be packed into the user's balance data.

No extra gas needed.

Instead, @yugalabs opted for users to pay another 20K units of gas. Why not right?
5) No Batch Minting

Calling _safeMint over and over to batch mint is inefficient.

This updates the user's balance once per NFT minted (20k gas cost). [left image]

Instead, update the user's balance once for the entire batch. [right image]
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