BlockTalks x Animalia AMA Transcript!

We recently hosted an AMA with Animalia, on December 29th at 2 PM UTC. Many of you might have participated or many of not. But we make sure no one missed out from the knowledge shared by Eddy, Co-CEO at Animalia So here we are up with the AMA transcript, for those who missed the live session, this blog post will be a saver & feeder of knowledge for them.

Introduction Questions Asked By Team BlockTalks!

Q1. Could you please introduce Animalia to our community in layman’s term?

Ans — Animalia is an independent free-to-play online NFT trading card game featuring crypto-inspired meme creatures and gemstones. The game will serve as an introduction of blockchain technology to the world. Players collect rare cards, create their own unique NFTs, build a custom deck, battle with players and sell cards to other collectors. By anchoring in-game assets with BSC-backed digital economies, the users can claim complete ownership of unique collectibles.

Our mission is to enable blockchain access to millions of people around the world. A free-to-play model will open up the opportunity for everyone to join the game. This will indirectly introduce players to blockchain in a fun and educational way. We would like to target a wide variety of audience, ranging from free-to-play to pay-to-play, as well as casual to competitive playstyle.

On top of that, Animalia’s inspiration comes from some of the most referenced crypto meme critters, including the bear, bull, doge, ape and whale. We also closely integrate several crypto terminologies throughout the gameplay for an immersive and educational experience, so the new players that are not exposed to the crypto world will be able to learn about it!

Q2. What are the advantages of Animalia to the other alternatives in the Blockchain field?

Ans — As a gamer ourselves, we understand the importance of gaming experience and we take this seriously in the development of Animalia. To us, NFT is all about artwork and when you combine it with a game, the priority should be aesthetic + gaming, and this became our primary direction in the development of Animalia. Every piece of NFT artwork in Animalia was meticulously crafted by our remarkable in-house artistic team. All art pieces go through a rigorous process and are fine-tuned to ensure the highest level of artisanship. Please refer to our NFT card making video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXirEJborkU& to learn more about the process of artwork development.

We put a lot of emphasis in refining the storyline to improve the gaming experience. We believe that the players will be able to immerse themselves in the game through a good storyline and relate with the current trend of meme-cultures. Enzo “Warma” Floch is a top-ranked Hearthstone player and the latest key addition to our advisory board. You can find him here https://liquipedia.net/hearthstone/Warma Hearthstone presents many parallels to Animalia, as it too is a digital collectible card game built upon the lore of mystic PVP battle games. Warma’s experience in the field of gaming is a huge asset and his insights will give us a firsthand look from a player’s perspective on how to improve our overall gameplay to ensure it is equitable and enjoyable for all Animalia players. and we believe this further increased our advantage as NFT TCG compared to the one existing in space.

Q3. What are the major milestones Animalia achieved so far & what are in the future pipeline?

Ans — Our mission is to enable blockchain access to millions of people from around the world into the play-to-earn revolution in a fun and educational manner. Designed for the diverse gaming community, the game will be easily accessed from regular platforms. As discussed in the previous section, we believe that this will attract players to join the game.

From the marketing point of view, we have secured many Backers, Partners and KOL’s. We have aligned our marketing strategy with each and everyone of them and are confident that we will build an organic community and bring in mass adoption.

We are currently on track to reach our roadmap milestones however the plans might be revisited based on the current market conditions — we will keep an eye on it. There will be some major milestones along the way such as Demo release, Close beta release and of course the official launch of the game. Please take a look at our roadmap here: https://animalia.games/#RoadMap

We are also on track

Questions Asked on Twitter For Animalia Team!

Q1. I read that Critters can be summoned by the titans, as well as commanded to attack their opponent’s critters. Can you tell us how the species of critters are developed? Also will community be allowed to determine the types of Animals to be introduced through a governance model?

Ans — first of all to briefly introduce about critters.

Critters can be summoned by the titans, as well as commanded to attack their opponent’s critters. The species of critters are developed based on the cryptocurrency-inspired memes. As part of the road map, the game plans to allow community participation to determine types of Animals to be introduced into the Animalia Kingdom through a governance model.

And we will have 6 tier rarity system which consists of Free, Common, Rare, Epic, Legendary and Arcana.

Critters will be classified within this 6 tiers

and on top of that, we will group them in 6 types of habitats

Animalia plans to introduce a governance voting system into the game platform that will allow players holding staked $ANIM tokens to vote for or against different proposed changes to the game. Each staked $ANIM token will be worth one vote, so the more $ANIM tokens a player has staked, the more they will be able to influence the results of the votes. A new page will be added to the Animalia website that will provide a user-friendly interface for viewing, creating, and voting on governance proposals. One of them would be the Animalia workshop which will act as a platform to allow creation of unique customizable skins, templates, and items for inclusion in the Animalia Kingdom. Artists will be able to create and submit their own unique cosmetic NFT assets, which will be curated by the Animalia team, and then reviewed and approved by the community through the governance model. Additionally, players can submit proposals for governance changes that have not been incorporated into the governance system. If they are approved with a substantial stake of $ANIM, the Animalia team will consider implementing the requested changes. Some examples that may be included into the governance system over time are:

-Tournament schedule, settings, and prizes

-Game re-balance updates

-PVE and PVP leaderboard rewards

-Introduction of new Critters and skins

Q2. Just hours ago you at Animalia announced that you are establishing a partnership with Apollo X and I would like to know: exactly how this will impact the development of your business and especially your NFTs? What will we see at Animalia thanks to this in the short term?

Ans — Apollo-X will be hosting our INO for our NFTitans founder edition .

you can view more details about our NFtitans here below

We are also partners which master ventures

hence a partnership is formed with paid network . Where we will be hosting both our IDO and INO with them

Q3. Exploring your roadmap I realized you made the design because of the moon phases, we are wrapping up this year, my question is. “New Moon”, which is the fourth quarter of 2021, was it completely ready? Could Animalia achieve its goals for this quarter of the year?

Ans — We decided to push our IDO to Jan 2022 due to the market conditions

so to basically answer your question , everything is on track for our New Moon phase of the road map

Please take a look at our roadmap here: https://animalia.games/#RoadMap for more information

Q4. How much is the minimum investment to play in Animalia ? I understand that access will be free but will it be necessary to customize the deck to participate in a game? How much will be the % of profit per game?

Ans — The game is free-to-play and we plan to release 120 free cards for free account holders. It will all be available as an in-game item, where any players who play our game would have access to these starting cards to build their deck. Moving on to Common, Rare and Epic tiers, it would be available as NFTs in our card packs and the % will vary.

Whereas for Legendary and Arcana, you could purchase this from the seasonal release and it will have a fixed amount mintable supply. Users can only play 1 Legendary category card in their deck and also only one Arcana card is allowed in their deck. This would balance up the gameplay system to be more fair.

The game mechanism will focus more on players skills, this will bring out the competitive side of the gameplay itself.

interms of profit wise it will be depending on several points such as trading activities, obtaining our play to earn currency and of course holding our NFtitans to yeild passive income such as seasonal card pack airdrop + token airdrop.

Q5. I read and find out that there is a feature of crafting NFTs, so if someone crafts its NFT, how the worth of NFT will be decided? and also how the performance will get better of that NFT in-game?

Ans —Phylum $PHL is an in-game uncapped utility token that players can earn where it will be integrated into the Animalia game as a play-to-earn currency. The purpose of $PHL is to enhance the Play to Earn loop by bonding and crafting new NFTs, and making in-game purchases.

The Crafting features in Animalia allow players to craft their current NFTs cards to upgrade it into a higher tier that can be used in-game or traded on the marketplace. At a basic level, players can combine their existing critters NFTs and a portion of $PHL together to upgrade and get a random higher tier critter card. This is called “crafting”. The “crafting” feature will result in the selected critters and $PHL tokens to be burned. In the future, we plan on introducing further upgrades to this process. A combination of $PHL tokens and NFT’s assets will be required whenever a user uses the Craft feature. Please keep in mind that, all these details including the amount of $PHL needed and quantity of NFT’s required may be changed depending on our $PHL ecosystem.

the main pricing of the NFT i would say is def. depending on its tier

so they highter tier that you manage to craft your NFTs to, the more it will be worth.

Questions Asked by our BlockTalks Community Members during live Session to Animalia Team!!

Q1. Can you share with us the official video trailer of Animalia?

Ans — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQFVFcFffc

Q2. What are the ways player can earn on your ecosystem How do we play-to-earn If a player wins a game what Rewards does he gets. ?

Ans — Phylum $PHL is an in-game uncapped utility token that players can earn where it will be integrated into the Animalia game as a play-to-earn currency. The purpose of $PHL is to enhance the Play to Earn loop by bonding and crafting new NFTs, and making in-game purchases. $PHL will also be distributed as a reward through PVE, unranked PVP and ranked PVP. $PHL tokens will initially be added to the various reward pools at a fixed rate per month and will decrease uniformly across all reward pools, meaning that after one year the monthly contribution rate to the reward pools will drop over time. Please keep in mind that once released, all these details including the amount of $PHL added to the reward pools each month and how the rewards are distributed may be changed.

We aim to attract a large group of active players to participate in the Animalia play-to-earn ecosystem. A fixed amount of $PHL tokens will be allocated to a variety of Play to Earn campaigns such as:

-Seasonal PVP rewards

-Daily Quest rewards

-PVE Quest rewards

-PVP Daily rewards

  • Tournaments

Q3. How will Value & demand for the $ANIM token be increased over time? Have You planned something for this?

Ans — The main purpose of the $ANIM token is to serve as a trading currency that players can spend whenever they want to purchase new assets from the Animalia Marketplace. It is also a DAO governance token which will be integrated to provide increasing levels of decision-making ability and for Staking purposes to enjoy rewards.

Purchasing Items with $Anim

Animalia Marketplace is the first point of contact when new NFTs are released. Users will be able to choose whether they want to spend $ANIM or $BNB as a trading currency on the marketplace to trade these NFTs. Animalia would also introduce a luck-based card pack function with randomized algorithms to generate collectible rare items. To purchase higher tier card packs, users would have to hold a certain amount of $ANIM tokens as a prerequisite and would require them to purchase using only $ANIM tokens. For all card packs purchases that involve using $ANIM tokens, a portion of the transaction will go to our ecosystem pool for staking rewards and a portion of the transaction will be burned as a deflationary ecosystem. This function not only ties $ANIM to the heart of the economy, but also ensures $ANIM moves sustainably through it.

$Anim Staking Rewards

$ANIM tokens will need to be staked in order to earn staking rewards, participate in governance, or take advantage of special bonuses available to $ANIM holders. All users who qualify as active stakers will receive stake rewards. Tokens may be held and staked in a BSC wallet address. Tokens staked can participate in governance votes related to the game and also to earn rewards from the $ANIM Staking Rewards pool.

DAO Governance & Voting

Animalia plans to introduce a governance voting system into the game platform that will allow players holding staked $ANIM tokens to vote for or against different proposed changes to the game. Each staked $ANIM token will be worth one vote, so the more $ANIM tokens a player has staked, the more they will be able to influence the results of the votes. A new page will be added to the Animalia website that will provide a user-friendly interface for viewing, creating, and voting on governance proposals. One of them would be the Animalia workshop which will act as a platform to allow creation of unique customizable skins, templates, and items for inclusion in the Animalia Kingdom. Artists will be able to create and submit their own unique cosmetic NFT assets, which will be curated by the Animalia team, and then reviewed and approved by the community through the governance model. Additionally, players can submit proposals for governance changes that have not been incorporated into the governance system. If they are approved with a substantial stake of $ANIM, the Animalia team will consider implementing the requested changes. Some examples that may be included into the governance system over time are:

Q4. PLEASE TELL US SOME THAT FROM WHERE DID YOU STARTED YOUR JOURNEY ? WHERE DID YOU GET IDEA AND MOTIVATION TO START THIS GAME ? HOW DO YOU ATTRACT THE PEOPLE TOWARDS IT?

Ans — The inspiration came from the hype of dog runs by doge and shiba inu during april/may this year. We were actively trading the bull market and noticed that there were numerous dog coins coming out and as you guys were saying there were also many scams and rugpulls associated with these dog coins. Then more other animals start to pop out including Mark Zuckerberg’s Max Goat. At that time we were overwhelmed by this meme-hype and were asking ourselves how we can capitalize on these. I myself am extremely interested in NFTs and coupled with Eddy/Joe/Omega, the idea of Animalia surfaced.

When we first thought about the concept of Animalia, one of our primary considerations was the artistic direction as an NFT gaming. With the proper artistic direction, we knew we could specify the format of the components to create and transform the gaming experience as a whole. In terms of the game content itself, as discussed Animalia’s inspiration comes from some of the most referenced crypto meme critters, including the bear, bull, doge, ape and whale. We also closely integrate several financial terminologies throughout the gameplay for an immersive and educational experience.

We also expand this idea further into:

- lore (bull vs bear factions)

- tokenomics (total token supply 87million to signify number of species in this world)

  • phylum (our in-game secondary token used to balance ingame ecosystem — phylum is a level of classification or taxonomic rank below Animalia kingdom in the world of biology)

Q5. Critics like to argue that traditional games are fine the way they are, and that NFTs don’t always add enough value to a game, how does your project highlight the value of NFT’s and incentivize non-crypto players to adopt the game?

Ans — The game is free-to-play and we plan to release 120 free cards for free account holders. It will all be available as an in-game item, where any players who play our game would have access to these starting cards to build their deck. Moving on to Common, Rare and Epic tiers, it would be available as NFTs in our card packs and the % will vary.

Whereas for Legendary and Arcana, you could purchase this from the seasonal release and it will have a fixed amount mintable supply. Users can only play 1 Legendary category card in their deck and also only one Arcana card is allowed in their deck. This would balance up the gameplay system to be more fair.

The game mechanism will focus more on players skills, this will bring out the competitive side of the gameplay itself.

In the Animalia Kingdom, the world is divided into two factions, each owned by a Titan — the fearsome Bull and the mighty Bear. Each player is represented by their chosen ‘Titan’, which determines the special cards and unique power available to them. The objective of the game is to reduce the opponent’s health point to zero before they can do so to you. Titans can be classified into different “species”, each with its own unique abilities and powers.

Different species of Titans would be introduced and released as the development progresses. As a start, we are releasing our first 2 Founders Edition NFT Titans which would be Ursa and Toro. The INO will consist of NFT titans — more details can be found here: https://animalia.games/nftdeck.pdf

There is only a limited amount of Ursa and Toro — at 2,172. Only this amount will ever be minted. We INO-ed 250 NFTitans on Trustpad (sold out in 30min+),NFTpad (sold out) and Safelaunch (sold out). And we are honoured to partner with Gamestation for our INO which will be up on tomorrow.

Here are some important links of Animalia 👇🏻

⦿ Website ⦿ Twitter ⦿ Telegram ⦿ Medium

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