Warena — Telegram AMA — October 04
On Monday, October 04, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
Minh Doan, Co-Founder — Blockchain Advisor
Sandy Tran, Marketing Manager
Danny, Marketing Specialist
We asked them questions about the development of Warena.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
WARENA is an ingenious combination of the two latest gaming trends: Play-to-Earn and Metaverse. Anyone in the WARENA ecosystem can enjoy countervailing strategy gameplay within our vast super-realistic Metaverse while earning digital income with tokens collected from the gameplay and their contributions to the WARENA ecosystem, which later could be considered converted into NFTs.
The Game Monetization Model is the newest trend in the gaming industry. This is a business model with an open economy concept (no longer offline — but also online). Players can make money — income from the game through forms such as: contributing to the game ecosystem, accumulating resources in the game, buying & selling resources from the game.
The Play-to-earn Business Model game platform allows players to own in-game assets and increase asset value by actively participating in the game. In this way, players are creating value for other players, developers, and themselves.
Besides, the reward for players will be property. These digital assets can be anything: cryptocurrencies, in-game resources encoded into chains on the blockchain. Therefore, you can make money by selling, exchanging, and upgrading items to increase NFT value.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourselves. What did you do before crypto and did you have any other previous venture in crypto?
A — Minh from Warena: Hello everyone, My name is Minh Doan — and I’m currently running Massbit and the Genesis Builders Fund. Before that, I was a co-founder of Harmony ONE. I also spent 5 years at Google (Mountain View, CA) as a tech lead.
Warena was the first incubated project of the Genesis Builders Fund(GB), an investment fund and incubator founded by Minh Doan(cofounder of MassBit Protocol, ex-cofounder of Harmony one, ex-Googler), Chao Ma(ex-CTO of Deeper network, ex-blockchain architect of harmony ONE, ex-Amazoner), And Rongjian Lan (CTO of Harmony ONE, ex-Googler). Warena is the first personalized, and #playtoearn #NFT #metaverse game.
A — Danny from Warena: Hi guys and thanks for the get-to-know opportunity about our project. My name is Danny and I’m a Marketing Specialist at Warena. I have been playing games with direct conflict, resource management, building an economic engine, and area control, especially games with cross-over characters, which is quite exciting when I actually participate in one with the Warena Team. For today, I would love to share my excitement about this project with every single one of you here ^^
A — Sandy from Warena: Hey! My name is Sandy Tran, and I am the Marketing Manager at Warena. Although young, I have a wealth of experience in marketing, tech, and the gaming industry. I’ve already worked for 3 years on High-Tech/ Blockchain projects, and I have a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Finance and a Master of Science in Marketing Analytics. My top 3 favorite games to play are Clash of Clans, Ages of Empires, and Audition.
My career goal is to leverage creativity and art and instigate meaningful lessons & conversations with our community.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Can you give us a brief intro of what the WARENA project is about. Can you tell us what was the inspiration behind it is and what sets it apart from the competition?
A — Danny from Warena: Warena gives you everything you want from an NFT game. It’s a play-to-earn metaverse that allows you to personalize your in-game characters and interact with characters from other universes like Cat Gunner and Axie Infinity in Warena combat games. Warena features thrilling action-survival gameplay where human and zombie teams face off against each other in a zombie apocalypse scenario. Players can choose to inhabit different lands, trade warriors & NFTs, battle against each other, and play in tournaments.
The Warena NFT game will be released in two phases. Phase 1 will take place in Q3 of 2021 and will see the launch of the 2D tower defense game.
It’s a survival, player-vs-environment game that will require players to defend against the oncoming army of zombies. Phase 2 is set to launch in Q2 2022 and will unlock the full force of the Warena metaverse with player-versus-player features.
A — Sandy from Warena: We were inspired by Solo Leveling and Sword Art Online. Another inspiration on Solo Leveling, where you can control your “shadows” and create overwhelming power. An inspiration on Sword Art Online with this would be like transferring characters from SAO to ALfheim Online to Gun Gale Online and Accel World.
Warena’s best-case scenario was also our big vision of creating a united Metaverse in which many different characters can join, inhabit and build their worlds within the Warena Metaverse. We want to build Warena as a long-term community-driven project as we want to develop Warena as a big Metaverse where every player has an equal opportunity to contribute to the future development of the game.
We have been doing many different steps to make sure that the Blockchain game is not only a place for money-seekers but also a universe in which they can enjoy themselves with various activities and engage in the action-thrilling game plot.
Q — Twitter user @godpelpa: You announced two phases of the game, phase 1 is survival and phase 2 metaverse, being developed in 2D and 3D. So, can you explain what are the requirements for users to be able to play both versions? Is it necessary to have high-end devices to enjoy the game and the metaverse?
A — Danny from Warena: Currently the WARENA team is deploying both 2D and 3D versions at the same time. We chose the low poly style to help our community of players easily access our WARENA game.
The 2D version only requires a browser with a stable network quality or a mobile phone that can install the app. It’s easy for everyone to join the game and earn money.
The 3D version needs a better network quality, and we are trying to optimize it so that players can have the best experience. 😊
Q — Telegram user 👽 Crypto Jiren 👽: I copy verbatim from your website. “Within our Metaverse, characters from other Universes can meet, interact and join Warena fights” So, I will literally be able to send my Axie’s to Warena’s metaverse and use their powers for this? Would their powers fit seamlessly into the game?
A — Danny from Warena: Cross-over feature is one of the key features to make Warena not only a game but also a platform in the future, Warena aims to cooperate with many other NFT games to create a lasting metaverse. We are gradually perfecting and optimizing each game that we plan to link. In the early games, we needed balanced support from our partners. Then will create a solid foundation for this issue.
Q — Twitter user @blackrose11221: As far as I know, “Warena” introduced 2 tokens which are: $WARE & $RENA. Can you please explain the purpose of these two tokens? How are they used and what role do they play in the “Warena” platform? Do Warena users need to hold both tokens?
A — Danny from Warena: We get that people still wanna know more about our token. Yes, we do use 2 token mechanisms to operate our system. RENA’s total supply is 100m. WARE will be decided by the number of users who join our game.
$WARE token — the main in-game currency. It will be used for trading, exchanging, and improving one’s warriors including their special qualities.
$RENA token — an ERC-20 governance token for the WARENA Universe. RENA holders will be able to claim rewards if they stake their tokens, play the game, and participate in key governance votes.
To invest, you can view Rena as gold and Ware as real-world oil, both of which have values to invest. Holding depends on how you consider the market situation, which of our tokens is more suitable for you.
Q — Telegram user Kaan Yüksel: Has your project been audited? How about the system, is your project safe from hackers and cheaters?
Security is always the top concern of Warena. In order to protect the project and players, investors, Smart Contract will be closely audited as we mentioned in the previous section. Warena also has a thorough audit plan to prove that the project is well-invested, built by a strong, safe and reputable team.
At the same time, it also minimizes the risk of the project being hacked or errors occurring during operation, affecting the project’s token price.
Q — Telegram user 𝕸𝕰𝕾𝕾𝕴 🌐: Can you list some of your partners with us?
A — Danny from Warena: We have proudly received investment and partnership with Animoca Brands, the company driving digital property rights via NFTs and a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca will act as principal investor and partner for Warena. Much of their portfolio of original games and products utilize popular intellectual properties including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon.
The opportunities for Warena are many, as the team can now leverage the 200 million-plus monthly viewership that Animoca brings to the table, including numerous KOLs in the Hong Kong and Korean markets. You can also check out our partners here Except D2M, NCC, BSC, reBaked, the rest are also our investors.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Did you raise funds so far? If so, how did you handle them? Are you planning to do any future raises?
A — Sandy from Warena: Among those joining the round are Genesis Builders, DAOMaker, Momentum 6, Master Ventures, Animoca, Clovers Ventures, and more. The raise comes less than a week before the official launch of Warena’s native governance token, $RENA.
Warena will use the new funds, as well as those from an earlier $1.25 million raise, to continue the development of its ecosystem, partnering with top-notch game developers and blockchain experts to create a metaverse that engages with their community of gamers, empowering them to generate value for themselves, other players, and the developers.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What sets it apart from the competition?
A — Danny from Warena: Also, our highlights and competitive advantages are:
✨ Innovative combination between Play-to-Earn and Metaverse built cleverly upon an engaging story and plot. (Phase 2)
✨ AI personalization tech allows users to upload their photos and create unique digital avatars.
✨ There is the ability to engage with crossover characters from other universes such as Axie Infinity, Cat Gunner, and My Defi Pet. (Phase 2)
✨ Warena NFTs are created across different blockchains such as BSC, Polygon, Near, and Solana to name a few. (Phase 2) And with the above special features, the support of partners, and upcoming marketing plans, we believe that Warena has enough potential to become a new market trend.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: How far along are you with respect to game development, and what should we expect in the next weeks and months?
A — Danny from Warena: Upcoming Beta Test and The Official Game Launching will be out soon. Stay tuned for new updates on our social media.
You can also check out our Roadmap here.
Q — Telegram user CryptoMinati 🔺: Which one of these aspects is important for you? 1-Increasing Token Price & Value 2-Empowering Platform Development 3-Building Community Trust 4-Expanding Partnership Globally In what order?
A — Danny from Warena: To create a development and long-term community, Warena must meet all four criteria mentioned above. If we had to order, we would have 3–2–4–1. Community is a must, based on the ever-growing Warena community and all aspects, especially technology. On that platform, we will easily expand partnerships globally. After all of the above, Token Price & Value will be increased naturally, creating a source of income for everyone in the community.
Thanks for joining us today guys. Anything else you’d like to say? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley from GAINS
Currently, we have the following local channels to best serve you guys should you have any questions. And of course, the number will not just stop there. 🙏 THANK YOU so much for all your love and support! Looking forward to our exciting journey ahead! Join the WARENA community, especially on Twitter and Telegram platform. Also, join our Telegram ANN. — Danny from Warena