WonderHero — Telegram AMA — October 08
On Friday, October 08, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
Ethan Ng, CEO and Co-Founder
We asked him questions about the development of WonderHero.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
WonderHero is a blockchain NFT (non-fungible token) play to earn mobile game. The game is a turn-based MMORPG for iOS and Android platform where players collect Heroes, enter RPG combat and play to earn tokens in a fantasy world. It is a multi-chain project on ERC20 and BSC that utilizes Polygon to ensure players get the best gaming experience with super low gas fees and faster transaction speed. IN-GAME transactions are almost instant and free!
WND is the Governance Token required to purchase heroes, weapons, equipment, items etc, and is the main Play To Earn income and the farm output will gradually increase as you level up in your gameplay.
WonderHero rewards the players for every bit of effort and the hours invested in the game, by letting players digitally own NFT assets, such as game characters, equipment, and more. Players can earn these NFT assets by simply winning battles in WonderHero’s PvE mode (story campaign) or PvP mode. (player versus player).
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourself. What did you do before crypto and did you have any other previous venture in crypto?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: Hi, I’m Ethan, Co-Founder, and CEO of WonderHero. I cover all key decisions from the product, marketing to strategy and leading the company through its vision. Previously I was the Southeast Asia CEO for BiKi.com, a Top 20 Crypto exchange with a daily volume of 50M.
Prior to Biki, I was also the Marketing Lead for Huobi Global, a Top 3 Crypto exchange, and covered positions as Digital Marketing for a bank in Singapore along with 7 years of marketing experience in the startup space.
WonderHero was founded from a spark of luck, when I was a teenager, I was a game addict and became really good at games in a short amount of time, I was told to stop due to my mum nagging at me saying “You better quit games or risk being a loser for the rest of your life”.
I believe a lot of folks can relate to this. So when my co-founder approached me for this project to lead as the CEO, after playing the alpha game for 3.5 hours, I knew this was it. Since then I have set forth the mission to fulfill the dream that I couldn’t fulfill as a teenager for many others out there, only this time, they have an opportunity to play to earn.
WonderHero’s mission is to let players from all walks of life participate, people who are not good at playing games can participate as “sponsors” and players who are passionate about playing the game can participate as scholars.
Covid is a testing and difficult time for all of us, this is our part to help society with this new GameFi open economy. It’s an honor to be invited to Gains AMA and I have so much to share with you guys.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Let’s learn about WonderHero now. It is one of the most hyped projects in crypto now. We are eager to learn more about it and how it beats the competition in the Gamefi sector
A — Ethan from WonderHero: WonderHero is a Play-to-Earn mobile RPG for iOS/Android with gorgeous visuals where players enter turn-based combat, earn NFTs, and trade them on a peer-to-peer marketplace. Check out this video.
It is a multi-chain project on ERC20 and BSC that utilizes Polygon to ensure players get the best gaming experience with super low gas fees and faster transaction speed. IN-GAME transactions are almost instant and free!
Here are the Key Features of the project:
- Anime themed Play To Earn Game (who loves Anime? I know I do)
- 100+ Hero Variations that grant unique abilities
- Over 400+ NFT equipment; Endless strategies based on a combination of heroes, equipment, and tactical choices.
- Collect rare NFTs, sell and earn on WonderHero marketplace.
- PvP & PvE Modes — compete against others or play solo to earn WND tokens.
WonderHero rewards the players for every bit of effort and the hours invested in the game, by letting our players digitally own NFT assets, such as game characters, equipment, and more. Players can earn these NFT assets by simply winning battles in WonderHero’s PvE mode (story campaign) or PvP mode. (player versus player)
To bring it up a notch, besides play to earn, WonderHero also offers other income-earning streams for gamers, such as selling NFT assets on an open marketplace, mining rewards, and our Yield System.
WonderHero is led by a stellar team with leadership experience operating in a Top 20 crypto exchange and over 10 years of combined experience in gaming.
To date, the project has raised 1,650,000 USDT with Polkastarter and Morningstar Ventures as Incubators & Strategic Investors along with ecosystem partners such as Polygon, X21, Ice Tea Labs.
Because the network fee for ETH is high, each transaction fee is costly and does not make sense for gamers at all. Imagine buying an NFT and the transaction fee costs 30–50% of it, it makes the whole experience undesirable and discourages gamers who are just starting out. And that is not our goal, we want to be inclusive and make it easy for more gamers and those who may not be crypto savvy yet to benefit in the Play to Earn ecosystem.
Q — Twitter user @AugustineTGH: This game has the potential to be the next final fantasy tactic and beyond. I’d like to ask if there will be updates like (enabling terrain to affect combat) and etc.
A — Ethan from WonderHero: Yes, terrains and obstacles are all part of the game battles. There are additional options that will be dropped occasionally which effectively turns the tide. it will become a test of wits. Also, when you battle boss monsters, if you manage to “break the boss parts” during the battle, you have a good chance to get NFT drops!
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Do you have to win to get the NFT drops? Or you can still lose and get an NFT drop if you managed to break off a key piece of the boss?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: Oh yes, after the round, you will be rated for example “ VICTORY! 3 out of 5 stars”, you will be able to see the NFT drops you received, of course with 5 out of 5 stars, you will get even more and better NFTS.
If you break a key piece of the boss and if you actually win the round, you have a good chance to get the NFT!
Q — Twitter user @ptcongbk: In your game, which part is focused more: PLAY or EARN? How will you keep players for a long time as well as attract more users?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: the focus in WonderHero is PLAY of course. If you play well, you EARN. If the game is only focused on earning, we would have launched the game early on, but my team and I have to deliver the best gaming experience so that everyone can enjoy playing the game and earning at the same time. I hope this makes sense.
We will be launching lots and lots of seasonal campaigns to engage players to get rare skin NFTs and so much more. On top of that, we will launch a weekly ranking system, so for every category, you can see your ranking against the rest of the same category players, if you get top 3 in the week, you get featured in WodnerHero social media and you get lots of WND rewards, and of course, you get GLORY. haha
Q — Telegram user Godpelpa: Something I could see from the game is that they have a story mode which I have not seen in other blockchain games so could you explain to me if this story mode will be released completely or it will be fragmented in chapters? What kind of missions can be found in the story mode?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: The full story mode will be released, however, we will release more extensions later on as the game progresses. The missions will be around defeating other heroes (you get to understand the back story or origin story of the characters), you get to discover there is a shadow organization lurking around.
I don’t think there is a conversation here about survival, I did not start a project to survive. our mission is to create sustainable incomes for many in need. but mainly, we will be thriving because of our Yield System, it is a safe environment for sponsors and scholars to participate in a safe environment where their custodies are safe with them. In such a safe environment, we will attract lots of guilds and thus lots of players. By the way, we already have 5 guilds onboarded before the game is launched, there are many more approaching us.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What is the role of the tokens in the WonderHero ecosystem and how can we get our hands on them?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: The team spent a long time formulating the WND ecosystem and its sustainability. Check out our tokenomics here.
The native utility token of WonderHero is $WND. This is the governance token that is required for purchases and upgrades of the NFT heroes, weapons, equipment, and items. Players can buy and sell NFTs on the WonderHero marketplace or stake their valuable NFTs to earn $WND rewards on a weekly basis. There will be more utility added on for WND as the game develops further. TGE will happen on the same day as the IDO.
Q — Twitter user @Dagaron1231: At this moment, which one is the most necessary for your project: 1. Investors 2. Community 3. Market/Exchange and why?
A — Ethan from WonderHero: At this moment, we have already secured private investors and aligned on long-term strategic partnerships. so at the moment, our focus is building up our community because this game is built with a mission to deliver a game that satisfies with gaming experience while giving a sustainable income to “sponsors” and “scholars” from all walks of life.
Q — Telegram user Killua: How does Wonder Hero plan to bring gamers as well as non-gamers to invest in the project? I heard something regarding sponsors and scholars, can you explain that further so that non-gamers like me, also get a chance to invest in Wonderhero.
A — Ethan from WonderHero: For non-gamers like you, you can participate to be a big part of the ecosystem, you can become a sponsor with NFT assets and scholars will propose to you to play the game for you, so that they can play to earn and you guys split the income.
With more tokens, you can stake to get higher APY and you get to become part of the DAO to call the shots on the direction of the game as well as usage of the funds. =)
Ethan, thanks for coming into our community, and answering our questions in detail. Anything else you’d like to say? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley Commodore-Mensah from GAINS
You can also follow us on our official channels here: Website | Telegram | Medium | Twitter | Telegram ANN | Facebook. Our WonderCaptains are there 24/7 to answer all your questions. — Ethan Ng from WonderHero